I am an ISFP 9w1 (what does that say about me)

In this blog post, we talk about the ISFP 9w1 personality type. We highlight how both the MBTI and Enneagram types come together to shape the ISFP 9w1 personality. 

ISFP 9w1

ISFP 9w1 people are gentle, generous people who take their relationship commitment seriously and look for long-term relationships.

They are very reserved when it comes to expressing true feelings and opinions towards people.

Very practical and cynical by nature, not expressing feelings can make them even more acidic, reaching either to give up the relationship or to use that relationship only for personal gain.

However, this is not the case for all those from the ISFP 9w1 typology, especially if they learn to communicate their feelings and personal needs. 

In general, ISFP 9w1 people have a very warm and positive outlook on life and love and will not engage in relationships in which they feel they would take advantage.

They are loyal and offer support, satisfying their partner, having a great ability to love. 

They do not like conflicts and dissensions, appreciating very much if they are accepted as they are.

They need space to live their lives in their own way and will respect the need of others for intimacy and distance.

ISFP 9w1 people are welcoming, stable, trustworthy. They are kind-hearted, calm and supportive, but they are too willing to please others just to avoid scandal.

They do not want life to unfold in conflict, tending to indulge in any situation and minimize any disturbance that occurs. 

ISFP

ISFPs are: 

  • Warm, friendly, positive by nature
  • Good listeners
  • Good at coping with everyday practical requirements
  • Flexible and tolerant, they take into account the partner’s opinion
  • Have an appreciation for beauty and functionality helps them to have attractive, functional houses
  • They take their relationship commitment seriously and look for long-term relationships
  • Respects and appreciates the need for the privacy of others
  • Sensual and pragmatic.

ISFPs are warm, generous who know how to take care of the other with a lot of depth, with emotional depth, rarely observable from the outside, except for those who know them well.

There are people who live with intensity, who experience emotions on a very intense level.

Unusually among other SP, sensory-perceptual, they want and invest in long-term relationships.

ISFPs have a problem with communication. With an introverted affectivity as the dominance of their personality, they are much more vulnerable to people and easily hurt.

Probably that’s why they tend to keep parts of themselves hidden from others, not easily telling what they think or feel. 

This is even more true in conflicts that an ISFP hates more than anything in the world. Argumentation and conflict are very difficult to use by an ISFP. I

n such situations, they feel threatened. If they remain in the habit of not communicating their partner’s feelings, serious problems can arise during the relationship.

ISFP will be happy to spend time with those who know how to accept them as they are, who have the same interests and who know how to respect privacy and not be too intrusive.

The ISFP does not have much patience with the Judge type. They do not like argumentation and logic, they do not like to be judged and criticized.

At work, it is possible to get along well with most people except those who invade their personal space too much.

In general, they are very generous, tolerant and are very reliable friends.

9w1 – The dreamer

Examples of personalities: Abraham Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth II, Cari Jung, George Lucas, Audrey Hepburn, Lady Margot Fonteyn, Rose Kennedy, Walt Disney, Garrison Keillor, Noonan Rockwell.

Healthy subtype: People in this subtype are imaginative and creative, often able to synthesize multiple schools of thought or multiple points of view into a single vision of an ideal world.

They are very good at nonverbal forms of communication (art, musical instruments, dance, sports, working with animals or nature) and can thrive in large companies and institutions. 

They are typically friendly and reconciling, but with a very keen sense of purpose, especially when it comes to their own ideas. Good as therapists.

counsellors or priests, balance their traits of good listeners, free from prejudice, with the desire to help others.

Medium subtype: They want to order outside, so they can have order inside. They tend to get involved in non-essential, unimportant activities and businesses.

They can be energetic, but in a detached and uninvolved way, which interferes with their ability to pursue long-term goals or to co-opt others in achieving them.

They are more reserved and less adventurous than those in the Nine-Wing Eight subtype and express their anger with great restraint and indignation. 

They are also concerned about their respectability and image in society and, in many cases, feel morally superior to other classes, cultures or lifestyles.

It happens to have a puritanical side, as well as a perfectionist, orderly and typical side.

Tips for ISFP 9w1 personalities

  1. Although humility is an admirable human trait, it is not one that requires too much effort. Learn to differentiate between true humility and the tendency to minimize your personality and skills. In other words, remember the social role of the type 9 person and be careful not to fall into his trap. 

You may end up feeling overwhelmed by life’s problems and think you have little to offer others, but a brief look at the discord, violence, and suffering in the world can give you an idea of ​​what YOU CAN do. 

The energy needed to restore the balance of this turbulent world is the calm, healing, reconciling energy of a healthy New.

When you are truly connected to yourself, you have all the power and ability to deal with any situation.

