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I'm interested in my friend's type. She's 31 years old. She's a lesbian (I'm not sure if that actually matters). She's very creative and loves art but she's not very good at drawing, painting or writing. Her skills lie in graphic/web design. She has a knack for creating cool website layouts and editing photos. A lot of her artwork has some kind of message behind it (i.e. she's really passionate about feminism).

Apart from graphic design, she's also a qualified afro-caribbean hairdresser and loves experimenting with cornrows on other people. She quit the profession because she felt too shy to socialise with customers.

Personality-wise she's extremely sensitive but has this tough outer shell. She doesn't like people to see her cry. She'd rather detach herself from the world and cut people out than let her emotions show. She's very stubborn and doesn't have a problem saying 'no' when she needs to.

She's not into fashion or makeup but she does have an alternative style and likes to keep a unique identity. People tend to like her because she knows herself very well and doesn't conform to anyone else's opinion. She doesn't judge anyone else's style and appreciates the differences in others.

She's a little insecure and has a bit of a love/hate relationship with people. She has lots of friends but only a few she sees regularly. She loves communicating via text/whatsapp.

She can be very dramatic and a hypochondriac. She makes to-do lists. She prefers to work alone and usually works in bursts when she gets a 'lightbulb' moment. When she's 'in the zone' she locks herself away in her room until her designs are perfected. She gets very excited about a project at first but then loses interest later. She's always changing her mind about things which makes her seem quite fickle, but when you get to know her she actually hoards every detail from the past and feels very deeply. She's just very guarded.

I keep going from ISFP to INFP to ENFP. I know she must be one of them!


 

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Another vote for ISFP.


She gets very excited about a project at first but then loses interest later.


This is such an Se trait, Se types usually have this tendency to immerse themselves fully into a project and they feel this strong need to learn everything about the project, and then once they have mastered it completely, they start losing interest in that project and they start moving on to the next project.
 

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Another vote for ISFP.


She gets very excited about a project at first but then loses interest later.


This is such an Se trait, Se types usually have this tendency to immerse themselves fully into a project and they feel this strong need to learn everything about the project, and then once they have mastered it completely, they start losing interest in that project and they start moving on to the next project.
Couldn't that be Ne as well though?
 

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Hmm you might want to refer to this thread and see how one of the INTPs on here described Se and Ne:

http://personalitycafe.com/whats-my...ploring-my-type-yet-again-2.html#post16742049

I think he did a really wonderful job describing the differences between Se and Ne.
Ah okay, that was pretty helpful.

The only thing that makes me doubt ISFP is that I'm under the impression ISFP is one of the most stable, down-to-earth types, whereas she's prone to moodswings and has strong feelings and views about many things?
 

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Ah okay, that was pretty helpful.

The only thing that makes me doubt ISFP is that I'm under the impression ISFP is one of the most stable, down-to-earth types, whereas she's prone to moodswings and has strong feelings and views about many things?

The stable, down-to-earth type sounds more like ISFJs than ISFPs actually. ISFJs are prone to hiding their negative emotions because the Fe in them value peace and harmony so much, hence, giving them the appearance of stable and down-to-earth.

I think ISFPs are pretty prone to moodswings. In fact, I think all Fi doms and aux are prone to things like moodswings.
I have been surrounded by many Fi dom and aux and this is a pattern that I've noticed among all of them.

Strong feelings and views about many things seems like an Fi trait, especially when Fi is in the dominant function.
 

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The stable, down-to-earth type sounds more like ISFJs than ISFPs actually. ISFJs are prone to hiding their negative emotions because the Fe in them value peace and harmony so much, hence, giving them the appearance of stable and down-to-earth.

I think ISFPs are pretty prone to moodswings. In fact, I think all Fi doms and aux are prone to things like moodswings.
I have been surrounded by many Fi dom and aux and this is a pattern that I've noticed among all of them.

Strong feelings and views about many things seems like an Fi trait, especially when Fi is in the dominant function.
Infp or isfp. Definitely not enfp.

So, to decipher. Think about discussions between you and your friend. The one thing I notice mainly about isfp/infp difference are:
-infp's glaze if you give them too much detail in discussion (well, the ones in my life do:)
-isfp tend to talk about subjects and answer questions much more directly
 

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Infp or isfp. Definitely not enfp.

So, to decipher. Think about discussions between you and your friend. The one thing I notice mainly about isfp/infp difference are:
-infp's glaze if you give them too much detail in discussion (well, the ones in my life do:)
-isfp tend to talk about subjects and answer questions much more directly
Hmm I'd actually say she answered questions indirectly. She usually makes a sarcastic comment or turns her answers into humour. She also uses code when she speaks and hints a lot of the time (at least with me) and expects me to decipher it. She's not very good at decipher my hints thought. Reasons I lean towards INFP are that she overthinks a lot. Reasons I lean towards ISFP is that she's more street smart and more likeable than me, and I'm an INFP (or possibly INTP).
 
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