What is the Pisces Personality Type?20 February 2023 / By Cianna Garrison Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 20, 2023
Born between February 19th and March 20th, Pisces signs tend to possess wisdom beyond their years. You’re selfless and full of creative spirit, and your love for the whimsical makes you a little bit mysterious to those around you.
Some say that Pisces is the most sensitive sign of the zodiac, but there’s more to this water sign than empathy. Here’s everything you need to know about the Pisces personality type.
Pisces are imaginative dreamers with rich inner worlds
Many people refer to Pisces personality types as “dreamers,” and they’re not wrong. But that doesn’t mean you live in a fantasy world. A Pisces can achieve what they set their mind to—but you must be ready to pursue your big dreams because you don’t like others to push you.
As the creative artist of the zodiac, you love to express yourself through various art forms such as writing, painting, sculpting or making pottery. You have many emotions deep-rooted within you, and sometimes the only way you can interpret them is through creation.
Pisces have a tendency to imagine, and they are quite spiritual. You are open-minded in your search for spiritual meaning, which you will look for in the smallest events. Non-Pisceans often joke that a Pisces will assign meaning to anything and everything.
You are sensitive, compassionate, and empathetic—sometimes to a fault
Pisces are those mysterious artist types who seem interesting and aloof. Yes, they are artistic, but in reality, Pisces are anything but aloof once you get to know them. If you’re a Pisces, you’re compassionate and empathetic and love spending time with those you care about. Identifying the feelings of others comes easily to you, and you strive to keep the peace among your loved ones.
You’re also sensitive, which means you might take criticism too much to heart. Sometimes, a harsh word can hinder you from moving on. This can leave you susceptible to darker moods, but you may see this moody side of your personality as a positive when you channel it into creating art.
There are plenty of people who like to take advantage of the Pisces personality’s gracious nature, so remember to stay on guard. Pieces types may fall into despair if too many people betray their kindness.
Pisces people have good intuition
As intuitive creatures, Pisces finds joy in the abstract. They like to study abstract subjects and find patterns in seemingly unrelated things, which makes them excellent at analyzing the art they love. Because of this, it isn’t unusual for a Pisces person to like more niche films, art or music—the more esoteric something is, the more it appeals to a Pisces personality type.
This intuition may come across as a type of “sixth sense” that others find eerie. Pisces people seem to know things will happen before they happen. In reality, they likely are just seeing patterns before other people do, which makes them appear “psychic” to those who don’t process things as quickly.
Pieces love escapism through whimsy but are also serious and wise
Pisces is represented by the symbol of two fish swimming in opposite directions from each other, and that’s a good visual when thinking about the Pisces' duality. These zodiac sun signs are serious and wise beyond their years, but they’re also interested in escapism through fantasy. Their whimsical interests make them children at heart.
Most of the time, the Pisces balances these traits well, and they help them stay well-rounded in their interests and relationships. Friends and family can benefit from both their innate wisdom and their love of the fantastic.
In other ways, a Pisces’ duality can lead them astray. For example, if a Pisces person is choosing to see life through a rosy hue rather than for what it is, it can lead them to ignore important problems and discussions.
Romance is in the air: Pisces is a true romantic
Pisces personalities like romance, and this extends to many areas of their life. These types love to make everything in their lives more magical, including their homes, hobbies and relationships. A Pisces personality will enjoy candlelit dinners, soothing ambiance, cozy dates and nights beside a roaring fire.
Their romanticism also extends to the arts. A Pisces will love films and books that feel magical, which is why they’re often drawn to fantasy or gravitate toward otherworldly things.
Which of the 16 personality types is a Pisces most likely to be?
Creative, intuitive, flexible, empathetic and romantic—these are basic traits of a Pisces personality type.
Which of the 16 types does this description most resemble?
In our view, Pisces personalities most closely resemble an INFP. INFP types, like Pisces, are imaginative, idealistic, compassionate and empathetic. They also prefer to go with the flow rather than keep a rigid structure, which lines up with Pisces’ chameleon nature.
A Pisces may also be an ENFP if they are more extraverted. Or, they may also be another 16-type personality altogether. Since people are individuals, your personality type is more of a guideline than a manual—everyone has their own quirks and differences.
Which Enneagram type is a Pisces most likely to be?
If I had to pick an Enneagram type for a Pisces, it would be the Enneagram 4. Enneagram Type 4 is the artistic “Individualist” who strives to create art that sets them apart from others. Because they fear that they are innately flawed, Enneatype 4s focus on their desire to be unique and stand out from the crowd so others will appreciate them for their uniqueness.
Pisces is similar to a Type 4 because of their creative, intuitive nature and desire to express themselves. Their penchant for moodiness is also something the Pisces has in common with Type 4s, as both these types can sink into an unhealthy level of escapism when life becomes too tough.
Like the 16-type suggestion, your Enneagram type may differ from a Type 4. Pisces also match some Type 2 and Type 9 traits.
Pisces is a magical creature born from water that thrives on creativity and intuition. If you’re a Pisces, you are compassionate, empathetic, creative, idealistic and a bit mysterious. Embrace your go-with-the-flow nature and remember that your natural dualities can serve you. On the 16-type test, you might type as an INFP, while your Enneagram results may prove you’re a Type 4. But like anything else about your chameleon ways, you may type as something totally different. Just promise you’ll keep on making art and sharing your magical ways with us, Pisces.
Tristan McGill (not verified) says...
How is this so accurate? I'm the ENFP/Enneagram Type 4 flavor of Pisces and I absolute love everything about this article.