I just tested as an ENFJ twice this week.  However, I previously tested as an INTJ for many years in the past.  Recently, I have been enthusiastic about my relationship with God and Christianity.  And I am wondering if this is the reason for the personality change.  I wonder if others have had this experience of a change in personality from another type to ENFJ.  

Also, I am interested in how ENFJs deal with interactions with other people when they let you down.  How best to keep upbeat and struggling for ideals that you know are right in the long run. And where do ENFJs find friends to connect with, since we are such a small minority of personality types--few people can understand us or appreciate us.

 

 

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Miriam Whitenight (not verified) says...

I'm an ENFJ as well, and can relate to your struggles. I'm a Christian as well, and I've noticed that the more you (understood you) become involved in faith life, you generally have more care and awareness for others than before. You seem to become more extraverted and seem more eager to spread your faith, which could be a reason why it switched from INTJ to ENFJ. I've had the same struggles throughout high school (as far as friends), because I always seem to be the person that everybody likes, but doesn't want to be friends with. Therefore, I don't really have any close friends, even though I get along with nearly everyone (bubbly, energetic, kind, etc.). I've found what helps is to focus on individual goals, and to help others as best as you can. I've come to accept that I may not have any close friends, but that's ok. I've found it a blessing at times. People will sometimes come up to for advice, because they trust me (and they won't have to worry about my friend group). I just want you to know you're not alone. :) Contact me if you have questions... 

 

Danielle (not verified) says...

Hi Lee! I too am an enthusiastic Christian (just recently though), but I believe I have been a lifelong ENFJ. I wonder if your newfound faith is conducive to becoming more extroverted as you wish to convey the good news to many? I must say that I do find it quite interesting ENFJ's are more likely to believe in a higher power. 

Weston (not verified) says...

I used to be an ESTJ but after I became a christian I quickly began testing as a ENFJ. I don't want to say that other personality types aren't as "Christian" as the ENFJ, but I will say that the ENFJ is especially good at being one. God creates all different kinds of people to do different things, but an ENFJ can really be a powerful tool for the kingdom.

Strat58cat says...

I was mis-typed as an INTJ on another site. When I read INTJ experiences, I thought something might be amiss. I checked this free test and it couldn't place me at all when I said that I was an INTJ. I read more INTJ experiences and descriptions, observed myself objectively and I realized that although I'm close to ambivert - enjoying reading and thinking - I'm far too outgoing to be I.  Also, there's the not being alone that much factor.  Basically, I'm only alone if I run through my money. 0;)  Chatting and everything is pretty much what I actually enjoy, and people have spontaneously commented about how I'm always supporting everyone and building them up.  Also I totally reach out and maintain friendships even across years and distance. So I took the test on the other site again with more care to understand the questions, and equally honestly, and I got ENFJ, with the I/E and the T/F axes close.  This one confirms.  Yep, it's me.  I look out for others and I'm idealistic.  Although I have the long-term focus of the INTJ, overall this test is accurate.

Strat58cat says...

I'm also a Christian and very into it. Apparently INTJs are commonly atheist.

 

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