Firstly, if you are looking into personal development, personality type, or psychological state management, you need to take a look at our free MP3 designed to 'tune' your brainwaves. To get it, click here.
That being said . . . Do you feel like you are a natural-born leader, who is full of spunk, passion, and charm? Do you enjoy reaching out to those in need, and/or inspiring others to achieve their goals and make a positive difference in the world? And, are you so self-confident that others admire you and want to follow you? If so, you may have an ENFJ personality. What is an ENFJ personality? Well, my friend, someone with this personality type has a natural inclination to be “the hero.” More specifically, according to the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator, the ENFJ personality type finds immense joy and happiness helping other people improve their lives and their communities.
These individuals want to make the world a better place, and they want others to try to do the same. If you have an ENFJ personality, you are probably a truly genuine, compassionate person, who actually “talks the talk and walks the walk.” In other words, you do what you say you are going to do. You are not one to make excuses. And, nothing thrills you more than being the leader, bringing people together, and inspiring others with your infectious charisma and enthusiasm. I bet you are also a passionate humanitarian, who is rarely afraid to stand up for what is right and just.
You have been the victim of insults, criticisms, and bullying because of your beliefs, opinions, and principles, but that does not deter you from doing what you feel is the “right” thing to do. You have a lot in common with some very important people. Who? Well, a good amount of US Presidents have ENFJ personalities. Wow! Remember, if you have this personality type you grab at an opportunity to lead others towards a brighter, more productive future. So, it makes sense that many presidents, whether it presidents of colleges and business, or presidents of countries, want to lead people (the nation, students, or employees) to prosperity and success.
So, what is the best quality of someone with this personality type? Well, it is your ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people. You are also adept at getting your message across to the masses. What is your weakest area? Well, sometimes you can become overly enthusiastic, which can be off-putting to others, especially if they feel you are behaving too aggressively towards them. Another weakness is that you sometimes misguidedly place trust in the wrong people. In other words, you have to be cautious who and what you place your faith in, because you can easy get burned. Also, it is important that you do not internalize the problems of others; you can help people without taking their burdens and placing on your shoulders.
What does the abbreviation ENFJ mean?
E - Extroversion N - Intuition F - Feeling J - Judgement
How common is this personality type?
Truthfully, this personality type only accounts for approximately 2% of the general population. Why? Well, because most people do not see the world in the same way as an ENFJ personality type. ENFJs tend to see the world through idealistic lenses, while most people tend to be more pessimistic then optimistic.
Do people with ENFJ personalities do well at work?
Yes, this personality type typically does extremely well at work. Why? Well, because they are warm, optimistic, charming, innovative, and social – very social. In other words, these individuals are extremely likable, which bodes well in the workplace –with co-workers and managers. In addition, they tend to thrive in leadership positions.
A weakness - ENFJs have a habit of underestimating there true potential. Nevertheless, they typically make good impressions on their co-workers and managers. How? Well, they are quick learners, who are able to handle a variety of responsibilities, with competence, and a positive attitude. In other words, they are fantastic multitaskers, which employers love. People with this personality type are hard workers, who are reliable and always eager to help others.
They are also great team players; however, this can actually work against them because some managers and co-workers will take advantage of their good natures and strong work habits, by pushing their work off on them. Moreover, ENFJs hate-hate-hate conflicts, preferring peace and harmony, so instead of confronting those, who are taking advantage of them, they simply accept the extra work, in order to maintain a positive workplace morale and avoid unnecessary fights.
Do people with ENFJ personalities have good relationships?
Yes! In fact, ENFJs feel most “at home” and comfortable when they are in a long-term relationship. ENFJs take dating, relationships, and marriage very seriously, only selecting partners, who also value long-term unions. Individuals, who only want to date casually and/or who do not see themselves eventually “settling down” or getting married do not stick around long. Truth-be-told, the one thing ENFJ personality types want more than anything is to meet, date, and marry a “good person.” And, even during the initial dating period, ENFJs are eager to prove to their partners that they are trustworthy, committed, loyal, empathetic, and dependable.
Moreover, ENFJ personality types are consistently checking to make sure that their partners are happy and satisfied – it doesn’t take much to make them happy – they are happy as long as their partners are happy. A weakness – ENFJs can come across as “needy” or “overbearing.” They want to please their partners, which can get annoying to the “wrong” partner. A strength – ENFJs are excellent communicators, and known to devote a considerable amount of time to working through issues and finding solutions. And, even though, they are super invested in their partners, they need to take time out, to focus on their own wants and needs. They have habit of neglecting their own needs, in favor of the needs of others, which can lead to stress and burnout.
When it comes to friendships, ENFJs are definitely not passive. What do I mean? Well, this personality type makes an extreme effort to nurture friendships and maintain those connections. Friendships, to an ENFJ, are important and essential for happiness and satisfaction, so this person is not one to let a friend slip through the cracks – no, this person will fight for his or her friends. ENFJs make excellent friends. Why? Well, because they are good communicators, and they are always available to lend a helping hand. They care about their friends and value all of their relationships. They are also loyal and reliable, which are good qualities in a friend.
ENFJs also make really cool parents! Really? Yes! How? Well, these individuals encourage their children to grow and develop, recognizing and appreciating the gifts that different people bring to society, and the world in general. ENFJ parents tend to be loving, nurturing, respectful, and supportive. They create an effective balance between being a cool friend and a responsible parent, with the goal of raising culturally sensitive individuals, who view “differences” as assets, instead of “drawbacks.” They also strive to teach their children how to be accountable for their actions and how to honor commitments, which helps them be successful both in life and at work.
What types of jobs are best suited for those with ENFJ personalities?
The best type of jobs for ENFJ personality types is a helping one. They love to help others, which is a good thing because most people like being helped. An ENFJ personality type would excel as a nurse, physician, assistant/aide, healthcare technician, teacher, coach, psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor, or social worker. He or she would also do well as an EMT, politician, religious leader, nun, HR consultant, event coordinator, advertising consultant, and/or sales rep.
Do any famous people have an ENFJ personality?
Yes! Listed below are respected ENFJ personalities: