ISFP (The Composer)

ISFP Personality
Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving

ISFP Characteristics

ISFPs are warm and sympathetic. They genuinely care about people and are strongly service-oriented in their desire to please. They have an unusually deep well of caring for those who are close to them and are likely to show their love through actions, rather than words. ISFPs live in a world of sensation possibilities. They are keenly in tune with the way things look, taste, sound, feel, and smell.

ISFP Traits, Strengths, and Weaknesses

• Live in the present moment
• Enjoy a slower pace
• Dislike dealing with theory or abstract thought, unless they see a practical application
• Faithful and loyal to people and ideas which are important to them
• Individualistic, having no desire to lead or follow
• Take things seriously, although they frequently appear not to
• Special bond with children and animals
• Quiet and reserved, except with people they know extremely well
• Trusting, sensitive, and kind
• Service-oriented
• Extremely well-developed appreciation for aesthetic beauty
• Likely to be original and unconventional
• Learn best with hands-on training
• Hate being confined to strict schedules and regimens
• Need space and freedom to do things their own way
• Dislike mundane, routine tasks, but will perform them if necessary

ISFP Natural Partners

ENFJ and ESFJ


Career Suggestions for the ISFP

• Artist
• Musician / Composer
• Designer
• Child Care
• Social Worker
• Counselor
• Teacher
• Psychologist
• Veterinarian
• Forest Ranger
• Pediatrician

ISFP Cognitive Functions

Dominant: Introverted Feeling (Fi)
Auxiliary: Extraverted Sensing (Se)
Tertiary: Introverted iNtuition (Ni)
Inferior: Extraverted Thinking (Te)

ISFPs in Relationships

ISFPs are warmhearted, gentle people who take their commitments seriously, and seek lifelong relationships. They are very private people, who keep their true feelings and opinions reserved or hidden from others. This may cause them to constantly defer to their mates in their intimate relationships, which may cause problems if their mates are not extremely aware of the ISFP’s feelings. Some ISFPs who are in the habit of not expressing their needs & feelings find themselves in situations throughout their life where they feel overshadowed, overlooked, or even “tread upon” by others. Highly practical and cynical by nature, these feelings may cause the ISFP to become bitter, and to either give up on their relationships or to start using their relationships for their own personal gain.

Although this problem is observed sometimes in the ISFP type, it does not seem to be present in those ISFPs who consistently express their feelings to those closest to them. These ISFPs have a very positive, warm outlook on life and love, and are not as likely to find themselves in relationships where they are taken for granted or taken advantage of. ISFPs go to great lengths to please their partners. They’re very loyal and supportive, with a deep capacity for love. They detest conflict, discord, and highly value being seen and understood for who they are. They need space to live their lives in their own unique way and will respect other’s need for space.

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