The ISFP personality type

"Social Advisors"

Read a description of this personality type below.


ISFPs have strong beliefs and convictions and a tendency towards being religious. They have very strong character.

ISFPs have strong instincts and a strong gut judgements. You are humble in their self-expression. You are quiet and reserved, and quite a dreamer. You take time to love and appreciate others around you. You’re a polite person and you don’t really care much about what others think. You love silence and to be at peace. You like private or intimate social settings and there’s no place like home to you. You’re playful and prefer fun and carefree social interactions over more work-oriented situations. You can be competitive in games and at work. You know exactly what you want and you’re comfortable taking risks to get there. You just need to think about it for a bit first.

You tend to take time to trust and to share with others, and you only share your heart with those you trust. You trust your own judgement and you have a firm grasp of the world and what happens around you. You’re often questioning others intentions and if they can be trusted. You try to control and slow down things so that you don’t become overwhelmed. You are down to earth and trust what you know and want. You trust and try hard to follow instructions and norms in society. You are an objective decision maker and you go with your gut at all times - and you don’t need to discuss your gut with others. Your strong instincts are remarkable at times.

Because of your need for courtesy, good health, and respect for tradition, you tend to distrust those who are in discord with society. You think everyone should work hard to respect their superiors and to go with the natural order of things. ISFPs are highly confident in their skills and abilities. As an ISFP, you tend to be open to learn at all times. Your ideal romantic partner tends to be the ESFJ. Their roots to society and their charisma and passion is highly attractive to you.

Advisors enjoy distance, caution, and reflection in adaptive, free-flow environments. They lead with silent curiosity, enjoying to meticulously study a topic or interests various details or viewpoints. They prefer not to intervene in things directly, instead offering advice or running trials from a distance. This makes them ideal teachers or analysts: they enjoy the position of answering questions and informing people on a topic, but prefer to do so in a less direct and controlled manner than the leaders. They have the most fun in relaxed, informal settings, with little pressure, and a lot of free-flow brainstorming.

They prefer to analyze conditions and possibilities, and tend to have more of a line-dancers mentality, often juggling and revising their positions on various issues and problems, offering the most in-depth, thorough and careful decision makers. In optimal environments they are given ample time for reflection and brainstorming in collaboration with others.

In situations that are too fast-paced and reactive, they become more affective and emotional. They also tend to become more distanced and cool in situations that require them to assume a position of authority and control.

As a popular, you seek to find the common themes and settings which are the foundation for the identity of your people. You are interested in the traditional narratives and symbols which have formed society so far and how to use these symbols to maintain the social identity of their people in spite of new changes in society.

As a thinker you enjoy to cautiously consider what will happen in the future and avoid making misstakes. You have a distance towards the world, respond reflectively and take your time to evaluate new things before you try them.

As a realist you enjoy relating things to actual circumstances and see what is straight-forward and plausible. You have a strong sense of reality and prefer staying grounded in it.

As a value-based person you enjoy basing decisions on figurative or metaphorical feeling values. You enjoy looking at how things affect peoples motivation and how actions affect peoples momentum and well-being.

As a perceiver you enjoy quickly changing tasks and exploring new possibilities in the moment. You are quite collaborative and open to changes in plans.

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