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    These threads have been made for a couple of types already, so I thought it appropriate for one to be made about ISFPs. Any relevant posts are welcome. Any other ISFPs are welcome to share their insight, of course.

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    Do you enjoy reading? If so, what types of stuff?

    When things aren't harmonious in a sensory way does it easily annoy you? For example, a note is sung off key, the colors don't quite match, there is a stain on the carpet, etc.

    Did you initially self-type as ISFP or was it a bit of trial and error until you arrived at ISFP? I ask because I've read that alot of SP types will mistype as N's since the S questions seem more SJ than SP oriented.

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    I love reading, though I can go perhaps months without having done much reading at all. I mostly enjoy fiction, though when I was a child I was obsessed with field guides for some reason.

    Here's my profile on a site I use to keep track of what I've read and what I think about it.
    http://www.librarything.com/profile/wheelchairdoug

    With regards to how I came to identify as ISFP- it wasn't really any sense of identifying strongly with the type, it was just the one that seemed to fit me the most, even down to some small idiosyncracies. I don't really notice sensory things too easily...I just enjoy them immensely when I'm participating in an activity that I enjoy, such as birdwatching or eating. For the longest time, I was convinced that I was an IxTP. Singing off key does annoy the living hell out of me...

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    I like reading very much. I read mostly fan fic online (that* kind of fan fic)

    I wouldn't say things like that annoy me. But I feel better if I do what I can to understand what the person who did what I am seeing/hearing is telling me. Get a better idea of who they are.

    I don't know about the questions on the tests. Many of them sound funny but then again I am taking the free test. Perhaps the professional one is much different.

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    What is it like to have tertiary Ni?

    How do you find yourself using it, and what kinds of things do you use it for?

    And how does your Ni support your Fi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelchairdoug View Post
    These threads have been made for a couple of types already, so I thought it appropriate for one to be made about ISFPs. Any relevant posts are welcome. Any other ISFPs are welcome to share their insight, of course.
    Actually, there's already been one for ISFPs. Maybe more than one, but at least one that I can think of. I'm not the thread police though, I don't care if there's multiple of the same topic.

    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    Do you enjoy reading? If so, what types of stuff?

    When things aren't harmonious in a sensory way does it easily annoy you? For example, a note is sung off key, the colors don't quite match, there is a stain on the carpet, etc.

    Did you initially self-type as ISFP or was it a bit of trial and error until you arrived at ISFP? I ask because I've read that alot of SP types will mistype as N's since the S questions seem more SJ than SP oriented.

    More questions to come later.
    Most of my reading is on the internet these days, though I do read some books occasionally. I am actually nearing the end of "Gifts Differing" by Isabel Myers, and I read "Swing Your Sword" by Mike Leach not that long ago. So, most of what I enjoy reading is non-fiction, but I have enjoyed books about sports, politics, music, history, all sorts of stuff.

    I am very in tune to sound, so yes it annoys me when stuff doesn't sound good. But I realize that's highly subjective so I also get annoyed at myself for being annoyed.

    Quote Originally Posted by SubtleFighter View Post
    What is it like to have tertiary Ni?

    How do you find yourself using it, and what kinds of things do you use it for?

    And how does your Ni support your Fi?
    Can't speak for wheelchairdoug of course but I personally don't have "tertiary Ni" so I don't use it at all and don't believe it supports my "Fi."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    Do you enjoy reading? If so, what types of stuff?

    When things aren't harmonious in a sensory way does it easily annoy you? For example, a note is sung off key, the colors don't quite match, there is a stain on the carpet, etc.

    Did you initially self-type as ISFP or was it a bit of trial and error until you arrived at ISFP? I ask because I've read that alot of SP types will mistype as N's since the S questions seem more SJ than SP oriented.

    More questions to come later.
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    Trial and error, thought I was an INFJ for a while but that's because I only read one ISFP profile (a bad one) so dismissed ISFP initially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    Do you enjoy reading? If so, what types of stuff?
    I love reading. I spend quite a bit of my free time reading. I tend to stick to mystery novels... But I have read several psychology, sociology, documentaries, self help, humor, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    When things aren't harmonious in a sensory way does it easily annoy you? For example, a note is sung off key, the colors don't quite match, there is a stain on the carpet, etc.
    O M G, you have no idea how crazy that makes me. Take my husband for example... Sometimes I think he has a hole in his lip because it seems like at every meal he spills food on the front of him and stains his shirt... It will drive me crazy until he changes. I honestly don't know how he ignores it. And I definitely notice missed notes or off-key notes... I usually wince when I hear it. As far as color matching... I had to explain to my mom that brown socks and black shoes were a no-no. So yes, mis-matched colors drive me nuts, too

    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    Did you initially self-type as ISFP or was it a bit of trial and error until you arrived at ISFP? I ask because I've read that alot of SP types will mistype as N's since the S questions seem more SJ than SP oriented.
    I did not. I actually typed as an ESTP... But the description was totally off... So I tested again and got ESFP... But it still seemed off... So I started searching other options around ESTP/ESFP and figured out that ISTP didn't really fit either....but ISFP was me to a T! I can understand the N thing though, because I did recently test as an INFP for some reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by SubtleFighter View Post
    What is it like to have tertiary Ni?
    I guess it's useful considering I can be pretty quick to make decisions... It helps me to not make wild and crazy bad decisions since I can get a feel for what chain of events could occur.

    Quote Originally Posted by SubtleFighter View Post
    How do you find yourself using it, and what kinds of things do you use it for?
    I'm not really sure how to answer this one... I don't really think about what processes I'm using when making decisions...

    Quote Originally Posted by SubtleFighter View Post
    And how does your Ni support your Fi?
    Again, I'm not sure how to answer this because I don't really think about how my Ni and Fi are working together.


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    How do you feel about people that are flakey about plans? I know disliking flakes may be more of a J thing, but I know a few ISFPs that are really bothered by it too (a lot of the female ones I know). Then again, I know ISFPs that really don't care and are kind of flakey themselves (a lot of the male ISFPs I know).
    I have an inner monologue that sounds strikingly similar to something off Animal Planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephMC View Post
    How do you feel about people that are flakey about plans? I know disliking flakes may be more of a J thing, but I know a few ISFPs that are really bothered by it too (a lot of the female ones I know). Then again, I know ISFPs that really don't care and are kind of flakey themselves (a lot of the male ISFPs I know).
    I'm super flexible when it comes to plans... So if someone flakes out on me I might get hurt... And sometimes even get a little paranoid that it's something I've done to make them flake out... But I rarely get ticked off about it. Usually, I just enjoy having the extra time to do something I had been putting off....


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