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The 1-9 ISFP Enneagram Types and ISFP-A (Assertive) and ISFP-T (Turbulent)

The ISFP Enneagram types are a hybrid personality typing created by overlapping two different personality typographies. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) defines a personality as being one of sixteen distinct types. ISFPs are regarded as having dominant functions for Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving.

ISFP Subtypes

The MBTI further splits its personalities into two distinct categories; Turbulent or Assertive. These two categories are applied to allow and account for the more subtle differences between individuals of the same personality type. The Assertive ISFP (ISFP-A) is a bold and confident character. The ISFP-A has self-belief and boldness that comes close to defying its Introverted typing. The Turbulent ISFP (ISFP-T) is more cautious and reserved. The ISFP-T is quiet and more self-conscious and is more likely to think things through before acting.

The Enneagram of personality defines nine different personality types. These are separated into Head, Heart, and Body triplets. By viewing the results of the MBTI through the lens of the Enneagram, it is possible to derive an individual’s specific MBTI-Enneagram type combination.

The nine ISFP Enneagram types are as follows.

  • ISFP Enneagram type 1: Known as the ISFP Perfectionist subtype, the ISFP Enneagram type 1 is a serious personality with a strong moral compass. ISFP Enneagram type 1 personalities are categorized as being an ISFP-A personality type. The ISFP Enneagram type 1 is hard working and strives to be the best.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 2: Known as the ISFP Helper subtype, the ISFP Enneagram type 2 is calm and gentle. The ISFP Helper subtype embodies the cautious approach of the ISFP-T type. However, ISFPs are not comfortable with close emotions, and as such, the ISFP Helper is a rare personality type combination. The urge to help conflicts with the need for emotional distance and stability.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 3: Known as the ISFP Achiever subtype, the ISFP Enneagram type 3 is an assertive ISFP type. Bold and goal-oriented, the ISFP Enneagram type 3 is driven by the concept of individual success and accomplishments. This is a direct contrast to the gentle and creative nature of the ISFP. The ISFP Enneagram type 3 is one of the rarest personality subtype combinations.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 4: Often referred to as the Individualist, the ISFP Enneagram type 4 is the embodiment of the ISFP personality. A turbulent subtype, the ISFP Enneagram type 4 is artistic and creative. Unafraid to show their true identity, the ISFP Individualist subtype uses creative expression as a means of connecting with the world and communicating emotions they usually find uncomfortable.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 5: Also called the Investigator, the ISFP Enneagram type 8 is a turbulent personality type is curious about the world and enjoys learning new things. The ISFP Investigator subtype is more of a loner and prefers to keep things they learn to themselves. The Investigator subtype is more likely to bottle up their feelings than risk dealing with emotions or stressful situations.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 6: Known as the Loyalist, the ISFP Enneagram type 6 is another turbulent ISFP personality. The ISFP Loyalist subtype is highly creative, dedicated, and focused. Unlike other ISFP subtypes, they do not flit from one project or relationship to another but remain highly loyal. When highly stressed, the self-critical nature takes control, and the ISFP Enneagram type 6 becomes negative and reclusive.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 7: Also referred to as the Enthusiast, the ISFP Enneagram type 7 is a bright and bubbly assertive ISFP personality type. A highly rare ISFP Enneagram type combination, many people mistake the ISFP Enthusiast subtype for being an extroverted personality type. .
  • ISFP Enneagram type 8: Often called the Commander, the ISFP Enneagram type 8 is the rarest ISFP personality subtype. The bold and dominant nature of the Enneagram commander is a direct contrast to the gentle and creative nature of the ISFP. When in combination, the assertive ISFP Enneagram type 8 is often protective of those they hold dear but have a selfish streak that sees them protect number one above all else.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 9: Known as the Peacemaker, the ISFP Enneagram type 9 is the second most common ISFP Enneagram subtype combination. The ISFP Peacemaker subtype is calm and gentle. Approaching things in a cautious way so as not to cause upset or further problems comes naturally to the turbulent ISFP Enneagram type 9.

1. ISFP Enneagram type 1

The ISFP Enneagram type 1 is an assertive ISFP that demonstrates the highly practical nature of the Enneagram type 1. The ISFP Perfectionist is not a common personality type combination. However, ISFP Type 1 perfectionists are hardworking and driven by a strong moral code. Their unwavering sense of morality guides the head-type ISFP Enneagram type 1 through every decision. The ISFP Enneagram type 1 is evenly split between male and female representation, with the ISFP being moderately more common in women, while the Enneagram type 1 is more male by the same degree.

There are three defining strengths to the ISFP Enneagram type 1. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 1 has strong morals. Right and wrong are important to the ISFP Enneagram type 1, and they trust their moral compass implicitly. Secondly, the ISFP Perfectionist subtype is hardworking. ISFP Enneagram type 1s understand things are not given but earned and will always give 100%. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 1 is practical. The ISFP Enneagram type doesn’t see the point in wasting time on talk or trivialities. Instead, the ISFP Perfectionist would rather get the job done and move on to something else.

Conversely, the ISFP Enneagram type 1 has three character-defining weaknesses. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 1 is disorganized. The ISFP Enneagram type 1 does not always think ahead or consider future possibilities. As a result, the ISFP perfectionist subtype can be disorganized and frequently caught off guard. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 1 can come across as abrupt. The ISFP Perfectionist subtype has a strict moral code with very clear-cut definitions, and this can make them very rigid. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 1 can focus on finding flaws. When stressed, the ISFP Enneagram type 1 becomes focused on its flaws and imperfections, detracting from the merits of its hard work and accomplishments.

Brigitte Bardot is an example of a celebrity with the ISFP Enneagram type 1 personality. Bardot is known for her staunch views and inflexible attitude toward them. She also struggles to process and communicate her emotions, despite coming across as a caring and empathetic person.

2. ISFP Enneagram type 2

The ISFP Enneagram type 2 is a turbulent ISFP that demonstrates the open-minded, gentle traits of the ISFP personality. The ISFP Helper subtype is an uncommon personality combination. The core conflict in the ISFP Enneagram type 2 is the clash of wanting to help people without exposing themselves emotionally.

The ISFP Enneagram type 2 personality is largely female-dominant. Both the INFP personality and the Enneagram type 2 are more feminine personalities. It’s not surprising that many people with the ISFP Helper subtype personality pursue female-dominated careers such as nursing.

