“The ENFP is the heady individual, creative, quick, impulsive who will get up in the morning thinking of how many possibilities the day may bring. They are excellent at devising new ways of doing things, and bring a totally unique and fresh perspective to people, projects and situations. People-centred, caring and spontaneous, the ENFP will be excellent at getting things started and they’ll do so with energy, enthusiasm and zeal.
The ENFP may not be so good at follow-through as they are interested in exciting possibilities and may move on to ‘the next
big thing’ before the ‘previous big thing’ is completed. They can
find overwhelming and utterly compelling reasons to convince others of their point of view and will be animated, expressive and full of life. The ENFP is impatient, wanting things to happen now, not comprehending deferred gratification, and usually have the determination to make it so. They will discover, nurture and support talent in others, seeing the good in people and genuinely wanting to see others succeed. And the ENFP will know exactly which buttons to push to motivate each individual.”
• Charming and enthusiastic
• People oriented
• Knows everyone and everything going on
• Able to do almost anything he/she wants
Areas of Growth
• Develop self-discipline
• Be more objective in arguments
• Take time alone to set goals
• Structure time to take care of details
“The basic attitude of ENFPs is one of credulity, enthusiasm and idealism. They tend to see good and potential in everyone and everything. They are not troubled by the paradoxical, and they relentlessly pursue their high ideals.”
• Variety and challenge
• Being taken seriously
• Freedom to create innovative solutions to problems.
• Having to reach closure
• Being disrespected
• Overloaded with details
• Micromanaging supervisors
• Rules that inhibit creativity
To function at their best
“Acceptance and appreciation for their unique contribution and creativity. Recognition for achievements and a lot of encouragement. They need harmony and care.”
“Warm, caring, spontaneous and concerned about others, ENFPs have very strong personal values upon which they base their decisions. They are committed to their friends and will move mountains to help someone in distress. Having an ENFP in the team will ensure that the mood is kept light, that everyone feels valued and that the ideas will flow freely. In personal relationships ENFPs have a great deal of people-centric charm, which makes them likable even to more formal, serious characters, despite their unconventionality. They are outgoing, fun, and genuinely like people. As friends they are warm, affectionate and disconcertingly spontaneous.
Optimistic and hopeful, the outgoing and cheerful nature of the ENFP belies a more sensitive soul who can take criticism to heart and who needs to be liked. They are outgoing, fun, and genuinely like people. ENFPs are emotional people who tend to be at the heart of dramas. Their genuinely caring nature means they will ensure that the mood is kept light, that everyone feels valued and that the ideas will flow.
The ENFP does not like conflict and will be the one at the heart of the action bringing peace and understanding. Warm, affectionate and disconcertingly spontaneous people will like and trust the ENFP. ENFPs are by nature very caring and they do not like seeing anything they perceive as unfair or unjust. However their style is to bring it all together in harmony, rather than go into battle.”
ENFP at work
“The ENFP likes to be surrounded: by people, by interests and
this drives them and stimulates their energy. They need to be busy, juggling lots and are great in moments of crises and when things are heating up. Their natural flexibility and caring nature means they will be loyal and positive members of staff. Very little will get the ENFP down and they will work tirelessly for the cause, until it becomes tedious then they have to force themselves or
go and find something to start. Their positive attitudes are great for engendering enthusiasm and maintaining morale. However sometimes they may get taken for granted and not get the respect or affirmation they feel they deserve. This would be incredibly demotivating for the ENFP who may well withdraw and find their energy has depleted. The ENFP provides such a fresh, creative spark to organizations, with their can-do attitude and ability to
see good in everything and everyone. However they are ‘F’s and
so when a value is transgressed it can deflate them and the organization will not get the best out of them. Fresh, spontaneous and flexible, ENFPs will bring a whole new perspective, enthusiasm and energy to roles and organizations although once it become mundane or getting into the details, ENFPs may want to move onto something more interesting.
ENFPs are at their best in a flexible workplace where relationships are valued, people are taken care of and where there is a strong social element and camaraderie. ENFPs need the feed of lots going on, crises, people chatting and prefer no formal structures. This
is where they get energized and are at their best. Their caring and effervescent nature plays nicely to customer contact although the ENFP may not be best at formal follow-through. ENFPs want to
be at the heart of things, and want to make a difference and they need an outlet for their incredible energy and creativity and not be constrained by tradition. “