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Top Careers for the ENFJ

Top careers for the ENFJ include:

Community and Social Service
Media and Communication
Education
Business, Management, and Sales
Entertainment, Arts and Design
Personal Care and Service
Sciences
Legal
Healthcare
Office and Administrative

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ENFJ Careers to Avoid

It is important to note that any personality type can be successful in any occupation. However, some occupations are well suited to the natural talents and preferred work style of the ENFJ, while other occupations demand modes of thinking and behavior that do not come as naturally to the ENFJ. Occupations that require the ENFJ to operate outside their natural preferences may prove stressful or draining, and often sound unappealing to ENFJs who are choosing a career.

The following occupations have been found to be unpopular among ENFJs, based on data gathered from surveys of the general population.

The ENFJ at Work

At work, the ENFJ is motivated to organize others to implement positive change. ENFJs are enthusiastic problem-solvers, especially when they can put their strong intuition about people to good use.

ENFJs strive for cooperation and work best in a harmonious environment where they can support other people and encourage their growth. They often take on a mentor role, seeing their primary aim as helping other people become better at what they do.

ENFJs are often attracted to leadership roles; they naturally organize people to take advantage of their unique talents. They often have a strong vision in their work, and enjoy being able to use their creativity to develop innovative initiatives with a humanitarian focus. ENFJs appreciate teamwork, and they want to have the organizational resources to put their ideas into action.

The ideal work environment for an ENFJ is forward-thinking and people-centered, with a clear humanitarian mission and an emphasis on constructive action. The ideal job for an ENFJ allows them to develop and implement ideas that improve the circumstances and well-being of other people.

The ENFJ on a Team

ENFJs are collaborative, inspirational team members who are interested in working together to implement plans for progress. ENFJ team members work from supportive relationships as their foundation; they are skilled at understanding the needs and priorities of others and talented at building consensus. ENFJs have a natural enthusiasm, and tend to engage their team members in their vision.

Because they are so oriented to cooperation, ENFJs can be ineffective on teams in conflict; they may become so engaged with trying to create harmony that they neglect to make an objective evaluation. Although they usually have a strong sense of purpose, they are more people-focused than task-focused, and will prioritize the growth and development of others throughout the process. ENFJs sometimes need to refocus on the task at hand, as they can spend so much time mentoring and encouraging others that they forget the team’s primary goal.

The ENFJ as a Leader

In leadership posiitons, ENFJs are enthusiastic, supportive, and action-oriented. They are strong leaders with clear ideas about how to improve organizations to better serve the needs of people. ENFJs are confident in their mission, but often balance their goal orientation with a focus on interpersonal process. They seek cooperation, and want others on board, in action and in spirit. ENFJs often take on a mentorship role; they like to help their employees develop as workers and as people.

Although ENFJs typically enjoy leadership, they can become discouraged in environments with ongoing conflict. They have a deep need to be appreciated and can become drained and ineffective in positions where they are not able to elicit support for their ideas and values.

ENFJ Career Stats

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Guest (not verified) says...

Spot on, wow.

Guest (not verified) says...

no its not don't lie

Guest (not verified) says...

and how do you know that person is lieing

Denys says...

Myers-Briggs is not a 'truth' test. There is no such thing as a good of bad personality type. It doesn't measure or predict behaviour. There are different psychometric assessments that achieve that. 

If people lack clarity about their preferences it will show as lower scores on Type characteristics. This can be the result of working in a work environment or organisation where the dominant Type is different from our own personality Type. Our job may require us to develop skills that would not be our natural preference. And it is possible to develop those skills to a high level. But, under pressure these skills may cause us to feel more stressed than if we play to our natural strengths. 

Sadly, over 80% of people are in jobs that they don't really enjoy. Myers-Briggs is a great way to review, reflect, abd discover how we may best achieve our personal potential in a career and personal relationships. 

Lohi (not verified) says...

You sound sad. You should have lunch outside tomorrow and enjoy the view:)

Haze (not verified) says...

The only sad person here is you tbh

sisi (not verified) says...

Nice thought

Ben, ENFJ (not verified) says...

I wouldn't say that the author is lying, but personalities even in the ENFJ category may vary a bit. I find this fairly accurate as it goes, and would encourage anyone who doesn't feel that this describes them to retake the personality test.

