Today we will be discussing an overview of the ISFP personality type, a quiet, peaceful, and easy-going individual. Otherwise known as “The Adventurer,” about five to ten percent of individuals have an ISFP personality type.

What does it stand for?

ISFP personalities are Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving. They are often quiet and reserved, and this is especially the case when they are around people they do not know. They would rather spend time with close friends and family than socialize with strangers. While these personality types like to focus on details and have a keen awareness of their environment, they tend to focus on the here and now rather than worry about the future. Due to this, they like to keep their options open, and they tend to delay when it comes to making decisions in the event something changes or new opportunities arise.

How do they work?

Adventurers like to have as much freedom as possible, so they tend to seek out positions that will give them as much opportunity as possible to do things their way. They like to know that their efforts are appreciated and want to have the chance to express their natural qualities without being forced to conform to strictly enforced procedures and tightly held traditions.

How should they be managed?

As employees, ISFP personality types despise being micromanaged and controlled. They are incredibly adaptable and spontaneous but aren’t well-known for their ability to maintain a long-term focus. They often like to try unconventional methods, and they can sometimes be risky. Even so, they will always find a way to make things happen.

To effectively manage this personality type, they need to be given clear, set goals yet and otherwise open playground for completing tasks. If they are provided with this balance, they are eager to learn and enthusiastic problem-solvers. This is especially the case if they can work one-on-one with another person or handle the problem solo. When assigned a task, they will work hard to be appreciated; while they are humble and most likely won’t put themselves on the spot to volunteer their help, they thrive on being recognized for their hard work.