ISFP Fictional characters (A comprehensive list)

In this brief guide, we will find out some things about the ISFP personality and take a look at some of the best ISFP Fictional Characters.

List of ISFP Fictional Characters 

Given below is a list of the most adventurous and fun ISFP fictional characters:

  • Eowyn: Lord of the Rings
  • Jonathan: Stranger Things
  • Catherine Morland: Northanger Abbey
  • Marilla Cuthbert: Anne of Green Gables
  • Kitty Fane: The Painted Veil
  • Diana Barry: Anne of Green Gables
  • Aria Montgomery: Pretty Little Liars   
  • Fezzik: The Princess Bride
  • Sho Hinakawa: Psycho-Pass   
  • Mimi Marquez: Rent   
  • Mei Tachibana: Say I Love You   
  • Shaggy Rogers: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
  • Riley Blue: Sense8   
  • Edward Ferrars: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen   
  • Twyla Sands: Schitt’s Creek   
  • Charlotte York: Sex and the City   
  • Clary FrayShadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments   
  • Ian Gallagher: Shameless   
  • Eretria: Shannara Chronicles
  • Molly Hooper: Sherlock   
  • Pam Beesly: The Office
  • Steve Rogers: Marvel’s Avengers
  • Scott Lang: Marvel Universe
  • Arya Stark: Game of Thrones
  • T’Challa: Marvel Universe
  • Pip: Great Expectations

5 Adventurous ISFP Fictional Characters

The ISFP personality is known for its adventurous nature which comes about as the result of their extroverted sensing function, which compels someone to explore and be curious about things.

ISFP individuals tend to follow their own rules, which makes them quite individualistic, and even though they are shy and reserved because they prefer staying with themselves more than anything, they can still be very good with people.

The extroverted sensing ability makes these people incredibly good with people, and they tend to be very charming and attentive to others, which may give people the illusion that they are extroverted, but because their dominant function is the introverted feeling they will always base the main decisions on their own inner life.

ISFP fictional characters are usually very adventurous, according to their name, and they will find it easy to accomplish what they want to without wasting too many words.

These people are perfectly capable of doing things on their own but they will get along with other people just as well, and their capability and creativity will usually allow them to be very receptive to the sensations they seek so much.

We can explore more ISFP personality traits through these 5 amazingly adventurous ISFP characters.

Steve Rogers/Captain America from Marvel Universe

Steve Rogers may not seem like a typical adventurer from his somber appearance and his “language please!” type demeanor, but he shows many traits that may be associated with the ISFP function stack.

Steve Rogers is an ISFP fictional character from the Marvel Universe and most people know him from the Avengers Franchise.

The ISFP personality of Steve Rogers shows up in his dominant function which is focused inward and is very personal, and like any true superhero, he typically acts according to his own inner belief system rather than that of the outside world, which is particularly apparent at the time of the signing of the accords to somewhat put the avengers on the backburner. 

This function is responsible for the processing of current, immediate information with internal human ideals of the individual that are usually based on their own experience. 

To the typical ISFP, laws or social obligations may not matter very much and they will likely do what feels right to them based on the circumstances that they are currently facing.

Steve Rogers is somewhat obsessed with ideals, and he likes to keep things down to what is right, but according to him, not according to any external feeling or rule. 

He became Captain America in WWII because he thought it was the right thing to do, not because any external rule compelled him to do so. 

The introverted feeling Fi is concerned with moral equality and sticking up for those who can’t defend themselves, particularly in the case of Steve. 

Steve’s tendency is to react when there is a crisis, which is typical of people who are heavier on the perception style of cognition, and he does not want to interfere with the affairs of others before anything even happens, which implies a deep internal sense of things because the outer world only starts to matter when it changes or needs changing in any way.

Arya Stark from Game of Thrones

Arya Stark is an amazing character from Game of Thrones and she fits into the role of an ISFP fictional character rather well as evident from her adventurous journey throughout the show.

Arya shows the true spirit of wanting to explore from the get-go, and that aspect of her personality never changes.

She is also very individualistic, which is typical of the ISFP personality, and she shows a strong preference for Introverted Feeling in the way she breaks all the rules in her family and society, from not sticking to what her mother and sister want her to do, to gouging against the Hound at almost every corner.

Arya also has very sensory, in-the-moment skills that make her a relatable character for many ISFPs, because even though she can seem very social and enjoy the company of others, she eventually depends only on herself and wants to be with herself more than anyone.

Her tendency to seek newness and adventure shows itself till the very last scene, where she is seen going off on the journey to somewhere no one has ever gone before, and she expresses this desire throughout the show constantly.

Arya also has strong morals and ethics, which are intensely personal, and it is very evident that she has a very strong sense of personal identity that she does not want to get rid of or compromise at any point.

She is also very creative, even if her creativity shows in the way she survives and kills, but it shows a very complicated mind that appreciates the thrill of irony and dark humor so much.

Arya’s ISFP tendencies may be seen in these classic quotes that remind people of her so much:

“It’s just a stupid sword,” she said, aloud this time…

… but it wasn’t.”

“Needle was Robb and Bran and Rickon, her mother and her father, even Sansa. Needle was Winterfell’s grey walls and the laughter of its people. Needle was the summer snows, Old Nan’s stories, the heart tree with its red leaves and scary face, the warm earthy smell of the glass gardens, the sound of the north wind rattling the shutters of her room. Needle was Jon Snow’s smile.”

