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    Default ISFPs and Nature

    The simple rural life, life in the wilderness, the tribal/communal life - all these may call them.
    Their actions speak of the pastoral and the bucolic.
    in many ISFPs may be found an instinctive longing for the natural, the pastoral, the bucolic. They are quite at home in the wilds, and nature seems to welcome them. Some have a remarkable way with animals, even wild animals, almost as if there were a bond of mutual sympathy and trust. In some instances a similar bond may be seen between the ISFP and young children, instant and unstudied.
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    I like it, as far as activities/open spaces goes. I don't have a preference to live in isolation or something though. I don't even like camping for long periods (just like I'd get restless doing other things for long periods).

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    hahaha-@ kdudes comment.

    There's just something very satisfying about being outdoors. So many things to touch, smell, see, hear...

    I enjoy the small town I'm in, as it is very close to a big city... there's a great bar scene here and so much to do, many delicious places to go out and eat at, etc. And as much as I enjoy going off and about and enjoying those city-life pleasures, I long much more for a life settled in the mountains.

    I wish I had more to discuss on this one... but ya know... I'm an ISFP... my Te is a little lacking... But, I know my Fi feels it... my Se takes it all in... and my Ni takes me back to a time before my own.
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    I like nature. I am not any more attracted to animals than the average person I don't think. I like open space, and in a way being in a large open space affects your mind. Takes the edge off. Plus, there aren't a lot of people around and not a lot of things to influence your attention so your mind settles.

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    Just to be clear, I'm not a city person either exactly. I'd prefer a beach town or just... something along those lines.. civilization next to nature. I would probably go mad being too disconnected with people/culture/etc. I like the "option" to be there at least. Plus, I like being influenced from time to time :P Inspired even

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    Yes... I feel a pull between the stimulation of city life (like all the people and things to see, hear, watch, smell, etc. just when you are walking down the street) and the sense of peace I get when I'm around things that are green and growing. I guess I compromise by growing plants as much as I can in my apartment, going for weekend trips, and taking walks, particularly in the park.

    And I sure do love the ocean!
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    I would have to disagree in the OP post about "tribal/communal" life as well. I don't know a thing about connectedness on that level. I have more romantic notions about the idea of connecting on some one-to-one level (if possible).

    I see where they're going in the description though.. whoever wrote it kind of had a hippy impression or something. Which might be true to an extent, since nature is.. sensory perfection really.....But I don't think ISFPs shows a distinct preference for one type of aesthetic either. It would vary among people, I think? Isn't Se good at seeing opportunity, in little details.. I would think we all could spot something in any subject or environment and ride the wave, and get involved in different things. Or withdraw when we need it. But as for specifics of what we like, that's probably going too far. I certainly don't want to be in a tribe :P

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    Yeah yeah natures great..
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    Apollo Creed likes long walks on the beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    I would have to disagree in the OP post about "tribal/communal" life as well. I don't know a thing about connectedness on that level. I have more romantic notions about the idea of connecting on some one-to-one level (if possible).

    I see where they're going in the description though.. whoever wrote it kind of had a hippy impression or something. Which might be true to an extent, since nature is.. sensory perfection really.....But I don't think ISFPs shows a distinct preference for one type of aesthetic either. It would vary among people, I think? Isn't Se good at seeing opportunity, in little details.. I would think we all could spot something in any subject or environment and ride the wave, and get involved in different things. Or withdraw when we need it. But as for specifics of what we like, that's probably going too far. I certainly don't want to be in a tribe :P
    i don't know if it's just perhaps a phase i went through or what... but i can say that at one point in time, i had a strong desire for a more tribal/communal life. i didn't see myself actually doing this realistically... but as an ideal, rather. although i enjoy the pleasures of modern day and of the city... i think the politics/economics of life have all become far too complicated and would love to see the world taken back to basics. i suppose when i read that in the ISFP description, i took this as being a common ISFP phenomena of thought, no?
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