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    ISFP - The Artists

    Differences between INFP and ISFP.

    Apart from the functions, although quite similar, how can you tell them apart? I'm pretty sure some INFP's are ISFP on the forum.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    ISFPs tend to be more hands on than INFPs. ISFPs, because of Se, need to experience the world with their senses first wherasINFPs will prefer to think and theorize first. ISFPs are more grounded to reality and speak more with concrete language, INFPs have trouble with realistic and think and speak with more abstract and metaphorical language.
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    Psilo has pretty much summed up me and my ISFP friend. I am a lot bigger picture thinking then he is, and I have trouble with a lot of practical tasks and skills compared to him. I also completely forget, or ignore, the mundane 'average' obvious things in life. I often sometimes, not so much now, look in between lines that aren't there, which may confuse people at times.
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    Also if anyone has anything relationship specific to comment on, feel free to add to this thread, I have a similar question though focused on the romantic side:

    https://personalitycafe.com/sex-relat...tml#post260508

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    INTJ - The Scientists

    I imagine one of the most common causes for mistyping as INFP for an ISFP is due to faulty descriptions - both Se and ISFP descriptions imply that ISFPs are constantly immersed in the world, whereas it's actually common for them to indulge in daydreams, like INFPs do. The 'S' part may lead many, even those who write the descriptions, to believe that ISFPs are never imaginative.
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    I think the main scientific difference is this:

    TreeBob is attracted to INFP

    TreeBob is not attracted to ISFP

    I have done extensive clinical studies to back this up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeBob View Post
    I think the main scientific difference is this:

    TreeBob is attracted to INFP

    TreeBob is not attracted to ISFP

    I have done extensive clinical studies to back this up.
    Funny man.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey View Post
    I imagine one of the most common causes for mistyping as INFP for an ISFP is due to faulty descriptions - both Se and ISFP descriptions imply that ISFPs are constantly immersed in the world, whereas it's actually common for them to indulge in daydreams, like INFPs do. The 'S' part may lead many, even those who write the descriptions, to believe that ISFPs are never imaginative.
    QFE. Because I feel I may have implied this unintentionally.

    Pe is auxilliary to Fi in both IXFPs. ISFPs still engage primarily with Fi, making them just as aloof and out of it as INFPs. Concrete and abstract refer more to what content they perceive first, sensory or connections within.

    I also think there are a number of mistyped ISFPs because the descriptions sound better and are biased towards INFP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey View Post
    I imagine one of the most common causes for mistyping as INFP for an ISFP is due to faulty descriptions - both Se and ISFP descriptions imply that ISFPs are constantly immersed in the world, whereas it's actually common for them to indulge in daydreams, like INFPs do. The 'S' part may lead many, even those who write the descriptions, to believe that ISFPs are never imaginative.
    Thank you! I hate how the ISFP descriptions make ISFPs sound like uncreative airheads. Honestly, I now think I'm a ISFP. However, we all know that doesn't mean that I dislike abstract things. Anyone can like those, even if some types are more likely to enjoy them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey View Post
    I imagine one of the most common causes for mistyping as INFP for an ISFP is due to faulty descriptions - both Se and ISFP descriptions imply that ISFPs are constantly immersed in the world, whereas it's actually common for them to indulge in daydreams, like INFPs do. The 'S' part may lead many, even those who write the descriptions, to believe that ISFPs are never imaginative.
    Thank you! I hate how the ISFP descriptions make ISFPs sound like uncreative airheads. Once, I even heard that ISFPs supposedly don't seek literature, Philosophy, or science. While I don't seek out science, I definitely seek out literature and Philosophy(especially ethics Philosophy!) Honestly, I now think I'm a ISFP. However, we all know that doesn't mean that I dislike abstract things. Anyone can like those, even if some types are more likely to enjoy them. The funny thing is that whenever I take free online tests, I always get INFP. But when I am honest when taking the cognitive tests, I get ISFP.


     
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