ENFP - Inspirer

Extravert, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceptive

 

 

ENFPs are fun, dynamic people who view life as full of opportunities. They wish to explore the world and to share their enthusiasm with others. They have an unparalleled ability to intuit trends, whether in the form of behaviors, fashion, or new ways to live life. They see life as a gift in which they endeavor to live to the fullest. They make decisions in accordance to their moral code.

 

They are genuinely warm and interested in people. Their unconventional enthusiasm allows them to connect with just about anyone, even the least sociable. They can use their creativity and likeability to talk their way into or out of any situation. They make excellent teachers, counselors, entrepreneurs, journalists, and marketers.

 

ENFPs tend to be popular, although they are not necessarily in positions of leadership. Playful and optimistic, their partners will often say that ENFPs brighten up their day. ENFPs find happiness in pleasing others and will readily shower their partners with compliments, love, and affection. ENFPs are warm and loving partners who are able to have intense, meaningful relationships.

 

Unlike Instincts compatibility, Personality compatibility is largely based on personal preference. However, general patterns do exist. Many ENFPs find themselves to be most compatible with INTJs and INFJs. Generally speaking, they prefer long-term relationships with Intuitive and Judging types. More on compatibility can be found under the "In Relationships" tab.

 

About 7% of the U.S. population is ENFP.

 

 

Famous ENFPs

 

Alicia Silverstone, actor (Clueless)

Audrey Hepburn, actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's)

Bill Cosby, actor (Cosby Show)

Elizabeth Montgomery, actor (Bewitched)

Franz Joseph Haydn, composer

James Dobson, psychologist/evangelist

Martin Short, actor (SNL)

Meg Ryan, actor (When Harry Met Sally)

Paul Harvey, radio broadcaster

Regis Philbin, TV personality (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire)

Robert Downey Jr., actor (Ironman)

Robin Williams, actor (Good Will Hunting)

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), author

Sandra Bullock, actor (The Blind Side)

Teri Hatcher, actor (Desperate Housewives)

Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, author (Dr. Seuss)

Will Smith, actor (Men in Black)

 

Fictional

 

Ariel (The Little Mermaid)

Carrie (Sex and the City)

Claire Bennet (Heroes)

Dr. Doug Ross (ER)

Elle Woods (Legally Blonde)

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers Briggs determines their day-to-day interactions. Although Myers Briggs dating is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

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Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.

ENFP Personality

Inspirer
 

 

ENFPs are fun, dynamic people who view life as full of opportunities. They wish to explore all of the fascinating events and people of the world, for they believe that everything has significance. They enjoy sharing with others their meaningful experiences and enthusiasm. Their passion for life reveals truths about human nature and can motivate others to do great things.

 

They are ideas-oriented and people-oriented. They see everything as part of a cosmic whole. Thus, they have an unparalleled ability to intuit trends, whether in the form of people's behaviors, fashion, or new ways to live life. They see life as a gift in which they endeavor to live to the fullest. They make decisions in accordance to their moral code, which they adhere to firmly.

 

Placing great importance on their interpersonal relationships, they are genuinely warm and interested in people. Their unconventional enthusiasm allows them to connect with just about anyone, even the least sociable. They can use their creativity and likeability to talk their way into or out of any situation. However, their captivating nature may make someone believe that they care for him or her more than they actually do. This can lead to frustrating social situations as the ENFP can feel burdened by the expectations of their social contacts.

 

ENFPs can generally become talented in anything that interests them. They may embark on several different careers during their lifetime. To others, they may seem directionless. However, what they do not realize is that ENFPs live in strict accordance to their unique and deeply held values. They are constantly evaluating their emotions to assess whether or not they are living in line with what they believe to be right. Thus, they are on a continuous quest to achieve inner peace. Using their soft skills, they gently and enthusiastically encourage others to see the righteousness of their views in their attempt to better the world.

 

While they do like not rules and procedures, they respect the power of authority figures, sometimes more than is deserved. Meanwhile, they are indisputably independent, refusing subordination and conformity.

 

Despite their outward appearance, they can be brooding and serious on the inside, as they often reflect on their values and on their relationships to other people. They are also known to be much smarter than they let on, for they do not wish to make others feel inadequate. They are extremely adept at distinguishing other people's motivations.

 

Mature ENFPs have a base set of values and guiding perceptions that they build on, whereas immature ones tend to change their internal world view radically when confronted with a new external view. This means that mature ENFPs gather and integrate thousands of perspectives, while immature ones swap an old perspective for a new one. Those less centered on their values may drift from project to project without completing any. Those who take the time to reflect upon their values, such as by spending more time alone, can prevent this from happening. In addition, the maintenance-type tasks of everyday life, like mowing the lawn, seem mundane to ENFPs and may become problems if neglected.

 

ENFPs enjoy careers that are creative, people-oriented, and future-oriented. They make excellent teachers, counselors, and entrepreneurs. Their creativity and originality give them a natural advantage in screenwriting, marketing, and journalism.

