Q:Can you name some fictional ISFPs?
I’m sorry, I don’t really know many. I’ll be sure to update this when I find some, though!
Q:To the question about the intps and the isfps getting along, my best friend and I fit this! I am an isfp and she is an intp and we hardly ever fight and we care about each other a lot. The only disagreements I ever have with her are usually over being kind to people; she's really stubborn and sometimes that causes her to be rude. Is there anyway I could point this out...without angering her?
I don’t want to assume anything, and I don’t have much to go on here, but let’s get something straight. If you point it out, and it is true, and bring it up when it is relevant, she’d not have a “right to be mad.” Just state the obvious, when it is obvious.
Then, just say it like you would if you weren’t worried about making her mad. Because if you sugar coat your words, the INTP might see that in terms of her inferior function (Fe) and hate on it. You don’t want that. You want to point it out to her.
That being said, rudeness comes with the territory of strong Ti. Growing up and developing will show Ti won’t become polite, but will learn how not to be rude without provocation. Is that a double negative? Ti will understand that sentence then. :D
Q:First off, this is a great blog, I was wondering if there was something like this floating around.
Second, I've a question for you. I took all four tests posted here; the first two said isfp, and the others intp. I'm sure I lean more towards the isfp side after reading a bit, but I'm wondering how it is that these two can be confused, because they don't seem very alike.
A bit about the results from those personality inventories:
Some of them are looking to just garner a glimpse at your general leanings, not at your functions themselves, so it can sometimes lead to mix-ups. Luckily, once you start to become familiar with type, it can be easier to resolve these mix-ups.
Let’s decode the cognitive functions of these two:
ISFP: Fi Se Ni Te
INTP: Ti Ne Si Fe
Right off the bat you might be able to notice some things.
- Both of them, as introverts, follow the ieie pattern.
- Both of them have a dominant (1st) judging (T/F) function
- Both of them have a auxiliary (2nd) perceiving (S/N) function
This is kind of where the similarities end, which implies to me whoever created the test was trying to determine type based on the J/P traits. As a matter of fact, why don’t I give you a neat “cheat sheet” for some J/P facts real quick?
- Just because you are a J, doesn’t mean you’ll have a dominant (1st) judging (T/F) function. All introverted Js have a perceiving (Si/Ni) function first. All extraverted Js have a judging (Te/Fe) function first.
- Just because you are a P, doesn’t mean you’ll have a dominant (1st) perceiving (S/N) function. All introverted Ps have a judging (Ti/Fi) function first. All extraverted Ps have a perceiving (Se/Ne) function first.
Q:I took all the tests and here are my results:
link 1: ENFP
link 2: ISFP
link 3: XSTP and I noticed that's not listed on your site. What the... Any help?
link 4: ISFP
ISFP, I guess. I'm really confused about XSTP though.
You think ISFP, and I am inclined to think you’re right. First things first, the inventory can seem variable, but know that you are a type, for sure, even if you don’t know what it is right now.
Now let’s explain the X thing.
The X isn’t anything, think of it as the X from algebra… a placeholder we use to represent that there is missing information. It means your responses to the inventory did not paint a clear enough picture. That’s all. It just means “I dunno!” X, in XSTP, replaces the E/I so that would be either ESTP or ISTP. (Inconclusive results on introversion/extraversion)
Lets take a look at how those types decode.
link 1: ENFP Ne Fi Te Si
link 2: ISFP Fi Se Ni Te
link 3: ESTP Se Ti Fe Ni
link 3: ISTP Ti Se Ni Fe
link 4: ISFP Fi Se Ni Te
We can look at these results and actually start to make sense of them now. The cognitive functions that seem to show up strongest, most often, can be a helpful clue. I suspect introversion, based on the data. ISTP means secondary Se, the ISFP result twice also means secondary Se. The particular curve-ball, Ne from the one time you got ENFP is also helpful evidence. Ne, like Se, is a perceiving function used to take in information from the world. (The key difference between Ne and Se is how you’re doing it.) They key thing here, would be to figure out which introverted judging function you have, either Ti or Fi, which shouldn’t be too hard because it would be your first function! I wouldn’t otherwise be able to tell just from you taking the inventory and what you wrote, so I took the liberty of examining your blog. From what I saw, I’d say you’re more likely Fi than Ti.
Your guess, ISFP, was probably right.