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ISFP type

personality types

Find out how many people share your type, and what your strengths are!

Is the glass half full or half empty? (Holds up glass to the light, tilts it from side to side, tastes it, wiggles finger in it, grins slightly, moves on.)

Prayer Lord, help me to stand up for my rights (if you don't mind my asking).

Animal personality Kitten

The ISFP kitten is a reserved but kind creature who couldn't hurt anybody.

Cat personality "The snuggler"

Inside lap kitty. Has a favorite lap, a favorite windowsill, but spreads her favors around nonetheless. Warm and loving, but don't try to make her do anything. Purrs a lot.

Collective noun A pallette of ISFP's

Percentage of total population 5%

Interesting facts

  • Have a natural talent for the arts and excel in craftsmanship.
  • Lose themselves during the process of creation and during play.
  • Low levels of assertiveness.
  • Special love of nature.
  • Behind-the-scenes lovers of the underdog.
  • Overly self-critical.
  • Display kindness and compassion.
  • Not interested in public speaking.
  • Typically modest.
  • Stop-and-smell-the-roses people.

Common careers

  • fashion designer
  • vet
  • nurse
  • jeweler
  • physical therapist
  • secretary/li>
  • chef
  • teacher
  • homemaker
  • beautician

Famous ISFPs

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Neil Simon
  • Jackie Kennedy Onassis
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Barbara Streisand
  • Mel Brooks
  • Cher
  • Bob Dylan

Quotes by famous ISFPs

  • "A lot of people can't stand touring but to me it's like breathing. I do it because I'm driven to do it." - Bob Dylan
  • "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • "Don't take your toys inside just because it's raining." - Cher
  • "I like the smell of film. I just like knowing there's film going through the camera." - Steven Spielberg
  • "Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression." - Barbara Streisand
  • "He who hesitates is poor." - Mel Brooks

Hobbies and recreation

  • crafts
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • appreciating art
  • nature walks
  • day canoe trips
  • entertaining in intimate groups
  • volunteering

All 16 types

Your type is a combination of four preferences. Each preference was made by choosing between 2 letters in a dichotomy. The four dichotomies are:


Defines where you direct your energy. Extroversion indicates outwards towards the world, and Introversion indicates a tendency inwards towards your thoughts and ideas.


Defines how you process information. Do you prefer to process information through your five senses (Sensing) or do you prefer to trust your hunches and read between the lines? (iNtuition)


Defines how you make decisions. Do you prefer logical analysis (Thinking), or contemplating about how each option affects people? (Feeling)


Defines how you order your life. Do you prefer making plans and keeping to schedules (Judging), or do you usually keep things open? (Perceiving)

There are 16 types in total. Now that you know your type, check out your type description by following the appropriate link below!

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