About ISFP – ‘The Composer’

ISFPs live in a world of sensational possibilities and are in tune with the way things look, taste, sound, feel, and smell. They have a strong aesthetic appreciation for art, and they are likely to be artists in some form because they are gifted at creating things that affect the senses. ISFPs are quiet, reserved, perceptive, and sympathetic individuals with little desire to lead or control others. They usually choose careers where they are given a great deal of autonomy so their natural artistic abilities can operate at their best and allow them to be consistent with their strong core of inner values. ISFPs are natural artists, counselors, and teachers. They rarely enjoy the fast-paced corporate world. ISFPs make up 8.8 percent of the U.S. population.

What ISFP Means

Introversion icon50.7%

of U.S.


You gain energy from your inner world.

Sensing icon73.3%

of U.S.


You value the actual, practical, and present.

Feeling icon59.8%

of U.S.


You base decisions on what concerns others.

Perceiving icon45.9%

of U.S.


You’re adaptable and prefer flexibility.

How Common ISFPs Are

ISFP bar graph

Characteristics of ISFPs

They Most Value
They Appear to Others As
Flexible, Synergetic, Pragmatic
  • Quiet
  • Reflective
  • Practical
  • Action-Oriented
  • Empathetic
  • Cooperative
  • Loyal
  • Flexible
  • Curious
  • Informal

Careers for ISFPs

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