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ISFPs and Decision Making

ISFPs and Decision Making

By Donna Dunning

Donna Dunning

We all have different ways of solving problems and making decisions. People with ISFP preferences have their own distinct, strengths and challenges.



• Notice how current situations are affecting the individuals involved

• Solve practical problems by making choices that accommodate the needs of others

• Calmly adapt to others’ decisions by being accepting and flexible

• Respond to immediate problems with thoughtful, considerate actions

• Adopt a live-and-let-live approach and tend not to impose their opinions or values on others



• Dislike conflict and may hesitate to state their needs; may be uncomfortable defending or arguing for their opinion.

• May passively avoid taking action on a problem when they disagree with the solution; especially if the choice was made in an impersonal way

• Want to take practical actions in the short-term and may not delve into solving ongoing, long-term problems


• Others may mistakenly assume that an ISFP’s quiet acceptance or accommodation means agreement

• The ISFP’s flexibility may result in more accommodation than is healthy over the long term.

• Avoiding problems may lead to unpleasant, continuing, unresolved stress


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