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I believe i used to be a ISFP growing up.
I displayed many ISFP traits back then. But after I went through lots of pain in my life, and when my depression got worse 2 years ago, i suddenly became analytical and more of a dreamer.
Could my depression, bullying..etc could have caused my personality type to change?. I've noticed after the pain got worse, my personality changed.
If I went through counseling and lots of therapy, would i suddenly be a ISFP again?
 

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Well, that really depends. The only thing that seems to shift for me in darker moments are my extroversion/introversion.
I took a couple tests multiple times and sure enough, when I was sadder and more withdrawn I shifted to an INFJ.

It's possible. NFs are extremely sensitive creatures - are you negatively concerned over the personality shift itself? That's the impression I'm getting here. If so, don't sweat it:
ISFPs are lovely people in my experience :)
 

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By the way, I posted in your other thread (the revaluation one) before I even saw this one :happy:

I don't think type changes, but it can seem to shift when during stress. This is because while we're down or stressed out, we use different functions. INFPs will most commonly use Te (extraverted Thinking). I get into a sort of INTJ mode during certain times. But it's entirely dependant on the individual which functions are used during stress.

Since this usage was for two years, you could have inadvertantly developed these functions to the point where you can use them well enough. It's hard to tell which they are from your post alone. Given that you think you were ISFP, it could be Ni and Te. But they could also be Ne or Ti. (EDIT to answer your question:) You'd probably rely more on Se once you became more "healthy," so in a way, you would become "more ISFP."
 

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I kinda wonder how I'm going to turn out once I get over this 7 year depression. It's such a large part of me and who I am... I don't even know what's going to be left of my personality after it dissipates.

Seriously, everything roots back to it. The ability to empathise with others and offer support, my artistic side, how i socialise, what I do on any given day of the week.

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Maybe you've always been an INFP but tried to act more ISFP because it seems "right" (society standards and all)? It's a possibility and if so, maybe it was trying to be an ISFP that caused your depression?

I think it might be as simple as looking back and asking yourself if you were (automatically) more concerned with details or the big picture when you were a child.
 
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