The ISFP Enneagram type 2 has three defining strengths that help make type identification easier. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 2 is kind-hearted. The natural desire of the Enneagram type 2 to be helpful overrides the ISFP’s tendency to be emotionally closed. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 2 is non-judgemental. As caring characters, the ISFP Enneagram type 2 looks beyond the surface and accepts people as being different but does not judge or show any external prejudices. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 2 is dedicated. The ISFP Helper subtype wants to help and will go out of its way to make sure they are seen as such.

Likewise, the ISFP Enneagram type 2 has three key weaknesses to the character. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 2 can appear cold. The ISFP Enneagram type 2 struggles to process and communicate their emotions, which can make them come across as cold or uncaring. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 2 can be defensive. When stressed, the ISFP Enneagram type 2 can react angrily to people and become defensive in any and all conversations. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 2 can overload itself. When stressed or dealing with emotional trauma, the ISFP will bury themselves in work and block off their feelings until they no longer can and collapse into emotional exhaustion.

Rubeus Hagrid is an example of a famous person with an ISFP Enneagram type 2 personality. Hagrid is a kind-hearted soul who often doesn’t think about the longer-term consequences of his actions.

3. ISFP Enneagram type 3

The ISFP Enneagram type 3 is an assertive ISFP who also demonstrates the hard-working and driven nature of the ISFP-A personality group. The ISFP Enneagram type 3 is a strong-willed personality with a drive to succeed. The ISFP Enneagram type 3 is one of the rarest type combinations as the driven, goal-focused achiever mentality goes against the natural grain of the relaxed and creative ISFP.

The ISFP Enneagram type 3 personality is slightly more prevalent in males than females. The ISFP personality as a whole has a slight female gender bias. However, the Enneagram type 3 is considerably more male-dominant.

The ISFP has three primary strengths that aid with personality type classification. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 3 is focused. Once the ISFP Achiever subtype sets its mind to a task, it will accomplish it no matter what. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 3 is hard-working. The ISFP Enneagram type 3 understands that focus is nothing without a solid work ethic. The ISFP Achiever subtype will always give 100%. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 3 is adaptable. The ISFP Enneagram type 3 understands that to be truly successful, they must be able to adapt to work in all manner of conditions and circumstances.

Conversely, the ISFP has three defining character weaknesses. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 3 has poor self-awareness. The ISFP Achiever subtype is always so focused on the task at hand that they fail to pay attention to themselves or their actions. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 3 is opinionated. Once the ISFP Enneagram has an opinion on a matter, they will defend it to the end. This can make the ISFP Achiever subtype a difficult and stubborn character. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 3 can be abrupt. Achieving goals is what matters most to the rare ISFP Enneagram type 3. If that comes at the expense of relationships or matters of general civility, then that is a price the INFP Enneagram type 3 is willing to pay.

Zach Synder is an example of a celebrity with the ISFP Enneagram type 3 personality. Synder is known for his dedication and highly focused work ethic, embodying the creative yet driven nature of the ISFP Achiever subtype.

4. ISFP Enneagram type 4

The ISFP Enneagram type 4 is the most common ISFP Enneagram personality combination. An ISFP-T type, the ISFP Individualist has a fiercely independent streak and a creative fire that always burns. The ISFP Enneagram type 4 is unafraid to be themselves but has a cautious attitude that keeps them relatable to others.

The ISFP Enneagram type 4 is a female-dominant personality. The ISFP as a single personality and the Enneagram type 4 are both more commonly seen in females.

The ISFP Enneagram type 4 has three distinct personality strengths. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 4 is creative. The ISFP Individualist has a natural flair for creativity and uses it as a driving medium for self-expression. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 4 is Independent. The ISFP Enneagram type 4 has an understanding that everybody is unique and finds an aesthetic in individuality that drives them away from social convention. However, being an ISFP-T base personality, they are more receptive to the suggestions of others and understand that sometimes conforming is necessary. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 4 is emotional. The ISFP can struggle with expressing emotions verbally. However, they are emotionally receptive and use their artistic flair as a voice for their true feelings.

Additionally, the ISFP Enneagram type 4 has three character-defining weaknesses. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 4 is sensitive. The ISFP Enneagram type 4 is a gentle and sensitive soul who can easily find themselves knocked into a negative thought pattern, even when little or no criticism was given. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 4 has low self-worth. The ISFP Individualist subtype is naturally turbulent, and as such, they have a lower sense of self. As a result, the ISFP Enneagram type 4 can place their value on the level of appreciation their creativity is rewarded with. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 4 feels as if they never truly belong. Being so aware of their individuality can leave the ISFP Enneagram 4 feeling lost and unattached to the world, especially during periods of emotional turmoil.

Dennis Rodman is an example of a famous person with the ISFP Enneagram type 4 personality. Rodman is known for his unashamed individuality and relied heavily on his creativity to express his true self.

5. ISFP Enneagram type 5

The ISFP Enneagram type 5 is an example of a turbulent ISFP. ISFP Investigators subtypes have a natural curiosity for learning and expression but in ways that go beyond artistic creation. While the ISFP Enneagram type 5 may appear bold, their quest for knowledge is more to bolster their security and lessen their constant worry.

The ISFP Enneagram type 5 is often more male-dominated. While the ISFP remains a marginally feminine personality, the Enneagram type 5 is a heavily male-dominant type. Therefore the ISFP Enneagram type 5 is slightly more prevalent in males.

The ISFP Enneagram type 5 has three premier strengths to its character. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 5 is curious. Learning and mastering certain skills important to the ISFP Investigator subtype, for it works to allay their insecurities. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 5 is intelligent. The ISFP has a general level of intelligence that serves them well in many situations due to their desire to master particular skills.. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 5 is observant. The ISFP Investigator subtype is the first head-based Enneatype, and when this pairs with the natural curiosity of the Investigator, the result is an observant personality that sees things many others may miss.

At the same time, the ISFP Enneagram type 5 has three defining weaknesses. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 2 frequently feels frustration. When stressed or in conflict, the ISFP Investigator subtype has a tendency to avoid dealing with problems and can become highly frustrated and react angrily. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 5 can be an isolated character. ISFP Investigator subtypes are not great at dealing with emotions or other people. As such, ISFP Enneagram type 5s have a tendency to withdraw and retreat into themselves. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 5 has low self-worth. ISFP Enneagram type 5s believe they are only as valuable as the knowledge or help they bring to a situation, and this is a driving reason for their constant search for knowledge.

