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    ISFJ - The Nurturers

    Slightly annoying stereotype... did I mistype myself?

    From reading the profiles of different personalities, it makes it seem like the only types viewed as creative or capable of doing artwork are P types or xNFx types.

    I think that all types can have interests in all areas; it's not exclusive to specific types. I also find it annoying when people assume all ISTJs are like robots and have no emotions whatsoever. Sure they may make decisions based highly on logic rather than emotion, but that doesn't mean that they are heartless robots.

    Personally I love to draw, (although I am not very good). I also play a few musical instruments (Not wanting to brag, but I am approaching advanced level... ex. usually advanced repertoire for piano is grade 8 RCM+) And I love to dabble in writing songs.
    I've also always wanted to write a book and have many ideas going. I don't like how people associate these certain activities to specific types.

    Do any of you agree with me? I tested ISFJ and it doesn't say anything about art music or writing in the description, and I find that those things are a big part of my life. I also don't remember seeing anywhere that ISFJs love learning/school, and that is a huge part of my life as well.

    I thought about a year ago that maybe I was INFJ instead, but decided that I was not... I was just being hopeful because at that time I thought it would feel cool to have the "cool rare personality type." And on top of that, the description of ISFJ seemed to fit me more. Now I am just torn, I'm not sure what type I am.

    Any input?

    (Sorry... I kind of switched topics halfway through. It would be great if you could answer both question! :P )
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    ISFJ - The Nurturers

    Cool. The very basis of me is totally ISFJ: I feel bad about a bunch of stuff, and mull things over for far too long, try and help people etc etc. But art is a huge part of my life. I like to draw, write, and make movies. Id love to make music too, but have never really gotten into it. Basically anything creative I like. I come up with ideas for movies etc to do in the future, and ideas for comics and video games. I like it all :P So I can really relate.
    My brother is an INFJ, which could be why I am into art, because certainly for some of it he did make way for. I just love to look at art and stuff, its too awesome.

    I think the very fundamental points of the personality is where to look. People arent 100% the same, its just an underling current of things that we have in common. When I first tested I got 'artist' I believe, Im not even sure what type that is, because I couldnt do any reading up on it, on the page I took it, but then I took another and got ISFJ, and it seems to fit quite well. I just happen to be more into artistic stuff than being a school teacher

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    ISFJ - The Nurturers

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeg View Post
    Do any of you agree with me? I tested ISFJ and it doesn't say anything about art music or writing in the description, and I find that those things are a big part of my life. I also don't remember seeing anywhere that ISFJs love learning/school, and that is a huge part of my life as well.
    I think type is just a general description. For example, ISFJs are supposedly very good at social work and stuff like that. I am interested, but I don't think I am suited for it, because I would be too emotionally involved. Like you, I'm very interested in writing, but it doesn't say anything in the ISFJ description about it.

    I think most young SJs would be very interested in learning and school, to be honest.
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    ISFJ - The Nurturers

    Types are a basis of motivation, I think. It generally shows how you react to things or what causes you to act. Interests seems to be something partially removed from this. I very much feel associated with being an ISFJ, but what you would think isfjs wouldn't be interested in, like philosophy, would also disinterest me. But I chose that to be my major. It's hardly an S or an F thing, but I find it rather interesting.

    In a personality test I took about a week ago on this forum one of the questions asked the type of person we like to hang around with, which I answered with creative/spuratic. I find them interesting even if I'm not one myself. This test kind of carries on the stereotype and placed me as an INFJ, which I'm pretty sure I am not. The stereotype about what interests us is there, but there is little truth in it. I think our personality types merely change how we interact with a subject or interest or why we like it to begin with. I like the subject of philosophy because it's a broad subject that brings together all sorts of ideas on subjects to a conclusion all the issues skirt around. It achieves a balance using all of this information from each subject to come to a greater conclusion no individual field would come up with. There are debates and conflict that a lot of ISFJs would avoid, but the field allows a wisdom that a lot of people don't find on their own. IT's another way to solve conflicts, which is something ISFJs don't like to have active.

    Sorry if this doesn't make too much sense, a little inebriated atm. But the bottom line is you can like almsot anything so long as you fit it to a perspective that pleases you. Interests are a very personal thing, something as general as the meyers-brigg's personality test doesn't compensate for all of the personal things that affect each of us. The stereotypes have some ground but not enough to strictly apply to each of us. I hope this helps somewhat. ^_^

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    ISFJ - The Nurturers

    Quote Originally Posted by Sol Leo View Post
    Types are a basis of motivation, I think. It generally shows how you react to things or what causes you to act. Interests seems to be something partially removed from this. I very much feel associated with being an ISFJ, but what you would think isfjs wouldn't be interested in, like philosophy, would also disinterest me. But I chose that to be my major. It's hardly an S or an F thing, but I find it rather interesting.
    Wow! I'm quite interested in philosophy too. It's kind of weird. Even though I'm not doing it as a major, I checked out four philosophy textbooks from the library the other day.
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    ISFJ - The Nurturers

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeg View Post
    From reading the profiles of different personalities, it makes it seem like the only types viewed as creative or capable of doing artwork are P types or xNFx types.

