ISFP - Artist

Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceptive

 

 

ISFPs are strongly attuned to the way things look, feel, sound, taste, and smell. Using their feelings to reflect on what they encounter in the world, they search for the emotional impression behind physical objects. They gather information about people and reflect on what impression it leaves. Their perceptions of others are often remarkably accurate.

 

They have an exceptional gift to appreciate beauty, especially natural beauty. This allows them create things that feel right, whether it is a social situation, a piece of furniture, or music. They are known to generate fashion trends and avant-garde ways of life. They often become artists, musicians, and dancers. They also find reward in child care, teaching, and social work.

 

ISFPs are kind, sensitive, and sympathetic. They seek long-lasting committed relationships. Despite appearing light-hearted, they take their relationships very seriously. They have remarkable emotional depth and can impart a level of care that is not apparent to anyone but their partners. They are most compatible with partners who support their unique goals and way of life.

 

Unlike Instincts compatibility, Personality compatibility is largely based on personal preference. However, general patterns do exist. Many ISFPs find themselves to be most compatible with ESFJs and ENFJs. Generally speaking, they prefer long-term relationships with Feeling and Judging types. More on compatibility can be found under the "In Relationships" tab.

 

About 8% of the U.S population is ISFP.

 

 

Famous ISFPs

Auguste Rodin, French sculptor

Billy Joe Armstrong, singer (Green Day)

Britney Spears, singer

Dan Quayle, US vice president

Dan Rather, news anchor

Elizabeth Taylor, actor

Ervin "Magic" Johnson, NBA basketball star

Fred Astaire, Broadway performer

Kevin Costner, actor (Dances with Wolves)

Liberace, American songwriter

Marie Antoinette, French queen

Marilyn Monroe, actor

Michael Jackson, performer

Millard Fillmore, US president

Paul McCartney, songwriter

Warren G. Harding, US president

Yogi Berra, baseball player

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while MBTI personalities determine their day-to-day interactions. Although MBTI dating is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

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Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.

ISFP Personality

Artist

 

 

ISFPs are strongly attuned to the way things look, feel, sound, taste, and smell. Using their feelings to reflect on what they encounter in the world, they search for the emotional impression behind physical objects. They are kind, sensitive, and sympathetic. They are likely to be artists in some form.

 

They are constantly searching for what feels right and what feels wrong to create their complex value system. They live according to their feelings and are unlikely to go down any path that prevents them from further developing their values. ISFPs dislike making decisions solely based on hard logic. They would rather evaluate all decisions against their subjective beliefs and the human condition.

 

They have an exceptional gift to appreciate beauty, especially natural beauty. This allows them create things that feel right, whether it is a social situation, a piece of furniture, or music. They are known to generate fashion trends and avant-garde ways of life. ISFPs have a special appreciation for children and animals. Like the ISFP, children and animals have pure, uncomplicated needs and live in the moment. Children act without judgment and are extremely perceptive, picking up information and embracing new sensations out of curiosity. ISFPs find beauty in that.

 

ISFPs are tremendously observant of other people and have terrific visual and sensorial memory. They gather information about others and reflect on what impression it leaves. Their perceptions of people are often remarkably accurate. ISFPs are genuinely interested other people's well-being and will put forth great effort to contribute to their happiness, especially for the ones close to them.

 

Those who do not know the ISFPs may mistakenly describe the ISFPs' unique way of life as carefree and light-hearted. While ISFPs have a spontaneous impulse and a willingness to take risks, they take their lives’ search of values very seriously. Additionally, being perfectionists, they are sometimes hard on themselves and do not give themselves credit for work they do incredibly well.

 

ISFPs communicate through actions not words. Most find emotional expression through some form of physical medium, such as through painting. ISFPs can be so engaged in their current action that they are oblivious to fatigue or pain. They submerge themselves in their art form because they enjoy and feel compelled to live in the intensity of the moment. To them, long-term goal are a distant priority.

 

They have a unique kind of intelligence. Valuing practical application over theory, they learn best with a "hands-on" or concrete approach rather than the abstract thinking of formal education. While others may approach a complex concept using numbers and equations, they may visualize the same concept using shapes and movement.

 

They have the remarkable gift of creating beauty and meaning in the physical world. They make up the artists, musicians, and dancers that enliven society. With their kindness, they also find reward in child care, teaching, and social work.

