ENFJ - Teacher

Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging

 

 

ENFJs are people-oriented and insightful. They make decisions based on their feelings and values. They use their exceptional social skills to organize others and to provide them with support and motivation. They enjoy bringing out the best in people and making things happen for them.

 

Energetic and insightful, they can enliven any social situation and bring out the shiest individuals. With their decisiveness, ENFJs become the leaders of social groups. They keep their interpersonal relationships and social calendars extremely well-organized. They are natural counselors, teachers, and politicians.

 

ENFJs are highly visible due to their charisma and popularity. Others may be attracted to their gentle, caring, yet decisive qualities. They make loving, committed partners who take the responsibility to make sure that their relationships are working well. They are often content serving their partners' needs instead of their own.

 

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

About 4% of the U.S population is ENFJ.

 

 

Famous ENFJs

 

Abraham Lincoln, US president

Abraham Maslow, psychologist

Barack Obama, US president

Bill Clinton, US president

Bob Saget, comedian/actor (Full House)

Dennis Hopper, actor (Blue Velvet)

Diane Sawyer, TV personality (Good Morning America)

Elizabeth Dole, US Senator

Eva Longoria, actor (Desperate Housewives)

Francois Mitterrand, French president

Gene Hackman, actor (Royal Tenenbaums)

John Cusack, actor (The Raven)

Johnny Depp, actor (Pirates of the Caribbean)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actor (Seinfeld)

Lauren Graham, actor (Gilmore Girls)

Morgan Freeman, actor (Shawshank Redemption)

Oprah Winfrey, TV host

Pete Sampras, tennis player

Peter Cary Peterson (NYC Prep)

Peyton Manning, football quarterback

Ronald Reagan, US president

Sean Connery, actor (original James Bond)

Tommy Lee Jones, actor (Men in Black)

William Cullen Bryant, poet

 

Fictional

 

Blaire Waldorf (Gossip Girls)

Joe Hackett (Wings)

Lisa Simpson (Simpsons)

Padme Amidala (Star Wars)

Pocahontas (Pocahontas)

 

 

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.

ENFJ Personality

Teacher
 

 

ENFJs are intuitive, people-oriented individuals who see the big picture. They make decisions based on their feelings and values. Ultimately, they wish to implement their vision of what is best for humanity. They provide others with happiness, support, and motivation for personal growth.

 

By connecting with others on their own level, ENFJs are very charismatic. Energetic and insightful, they can enliven any social situation and include the shiest individuals. They derive personal satisfaction by bringing out the best in others and by making things happen for them.

 

With their decisiveness and insight, ENFJs become the leaders of social groups. They feel compelled to organize people around them. When they feel that a particular person deserves more recognition, they will offer their support to give that person confidence. On the other hand, when they feel that someone has more confidence than what they deserve, they will tactfully provide discouragement to “correct” the social hierarchy. ENFJs keep their interpersonal relationships and social calendars extremely well-organized, even though their work desks may be messy.

 

When they make decisions, they always consider the subjective human and emotional aspects. They do not appreciate the value of making decisions using cold logic, without any human connection. They have a clear sense of right and wrong, and wish to apply their vision onto reality. Thinking of future possibilities may be exciting to them, whereas operating solely in the present may make them restless.

 

ENFJs are able draw conclusions about people quickly and with certainty. They are usually incredibly accurate. However, those with less developed intuition may draw conclusions too hastily based on established social rules, without considering all of the possibilities. With their unparalleled social skills, ENFJs can see into other people's feelings and elicit the particular reactions to bring about a change. Usually, their intentions are selfless and positive, but those who have developed unfavorably may become manipulative.

 

While ENFJs have a well-defined values system which they can express fluently, they do not readily share their opinions if it prevents them from connecting with someone. In fact, due to their empathetic nature, they often adopt the characteristics and emotions of whom they are speaking to. In addition, they often feel personally responsible for the feelings of others. While these traits give them their unique social abilities, they risk becoming overburdened by other people's problems.

 

ENFJs are hard on themselves and may become pessimistic when alone. Thus, some choose to fill their lives with people and activities to avoid solitude. Because they often put other's needs ahead of their own, they may feel lonely even when surrounded by people. It behooves them to spend some time alone and to be more aware of their own needs.

 

Their incredible ability with people makes them excellent counselors, teachers, and social leaders. They can be found in any position that requires one to facilitate and encourage a team, whether it is the manager of a company or the chair of a volunteer group. With their gift of seeing people's growth potential and their genuine drive to help others, ENFJs are the benevolent pedagogues of humanity.

 

 

Their Cognitive Functions


1. (E)xtraverted (F)eeling: the ability to form conclusions about people and to socially organize others. As their primary function, ENFJs are warm, friendly social leaders.

 

2. Introverted I(N)tuition: the ability to perceive the unconscious world and see the underlying patterns behind events. As their second function, ENFJs have insight into people and situations.

 

3. Extraverted Sensing: the ability to pick up on immediate details of the surroundings and grasp how it fits into the rest of the environment. As their tertiary function, ENFJs are moderately quick on their feet.

 

4. Introverted Thinking: the ability to construct a network of logical connections suggested by external events. As their inferior function, ENFJs are sometimes prone to making decisions solely based on feelings rather than logic.

 

 

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.

ENFJ Relationships


Teacher

 

 

Before a Relationship

 

ENFJs are highly visible due to their charisma and popularity. Others may be attracted to their gentle, caring, yet decisive qualities. They are readily appreciated by feeling types, while thinking types may have difficulty seeing eye to eye with them. They are tolerant of different types of people, and will respond to all those who approach them with genuine warmth.