    I think that all types can have interests in all areas; it's not exclusive to specific types. I also find it annoying when people assume all ISTJs are like robots and have no emotions whatsoever. Sure they may make decisions based highly on logic rather than emotion, but that doesn't mean that they are heartless robots.

    Personally I love to draw, (although I am not very good). I also play a few musical instruments (Not wanting to brag, but I am approaching advanced level... ex. usually advanced repertoire for piano is grade 8 RCM+) And I love to dabble in writing songs.
    I've also always wanted to write a book and have many ideas going. I don't like how people associate these certain activities to specific types.

    Do any of you agree with me? I tested ISFJ and it doesn't say anything about art music or writing in the description, and I find that those things are a big part of my life. I also don't remember seeing anywhere that ISFJs love learning/school, and that is a huge part of my life as well.

    I thought about a year ago that maybe I was INFJ instead, but decided that I was not... I was just being hopeful because at that time I thought it would feel cool to have the "cool rare personality type." And on top of that, the description of ISFJ seemed to fit me more. Now I am just torn, I'm not sure what type I am.

    Any input?

    (Sorry... I kind of switched topics halfway through. It would be great if you could answer both question! :P )

    I don't think there's anything in here that keeps you from being ISFJ.

    First off, ISFJs are typically very good at schoolwork. We're self-motivated, we like pleasing authority, and our Si helps us focus, commit, and also remember and pay attention to details.

    As far as art goes....this is not something that type determines, I don't think. Any type can be into art and literature. In fact, I think S types are more likely to enjoy physical art, whereas N types are more likely to enjoy abstract arts like philosophy.


    On average, I think ISFPs are more into creative art than ISFJs are, just because I think their Fi makes them think a little more individually. However, ISFJs also are known for finding something they like and really exploring all of the ins and outs of it...so art and music may just be one of those areas for you.



    It's always hard to determine one's type, but I think these threads give some good things that ISFJs can relate to.



    The description given by Rim (post #6) is IMO one of the most accurate ISFJ descriptions that I've read.

    https://personalitycafe.com/isfj-foru...scription.html



    This thread also has a lot of stuff ISFJs seem to relate to quite well.

    https://personalitycafe.com/isfj-foru...isfj-when.html
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    I think all types are quite capable of "art" in various fields. It's simply that it seems that type preference would also play into preference of art. Art is vision, and vision is correlated to our personality as well as our life experiences.

    Typically ISFJs wouldn't make movies like Stanley Kubrick (for example) or do paintings like Pollack or Picasso.

    In my experience, the introverted nature + appreciation for practical detail + strong self-discipline (among other things) are traits that have shown up in the artistic pursuits of ISFJs I have known. For example, one ISFJ didn't consider herself creative, but she could go and sit on the lawn and draw finely detailed objects with a pencil -- almost picture-perfect, capturing not just the details but the lighting. Another ISFJ played the piano and was very good at practicing classical music over and over again until she could play exactly what was on the page. ISFJs also tend to be very concerned about quality and will work very hard to "get something right"; some EP types, on the other hand, focus on maximizing the outcome of an unplanned situation (for example, playing by ear and taking whatever is present to produce the best outcome, without predefining what that outcome is ahead of time).

    People are people, we are typically more complex than just general type, so there's a spectrum of behavior, but every type will play to its strengths when it applies itself to a creative pursuit.

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    ISFJ - The Nurturers

    We don't see it as creative, because we know how closely we follow the guidelines we're familiar with and the "rules" as we understand them. But we can seem very creative, in "odd and unexpected ways" to those who don't think like us. I have an INFP coworker who keeps calling me really creative, when I'm thinking "I'm just following what I know." The trick is that I'm pulling what I know from six or seven different sources, that might be years apart, but all of which I experienced.

    I have an Associates in Graphic Design: Multimedia, I work with website and logo design and do the occasional video, I wrote a 50k word novel, and have run a D&D game with my own world and story for a year.

    From the outside, it looks really creative. But I see myself as just having followed the directions and the logical next step, laying things out and then doing them.

    As Teddy said, and as many descriptions explain, we ISFJs are GOOD at finding something we like, and then learning everything we can about it. That just happens to include art for some of us. :-)
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    Inferior Ne can help I think - sift through Si for good connections - with a foundation with can be creative. When I have a feel for something, and naturally enjoy engaging with it, I can get to know it well enough to know how to be creative with it; know it well enough to know what is a good outcome; something I am very concerned about.

    I really enjoy the kind of fantasy - writing/reading/art - which plays on reality; magical realism, speculative fiction, the surreal.
    When I play music (very occasionally hehe) I enjoy making atonal pieces; it's far too easy and boring to repeat the usual key and patterns; try to process what I know through dissembling it and trying to make something without a key (without trying, I have to try to get a key signature, but 'try to' expresses the emotional journey I like to follow; try to find the right mix of disjointed notes I suppose).

    I know I'm generally good at finding what looks or sounds good when I'm well versed enough in something; I can make something subtly unconventional feel right despite being distant from what people would typically praise - I guess like a good jazz musician but for other areas of creative arts.

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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    MBTI descriptions just propose what would be preferably more enjoyable to certain type. I know my ISFJ best friend, she's into music and art like crazy :D, she plays guitar and piano, sings and draws.

    I'm ENTP but occasionally I like to get back from my head :D and play some guitar.


     
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