 

 

Their Cognitive Functions

 

1. (I)ntroverted (F)eeling: the ability to form emotional conclusions that act as a source of ethics, ideals, and moral vision. As their primary function, ISFPs are guided by their ideals and values.

 

2. Extraverted (S)ensing: the ability to pick up on immediate details of the surroundings and grasp how it fits into the rest of the environment. As their secondary function, ISFPs are able to fully engage with the moment, quickly responding to what is happening around them.

 

3. Introverted Intuition: the ability to perceive the unconscious world and see the underlying patterns behind events. As their tertiary function, ISFPs have some insight into the unconscious and the symbolic.

 

4. Extraverted Thinking: the ability to apply logic and order to the external world. As their inferior function, ISFPs see logic as optional, often unable to verbally express themselves in situations requiring explicit reasoning.

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while MBTI personality types determine their day-to-day interactions. Although MBTI matchmaking is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

SIGN UP: Find your Instincts and meet compatible members! We are non-profit and free. Members can chat with each other or discuss topics on our forum.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.

ISFP Relationships


Artist

 

 

Before a Relationship

 

ISFPs are likely to be kind and gentle. Sports are the exception, in which male ISFPs can be fiercely competitive. In addition, the same ISFP can be quiet and reserved at one given moment or charming and affable at the next. Few people are fortunate enough to really know them. ISFPs typically only share their opinions with those closest to them, keeping a small but close circle of friends.

 

 

During a Relationship

 

ISFPs seek long-lasting committed relationships. Despite appearing light-hearted, they take their relationships very seriously. They have remarkable emotional depth and can impart a level of care that is not apparent to anyone but their partners. Patient and loyal, they are quick to perceive the needs of their partners and eager to help.

 

ISFPs need positive affirmation to feel good about themselves. Recognition and affection mean the most, while over-the-top praise means little. They are most compatible with partners who support their unique goals and way of life. Because they tend to not plan for the future, someone who can provide stability is best.

They do not wish to lead others nor be led by others. They appreciate solidarity as it gives them time to reflect upon their life. Likewise, they respect their partners' needs for privacy.

 

Due to the Introverted Feelings of the ISFP, they are more vulnerable than other types of being hurt. This may be compounded by the fact that they rarely communicate to others how they feel. They typically express their emotions through their actions.

 

ISFPs especially dislike conflict situations and try their best to avoid it. When confronted with an argument, they may feel personally threatened. Because of these traits, ISFPs sometimes have trouble communicating with their partners. Poor communication in the long-term may result in escalating problems for the relationship. It behooves ISFPs to find partners that can understand them emotionally.

 

 

Sex

 

ISFPs view sex as a physical medium to interact with their partners. With complete attention and seriousness, they experience sex through their five senses while providing their partners with physical, sensorial pleasure. Like in other aspects of their lives, they are likely to express their feelings in actions instead of words.

 

 

Compatibility

 

Unlike Instincts compatibility, Personality compatibility is largely based on personal preference. However, general patterns do exist.

 

With a strong Introverted Feeling function, ISFPs are better understood and appreciated by other Feelers. With the Perceiving characteristic, ISFPs are naturally the ones who "see all the possibilities". Thus, they are better paired with Judgers, who can "pick the best choices". Specifically, they are most suitable with those who have strong Extraverted Feeling functions, such as the ESFJ and the ENFJ. How this is derived can be found here.

 

 

ISFP - ESFJ

 

ISFPs help ESFJs enjoy the finer things in life. Using their empathy, ISFPs provide ESFJs with genuine appreciation and support. ISFPs can also be a source of fun, creative activities that the ESFJ can bring up in positions of social leadership. The ESFJ's ability to connect with others makes ISFPs feel comfortable in expressing themselves. With the ESFJs' desire to provide for others, they allow ISFPs to pursue their creative and personal ambitions in a secure, well-maintained environment.

 

 

ISFP - ENFJ

 

ISFPs help ENFJs develop a greater appreciation for the finer things in life. Using their empathy, ISFPs provide the ENFJ with a sense of peace and inner harmony. ISFPs can also be a source of fun, creative activities that the ENFJ can bring up in positions of social leadership. The ENFJ's ability to bring about change in people helps motivate ISFPs to be more artistically expressive. ENFJs provide ISFPs with an emotionally nurturing environment to pursue their creative and personal ambitions.

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while MBTI typology determines their day-to-day interactions. Although MBTI matchmaking is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

SIGN UP: Find your Instincts and meet compatible members! We are non-profit and free. Members can chat with each other or discuss topics on our forum.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.

