ISFP – The Artist

Art is not what you see but what you make others see.
-Edgar Degas

The ISFP tends to be a gentle, caring, creative person. They make up about six percent of the general population.

As in all the Myers-Briggs personality types the ISFP is made up of four functions. First is I which stands for Introvert, this means that they need time alone to think and process things. Then is S which stands for Sensing and means that they tend to look at things in the real world rather than abstract concepts. Then comes the F which stands for Feeling meaning that they would rather make decisions with their hearts than logic. Lastly, the P standing for Perciever which means that they would rather be spontaneous and not plan ahead.

Okay, now that we understand the different functions of the character a bit better let’s look at the functions working together to make an entire person. Of course, each person is different, but this can be a good way to start understanding more about that person or character.

ISFPs are reserved and quiet with all but those who know them best. They don’t open up to people easily, but once they do they will open up completely.

The ISFP tends to be modest, to the point that you may not even realize what they did. However, they are often quite adept at doing many things.

They tend to be tolerant towards other’s differences as long as that person leaves them and their beliefs alone and does not try to change them.

ISFPs love beauty. They love to surround themselves with it. They want everything in their lives to be beautiful, and this includes themselves. They tend to keep up with the current fashions and will sometimes even set new fashions.

Although, the ISFP wants to be in fashion they are very independent. They don’t like to follow the social traditions just because that is how it has always been done, if there is a reason to follow that tradition then the ISFP is perfectly willing to follow it, but if there is not it is likely that the tradition will be ignored.

They tend to be very creative, and enjoy painting, knitting, drawing, and most artistic pursuits that involve using their hands.

Despite the fact that they are creative they are also sensible. They are doers not dreamers. They know what needs to be done and they will do it.

They also want to experience adventure and ‘thrills’ in their life, and will often go out of their way to experience these. This can be rather difficult for the ISFP because they also want to be sensible in what they do and they are introverts which in some cases does make it more difficult to try new things.

They are often athletic. ISFPs often enjoy sports, ballet, dance, and other similar things.

They tend to relie heavily on what they see, hear, smell, taste, and feel. This helps them with their athleticism and also their artistic side.

The ISFP may sound sort of like it is impossible for them to have a dark side, but they just like everyone else has a dark side.

Theirs tends to show up when they are stressed or feeling overwhelmed. When this happens they can become cynical, depressed, aggressive, and tend to doubt themselves.

Real Life ISFPs Include:
Fred Astaire
Audrey Hepburn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis
Britney Spears
Steven Spielberg
Liv Tyler

Fictional ISFPs Include:
Cinna (The Hunger Games)
Rubeus Hagrid (Harry Potter)
Liesel Meminger (The Book Thief)
Catherine Morland (Northanger Abbey)
Pocahontas (Disney’s Pocahontas)
Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

I hope that this will help you understand this personality type. If you are looking for more information this site has a lot of helpful information: ISFP.

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