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What is an ENFP?

ENFP is an acronym used to describe one of the sixteen personality types created by Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers. It stands for Extraverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, Perceiving. ENFP indicates a person who is energized by time spent with others (Extraverted), who focuses on ideas and concepts rather than facts and details (iNtuitive), who makes decisions based on feelings and values (Feeling) and who prefers to be spontaneous and flexible rather than planned and organized (Perceiving). ENFPs are sometimes referred to as Champion personalities because of their enthusiasm for helping others realize their dreams.

How common is the ENFP personality type?

ENFP is a moderately common personality type, and is the fifth most common among women. ENFPs make up:

  • 8% of the general population
  • 10% of women
  • 6% of men

The ENFP Personality Type

ENFPs are people-centered creators with a focus on possibilities and a contagious enthusiasm for new ideas, people and activities. Energetic, warm, and passionate, ENFPs love to help other people explore their creative potential.

ENFPs are typically agile and expressive communicators, using their wit, humor, and mastery of language to create engaging stories. Imaginative and original, ENFPs often have a strong artistic side. They are drawn to art because of its ability to express inventive ideas and create a deeper understanding of human experience.

How ENFPs Think

Throughout their lives, ENFPs are always on the lookout for deeper hidden meaning. This personality type is absolutely certain that what we observe and experience only scratches the surface of reality. ENFPs don’t believe in coincidence because they know that we are all interconnected, and they know that everything we do has an impact on the world around us.

Science, religion, philosophy, mythology and pop culture analysis often attract the interest of ENFPs, who are constantly seeking the proper intellectual tools to further their ongoing study of people and society. It isn’t enough for ENFPs to just observe and collect data; they need to put it into the proper context, and they believe speculative, abstract thinking helps them to do so.

ENFPs are highly observant and notice many intricate details, so they always have plenty of facts available to fuel their journeys of the imagination. Once they settle on a belief system or ideology, however, ENFPs tend to become restless rather quickly. After the initial honeymoon period ends they will start to worry that their chosen perspectives aren’t comprehensive enough to explain everything. So ENFPs will change their belief sets from time to time, just to keep things fresh. ENFPs won’t abandon their past ideas completely, but will instead look to supplement them with new insights that can increase their ability to correctly classify human behavior and natural phenomena.

ENFPs believe in the infinite power of the human mind and are convinced that the range and depth of our understanding can always be extended. As extraverts they love to participate in discussions with others who share their interest in big topics, and ENFPs will expend great effort in trying to persuade their companions to change their minds and accept new interpretations. We all get excited when we experience one of those “a-ha!” moments, when something that had confused us in the past suddenly becomes clear. For most of us those events are rare and unexpected. But ENFPs believe they are a critically important source of insight and understanding.

ENFPs make a great effort to keep their eyes open and their minds alert, and their strong observational abilities frequently combine with their active minds to bring on those “a-ha!” moments exactly when they are needed. ENFPs experience these leaps of understanding as creative bursts, and they are very enthusiastic about translating those bursts into real-life activity. With their perceptive imaginations, ENFPs are experts at seeing the big picture. They can accurately calculate the long-term implications of just about any plan of action, and the advice they offer as a result is always sharp and to the point.

This ability to see into the future also applies to plans that ENFPs develop on their own, and they are able to anticipate how things will play out if they are given the green light to do what they want. ENFPs are humanitarians who believe in the importance of cooperation, and they have no desire to be the boss on every occasion. However, when the time comes to convert their inspirations into actual plans they almost always cast themselves in positions of leadership.

This is not because ENFPs have big egos; it simply demonstrates how much they desire to be close to the center of the action. ENFPs are idealists who feel a responsibility to do what is right. They enjoy seeing loved ones and associates find success and it is important to them to act in ways that can help bring that about.

ENFPs are hyper-aware and they know how other people will be impacted by their actions. This knowledge stays with them at all times, and as they set priorities and make evaluations their sensitivity and compassion are never put on the back burner. For an action or an idea to be right or honorable it must improve the lives of other human beings, and this consideration plays a vital determining role in many of the life choices ENFPs make.

