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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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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.

Adiyanna (not verified) says...

Took many test and am an ENFJ and I served in the military as a Drill Sergeant and loved every minute of it as I was part of a larger cause a part of a team I got to manage a team stand in front of large groups of soldiers and because I got to teach them how to become great soldiers and even greater people and because I inspired and instilled morals in them

ILYNN says...

You.  know, I'm 74 years old and I find that at different times in my life the results would be different.. Had I taken it while going to college and started on my career. I would have been the most cold-hearted Bitch in the world. I was the center of my universe and would kick anyone aside that got in my way. I didn’t just step over someone who was in my way: I would annihilate them. However, my company sent all it manager to behavioral training before we entered an executive tract. 

In 1995 I became a Born-again Christian. Over the years I became more extraverted. My focus changed from one of taking, to one of giving.  As an evangelist I cared more about the helping people (children) as I taught Bible school to them. My focus slowly shifted from me to others. So, seeing my personality traits  as “teacher” does not surprise me,

I’m 74 years old and I can see a little of the new me, shifting from the old me.  Yes, age does mellow a person

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

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