The descriptions seem to focus on E6 and E9s and say nothing of the more fiery E4, which can be a bundle of contradictions. We want passion, intimacy, artistic expression, beauty, harmony, mutual understanding, and shared experiences. I don't even have the words for it. It is in our being and its all bundled up inside, to be shared with only a few.
Well, I always consider that most of the more popular profiles were not written by isfp's. So you have a lot of outsider perspective, and then you've got the gap between what ne or ni perceives se as being, rather than the experience itself. A large gap is bound to be had.
Also, in every SP is a mini NT, and the way that these two temperaments merge and co exist, is fairly complex.
For instance, I've had some amazingly informative discussions regarding se/ni axis, fi-ni looping, etc.. but only in joining predominantly isfp groups.
And isfp groups ARE some of the best groups to be a part of. (Says the biased isfp hah).
Harmonious, relaxed, accepting, nurturing.
Heavy emphasis on not pushing ones persona agenda onto others.
Isfp's who manage to get a really good grasp on tertiary Ni - watch the fack out. Extraordinarily insightful, about themselves and others.
Isfps are mbti's best kept secret. And many seem to like it this way.
Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun - Watts