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ISFP - The "Artist"

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ISFPs are artistic, creative, loyal and sensitive. They have a keen appreciation for beauty because of their highly developed senses. They are easy to get along with and live in the "here and now". ISFPs are adaptable, caring, independent and like to contribute to the well-being of others. They are typically hard to get to know. See MyPersonality PRO™ for a full description of your personality type.

ISFP Representation

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Temperament
SP (Creator)

ISFP Population
Total: 6%
Male: 5%
Female: 7%

Primary Function
Secondary Function
Tertiary Function
Least Function

About the ISFP
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"...first to hear the different drummer. Many eagerly plunge into new fashions, avant garde experiences, 'hip' trends--some even setting the trends. More in touch with the reality of their senses than their INFP counterparts, ISFPs live in the here and now. Their impulses yearn to be free, and are often loosed when others least expect it. The ISFP who continually represses these impulses feels 'dead inside'..."
- ISFP Profile (TypeLogic)

"...easily disturbed, fears drawing attention to self, prone to confusion, private..."
- Jung Type Descriptions (ISFP) (similarminds.com)

"...excel in the "fine arts," having not only a natural grace of movement, but also an innate sense what fits and what doesn't fit in artistic compositions..."
"ISFPs live in the world of sensation possibilities. They are keenly in tune with the way things look, taste, sound, feel and smell. They have a strong aesthetic appreciation for art, and are likely to be artists in some form, because they are unusually gifted at creating and composing things which will strongly affect the senses."
- Portrait of an ISFP (The Personality Page)

"At work, ISFPs contribute by attending to the practical facts relating to the needs of people and all living things in their environments. They can infuse a particular knod of joy into cooperative nature. Because they pay attention to the humanistic aspects of the organization, they act in ways that ensure others' well-being. People enjoy ISFPs because they bring understanding yet adaptability to the realities of their work."
- ISFP - The Aesthete (Lifexplore)

Famous ISFPs

Real ISFP People


Fictional ISFPs (Characters)

  • Susan Hunsecker - Sweet Smell of Success

ISFP Career Matches

ISFPs are often happy with the following jobs which tend to match well with the Artist/Creator personality.

  • Artist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Clerical Supervisor
  • Composer
  • Church Worker
  • Counselor
  • Child Care
  • Carpenter
  • Chef
  • Designer
  • Dental Staff
  • Editor
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Forest Ranger
  • Homemaker
  • Librarian
  • Musician
  • Mechanic
  • Medical Staff
  • Nurse
  • Naturalist
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Pediatrician
  • Personal Service Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Trainer
  • Technical Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Veterinarian
  • Waiter/Waitress
  • Writer
  • X-Ray Technician

ISFP Communities

Learn more about ISFPs from the ISFPs themselves by joining a group, forum or e-mail list.

More ISFP Information

Visit these recommended ISFP profile pages for more information.

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