ENFP Values and Motivations

ENFPs tend to be curious about others and preoccupied with discovering the deeper meaning in people and ideas. They want authentic experience and often seek emotional intensity. ENFPs are easily bored by details and repetition and seek out situations that offer an escape from the mundane. Novelty is attractive to ENFPs, who often have a wide range of interests and friends from many backgrounds.

ENFPs prize individuality and often consider the pursuit of happiness to be the highest priority in life, both for themselves and for others. They place great importance on personal freedom and self-expression, and want to be able to go wherever inspiration leads.

What the ENFP Values

ENFPs are reflective and thoughtful and they hold a lifetime commitment to finding deeper truth and meaning. But ENFPs never become so absorbed in their own thoughts that they miss what is happening around them. ENFPs love to speculate and indulge their imaginations in large part because they believe it will help them become more effective advocates for societal change.

Careful thinking allows ENFPs to develop more persuasive arguments in support of their moral positions; and for this personality type, convincing others to see things from their perspective is always an important goal. ENFPs know that a hundred people fighting for justice will be far more effective than just one, and if given the opportunity they will work hard to rally others in support of a noble cause.

ENFPs are idealists but they are also optimists, believing that positive social change is desirable, necessary and achievable. In their one-on-one dealings with other people, ENFPs want to be seen as trustworthy, reliable and sincere. ENFPs believe that intentions matter a lot, and they insist that doing the right thing only matters if our motives are selfless.

ENFPs are highly intuitive and can usually tell when a person has a hidden agenda, and they have no respect for insincere Eddie Haskell types who pretend to be sympathetic and compassionate just to make themselves look good. ENFPs also can’t stand hypocrites and will refuse to associate with people who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. They don’t expect others to be perfect, but ENFPs do demand ethical consistency and they make a great effort to practice what they preach.

ENFPs have excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills, which they are not afraid to use to get what they want. But ENFPs never use their personal charm and charisma to manipulate, or to convince others to act against their own best interests. As ENFPs plan and create they are always focused on promoting the greater good, and as they advance in their lives they want to bring their friends, family members and co-workers along for the ride. When ENFPs play the role of advocate, their enthusiasm is based on a belief that what they are proposing will benefit everyone, not just themselves.

What Motivates the ENFP

Even though they respect the creative visions of others, ENFPs are stimulated by their own ideas first and foremost. That is why they usually won’t participate in a project unless they are allowed to play a starring role.

ENFPs are not control freaks, and once their initiatives have been launched they are content to let associates see them through to the finish. But unlike Forrest Gump, they are not satisfied to just hang around in the background when history is being made and exciting things are happening. ENFPs want to be among the ranks of the movers and the shakers, gaining recognition by helping others find their way to a healthier and brighter future. In their personal and professional lives ENFPs want to be Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg or George Lucas, writing, directing and producing their own blockbuster life stories and taking personal responsibility for each step of the process.

ENFPs are saddened and angered by human suffering. However, they are not the type to dwell on the negative. ENFPs have faith that the world can be changed and they believe each one of us has the power to change it. That is why they frequently involve themselves in campaigns for social justice, usually as leaders or organizers. ENFPs believe the glass-half-full philosophy can move mountains, and when they participate in social movements or work as non-profit volunteers they are known for their boundless optimism and never-say-die attitude.

When surrounded by like-minded souls, ENFPs feel empowered, and with the welcome assistance of hopeful companions they will give every ounce of energy they have to make the world a freer, fairer and happier place. Some people can dish it out but they can’t take it. This old saying most certainly does not apply to ENFPs, however, who enjoy dishing out compliments just as much as they enjoy receiving them.

ENFPs are approval-seekers who see the praise they get from friends, family and co-workers as an indication they are doing things the right way. They expect others to respond to compliments in the same way, so they are often effusive in their praise of those they appreciate and admire. Flattery will roll off some people like water off a duck’s back, but ENFPs soak it up and beam with pride at the knowledge that their contributions are being noticed and valued. Getting praise is never ENFPs’ primary motivation for action, but it will boost their energy and encourage them to keep pushing on when circumstances are at their most challenging.

