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The Best Words to Describe the ISFP

Learn about the best words to describe the ISFP personality type

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How do other people see and describe ISFPs?

The wordcloud below shows over 50 words used to describe people with similar Big Five personality dimensions as a typical ISFP. Larger words describe the more prominent aspects of ISFPs.

Because ISFPs tend to be more introverted and have low levels of social enthusiasm, others sometimes describe them as bashful, withdrawn, shy, quiet, or aloof.

Because ISFPs tend to be relatively agreeable and cooperative, they can also be seen as meek, modest, passive, unaggressive, or sincere.

ISFPs’ can also be less conscientious and more spontaneous, leading others to see them as unsystematic, lax, devil-may-care, unruly, or impractical.

Adjectives describing the ISFP
Adjectives used to describe ISFPs
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20 adjectives for describing the ISFP personality type

Below are the definitions (credit: wiktionary.org) of 20 adjectives that are usually good descriptions of the ISFP personality type.

  • uncompetitive: Favoring cooperation over competition; Not competitive
  • impractical: Not practical; Preferring idealism over effectiveness or applicability
  • unsystematic: Not systematic; Inclined to avoid planned, ordered procedures
  • self-critical: Capable of criticizing oneself; able to find mistakes and possibilities for improvement in one’s own work
  • unaggressive: Not aggressive; peaceable; not violent
  • modest: Not bragging or boasting about oneself or one’s achievements; unpretentious, humble
  • humble: Not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming
  • romantic: Fantastic, unrealistic; fanciful, sentimental, impractical
  • secretive: Having an inclination to secrecy
  • compliant: Willing to comply; submissive; willing to do what someone wants
  • pessimistic: Marked by pessimism and little hopefulness; expecting the worst
  • lax: Lenient and allowing for deviation; not strict
  • devil-may-care: Carefree, reckless, irresponsible
  • sentimental: Characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion
  • guarded: Cautious; restrained
  • melancholic: Filled with or affected by melancholy—great sadness or depression, especially of a thoughtful or introspective nature
  • prideless: Without pride; humble
  • somber: Melancholic, gloomy, dreary, dismal; grim
  • withdrawn: introverted; not inclined to interact with other people
  • timid: Lacking in boldness or confidence
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