Lara Croft is an example of a famous ISFP Enneagram type 5. Croft is always looking to learn and master new traits that will work in her favor and help her stay alive in dangerous situations.

6. ISFP Enneagram type 6

The ISFP Enneagram type 6 is a turbulent personality type and a common ISFP personality combination. While the ISFP is often focused solely on the present and takes little seriously, the ISFP Enneagram type 6 is the most likely ISFP personality combination to seek security and behave more seriously.

The ISFP Enneagram type 6 is a predominantly female personality type. Both the ISFP personality and the Enneagram type 6 are more frequently identified as being female than male.

The ISFP Enneagram type 6 has three primary character strengths. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 6 is loyal. Known as the ISFP Loyalist, the ISFP Enneagram type 6 remains true to those they hold dear. This applies to all areas of their life beyond romantic relationships. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 6 is creative. The ISFP is a naturally creative personality and, when coupled with the Enneagram type 6, becomes a character that applies their creative side to their work and relationships rather than merely for self-expression. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 6 is enthusiastic. Whether it is work, socially, or romantically, the ISFP Loyalist always gives 100% and approaches everything with gusto.

Conversely, the ISFP Enneagram type 6 has three core character weaknesses. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 6 seeks security in its relationships. While ISFPs tend to be independent, the ISFP Enneagram type 6 is more concerned with building real connections with people in order to find a sense of security in their life. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 6 is logical. The ISFP Enneagram type 6 is less emotionally attuned than the other ISFP Enneatype combinations. Instead, the ISFP Enneagram type 6 is highly logical and relies on their ability to apply reasoning to situations rather than responding emotionally. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 6 can be clingy. ISFP Enneagram type 6 personalities have a deep-rooted fear of abandonment, this can drive them to cling to people under the guise of loyalty.

Britney Spears is an example of a celebrity with the ISFP Enneagram type 6 personality type. Spears is a creative individual who always gives everything and struggles with the emotional burden of complex relationships.

7. ISFP Enneagram type 7

The ISFP Enneagram type 7 is an assertive ISFP personality and is a seldom seen ISFP Enneatype combination. The ISFP Enneagram type 7 is a dynamo that defies most ISFP traits.

The ISFP Enneagram type 7 is a predominantly male character. While the ISFP personality is marginally more feminine, the Enneagram type 7 is a heavily male Enneatype. The male gender bias in the Enneagram type 7 offsets and overtakes the female bias on the ISFP.

The ISFP Enneagram 7 has three defining strengths. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 7 is enthusiastic. The ISFP Enneagram type 7 has energy for days and typifies the adventurous nature of the ISFP. In fact, the energy of the ISFP is often too much and is one reason the personality type combination is so rare. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 7 is opportunistic. The boundless energy of the ISFP Enneagram type 7 means they are always ready and willing to jump at any opportunity. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 7 is idealistic. The ISFP Enneagram type 7 has grand plans and believes that anything is possible.

At the same time, the ISFP Enneagram type 7 has three defining weaknesses to its character. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 7 is restless. The INFP Enthusiast subtype struggles to settle and will flit from project to project without hesitation. Secondly, the ISFP is afraid of commitment. For the ISFP, the idea of committing to something long-term, be it a job, a hobby, or a partner, is a terrifying prospect. The idea of being stationary and tied to something is abhorrent to them. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 7 is a fantasist. Often the prospect of dealing with serious issues is too much for the ISFP Enneagram type 7, and so they slink into flights of fancy as a means of reality avoidance.

Sid Vicious is a famous person who had the ISFP Enneagram type 7 personality. Vicious typified the unhealthy ISFP Enneagram type 7, with his restless nature and eagerness to slip away into fantasies, especially through the use of narcotics.

8. ISFP Enneagram type 8

The ISFP Enneagram type 8 is an assertive ISFP and another rare personality combination. The ISFP Enneagram type 8 is a serious and abrasive character with a need for control. The serious nature of the ISFP Enneagram type 8 is a direct contradiction to the baseline traits of the ISFP.

The ISFP Enneagram type 8 personality has no discernable gender bias. The ISFP personality is slightly more feminine. However, the Enneagram type 8 is slightly more masculine. The rarity of the personality type also makes it less clear to define a clear gender bias.

The ISFP Enneagram type 8 has three defining character strengths. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 8 is bold. The ISFP Commander subtype is strong and confident, and unafraid to stand up and take charge. Despite being a naturally introverted character, the ISFP Enneagram type 8 could easily be mistaken for an extroverted personality type. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 8 is protective. The ISFP is fiercely protective of those they hold dear, and should anything threaten them, the full force of the ISFP Enneagram type 8 personality will spring into action. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 8 is resourceful. The ISFP Commander subtype has a need for control, and with that comes a resourcefulness that allows them to remain one step ahead of the competition.

Conversely, the ISFP Enneagram type 8 has three key character weaknesses. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 8 is controlling. The ISFP Enneagram 8 subtype needs to be in control, and when unhealthy, their behavior becomes controlling in all aspects of their life. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 8 is confrontational. Not only will the ISFP Enneagram react angrily when challenged or during times of stress, but also when they have to deal with deeply emotional situations. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 8 is selfish. The ISFP Commander subtype desires control over everything, but ultimately that means doing and getting their own way, regardless of who gets left behind in the process.

The Incredible Hulk from MCU: The Heroes is an example of a famous person with the ISFP Enneagram type 8 character. Once awoken, the Hulk is a bold and dominant character who does things his way and reacts angrily when challenged.

9. ISFP Enneagram type 9

The ISFP Enneagram type 9 is a turbulent ISFP personality and the second most common ISFP Enneatype combination. The ISFP Peacekeeper subtype is peaceful and keen to maintain harmony and balance. The ISFP Enneagram type 9 has a slight female gender bias, with both the ISFP and the Enneagram type 9 being slightly more female-dominant. However, there are still many male ISFP Enneagram type 9s in the world.

The ISFP Enneagram type 9 has three character-defining strengths. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 9 is peaceful. The ISFP Enneagram type 9 is called the Peacekeeper for good reason. The ISFP Peacekeeper subtype wants to promote a happy and harmonious existence. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 9 is insightful. The ISFP Enneagram type 9 is a quiet observer. They watch and inwardly process everything happening around them, and this gives them a view of things many others miss. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 9 is understanding. The ISFP Enneagram Peacekeeper subtype wants everybody to be happy and get along. As a result, they are very understanding and accepting of different characters. Common ground exists, and the ISFP Enneagram type 9 will find it.

