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


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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