How Others See the ENFP

ENFPs love to talk about people: not just the facts, but what motivates them, what inspires them, and what they envision achieving in life. They’ll often share their own aspirations freely, and want to hear others’ in return. The ENFP is unlikely to judge anyone’s dream, and will discuss the most imaginative and outlandish of fantasies with warm, enthusiastic intensity. They love to explore creative possibilities, and nothing deflates them faster than talking about dry facts or harsh reality.

ENFPs often seem unconventional, and may come off as scattered; they don’t tend to be in touch with their physical surroundings. They often overlook the details, as they are more likely to focus on connecting with other people or on exploring their own imagination and self-expression. They have little patience for the mundane and want to experience life with intensity and flair. ENFPs often have an artistic streak, and may be artistic in appearance. Many have developed a distinctive and quirky personal style.

Famous ENFPs

Famous ENFPs include Bill Clinton, Phil Donahue, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Will Rogers, Carol Burnett, Dr. Seuss, Robin Williams, Drew Barrymore, Julie Andrews, Alicia Silverstone, Joan Baez, and Regis Philbin.

ENFP Hobbies and Interests

Popular hobbies for the ENFP include writing, creating and appreciating art, playing musical instruments, listening to music, participating in community theater, and reading fiction.

Quotes About ENFPs

"They may be inspiring teachers, scientists, artists, advertising or salespeople, or almost anything they want to be."

- Isabel Briggs Myers, Gifts Differing

"Their enthusiasm is boundless and is often contagious, making them the most vivacious of all the types, and also inspiring others to join their cause."

- David Keirsey, Please Understand Me II

"ENFPs' ability to empower others is one of their most impressive contributions to the workplace."

- Otto Kroeger, Type Talk at Work

Facts about ENFPs

Interesting facts about the ENFP:

  • On personality trait scales, scored as Enthusiastic, Outgoing, Spontaneous, Changeable, Impulsive, Energetic, and Understanding
  • Scored among highest of all types in available resources for coping with stress
  • ENFP women are less likely to suffer from heart disease >> Tweet this
  • ENFP men are less likely to suffer from chronic pain >> Tweet this
  • Rated by psychologists as among most likely of all types to have trouble in school
  • Overrepresented among academically talented elementary school students
  • Personal values include Home & family, Friendships, Creativity, Learning, and Community Service
  • Commonly found in careers in counseling, teaching, religion, and the arts

Source: MBTI Manual

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Guest (not verified) says...

It is said in most studies, that the ENFP is the one extrovert that is actually an introvert. They NEED to be with/around people, but they also normally like to be left alone, or alone time, just as long as someone is coming home to them, they are happy.

Guest (not verified) says...

This is me. I do like my alone time, initially I didn't believe that I am an Extrovert. But when I read the description about the ENFP, and her nuances, I was convienced that the ENFP is me, almost spot on!

Guest (not verified) says...

Same! that is exactly how I am

NotUrMum (not verified) says...

ENFPs are known to be very independent extroverts, often needing time to themselves to reflect. They are also known to be individualistic. Both factors make it confusing for ENFPs to identify between intro/extrovert.

Aidia Alford (not verified) says...

This is so relatable! I feel like all of you are describling me and my most confusing parts that, frankly, I don't understand! :D

Kat says...

I'm kind of similar to how you all describe your extroversion... although I wouldn't say I get exhausted... more that I prefer deep relationships to brief social ones. I am absolutely an open book and incredibly easy to get along with, sometimes to the point of annoying those who are less social. However, if given the choice, I prefer to just be with either my hubby or kids, or close family/friends... and often I love being alone. But if you get me out, I am the absolute life of the party. People always gravitate to me and I love helping people who need it or leading a team. But I'd much rather read a book or spend the afternoon being lazy and cuddling a beloved pet. 

However, I will always be the first person to stand up when I see something wrong or someone who needs help... like a frazzled mom who's young kids are getting restless and she can't seem to get them to sit still (I in fact did this on Valentine's day at a restaurant with my hubby). Or I will stop to help someone stuck by the side of the road. Or a kid being picked on.  

