70+ Famous People w/ ISFJ Personality Type
by Lisa Sparrow
Let’s play a game: name three personality traits commonly found among celebrities.
Chances are, you didn’t mention “humility,” “shyness,” or “helpfulness.” After all, these personality traits, which are commonly used to describe the ISFJ personality type, don’t seem very useful when it comes to stardom.
Although most of us tend to imagine celebrities as confident, bold, and talkative people, not all famous people share these traits. And, contrary to popular belief, introverted individuals are just as capable of climbing the ladder of fame as extroverts.
So, if you’re interested to learn about ISFJs in the celebrity world, keep reading!
In this article, we’ll share an extensive list ofISFJ famous people and celebrities from different fields and find out what helps Defenders achieve worldwide fame and success.
34 Celebrities with ISFJ Personality Type
Curious to discover which celebrities are ISFJs? Let’s dive right in!
15 Famous ISFJ Actors
It’s no secret that acting isn’t a popular career choice for ISFJs. After all, these shy and humble personalities usually feel more comfortable staying behind the scenes than taking the spotlight. As introverts, they don’t like drawing attention to themselves and often struggle with stage fright. Nonetheless, this doesn’t mean that they can’t become great actors.
In truth, people with the ISFJ personality type can embody different roles without breaking a sweat. Being sensitive and sympathetic, they can easily step into other people’s shoes and identify with their feelings. Thanks to this gift, they often deliver moving performances that earn them industry awards.
Here are some famous ISFJ actors you might know:
- Anthony Hopkins: Mussolini and I (1985), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), King Lear (2018)
- Catherine Deneuve: Belle de Jour (1967), My Favourite Season (1993), Dancer in the Dark (2000)
- Elizabeth Olsen: Oldboy (2013), WandaVision (2021), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
- Halle Berry: Catwoman (2004), Kidnap (2017), Moonfall (2022)
- Henry Cavill: Man of Steel (2013), Enola Holmes (2020), Black Adam (2022)
- Hilary Duff: The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003), A Cinderella Story (2004), The Perfect Man (2005)
- Katie Holmes: First Daughter (2004), Batman Begins (2005), Alone Together (2022)
- Kirsten Dunst: Jumanji (1995), Melancholia (2011), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
- Leighton Meester: Gossip Girl (2007-2012), That’s My Boy (2012), The Weekend Away (2022)
- Lili Reinhart: Riverdale (2017-2023), Chemical Hearts (2020), Look Both Ways (2022)
- Naomi Watts: Mulholland Driven (2001), The Impossible (2012), Gypsy (2017)
- Phillipa Soo: Hamilton (2020), Over the Moon (2020), Dopesick (2021)
- Renée Zellweger: Jerry Maguire (1996), Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Chicago (2002)
- Rose Byrne: Insidious (2010), Bridesmaids (2011), Neighbors (2014)
- Sadie Sink: Stranger Things (2016-), The Whale (2022), Dear Zoe (2022)
12 Famous ISFJ Music Performers
Although Defenders typically shy away from the entertainment industry, ISFJ singers and musicians tend to gather thousands of fans in concert halls, and it’s not without good reason.
As extraverted feeling (Fe) users, Defenders have a strong need to please people and make sure that everyone’s having a good time. Because of this, ISFJ music performers often engage with the audience in between songs, despite their shyness.
Most importantly, thanks to their strong work ethic, ISFJs spare no effort to fine-tune their songs, performances, and skills. Their hard work certainly pays off—while not many Defenders made it onto the Rolling Stone list of the 200 greatest singers of all time, Beyoncé and Aretha Franklin did ISFJ vocalists justice by taking the #8 and #1 spots, respectively!
