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ISFP Personality Type | The Artist | ISFP A | ISFP T

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You might be an ISFP:

  • If you get into a flow state by finding original and unique ways to do things, breaking away from conventions and normal standards
  • If you push yourself to go out and put yourself out there and to share of yourself, even though that’s scary for you to do
  • If you seek comfort in existential thoughts and introspection and thoughts about life and the universe
  • If you get stressed by external demands and pressure to be successful and to achieve and deliver practical results

The ISFP personality type is one that is at their best highly individualistic, marching to the beat of their own drum. This personality type is focused on finding unique meaning and unique value and significance in any situation. You enjoy introspection and self reflection much.

The ISFP grows by going out and being spontaneous and putting themselves out to the world for everyone to see - even if this terrifies them! It’s common for this type to escape to a comfortable and private space where nobody can see them, just because that’s less stressful for them. 

The ISFP is highly challenged by societal ideals and what everyone else is doing. They can feel a pressure to conform and compromise but find it stressful and hard to do so.

The ISFP Eight Functions

Introverted Feeling

Introverted Feeling is the driver in you. It pushes you to recognise important things about yourself and other people, finding the hidden meaning and significance in everything that happens. You get into a flow state the more you use and wield this function. It can mean standing up for your own beliefs and expressing your own individual views to the outer world. It can mean sharing of yourself so everyone can see.

Extroverted Sensing

Extroverted Sensing pushes you to put yourself out to the world. There can be a pressure here to show your most perfect and true version of yourself. This perfectionism can frighten you and keep you from putting yourself out there to others. 

Introverted iNtuition

Introverted iNtuition provides refuge and relief. It gives you a safe space and privacy so nobody can overwhelm you. It can be scary to share your innermost thoughts and feelings with the world, and easy to hide. 

Extroverted Thinking

This function brings you stress and challenge. Imagine if you could become successful in being yourself, and if you could succeed in the world by following your own unique path? This is hard but can be really important to an ISFP. It gives genuine gratification and meaning.

Extroverted Feeling

Extroverted Feeling challenges you to connect and interact with other people in a way that can feel uncomfortable and scary. It can be stressful but also very important to learn to engage in this function. It teaches you to open up and be vulnerable - something very hard to be. But also something rewarding.

Introverted Sensing

Introverted Sensing provides an ISFP with recreation and relaxation and a fun and easy activity that will give them energy. This function can help them rekindle their relationship to their own inner child, the one that just likes to have fun and do things without a purpose or a goal.

Extroverted iNtuition

This function provides stress relief and an ability to word angry or negative feelings you might have. This function allows you to release tension and stress in yourself. It can be hard and uncomfortable, yet important to do so in a safe environment.

Introverted Thinking

Introverted Thinking gives you a critical glance and a third person perspective on your own feelings and who you are and how you come across. It allows you to critically examine your actions and behavior. This may feel annoying to do, but can be important from time to time. 

The dominant subtype

The dominant subtype ISFP is one that puts themselves out in the world in an unforgiving and uncompromising manner, true to themselves and their own inner compass. They take action in the real world and stand up against challengers and people in their way and manage to become successful by being true to themselves.

The Creative subtype

The creative subtype ISFP is one that puts themselves out for everyone to see in a scary way, which drives new learning lessons and insight into who they are, but also scary and uncomfortable feelings and worries and outer pressure. 

The Balanced Subtype

The balanced subtype ISFP is stronger in their Introverted iNtuition, which provides them with a greater need for privacy and time spent planning and thinking ahead. This function allows them to think about what they do before they do it, and why they do it. This can become paralyzing for the ISFP personality type, but can also bring comfort and relieve stress.

The Turbulent Subtype

The turbulent subtype is one that can be more cautious and careful with how they come across. They’re more afraid of outer judgment and try harder to fit in with society. They feel pressure to conform and compromise or hide their identity from the world, to avoid being bullied.

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One comment on “ISFP Personality Type | The Artist | ISFP A | ISFP T”

  1. (1/5)

    I got the result as an ISFP, which is unquestionably wrong. All the functions are, indeed, correct (I identified myself with Te, Ni, Se, Fi), however, Fi is undeniably NOT my dominant function.
    So yeah, not particularly useful.

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