Guest (not verified) says...

never thought id be a teacher

RICKY RICARDO (not verified) says...

Well, hello ENFJ mates!! This New Era revolution really has the potential for changing the world into more positive, productive, and fruitful communities by collaborating together. Kind regards to all from Mexico City.

smished1 says...

I agree 110% this explains why I long to be a motivational speaker

Nicole Breanne (not verified) says...

SAME! I want to inspire and change the world... but how? What degree should I get?

gailccurrin says...

I have been fortunate to have been allowed to be myself in the jobs that I had. I was always the one everyone came to with problems and I was always the one who reached out to help them. I didn't have a degree. But I was a counselor and spiritual adviser in one of my jobs. If you stay true to your goal, you have many opportunities to help the world. Everyone you met is there for a reason and just tune in and learn all you can and teach all you can also.

Guest (not verified) says...

im the same way i want to change the world! People just call me crazy because im so passionate about humanity and im very open with my emotions

Francis Michael G. Diorico (not verified) says...

I know how you feel... it is said that, "If people do not laugh at your dreams, your dreams aren't BIG enough." I feel you man..

Allan-Dexter Racca (not verified) says...

Those individuals should be your fuel.  Prove them wrong.  Failure, rejection, and doubt are some motivational tactics of getting to where you want to be.  It's tough to hear but proving them wrong feels so much better.

Adelina (not verified) says...

You could also try studying Pedagogy and do a master in Corporate training. There you will get to motivate and inspire other people. Hope it helps. :)

Juliet Henderson (not verified) says...

Les Brown says don't worry about the how.  Worrying about the how will make you waste precious time.  Jump and grow your wings on the way down. Listen to him on YouTube and follow him on FB.  It will change your life. 

Andre Is Zaddy (not verified) says...

you too the words right out of my mouth.

guest (not verified) says...

all of them

Isabella Strow (not verified) says...

I ask myself the same question, yo XD

Guest (not verified) says...

I can't help but say this...110% IS NOT A THING!

jjjames (not verified) says...

Yeah, you're right there!

Another INTP (not verified) says...

Well hello there, INTP!

Xiter IsNotAKnowItAll (not verified) says...

Do you only comment when you find an INTP related comment?

Just wondering...

Guest (not verified) says...

Oh my gosh! Yes! I've always imagined doing that <3
We're all in this together ENFJ buddy!

Josiema (not verified) says...

This pretty much describes me. I'm a mic between INFJ and ENFJ. I think I really am INFJ because even though I talk to people, I don't enjoy it and it doesn't energize me.

Nusrat (not verified) says...

Omg! Same! 

Mouse838 (not verified) says...

I agree with almost all of it!! Amazing! But one thing, I love computers and programming... and it says that ENFJ's rarely go into fields as such. Is this wrong, or do I just see computing as "furthering humanity."

Guest (not verified) says...

Hi, I just thought I'd say hello because I used to be in computing and am now an interior designer. Whilst in computing I worked my way up to be a senior manager which I suppose shows I'm driven to be a catalyst for human growth and to implement my vision. I loved computing because I worked for large companies and had a team of many people, who of course I could help develop their own careers (that's the teacher in me). There's loads of human interaction within computing because you have to understand the business needs in order to cut code and you're developing a product that will ultimately help improve people's lives. I'm fortunate that computing is heavily used within interior design so I have the best of both worlds. Wishing you loads of fun creating new code that will help me and the rest of the world live a smarter, faster and more creative life.

AaOne (not verified) says...

Hi you are not alone, I am an ENFJ even tried with different website's test, I loved computer programming and did it very well became an analyst and consultant.

Breathingisforwimps says...

Oh good! I'm not the only ENFJ in a supposedly uncompatible technical field! I'm an engineer with a mining company and I've found ways to work the ENFJ tendencies into my job. I'm the one and only materials engineer, so I'm like an in-house consultant on a specific area of knowledge. Altruism is very important to me and thankfully I have the freedom to "flit around and be helpful", as I call it, supporting several different work groups. I get deep satisfaction from finding solutions and answers for others, and in explaining complex concepts in an easy to understand way to those who are interested. Also, the longer I'm in a technical field, the more I realize human reasons will *always* trump even the most sound technical advice. My empathy and intuitition is VERY useful, espeically when I'm trying to improve the collaboration and understanding between different groups in my work place. I describe myself as "squishy engineer" and so far, it's been to my advantage!

