The article will take a look at the ISFP Enneagram nine types that make it up namely the enneagram and the ISFP personality type from the MBTI inventory.
I. The overview of ISFP Enneagram
We discussed the nine ISFP Enneagram personality types in this blog post. We discussed how the MBTI and Enneagram types interact to form the ISFP Enneagram personality.
Please keep in mind that the ISFP personality type is commonly associated with the enneagram categories listed below:
ISFP Enneagram Type 4;
ISFP Enneagram Type 6;
ISFP Enneagram Type 9.
II. The ISFP Enneagram with 9 Types
1. ISFP Enneagram type 1
ISFP Enneagram type 1 individuals have extremely strong moral judgements that guide all of their decisions. Their drive to be hardworking and efficient will tax their lesser Te, causing them to berate themselves for a lack of organizational skill or efficiency. They may feel unhappy as a result of their need to 'control' their Se urges.
2. ISFP Enneagram type 2
Fi-dom is softened by ISFP Enneagram type 2 into a kind and non-critical personality, wanting to help others but unsure how to do it on an emotional sharing level.
The two can improve their sensitivity and smooth out the rough edges of poor Te. These people may pursue careers in nursing and/or medicine, where their Fi-dom detachment allows them to provide care without over-expression.
3. ISFP Enneagram type 3
While a 3w4 ISFP is unlikely, if someone strongly identifies with the desire/drive for success, seems to have lower self-awareness.
Moreover, these people have the coping mechanisms of a core 3, and know they have strong opinions, but also lack clarity to put it into words to describe or explain it to others.
ISFP Enneagram type 3 people have their own cores and they were very ambitious, hard-working, or goal-setting. There would be some friction with Fi-dom in the sense that identity is often the strongest pull of the Fi-dom, but the 3 is pursuing outward success and achievement, and this may mean the Fi is somewhat out of touch with its feelings.
4. ISFP Enneagram type 4
A sizable proportion of ISFPs picked 4 as their Enneagram type (Type 4 with an 3 wing: 14 percent ; Type 4 with a 5 wing: 86 percent ). Because the 4 type is associated with the ISFP's dominant function introverted emotion, this type match is unmistakable.
ISFP Enneagram type 4 persons are naturally creative, independent, and artistic. They have a strong emotional response to life and are continuously looking for ways to express themselves creatively and genuinely.
Many ISFP type 4s are talented painters, authors, musicians, and other forms of creative people. They consider self-expression as their life's mission, feeling that it is their destiny to share their gift of insight with others.
These ISFPs may be particularly in tune with their auxiliary extroverted sensing as well as their introverted feeling, creating their creative form of choice through a synthesis of the two functions.
At their cores, type 4 ISFPs think they are only worthy in the sense that they are artistically distinctive. They are continually shifting between sentiments of insignificance to sensations of individuality and inventiveness. They are the most similar to their intuitive counterparts, the INFPs.
These individuals are sensitive, passionate, and emotional, and even if they don't express it, they will act on it, with a sense of never belonging.
Their strong urge is to utilize aesthetics to self-present / distinguish themselves from others, which frequently manifests as a snobby sense of excellent taste and/or money spent on extravagances; generally pouring their creativity into art, dance, music, and so on as a form of self-expression.
Furthermore, they will suffer for their work, as they cannot do so without hurting or experiencing it. They are prone to deep, gloomy Ni loops in which they dwell on a bleak future scenario.
5. ISFP Enneagram type 5
An ISFP sees the world via dominant Fi, which has little to do with being a painter or even being smart. In conjunction with enneatype 5, Fi would most likely grasp onto topics that the Fi type would find vital in order to get a better knowledge through the Fi-Te logos.
As a result, they establish mastery over these concepts, building a sense of security in order to deal with the underlying worry that comes with all mind types.
Being useless or worthless is what these enneagrams fear the most. They are concerned that they will not acquire any abilities or characteristics that would help them stand out. They operate on the premise that a person is only worthy if they are useful.
