I can't believe it's friday night and I'm doing laundry -- goes to show you what six years of marriage can tame down your social life..
I just discovered to day that thereís actually a welcome thread in this forum. So maybe I should actually say something about myself....
Actually, I'm shocked to find a number of SPs on this list who are interested in type ófor years I thought I was the only one. Wow.
Iím very comfortable around iNtuitives. I grew up in a family run by my ISFJ father and INFJ mother, both of whom are very intellectual and who wanted their daughters to grow up to appreciate reading and learning. (Seriously, they both love to sit in on college classes for fun, and they were the sort of parents who expected their kids to join in on their philosophical discussions at the breakfast table!)
Some people here may know me as ďsarah the isfpĒ from the 16types discussion board, or they may know me as sarah (thereís only one) the token SP from the Yahoo Groups TemperamentTalk.
Iím a childrenís librarian. Why the heck would I choose to be a librarian, you ask? Arenít they a bunch of boring sensible-shoe-wearing, bun-sporting frumps who live for routine and order? Well, chances are if I have to explain what childrenís librarians actually DO to you, you probably havenít been in a busy downtown urban public library lately. Actually, my job gives me endless variety and I get to have a lot of hands-on fun with kids of all ages. Besides, if you ever feel the slightest bit depressed, hang around a bunch of preschoolers and they will make you feel good about yourself again. You might even get a few spontaneous compliments from them in the bargain.
Ways I fit the ISFP stereotype:
Iím artistic. I even majored in fine art in college. I love drawing and collage-making.
Iím shy about starting conversations with strangers.
I make a lot of value-based decisions about stuff, and I donít bother to figure out whether what I value is completely logical or not.
Iím sensual. I love digging in my garden, I love to cook good food, and I love yummy sensations.
Iím a total environmentalist (treehugger.. yes, literally.) I know.. it's probably a scary thought for most of you.
I love being around animals and kids.
I (heart) creating things of beauty. In fact, my whole life has been one big huge artistic composition. I actually find it hard to STOP daydreaming about how to fix everything around me so that it looks good.
I married an ENFJ (even though weíre supposed to be ďoppositeĒ temperaments, I think my NF hubby is perfect for me.)
Ways I donít fit the ISFP stereotype:
I donít just sit by Walden Pond and sniff the pretty daisies (a la David Keirseyís portrait of ISFPs in Please Understand Me)
I did well in school.
I never did drugs, and although I like alcohol, never drink to get drunk.
I donít live an extreme lifestyle.
I was never athletic, although I like to keep active through walking, dance and yoga.
I actually like thinking about abstract stuff (gasp) some of the time Ė like, even personality type.