Maree Portlock (not verified) says...

OMG just read your post from a year ago about ENFP and helping people wherever you are eg. a frazzled mum struggling with a child, or helping someone stuck on the roadside. Its so me TOO.. and I am an ENFP.. this stuff ..the Myers Briggs stuff, is amazingly true.. uncanny hay

Regards Maree

CRBSeattle (not verified) says...

I'm feeling a bit blown away right now.... I've known that I am ENFP for years and loved reading about strengths and weaknesses and career paths, etc. But this right here is the first time I've ever read that we are "introverted extroverts"....  and those words should've been so obvious to me because I live like this constantly! For instance, I love to have brief interactions in crowded coffee shops and then sit alone doing genealogy research and writing narratives in historical context --- literally spending quality time with DEAD people in the quintessential epicenter of social togetherness! I love putting social events on my calendar and inviting friends but just dread partaking in it the week of the event! I look forward to people coming home/over but hate hearing the key in the door or someone ringing the bell cuz it stops my..... gulp, quiet personal reflection!! LOL Introverted extrovert, indeed!! :)

CaseyRae (not verified) says...

It sounds like you may be an empath, I️ am an empath and I️ feel the same way

lauren says...

 From what I’ve read, if it drains you to be around people, then you are technically an introvert. With that said, as ENFP, when I am in an environment with people who are not like minded or open minded for that matter, I feel very disinterested. But it does not drain me  necessarily. I just want to escape so that I can focus on more interesting ideas. 

Aidia Alford (not verified) says...

Finally! Someone put it into words!!!

Ben F (not verified) says...

Lauren, this is me exactly! If I'm disinterested and the topic drags on, I get tired and need to escape. I need something I'm interested in and then I get passionate and energized. I also think this is why I have always gotten along better with girls than guys. My interested rarely align with a typical guy, and men usually stick to one topic for long, drawn out perios of time (like the spaghetti and waffle theory), to the point where I am just iching for the topic to change or I need to leave if it doesn't. With women, the topics "spaghetti" and it keeps the conversation moving and interesting, and if it isn't interesting I can usually direct it to something that is interesting, and they usually follow.

JellyRainbow (not verified) says...

For all future readers. Remember, ENFP's are a type that needs time for them self a big time to center them selves, its a natural instinct for ut to be intuitive to align us with our values. In a world with all different kinds of people, (outside of the box of personalities, yet more as an awareness of our strengts and weaknesses) some can push our values, whis can be tiering for us. Natural for us to recharge by thinking over our situations and feel upon it, which is a process on its own. Keep the spirit and remember, keep it personal ;) 

My Guilty pleasure as an ENFP : Randomly go over to someone unknown to randomly check in on their lives and genuinely just have a conversation with them.

Guest (not verified) says...

You are Divergent.

Dr Heime Schwartzbaum (not verified) says...

This is not how the system of MBTI works. I am an MBTI Certified trainer. Please stop the armchair psychology and leave it to the pros. We all use ALL of the aspects of personality. It is a simple matter of preference- think of right vs left-handedness. You can use your left hand to write if you are right-handed, but why would you?

The Champion (not verified) says...

You may be an MBTI certified trainer, but you don't understand ENFPs. NO ONE tells us what to do ;)

davleen (not verified) says...

Ha ha totally agree. ENFP's hate being told what to do. 

hrb7399 says...

I was recently told I was a ESFP the performer, to which I identified with more when I was younger but just wasnt really how I see myself now. I have gone through some very signifigant areas of growth in the last 5 years and can say I have changed alot. It is difficult at times to accept all the changes as I used to never know when to stop having fun and was so self involved it was virtually impossible to make lasting emotional connections or commitments but I was quiet content this way. Life events caused me to take a deep look at myself at face value and I found I didnt know myself well and now I didnt like what I saw. I like myself today but seem to have completely lost my sense of fun and free spirit. The prior personality test did note I was only 1% more S than N, so I guess this result of ENFP which I identify with more isnt so different really. I read that later in life given the right circumstances you will begin to develop and find comfort in using the less dominant or least preferred aspects of your personality which seems to be very true. I will say it is very enlightening I cant wait to learn my childs type so maybe we can begin to communicate and understand one another much better!!!

