Marching to a different drummer (Source)
ISFPs are peaceful, easygoing people who adopt a “live and let live” approach to life. They enjoy taking things at their own pace and tend to live in the moment.
Although quiet, they are pleasant, considerate, caring, and devoted to the people in their lives.
Though not inclined to debate or necessarily even air their views, their values are important to them.
Introverted and quiet, ISFPs are difficult to build a close relationship with. They usually have a small circle of friends and family who they have had relationships with over long periods of time.
Even though it takes ISFPs a long time to open up to others, once they do they have a lot to say. ISF’s are deep thinkers who walk to the beat of their own drum.
ISFPs tend to examine the world with all five of their senses. They thrive on experiencing every aspect of the present moment by taking in the sight, feel, touch, smell, and sounds of life as much as they possibly can.
This makes them incredibly talented artists who are able to breath life into their art. They excel in positions where they can follow their own personal value system while also expressing themselves creatively.
Motivated by their sympathetic nature, ISFPs are always ready to help anyone in need. They have an intuitive understanding of what other people are thinking and feeling which makes them skilled in helping others.
However, ISFPs have a tendency to become overly critical of themselves due to their strong sense of values and are not quick to take credit for their work.
Relentlessly humble, ISFPs prefer to have their work and service speak for themselves.
ISFPs also enjoy spending a lot of time in the quiet calm of nature where they can clear their heads and figure things out for themselves.
They value their alone time more than most people. In fact, they rely on solitude to unwind and gain perspective.
They may appear to have a care free attitude, but those who know the ISFP would say they are serious and focused.
And because they take life so seriously, ISFPs often feel overwhelmed by the world. But they overcome these obstacles with their altruistic nature and artistic abilities.
SP -Artisan (What does this mean?)
Designer, Early Childhood Educator, Elementary Teacher, Musician, Nurse, Social Worker, Veterinarian (more)
Prince, Ulysses S. Grant, Paul McCartney, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Christopher Reeve (More)
“Lord, help me to stand up for my rights (if you don’t mind my asking).”
I S F P = I’m Sincerely Fulfilling my Purpose
Dominant Jungian function:
Introverted Feeling (Fi) – The ability to evaluate based on one’s inner value system (What does this mean?)
Secondary Jungian function:
Extraverted Sensing (Se) – The ability to experience the sensory details in what is happening right now (What does this mean?)