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  • I am the quintessential ISFP

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  • I'm pretty sure of being ISFP but have my doubts

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  • I'm a "hybrid" type

    4 19.05%
  • I'm not very sure, I have no clue what I'm doing

    4 19.05%
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  • I only have a slight inkling I might be ISFP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbone View Post
    He is 17. ISTP has crossed my mind a few times. I didn't look at it closely because I was hung-up on the 'daredevil' stereotype. I need to examine it better.

    I didn't know if ISFP were likely to conceal their emotions. He almost never shows any strong emotions or what many label 'negative' emotions. Outside of early childhood, I've only seen him cry twice and it was really brief. Perfect person in a crisis. When I was pregnant with #3, my water broke while we were grocery shopping. I told him what happened and he just took the grocery list (thank goodness we were almost done), and quickly helped me to finish the shopping without missing a beat.

    Very comfortable in his body and he is a natural athlete. Loves watching wrestling and football. Great reflexes.

    Very responsible but almost never takes initiative on anything.

    He has no idea of what he'd like to do, so I don't have a career choice to give me a clue. He wants to do something "outdoors".

    I appreciate the feedback. It's kind of funny--some types are harder to pin than others...I have already figured out two of his other siblings (I have another one with a big question mark over his head but it'll have to keep 'til he's older).
    The bolded part is what I can relate to but that doesn't mean he is an ISFP (although I'm inclined to say he is an ISFP). My enneagram number is 5 which makes me more in my head than my heart.

    If he want something 'outdoors' (which I did in my younger days) then send him to a career counsellor or pick up an MBTI book that focuses on careers. It's a start.

    He could be borderline S/N and/or F/T (like my ISTP husband).

    Here's a link that may or may not help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countrygirl View Post
    The bolded part is what I can relate to but that doesn't mean he is an ISFP (although I'm inclined to say he is an ISFP). My enneagram number is 5 which makes me more in my head than my heart.

    If he want something 'outdoors' (which I did in my younger days) then send him to a career counsellor or pick up an MBTI book that focuses on careers. It's a start.

    He could be borderline S/N and/or F/T (like my ISTP husband).

    Here's a link that may or may not help.
    I asked him point blank about feelings. His dad and sister are ESFJ. "Do you get impatient with your dad or sister? Think they're being too emotional?"
    He said, "Absolutely! Drives me nuts. I can't understand it. Really don't see what there is to get so upset over." Shakes head.

    He's enneagram type 9.

    We've never really discussed this before...stuff about feelings. Sounds like T-dom to me...

    Thank you for the link!

    Edit to add: I asked his Dad. He said there was no way that he had a F-preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbone View Post
    I asked him point blank about feelings. His dad and sister are ESFJ. "Do you get impatient with your dad or sister? Think they're being too emotional?" He said, "Absolutely! Drives me nuts. I can't understand it. Really don't see what there is to get so upset over." Shakes head.
    Definately sounds like a T. I'd be more incline to be understanding but would be overwhelmed by their emotional state. (Being somewhat introverted and my e-type 5)

    He's enneagram type 9.

    We've never really discussed this before...stuff about feelings. Sounds like T-dom to me...

    Thank you for the link!

    Edit to add: I asked his Dad. He said there was no way that he had a F-preference.
    E-type would influnence his MBTI. Check out the enneagram section. I think the member, Poki, is an ISTP e-type 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelhair45 View Post
    The way you described SP's here sounds just like me, but I am a definite ENFP. I do the intuitive leap all the time, but I tend to only jump to conclusions if I'm in a bad frame of mind. If I'm happy I will treat it situationally as in your example. I also have an extreme "whatever floats your boat" attitude. I don't think I've ever criticized anyone's posting style, or any kind of style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countrygirl View Post
    Definately sounds like a T. I'd be more incline to be understanding but would be overwhelmed by their emotional state. (Being somewhat introverted and my e-type 5)
    How do you react in very emotional situations? If you feel overwhelmed do you try to get away from the source? Or would you be more inclined to try and help? If you do offer assistance, does it feel awkward?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbone View Post
    I asked him point blank about feelings. His dad and sister are ESFJ. "Do you get impatient with your dad or sister? Think they're being too emotional?"
    He said, "Absolutely! Drives me nuts. I can't understand it. Really don't see what there is to get so upset over." Shakes head.

    He's enneagram type 9.

    We've never really discussed this before...stuff about feelings. Sounds like T-dom to me...

    Thank you for the link!

    Edit to add: I asked his Dad. He said there was no way that he had a F-preference.
    Pfffttt, people drive me nuts when something I consider "small" is made into a big deal.

    My sister for example, her temper flares up easily compared to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redbone View Post
    He almost never shows any strong emotions or what many label 'negative' emotions. Outside of early childhood, I've only seen him cry twice and it was really brief. Perfect person in a crisis.

    Very comfortable in his body. Loves watching wrestling and football baseball.

    Very responsible but almost never takes initiative on anything.

    He has no idea of what he'd like to do
    These parts easily describe me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbone View Post
    How do you react in very emotional situations? If you feel overwhelmed do you try to get away from the source? Or would you be more inclined to try and help? If you do offer assistance, does it feel awkward?
    If I take the emotional reaction personally, then I try to get away and avoid the source in the future. However, lately, I have been doing alot of intense personal growth and I can now see that most emotional situation stems from people's fears (no matter where it is directed) and therefore I understand where they are coming from and able to have compassion for them. In these cases, I would love to help but I don't always know what to do for them. Awkwardness usually comes from not listening (or reading) carefully and giving wrong advice. I'm also not physically demonstrative (except for my husband and children) when perhaps all they need is a hug.

    EDIT: When I didn't take things personally, I am able to be objective and separate the problem from the emotions. I would just give advice which didn't aways go over well. It took a while to understand that some people just wanted a shoulder to cry on or have their feelings validated or recognized.

    Quote Originally Posted by Takeru View Post
    Pfffttt, people drive me nuts when something I consider "small" is made into a big deal.

    My sister for example, her temper flares up easily compared to me.
    I unfortunately over react and can make mountains out of molehills but I am beginning to get better at letting things go. I also have a short temper but I am getting better at building patiences. All emotional reactions come from how you perceive life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countrygirl View Post
    I unfortunately over react and can make mountains out of molehills but I am beginning to get better at letting things go. I also have a short temper but I am getting better at building patiences. All emotional reactions come from how you perceive life.
    Enneagram has actually helped me a bit in this department.

    I'm actually learning to be more reactive towards people. I've noticed a big difference between anger (or anything that causes an emotion) and indifference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeru View Post
    Enneagram has actually helped me a bit in this department.

    I'm actually learning to be more reactive towards people. I've noticed a big difference between anger (or anything that causes an emotion) and indifference.
    Most def, I remember spending time with cousin going shopping. And while I loved the activity, she didn't think I'm having a good time and asked me "You don't like doing this much, do you?" and I was just surprised when she asked me that because I WAS enjoying it. I also got in other troubles a couple of times when people thought I didn't look excited or happy enough, even though I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeru View Post
    Enneagram has actually helped me a bit in this department.

    I'm actually learning to be more reactive towards people. I've noticed a big difference between anger (or anything that causes an emotion) and indifference.


    Enneagram has helped me as well. It also helped me with my husband since he is a 5w6 (I'm a 5w4), so when we had an issue, I could see him coming from a place of fear rather than attacking me. I could hear what he had to say with compassion.

    Marriage is hard work.
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