Sensing or Intuition? Which one rings true for your personality? What is your default when taking in and processing new information or experiences? What style of learner are you? Do others detect a pattern in the way you comprehend what’s going on around you?
Do they nod knowingly and point out that “you’ve always been this way”?
As a marketing coach who made no secret of being an Introvert, I had many business-owner clients confide to me their distaste for self-promotion.
“It’s not in me to brag,” said Len, a former corporate training company head now offering web development advice to firms in that industry.
“Marketing gurus tell us we need to show off and be in-your-face. To me that’s icky and not my personality,” said Donna, who specialized in family photography.
Introversion and extraversion are opposite ends of the personality spectrum. Few people sit right at the edges of the spectrum, however, and this means that extraverted personality types will show introverted tendencies when they need to and, likewise, Introverts will tap into their less-dominant extraverted side in certain environments and situations.
Your unique personality type is suited to particular kinds of roles in the workplace. ISFPs – people with preferences for Introversion, Sensing, Feeling and Perceiving – seek work that allows them to express themselves creatively or participate in a cause they believe in, where they can see the tangible results of their labor.
But with so many jobs to choose between, how do you narrow down the options? Let’s take a look at what an ISFP needs in a job and some of the top careers that meet those requirements.
The ISFP characters you know from movies, TV shows, and books will possess the typical array of ISFP traits. They are frequently called on to put these characteristics to good use, to find clever and dynamic ways to solve problems and resolve conflicts. They may be summoned to save the universe every now and then as well, responding to the stupendous and spine-tingling dangers posed by supervillains or supernatural forces.
INFP and ISFP personality types have a lot of traits in common – so much so that they could be confused for each other at times. But they have some distinctively different traits as well.
So, how do you figure out the INFP vs. ISFP distinction?
Let’s look at some basic similarities they share, a key difference or two, and some things you can look for to help you figure out whether you, or someone you are close to, is likely to be a ‘Healer’ or a ‘Composer’.
The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone but especially so for Introverts. From the pressure to buy presents, to the small talk you’ll have to endure, these quieter types can find the festive season exhausting. As Introverts, we may not always express this discomfort out-loud, but it still affects us. Sound familiar?
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