MBTI Series: Book Recommendations for the ISFP Type

Posted on July 05 2018

Welcome back to BooksActually's series of promotions, centering about the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types. Each week, we will upload reviews for 2 recommended reading titles targeting a specific personality type.

This week, our focus is on the ISFP type (Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving). ISFPs are commonly known as artists, exploring the world and their environment with their attraction towards aesthetics and beauty. ISFPs are also doers, preferring hands-on experiences and are always finding ways to push their passions.

This week, we are recommending two titles that explore passions and the beauty of nature.


Book I: Walden  

Thoreau's contemplations about life while living out in the wild is a solitary piece of work on living peacefully and partaking in nature. Walden offers a meditation on what it means to live within the moment, and gives insight into the philosophical thought of Thoreau. Set in the woods near Walden Pond, the book is also full of observations about nature with Thoreau giving scientific knowledge about the flora and fauna found in the area.  

Book II: Villette

Villette is an adventure into a woman's inner psyche that builds a complex and intriguing inner world for you to escape to. Lucy Snowe, Bronte's intricately-crafted protagonist, struggles to free herself from her self-imposed prison of loneliness. In this novel, Bronte hints at the dangers of self-repression as Lucy's journey into the world of passion and romance unfolds. 


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