The ENFJ is the people organizer, warm, harmonious and an enthusiastic champion of people who just wants to ‘do good.’
They make sure the needs of the people are paramount, placed in pole position on the agenda, and taken care of. They are excellent networkers who tune into what others want and are generally well-liked and popular among their colleagues. They have an innate sense of what is required and can genuinely make others feel really special. They can generally be found at the emotional heart of a group or body and will be the one making sure things get done.
As ‘Thinking’ is their weaker function, the ENFJ may suffer at times from being overly subjective and lacking a colder, slightly more dispassionate objective eye on proceedings. This also means the ENFJ may bite off more that they can chew as their first priority is to say ‘yes’ and take the pain away for others. During such times the ENFJ may feel weighed down by the amount of work to which they have committed and so may see themselves as ‘victim,’ feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated.
They want to please, impress and make sure things run like clockwork and when others let them down the ENFJ can be VERY disappointed. This desire to ‘do good’ can also mean that the ENFJ sees pleasing others as far more important than pleasing themselves and so they may run the isk of trading off honesty for harmony, keeping the peace rather than telling it like it is.
• Popular and sociable
• Charismatic charm
• Warmly enthusiastic
Areas of Growth
• Take time for yourself
• Set priorities and stick to them
• Be open-minded and listen
• Seek out an objective viewpoint
“Typically, they have a global attitude toward most situations and they prefer to deal with abstractions. For them, ideas, dreams and aspirations are as real as reality itself.”
• Control over workload and schedule
• Being valued for contributions
• Feeling connected with others
• Honest and open communication
• Confrontational relationships
• Absence of trust
• Work that violates personal values
To function at their best
“Opportunities to lead people, especially through face-to-face interaction. Harmony, support for ideas. Recognition, appreciation, and a cause or leader to work for.”
“Being close to an ENFJ is to be cared for, looked after and someone who is really insightful and tunes in to how you are really feeling. The problem often occurs is that the ENFJ cares with such intensity that the significant other may take them for granted, perhaps believing that the ENFJ is just so self-assured that they need very little.
Indeed they do not need much, just to be appreciated and for the other person to be seen to be appreciating. The ENFJ works hard at relationships and takes great pleasure in seeing those they care about being happy.
The ENFJ is empathetic and insightful, seeing and making connections between people. Action-oriented, and people-centered they make sure that everything is planned, scheduled, organized and people are happy. ENFJs are emotional but tend to focus on other people, tuning in and bringing incredible empathy and organizational ability to bear. This means they can get ‘emotioned out’ themselves as they give so much.
Whilst the ENFJ will encourage trust and openness they may not
be so open about how they are feeling, indeed they may not really think about that so focused are they on caring for, and organizing others. ENFJs tune into others. The twin attributes of insightful caring and organizational ability will mean the ENFJ will see all the interconnections between people, pick up on the cues and work tirelessly to help solve people issues. The ENFJ is an enthusiastic champion of people who wants to make sure the needs of the people are and taken care of. They are excellent networkers who tune into people and popular among their colleagues. Articulate
and confident the ENFJ will be persuasive and tenacious; the one voted the leader or committee chairperson. Everyone knows they can depend on the ENFJ who will fight the cause of the people. The ENFJ may bite off more that they can chew, as their first priority is to say ‘yes’ and take the pain away for others. During such times they may feel weighed down, overwhelmed and underappreciated.
ENFJ at work
“ENFJS will bring structure and impetus whilst at the same making sure the needs of all the people are taken care of. Often the first to the flipchart they capture ideas giving everyone the chance
to contribute. The ENFJ will assume the leadership role simply because they want to drive for closure and ensure that people are happy. They need to satiate their need for action and their passion for people.
Naturally service-driven the ENFJ really does care and will want
to apply this energy to tangible outputs, preferably that will help people. They need clarity, real meaning, a worthwhile output and closure. The ENFJ loves a plan, a clear picture of where they are going and they will work diligently towards the goal. Indeed the ENFJ will feel less comfortable with too many options open, as they need closure. ENFJs focus on the organisational and people aspects
and so are not primarily creative preferring to work on making sure that what has been agreed is properly planned and that people are happy.
In a work setting, the ENFJ will be the harmonious team builder, good at maintaining group morale, accentuating the positive and encouraging contributions from all team members making the team more open and participative. The ENFJ combines the action orientation and desire to get things moving of the ENTJ with the people orientation associated with ‘F’s. The ENFJ may not be the most creative or the one who has the best ideas but will be the one who drives for closure and bring the people along too. “