ENFJ Personality Types In-Depth
Each letter in the personality type code - E, N, F, and J - describes a preference for a way of thinking or behaving. There are eight styles and you use all of them, 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)
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.
Stereotypes and Individuality
The original author of personality type theory - Carl Gustav Jung - said that everyone is individual and unique. The personality types are not strict classifications, but stereotypes that are akin to landmarks on a map. Just as a few landmarks can help you find many unique locations, so too the personality stereotypes can help you understand your unique personality.
Next: ENFJ's Mental Functions
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