Champion - Inspirer (not verified) says...

You got it spot on! I've. Found that when I was younger my temperament screamed ESFP but life has a funny old way with making you address your weaker points to the point where you actually use them more once you've mastered them rather than your old temperament state! Which lead be to becoming a ENFP over the years... for me it kicked in around secondary school or middle to high school for you states guys, just found that I was growing more deeper than my peers as the years went on... (That's life) ;)

MBTI Certified Coach (not verified) says...

Keep in mind that type is your primary preference ... for those of you who have changed over the years, I recommend looking into the 'hierarchy of functions.' Over the years, though we extrovert our Intuitiveness (take tests easily, perceived as seeing connections in the world around us easily), and introvert our Feeling (value-based or gut-based decision-making); in your 20's or 30's the ENFP develops the Thinker balance (using logic to explain or validate your gut), and then in your 50's, the child function of Sensing - and be better at just being present in the 'NOW' and appreciating data and facts for what they are, using evidence and observing actuals through the senses.

For those of you who were primarily Sensing, you're probably developing your personality over time (which is healthy!) and not 'becoming' and ENFP, but developing your balance in your Intuitiveness.

Guest (not verified) says...

This. Sometimes I think I'm just developing my Ni,which is natural for an adult ESFP, but Ni is such a complicated function that I can't always tell the difference between Ni and Ne, which I guess is not an uncommon problem in MBTI. However, most of my intuitive insights seem to happen spontaneously after years of being confused, and sometimes happen even in dreams. This intuition almost always has to do with understanding myself, rather than understanding the world (Ne) or speculating about situations (Ne). That's how I can tell I'm not ENFP, as I have tested before, but am actually an ESFP developing the Ni function.

itzkuyadiyel says...

I agree with this. I am basically a natural ENFP, however, being an ambivert myself (which is leaning more on the extroversion part) I don't have problems getting identified and even acting as an INFP most especially in front of my closest friends. I also noticed that as we grow old and mature, plunging more into the affairs of different types of people in the world, as ever curious as we always are, I find that there are times that having that Introverted Feeling (Fi) attribute may not always work. In that case, we develop our sense of Thinking and rationales it out with our Feeling attitude so that we can create the best response and communication with others while retaining our sense of curiosity, challenge and competence. Finally, even though we are one of the most idealist individuals (next to Visionaries or ENTP in my own understanding) out there, we will arrive at times that we are just bound to get contented with the simple pleasures and calmness of the present the way Sensing people are; I find it also helps us in finding ways on how we can think about a better future. In that way, I'm highly noticing that I'm really just developing my Sensing (S) attributes, in which I really have confusion with sometimes as I take indulgence in the feeling of just getting in touch with anyone closest to my heart, without actually thinking about the future when I'm with them.

But compared to anyone else, I personally noticed that I will never be a Judging (J) type as I molded myself to relieve stress by having that "play before work" attitude, getting hyped in the idea of breaking deadlines and such. To oversimplify it, I'm a borderline between ENFP and INFP, can act ENTP in the most challenging of situations and an ESFP whenever I feel possible.

Wow, it's really glad to hear thoughts about people who are the same as me. This is really an enlightening experience.

Lanalit says...

As changeable, impulsive and novelty-loving as I am, I didn't really expect my type to change. But lo and behold, here I am- an ENFP borne from my INFP ashes...

emsliegemma says...

This is such a heartfelt statement. Can resonate with having being the same when younger except circumstances in life put a damper on my lively spirit that once was. Good to know there's someone else who has noticed these changes. Thought I was being overly critical of it but less so now. G

Guest (not verified) says...

Same here. When I originally took the test, I was told that I was INTP, and at the time, it described me spot-on. Now, I realize that I've changed, and so I retook the test, and now I'm being told that I'm ENFP. I personally identify as an ambivert, but the rest is completely me. It's so interesting how we can change...

Guest (not verified) says...