  1. Learn the value of the word “no”. It is perfectly natural not to want to disappoint those around you, but when you are offered a proposal that you do not agree with, it is better to make known the limits you want to impose, than to say “Yes” and say then regret it later. 

Moreover, others will be more upset if you oppose passive-aggressiveness to their plans, giving you acceptance at first so that later you don’t get involved.

Most people prefer to know what your real choices and desires are, even if they seem unimportant or inappropriate to you.

  1. Learn to seek what YOU want from a certain situation. It often happens that you consider so many opinions and desires of others that you forget about your own. Because of this old habit, you may not immediately realize what you want. If necessary, do not hesitate to ask others for a break to weigh the options. 

And don’t shy away from following your own choice when it comes down to it. Remember that you have the right to want too.

  1. Invest energy in developing your talents and personality. There are many pleasant and useful ways to spend your time having fun with family or friends – but be careful not to neglect your mental and spiritual development. 

The initial efforts will probably bring to light many anxieties and self-reproaches, but if you persist in your inner work, the rewards will be much more consistent and satisfying than you think.

 Moreover, if you invest in personal change, everyone around you will benefit from you, as a stronger and more fulfilled person.

  1. Notice the situations when you imagine a relationship with someone, instead of actually interacting with that person. For most people, it is not very interesting or satisfying to sit on the couch next to you, while you dream with open eyes of a tenting trip or your favourite episode of a TV series. 

If you notice that you are “decoupling” from reality when you are with a certain person, ask yourself if, inside, you feel angry or uncomfortable with him/her.

In any case, a conversation on an unpleasant topic can help you reconnect with yourself and that person.

  1.  Learn to recognize and process your own anger. For most Nine people, this is very threatening. Of all the feelings, he seems to be the one who can cause the most damage to your inner balance and peace. And yet, even though it, you could reconnect to your strength interior – is the fuel that will burn your inertia. 

Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to shout at everyone or be aggressive with strangers.

It means that if you feel angry, it is very advisable to specify this fact to the person or persons who caused this reaction. 

Learn to feel anger in your body. How does it feel? Where do you feel it has the most impact?

If you become familiar with the sensation, you will no longer be so afraid of it.

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Conclusions

In this blog post, we talked about the ISFP 9w1 personality type. We highlighted how both the MBTI and Enneagram types come together to shape the ISFP 9w1 personality. 

ISFP 9w1 people are gentle, generous people who take their relationship commitment seriously and look for long-term relationships.

They are very reserved when it comes to expressing true feelings and opinions towards people.

They do not like conflicts and dissensions, appreciating very much if they are accepted as they are.

They need space to live their lives in their own way and will respect the need of others for intimacy and distance.

If you’ve enjoyed the ”I am an ISFP 9w1” mentioned above, I would recommend you to take a look at ”The truth about an ISFP 9w8” too.

If you have questions, comments or recommendations, please leave a comment below!

FAQ about the ISFP 9w1

What Enneagram type is ISFP?

ISFPs are usually an Enneagram type 9 because both typologies have a dominant introverted feeling. 

What is a 9w1?

A 1w9 is an Enneagram subtype.  People belonging to this subtype have a special discernment, being full of wisdom and civilized.

It is possible to be taught very scholarly, with an imperturbable philosophical attitude, focused on long-term goals, looking to see the “overall” image.

Are Enneagram 9s introverts?

Some Enneagram 9s are introverts.

They are kind-hearted, calm and supportive, but they are too willing to please others just to avoid scandal.

They want life to unfold in conflict, tending to indulge in any situation and minimize any disturbance that occurs. 

Which Enneagram is most empathetic?

Enneagram Type Two is considered to be the most empathetic Enneagram type.

They are extremely aware of other people’s thinking and feelings.

What does a healthy Enneagram 9 look like?

Healthy Enneagram 9s are typically friendly and reconciling, but with a very keen sense of purpose, especially when it comes to their own ideas.

Good as therapists.
counsellors or priests, balance their traits of good listeners, free from prejudice, with the desire to help others.

Further reading 

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types, by Don Richard Riso 

Enneagram Self-Discovery: Understand Personality Types to Enhance Your Spiritual Growth & Build Healthy Relationships, by Elliot Hudson 

The Enneagram Of Personality: Why Discovering Your Unique Personality Type Is Essential For Your Personal Growth, by Arthur Canfield 

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery (The Road Back to You Set), by Ian Morgan Cron

The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth, by Christopher L. Heuertz  

References

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types, by Don Richard Riso 

Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery, by Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson

Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types, by Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson

Enneagrampaths.com

Mba-institute.org

16personalities.com

thecareerproject.org/blog

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