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ENFJ Strengths

Peacekeeping. ENFJs not only work to promote harmony and morale while deflecting potential conflicts, they are also deft in persuading and motivating others to get moving in the same direction. They see positive relationships as the sure path to fulfillment and are highly cooperative, promoting cohesion and even friendship within the workplace and beyond. 

Communication. One of the many keys to an ENFJ’s success is the ability to communicate proficiently across diverse media. They have a talent for making words out of ideas whether it is in the classroom or in a love letter. ENFJs love writing, talking and telling stories, and their audiences are often equally as enthusiastic to receive what they have to say. As comfortable in large crowds as small groups, they like to be the center of attention and thrive on the energy of good conversation, especially with people who are as passionate as they are. 

Persuasiveness. ENFJs are known for their powers of persuasion and are generally effective in getting people to do what they want them to do. But ENFJs are charitable; the motive is not often manipulation or personal gain, they simply want people to do more or better because it will benefit them or help them realize some potential. These personalities are likeable and trustworthy and, as a result, others are generally compelled to listen to and follow them. 

Leadership. ENFJs have a solid social circle and are likely to be the ones planning events and finding opportunities to get people together. Their leadership skills ensure that others quickly jump on board and are excited about it. Teaching and mentoring come as easily to them as breathing and talking, making ENFJs particularly skilled in endeavors that allow them to lead, train or educate. Their idealism helps them to very clearly and accurately see the potential in other people and entities, and their Judging element helps them to map out the path to get there.

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ENFJ Weaknesses

Leap before looking. Passionate and headstrong, ENFJs tend to dive in head first without fully examining or investigating the endeavor in front of them, or fully considering what it will entail. Their Intuitive nature gets the best of them and they are quite sure they have it all figured out; they may not concern themselves with the necessary and important details. 

Overcommitment. Though they thrive on being a little overwhelmed, ENFJs can easily become over-committed because they are genuinely excited about life and all of the opportunities they see before them—they want to say “yes” as much as they can and they want to do it all. As a result, they may later have to pull out of commitments they might have examined more carefully before jumping in, and often end up starting and stopping many things without finishing. 

Struggle to make tough decisions. When making decisions, ENFJs can struggle with information that seems to lack a human element. Hard logic, impersonal reasoning and data-based conclusions can be difficult and even undesirable. While ENFJs may be viewed as compassionate, they may also be seen as unfair since they are likely to prioritize the needs of the individual above the whole, and to look more readily to the exceptions than the rules. 

Too selfless. Because ENFJs prioritize people and the needs of others, they may not be properly in touch with their own needs and can struggle, at times, to express them if they fear that doing so may create conflict or disunity. If they have not developed a strong sense of self they may fail to be authentic in their relationships. As ENFJs already tend toward loneliness, the sense that no one truly knows them can foment the sense of being alone and misunderstood. 

ENFJ Growth and Development

In order to reach their full potential, ENFJs should:

Focus on the details. Though the ENFJ reads best between the lines, there are times when the nit-picky details really do matter and, in the end, the boring, impersonal contracts just need to be read. This will be a forced response, but a necessary one. In committing to various projects, endeavors or events, the ENFJ will benefit from a simple “let me think about it” and then actually taking the time to consider the details, objectives and time commitment before responding. 

Stick to it. ENFJs love starting projects and new endeavors, but sometimes bite off more than they can chew. Rather than looking at the project as a whole and becoming overwhelmed, breaking the work into small pieces and viewing each chunk as a distinct goal can help the ENFJ maintain enthusiasm and drive. 

Get comfortable with conflict. Disunity, divisiveness and conflict are not the end of the world and not something always to be avoided. ENFJs do crave amicable rather than adversarial relationships, but growth often happens in the space of tension. When the ENFJ allows himself to intentionally confront and deal with conflict, good things—even deepened relationships—may result.  

Live in the now. ENFJs are, by nature, future-oriented and while this helps them to visualize potential, it can keep them from dealing with life in the here and now—the possibilities are so much more exciting than the present reality! While ENFJs will continue to look to the best the future has to offer, they need to put their scheduling and planning skills into practice to get going on the tasks of today so that they may achieve their future goals. 

Mind their bottom line. While ENFJs do derive personal satisfaction from being helpful to others, they must be serious about their own talents and the income that should come as a result. It is possible to help people, make a contribution to the world and make a living wage. The ENFJ may also need to work on becoming more task oriented and concerned with productivity. It is easy to get caught up in the relational aspects of a project or job and fail to meet the objectives and expectations. The ENFJ will have to work to keep interpersonal relations and productivity in balance. 

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Mikhaila M Molloy (not verified) says...

Any other ENFJ Cancers out there?

Joey Dizzle (not verified) says...

Indeed, I do appear to be... One. ENFJ-A. Cancerian. Practicing human.