I find I identify strongly with ENFJ and ENFP. I have taken three versions of the Meyers-Briggs tests and each one rates me differently or almost indeterminate on E and I, N and S and J and P. I am, evidently, a Feeler over a Thinker no matter what.

While I prefer being organized about time because it's valuable to me, I don't care if people cancel on me. I welcome unexpected free time alone and also unexpected activities - sudden dinner party or night out. I have fallen into several leadership roles over the last ten years so I guess I'm a natural leader but I actually hate telling other people what to do and often feel bothered by others. I prefer working alone honestly. I don't judge others for their choices but I can if asked, and often do, easily tell people what I think of their choice(s). I have a strong set of values and ideas of my needs and life and the future but get this, I LOVE when something new presents itself and turns everything upside down.

phanderson says...

Your assessment of yourself fits me alot - I'm trying to decide if I am a Healer or a Champion, and I fall into both categories. It's nice to see others have the same issues. I think that so many of us are borderline Introverts or Extroverts, that it is difficult. However, your comments helped me a lot, so thank you for posting!

Odd-INTJ (not verified) says...

Yeah, My brother is a Healer!(so illogical it drives me insane)but I believe these test aren't exactly spot on as apparently i'm a Field Marshall and the description doesnt sound like me at all. But my friend who is a Counselor helped out and showed that i'm actually a natural INTJ/adopted ENTP. He can tell what you are just from a conversation and how you present yourself as he thought i was an ENTP at first. But i'm happy i'm a INTJ as it solves that question in the back of my head. I stayed up late again so this is all from my post. have a good one Champion/Healer!

Guest (not verified) says...

Wow, I can relate. I almost always come out ENFP in these (once was ENFJ), but the thing is, my P/J s *extremely* borderline, S/N is really close, and E/I is pretty close too. Only F is solidly firm.

Guest (not verified) says...

You just described ENFP.

Andypandy (not verified) says...

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ennys (not verified) says...

It's funny, I have a difference of 1 (one) percent between I and E, and thus no real preference for introvert of extrovert. And It's true that when I was a bit younger I identified very strongly with INFP, while now that I'm a bit more experienced in life and have developed a bit confidence I become more and more extroverted. I can now ID quite strongly with ENFP, save for when I'm tired - then I just want to lie on the bank with a book, cookies and some hot herbal brew. And no people please.
I work as a teacher in a middle school, and it is true that I love to help the kids develop, to become individuals, to solve problems, to build their character and become their unique selves. I think this is very important and a great part of my job. Unfortunatelt the job also involves unruly teenagers draining your energy with their noise and their want of your attention... must be the introvert part that doesn't like this ;)

Mary (not verified) says...

Oh. My goodness. Ennys, you just described me perfectly in every way! I love people, but sometimes I need to take a step back and be by myself. Bring on the tea and books!

phanderson says...

Me too Ennys & Mary! I love helping people, but after a while my energy runs out and I just need quiet, a book and a treat - maybe I'm not so weird after all! Thanks for posting, it is encouraging to see others out there also!

Leyla (not verified) says...

Exactly the same here :) Definitely ENFP on my energetic days and definitely INFP on engerydrained days. Those two types go very hand in hand... my husband is a clear INFP and we're very similar. But as I said, sometimes I'm just very E ;)

smroudabush18 says...

lol. make sure its sweet tea.and thats how i am ;)

smroudabush18 says...

and i am energetic to;) but when im alone i just get something to drink, ly on my couch and close my eyes and listen to music and just relax and be in my world. and when im at school or texting i make sure the person im talking to is in a good mood. im the type of guy that i listen to peoples problems and help them out. i will also protect anyone that needs protecting. but i cant find that one person i can be happy with. i hope all of u guys and girls have a good day and pass on the happyness:) my name is shawn

Guest (not verified) says...

The ENFP is exactly like me but some parts of it are not i feel like i really relate to ENFP i just figerd t who i really am and i have some options for what i want to be when im older i am glad my teacher and my counciler actcuall y metioned this to me and some of my jobs it mentoined i have thought about over the years i know i am an ENFP because i like to write as you can see i will tell all my friends about this website to see what they really are there is another sign that i am an ENFP i love to motivate others and help them but i do not like chores or sceduals i will spread the word about this website and thank you site and teacher and counsiler i am funny too!

