ISFP Strengths and Weaknesses

ISFP Strengths

ISFP strengths
  • Charming – People with the ISFP personality type are relaxed and warm, and their “live and let live” attitude naturally makes them likable and popular.
  • Sensitive to Others – ISFPs easily relate to others’ emotions, helping them to establish harmony and good will, and minimize conflict.
  • Imaginative – Being so aware of others’ emotions, ISFP personalities use creativity and insight to craft bold ideas that speak to people’s hearts. While it’s hard to explain this quality on a resume, this vivid imagination and exploratory spirit help ISFPs in unexpected ways.
  • Passionate – Beneath ISFPs’ quiet shyness beats an intensely feeling heart. When people with this personality type are caught up in something exciting and interesting, they can leave everything else in the dust.
  • Curious – Ideas are well and good, but ISFPs need to see and explore for themselves whether their ideas ring true. Work revolving around the sciences may seem a poor match for their traits, but a boldly artistic and humanistic vision is often exactly what research needs to move forward – if ISFPs are given the freedom they need to do so.
  • Artistic – ISFPs are able to show their creativity in tangible ways and with stunning beauty. Whether writing a song, painting an emotion, or presenting a statistic in a graph, ISFPs have a way of visualizing things that resonates with their audience.

ISFP Weaknesses

ISFP weaknesses
  • Fiercely Independent – Freedom of expression is often ISFPs’ top priority. Anything that interferes with that, like traditions and hard rules, creates a sense of oppression for ISFP personalities. This can make more rigidly structured academics and work a challenge.
  • Unpredictable – ISFPs’ dislike long-term commitments and plans. The tendency to actively avoid planning for the future can cause strain in ISFPs’ romantic relationships and financial hardship later in life.
  • Easily Stressed – ISFPs live in the present, full of emotion. When situations get out of control, people with this personality type (especially Turbulent ones) can shut down, losing their characteristic charm and creativity in favor of gnashing teeth.
  • Overly Competitive – ISFPs can escalate small things into intense competitions, turning down long-term success in their search for glory in the moment, and are unhappy when they lose.
  • Fluctuating Self-Esteem – It’s demanded that skills be quantified, but that’s hard to do with ISFPs’ strengths of sensitivity and artistry. ISFPs’ efforts are often dismissed, a hurtful and damaging blow, especially early in life. ISFPs can start to believe the naysayers without strong support.
Person
4 years ago
I think most of it is me but not the independent part I worry a lot if people like me and want to please them and make them happy I like peace and tranquility and I am very religious so I also do care about rules and my acts but I think that's just it. Overall Its a good test :)
Emma
4 years ago
Scary how true in a lot of areas it came out right as I find things/ as I am.
Loni
4 years ago
was totally bored by technical mathematical and structured studies in school so I definitely agree with that part unlike some of the others above ^^ I hate to admit I'm number of these weaknesses are definitely spot on. lol and I am extremely creative and have found a fantastic career that does indeed offer me freedom and happiness In being an artist
Deb
4 years ago
Yes this is definitely me. I need alone time for the creative side but I am very spontaneous about things I like and want. My feelings get hurt easily and it feels like the end of the world.
Remi
4 years ago
Haha, it makes me really happy to read all this, but I wish I could disagree on the academic performance. Though it is true that as per our personality type (ISFP) it is difficult to perceive and construct more logical concepts, such as scientific research, I have found that if an ISFP pairs his/herself with another personality type (for we are also good at making friends yahh) then that perception and internalization will help us to gain the way of thinking of other personality types. Since it is due to our spontaneous nature also that we regard logical fields of study to be taxing and confining, a good bond with that other personality type (I have an INTJ in mind) will allow a constant 'source' of inspiration to pursue the thinking of that other personality type. If I properly explained that, I hope it helps, since I think we ISFP's are pretty bad at explaining things with all the correct details, or so I've experienced. XD But being an ISFP is much more fun than other personality types~
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