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 ENFJs to understand how they interact with others, and what careers they 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 areas 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 ENFJ characteristics
ENFJs are typically warm, collaborative and supportive, as well as friendly and organised. They also tend to be persuasive.
Their most common characteristics are shown here in the form of a fun Typie, which you can download and share.
ENFJ careers & career ideas
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. More insight about ENFJ jobs can be found in our Introduction to Type and Careers.
ENFJs under stress
An ENFJ will typically become stressed in the situations shown in this MBTI stress head illustration. In these circumstances you will tend to be pessimistic and rigid, and prone to self-doubt and insensitivity. Download and share* this ENFJ stress head to remind yourself and your colleagues about the things that stress ENFJs.
An ENFJ tends to focus on encouraging the growth of others around them and they quickly understand their emotional needs. Their partners will see them as gracious, expressive and congenial.
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Fun ways to share ENFJ characteristics:
- Explore what kind of drink, sport or shoes we think depicts an ENFJ personality
- Discover more ways to characterise the ENFJ personality on our Fun ways to share your type page
- Already have your MBTI Step II profile? Create your Personal Typie
- Read more on our blog about how aspects of Type dynamics are captured in each Type