Guest (not verified) says...

Thank you.

phanderson says...

This was a really useful test - and I have to think about whether I am an ENFP or an INFP. (Maybe that means I am really an INFP!) Anyway, I going to do some re reading and figure it out. I really enjoyed this, and it is really useful to me. Thank you!

wampirek1805 says...

Gush, guys I ve got the same on my mind. ENFP or INFP? I certainly used to be an INFP when younger. Do not you have the experience this was all because we were kina shy but longing for people badly? So we needed to do some introversion to come up with the conclusions(using our second function) so that the first one could flourish? However, I have some doubts, I enjoyed introverting:) Now, I do it too, but I am now having a very strong need for talking, expressing and lots of enthusiasm. Another theory- I was an unhappy ENFP who has become a happy one. :):):) Anyway, I am so glad you all feel the same:):) By the way, do you prefer extraverts aor introverts as partners? What is your ideal? (mine, I guess an ENFJ or ENFP:) They are sweet- e.g. my brother:)

Ashely (not verified) says...

Hey wampirek1805, I experienced the same development as I was borderline INFP/ENFP four years ago when I first took this test, now I am without a doubt an ENFP. Us ENFPs are one of the rare type of extraverts who actually enjoy and need our alone time everyone now and then. This allows us to get back in touch with our most inner selves that we are always trying to understand and connect with! I definitely love interacting with others and enjoy to have my social time as well. Expressing my love and enthusiasm for others is always a must. My experience dating other personality types I have found that introverts are who I felt I connected the best with! INFPs are one of my favorite personality/relationships types, I dated one and even though we have decided to just remain friends this person is honestly one of my best friends still to this day! We always had the most self building and soulful conversations. The person I have been with now is actually an INTJ, to my surprise actually is very compatible with me!! But that is just my experience lol Thank you for sharing yours!! :)

Guest (not verified) says...

I don't think that you can actually be characterized by four little letters. I think that yes you can identify with them but that does not mean you are the description. I got enfp but I don't think that it actually defines who I am. I think it does represent some parts of me but others not at all. I liked looking at what it said and will take it into some consideration but all in all I don't think that this defines me as a person an it will not shape who I turn into because I will just end up being myself and no two people have the same exact personality. They may be similar but they are not exactly the same which is why I think that four letters can not define you a a person.

LSGuest (not verified) says...

No, they never will define you exactly with ANY other person. The reason being that within each of the sixteen personality types there are probably, I'm guessing, sixteen different types! Depends on where and how you're raised, education, etc., etc..... also depends on where you fall on the continuum with each of the four letters: borderline E and I; extreme N to somebody else's extreme J; etc., etc. Yes, we are in one of the four same temperaments (NF, NT, SJ, SP)with many others, each of us, and also within that temperament are in one of the four personality types (e.g., ENFP, ENFJ, INTP, INTJ), but, again, all to varying degrees in many different aspects, and on many different levels. With this in mind, we can all relate to one a little more, or fully more, than to others....and in taking the test initially, it is best to think about our earliest memories of who we were--what we were like on as many different fronts as possibly available, upon pondering, to our memories.

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I honestly liked my results! :)

LSGuest (not verified) says...

Correction: meant to type IN(F)P, and IN(F)J.

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I love being an ENFP! It kinda explains how I work, especially the part about guarded deep emotions. Sometimes I feel as if my emotions spill over, keeping them in check for so long. The only thing is, I don't think me and my fellow ENFPs like being called "moderately common." ;)

katana (not verified) says...

Agreed! Especially about the "moderately common." Being and ENFP feels so one-of-a-kind. I especially related to the artistic side of things (writer, musician) and the love ENFP's have for people. The only thing that racks my brain is that my brother is a Commander so we tend to butt heads hen it comes to teamwork because he sees problems first, then people (not that he doesn't see the people) whereas I am the extreme opposite and always see people first, then problems (not that I don't see the problems)... so frustrating!
But yeah, being an ENFP is awesome. CHAMPIONS UNITE!

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