Feeling types make judgments according to such
values as compassion, beauty, empathic connections, and harmony. Introverted
feeling types value personal experience and subjective meanings so highly, they
look down upon collective opinions and the extraverts who hold them. They become
inflexible when their deepest beliefs are threatened.
Extraverted feeling types also have strong values and develop their ability
to relate to others.
Words by Clarence Thomson
Article: How to get along with introverts
Introverted feelers with sensing, ISFP's, are compassionate,
use and take pleasure in their five senses, and tend to be good listeners. If
you are an idealist and a soul-searcher, you may be an introverted feeler
with intuition, an INFP.
Are you a feeling type?
Feelers make the city human by filling it with
meaning. They integrate the environment with worldviews that are continuous
and supportive of a sane, balanced life. - Nigel Thompson
Note how many statements you agree with:
(1) You value interpersonal harmony above almost
(2) You have a hard time becoming interested in
things that aren't personally meaningful to you.
(3) You care deeply about humanity and suffer when
hearing about violence.
(4) You value expressing your appreciation, build
trust, and heal others.
(5) You naturally empathize with children and animals
and stand up for those who can't speak for themselves.
(6) You like to help people feel comfortable.
(7) You want to be known as a loving and caring
(8) You worry that people find you too emotional
or not clear-minded.
(9) Sometimes you compliment people before you've
decided whether the compliment is warranted.
(10) You can feel things as others feel them.
(11) You are especially interested in human relationships.
(12) Whatever matters to your friends and loved
ones matters to you.
(13) You love to have others praise you for what
you have done.
(14) It pains you to tell people things they don't
want to hear.
If most of the above statements apply to you,
you are probably a feeling type. If few of these statements apply to you, you
can become more versatile by consciously developing your feeling side.
If you are an introverted feeler, you value ideals, art, and life, and are motivated
to improve the human condition. When something upsets you at work, instead of
retreating, make a point of staying and working things out. Make sure your environment
is safe for expressing what you think and feel, or you might notice you are
holding back your opinions.
Typical occupations for introverted feelers with sensation,
ISFPs, include health
care workers, medical technicians, food service workers, carpenters,
teachers, bookkeepers, secretaries, nurses, physical therapists,
musicians, gardeners, and artists. Your sensing is extraverted.
Coworkers appreciate you as for your ability to give down to
earth assistance, remember details, form empathic connections,
and keep track of time. You are probably good-natured and keep
the workplace pleasant, for which you like praise. Try not to
let your wish to avoid conflict get in the way of expressing
your feelings. You have a caring and harmonizing nature and
are especially good at working with plants, animals, and children.
Typical occupations for introverted feelers with intuition,
INFPs, include psychologists, artists,
writers, philosophers, teachers, editors, inventors, and musicians. Your intuition
If you are an introverted feeler with intuition you are creative, recognize
potential in others, and understand abstract, intangible aspects of life. Avoid
jobs that place you in highly competitive situations.
The rich inner life is definitely worth all we "introverted feelers
with intuition" go through. When I see a flower, a blade of grass, a Coke
can, or anything else, I have a richer experience than someone whose inner life
is neglected. I wouldn't give that up for anything. That's just one of many
things that I love about being this type. - Nigel Thompson, an INFP.
Honor your need for quiet, consciously use your thinking ability to determine
whether you have overlooked any important facts or details, and look for opportunities
to engage your imagination.
Where does one moment end and another begin? To me there are no such divisions.
We attempt to freeze time but actually time is like flowing water. We say, "Here
is the Mississippi River" or "here is the Atlantic Ocean." But
the water pays no mind to our silly little divisions. It flows where it will
and is always in a state of oneness. Time is the same. Any divisions are artificial
devices, illusions. Just ask yourself, "When does one moment end and another
begin?" What can possibly separate time from itself? - Nigel Thompson,