YiaYia Elaine (not verified) says...

I am an ENFJ and Taurean as well! The results of this test are unbelievably accurate! I am retired but spent 35 years as a teaching assistant. I am a true ENFJ and Taurus! It explains everything!😜😆

Lakita (not verified) says...

I am also am ENFJ and a Taurus ♉.  I agree that this information is incredibly accurate.  

Lujainasm says...

Me too I am libra 

Nonkululekofeni says...

Hey ENFJ's.

I am currently studying finacial accounting and I still find it interesting, Although, I have discovered that I would make a good commercial lawyer and now I have interest in it. I enjoy listening to other people's problem and try to help them find solution. hence, I start to have passion for being a commercial lawyer. It is interesting to find other people who are like me. I really feel it is the best description of me. Well it shows that we are the rare type as the % of us ENFJ is so small.

Nickyhoo (not verified) says...

Hello ENFJs! I am an Aries although I am also a Christian so I don't believe Aries defines me any more. I stopped devoting my life to Jesus, for years and now I am back with Him and so grateful for my changed life! I am on track and my priorities are in line with my goals. I took this test for a SHAPE class I am doing through my church. "P" stands for "personality" ;) It is fun to see comments as we are pretty rare apparently. Rock on ENFJs!!

Adrian Kyle H (not verified) says...

Any ENFJ-A Aquarius'? I haven't seen any rip.

Alicia Dougherty (not verified) says...

I'm both, it's pretty rare I think considering our sign gets a lot of flack for being emotionally cold and distant

Sofia S (not verified) says...

ayyy don't worry, im aquarius too!!

Linnie (not verified) says...

I'm an Aquarius Rising in Tropical Astrology!! :D

Talia V. H. (not verified) says...

Awesome! Not sure what I want to be.

Bob_man (not verified) says...

Depending how I feel whn I do the quiz I ever get ENFJ or ENTP, ENFJ sound more like me but I hate all the career options and putting people before the mission stuff, But I'm not as competitive like ENTJ the only think I got competitive with was boxing but that was because I wasn't playing some sport with an arbitrary goal, It felt like a battle of wills and the rush you would get when you press someone , or the fear you would have to swollow when someone got you on the backfoot was amazing.  can you be in the middle of those two since they only differ on the thinking vs feeling scale

 

PiscesMermaid1087 (not verified) says...

Am I the only ENFJ-A Pisces to have walked the earth? LOL

Hannah D1993 (not verified) says...

I am an ENFJ Pisces too 😊

Vincent Leseberg (not verified) says...

Nope, I am an ENFJ-A pisces 😉😏🙃 Any chance you live in NY? We should go hiking or something...

Nam (not verified) says...

I am an ENFJ-A, taurus and this is exactly how I am 

Ashley Reyes (not verified) says...

Am I the only ENFJ that is a Capricorn? 

Brittnie (not verified) says...

No! I'm also a Capricorn!

Lauren (not verified) says...

I'm also a jan Capricorn. 

Alicia Fergusom (not verified) says...

No I'm a January Capricorn!

Jenny Houston (not verified) says...

No, you are not alone. I am one, too! 

Giuliano Sacconi (not verified) says...

You're not alone :) I'm ENFJ - A and Capricorn

melis (not verified) says...

Hello, I'm actually a gemini & not a taurus nor virgo so this feels odd, however, all this is exact to the way I am as an individual. I love reading more about myself & developing as a person so the fact that we are all similar is definitely interesting. I'm currently in high school & I have already started to research what I want to do in the near future which psychology, nurse practitioner, or anything with forensics.

Tiara (not verified) says...

I'm also a Gemini! I think the more I've done self reflection and discovery, my letters have changed. 

Phillip Lee (not verified) says...

Im an ENFJ and a virgo. My girlfriend is an INFP and a virgo. We have many things in common And get along great. The introvert in her and extrovert in me doesn't seem to be conflicting but the judging on my part and perceiving on her part does cause a stir at times. We are both relatively rare and are very suitable. Were practically tbe same person 😂

By any chance, are there any other couples with this dynamic? ENFJ and INFP? Both virgos?? Heh

Ana S (not verified) says...

WOW! That is so funny there are so many ENFJ Tauruses commenting here. I am one too! Just got of our abusive relationship with a narcissist, realized I'm an empath and protagonist.

I too work in finance as financial advisor in a branch, originally studied to be a designer/architect. Now trying to complete my business admin degree. It is never too late to upgrade. :-) Good luck everyone! Nice to see there are patterns to our thoughts, feelings and actions.

Caroline32 (not verified) says...

This info is so me. :) I am an ENFJ and work as a registered dietitan in a project coordinator role. I love feeling like I am changing or helping others. I dated a ESTP. No wonder that did not work out!!

 

JB Kiss (not verified) says...

