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The best jobs for ISFP personality types
Last updated: June 25, 2022
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When you take the Myers-Briggs type indicator (MBTI) test, you'll learn which personality type you are. There are 16 different personalities, and one of these is ISFP.

8.8% of people have the ISFP personality type.

ISFPs are introverts, and they're easy-going, sympathetic, and quiet.


Not sure if you're an ISFP?

Follow these 2 steps to find the best job for your personality type:

  1. Find out your personality type for free on 16Personalities: take the free Personality Test

  2. Return to jobcase.com to visit our resource center and find the best jobs for your personality - it’s a great way to kick off the job search and discover the best match for your personality type!


If you're an ISFP, you may be wondering what career path is right for you. In the following article, we'll tell you what an ISFP is and what they're like at work.

And we'll give you a list of the best careers for ISFP personality types and show you where to look for a job.

We’ll also share a few jobs that ISFPs should avoid.

Let’s get started.

What is an ISFP

There are 16 Myers-Briggs personality types. The types are:

ISTJISFJINFJ INTJ
ISTP ISFPINFPINTP
ESTPESFPENFPENTP
ESTJESFJENFJENTJ

The Myers-Briggs personalities are made up of the following characteristics:

  • Introversion (I) or extraversion (E)

  • Sensing (S) or intuition (N)

  • Thinking (T) or feeling (F)

  • Judging (J) or perceiving (P)

ISFP stands for intuition, sensing, feeling, and perceiving. "The Artist" is another name for the ISFP.

These introverted people are friendly and approachable. They're quiet and empathetic toward others. ISFPs like to live in the moment, and they like having control of their schedule.

They like time to themselves, and while they're likable, they prefer a small circle of friends with similar interests. Loyalty is important to the ISFP, and they'll protect those who are close to them.

ISFPs are adventurous, and they’re passionate about the things they love, even if it isn't on-trend. The gentle ISFP doesn't like conflict.

Famous ISFP personality types include David Beckham, Bob Dylan, and Cher.

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What are ISFPs like at work?

The ISFP thrives in a positive work environment. They like to be part of a team and to have the freedom to work at their own pace.

ISFPs are independent and laidback. They’re happy to go under the radar and let others lead, as being the center of attention can make them feel uncomfortable.

ISFPs are compassionate, problem-solvers, and good listeners. These personality traits make them ideal candidates for healthcare positions. They're also artistic, and their natural talents make them a good fit for creative industries.

They’ll quickly lose morale doing repetitive tasks, so their work should have variety.

If they're passionate about their career, they'll work hard and to a high standard. But they can feel overwhelmed in high-pressure work environments with the need for extensive organization and long-term planning.

ISFPs are sensitive, and they don't express their feelings freely. Fortunately, they're easy to get along with and are usually well-liked by their colleagues.

ISFPs often have strong values and morals.

What are the best jobs for ISFPs?

If your Myers-Briggs personality type is the ISFP, you may be wondering what career options are right for you.

Let's take a look at the best ISFP careers.

1. Fashion designer

Fashion designers design and create clothing and accessories. They follow trends, choose materials, and collaborate with other designers.

Fashion design is the ideal career for the creative ISFP. They get to solve creative problems and often work in small teams. ISFPs will enjoy the freedom to explore their own ideas.

As sensible individuals, ISFPs are mindful of what's happening in the world. As fashion designers, they'll be at the forefront of new ideas.

You can browse fashion designer positions on our job board. You may also like to work as a fashion illustrator.

2. Makeup artist

Makeup artists use cosmetics to style their clients. They apply makeup for events, film, television, and fashion shoots.

ISFPs are happy to let others be the star of the show, making makeup artistry an ideal career. They get to be creative, and freelance makeup artists can work to a schedule that suits them.

An ISFP’s gentle nature makes them calm and easy to talk to. Nervous brides will appreciate a makeup artist with these traits.

You can browse makeup artist positions on our job board.

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3. Interior designer

Interior designers design indoor spaces. They work with clients, create designs to suit the space, and choose materials.

​Interior design is a good career choice for the ISFP. They'll use their intuition to look at the bigger picture and come up with unique solutions.

ISFPs will immerse themselves in this role and will often feature nature in their designs. They'll listen carefully to their clients, and they'll enjoy the freedom to be themselves.

You can browse interior designer positions on our job board. You may also like to work as a graphic designer.

4. Occupational therapist

Occupational therapists help people perform daily tasks. They can assist in recovery and support patients with long-term disabilities.

Not all ISFPs enjoy working in creative industries. With their caring and compassionate personality traits, ISFPs are also well-suited for healthcare roles. As occupational therapists, ISFPs will feel empathy for their patients.

They'll be genuinely interested in seeing their patients progress, and they'll go above and beyond to support others during their healing process.

ISFPs prefer a quiet, calm approach, and their patients will appreciate their consistency.

You can browse occupational therapist positions on our job board. You may also like to work as a social worker.

5. Chef

Chefs cook, prepare food, and supervise kitchen staff. They work in restaurants, cafes, and hotels.

Hospitality is a popular industry for ISFP personality types. ISFPs often enjoy cooking, and as chefs, they'll be creative with their meals. They'll enjoy working in a small team and will often become close friends with their colleagues.

The ISFP will take their role as chef seriously and will be passionate about keeping their customers satisfied.

Chefs can work anywhere, and the adventurous ISFP will embrace the opportunity to travel.

You can browse chef positions on our job board.

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What jobs should ISFPs avoid?

Now you know about the top ISFP jobs, what positions should they avoid? Here are some jobs ISFPs are not well-suited for:

  • Sales Manager

  • Attorney

  • Accountant

  • Biologist

  • Psychiatrist

  • Surgeon

Getting a job as an ISFP

Are you an ISFP? In this guide, we told you about this common personality type. And we explained what ISFPs are like at work.

We told you about some of the top jobs for ISFPs. Our list included fashion designers, makeup artists, interior designers, occupational therapists, and chefs.

Plus, we gave you a rundown of the jobs the ISFP should avoid.

Ready to start your job search? Browse Jobcase’s job board. And don't forget to check out our resource section for application, resume, and interview tips.

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Jose Pena

I think this good advice. As an ISFP, I always found working retail difficult at times when I felt I was being pressured to sell or solicit credit card applications.

I think this good advice. As an ISFP, I always found working retail difficult at times when I felt I was being pressured to sell or solicit credit card applications.

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