the versatile supporter

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ISFPs careers

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ISFPs at work

ISFPs are practical helpers. They enjoy listening to others and providing what they need. They tend to be in their own world a lot, so they like jobs where they can support others and feel useful while staying under the radar. ISFPs are considerate, non-judgmental, and flexible, which allows them to fit into many types of workplaces and company cultures.

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. They don’t like rigid structure and lots of micromanaging. ISFPs work best when they can be autonomous and create their own schedule.

Career trends

ISFPs want to solve problems that directly improve others’ lives. They enjoy interacting with others on a behind-the-scenes basis, and they like to support a common goal without being in the spotlight.

Because of these tendencies, many ISFPs enjoy careers in healthcare, nonprofits, teaching, or as office administrators.

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Leadership style

ISFPs rarely have a desire to manage a team or take a leadership role. In fact, they’re one of the rarest leadership types. Only about 2% of leaders around the world are ISFPs.

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

ISFPs on a team

ISFPs enjoy developing close but professional relationships with the people they work with. They generally enjoy working on a tight-knit team. They show interest in everyone’s unique personalities and talents, and they typically want to know how they can help to support these skills. ISFPs prefer to be told exactly what to do in a direct and concise way.

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