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.
4 years ago
I'm so competitive it's not even funny, but for little things and most people don't even notice!
4 years ago
I agree with everyone except for academic. I'm pretty smart.
4 years ago
this is intensely me except that im currently excelling in the math and science departments, though i dont like them at all. i am a genius in the humanities, though, ill give myself that (which is basically all ive got going for me)
4 years ago
This is so me. I hate conflicts and try to fix it whenever I can. I can also be very competitive. Although not so sure about the academic weakness, like I'm artistic but I'm good at scientific stuff too. Except research. I hate it.
3 years ago
For me, reasearch is interesting, but I usually hate the process every time I come to it. I wonder if it is because we feel the need to explore all the options, and find it hard to judge what we need and of course not being very future focussed doesn't help either. I recently realised I am very process-oriented, able to find quality stuff and write good stuff, but I often don't finish assignments on time, and/or hand them in incomplete.
Spencer Reed
4 years ago
Yes. I would say it's pretty much 100 percent correct.
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