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Can you give me examples of the "highly practical, cynical and bitter" ISFP ?

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Can you give me examples of the "highly practical, cynical and bitter" ISFP ?

"Some ISFPs who are in the habit of not expressing their needs and feelings find themselves in situations throughout their life where they feel overshadowed, overlooked, or even "tread upon" by others. Highly practical and cynical by nature, these feelings may cause the ISFP to become bitter, and to either give up on their relationships, or to start using their relationships for their own personal gain. Although this problem is observed sometimes in the ISFP type, it does not seem to be present in those ISFPs who consistently express their feelings to those closest to them." (ISFP Relationships)

I have read this page over and over again and that bit doesn't make sense to me, and yet I imagine that if it's written on a website that is generally correct on most types, then it must be correct too. In that case, why have I never seen it? I have had an ISFP friend for 11 years, I have gone out and been friends with an ISFP for a year. I've never seen it. In fact, my biggest complain about the ISFPs in my life is that they sometimes have absent-minded opinions on things, but this goes hand in hand with their peaceful views on everything. How is that being cynical, bitter and practical?

Could you give me examples of ISFPs you know (or yourselves) who became all those things and why it happened?
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I always thought my bitterness and cynicism is more because I'm a 6w5.
Yeah people fail to remember that the Jungian type has an Enneagram type attached.
Whatever baggage there is on such a level, will be expressed nicely there.
From the OPs words the Enneagram of such a "bitter" ISFP could be many things.
Personally I'm probably a 5w4 9w8 2w1 Sx/Sp.
That combo combined with my experiences gave me plenty of bitterness towards the world.

As a child I was just like people like to describe ISFPs, but now I'm more on the cold cynical side.
I was even more bitter before, I've managed to deal with some of my baggage,
but I have enough bad experiences to draw on to chill any conversation should I wish to.
People are dynamic and can change when the world force them to.
I think many would label me as an INTJ to avoid dealing with the dark shit that mar their innocent picture of ISFPs.
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