Conversely, the ISFP Enneagram type 9 has three primary weaknesses to its character. Firstly, the ISFP Enneagram type 9 can become emotionally overloaded. The ISFP Enneagram type 9 is highly empathetic and sensitive to the energy around them. This can lead the ISFP Peacekeeper to take on more emotion than they can comprehend and become burned out and exhausted with the world. Secondly, the ISFP Enneagram type 9 is often indecisive. The ISFP Enneagram Peacekeeper is interested in maintaining the status quo, but that can work to their detriment in the form of chronic indecisiveness. Being unwilling to make a choice for fear of someone being offended or finding it incorrect. Finally, the ISFP Enneagram type 9 often forgets to look after themselves. ISFP Enneagram type 9s focus so much of their attention on keeping things on an even keel that they neglect to check in on themselves.

Brad Pit is an example of a famous person with the ISFP Enneagram type 9 personality. His laid-back and unassuming nature compliment his natural creativity. Despite the demands and rigors of celebrity life, Pitt remains grounded.

What are the main Enneagram types of ISFP?

The main Enneagram types of the ISFP are Enneagram type 4 and Enneagram type 9. According to a study from the Typology Center, approximately 35% of ISFPs identify as an Enneagram type 4. A further 34% of ISFP types identify as being an ISFP Enneagram type 9. The remaining seven Enneatypes all have a proportional ISFP identification, but they are far rarer.

ISFP types are likely drawn to identifying with Enneagram types 4 and 9 because they share the core traits that define the ISFP personality. Borth the Enneagram types 4 and 9 are emotional Enneatypes. The ISFP is an introverted and emotionally intelligent character. The close split between INFP Enneagram type 4 and type 9 accurately captures the two distinct characteristic groups of the INFP. The deep level of emotional intelligence is seen in both Enneatypes. However, the INFP tendency to bottle their own emotions can be seen in the Enneagram type 4’s use of creative expression as a means of emotional outpouring. Conversely, the harmony-seeking, conflict-averse nature of the Enneagram type 9 suits the naturally introverted and intuitive INFP.

Each of the nine Enneatypes has a unique set of motivations, and when viewed through the lens of the INFP, parallels can be drawn between them all. Taking an ISFP Enneagram type test is the only way to truly gauge which Enneatype an individual relates to.

The main difference between Enneagram type 4 and Enneagram type 9 is the way they view the world. The Enneagram type 4 is eager to stand out, break the status quo and shine in their individuality. The Enneagram type 9 is driven by a desire to create harmony and for everybody to get along.

Which enneagram type best describes the ISFP?

The Enneagram type 4 best describes the ISFP. The core traits of the Enneagram type 4 closely match the ISFP personality as defined by the MBTI. The leading characteristics of the ISFP are Independence, creativity, and empathy. These traits largely mirror the typical characteristics of the Enneagram type 4. In addition, the Enneagram type 4 is called the Individualist and has a distinct creative flair. Creative expression allows the Enneagram type 4 to express both their emotions and the depth of their character.

What is ISFP Enneagram Type 4?

The ISFP Enneagram type 4 is the most commonly found personality subtype combination for the INFP Enneagram. The ISFP Enneagram type 4 is creative and independent. The ISFP Enneagram 4 subtype connects with others on an emotional level and is unafraid to use their creative mind to express their individuality and their emotions.

The ISFP Enneagram type 4 is one of the nine ISFP Enneatypes. Additionally, the Enneagram type 4 is the one Enneatype that most accurately matches the overarching definition of the ISFP.

Enneagram Type 4

The Enneagram Type 4 is one of the 9 Enneatypes defined by the Enneagram of personality. The Enneagram type 4 is the third point of the heart triad. Each of the nine Enneatypes is classified as either a head, body, or heart type. As a heart personality, the type 4 Enneagram uses emotions as a guide. As a result, the Enneagram type 4 has the ability to build deep connections with others.

How are ISFP Enneagram types found?

The ISFP Enneagram types are found by overlapping and comparing the personality definitions of the MBTI and the Enneagram.

The MBTI identifies sixteen distinct personalities, of which the ISFP is one. The MBTI was created by the mother-daughter team of Katherine Briggs and Isabel Myers. Myers-Briggs expanded on the early work of psychiatrist Carl Jung.

The Enneagram of personality is credited to Bolivian philosopher Oscar Ichazo. Ichazo built his concept of the Enneagram of personality on the work of philosopher George Gurdjieff. The Enneagram of personality was helpful because, unlike other personality typologies, its origins lie in helping individuals better understand themselves. The different Enneatypes are driven by how individuals respond to life trauma and how they evolve as a result.

Do ISFP Enneagram types change according to gender?

No, the ISFP Enneagram types do not change according to gender. The different ISFP Enneagram types have a prevalence within a particular gender. However, the base traits and characteristics of an ISFP Enneagram type do not change between males and females of that type. For example, the ISFP Enneagram type 2 is a predominantly feminine personality subtype. Both the ISFP and the Enneagram type 2 are found more frequently in women. However, men who type as an ISFP Enneagram type 2 will have the same traits and characteristics.

Can someone change their character from an ISFP Enneagram type to another?

Yes, someone can change their character from one ISFP Enneagram type to another. Recent studies have shown that it is possible for someone to alter their personality subtype. The study, authored by Nathan Hudson and R. Chris Fraley, addresses personality development and how exposure to different external stimuli can shape permanent personal growth and development. However, this is a challenging transition and not one that happens without conscious effort, especially for those looking to make a change in adulthood.

Can someone be from multiple ISFP Enneagram types?

No, someone cannot be from multiple ISFP Enneagram types simultaneously. However, someone from an ISFP Enneagram type can display certain traits more commonly associated with other Enneatypes. Through the presence of Enneagram wings, any ISFP Enneagram type can develop particular characteristics associated with either one of its neighboring Enneatypes. For example, the ISFP Enneagram type 3 can show certain traits and characteristics of either the ISFP Enneagram type 2 or type 4. This personality grouping is referred to as either ISFP Enneagram 3w2 or ISFP Enneagram 3w4. However, despite the presence of wings, an individual maintains a single ISFP Enneagram type base.

What is the ISFP-A (Assertive)?

The ISFP-A (Assertive) is one of the two sub-categories of ISFP according to the MBTI. ISFP-As is the counterpart to the ISFP-T (turbulent). While both ISFP-A and ISFP-T types share the same base personality definition and traits, they interact with the world in different ways. The ISFP-A also has a stronger self-image than their turbulent counterparts.

