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ISFPs and careers

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ISFPs at work

People with ISFP preferences are practical helpers. They enjoy listening to others and providing them with what they need. They tend to spend a lot of time reflecting, so they like jobs where they can support others and feel useful while staying under the radar.

They might be people pleasers, but ISFPs are also practical and resourceful problem solvers. This helps them not only support others emotionally but create better systems and work well under pressure too.

In general, ISFPs are considerate, nonjudgmental, and flexible, which allows them to fit into many types of workplaces and company cultures. However, they don’t like rigid structure or being micromanaged. ISFPs work best when they can be autonomous and create their own schedules.

Career trends for ISFPs

People with ISFP preferences want to solve problems that directly improve other people’s lives. They enjoy interacting with others behind the scenes, and they like to support common goals without being in the spotlight.

Because of these tendencies, many ISFPs enjoy careers in health care, nonprofits, teaching, and office administration.

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Leadership style of ISFPs

ISFPs rarely have a desire to manage teams or take on leadership roles. In fact, they’re one of the rarest MBTI types to find in leadership—only around 2% of global leaders have preferences for ISFP.

Although they are very capable and practical, ISFPs simply dislike being the center of attention in the way that leadership roles often require. If they do happen to become leaders, they lead with quiet respect, consideration, and appreciation for everyone’s individual talents.

ISFPs on a team

People with ISFP preferences enjoy developing close but professional relationships with the people they work with. They generally enjoy working on a tight-knit team. They’re interested in team members’ unique personalities and talents, and they typically want to know how they can support each individual.

When working on shared tasks, ISFPs like to be told exactly what they need to do directly and concisely.

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