The ENFP Personality

29 Points Concerning the ENFP Personality Type
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  1. To onlookers, the ENFP may seem directionless and without purpose, but ENFPs are actually quite consistent, in that they have a strong sense of values which they live with throughout their lives.
  2. ENFPs need to take time alone to center themselves, and make sure they are moving in a direction which is in sync with their values.
  3. Emotional excitement is usually an important part of the ENFP’s life.
  4. Because ENFPs live in the world of exciting possibilities, they see the details of everyday life as trivial drudgery.
  5. Once an ENFP has learned to balance their need to be true to themselves with their need for acceptance, they excel at bringing out the best in others, and are typically well-liked.
  6. Many ENFPs have a basic joy of living.
  7. ENFPs who have not learned to follow through may have a difficult time remaining happy in the workplace.
  8. ENFPs are charming, ingenuous, risk-taking, sensitive, people-oriented individuals with capabilities ranging across a broad spectrum.
  9. An ENFP needs to feel that they are living their lives as their true Self, walking in step with what they believe is right.
  10. ENFPs like excitement in their lives, and are best matched with individuals who are comfortable with change and new experiences.
  11. Having an ENFP parent can be a fun-filled experience, but may be stressful at times for children with strong Sensing or Judging tendancies.
  12. Such children may see the ENFP parent as inconsistent and difficult to understand, as the children are pulled along in the whirlwind of the ENFP.
  13. ENFPs almost always have a strong need to be liked.
  14. ENFPs work best in situations where they have a lot of flexibility, and where they can work with people and ideas.
  15. ENFPs are warm, enthusiastic people, typically very bright and full of potential.
  16. Most ENFPs have great people skills.
  17. They have an exceptional ability to intuitively understand a person after a very short period of time, and use their flexibility to relate to others on their own level.
  18. They are alert and sensitive, constantly scanning their environments.
  19. ENFPs who remain centered will usually be quite successful at their endeavors.
  20. ENFPs may fall into the habit of dropping a project when they become excited about a new possibility, and thus they never achieve the great accomplishments which they are capable of achieving.
  21. ENFPs have an unusually broad range of skills and talents.
  22. Sometimes ENFPs will tend to be “gushy” and insincere, and “overdo” in an effort to win acceptance.
  23. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others, more so than we see in other types.
  24. They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things.
  25. An ENFP who has “gone wrong” may be quite manipulative – and very good it.
  26. They are genuinely warm and interested in people, and place great importance on their inter-personal relationships.
  27. They see meaning in everything, and are on a continuous quest to adapt their lives to their inner purpose.
  28. An ENFP needs to focus on following through with their projects.
  29. They place no importance on detailed, maintenance-type tasks, and will frequently remain oblivious to these types of concerns.