ISFP - Strengths and Weaknesses

The Harmonizers


ISFPs always try to make the most of each day, and enjoy doing new and exciting things. They have the incredible ability to think outside the box, and choose to do so in nearly every aspect of their lives. They rarely stick to traditions and schedules, and march to the beat of their own drum. ISFPs tend to focus on the here-and-now, and prefer to take things one day at a time.

When interacting with others, ISFPs are warm, kind-hearted, and generous. It may be difficult for ISFPs to open up at first, but once they do, others are drawn to their charm.

ISFPs are also incredibly observant and are very aware of others feelings. ISFPs make excellent confidants. They always are there for others, offering a shoulder to cry on after a bad day. ISFPs are accepting of others, but often hold grudges against those who have wronged them in the past.

ISFPs are very practical and observant. They are more concerned with the real-world impact of things, rather than big, complex theories and ideas. They prefer to rely on information they can observe, rather than intuitive feelings.

ISFPs live in a world of possibilities. They love trying new things, and have developed very refined tastes. They enjoy the finer things in life. They appreciate things that are aesthetically pleasing, and take pride in decorating and organizing their home.


Because they enjoy living in the present moment, ISFPs can often have difficulty planning for the future. They may find themselves getting so caught up in the excitement of their day-to-day lives that they forget their long-term responsibilities.

ISFPs are constantly seeking out excitement, but if they are unable to find it, they get bored very easily. This may lead to irresponsible choices and risky behavior. This tendency may also cause problems in romantic relationships — ISFPs may be afraid of commitment because they are afraid of being trapped in an old, boring relationship. There is nothing ISFPs are more afraid of than losing that “spark” in their relationship.

ISFPs love for aesthetic beauty and poor planning skills may result in irresponsible financial choices. ISFPs may find themselves focusing on the short-term benefits of their purchases, rather than the long term consequences. It may be challenging for ISFPs to set budgets in general, and they may be frivolous or materialistic.

ISFPs often seek out the opinions of others, but may have a hard time accepting criticism. They may become reliant on others’ approval to validate their self-worth. Others may view ISFPs as overly-sensitive and emotional.

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.
Pablo Picasso