ISFP-A personality types are confident and adventurous and often mistaken for extroverted characters. ISFP-A types are fiercely independent, and while they are emotionally intelligent, they struggle to comprehend the depth of their own emotions. ISFP-As will shut off and look away from emotional or stressful situations and tell themselves they have dealt with them.

By comparing the traits of the different ISFP Enneagram types, we can deduce that the ISFP Enneagram Types 1, 3, 7, and 8 are all examples of the INFP-A personality. Each of the ISFP Enneagram types 1, 3, 7, and 8 demonstrate the same degree of confidence and boldness.

While the ISFP-A exhibit the core traits and characteristics of the ISFP, they are bold, independent, and less reliant on external validation. Assertive ISFPs have an adventurous spirit and are always looking for new and creative ways to express themselves.

ISFP-As don’t like to take life too seriously and don’t sweat the small things. Thanks to their increased self-confidence, this independent streak can impact their home and work life along with their relationships. ISFP-A types are more likely to ignore comments and feedback from friends and colleagues and instead focus on doing things their way. While assertive ISFPs struggle with emotions, they will open up over time, with a patient partner can develop into sensitive and supporting partners. However, they are less likely to fight to save a relationship or find themselves pining when one ends.

What are the key characteristics of ISFP-A?

Below are the five key characteristics of the ISFP-A.

  • Self-Confidence: ISFP-As are confident and self-assured. They don’t take life too seriously and rarely listen to those asking them to do so.
  • Independence: Assertive ISFPs value their independence. While they have an adventurous spirit, they enjoy time on their own and forging their own path in life. ISFP-As are often quick to avoid social norms.
  • Practicality: ISFP-As are highly practical. They prefer action to thoughts. This can sometimes mean they jump into things without thinking it through and rarely plan ahead.
  • Emotional Suppression: ISFP-As are highly attuned to emotions. However, they are bad at processing them. Assertive ISFPs will bottle up their emotions or display them through creative outlets rather than talking them through.
  • Creativity: ISFP-As love to create. They are considered artistic innovators and are always looking to find ways to express themselves through creative endeavors.

The ISFP-As’ self-confidence and creative streak make them formidable characters. Despite being natural introverts, Assertive ISFPs have confidence that defies this. ISFP-Ts embrace their artistic nature and do so with an unashamed abruptness. While this can sometimes be mistaken for arrogance, ISFP-A types remain kind-hearted and keen on a harmonious existence.

What is the ISFP-T (Turbulent)?

The ISFP-T (Turbulent) is the second of two core sub-categories defined by the MBTI. ISFP-Ts are the counterbalance to the ISFP-A (Assertive) and both categories share the same defining characteristics. However, subtle differences become apparent upon subjecting the ISFP personality to more scrutiny. The traits of the ISFP-T differ from their assertive cousins in the way they react to the world and respond to different life traumas. Turbulent ISFP types are more cautious and reactive to the input of those around them. Both ISFP types are naturally creative and have a keen sense of adventure. However, the ISFP-T is more inclined to find adventure by sitting back and enjoying things as they happen around them. Turbulent ISFPs are relaxed characters who are open and tolerant to near-extreme levels.

By analyzing the different Enneatypes, we are able to deduce that the ISFP Enneagram types 2, 4, 5, 6, and 9 all identify as ISFP-T personalities. Each of the ISFP-T enneatypes demonstrates the key traits of the turbulent ISFP. ISFP-T types are more self-conscious and interested in using their creativity as a means of creating harmony rather than as a way to isolate themselves or stand out from the crowd.

ISFP-Ts are gentle-natured and understanding of others. Embracing differences between people as a sign of creative individuality, the turbulent ISFP can often be hurt by life experiences. Deep emotions and stressful situations can cause them to retreat. However, their emotions afford them a view that Assertive ISFPs miss and thus offers ISFP-Ts potential solutions that ISFP-As often turn a blind eye toward.

The turbulent ISFPs’ traits and behaviors can impact their daily life, from the workplace to their romantic interests. ISFP-Ts are more cautious and have lower self-confidence than ISFP-AS. As a result, they are less likely to take a lead or offer a conflicting view on affairs. Turbulent ISFPs are loyal and loving partners, more prone to expressing themselves romantically through creative gestures.

What are the key characteristics of ISFP-T?

Below are the five key characteristics of the ISFP-T.

  • Sensitivity: ISFP-Ts are kind and receptive to emotions. However, ISFP-Ts lack confidence and, as a result, are prone to having their feelings hurt. Feedback or comments can easily be taken the wrong way.
  • Independence: Turbulent ISFPs are also independent and enjoy finding their own way in the world. However, they are more open to the viewpoints of others and are more likely to stick closer to social norms.
  • Creativity: ISFP-Ts are naturally creative and thrive on finding new ways to express themselves artistically.
  • Tolerance: Turbulent ISFPs are unselfish and charitable, often beyond normal measures. ISFP-Ts want harmony and understand the importance of self-expression. As such, they are accepting and tolerant of almost every character type.
  • Observance: Due to their more cautious approach to life, the ISFP-T is often more observant of the ways of the world than their assertive counterparts. During times of emotional stress, their inclination to retreat affords them a chance to observe problems from a distance and see possible ways to rectify issues.

ISFP-Ts’ highly sensitive nature, along with their understanding and acceptance of people, can often result in them getting hurt. Turbulent ISFPs’ unselfish nature can be their biggest flaw. ISFP-Ts could benefit from taking more time for themselves and doing things they want without worry how that impacts others.

Two publications that broach the topic of the ISFP-T and their sensitive nature are ISFP Stress Reduction Guide by Ruth E Schneider and David S Prudhomme and The Artist: Your Guide to the ISFP Personality Type by Jaroslaw Jankowski. Both books offer deep insight into the ISFP personality and offer to provide a clear understanding of the personality. While neither book is solely focused on the turbulent ISFP, both discuss the two MBTI categories and draw references to the ISFPs’ general levels of sensitivity.

How are ISFP Enneagram types analyzed with ISFP Enneagrams?

The ISFP Enneagram types are analyzed with ISFP Enneagrams by overlapping the personality definitions of the MBTI and Enneagram of personality. These two separate systems both provide differing views on personality. The only way to analyze the ISFP Enneagram is to first understand the basis of both personality typologies.

