MBTI 4 Functions of ISFP & ISFJ (2a)


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ISFP = The ARTIST (Review)
Strengths
: action-oriented, easy-going, enjoys new things, learns by experience, logical, realistic,  practical, self-confident

Weaknesses: doesn’t like commitment, easily bored, hard to get to know, insensitive, risk-taker

DOMINANT = Fi
ISFP’s primary response is to care more about personal concerns rather than objective, logical information, & how they feel about them. They have their own value system, forming spontaneous judgments based upon how things fit with their own ideas.

AUXILIARY = Se
As a support to the DOM, Se helps the ISFP to be very in tune with the world around them, focused on the present, absorbing new information & then taking action.

They’re highly aware of sensory information, keenly aware of even small changes in their immediate environment, & notice small details that others might overlook. Because of this, they often place a high emphasis on aesthetics, & appreciate the fine arts.

When remembering events from the past, they can call up strong visual imagery and present day sights, smells & sounds can evoke powerful memories of previous time.

TERTIARY = Ni
 As Ni runs in the background, it feeds off of Se-AUX. As ISFPs take in details about the world, they often develop “gut feelings” about events. It allows them to pull from every area in their brain to find valuable data, looking for patterns, often skip 10 steps ahead to predict what will happen in the future.

While they generally don’t like abstract concepts, Ni can lead them to have epiphanies about themselves & others. It makes the Fi-led internal world very abstract, involving lots of intuitive leaps.

INFERIOR = Te
Usually least preferred, here Te can limit the ISFP’s organizing ability, but can kick in in certain situations – when necessary, rather than used to make all their decisions.
Since Te is fundamentally about looking for the most efficient way to do something, under stress ISFP might become obsessed with being too precise about details, or finding the most ‘perfect’ way to express an idea.
Overuse of any inferior function can be very draining, & when under-developed – can be unhealthy when constantly given priority over other functions.

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ISFJ = The PROTECTOR (Review)
Strengths
: has an eye for detail, practical, reliable, sensitive

Weaknesses: avoids confrontation, dislikes abstract concepts, neglects own needs, uncomfortable with change

DOMINANT = Si
ISFJ’s primary response is to focus on details & facts, preferring concrete information over abstract theories.

Highly attuned to the immediate environment & firmly grounded in reality -with a tendency to focus on & protect what’s familiar, so they’re often considered very traditional. When making decisions, ISFJs compare their vivid recall of past experiences in order to predict the outcome of future choices & events.

AUXILIARY = Fe
As a support to their DOM, this Fe is the main way ISFJs interact with & understand people & the world around them, being focused outwardly. It place a great emphasis on personal responses – ie. developing social harmony & connection. This is accomplished through socially appropriate or beneficial activities, such as being polite, kind, considerate & helpful.

ISFJs try to fill the wants & needs of others, based on gut instincts they have about a person or situation, sometimes even sacrificing their own desires to ensure that other people’s happiness. They read or take in info about others, picking up on their vibes. Fe also helps ISFJs relate to & communicate with people in a way that others are comfortable with.

TERTIARY = Ti
Less prominently, Ti in 3rd place helps to take in new information & experiences, as ISFJs look for connections & commonalities in order to find useful patterns that can benefit their interactions. It encourages looking for truthful answers to all of life’s questions.

ISFJs are planners and tend to be very well-organized. Rather than simply trying to understand a small part of something, they want to see how things fit together and how it functions as a whole. Because Ti-TER is right after Fe-AUX, ISFPs can balance between their stoic mental side & valuing- people aspect.

This function tends to become stronger as people age, & involves using more logic to understand how the world works.

INFERIOR = Ne
Usually least preferred, here Ne is the small part of the SiFe that craves simple new experiences & ideas, can take in facts & then explore the “what-ifs” which may lead to new insights about problems.

But because it’s the weakest, it can only be used in simple ways or for short periods.
EXP: When coming up with an idea for a project, they can take many of the details gathered from previous experience & put them together to form a really great concept. But an idea not backed by relevant practical experience can fall flat.

While ISFJs tend to be focused on the present & on concrete facts, this largely unconscious function can help balance personality by helping them to notice a variety of options. Ne can fuel sudden “lightbulb” moments where an idea strikes them out of nowhere as they’re talking.

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