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    Default A question for ISFPs

    Are ISFPs "daydreamers"?


    ie - spend time fantasizing about the future fulfillment of hopes and wishes

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    I have an ISFP friend and she daydreams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    I have an ISFP friend and she daydreams.
    Thanks, heart.
    I was wondering if they do because the stereotypical S functions more in the here and now than in the future.

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    I would say that her dreams revolve around home, family and children, Christmas and cookies and such. She's got a real endearing childlike quality while being very motherly at the same time.

    She is very creative but she doesn't believe she is. We work great as a team doing something creative because we come at it from different angles. I guess I gushed enough for this thread, but if you would like to know more about how I view my ISFP friend, PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    I would say that her dreams revolve around home, family and children, Christmas and cookies and such. She's got a real endearing childlike quality while being very motherly at the same time.

    She is very creative but she doesn't believe she is. We work great as a team doing something creative because we come at it from different angles. I guess I gushed enough for this thread, but if you would like to know more about how I view my ISFP friend, PM me.
    I had an ISFP female friend. She was really gifted with artsy things. I don't remember of she was a daydreamer or not. She was a wonderful person, highly intelligent. She had a son with many severe allergies, and when she would describe to me the things she was doing to manage his diet, it always made me think she must be a rocket scientist to keep it all straight!

    I'm actually planning to use the responses to this poll to help me decide what Jason Castro's type is (the American Idol contestant). I think he's an SP, maybe an ISFP. But one thing he has said about himself is that he likes to daydream about the future. I guess I was wondering if that disqualified him as an ISFP.

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    My ISFP said he was a notorious daydreamer in his household. But then again, his family seems much more on the S side of the spectrum--they are ESTP, ISTJ, ESTJ--and he is more towards the N side.

    He has excellent Se, but he often wanders off into happy thoughts of the future, especially when the present is less than pleasant!

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    I think Fi is where the dreaminess comes from. jmo. The effect of Se instead of Ne would make the content of the daydreams a little different probably but the dreaminess still there.

    I tend to daydream about lives I will never have, happening to people I will never know, in situations I have never seen. My friend tends to daydream about her own situation and how it could be improved and her hopes for the future.

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    I think Fi or maybe Ni (not sure why) would cause day-dreaminess. I say that because my day dreams are Fi driven, not N or S driven, but influenced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    Are ISFPs "daydreamers"?


    ie - spend time fantasizing about the future fulfillment of hopes and wishes
    That's not the only definition of daydreaming you have in mind is it?
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    I'm an ISFP and a major daydreamer! Not sure if it's the ISFP itself or the fact that I've got a significant quantity of N?

    The things that I daydream about include; fulfillment of goals and wishes (living on the beach in Florida etc.), imagining myself as someone from the past (such as a historical figure), imagining my kids as adults, there are lots more but those are the most common. Another biggie is when I read a book, I tend to put myself into it.

    Two of my good friends are ISFPs but I have no idea if they like to daydream, but going by my preference, I chose the first option.

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