ENFP Personality Type, Traits, and Characteristics

ENFPs are vibrant, inspiring, and imaginative. Their dominant trait is Extraverted Intuition which allows them to be people-focused while their secondary quality is Introverted Feeling. This mix makes it easy for ENFPs to understand the emotions of others around them so they can easily connect with other individuals through conversation, body language, and facial expressions.

They enjoy both ideas and relationships: being social creatures who strive to make a positive impact on those in their vicinity – traits that regularly cause admiration from new acquaintances! Alongside this enthusiasm for helping others comes an effortless charm; most ENFPs tend to be outgoing yet warm personalities (Heiss “ENFP”).

ENFP Traits

  • Project-oriented
  • Bright and capable
  • Warmly, genuinely interested in people; great people skills
  • Extremely intuitive and perceptive about people
  • Able to relate to people on their own level
  • Service-oriented; likely to put the needs of others above their own
  • Future-oriented
  • Dislike performing routine tasks
  • Need approval and appreciation from others
  • Cooperative and friendly
  • Creative and energetic
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Natural leaders, but do not like to control people
  • Resist being controlled by others
  • Can work logically and rationally – use their intuition to understand the goal and work backwards towards it
  • Usually able to grasp difficult concepts and theories

ENFP Strengths & Weakness

ENFPs have a unique blend of qualities that make them both inspiring and captivating. They often possess impulsive traits, as well as an array of emotional needs; in new relationships they can be drawn to the spotlight. Furthermore, their sharp intellect is coupled with playful enthusiasm and a knack for humor – though if their feelings are too exposed it might lead people away from them instead.

Strengths

  • Warm and enthusiastic

  • Empathetic and caring

  • Strong people skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Fun and spontaneous

  • Highly creative

Weakness

  • Needs approval from others

  • Disorganized

  • Tends to get stressed out easily

  • Can be overly emotional

  • Overthinks

  • Struggles to follow rules

ENFP Career Paths

ENFPs are best suited for jobs that allow them to express their creativity and empathy, rather than those requiring tedious or monotonous tasks. Service-oriented positions also suit ENFP personalities well due to the personable nature of these roles. Ultimately, an environment with plenty of flexibility is ideal for people who have an ENFP personality type.

  • Teacher
  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Counselor / Psychologist
  • Social Work
  • Politician
  • Artist
  • Religious Work
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Marketing
  • Designer

Dealing With ENFP's

Friendships: With their enthusiasm for life, ENFPs make great companions. They tend to have a large network of friends and acquaintances who share similar interests in experiencing something new. Additionally, they are incredibly intuitive when it comes to understanding others’ emotions – making them the perfect partners-in-crime! You can provide your ENFP friend with emotional support that will empower them to pursue their ambitions fearlessly.

Parenting: ENFPs may battle with structure and limits, making it seem like they are unreliable to their children. However, although ENFP parents rarely enjoy routine activities,they still build powerful connections with their little ones and pass on vital morals that will serve them well in life.

Relationships: If you have an ENFP personality type, your relationships are likely to be full of passion and enthusiasm. However, the long-term may sometimes struggle as you often get wrapped up in what could be instead of focusing on reality. To keep things interesting and romantic between yourself and your partner, seek out ways to bring excitement into your relationship that will ultimately lead to fulfilling experiences for both parties!

Working with ENFP's

  • Give the ENFP flexibility for he/she is unhappy with strict scheduling.
  • ENFPs bring out the best in other’s—give the ENFP a task involving people-management.
  • Do not assign them mundane tasks.
  • Be direct with the ENFP.

Famous people with ENFP

Famous ENFPs include 

  • Bill Clinton
  • Phil Donahue
  • Mark Twain
  • Edith Wharton
  • Will Rogers
  • Carol Burnett
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Robin Williams
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Julie Andrews
  • Alicia Silverstone
  • Joan Baez
  • Regis Philbin.

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