Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm an ENFP - Passion, Purpose and Dedication

I thought this photo was appropriate - is this how I make you feel?  lol  Same old story, next verse.  My excitement or passion comes off as overwhelming and "too much".  Well, here is why and I find this fascinating.  Since I account for only 3% of the population, my dream is to accumulate around me other ENFP's for camaraderie and support.  lol  Here you go:


Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiver

For ENFPs, nothing occurs which does not have some deep emotional or ethical significance, and this, coupled with their uncanny sense of the motivations of others, gives them a talent for seeing life as an exciting drama, pregnant with possibilities for both good and evil. This type is found in only about 3 percent of the general population, but they have great influence because of their extraordinary impact on others.

ENFPs are both "idea"-people and "people"-people, who see everyone and everything as part of an often bizarre cosmic whole. They want to both help (at least, their own definition of "help") and be liked and admired by other people, on both an individual and a humanitarian level.  ENFPs are global learners, and are typically very bright and full of potential. 
They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about new subjects quite easily.  ENFPs have an unusually broad range of skills and talents. They are good at most things which interest them.  Though they are interested in new ideas on principle, many are ultimately discarded for one reason or another. ENFPs have what some call a "silly switch." They can be intellectual, serious, all business for a while, but whenever they get the chance, they flip that switch and become Captain Wildchild. Sometimes they may even appear intoxicated when the "switch" is flipped.

ENFPs have a great deal of zany charm, which can ingratiate them to the more stodgy types in spite of their unconventionality. They are outgoing, fun, and genuinely-liked people. ENFPs are energized by being around others.
They have an exceptional ability to intuitively understand a person after a very short period of time, and use their intuition and flexibility to relate to others on their own level.  As Significant Others/mates, they are warm, affectionate (lots of PDA), and disconcertingly spontaneous.  Friends are what life is about to ENFPs, even moreso than the other NFs. They always strive to hold up their end of the relationship, sometimes being victimized by less caring individuals.  However, attention span in relationships can be short; ENFPs are easily intrigued and distracted by new friends and acquaintances, forgetting about the older ones for long stretches at a time.

ENFPs can't bear to miss out on what is going on around them; they must experience, first hand, all the significant social events that affect our lives.
And then they are eager to relate the stories they've uncovered, hoping to disclose the "truth" of people and issues, and to advocate causes. This strong drive to unveil current events can make them tireless in conversing with others, like fountains that bubble and splash, spilling over their own words to get it all out.  They can talk their way in or out of anything. ENFPs see meaning in everything, and are on a continuous quest to adapt their lives and values to achieve inner peace. They are constantly aware of everything around them and are somewhat fearful of losing touch with themselves.  They strive toward a kind of spontaneous personal authenticity, and this intention always to "be themselves" is usually communicated non-verbally to others, who find it quite attractive. All too often, however, ENFPs fall short in their efforts to be authentic, and they tend to heap coals of fire on themselves, berating themselves for the slightest self-conscious role-playing.

ENFPs often have strong, if unconventional, convictions on various issues related to their Cosmic View. They usually try to use their social skills and contacts to persuade people gently of the rightness of these views; this sometimes results in their neglecting their nearest and dearest while flitting around trying to save the world.

ENFPs are generally pleasant, easygoing, and usually fun to work with due to their tremendous interpersonal skills.  They are known to put job interviewers at ease during their own interviews. ENFPs have the ability to make strangers feel like old friends. They come up with great ideas, and are a major asset in brainstorming sessions. Follow-through tends to be a problem, however; they tend to get bored quickly, especially if a newer, more interesting project comes along. They also tend to be procrastinators, both about meeting hard deadlines and about performing any small, uninteresting tasks that they've been assigned.ENFPs are at their most useful when working in a group with a J(udger type) or two to take up the slack.  ENFPs work best in situations where they have a lot of flexibility, and where they can work with people and ideas. Many go into business for themselves.
They have the ability to be quite productive with little supervision, as long as they are excited about what they're doing.

ENFPs sometimes make serious errors in judgment. They have an amazing ability to intuitively perceive the truth about a person or situation, but when they apply judgment to their perception, they may jump to the wrong conclusions.  ENFPs sometimes can be blindsided by their secondary Feeling function, and are frequently overwhelmed with emotion. Hasty decisions based on deeply felt values may boil over with unpredictable results.
If you are in my life, you might want to read that in its entirety.  lol  I am not weird, I am thrilled to have this passion ......albeit a little overwhelming at times but God made me this way for a reason and hopefully you find more blessings than burdens. 

Have you taken the  Myers-Briggs Personality Test?  Here's one you might want to try for free, but there are many many more online:

Hope you are having a glorious day!



  1. My goodness you are talented and beautiful! I love this blog you have done.


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