 

 

During a Relationship

 

ENFJs make loving, committed partners. They encourage their partners to develop and explore their potential. They take the responsibility to make sure that their relationships are working well. Dedicated to their partners, they wish to bring out their best. They are often perfectly content serving their partners' needs. However, if they are too unaware of their own needs, they may find themselves in unbalanced relationship.

 

ENFJs genuinely care about other people and place the utmost importance on their relationships. While this is a terrific trait, a potential problem area is the ENFJs’ vulnerability to idealizing the potential of a relationship. In other words, they may endlessly seek to create a kind of "perfect" relationship between themselves and their partner that is actually impossible to attain. The partner may perpetually be in self-doubt, as if he or she can never live up to the ENFJ's expectations.

 

They can have dramatic emotional reactions to people and situations. When they love, they love with enthusiasm. When they are upset, they display their emotions vividly. In the latter situation, they tend to display their unhappy feelings without directly stating the logical causes. For instance, they may make remarks that induce guilt to express their mood, instead of directly telling their partners what is bothering them.

 

When relationships are not working out, ENFJs will put great effort into fixing it. They are willing to make personal compromises in an attempt to better understand their partners. At the same time, they encourage their partners to make personal changes as well. However, if certain that the relationship has failed, ENFJs will move on without looking back, even though they blame themselves.

 

ENFJs are always gauging how their partners are feeling. While this behavior may feel smothering to Thinking types, it generally fosters a relationship with good communication. ENFJs enjoy words of love and affirmation from their partners, although they would never ask for it.

 

Overall, relationships with ENFJs are intense, fun, and full of emotion. They are dedicated to the relationship and are willing to make it work.

 

 

Sex


ENFJs view sex as an exciting opportunity to symbolically show love and affection. Because they enjoy making others happy, they are likely to be adept lovers. They also enjoy sex from a fantastical standpoint, passionately engaging in creative acts to make the moment as intimate as possible.

 

 

Compatibility

 

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

 

With a strong Extraverted Feeling function, ENFJs are better understood and appreciated by other Feelers. With the Judging characteristic, ENFJs are naturally the ones who "steer the ship". Thus, they are better paired with Perceivers, who tend to "go with the flow". Specifically, they are most suitable with those who have strong Introverted Feeling functions, such as the INFP and the ISFP. How this is derived can be found here.

 

 

ENFJ - INFP

 

INFPs bring novel ideas and a deeper sense of meaning into the ENFJ's life. Using their empathy, they provide the ENFJ with a sense of peace and inner harmony. INFPs also lay out a moral compass that the ENFJ can refer to when in positions of social leadership. The ENFJ's ability to bring about change in people helps INFPs reach their creative potential. ENFJs provide INFPs with an emotionally nurturing environment to be intellectual and unique. In summary, ENFJs help INFPs develop their ideals, and INFPs give ENFJs ideals to implement.

 

 

ENFJ - ISFP

 

ISFPs help ENFJs develop a greater appreciation for the finer things in life. Using their empathy, ISFPs provide the ENFJ with a sense of peace and inner harmony. ISFPs can also be a source of fun, creative activities that the ENFJ can bring up in positions of social leadership. The ENFJ's ability to bring about change in people helps motivate ISFPs to be more artistically expressive. ENFJs provide ISFPs with an emotionally nurturing environment to pursue their creative and personal ambitions.

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers Briggs psychology 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.

ENFJ Career & Other Info

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How ENFJs relate to other Types


ENFJ: 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.

INFJ: 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.

ENFP: 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.

INFP: 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.

ESTP: 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.

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

ESFP: 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.

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

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

INTJ: 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.

ENTP: 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.

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

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

ISTJ: 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.

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

ISFJ: 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.



ENFJs As Parents

 

ENFJs make devoted, loving parents. They set a high moral standard for themselves so that they can be their children’s role models. Passing down their values and ideals is their main objective. They have high expectations for their children, wishing them to live up to their ideals. ENFJs want to help their children develop to their fullest potential, and see it as their own failure if they do not.

In a benevolent way, they can be rather strict on their children, as ENFJs are resolute in their beliefs and ideas. Because of the ENFJ's awareness of relationships, their children's behaviors and friends may be monitored closely. This protective tendency is largely positive unless it reaches a point where it impedes the child's personal growth and individuality.

 

 

ENFJ Occupations

 

ENFJs need a friendly work environment surrounded by people they trust and like. They enjoy working in groups, meeting new people, and developing warm, long-term relationships. Their ideal career allows them to come up with creative solutions to humanitarian problems. They thrive in leadership roles, where their organization, responsibility, and diplomacy are utilized. They aim to organize others to bring about positive change. They know how to motivate the team and bring out the full potential of each member. They thrive on recognition and appreciation.

 

 

Potential Career Paths (ENFJ Jobs)

 

Advertising Account Executive

Child Care Manager

Chiropractor

Clinical Psychologist

College Professor

Copywriter

Corporate Trainer

Counselor

Craft Artist

Editor

Elementary Teacher

Event Coordinator

Fashion Designer

Graphic Designer

Health Care Administrator

HR Manager or Recruiter

Interior Designer

Interpreter

Journalist

Librarian

Library Assistant

Marketing Manager

Minister

Nutritionist

Occupational Therapist

Optometrist

Organizational Psychologist

Photographer

Physical Therapist

Political Scientist

Politician

Public Health Educator

Public Relations Manager

Public Relations Specialist

Sales Manager

School Administrator

Social Scientist

Social Service Director

Social Worker

Special Education Teacher

Speech Pathologist

Urban Planner

Veterinary Assistant

Vocational Teacher

Writer

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers0Briggs determines their day-to-day interactions. Although using Myers Briggs in 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.