ENFJ Personality Types - overview
"ENFJ" is one of 16 personality types created by Isabel Briggs Myers, based on the theory of C.G. Jung. Each letter describes a preference for a way of thinking or behaving. Anyone can use any style, but ENFJs prefer:
- Extraversion (interacting with people) more than Introversion (thinking things through)
- iNtuition (perceiving new possibilities) more than Sensing (perceiving tangible facts)
- Feeling (making decisions using subjective values) more than Thinking (making decisions using objective logic)
- Judgement (an organised lifestyle) more than Perception (a flexible lifestyle)
Is ENFJ your "closest type"?
C.G. Jung pointed out that the 16 types are stereotypes. You can use them as reference points to understand your own unique personality and how you differ from other people. This is like using the closest landmarks on a map to identify your unique location.If your closest personality type is ENFJ then you are someone who seeks to develop and promote personal growth in your friends, family or colleagues. You sometimes have a sense of their potential which may extend beyond how they see themselves. You also seek to develop the potential within relationships or the team. However, you don't push so hard that it creates conflict, because keeping the harmony in your relationships is also important.