Besides Queen Bey and the Queen of Soul, the list of famous ISFJ people in the music industry includes:
- Brian May, English astrophysicist, guitarist, and co-founder of the rock band Queen
- Ed Sheeran, English singer and songwriter
- Ellie Goulding, English singer and songwriter
- Karen Carpenter, American singer, drummer, and vocalist of the band Carpenters who was known for her vocal abilities
- Liam Payne, English singer and former member of the pop band One Direction
- Patrick Stump, American singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Fall Out Boy
- Phil Collins, English drummer, singer, songwriter, producer, and former member of the rock band Genesis
- Sam Smith, English singer-songwriter
- Selena Gomez, American singer and actress
- Shawn Mendes, Canadian singer and songwriter
7 ISFJ Kpop Celebrities
Are you a fan of Korean pop? If so, you’re in luck—there are quite a few famous ISFJs among Kpop idols!
People with the ISFJ personality type undoubtedly have the diligence, patience, and devotion needed to succeed in the world of Kpop. Becoming a Kpop idol is quite a lengthy process that involves many steps and requirements, but Defenders aspiring to become Korean pop stars are usually more than happy to follow these rules and work their way up to the top.
So, here are some ISFJ Kpop celebrities you’re probably familiar with:
- Jaemin, member of NTC
- Seungmin, member of Stray Kids
- Chaeryeong, member of ITZY
- Soobin, member of TXT
- Taeyeon, member of Girls’ Generation
- Yeji, member of ITZY
- Jeongyeon, member of TWICE
6 Famous ISFJ Political Figures & World Leaders
Since ISFJs are reserved and warm-hearted, many people undermine their leadership abilities. However, we shouldn’t forget that ISFJs have been nicknamed “Defenders” for a reason.
When necessary, they can stand up for themselves and those who need help and support. Their devotion, proactivity, and compassion are among the main features that make them great leaders. On top of that, ISFJs have a strong sense of responsibility. Coupled with their organizational and communication skills, it usually helps them earn people’s trust and support.
Although they often steer clear of politics due to their dislike of conflict and confrontation, ISFJs have a strong need to help people and fight for their rights. As such, they often feel like it’s their duty to enter the political arena and represent the people.
With this in mind, here are some of the most famous ISFJ leaders and political figures:
- Confucius, Chinese politician and philosopher
- Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, Russian politician and deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia
- Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States
- Matthew Hancock, British politician and former Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
- Michelle Bolsonaro, former First Lady of Brazil
- Mitt Romney, American politician and junior U.S. senator from Utah
5 Famous ISFJ Artists
While artistic expression is usually associated with Defenders’ perceiving counterparts, ISFPs, it’s a common misconception that ISFJs aren’t creative or artistic.
The truth is, ISFJs can make a name for themselves in the art world. However, it’s undeniable that their artworks vastly differ from those of stereotypically creative personalities, such as ENFPs, INFPs, or the above-mentioned ISFPs.
As dominant introverted sensing (Si) users, Defenders see art as a way to preserve and honor the world around them. Practical and observant, they typically draw inspiration from their physical environment or culture, making sure their works reflect reality in great detail. Unsurprisingly, they usually favor realism over fantasy and often depict domestic scenes.
If you want to see what kind of artworks Defenders produce, check out any of these famous ISFJ artists:
- Bob Ross, American painter and art instructor who hosted the TV program The Joy of Painting
- Norman Rockwell, American painter whose works reflected the American culture and everyday life
- Johannes Vermeer, Dutch Baroque painter whose paintings focused on the everyday life of middle-class people
- John William Waterhouse, English painter whose works usually depicted women from Greek mythology and Arthurian legends
- Henry Ossawa Tanner, American realism artist known as the first internationally acclaimed African-American painter
7 Famous ISFJ Writers
Although writing is a popular hobby and career among intuitive feelers, some ISFJs are also drawn to it. Most often, they use writing as a form of personal rather than creative expression. Since Defenders value precision, their writing is typically concise yet full of meaning.
Take Rupi Kaur as an example. Unlike most poets, she writes in a minimalistic style. In just a couple of lines, she manages to address and explore broad themes that have personal relevance to her, such as womanhood, family, and abuse.
