Prince is an ISFP in the Myers Briggs system.
ISFP’s primary function is introverted feeling. This process compels them to evaluate information based on how they feel about it. For this reason, it can be difficult to relinquish creative control in favor of another person’s judgement. Artists of this type tend to have a strong sense of how things should be done and have difficulty accepting or being associated with something that doesn’t match this ideal.
Prince famously insisted on producing his own material from the very beginning of his career and became the youngest producer in the history of Warner Brothers at the age of 18. In addition he’s well known for playing, with few exceptions, all of the instruments on his recordings.
An ISFP’s secondary, or auxiliary function is extraverted sensing, which orients them towards the external physical world and real-time sensory experience. ISFPs are typically quite artistic and can often be talented physical performers.
“Paint a perfect picture, bring to life a vision in one’s mind. The beautiful ones always smash the picture, always, every time.”
ISFPs tend to have strongly held values and care deeply about subjective ideals.
Overall, ISFPs are artistic, caring and perceptive. They’re action oriented, often enigmatic and can be very talented and hard working performers.
Other Notable ISFP Musicians
- Michael Jackson
- Lady Gaga