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Illustrations of Type – I_FP

Illustrations of Type – I_FP

By Donna Dunning

In my MBTI® Certification workshops participants respond to the instruction – “Describe your type using words, phrases, or pictures.” I find these visual representations of type preferences help illustrate individual differences.

Here is a photo of a response from a mixed group. Some have INFP, and others have ISFP, personality type preferences.

I had these participants work together because they share the dominant function of Introverted Feeling (Fi).

The combination of words linked to pictures in the illustration is interesting, perhaps demonstrating the S/N processes in action.

People are an obvious theme in this illustration of type, demonstrated by words such as caring, empathetic, supportive, and people’s possibilities. Their other words clearly round out the IFP’s curious, flexible, reflective approach.

Thinking before they speak, and carefully observing others, tends to lead IFPs to engage in behaviors that are thoughtful and considerate. In my experience, people with these preferences tend to listen more than speak.

They often report that others open up and share lots of, sometimes very personal, information with them. Maybe it is their open-ended, non-judgmental, curious approach that makes others feel safe and comfortable enough to share.

You may also enjoy looking at how other ISFP and INFP groups have completed this illustration of type exercise.

If you are interested in seeing how people with different type preferences complete this exercise, check out the Illustrations of Type series.

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