Kelvin (not verified) says...

Yes, found the same, have spent years in IT and love it, it's order, and opportunities to create through it both logically and artistically, but also love people, happiness and harmony for all. Done many tests and am ENFJ.

n3v375 (not verified) says...

I have taken several personality tests and I am ENFJ. However, I enjoy software engineering & electrical engineering. I feel these fields require a certain artistic approach. When writing code or designing functional schematics, I hear myself say "This is ugly looking, I feel like there is a better way." It is also my understanding that ENFJ's have the potential to excel in almost any field. The career choices listed here show how ENFJ's gravitate towards certain career paths; I don't think it is meant to be taken as gospel. On the other hand, being a technically inclined ENFJ means you are truly a rare and unique individual. 

stevenm (not verified) says...

I am an ENFJ that retired from the military as a Radar Repairman and I loved every minute of it. If you do what you love, you never work a day in your life.

Ollie L. Demps (not verified) says...

well, I really do not have much to say no more than doing this test i found out more about myself then i realized.
I guess I will wait and see what else to know.

Thato (not verified) says...

This was accurate. I actually realised the careers you suggest won't suit me I actually hated (the subjects) in school. This could have cost me a fortune if I had to go see a specialist. Thank you very much.

Guest (not verified) says...

cool

 

Guest (not verified) says...

This is me in a nutshell.

Guest (not verified) says...

These test results just verified the career I am doing!

Guest (not verified) says...

What do you do for a career because this is also spot on for me.
Dustin

Guest (not verified) says...

Same here guys, I though about becoming a teacher, editor, writer, librarian or journalist and they are all here

Guest (not verified) says...

So what do you guys do? because i'm still in high school and i'm thinking about going into business but at the same time, i've always kinda wanted to be a teacher...i'm not sure D: help!

Annie (not verified) says...

Of course I don't know you! But here are my thoughts: If you can find a business/company that you are able to authentically support and feel that it provides an adequate, flourishing, creative work environment you could be very happy doing that... but if you feel an extremely strong pull toward teaching, you should not ignore that feeling. Maybe talk to friends who have gone done either path / go on forums online if you can to explore what people who have had some diverse experiences have to say about the respective spheres, teaching or maybe advertising/marketing/start-up's - and this could range from internships to years of experience. I think it could help to understand more to help create a clearer vision for yourself
^_^

Guest (not verified) says...

thanks so much! you helped a lot :)

Guest (not verified) says...

I don't see a date on this thread so I am not sure where you are in your life. The easiest way to look at this is that the name "the teacher" does not indicate someone must be in the education industry. If you decide to go into business, you may want to look for roles that allow you to lead and develop a group of people towards a come goal. You can be "the teacher" in every part of your life, as you probably already notice. Occupation is irrelevant as long as you bring your complete self and have the ability to do so into your work setting. I assume that's why Truity will outline some sample careers for the personality type. Those roles will allow you to cover most areas of your personality.
I really enjoyed this personality test and think that it helps you to best apply your talents wherever you are, and helps to give direction if you are not yet sure where you'd like to go.
Best of luck,
from a fellow ENFJ

Dalis Dobrota (not verified) says...

It may not be directly a schoolteacher, but enfjs work with people in leadership positions where it is in training, Breaks, lead, educate.

Guest (not verified) says...

This is pretty close to my story. I didn't know what I wanted to do until I was a Junior in high school. I was stuck between two professions: owning a daycare or becoming a teacher. I went to college set on getting a degree in teaching and changed my mind at the last second during orientation. So I started college aiming for a business degree to own my own daycare in the future. The first semester I was SO unhappy and decided I wanted to change my major immediately to Early Childhood Education. Now I'm in my senior year and about to start teaching 2nd grade and I don't have any second guesses. Annie is right, follow your gut feeling! No regrets... :D

Guest (not verified) says...

I just took this test on a whim because my son did it for a class at school. It described me to a T. High school student, you can major in business, but I bet you find yourself in a teaching role someday. It is in your core.

Guest (not verified) says...

I'm a social worker !

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