The ISFP Enneagram offers a highly nuanced look at the Enneagram types through the lens of the ISFP. This provides a detailed overview, separating a single personality into nine individual subtypes. The ISFP Enneagram shows the most common ISFP Enneatypes to be the ISFP Enneagram types 4 and 9.

How does MBTI interpret ISFP Enneagram type with the help of Enneagram?

The MBTI does not directly interpret the ISFP Enneagram with the help of the Enneagram. The MBTI and Enneagram are two opposing and competing typologies. Each bases their definition of personality on their individual concept and theories of personality formation.

The MBTI assigns personality based on the traits individuals are born with. Whereas the Enneagram provides a more nuanced overview of personality from the stance of growth based on exposure to life. The MBTI places personality assessments on preferences, while the Enneagram views personality as a response to stimuli.

Two accredited authors who have theorized about both the MBTI and Enneagram are Pat Wyman with their book Three Keys to Self-Understanding and Eugene Kaluzniacky with their book titled Managing Psychological Factors in Information Systems Work: An Orientation to Emotional Intelligence. Neither title addresses the MBTI and Enneagram as a single entity but instead discusses both from the perspective of deeper self-awareness and understanding.

Comparison of ISFP-T and ISFP-A

Below is a comparison of the ISFP-T and ISFP-A personality types.

 ISFP-AISFP-T
Stress ManagementISFP-A types are confident and often deny stress affects them. However, Assertive ISFPs often ignore or overlook stressful situations and, as a result, bury or minimize the seriousness of the problem.ISFP-T types can often become overwhelmed by stress. However, Turbulent ISFPs can become so hyperaware of stresses that they can find solutions quicker than their Assertive counterparts.
Business LifeISFP-A types ride on their confidence in the workplace. With control over their feelings and perceived control over their emotions, ISFP-A types are less reliant on feedback from others. Independent and adventurous, the ISFP-A is not one to enjoy sitting around and taking orders.ISFP-Ts are more self-assured than many other turbulent personality sub-types but often work better in a team because they find comfort in having others around them to can rely on and support. Despite being turbulent, the ISFP-T is still highly independent and comfortable with themselves.
Social LifeISFP-A’s are confident and adventurous. Despite being naturally introverted, they can, at times, be confused with extroverts. ISFP-A types are less interested in social conventions and enjoy chasing their own fun.The ISFP-T is equally adventurous, however, they are more content within a small social group. They appreciate social convention and understand the way social interaction interlocks with other aspects of life.
RelationshipsISFP-A types are patient partners but less prone to romantic gestures. Instead, Assertive ISFPs display their love through practical demonstrations. ISFP-As are comfortable when single.ISFP-Ts are supportive and loving. While still practical, they are more romantic and emotionally expressive. Turbulent ISFPs are not great at communicating their own feelings, and this can cause some problems in a long-term relationship.
BehaviorsISFP-A types are energetic and spontaneous. ISFP-As love trying new things. At times, Assertive ISFPs can be mistaken for extroverts because of their enthusiastic nature.ISFP-T types are quiet and cautious. Turbulent ISFPs have the same level of curiosity and try new things however they do so on a more reserved and gentle level.
StrengthsISFP-A types are bold, strong, and confident. They have a strong self-image and belief in what they bring to the table.ISFP-T types are more cautious and less inclined to rash decision-making. This caution can allow them to see the finer details in things.
WeaknessesThe ISFP-A is fiercely independent and can rush into things without planning. ISFP-As tend to overlook the finer details, both in the physical and emotional worlds.ISFP-T types are more self-critical. Turbulent ISFPs are often riddled with doubt. Even when faced with their own success, ISFP-Ts may struggle to accept it truly.

Which ISFP Enneagram type is better for relationships?

The ISFP Enneagram type 2 helper is better for relationships. The turbulent personality is naturally caring and always looking to be helpful to those around them. Romantic relationships are about communication and mutual support and the ISFP Healer subtype will always be there for their partner and look to help them in any way possible. Every ISFP Enneatype combination struggles with expressing their feelings and emotions. However, over time the ISFP Enneagram type 2 will relax and open up to their partner.

Another personality combination well-suited for relationships is the ISFP Enneagram type 6. The ISFP Loyalist is a dedicated partner. However, they lack the natural selflessness of the ISFP Enneagram type 2.

Which ISFP Enneagram type is better for family life?

The ISFP Enneagram type 6 Loyalist is better for family life. The ISFP Loyalist subtype is caring and gentle and extremely loyal to those they entertain in their life. Having the support of those around them is important to the ISFP Loyalist personality’s sense of security and well-being. In addition, the ISFP Enneagram type 6 is hardworking and dedicated. The ISFP Enneagram type 6 finds a symbiotic bond in family life. There is nothing they won’t do for their family, even though, at times, their actions are more about self-preservation than directly family-oriented.

The ISFP Enneagram type 2 is also well-suited to family life. However, its naturally selfless ways and need to be seen as helpful can sometimes override the need for a family member to be strong-willed and stand behind their decisions.

Which ISFP Enneagram type is better for sensitive people?

The ISFP Enneagram type 9 is better suited for sensitive people. The ISFP Peacekeeper subtype is a natural mediator and is always keen to promote a harmonious existence. Maintaining the status quo is important to the ISFP Enneagram type 9, and, as such, they are more keenly attuned to the needs of others.

Additionally, the ISFP Enneagram type 4 is a sensitive character who understands that everybody is unique and views the world in their own way. However, the ISFP Individualist is not as patient or as delicate when dealing with those of a sensitive disposition as their type 9 counterpart.

Which ISFP Enneagram type is more confident?

The ISFP Enneagram type 8 is the more confident ISFP Enneagram type. An assertive personality with a naturally commanding presence, the ISFP Enneagram type 8 has a confidence that defies its introverted personality type. Bold and dominant, the ISFP 8 is a force to be reckoned with.

However, the ISFP Enneagram type 7 is also a highly confident character. While the ISFP Enthusiast lacks the respect-commanding traits of the ISFP type 8, they remain supremely confident in themselves.

Which ISFP Enneagram type is better for a career?

The ISFP Enneagram type 3 Achiever is the best suited for a career. As an assertive personality, the ISFP Enneagram type 3 is bold and has a stronger sense of self. They are more willing to stand up and be a voice. In addition, with its goal-oriented ways, the ISFP Achiever subtype aims high and pushes itself hard to get to where they need to be.

