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So why do people think that ISFPs are so hard to read? or that we are mysterious? I often feel black and white, straight forward. True, I am not usually one of many words vocally.. but If you ask the right questions, I'll tell ya anything.

Also, why are we often confused with other personality types? I have several NT type friends, for example, that keep thinking I am an N type or some T type. However, that is far from the truth. :cool:
 

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Also, why are we often confused with other personality types? I have several NT type friends, for example, that keep thinking I am an N type or some T type. However, that is far from the truth. <img src="http://personalitycafe.com/images/smilies/1/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" />
ISFP is the most intuitive of the Sensor types.
 

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I agree with the whole "anyone whose quiet will appear mysterious" thing. As for ISFPs in particular tho, I'm not sure. I can be quiet so that may seem "mysterious" to some people, though I wouldn't use that word to describe myself personally.
 

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Tjis ISFP dude is so dark and mysterious



 

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I don't perceive ISFPs to be mysterious. Quiet, sure, but not mysterious. The whole emo thing is just a bullshit stereotype. In reality I find ISFPs are often one of the most socially sophisticated and at times manipulative types. Probably why they are considered a good match with ENFJs.
 

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My very basic understanding of ISFP's is that they have a difficult time expressing their emotional states and feelings verbally, so they 'need' to find an artistic outlet for it, whereas an INFP could more easily express their feelings verbally, for example.

Artists are viewed as mysterious because they usually are.

If mysterious is defined simply as outside the norm and not easily understood. You have to put work into interpreting art of any kind and most people aren't artistic. You will run into 50 people who say "All I can draw are stick figures" before you run into one who says, "I love drawing, and I'm quite good at it too!"

So I guess they are mysterious, right up until the moment that you understand what they are trying to convey.

In my, undoubtedly, stereotype-riddled opinion, that is.
 
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