Six Things You May Not Have Known About ISFPs
This is about Myers-Briggs typing - if you don’t know about it, off to google with you. It is worth learning and a lot of fun.
I really see the fun of having these types around: they bring a fresh, fun perspective to things, and have natural gifts of artistic expression and compassion. They are non-judgemental about any quirks or weaknesses. They’re flexible and will try anything once. They love some youthful fun and adventure. They’re the quiet kid in class who breaks out an awesome art project or the friend that always knows how to have a good time. Although they don’t make trouble, the ISFP is a natural rebel and an unconventional thinker.
Yes, these are generalisations, and the “five things” won’t apply to all ISFPs; individuals are all completely unique, and these are based off reading and research along with personal experience.
These are five things I think are interesting but not obvious about the ISFP personality type. (Notice the profusion of “can”s and “may”s. If you think I’m wrong or would like to add on, please feel free. This is from observing only a few individuals and is not written by an expert.)
ISFPs are frigging unpredictable.
Yes, I, a card-carrying INTJ who prides herself on being able to predict most things better than the average guy, admit that I have no idea what my own best friend is going to do next. There’s something about that ISFP joie de vivre, unconventional outlook, love of adventure and passionate decision-making that leads them to do things that you wouldn’t at all see them doing. ISFPs want to feel alive, and that includes seeking out variety, that “spice of life.” So one day, they’re librarian-quiet and shy-looking, the next they’ve moved to Nunavut and started an art studio. Or gotten hitched in Vegas. Or shown up with wildly styled or dyed hair. Or decided to move across the country with the military. Am I exaggerating? Barely. Just barely. (Two of those were real-life examples. Uh-huh.)