ISFP(Introverted,Sensing,Feeling,Perceiving) Personality

They say that this type of personality is common with artists. People usually categorize artists as an eccentric bunch. I just want to ask anyone if they consider themselves as an ISFP. And if they do I want to ask what they feel about it.( the definition is too long so if anyone is interested in adding a reply, I would suggest for them to just google it!)^_^

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Hi Regina!  I'm an INTP through and through.  I wonder if that is why I struggle so much with being an artist?  But, being an artist is also on this list of things I'm suppose to be good at!  BTW, I=introverted, N=intuitive, T=thinking, P=perceiving.  Believe me, very difficult personality.  Causes lots of problems.  Be glad you don't have it.

Hi Star & Regina,

Like Star, I'm an INTP - Interestingly enough, just recently, we had a workshop on the Myers/Briggs personality types.  In that workshop, I had to laugh because one of the descriptors of my type was: "Likes to learn new things then never use them".  It just felt so appropriate, cause I tend to bounce from one medium to another, than back again, and always, ALWAYS interested in new products and ways to do things.  Art stores are dangerous places for me - LOL!

I'm an ISFP,obviously. Ummm...a lot of my family members and friends tell me that I'm both weird and crazy. It's at times insulting and other times something that I just accept. They tell me that I should change my personality. And I'm stuggling to change it all these years, giving me frustration. I just can't change it, I'm born with it afterall! I can improve it but not change it. After knowing that I'm an ISFP, I felt relieved somehow that other people have this personality too. It assures me that I'm not crazy at all.lol!^_^

I'm exactly the same way, Sherrill.  Sometimes I feel like I'm destined to never accomplish much of anything.  But, I got all the stuff in case I ever decide to!

Sherril Mason said:

Hi Star & Regina,

Like Star, I'm an INTP - Interestingly enough, just recently, we had a workshop on the Myers/Briggs personality types.  In that workshop, I had to laugh because one of the descriptors of my type was: "Likes to learn new things then never use them".  It just felt so appropriate, cause I tend to bounce from one medium to another, than back again, and always, ALWAYS interested in new products and ways to do things.  Art stores are dangerous places for me - LOL!

Regina - Yes, I can relate to this, with emphasis on the Introversion part LOL. I always feel like a misfit no matter where I am or whom I'm with. Since no one in my immediate family was artistic, I really felt like an outcast. Embrace your uniqueness. If you try to mold yourself to what others think you should or shouldn't be, it'll feel false and empty.



Starr White said:

Hi Regina!  I'm an INTP through and through.  I wonder if that is why I struggle so much with being an artist?  But, being an artist is also on this list of things I'm suppose to be good at!  BTW, I=introverted, N=intuitive, T=thinking, P=perceiving.  Believe me, very difficult personality.  Causes lots of problems.  Be glad you don't have it.


Problems? Don't I know it! But I have come to accept myself and now in retirement have the freedom to absent myself from others if I want to or need to. I create the art I want to create. And I'm happy with the realization that some very talented people produce representative art, so I don't have to.

I'm an ENFP, but my E and my F are very close to the line. My N, on the other hand, is practically off the scale, meaning that I have almost no sensate character. It's true, too. I always have to ask for things in the supermarket, and almost always the employee leads me to them where I've looked a few times. Once I walked into a familiar art supply shop and when I couldn't find the books, since they'd move them, I went to the register and asked the young person where the books had been moved to. He moved his head a fraction of a degree to his right, to indicate that they were in the rack about 5 inches to the left of where I was standing. People are amazed that I'm an artist with so little sensate character, but I think it's kind of like exercising a muscle that otherwise normally is pretty sedentary. It's not as good as someone who exercises it all the time, but it feels so good to get it up and walking around a bit. Plus, just like exercising a muscle, I think practicing art has made me more aware of the world around me -- or at least has taught me how to be more aware when the situation calls for it.

I'm INTP also.  Major emphasis on introversion (80%, way up there).  Regina, don't let anyone tell you to change your personality.  I struggled with that problem for years thinking that there must be something wrong with me because I never wanted to act crazy and have a boat-load of friends around me.  I was never "popular" and was voted the quietest person in high school.  I was always teased and bullied because I wasn't "like" them.  What a relief to find out just a couple of years ago that there was anything "wrong" with me in the first place! I've tried to act many extroverts that were around me and it always felt weird and out of character for me.  I hated it.  Plus, they knew I was trying to be like them and I got teased even more for it.  So, just be who you were made to be and don't change for anyone.  If they refuse to understand you or accept it, then they have the problem, not you.  :^)

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