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've never paid attention to these things, but as I'm learning about myself, checked this out to see what it meant and Wow! Everything in my life is starting to make sense. I now understand why leaving Criminal Justice degree after a 1.5 years and switching to Photography was the best decision of my life. I just started painting and my creative flow for other arts is opening up as well.
4 years ago
Most of it describes me very well except for the future thinking part & reckless demeanor. Im always thinking on the future, although I like adventure, I wouldn't practice extreme stuff, neither I find hard to have a lifelong commitment with my loved one, but the rest entirely fits on my personna :)
4 years ago
I meant sorry that i find hard to imagine not having a lifelong relationship with my loved one :P
4 years ago
Low self-esteem but very competitive. That is one of my main conflicts I am dealing with... Also, I was always confused about my dream-careers. I like doing art. But I am also interessted in health care and counseling (problem here is again low self esteem and shyness). Also I thought that I am interested in counseling and helping other people out because I am looking for ways to feel better about myself (through talking to people who have issues. I tend to think that I am an asshole). The academic part is true also. I got a useless bachelor's degree and people are telling me to get my master's degree and try to work in the academic field, which sounds like pure horror to me. I'm thinking about pulling through with the masters degree though....
Brittany S.
4 years ago
I am all of these.. Its kinda scary what you can find out about yourself that you never knew before lol.. I am very shy and not self-confident in myself.. My friends are helping me a lot and I just can't believe they want to help me so much with my attitude and they are the best.. I love to find out new things.. So Yeah I'm curious lol.. I love to draw, my friends say I'm good at drawing lol... And I say "lol" a lot o.o.. I don't know why I'm so shy/curious/not-self-confident in myself. BUt I hope someone can help with that.. I'm 16 and I am trying to be less shy and more confident in myself.. I am definitely ISFP.. I guess.
4 years ago
I HAVE TO AGREE WITH EVERYTHING MENTIONED ! except for the academic part! I think I did well in high school, at least I got an A- I mean I do struggle in university but it's not because I'm an ISFP. its because engineering is generally a tough major ?!
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