ISFP

the versatile supporter

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ISFP strengths & weaknesses

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ISFPs at their best

ISFPs love to facilitate meetings between like-minded people, and they prefer to shine the spotlight on others rather than take center stage. They like finding the similarities between even the most diverse groups, and they treat others with kindness and consideration.

They are good at anticipating others’ needs. And while they enjoy helping others, ISFPs have little interest in controlling or influencing their decisions.

Potential development areas for ISFPs

ISFPs can be difficult to pin down. While they are deeply caring and considerate people, their desire for freedom can make them a bit unreliable when they’re under stress. They’re less assertive than some types and might not be able to handle criticism. The ISFP may internalize a simple critique and view it as a personal attack.

And, because they’re often shy about sharing their accomplishments, they might be disappointed when others don’t notice them.

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Types and Stress

ISFPs and stress

ISFPs feel stressed when others dismiss how they feel or disregard things that they’ve experienced. They don’t like being interrupted or feeling pressured at work, and they generally feel stressed when they’re asked to stick to a strict schedule or meet a demanding deadline.

Generally, ISFPs are under the most stress when they feel that too much is happening at once and they can’t give everyone and everything the attention it deserves.

If you’re an ISFP personality type, you can try a few key things to balance these feelings of stress.