10 Best Traits of The Artist Personality

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People who are considered artistic tend to be attracted to activities that involve creativity, originality, and independence, such as singing, dancing, writing, or just expressing their uniqueness. Artistic people also tend to be more impulsive than others.   Artistic people also possess a strong attention to detail when it comes to their work, and maybe even a sense of perfectionism.   These individuals’  primary mode of living is focused internally, dealing with things according to how they feel about them, or how they fit into their value system. Their secondary mode is external, where they take things in via their five sense.

Artists are sensitive, creative and original, with a sense of the aesthetic and natural artistic talents, independent in character, they follow their own system of values and are optimistic, with a positive approach to life  and an ability to enjoy the moment.  Helping others gives them joy.    Starting something new comes to them more easily than  finishing what they have already started.   They have difficulty expressing their own desires and needs.


Life Motto:  Let’s Create Something!




1. … live in the world of sensation possibilities.

They are keenly in tune with the way things look, taste, sound, feel and smell. They  are unusually gifted at creating and composing things which will strongly affect the senses. They have a strong set of values, which they strive to consistently meet in their lives. They need to feel as if they’re living their lives in accordance with what they feel is right, and will rebel against anything which conflicts with that goal. They’re likely to choose jobs and careers which allow them the freedom of working towards the realization of their value-oriented personal goals.


2. … tend to be quiet and reserved, and difficult to get to know well.

They hold back their ideas and opinions except from those who they are closest to. They are likely to be kind, gentle and sensitive in their dealings with others. They are interested in contributing to people’s sense of well-being and happiness, and will put a great deal of effort and energy into tasks which they believe in.


3.  … have a strong affinity for aesthetics and beauty.

They have a true appreciation for the beauties of nature. They’re original and independent, and need to have personal space. They value people who take the time to understand the artists and who supports them in pursuing their goals in their own, unique way.  They take life very seriously, constantly gathering specific information and shifting it through their value systems, in search for clarification and underlying meaning.


4. … are action-oriented individuals.

They are “doers”, and are usually uncomfortable with theorizing concepts and ideas, unless they see a practical application. They learn best in a “hands-on” environment, and consequently may become easily bored with the traditional teaching methods, which emphasize abstract thinking. They do not like impersonal analysis, and are uncomfortable with the idea of making decisions based strictly on logic. Their strong value systems demand that decisions are evaluated against their subjective beliefs, rather than against some objective rules or laws.


5.  … are extremely perceptive and aware of others.

They constantly gather specific information about people, and seek to discover what it means. They are usually penetratingly accurate in their perceptions of others.


6.  … are warm and sympathetic.

They genuinely care about people, and are strongly service-oriented in their desire to please. They’re for those who are close to them and are more likely to show their love through actions, rather than words.


7.  … have no desire to lead or control others, just as they have no desire to be led or controlled by others.

They need space and time alone to evaluate the circumstances of their life against their value system, and are likely to respect other people’s needs for the same.


8.  …are  likely to not give themselves enough credit for the things which they do extremely well.

Their strong value systems can lead them to be intensely perfectionist, and cause them to judge themselves with unneccesary harshness.


9.  … have many special gifts for the world, especially in the areas of creating artistic sensation,


10.  …are always selflessly serving others.

They take life very seriously, and  they have the tools to make their lives and the lives of those close to them richly rewarding experiences.


SUMMARY:  The Artistic Personality Type:



  • Likes to do creative activities like art, drama, crafts, dance, music, or creative writing; generally avoids highly ordered or repetitive activities;
  • Has good artistic abilities – in creative writing, drama, crafts, music, or art
  • Values the creative arts – like drama, music, art, or the works of creative writers; and
  • Sees self as expressive, original, and independent.


The Artist’s 4 Natural Inclinations:
  • source of life energy:  the interior world
  • mode of assimilating information:  via the senses
  • decision-making mode:  the heart
  • lifestyle:  spontaneous


Article  First published:  http://www.personalitypage.com/ISFP.html


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Kahren Young

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