ISFP / Cancer
Who is an Adventurer (ISFP)?
Adventurers are individuals with the Introverted, Sensing, Feeling and Perceiving personality traits. They tend to be spontaneous, friendly and sensitive people with a great sense of integrity. Creative and with a strong aesthetic appreciation, adventurers are also known for their artistic qualities.
Adventurer/Cancer are warm and sympathetic. They genuinely care about people, and are strongly service-oriented in their desire to please. They have an unusually deep well of caring for those who are close to them, and are likely to show their love through actions, rather than words. They 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. They may seem prickly and standoffish at first meeting, once they make the decision to become friends with someone, that person has a friend for life. Most Adventurer/Cancers have been called psychic at some point, and with good reason—they can often intuit relationships, ideas, and motivations before anyone has actually spoken. That can make for challenging interactions with this personality—they hate small talk, especially when it contains white lies (like saying, "How nice to see you!" when it's clear that both parties would rather avoid each other). That's why social gatherings can be overwhelming for them. They'd much rather spend time in small groups where everyone is on the same page.
Ideas are well and good, but Adventurer/Cancer need to see and explore for themselves whether their ideas ring true. Work revolving around the sciences may seem a poor match for their traits, but a boldly artistic and humanistic vision is often exactly what research needs to move forward – if they are given the freedom they need to do so. They are able to show their creativity in tangible ways and with stunning beauty. Whether writing a song, painting an emotion, or presenting a statistic in a graph, they have a way of visualizing things that resonates with their audience. These people suffer from fluctuating self-esteem. If adventurers/Cancer’s efforts are dismissed, it becomes a hurtful and damaging blow, especially if it happens early in life. Then they can start to believe the naysayers without strong support.
In love these people are warmhearted, gentle people who take their commitments seriously, and seek lifelong relationships. They are very private people, who keep their true feelings and opinions reserved or hidden from others. This may cause them to constantly defer to their mates in their intimate relationships, which may cause problems if their mates are not extremely aware of their partner’s feelings. Highly practical and cynical by nature, these feelings may cause them to become bitter, and to either give up on their relationships, or to start using their relationships for their own personal gain. They go to great lengths to please their partners. They're very loyal and supportive, with a deep capacity for love. They detest conflict and discord, and highly value being seen and understood for who they are. They need space to live their lives in their own unique way, and will respect other's need for space. Respect and devotion is very important to Adventurer/Cancers. They are typically not outlandish or crude at all. Their love style is one of steady quietness that is very appealing long term. Their current in their river of passion runs deep and swift. They make excellent parents as well, bringing their own brand of sensitive parenting to the mix which likely enhances their partners ways.