Both personalities have difficulty with other individuals. When they are agitated, they tend to isolate themselves, either because they are unable to grasp the other person's behavior or because they have a propensity of suppressing their inner sentiments rather than working things out.
Nonetheless, they have acquired a practice of avoidance through time, which typically results in the same effect — frustration.
6. ISFP Enneagram type 6
A sizable proportion of ISFPs picked 6 as their Enneagram type (Type 6 with an 5 wing: 71 percent ; Type 6 with a 7 wing: 29 percent ). Though this personality type is typically connected with introverted sensing, the ISFP's inferior extroverted thinking may be a crucial role in the 6's underlying desire for direction.
ISFP Enneagram type 6s are far more concerned with security than type 9 or type 4 counterparts. They are less inclined to switch between projects and jobs, preferring to remain loyal to the specific establishments and individuals in whom they devote their time and money.
Though they are extremely creative and enthusiastic about their work and relationships, they favor depth above breadth in both cases.
This personality type is likely to place a high value on their introverted feelings, taking personal connections extremely seriously since long-term love partnerships, in particular, provide them with a sense of security.
At their core, type 6 ISFPs dread being abandoned without assistance or direction from others; as a result, they are always pushing toward stability and away from solitude. They are most similar to the ISFJ and may misidentify as such.
These individuals are less emotional and rely more on reasoning than other ISFPs, and thus are prone to Ni-looping. They are afraid of individual unfavorable consequences, therefore they employ Te to attempt to prevent them.
Furthermore, they are hardworking and responsible, but dislike extra duties. They may doubt their logical core and feel safer when others agree with them. Furthermore, when they are stressed, they are prone to negativity and become secretive and reclusive.
7. ISFP Enneagram type 7
ISFP Enneagram type 7 individuals are more idealistic than other ISFPs. They are opportunistic, restless, commitment prone, a traveler with irregular mental processes, and they despise confrontation and/or disappointments in general.
Furthermore, these people are prone to looping into Ni and conjuring up idealistic fantasies in order to avoid reality or work toward it.
8. ISFP Enneagram type 8
ISFP Enneagram type 8 individuals are self-assured, powerful, and forceful. Protective, resourceful, direct, and resolute, but may also be egotistical and overbearing. Eights believe they must exert control over their surroundings, particularly people, and may be combative and threatening at times.
Eights generally struggle with controlling their tempers and allowing themselves to be vulnerable. At their best: self-aware, they utilize their strength to better the lives of others, becoming courageous, generous, and inspirational.
9. ISFP Enneagram type 9
ISFPs choose Enneagram type 9 the most often (Type 9 with an 8 wing: 24 percent ; Type 9 with a 1 wing: 76 percent ). Because the 9 type is significantly associated with the ISFP's dominant function of introverted emotion, this type combination makes perfect sense.
ISFP Enneagram Type 9 persons prioritize personal and interpersonal harmony above all else - they are very susceptible to the energies that surround them and may have a tendency to take on others' energy as their own – embodying many of the characteristics of an empath or a highly sensitive person.
Type 9 ISFPs are spiritual in character, believing that their identity is in some way linked to a power higher than themselves (be this a religion, a spiritual practice or a strong belief in destiny).
This sort of ISFP is very in touch with their tertiary introverted intuition, which they use to support and better comprehend their dominant introverted emotion.
Type 9 ISFPs think they are worthwhile because they are in tune with both the world and people around them, as well as their own inner world. They are continually shifting away from emotions of loss or isolation and toward a stronger sense of wholeness and harmony.
Because of their well-developed introverted intuition and because the combination of introverted feeling and extroverted sensing mirrors extroverted feeling in many ways, this type is most similar to their introverted counterpart, the INFP, yet they may frequently mistake themselves for INFJs.
These people would temper their bluntness and feel out of sync with others, but instead of putting up a fake front or copying those they despise, they would choose to stay silent.
They, like the other SPs, may delay making decisions despite the Se-user's desire to move forward / welcome change, and they may do it through sensory pleasures and momentary distractions.