I'm having difficulties typing my father. For the record, he passed away one year ago and we hadn't had much contact in the previous 10 years as we were living in different countries - and before that I knew nothing about personality types. I can easily type my brother as ENTP and my mother as ESFJ, but my father's more difficult.
Altogether I think ISFP fits him best, but I'm not sure.
So here's a brief description -- he grew up in a farm and always kept a deep love for nature and animals, and loved working on his own garden. He loved to watch movies and listen to music, but he didn't read very much, apart from newspapers. He'd buy tons of books, and start to read them, but give up after reading a few chapters - he spent much more time doing crossword puzzles. His favorite hobby was fishing.
He had enormous respect for authority -- he always tended to assume that whoever had authority - bosses at work, teachers, the government - was right. He served in the military for a brief period and loved it. It was very difficult for him to accept that I did not share that view of authority.
He always worked and studied very hard - he took two degrees while studying at night. But having gotten the degrees, he had little interest in keeping up-to-date more than necessary.
He found it very difficult to debate ideas dispassionately -- as it turned out, my brother and I often disagreed with him, and his reaction was to take it personally - "you're always against me".
He did not make friends easily and basically kept the same circle of friends throughout his adult life.
He was good with simple manual work, but terrible at programming VCRs and the like.
He could be extremely moody -- it would often happen that he'd get upset at something, explode, then either apologize later or spend the rest of the day sulking in his room - but then he would drop the matter.
So, what do you think?