ENFJ Personality Type, Traits, and Characteristics

ENFJ possess a unique combination of altruism, introspection, friendliness, and idealism. Their core function is Extraverted Feeling which enables them to relate well to others and their secondary function Introverted Intuition allows them an awareness of the inner workings of the mind giving them insight into people’s needs.

The ENFJ is less outgoing compared to other extraverted personas. Rather than perceiving their beliefs as paramount, they tend to suppress them if it serves the greater good of those around them. To ensure harmony, ENFJs often act like chameleons or mirrors that adjust themselves based on their environments instead of asserting a distinct identity.

ENFJ Traits

  • Genuinely and warmly interested in people
  • Value people’s feelings
  • Value structure and organization
  • Value harmony, and good at creating it
  • Exceptionally good people skills
  • Dislike impersonal logic and analysis
  • Strong organizational capabilities
  • Loyal and honest
  • Creative and imaginative
  • Enjoy variety and new challenges
  • Get personal satisfaction from helping others
  • Extremely sensitive to criticism and discord
  • Need approval from others to feel good about themselves

ENFJ Strengths & Weakness

The ENFJ is more introspective than some of the other extraverted types. Rather than voicing their own convictions, they may often withhold them in favour of others’ greater good; much like a chameleon or mirror, they adjust to those around them rather than relying on personal values and beliefs. Despite this willingness to sacrifice self-expression for harmony’s sake, however, ENFJs can still find themselves isolated due to being unable to be truly authentic (Butt “ENFJ”).

Strengths

  • Outgoing and warm-hearted

  • Empathetic

  • Wide social circle

  • Encouraging

  • Organized

  • Affectionate

  • Persuasive

Weakness

  • Approval-seeking

  • Overly sensitive

  • Indecisive

  • Self-sacrificing

  • Rigid and uncompromising

  • Overprotective

  • Manipulative

ENFJ Career Paths

Amazingly, ENFJs flourish in professions that allow them to support and communicate with others. Additionally, their organizational capabilities and strong communication aptitude make for exceptional managers and leaders!

  • Consultant
  • Psychologist / Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher / Professor
  • Clergy
  • Human Resources
  • Writer
  • Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • Politician / Diplomat

Dealing With ENFJ's

Friendships: If you want to be the best friend an ENFJ can have, then make sure that they know it’s okay to give and receive care. People of this type thrive on helping their pals, so express your gratitude for all that they do. Let them understand just how much their love is appreciated!

Parenting: Children of ENFJs may find that they are unable to meet their parent’s demanding expectations. The hands-on parenting style adopted by the ENFJ can be overpowering, impeding young minds from discovering who they really are and what interests them most outside their parents’ sphere of influence.

Relationships: ENFJs are particularly attuned to the emotions of those around them, making your delight vital for their own contentment. Furthermore, they may even prioritize your wellbeing over theirs in order to make certain that you’re taken care of.

Working with ENFJ's

  • The ENFJ works best by bringing out the shining qualities in others.
  • ENFJs are harmonious people; avoid conflict.
  • Provide the ENFJ with work relating to people.
  • Offer constructive criticism because ENFJs are extremely sensitive to criticism.
  • ENFJs need meaningful feedback.

Famous people with ENFJ

Famous ENFJs include 

  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Pope John Paul II
  • Maya Angelou
  • Margaret Mead
  • Ralph Nader
  • Abraham Maslow
  • Dr. Phil McGraw
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

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