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For those who know their profile - here is the next Infographic in our series on MBTI personality profiles. If you are an ISFP you may enjoy finding out just what it is that makes you tick in the world of work and what careers you are best suited to.
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live in the present
They want time to
"IT'S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS.”
with a quiet sense of joyfulness.ISFPs
experience each moment
of self-understanding, individuality & growth.
Prize the freedom to follow their own course,
& set their own timeframe.
have their own space
Express their devotion to others
in many quiet ways.
& for beauty in all living things
– people, plants & animals.
Often have an aﬃnity to nature
4th most common type
9% 10% women
Among types most likely
to report heart disease
In college, likely to
report low levels of
assertiveness & among
types least likely to stay
Likely to value a work
place with security, clear
& simple instructions, &
no extra hours
Most likely of all types to
report stress about
ﬁnances & children
Commonly found in ...
occupations in health care, teaching & law enforcement.
Tolerant & non
ISFPs ARE LIKELY TO BE...
IS CONSISTENT WITH THEIR STRONG, INNER VALUES & IS SOMETHING THEY
care deeply about & want to contribute their energy and talents to.
IS DONE WITH OTHERS IN A SUPPORTIVE & AFFIRMING CLIMATE,
where they are a loyal & cooperative member of a team.
LETS THEM BE ADAPTABLE YET COMMITTED; WHERE THEY HAVE A SENSE
of purpose & are able to see & experience the actual results of their accomplishments.
LETS THEM USE THEIR SENSE OF TASTE & AESTHETICS TO ENHANCE
their physical work space, personalise it, & make others feel more comfortable.
means doing work that:
REQUIRES ATTENTION TO DETAIL, WHERE THEY WORK WITH REAL THINGS
that beneﬁt other people & have practical applications.
synthesise what they sense &
experience into a COHERENT whole.
Deliver advice & solutions
that are practical & sensible, making
any situation BETTER in the present
Attuned to the feelings of others
& FLEXIBLE in responding to them.
Expert at ﬁnding patterns &
connections, seeing possibilities for
change & IMPROVEMENT that others
& seldom OVERLOOK any details.
THE FINAL WORD...
"It is this type more than
any of the others whose
style it is to stand by
another person (or plant or
animal), with no intention
to inﬂuence it, criticize it,
or change it—perhaps not
even to interact with it—
only to be in its presence."
Type Talk at Work
Gifted problem-solvers who
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Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron & Kelly Tieger. Do What You Are
Isabel Briggs-Myers, Mary H. McCaulley, Naomi L. Quenk, and Allen L. Hammer. MBTI Manual