PERSONALITY TYPES: ISFP – THE ARTIST

In today’s blog post, we’re going to be taking a look at another personality type, this time ISFP – The Artist.

As always, let’s see what the letters stand for: Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving. ISFPs are energised by spending time alone, they focus on facts and details as opposed to ideas and concepts, make decisions based on feelings and values, and prefer to be spontaneous rather than planned and organised.

ISFPs tend to be gentle caretakers, living in the present and enjoying their surroundings with cheerful, low-key enthusiasm. They are flexible and spontaneous and enjoy going with the flow. They can be quiet and modest and sometimes are difficult to get to know. But those who are close to them see that they are warm, friendly and eager to share in life’s experiences.

As the word ‘Artist’ suggests, ISFPs seek out beauty in what’s around them and often have a natural talent for art. They tend to be great with creative tools like paintbrushes and sculptor’s knives.

What are their values and what motivates them?

ISFPs are typically tolerant and non-judgemental, and are extremely loyal to people and causes that matter to them. They often look for ways to be accommodating and sometimes have difficulty dealing with those who aren’t willing to do the same. They tend to be modest and sometimes underestimate themselves. They don’t really like the spotlight and prefer a supporting role. They also avoid planing and organising wherever possible.

How to spot an ISFP?

They may be difficult to recognise due to their preference to express themselves through actions as opposed to words. They can often appear distant or unapproachable at first, but if you pay attention you will be able to see their thoughtful and caring nature. They are very rarely assertive or demand attention, and are usually tolerant and accepting of others. ISFPs prefer to focus on the present moment and are rarely ambitious – they prefer to enjoy the simple pleasures of life like friends, family, food, music, and art.

What are their strengths and weaknesses?

ISFPs are very observant, bold and spontaneous, principled, and unique. However, they can also be overly sensitive, indecisive and unpredictable, get bored easily, and don’t always think about the consequences of their actions.

Did you miss last week’s personality blog post? Read all about ISFJ – THE PROTECTOR HERE.

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