ENFJ personality types are caring, inspiring, motivational and empathetic.
This introduction to the ENFJ personality type, based on the Myers-Briggs Step I personality assessment, can help you to understand how you interact with others, and what careers you might enjoy.
ENFJs are able to get the most out of teams by working closely with them, and make decisions that respect and take into account the values of others. They tend to be adept at building consensus and inspiring others as leaders.
Potential development points for ENFJs
ENFJ people often talk a lot, and may become discouraged if they do not receive a lot of feedback from others. They expect everyone to give as much to the task as they do, and can find conflict and lack of consensus difficult to deal with. They may overlook logical, factual realities when making decisions.
Typical characteristics of an ENFJ
ENFJs typically relate to many of the characteristics shown in this MBTI type head illustration. If you're an ENFJ, why not download a copy of this ENFJ pictogram and share your type characteristics with colleagues?
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ENFJs enjoy helping others develop new skills, structure their time and meet deadlines. They work best in an environment that promotes collaboration and harmony, especially in working towards shared goals. ENFJs are likely to be attracted to careers in counselling, teaching, healthcare or religion.
ENFJs under stress
If you’re an ENFJ, you will typically become stressed in the situations shown in this MBTI type head illustration. In these circumstances you will tend to be pessimistic and rigid, and prone to self-doubt and insensitivity. Share a copy of this ENFJ pictogram to remind yourself, and warn colleagues, about your key stressors!
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What is the MBTI tool?
The MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) instrument sorts people into 16 psychological 'types' so that they can identify how they are similar to or different from others, and how they can improve their working and personal relationships.