ISFPs are the adventurers of the MBTIverse. When compared to the enneagram of personality, a good chunk identifies as the ISFP 2w3.
This article discusses the ISFP 2w3 and what you can expect from them.
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ISFP 2w3 are nurturers with a taint of ambition. They are incredible companions and friends. They genuinely care about people and try to make them feel comfortable. Because of their wing, they also have their goals and targets. However, those goals are usually put on the back burner.
The combination of both personality types makes the ISFP 2w3 more sensitive, caring, and generous.
Type 2 is a somewhat common combo for ISFPs. Regardless, there are some ISFP traits that are altered in the ISFP 2w3.
ISFP 2w3s are slightly more likely to be assertive.
The core desire of the ISFP 2w3 is to be loved and accepted. It’s general knowledge that you cannot be liked by everyone. However, this personality type tries to defy this argument.
Being helpful is just one of their many methods of achieving their goal.
The core fear of the ISFP 2w3 is to be unloved or abandoned. To avoid this, they also try to be helpful.
Thus, there are situations where the ISFP 2w3 will be helpful because they’re happy to. However, there will be times when they’re helpful because they’re afraid of losing a loved one.
ISFPs are caring. This goes up a notch with ISFP 2w3s. It becomes a core aspect of their lives. They are the ones who are always there for their friends. Graduating in another country? They got your back. Need some emergency funds? They’re always there to get you through the tough times.
ISFP 2w3s also give by teaching others. There’s nothing that makes them more happy than making others feel loved.
This follows the last point. ISFP 2w3s are more nurturing than other ISFPs. It almost feels like they can access both extroverted and introverted feeling functions.
They can read a room and empathize with others when needed. This makes great parents and mentors.
ISFPs, just like INFPs, are fiercely independent. This goes down a notch with the ISFP 2w3s. They trade a good chunk of their independence to make others happy. Thus, ISFP 2w3s are less likely to take more risks or be open to adventures than typical ISFPs.
For example, they might decide to stay in a particular city to be closer to their family instead of moving to where they prefer.
Their loved ones come first. While this is true, ISFP 2w3s are still ISFPs. Ultimately, they can survive alone.
ISFPs lead with Fi. This means they are in tune with their values and beliefs. This makes them more rigid and uncompromising. This changes with the ISFP 2w3.
Because of their need to please others, they are more yielding. This has some consequences. ISFP 2w3s might struggle with a guilty conscience and may slowly lose self-confidence.
The presence of type 3 means ISFP 2w3s will have lofty goals. The extent of their goals depends on how strong their wing is.
If their wing is strong, ISFP 2w3s will devote more time towards their targets. The real loser here is their health. If their wing is weak, they’ll focus more on people’s needs and work on their goals as an afterthought.
ISFPs don’t really care about being territorial. They just want to be left alone most of the time. Not this ISFP. ISFP 2w3s care about their friends and want to be seen as best or close friends.
If someone or something stands between them and their friends, they can become territorial/jealous.
If they’re unhealthy, they can sabotage their friendships in the process.
The need to help others and focus on their own goals means ISFP 2w3s are forced to work hard. As introverts, this can take a toll on them.
They might also struggle to fully express their feelings. Their work ethic can easily lead to burnout. However, it also means others see them as hardworking and industrious.
The problems of the ISFP 2w3 start with people-pleasing. The need to make others happy makes it difficult for them to draw healthy boundaries.
So, people soon realize that with enough pressure, they’ll get anything they ask from the ISFP 2w3. If their wing is strong, the people-pleasing tendency might become selective. In other words, ISFP 2w3 might be people-pleasers to only those they deem important.
Perceivers get a bad rep for handling their finances. ISFP 2w3s are not any different. Type 2 is very generous, while type 3 tends to show off.
The combination means ISFP 2w3 will struggle with financial management. If you are facing this problem, here’s an article that can help.
As mentioned earlier, ISFP 2w3s will put the interests of others first. This means that they are often struggling to meet their goals.
Because of this, they might never reach their full potential. Their relationship with their loved ones will also suffer.
With the desire to help others comes the desire to be appreciated. ISFP 2w3s want their efforts to be acknowledged by others. This makes them genuinely happy.
There are two problems that come with this need. First, not everyone will be appreciative. Thus, ISFP 2w3s might become angry or irritable when people don’t provide that validation.
Secondly, they can easily start to rely on this validation as a form of self-esteem boost. So, when it dries up, their confidence does the same.
Here are some traits that might be more pronounced in ISFP 2w3 females.
ISFP 2w3 females will be generally more nurturing than their male counterparts. They will care more and seemingly be closer to their loved ones.
Their caring nature will attract people and admirers throughout their lives.
ISFP 2w3s are idealistic. This might be a bit more pronounced in the ISFP 2w3 females. For example, they might have an idealized view of their partners or family. Thus, they might subconsciously believe they can do no wrong.
When this notion is challenged, they’ll fight it.
ISFP 2w3 females will be slightly more extroverted than their male counterparts. This will allow them to connect better with others.
While this is true, ISFP 2w3 females are still ISFPs. Thus, they remain introverts.
Are you dating or married to an ISFP 2w3? Here are some things worth knowing.
Quality time, words of affirmation, and acts of service are usually among the top love languages for the ISFP.
Words of affirmation and quality time are also important to 2w3s. Thus, don’t be afraid to reassure your ISFP 2w3 even when they don’t seem to need it. They’ll love you even more. Before you do this with your partner, try to find out their love language first. Everyone is unique. So, they might want something different.
ISFP’s natural partners in the MBTI are the ENFJ and ESFJ. In Socionics, their natural partner is the ENTJ. Type 2 gets along with almost every other enneagram type.
Thus, ISFP 2w3 can get along with almost everyone. While this is true, relationships go beyond personality types. Consider more important factors, such as shared values, before entering into one.
ISFP 2w3s might prefer to talk about present or tangible concepts. They might also prefer experiences and small talk to much deeper and abstract conversations.
Bluntness and sarcasm will only hurt your ISFP 2w3. Make sure your words are tactful and loving. This is true even when providing constructive criticism.
ISFPs are traditional people. Type 2s are the ultimate companions. This means that marriage might be something that appeals to them. After all, marriage is all about companionship.
If their wing is strong, they might not get married very early. However, if their wing is weak or even moderate, getting married will be close to the top of their priorities.
You should know this before getting into a relationship with an ISFP 2w3.
Like all ISFPs, being interested and engaged in their work is mightily important to the ISFP 2w3. They also enjoy jobs that require using their hands.
In addition, this personality type wants a career path that will allow them to help people. While this is true, career progression is crucial to them.
The key to getting the best out of them is to ensure their role has a bit of everything.
- HR Manager
- Fitness Trainer
- High School Teacher
- Software Engineer
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