Another ISFP Enneatype well suited to a career is the ISFP Enneagram type 8 Commander. The ISFP type 8 is bold and is a natural-born leader. However, while the ISFP Commander personality is well suited to being leaders and managers, they may struggle more than the ISFP Enneagram type 3 when starting their career and working through lower-level positions.

Which ISFP Enneagram type is better for teamwork?

The ISFP Enneagram type 6 Loyalist is the best for teamwork. The ISFP Loyalist subtype is highly dedicated and loyal to those they hold close and dear. These traits make them exceptional team members, as they will always be willing to go the extra mile. However, the ISFP Enneagram type 6 does not suffer fools. They will shut down if they find themselves being taken advantage of or consider others in the team not pulling their weight.

As turbulent personalities, the ISFP Enneagram 6 is less accepting of criticism and can easily slip into a negative thought pattern. The ISFP Enneagram type 3 Achiever is another solid and dependable team member. Their work ethic and desire to reach their goals are much needed in team situations. However, the ISFP Enneagram type 3 is likely to take an opportunity for individual success as it presents itself.

Which ISFP Enneagram type is better for artists?

The ISFP Enneagram type 4 is the best Enneagram type for artists. The ISFP is a naturally creative and artistic character. However, the ISFP Enneagram type 4 really allows their natural inclinations to flourish. Unsurprisingly, the ISFP Enneagram type 4 is also the most commonly found ISFP Enneagram type combination.

The ISFP Enneagram type 5 is another creative character. However, the spectrum for their creativity is less slanted toward the visual arts and more towards creativity of thought and approach to dealing with situations.

Which ISFP Enneagram type has a rare personality?

The ISFP Enneagram types 8 and 3 have the rarest personality type combinations. The ISFP is a naturally curious and relaxed character who takes very little seriously. This directly contrasts bold and domineering personalities such as the ISFP Enneagram type 3 and type 8. Both the ISFP Enneagram types 3 and 8 are considered assertive ISFP.

Incidentally, the ISFP Enneagram types 1 and 7 are the other assertive ISFP personalities, and these four are all the rarest examples of the ISFP Enneagram personality.

Which ISFP Enneagram type is a good leader?

The ISFP Enneagram type 8 is a good leader. The ISFP Commander subtype is a natural leader thanks to their desire to be in control and call all the shots. As an assertive ISFP type, the ISFP Enneagram type 8 has a strong self-image and handles stress in a positive fashion.

However, the ISFP Enneagram type 8 can be a little overbearing and may struggle in long-term leadership if they cannot keep their natural dominance under control. The ISFP Enneagram type 1 is another hardworking assertive character who could make an effective leader. However, they lack the commanding presence of the type 8.

Who are the famous people from ISFP Enneagram type?

Below are examples of famous people from each ISFP Enneagram type.

  • ISFP Enneagram type 1: Wim Hof ‘the Iceman’ and Marcus Junius Brutus are two examples of famous celebrities from the ISFP Enneagram type 1 personality. Both celebrities embody the ISFP Enneagram type 1 traits of hard work and their strong sense of morality.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 2: Monica Bellucci and Antoine Griezmann are two examples of famous people from the ISFP Enneagram type 2 personality. Both are gentle characters who embody the helpful and charitable nature of the ISFP Enneagram type 2.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 3: Hwasa and Lee Taemin are two examples of celebrities with the ISFP Enneagram type 3 personality. Both Hwasa and Lee Taemin are driven and dedicated characters. Hard work has brought them success in the K-pop scene. Their drive to succeed echoes the common traits of the ISFP Enneagram type 3.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 4: Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse are two examples of famous people from the ISFP Enneagram type 4 personality. Creativity and artistic expression are principal characteristics of the ISFP Enneagram type 4. Winehouse and Lady Gage are both highly creative types, unafraid to show their individuality to the world.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 5: Lara Croft and Albus Severus Potter are two examples of famous characters with the ISFP Enneagram type 5 personality. Both characters are fictional but show a desire to become the master of not only their acquired skillset but their own destiny.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 6: Marylin Monroe and Dua Lipa are two examples of famous people with the ISFP Enneagram type 6 personality. The Enneagram type 6 personality is creative and highly emotional. Two qualities are seen in both Monroe and Dua Lipa.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 7: Justin Timberlake and Steven Spielberg are two examples of famous celebrities with the ISFP Enneagram type 7 personality. Both show strong Enneagram type 7 traits for idealism and an inability to settle on one particular thing. Both Spielberg and Timberlake enjoy undertaking varied roles and multiple projects.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 8: Ryuko Matoi and Beast from Beauty and the Beast are two examples of famous people with the ISFP Enneagram type 8 personality. Overbearing and protective perfectly capture the characters of both Matoi and Beast along with the ISFP Enneagram type 8.
  • ISFP Enneagram type 9: Billie Eilish and Ryan Gosling are two examples of celebrities with the ISFP Enneagram type 9 personality. Both Eilish and Gosling are spiritual characters who seek harmony and to spread goodwill. Additionally, both would soon choose silence over controversy or conflict.

How to understand which ISFP Enneagram type you are?

To better understand which ISFP Enneagram type you are, follow these three steps.

  1. Take the MBTI test: Understanding which ISFP Enneagram type you are requires you to start with confirming and analyzing your overarching MBTI personality type. Taking the MBTI test confirms your ISFP personality and provides a broad description of your personality.
  2. Take the Enneagram test: Taking the Enneagram test confirms the exact Enneatype The enneagram definition of each enneagram type gives a more granular look than the MBTI and provides a detailed description that can be viewed under the umbrella of the ISFP personality type.
  3. Overlay and analyze the results: Overlaying the Enneatype definition over the MBTI definition of the ISFP personality provides a detailed look at the Enneagram Type through the perspective of the ISFP.

To reconcile these test results, keep in mind that the concept of the ISFP Enneagram is an amalgamation of two otherwise opposing methodologies. The MBTI bases a personality on traits inherent at birth, while the Enneagram bases personality on the way individuals respond and grow based on their exposure to life trauma.

ISFP Enneagram type quiz example

There is no true ISFP Enneagram type quiz. The ISFP Enneatype connection is usually decided by the overlay of the MBTI and Enneagram type tests. However, somebody interested in learning more about their ISFP Enneagram type can ask themselves the below ten questions.