I am an ENFJ in the Finance and Accounting world, which seems odd.  However, I usually serve as a trainer, problem solver and morale builder within my work groups. 

One thing I do struggle with is self-promotion.  I get paid far less than I should for the level of responsibility and knowledge that I have.  Is that an issue for other ENFJ's?

(P.S. - not Taurus, but Virgo)

Anima (not verified) says...

Virgo here too. Yep- its all true. 

Anna Serrano says...

Reading your comment I felt like you were taking the words directly out of my head.  I too adn in the Finance/Accounting world and I migrate towards any project that puts me in the trainer, problem solver role.

m.fardin (not verified) says...

i am enfj but i like engineering and programming ;) now i don't know what to do

mochi (not verified) says...

same. i'm an ee student and love my major. i guess it depends on the person

enganon (not verified) says...

I am enfj (borderline entj) and I have been working as an engineer for many years. I love it less and less as I grow older because it makes me feel isolated from people and I have not yet had a direct impact on peoples lives.

Mohammad sadegh (not verified) says...

  Wow, I am an ENFJ

Meagainstthegulag says...

Took me until 53 to find out there was nothing wrong with me. Taurus fwiw.  I see that in the comments. Is that a trend?

Pria L. (not verified) says...

I remember listing the fields I am interested in (as I'm an incoming senior high student here in the Philippines). I always thought it was so bizarre because the courses I'm interested in were so different with each other. But when I found out that I was an ENFJ, I found an answer. I am still undecided but I knew I wanted to help others, make a positive change. I just couldn't convince my mother enough. I am the breadwinner of our family and also the first born. I understand she wants me to have a stable job in the future. But anyways, I am happy to know about other people with the same type as me!

Danielle Salomon (not verified) says...

My sister's an ENFJ. It really helps me understand her better. (I'm an ENFP or an INFP, not sure what's what)

Bri the Health Coach (not verified) says...

I love reading this. It was incredibly spot on. So cool!

Helen perry (not verified) says...

Hello fellow ENFJ's… Taurus’… Indecisive people… ! :D

I’m currently working in customer service but am thinking of re-training to be an Art Therapist, Art Teacher or Interior Designer. I have experience in working with interior designers (selling/designing bespoke rugs for them) but am worried that I wouldn’t be able to handle the stress of overseeing a whole project.

I doubt my people skills with all these roles as I am borderline introvert depending on my mood/confidence level, and feel I sometimes lack authority, but I would love a job that combines creativity with helping people.  

I am 25 without a degree and it increasing looks like I should go study for one…

Any pointers?

Loula (not verified) says...

I'll tell you what someone told me when I was about your age - just do it. 

 

That's it. Just do it. 

Nicole D (not verified) says...

ENJF and Taurus here, too! I've been in Human Resources my whole career and it suits my personality and birth sign perfectly. Something to consider. People skills, organziational skills and there are many types of jobs in HR to feed your creativity.

Good luck!

Andy says...

I used to be indecisive, now I am not so sure...;-)

Yep, ENFJ Taurus here!

You already know what to do! Get that Degree. I have found making lists and putting my dream onto paper turns it into a goal I can execute on. Set a schedule, plan, execute on it before something shiny comes along. A career change to Therapist is something I am considering (I have been an engineer/manager for 27 years). I am also working a program of recovery (was an active addict for many years) and I can say for sure my personality has changed.

Barbi (not verified) says...

OMG...another ENFJ/Taurus here.  So funny you said that.  I've actually just started a masters in clincal psychology after have two (count 'em, two!) other, vastly different careers.  Hmmm...there does seem to be a pattern here, huh?  =)

Mary Ann (not verified) says...

Sounds very familiar!

Tessa (not verified) says...

Hell Helen, I am also a ENFJ and taurean and I am about to embark on my Art Psychotherapist training after many years of a break from studying for my first degree.  I recommend you look into progressing to a degree and although I have yet to begin my course, I am currently educating myself on the concepts of Art Therapy and I find it very interesting and suits my personality perfectly. Maybe it would be an idea to find out about courses available to you and if the career opportunities are what would suit your ambition.

Faith (not verified) says...

This is me!!! Omg! It's scary how everything is correct!

Dominik (not verified) says...

Ya .for me exactly the same .All is true about me .When i find out i am enfj i relise why i am how i am .

Thea says...

Wow...I thought that there are a lot of people that are ENFJ because I think many people I know fits this description but it's really sad to see only 3% of the general peopulation is ENFJ

Tula (not verified) says...

I really feel it is the best description of me. I am sad that % of us ENFJ is so small. 

I am currently a trainee nurse. Working mostly at AED until I qualify as nursing assistant. I am glad my tough career choice is a right one 😍 Especially at moment. 

My cheers to all ENFJ s 😍  You are amazing x 

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