Those who feel their way through situations and act according to their feelings paint the world with their deep sense of morality. That’s the portrait of the Artist, otherwise those with the Myers Briggs classification of ISFP.
Individuals with the ISFP classification primarily focus on the inside, which affects how they deal with situations on a day to day basis. They tend to use their feelings to interpret the things around them, whether making decisions or fitting such things into their morality system. Their secondary mode is external, meaning that they understand things by utilizing all five senses in a concrete, yet literal way.
Any perception is possible in the world of an ISFP. These highly sensitive individuals rely on their five senses to interpret the world around them. They are very in tune with how things sound, feel, smell, look and taste. ISFP individuals also tend to be artistic in nature, whether creating physical artwork or using their innate sensitivity to understand other people.
These individuals tend to have strong values, often approaching the will to accomplish their goals by fulfilling ‘what’s right’ to them. They also tend to rebel against anything that may stand as an obstacle to their goal; they tend to dislike being controlled by others and will retreat if they sense something wrong. This may cause some to develop somewhat of a complex if their values are constantly challenged.
Many ISFP individuals like to take action, but often don’t take action if they don’t see practicality in what they wish to accomplish. While they’re very perceptive of others, they do prefer being alone and tend to show rather than tell people of their affinity for them.
ISFP individuals operate with the following four functions: Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving.
These functions correspond with the four regions of the brain; the SF functions (sensing and feeling) represent the two dominant functions found in ISFP types, otherwise known as their preferred functions. The IP functions indicate the functions that are dominant in the personality of ISFP individuals, describing how they prefer to use such functions.
Introversion: Thinking about things or situations.
Sensing: Understanding real or concrete facts.
Feeling: Making decisions based on subjective values.
Perception: Living a flexible lifestyle.
These preferred functions otherwise classify individuals as those who possess Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving – ISFP.