According to the Briggs-Meyer personality test fathered by Carl Jung an ISFP is an introverted, sensing, feeling and perceiving person. These are the gypsy at heart kind of people who love to go with the flow of life and like to experience as much as they can. As introverts they are quiet but warm and eager to share life with those around them.
If you have ever known a true “hippie” then you have met an ISFP. They are calm, peace loving and, nonjudgmental. They believe deeply in their own core values and may not understand those who don’t accommodate others. The ISFP doesn’t like the lime-light, prefers to help others and are satisfied with simply helping others. They are also highly artistic and tuned into the beauty of life around them. The ISFP enjoys the moment and doesn’t have great ambitions other to enjoy what life brings them.
Fortunately for the world this is the fourth most common personality with 9% of the general population being ISFP. Ten percent of women are ISFP while only 8 percent of men are.
In work the ISFP often turns to law enforcement, healthcare and business that has set hours and security with clear and simple regulations. They prefer jobs where they get tangible results with hands-on effort that synch with their core values. While not loners, the ISFP prefers to work alone or in a team with flexibility and loyalty. They do not like the lime-light and prefer to stay under the radar.
The ideal jobs for ISFP are:
- Preschool Teacher
The ISFP doesn’t like jobs where they are in the spotlight like acting, marketing or in executive positions.
In relationships the ISFP is gentle and like to follow the flow of conversations rather than instigate them. They will contribute with information they deem necessary or practical. This makes them attentive listeners who like to seek common ground with those around them. As the ISFP is peace loving they do not like conflict and tend to remove themselves from it preferring relationships that are peaceful and spontaneous.
In parenting roles they extremely devoted to their family and take great joy in creating a comfortable home for their family. The deeply value their interactions with their loved ones even if they do appear remote, they are just enjoying the moment and storing the memories. Famous ISFPs are Michael Jackson, Amadeus Mozart, Jimi Hendrix and Cher.