 

 

Their Cognitive Functions

 

1. (E)xtraverted I(N)tuition: the ability to see patterns in events and to see possibilities of where things may go. As their primary function, ENFPs are creative, visionary, and keenly aware of trends and people's behaviors.

 

2. Introverted (F)eeling: the ability to form emotional conclusions that act as a source of ethics, ideals, and moral vision. As their second function, ENFPs are guided by their ideals and values.

 

3. Extraverted Thinking: the ability to apply logic and order to the external world. As their tertiary function, ENFPs have some ability to solve challenges logically and decisively.

 

4. Introverted Sensing: the ability to remember facts in an internally organized fashion. As their inferior function, ENFPs sometimes ignore the details of reality and get carried away by their own imagination.

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers-Briggs personalities determine their day-to-day interactions. Although MBTI dating is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

SIGN UP: Find your Instincts and meet compatible members! We are non-profit and free. Members can chat with each other or discuss topics on our forum.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.

ENFP Relationships


Inspirer
 
 

Before a Relationship

 

Joyful and creative, ENFPs tend to attract a following of people seeking their inspiration, lifestyle, and wisdom. Fashion would be the most concrete example, in which others often adopt their style of clothing. More abstract examples would be their worldview or values. While they are popular, they tend to not care about popularity when selecting their mates. Rather, they tend to respect those who have a strong moral cause or potential contribution to the world.

 

ENFPs have a strong desire to be liked and accepted. At younger ages, an ENFP may excessively praise people to the point of insincerity. The underlying drive is their desire to gain acceptance. However, the ENFP eventually learns to balance their integrity with their need to be liked. When they have achieved this, they develop the exceptional ability to bring out the best in others.

 

 

During a Relationship

 

ENFPs are playful and optimistic, affectionate and considerate. Their partners will often say that ENFPs brighten up their day. They bond with their partners by sharing their feelings and experiences. They encourage their partners to pursue their dreams and wish to hear the same encouragement back.

 

Focused on their partner's feelings, they often ask how they are doing to assess the healthiness of the relationship. While in some instances this behavior can be seen as smothering, it fosters an awareness of the healthiness of the relationship. They are willing to put in all of their effort to make sure the relationship is positive, since relationships are a central aspect of their lives.

 

ENFPs find happiness in pleasing others. Thus, they readily shower their partners with compliments, love, and affection. Likewise, they like to hear positive assurance and compliments from their partners, as well as affirmation that they are loved and valued. ENFPs are warm and loving partners who are able to have intense, meaningful relationships.

 

They are particularly sensitive to criticism, which they interpret to be a rejection of their character. They can become unexpectedly stubborn and defensive in such a situation. Conflict causes ENFPs extreme stress and they tend to agree on something even if it goes against their values just to avoid confrontation.

ENFPs possess incredible perceptive abilities. They scan their environment and notice all that is unordinary.

 

They can focus their concentration on one person and understand all that is happening. As a result, they often interpret hidden motives behind people's words. Because their perceptive abilities surpass their concluding abilities, they may draw wrong conclusions, becoming unnecessarily suspicious. This may present as a mild detriment to a healthy relationship.

 

ENFPs have been known to have difficulty walking away from bad relationships. They often blame themselves for failures in the relationship and will often remain in bad situations. They believe that they were responsible for not saving the relationship.

 

On the other hand, if they are not with partners who share the same enthusiasm for new experiences, ENFPs may have trouble staying in monogamous relationships. They will persistently dream of exciting possibilities and eventually lose focus on the relationship. When an ENFP is paired with someone who is compatible, however, they are deeply faithful. ENFPs are typically able to form intimate, long-lasting relationships with their loved ones.

 

 

Sex

 

Sexually, ENFPs are creative and playful. Their vivid imagination allows them to employ a wide variety of new ideas and games to make intimacy more fun. They view sex as an exciting opportunity for two people to express how much they love one another.

 

 

Compatibility

 

Unlike Instincts compatibility, Personality compatibility is largely based on personal preference. However, general patterns do exist.

 

With a strong Extraverted Intuition function, ENFPs are better understood and appreciated by other Intuitives. With the Perceiving characteristic, ENFPs are naturally the ones who "see all the possibilities". Thus, they are better paired with Judgers, who can "pick the best choices". Specifically, they are most suitable with those who have strong Introverted Intuition functions, such as the INTJ and the INFJ. How this is derived can be found here.

 

 

ENFP - INTJ

 

ENFPs bring a new level of joy, creativity, and spontaneity to the INTJs life. By making sense of the world using their feelings, ENFPs allow INTJs to be more in touch with their own ethics and sense of humanity. INTJs' natural decision-making skills provide ENFPs with stability and direction, especially in logical matters. By analyzing ideas that are interesting to ENFPs, INTJs provide deep insights and well-developed thoughts that ENFPs enjoy exploring.