ISFP Career & Other Info

Artist

 

 

How ISFPs relate to other Types


ISFP: Identity - They are the same types. Feeling like they are competing in the same space, the two may initially oppose each other. However, they usually recognize their similarities and begin to cooperate.

ESFP: Pal - Similar worldviews, goals, and thoughts. The Introvert is more original while the Extravert is better at implementing ideas and plans. They get along at work and at play.

ISFJ: Complement - They have interests in similar realms but their strengths have opposite emphasis. They solve the same problem with different approaches and for different reasons.

ESFJ: Contrast - They have the same order of functions but the Introvert/Extravert direction of each function is reversed. They have similar interests but the Perceiver thinks of possibilities while the Judger thinks of plans. They have different goals and opposite emphasis in strengths.

INTJ: Supplement -They have the same functions in different order. One's weaker strengths are the other's stronger strengths. Their strengths can add to each other.

ENTJ: Anima - They have the same functions but in reverse order. Each sees the other as having strengths that the former wishes to improve upon.

INFJ: Suitemate - The two enjoy the same environment and have little interpersonal friction. They do not have anything in common but can enjoy everyday activities together.

ENFJ: Cohort - The two find each other in the same activities only when one is stressed out and wishes to "escape" from normalcy.

ISTP: Companion - They have the same primary function. The two have a mutual understanding of each other and can talk on a deep, honest level.

ESTP: Tribesman - They have similar cultures and are often found in the same social groups. They have different strengths and will be pursuing goals independent of each other.

ISTJ: Advisor - Each has insight that the other lacks. They find each other to be a source of fresh perspectives and enjoy each other's company.

ESTJ: Pedagogue - Each has insight and strength that the other lacks. They develop a parent-child relationship.

INTP: Enigma - They are complete mysteries to each other. They have different goals and strengths.

ENTP: Novelty - Their differences are so striking that they are curious about each other. They sometimes run into conflict due to their fundamental differences in worldview.

INFP: Neighbor - The two are often found in the same jobs or walks of life, but they reached their position through completely different means.

ENFP: Counterpart - The two perform the same functions but are in different realms. They have mutual respect for each other but do not necessarily wish they had the same skillset as the other.



ISFPs As a Parent

 

ISFPs have a special connection with babies and young children, forming a special bond with them starting from an early age. Fun-loving, they may play games with them or introduce them to fun activities outdoors. They will usually give their children plenty of freedom to develop on their own, giving occasional, gentle guidance. ISFPs show their love for their children by giving gifts or doing something special for them.

 

A partner who can provide direction and discipline can be a great complement to the ISFP, as children benefit from having some structure in their lives. The loving devotion of the ISFP is not apparent in their calm demeanors. However, they may become hurt when they feel that they are taken for granted. They would shut the person who they feel is hurting them out of their lives. This can be an issue if ISFPs do not communicate their needs to their family members.

 

 

ISFP Occupations

 

ISFPs ideally wish to have a career that is consistent with their inner values, not just a job. They like to engage in practical, hands-on work that demonstrates their originality and unique abilities. They also enjoy work that helps people, especially when they are able to experience the ways in which they are helping. They prefer a relaxed, supportive, non-competitive atmosphere where they can work at their own pace. They have the most fun when the work has a variety of projects and a balance between working alone and working with other people.

 

 

Potential Career Paths (ISFP Jobs)

 

Air Traffic Controller

Airline Pilot

Animal Trainer

Artist

Bookkeeper

Botanist

Carpenter

Chef

Cosmetologist

Dental Hygienist

Dietitian

Elementary Teacher

ER Physician

Fashion Designer

Firefighter

Fitness Trainer

Florist

Forester

Gardener

Geologist

Graphic Designer

Insurance Appraiser

Interior Designer

Jeweler

Landscape Architect

Massage Therapist

Mechanic

Nurse

Occupational Therapist

Office Manager

Optician

Paralegal

Pharmacist

Physical Therapist

Physician Assistant

Police Officer

Recreation Worker

Residential Counselor

Retail Manager

Social Worker

Special Education Teacher

Surveyor

Tailor

Translator

Veterinary Assistant

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while MBTI psychology determines their day-to-day interactions. Although using MBTI for relationships is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

SIGN UP: Find your Instincts and meet compatible members! We are non-profit and free. Members can chat with each other or discuss topics on our forum.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.