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Frankly, it's more about approach than anything. You seem to want to subdivide and then pick and choose based on what fits your confirmation bias. It doesn't sit with me. I see it as more of a kind of casual confirmation of your folk intuition than a genuine interest in understanding the data as it is.
Seems fair. It might be that my hesitation in grouping him with ISFPs has most to do with them being described so often as more strongly F, or highly sensitive (particularly when Fi-dom enters the discussion).
I took the big 5 and got these results.
Sloan type SCUAI
Primary type calm
Do you find this information helpful? What are your thoughts?
You don't need to offer your analysis if you don't feel like it, I won't be offended. You've already been so helpful already. You just know much more about it than I do, so picking your brain was worth a shot.
Kind of. At least I think you'll find it interesting and mostly on topic.
I am really worn down so I can't give you a long, intricate answer. But yes, this kind of thought is something that lots of people have had when they look at extraversion and agreeableness. (or EF).
I don't think I can come up with "purest" indicators of IF... well, at least not in my current condition. Here's my fatigue-ridden attempt. I don't think it's wrong to call IF types people-oriented. They are people-oriented, just reserved about it. Nor do I think it's right to call them cold rather than warm, per se. IFs are warm, but, in my opinion, they are usually warm in the way that Myers described introverted feeling: "They wear their warm side inside, like a fur-lined coat." A lot of what gets said about introverted feeling strikes me as true of IFs generally. Some of it is more P-ish, to be sure, but there is definitely some overall IF quality to mainstream descriptions of introverted feeling.
The 3rd edition of the MBTI manual says that INFJs are "Sensitive, compassionate, and empathic," and "Deeply committed to their values". About INFPs, it says they are "Sensitive, concerned, and caring," and "Idealistic and loyal to their ideas". About ISFJs: "Cooperative and thoughtful of others; Kind and sensitive". And ISFPs: "Trusting, kind, and considerate; Sensitive and gentle".
Both N and J preferences (but mostly J) add some ... how to put it... "roughness" to IFs, with ISFPs being the softest of the four and INFJs (and ISFJs, to a lesser extent) generally being a bit less gentle. But still, overall, gentle is still a good word for all four IF types.
I didn't really answer your question, but I hope I've given you a taste of what my thoughts are.