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(I) Introverted - (S) Sensing - (F) Feeling - (P) Perceiving
The ISFP is the astute observer of life, quiet, introspective and kindly. Harmony and respectfulness of values are so important to them. And although trust takes quite some time to establish, once it has been, the ISFP will be a solid and dependable friend. Yes it will take some time to really get to know the inner values of an ISFP but the reward will be a friend for life, a friend who will proactively anticipate problems and support others. Conversely if trust is broken, the ISFP will walk away, no fuss, apparently passive but stubbornly refusing to engage again.
Quiet supporters, rarely will an ISFP be the leader, preferring to remain behind the scenes, observing, understanding, but saying very little. There is a stubborn side to the ISFP, but this is more of a passive stubbornness, meaning the person may say 'yes,' but mean 'no.' Their gentleness and thoughtfulness means that the ISFP can be an excellent mediator in the team, seeking good things and building harmony.
The downside of this is that the ISFP can be overly laid back and, unless it is important to their values, have 'one speed,' with little acceleration. The ISFP wants, and needs, a cooperative environment, where harmony is a first principle, and confrontation is kept to a minimum.
The ISFP is the person of few words, intensely loyal to friends and family and the causes for which they stand - although this manifests itself much more in deeds than in words. The ISFP does not use logic or even intuition but genuinely FEELS things, through the sense, including how others are feeling if those others are part of their life-space. This sensitivity remains hidden to any other than the few chosen ones the ISFP has allowed close.
The ISFP needs freedom, and is not motivated by goals, or targets - and indeed may shy away, (in a quiet, non-confrontational way), from schedules, plans and set priorities. However, getting close to an ISFP will provide individuals, or the team, with a very different, astute perspective on issues or people, and in that sense can be very rewarding. ISFPs are motivated by doing a job or performing tasks which they can wholeheartedly believe in, and which push their internal buttons.
In a team situation, the ISFP will bring a quiet sense of conviction and what is 'the right thing to do.' Although not vocal, the ISFP can glue the team together and ensure that all members' views are considered and given equal weight and the ISFP will actually become vocal in their support of new ideas and contributions.
Their desire not to feel the need to push themselves forward, really helps in pushing others forward and ensuring the group is balanced in its decision making and that everyone contributes.