ISFP is a “really nice person”.
They are kind, gentle, and listen well to others.
They are content with ordinary days and are never the adventurous type.
It is more like a person tending the garden with gentle eyes.
But some ISFPs wish to change their lives.
This article is written for such ISFPs.
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ISFP, interpreted according to Jung’s theory, probably refers to the following psychological types.
Introverted sensation type
The superior function is sensation.
The auxiliary functions are feeling and thinking,
but feeling is stronger than thinking.
Below is a diagram that illustrates the above.
In this type, intuition is the inferior function.
Incidentally, Jungian theory explains that when the superior function is extroverted, the other three functions are introverted.
And conversely, when the superior function is introverted, the other three are extroverted.
(In the MBTI, only the interpretation of introversion follows this rule.)
However, the MBTI interprets it differently from the above Jungian theory, which is shown in the table below.
|ISFP in MBTI|
I describe personality types on this site with four letters, “just like the MBTI.
However, I follow Jung’s theory as much as possible when explaining personality theories.
This is because we believe that those who have studied the MBTI up to now can broaden (or change?) their thinking by learning the original and correct Jung’s theory.
But it deviates considerably from Jungian theory in the case of introverts.
ISFPs are introverts, so they aren’t the type to express their feelings of joy, anger, sorrow, and happiness in an easy-to-understand manner.
However, you can tell from their atmosphere that this type of person is kind.
Also, their kindness is never intrusive.
Furthermore, ISFPs also have a well-developed sensation that is realistic in nature.
Therefore, one gets the impression that ISFPs’ feeling is controlled by their sense of reality.
Some so-called “emotional people” are unable to control their emotions and fail in their relationships.
In the case of ISFP, however, such cases are rare.
This is because, in the case of ISFP, the feeling is moderately controlled by sensation functions.
As a result, their mild-mannered atmosphere is maintained.
In general, ISFPs aren’t the type to tell funny jokes, nor do they like to chat.
However, there is a certain sincerity and warmth in the way they speak.
And they listen with empathy when others are talking.
Therefore, when this type of person is around you, you feel as if your spirit will become stable and calm by itself.
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Finding Happiness in Ordinary Life
Again, ISFPs have a mixture of both feeling and sensation characteristics.
Thus, there is an atmosphere of emotional stability and down-to-earth living.
ISFPs are not greedy by nature.
They have no aspirations for power.
If anything, they seem content with their mundane lives.
In that sense, they don’t seem to be the type of people who live in distress.
Diligent in the Work Given to Them
ISFPs are self-paced and diligent when it comes to working.
This type is cooperative and doesn’t compete with their colleagues as rivals.
Rather, they will try to be a good member of it without disturbing the harmony if they belong to an organization.
In general, ISFPs aren’t interested in career advancement, career competition, or status.
This may be why, in an aggressive work environment, colleagues and supervisors may think of them as follows:
“They don’t seem very motivated”.
“They’re kind of spaced out”.
“They’re a little passive”.
Because of the character of ISFPs, a workplace where they have to compete with their colleagues may not be a good fit for them.
Also, ISFPs are the type of person who thinks,
“I just need to do what is in front of me right now, rather than what is in the distant future”.
Therefore, they are more likely to choose a job that can be completed in a short period rather than a job that will last for a long period.
Good Character Can Cost Them
It seems that many ISFPs live according to the belief that human nature is fundamentally good.
This means that in relationships, they assume the following
“Other people are probably good people (as I am), so they can’t possibly have bad intentions”.
As a result, they believe people and are deceived or taken advantage of…and so on.
To avoid this, ISFPs should also learn to be shrewd.
Also, ISFPs aren’t good at competing with others.
Again, this is due to the “goodness of people.”
Certainly, it would be wonderful if they had no desire to kick others down to get to the top or to profit.
But because of this, they may not even realize that they are unfairly losing anything.
If they still don’t care about anything, no problem.
It is also nonsense to tell someone who is not greedy to be greedy.
But it is a pity to see such a person from the side.
Gather More Information
For some reason, some people say ISFPs are adventurous.
But from my observations, I don’t think so.
However, this type isn’t quiet all their life, and sometimes they try to change their life.
At such times, it’s a big challenge for this type.
However, there is a slight disappointment.
That is, ISFP doesn’t plan for the distant future.
(i.e., they only think about today or tomorrow)
This tends to lead to the result that “it wasn’t supposed to be like this.”
So, how to avoid such failures?
The most important point is this.
Acquire the ability to gather information.
ISFPs tend to always focus on “what’s in front of them.
They take such things seriously, but they don’t pay much attention to what isn’t in front of them at the moment.
However, what isn’t in front of us at the moment may be the most important thing.
So why not shift your viewpoint of thinking about life from today and tomorrow to five or ten years later?
This will greatly change the view of your life that you will see.
At the same time, you will know “what kind of information you need now.
And once you know that, try to gather information widely.
Summary of ISFP type
ISFPs are relatively content with their lives.
Therefore, compared to other types, they don’t have the image of “living a life of suffering”.
However, it is possible to step up their lives by being a little greedy in a good way.
●Controlled and abundant emotions.
●Excellent sense of reality.
●Living more seriously today than in the future.
●Little ambitious for promotions.
●Easily taken advantage of if not careful
●More information will open up their life.
●Being interested in the future is important.