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Personality Types

ENFJ Personality Type — The Mentor


ENFJ Mentors are driven by their desire to help others reach their fullest potential. They are affectionate, charismatic and deeply caring. ENFJs feel called to enrich the world with their altruistic contributions. They are often called upon to help others in times of need.

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The ENFJ personality type is of the NF Visionary temperament.

ENFJ Preferences


Preferences: Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judging (J)

ENFJs direct their energy outward. They are gregarious, talkative and assertive. They love people and social gatherings. They are energized by interaction, are expressive and enthusiastic. ENFJs are Intuitive. They are imaginative and deep. Their thought process is abstract and focused on possibilities. They are idealistic and complex people.

ENFJs are Feelers that make decisions with their heart. They are passionate and profoundly empathetic, caring and warm. ENFJs are decisive, organized and structured. They like to complete tasks and they seek closure. ENFJs often plan ahead.

Describing an ENFJ


ENFJs can often be described using these words.
  • Idealistic
  • Sociable
  • Warm
  • Gregarious
  • Introspective
  • Expressive
  • Altruistic
  • Complex
  • People-oriented
  • Caring
  • Charismatic
  • Assertive
  • Positive
  • Supportive
  • Encouraging
  • Organized
  • Abstract
  • Enthusiastic
  • Loyal
  • Leader
  • Empathetic
  • Selfless
  • Affectionate
  • Passionate
  • Nurturing

ENFJs and Relationships


Relationships are the centerpiece in the Mentor's life. Everything they do revolves around establishing a meaningful connection. Their greatest desire is to praise, nurture and understand. They are very protective of the people they love. They enjoy spending time with people and possess the ability to bring out the very best in others. ENFJs inspire others to learn, develop and grow. They seek reconciliation and healing in conflict situations.

ENFJs and Work / Career


ENFJs thrive when they are in a position to help others. They do well in environments that provide meaningful interaction and very little conflict. They get bored when the job involves too many details or paperwork. They are natural teachers and counselors. They work with enthusiasm and order.

ENFJ Career Matches


The following careers are possible matches for individuals with the ENFJ personality.
  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Social Worker
  • Career Counselor
  • Counselor
  • Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Church Worker
  • Trainer
  • Human Resources
  • Librarian
  • Writer
  • Nurse
  • Diplomat
  • Consultant
  • Artist
  • Editor
  • Administrator
  • Actor/Actress
  • Events Coordinator
  • Facilitator
  • Homemaker
  • Musician
  • Designer
  • Engineer
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Politician
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Agent
  • Senior Manager
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ENFJs and Learning / School


ENFJs learn through interaction and imitation. They see connections in every aspect of life. For ENFJs, learning is a global and integrative process. Personal growth has to do with finding their calling in life. They possess a great sense of mission and purpose.

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ENFJ Strengths and Weaknesses


There are strength and weaknesses that ENFJs are more likely to possess than others.

Typical ENFJ Strengths

  • Can read others motives and feelings
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Driven to meet others needs
  • Affectionate, loyal and affirming
  • Honors commitments

Possible ENFJ Weaknesses

  • Can harbor hurt feelings
  • Tendency to manipulate
  • Tendency to smother
  • Blames self when things go wrong
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Famous ENFJs


The following famous people and fictional characters can be classified as ENFJs with reasonable accuracy.

Famous ENFJ People

  • William Cullen Bryant
    Poet
  • King David
    King of Israel
  • Abraham Maslow
    Psychologist
  • Elizabeth Dole
    Senator
  • Francois Mitterand
    French President
  • Bob Saget
    Actor, Comedian
  • Dick Van Dyke
    Actor
  • Andy Griffith
    Actor
  • Randy Quaid
    Actor
  • Peyton Manning
    NFL Quarterback
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
    President, Soviet Union
  • Diane Sawyer
    Television Journalist
  • Tommy Lee Jones
    Actor
  • Ralph Nader
    Attorney, Political Activist
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Minister, Civil Rights Activist
  • Kirstie Alley
    Actress
  • Ben Stiller
    Actor, Comedian
  • Matthew McConaughey
    Actor
  • Pete Sampras
    Tennis Champion
  • Ben Affleck
    Actor
  • Margaret Mead
    Cultural Anthropologist

Fictional ENFJ Characters

  • Bilbo Baggins
    Lord of the Rings
  • Faye Valentine
    Cowboy Bebop
  • Danny Tanner
    Full House
  • Jules Winnfield
    Pulp Fiction
  • Captain Archer
    Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Catherine
    Wuthering Heights
  • Charlotte
    Charlotte's Web
  • Steve Keaton
    Family Ties
  • Jesse
    Before Sunrise
  • Neil
    Dead Poets Society

Conclusion


ENFJ Mentors value honesty, openness and understanding in their relationships. Their greatest contribution is their ability to throw all their energies into developing others and making a lasting difference in people's lives.

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