ENFJ Type dynamics
There are two groups of letters in the personality type code:
- The two letters in the middle (N and F) refer to your preferred mental functions. In total, there are four functions (Sensing, iNtuition, Thinking, and Feeling) that correspond to regions of the brain. You use all of them, but the letters NF indicate which functions you prefer using.
- The letters on the outside of the code (E and J) indicate which function is dominant in your personality. The letters also describe how you like to use that function.
What does it mean for you?
The dominant function of an ENFJ is the judging one of Feeling. This means you make decisions on the basis of personal values and are appreciative/accepting of people. You enjoy company and seek harmony, assess the impact of decisions on others, and you are sympathetic or compassionate, taking a personal approach.
The judging Feeling function is extraverted. That is, feeling is used primarily to govern the outer world of actions and spoken words. You will therefore seek stable, harmonious relationships, tend to adapt to the environment, and take on board those values that are held as important by friends and family, or society as a whole. You tend to express the appreciation that you feel towards others and consider others' feelings before your own. You are sensitive to praise and criticism, and seek to accommodate others' (reasonable) expectations as far as possible.
The diagram represents how an average ENFJ uses all the functions. You can find out more about the diagram, and your personal, unique type dynamics, by completing our personality test.