  • I just want everybody to get along: The ISFP Enneagram type 9 is a relaxed character who wants nothing more than a harmonious existence. When conflict arises, the ISFP Peacekeeper is quick to stand up and play mediator. If you are conflict-averse enjoy and a good listener, you are likely an ISFP Peacekeeper.
  • I have a strong sense of right and wrong: The ISFP Enneagram type 1 is a personality of robust moral fiber. They know what is right and wrong and leave no room for conversation or maneuvering. You are likely an ISFP Perfectionist if you have a strong and rigid moral compass.
  • I enjoy helping others: The ISFP Enneagram type 2 is a natural helper. However, dealing with emotions is not easy, and as such, those with an ISFP Enneagram type 2 personality enjoy finding ways to help people without becoming too personally involved. You are likely an ISFP Helper if you enjoy helping people.
  • I love to be creative: The ISFP Enneagram type 4 is highly creative and uses their creativity as a way to express themselves and process their emotions. You are likely an ISFP Individualist if you enjoy creating art via any medium.
  • I love learning new things: The ISFP Enneagram type 5 is a natural thirst for knowledge and is keen to become a master of the areas that interest them. You are likely an ISFP Investigator if you have a keen interest in certain subjects and enjoy studying them in-depth.
  • I am goal-oriented: The ISFP Enneagram type 3 is a hardworking character who is always looking forward. Setting goals and pushing hard to attain them is the modus operandi for the ISFP Enneagram type 3. You are likely an ISFP Achiever if you enjoy setting lofty targets and chasing them down.
  • I enjoy being in charge: The ISFP Enneagram type 8 is a strong-willed personality who takes charge of everything in all walks of their life. You are likely an ISFP Commander if you are a naturally dominant character who relishes the chance to take charge.
  • I am dedicated to my family and friends: The ISFP Enneagram type 6 is a highly loyal character. They are enthusiastic about their relationships and are keen to build more connections than is common for an introverted character. You are likely an ISFP Loyalist if you are a dedicated and loyal character who will do anything for your friends and loved ones.
  • I always need to keep busy: The ISFP Enneagram type 7 is an energetic character who struggles to maintain a long-term focus on a single thing. You are likely an ISFP Enthusiast if you find yourself flitting from hobby to hobby and constantly distracted by new things.
  • I struggle with making decisions: The ISFP Enneagram type 9 never wants to cause offense or rock the boat. You are likely an ISFP Peacekeeper if you delay making decisions or struggle with them through fear or causing upset.

How can ISFP Enneagram type develop themselves?

The ISFP Enneagram types can develop themselves by actively working on improving the weaknesses associated with their specific Enneagram type. On the surface level, the INSFP is a naturally introverted character who tends to bottle up their emotions. Any ISFP Enneagram type can work on becoming more sociable, expressing their emotions, and dealing with them the same way to help others process theirs.

Below are six different ways the ISFP Enneagram types can develop themselves unique to their Enneatype.

  • The ISFP Enneagram type 4 is the most common ISFP Enneagram type. A priority area for self-development would be to practice being more optimistic. The concept of the starving artist with a tortured soul is common with the ISFP Enneagram type 4. Type 4 ISFPs believe they should suffer for their art and, as such, develop a gloomy and pessimistic character. Working to avoid this mental pitfall is a great way for the ISFP Enneagram type 4 to develop themselves.
  • The ISFP Enneagram type 9 can develop themselves by working on being open about their own emotions. The ISFP type 9 peacemaker is all about creating harmony and conflict mediation. However, they often do so at the expense of their own emotions. Bottling things up until they explode. The ISFP Enneagram type 9 can become a more well-rounded character by learning how to handle their emotions.
  • The ISFP personality can struggle with a lack of focus. The ISFP Enneagram type 4, in particular, can struggle to settle or focus on a single project. Type 4 ISFPs can develop themselves by learning how to stay focused on a single project.
  • The ISFP Enneagram type 2 can look to develop themselves by practicing self-love. The ISFP Enneagram 2 subtype places their self-worth in the help they bring to others. By practicing self-love, the ISFP Enneagram type 2 will become happier with who they are. In addition, they will become better at offering help to those that need it.
  • The ISFP Enneagram type 7 can develop itself by slowing down and planning ahead. ISFPs are spontaneous, a train amplified in the naturally exuberant type 7. By touching the brakes just a little and planning their adventures, the ISFP Enneagram type 7 will find themselves better able to deal with reality.
  • The ISFP Enneagram type 9 can work to develop itself by being more decisive and taking action when needed. Naturally indecisive, the ISFP Enneagram type 9 can become an even more effective mediator by learning to make decisions and follow them through.

Who are the famous experts for ISFP Enneagram type?

There are no famous experts for the ISFP Enneagram type. This is because the ISFP Enneagram is a concept built using two competing methodologies. There are several authored works that discuss and compare the MBTI and the Enneagram, such as the works of Pat Wyman and Eugene Kaluzniacky. However, neither examine the ISFP Enneagram as a singular personality subtype.

What are the other personality Enneagram types close to the ISFP Enneagram type?

The ISTP, ISFJ, and ESFP Enneagram personalities are those closest to the ISFP Enneagram types. However, there are no concrete studies into the connections shared across different MBTI Enneagram types. Nevertheless, knowing the close relationships between the ISFP and other MBTI personalities, we can infer that the underlying Enneatypes have a similar connection to their kindred types.

  • ISTP Enneatypes: The ISTP is close to the ISFP Enneagram types 7 and 5. Both the ISFP and ISTP are laid-back and largely unassuming characters who enjoy living in the moment. While both are naturally introverted characters, a shared trait for spontaneity means fun is always found. Enneagram type 7s will both find themselves energized by the company of one another in their search for entertainment. Likewise, the ISTP finds comfort and security in the known, which echoes those feelings of the ISFP Enneagram type 5.
  • ISFJ Enneatypes: The ISFJ Enneatypes are close to the ISFP Enneagram type 6 and type 2. The ISFJ and the ISFP Enneagram type 2 are both caring characters but prefer to keep a sensible and professional distance to avoid their own emotions being drawn into the equation. Likewise, the ISFP and the ISFP Enneagram type 5 as both are loyal and supportive of those they allow to get close in their lives.
  • ESFP Enneatypes: The ESFP Enneatypes are close to the ISFP Enneagram type 7 and type 9. The naturally boisterous ways of the extroverted ESFP are a perfect match for the spontaneous and surprisingly lively ISFP Enneagram type 7. Conversely, the calm and unobjective ISFP Enneagram type 9 is a great match for the energetic ESFP. Despite finding the extroverted exuberance too much, the type 9 is reluctant to say anything and quietly goes with the flow.