Personality Traits of ISFP:

  • Idealistic
  • Serious
  • Takes everything personally
  • Quiet
  • Gentle
  • Feelings are easily hurt
  • Slow to warm up to strangers
  • People pleaser
  • Nurturing
  • Prefers freedom to explore on their own time-table
  • Physically affectionate
  • Embrace change
  • Loyal
  • Lack objectivity

What Parents need to know:

  • Influence with a gentle and calm approach. Be aware of how deeply they feel. They are quick to feel rejected and very hurt by this.
  • Be flexible. They march to the beat of their own drum. Not the clock everyone else goes by.
  • Conflict is too stressful for them. They’ll do everything they can to avoid it. Bring it to the surface when necessary.
  • Offer lots of sensory play.
  • Boost confidence by offering encouragement and positive feedback.
  • Offer lots of physical affection.
  • Provide 1 on 1 time, especially when offering correction.
  • Provide clear and explicit instruction. Teach by example.
  • Their lack of attention to long-term consequences can result in trouble. When they’re young, be sure to child proof. When their teens, be sure to help them consider the dangers of exploring drinking, drugs and fast driving.
  • Validate their feelings.
  • Coach them on being assertive. Model it for them. They will need help with this as they are very gentle by nature.
  • Provide one on one social opportunities
  • Help them consider other perspectives, and leave room for the possibility their perspective will evolve as more information becomes available.
  • Although their nature is to be empathetic, they are often focused internally. Oblivious to the feelings of others. This comes across as self centeredness.

Now that you’ve completed the personality assessment, read more about your child’s preferred learning style.

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