 

 

ENFP - INFJ

 

ENFPs bring a new level of joy, creativity, and spontaneity to the INFJs life. By making sense of the world using their feelings and intuition, ENFPs allow INFJs to be more in touch with their own ethics and sense of humanity. INFJs' natural decision-making skills provide ENFPs with stability and direction, especially in emotional and social matters. By gently and caringly guiding the ENFPs, INFJs help them become their best.

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers Briggs determines their day-to-day interactions. Although Myers Briggs matchmaking is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

SIGN UP: Find your Instincts and meet compatible members! We are non-profit and free. Members can chat with each other or discuss topics on our forum.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.

ENFP Career & Other Info

Inspirer

 

 

How ENFPs relate to other Types


ENFP: Identity - They are the same types. Feeling like they are competing in the same space, the two may initially oppose each other. However, they usually recognize their similarities and begin to cooperate.

INFP: Pal - Similar worldviews, goals, and thoughts. The Introvert is more original while the Extravert is better at implementing ideas and plans. They get along at work and at play.

ENFJ: Complement - They have interests in similar realms but their strengths have opposite emphasis. They solve the same problem with different approaches and for different reasons.

INFJ: Contrast - They have the same order of functions but the Introvert/Extravert direction of each function is reversed. They have similar interests but the Perceiver thinks of possibilities while the Judger thinks of plans. They have different goals and opposite emphasis in strengths.

ESTJ: Supplement -They have the same functions in different order. One's weaker strengths are the other's stronger strengths. Their strengths can add to each other.

ISTJ: Anima - They have the same functions but in reverse order. Each sees the other as having strengths that the former wishes to improve upon.

ESFJ: Suitemate - The two enjoy the same environment and have little interpersonal friction. They do not have anything in common but can enjoy everyday activities together.

ISFJ: Cohort - The two find each other in the same activities only when one is stressed out and wishes to "escape" from normalcy.

ENTP: Companion - They have the same primary function. The two have a mutual understanding of each other and can talk on a deep, honest level.

INTP: Tribesman - They have similar cultures and are often found in the same social groups. They have different strengths and will be pursuing goals independent of each other.

ENTJ: Advisor - Each has insight that the other lacks. They find each other to be a source of fresh perspectives and enjoy each other's company.

INTJ: Pedagogue - Each has insight and strength that the other lacks. They develop a parent-child relationship.

ESTP: Enigma - They are complete mysteries to each other. They have different goals and strengths.

ISTP: Novelty - Their differences are so striking that they are curious about each other. They sometimes run into conflict due to their fundamental differences in worldview.

ESTP: Neighbor - The two are often found in the same jobs or walks of life, but they reached their position through completely different means.

ISFP: Counterpart - The two perform the same functions but are in different realms. They have mutual respect for each other but do not necessarily wish they had the same skillset as the other.



ENFPs As Parents

 

ENFPs are devoted parents who provide their children with a stimulating, creative environment. They enjoy playing with their children but at the same time, strive to pass down their values and ideals. They play the role of their children's friend unless the child violates one of their values. In that situation, they take on the role of the authoritative parent, although they are rather unaccustomed to enforcing discipline. Their vacillation between parent and friend may be disorienting to some children. Overall, they give their children plenty of room for individuality and growth, and show their children ample affection and enthusiasm.

 

In regards to financial matters, ENFPs are known to be poor money managers. In fact, some are known to have a home full of luxuries but lacking in necessities. Finances are often handled by their partners. Many ENFPs also dislike the mundane details of caring for their children, such as housework and other daily duties.

 

 

ENFP Occupations

 

ENFPs enjoy working in a flexible, self-motivated environment unconfined by strict schedules and routine tasks. They need plenty of opportunities to be challenged by new situations. Their ideal workplaces are fun and creative, where they can come up with new ideas and talk to a variety of people. Often their work goes beyond what was expected due to their unique innovative abilities. This is especially true if the work inspires them to the point that the products are expressions of themselves. It is essential that their work has an outcome that is in line with their values.

 

 

Potential Career Paths (ENFP Jobs)

 

Actor

Ad Account Executive

Art Director

Artist

Buyer

Career Coach

Child Care Provider

Chiropractor

Clinical Psychologist

Corporate Trainer

Cosmetologist

Costumer

Counselor

Craft Artist

Dancer

Event Coordinator

Fashion Designer

Fitness Trainer

Forester

Graphic Designer

HR Manager or Recruiter

Interior Designer

Landscape Architect

Magazine Editor

Massage Therapist

Minister

Musician

Nutritionist

Occupational Therapist

Photographer

Physical Therapist

Preschool Teacher

Producer or Director

Psychiatric Social Worker

Public Health Educator

Public Relations Specialist

Receptionist

Recreation Worker

Reporter

Restaurant Host

Retail Manager

School Counselor

Social Scientist

Special Education Teacher

Speech Pathologist

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers Briggs determines their day-to-day interactions. Although using Myers Briggs for relationships is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

SIGN UP: Find your Instincts and meet compatible members! We are non-profit and free. Members can chat with each other or discuss topics on our forum.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.