Since ISFJ writers prefer to write about topics that are dear to their hearts, they tend to favor non-fiction over fiction. Even when they write fictional stories, these are usually inspired by their experiences and environment. Also, as Si-Fe users, they might feel called to share their experiences, feelings, and observations through memoirs and diaries.
Some of the most famous ISFJ people among celebrated writers are:
- Emma Jung: “The Grail Legend” (1998), “Animus and Anima” (1998)
- Ivan Turgenev: “A Sportsman’s Sketches” (1952), “Mumu” (1954), “Fathers and Sons” (1962)
- Chris Voss: “Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It” (2016), “The Full Fee Agent: How to Stack the Odds in Your Favor as a Real Estate Professional” (2022)
- Jan Twardowski: “I Have Not Come to Convert You: Poems From the Years 1937-1985” (1986), “A Chestnut For a Millionaire. Poems for Children” (1993), “Heaven in Good Mood” (1998)
- Raymond E. Feist: “Magician” (1982), “Silverthorn” (1985), “Rage of a Demon King” (1997)
- Mary Boykin Chesnut: “A Diary from Dixie” (1905)
6 Famous ISFJ Athletes
Given that most sports have a strong element of competition, ISFJs aren’t as drawn to them as other sensing personality types, especially those with a preference for extraverted sensing (Se). Nonetheless, most Defenders tend to lead healthy lifestyles and enjoy physical activity, and some even become professional athletes!
Generally, ISFJs prefer sports that heavily rely on skill, repetition, and precision, such as figure skating or gymnastics. Since they don’t particularly like competing with others, most Defenders focus on improving and outperforming themselves. Of course, this doesn’t mean that they don’t enjoy winning against their competitors!
That said, some ISFJs also choose to participate in team sports, as they love collaborating with others, supporting their teammates, and working toward common goals.
So, here’s a short but sweet list of famous ISFJ athletes:
- Julián Álvarez, Argentine football player
- Kamila Valieva, Russian figure skater
- Olivia Dunne, American gymnast
- Roger Federer, Swiss former tennis player
- Taylor Fritz, American tennis player
- Tiago Silva, Brazilian football player
ISFJ Famous People Honorable Mentions
So far, we’ve covered famous ISFJ people from specific fields ranging from entertainment to sports and beyond.
However, there are many remarkable Defenders that we didn’t have a chance to mention just yet. That’s because celebrities with this personality type can be found pretty much anywhere: modeling, television, beauty contests, culinary arts, and even the British royal family!
With that being said, here are some famous people with the ISFJ personality type who deserve a special mention:
- Bella Hadid, American supermodel
- Catherine, Princess of Wales, British royal family member
- Cecilia Bolocco, Chilean beauty queen, TV host, and actress
- Democrates, Pythagorean philosopher
- Frank Pinello, American chef and founder of Pizzeria La Rosa
- Georgy Fedotov, Russian religious philosopher
- Jacques Maritain, French religious philosopher
- Joseph de Maistre, French philosopher known for favoring and advocating for social hierarchy
- Kim Kardashian, American socialite, reality TV personality, and businesswoman
- Michael Bonacini, Welsh-Canadian chef
- Norberto Bobbio, Italian political science and law philosopher
- Tan France, British-American fashion designer and TV personality
- William, Prince of Wales, British royal family member
And that marks the end of our list of ISFJ famous people!
Although ISFJs don’t usually aspire to become famous and tend to avoid the limelight, they have many traits that can help them achieve fame (if that’s their goal, of course!). These traits include their strong work ethic, empathy, and responsibility, among others.
Before you go, let’s quickly go over the key points we covered:
- ISFJs don’t feel comfortable in front of the camera, but they can become outstanding actors thanks to their ability to empathize with people.
- Oftentimes, ISFJs become political figures because they feel responsible for people’s wellbeing and want to fight for their rights.
- ISFJ writers and artists are usually inspired by their environment and personal experiences, which is why they typically write fiction and create realistic artwork.