ISFP Personality Type – Being a Personality Type ISFP
The Perceiver element of the ISFP personality type means that Sensing is extraverted with this personality type and Feeling is introverted. Their preference in how they take in information (perception) is through Sensing rather than Intuition.
Their preferred attitude and their preference for directing and receiving energy is Introverted rather than Extraverted, so they Introvert how they make decisions and come to conclusions (their Feeling). Introverted Feeling is therefore their dominant preference and this will display itself in their personality:
Sensitive, gentle, trusting, considerate and kind
As Introverted Feeling is their dominant function so Sensing (rather than Intuition) is their next preference. They Extravert their how they take information in (Sensing) which leads to them being:
Concrete, factual, observant, realistic, practical
Their personality dynamic is therefore Introverted Feeling with Extraverted Sensing. Their third preference is Intuition and their inferior function is Extraverted Thinking.
ISFPs may feel a certain level of stress and should watch out for when:
- They feel pressurised to make long term decisions
- Encountering complex issues and rules that they consider restrictive
- In conflict with others close to them
- Overindulging in self sacrifice
- Discussing private matters in public
- Relationships are on the rocks
When you are with an ISFP they will respond best to you if you:
- are personable
- show them empathy
- are supportive, warm
- give them learning and development with concrete steps to follow
- make learning tangible, one-to-one or in small groups
- give them praise and encouragement with positive feedback.