“Go Ahead, call me all the names you want,” Sansa said airily. “You won’t dare when I’m married to Joffrey. You’ll have to bow and call me Your Grace.” She shrieked as Arya flung the orange across the table. It caught her in the middle of the forehead with a wet squish and plopped down into her lap.

“You have juice on your face, Your Grace,” Arya said.”

“I bet this is a brothel,” she whispered to Gendry.

“You don’t even know what a brothel is.”

“I do so,” she insisted. “It’s like an inn, with girls.”

“I Know Death. He’s Got Many Faces. I Look Forward To Seeing This One.”

“Nothing Isn’t Better Or Worse Than Anything. Nothing Is Just Nothing.”

“The Last Thing You’re Going To See Is A Stark Smiling Down At You As You Die.”

Pip from Great Expectations

Pip is an ISFP fictional character from Charles Dickens’s novel Great Expectations, and he shows some very classic traits that make the ISFP traits easy to understand in his character.

He is a good reminder of how much possibility there can be for the ISFP’s perspective to become skewed when they put too much faith in their tertiary function of Introverted Intuition. 

As a child, he is much like other ISFPs, he’s gentle and quiet and he tends to feel things incredibly deeply. 

However, under his quiet nature, there are many passions and convictions, including his love for Estella which he keeps well hidden under his somber outside nature.

He can be very courageous and can show a tenacity that can look crazy to outside observers, but these are all attributes in him that are not visible to outside people because of his introverted behavior.

Usually, when the ISFP convictions become deeply rooted it is very difficult to shake them, and some ISFPs can also be very idealistic, which just makes it even harder for them to assimilate into the outer world and for the outer world to convince them of anything other than what they believe in.

Like a true ISFP with the function of extroverted sensing, sensory experiences matter a lot to Pip and he also seems to care a great deal about the social prestige that comes along with keeping up an appearance of wealth. 

Although materialism is usually not a core tenet of the ISFP personality, sometimes it can be and Pip is someone who shows that very well.

At the same time, this trait also shows how someone’s environment and the era they belong to can make such a big difference to what they are like as a whole, and that cognitive functions alone cannot make someone who they are independent of all the other factors in the person’s life.

Eowyn from Lord of the Rings

Eowyn from Lord of the rings is a great ISFP character and she is very independent and individualistic like most ISFPs, but at the same time, there is a sense of wonder and curiosity in her that can only be explained by the extroverted sensing function.

Many ISFPs may often feel that because they are introverted and perhaps not as aggressive about their need for adventure as someone with more extroverted traits might be, people don’t give them enough credit and they may get overlooked often, for a promotion or in general social circumstances, and this applies rather well to Eowyn as well.

However, like a true ISFP, she also does not let others define her and has a solid understanding of her own abilities, which include being immensely practical and action-oriented, with a deep desire to help others and do what she feels is right, because of the introverted feeling function that rules her cognitive processes. 

While this may make other personality types rather rebellious or angry and prone to acting out, she continues to do what is expected of her so that she can keep the peace, and doesn’t try to be attention-seeking or rebellious.

Most of the time an ISFP will find that they are not happy if they’re not free to be their authentic self and one might see this in Eowyn very well, as she often feels trapped and she constantly fears being caged and refuses to let that happen.

She is also creative in her solutions like a true ISFP, and this shows in her decision to dress as a man and fight in Middle Earth, which may not be something that might occur to many people of her type and in her position.

Jonathan Byers from Stranger Things

Jonathan Byers is an ISFP fictional character from the show Stranger Things and even though he is something of a loner he shows the typical artistic deep nature of an ISFP. 

His Introverted Feeling shows in the way he tends to internalize his feelings rather than share them and he also seems to place a higher priority on personal authenticity and his own identity, even though it is hard to do for a teenager.

Jonathan has an extroverted sensing function as an ISFP, and a manifestation of this is his interest in his immediate and physical reality rather than focusing on vague or abstract theories.

When he is provided with proof that the monster really exists, he quickly adapts to this situation, because again, his sensing function has come into play and he cannot deny the reality that is in front of him.

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we found out some things about the ISFP personality and took a look at some of the best ISFP Fictional Characters. Please reach out to us with any questions or comments you may have about the ISFP personality type of the ISFP fictional characters we discussed here, and feel free to add any other fictional characters you may think are ISFP!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): ISFP Fictional Characters

What characters are Isfp?

Here are some characters that are ISFP:

Eowyn: Lord of the Rings
Jonathan: Stranger Things
Catherine Morland: Northanger Abbey
Diana Barry: Anne of Green Gables
Aria Montgomery: Pretty Little Liars   
Fezzik: The Princess Bride
Marilla Cuthbert: Anne of Green Gables
Kitty Fane: The Painted Veil
Sho Hinakawa: Psycho-Pass   

How rare is the Isfp personality?

ISFP is not very rare, but they are also not the most common personality type in the world, as they make up about 9% of the general population.

What personality type is the rarest?

The rarest personality type is the INFJ, which stands for introversion, intuition, feeling, and judging.

According to the Myers Briggs Foundation, only about 1.5% of people who take the test get the result of an INFJ personality type, which makes it the rarest.

Citations 

https://fictionalcharactermbti.tumblr.com/ISFP

https://www.16personalities.com/isfp-conclusion

Divya is currently a Clinical Psychology Trainee in a Master of Philosophy program and holds a Master’s in clinical psychology. She has a special interest in Personality studies and disorders, having researched the subject before, and Neuropsychology; with an additional interest being Mood disorders. She likes to write about Psychiatric issues, having worked in multiple specialty setups during her time as a clinical psychology student, and in her free time she likes to cook and read.