Extrovert – Intuiting – Feeling – Judging
The ENFPs are innovative, creative optimistic and enthusiastic. They think outside the box, make connections and see implications everywhere. They notice things other people don’t.
Possibilities excite them and they love to keep their options open. They have excellent long-range vision and are curious, insightful and open-minded. The Intuiting Feeling combination makes them idealists. They value personal growth and potential and want to make the world a better place.
Personal relationships and ideas are their highest priority. That is, they are ideas people as well as people people. They are charming, empathic communicators. They are supportive and empowering; they love to develop the potential of others. They nurture their relationships and their ideas (of self and others). There is a genuine warmth, enthusiasm and authenticity.
They are proactive and excited about new ideas. The difficulty is often in implementing – there is always another great new idea with exciting potential on the horizon.
The Perceiving preference wants to keep options open, so there can be a tendency to procrastinate. The Intuiting preference makes for impatience with details and procedures.
Most Developed Skill
ENFPs strongest drive is thinking in possibilities – the patterns, connections, relationships (both people and ideas) and implications. Innovation, creativity and imagination are well developed. They adapt quickly, are resourceful and uninhibited about possible solutions. That is, they are not constrained by the traditional or normal view.
Their strengths lie in their ability to motivate others and resolve conflict. They are excellent written communicators and creative problem solvers. They can be charismatic, receptive, adaptable and flexible.
Because ENFPs dominant skill is in Intuiting, they often develop excellent big picture, pattern recognition and visionary abilities. This can make them inspiring, insightful and ingenious.
This pattern can lead to reluctance to do things in traditional ordinary ways, even if it is the most useful way. They can be moody and absent minded.
They can find it hard to criticize and discipline others and be assertive. It can be difficult to stay detached. Setting priorities and sticking with things after the initial creative phase (boredom sets in) is challenging.
Under stress, they can be impulsive, distracted, unrealistic, impulsive, irritable, undependable impulsive.
ENFPs typically express unconventional and complex ideas in enthusiastic ways. They are friendly, harmonious and fluent.
INFPs value enthusiasm, adaptability and ideas. Autonomy, creativity and curiosity are important.
They have a high need for harmony, meaningfulness and humanistic values. They strongly dislike rules, orders, schedules and deadlines, and are impatient with uncreative people.
The Intuiting Feeling combination learns best when provided with the big picture, implications and possibilities. They are comfortable with abstractions and theories, particularly in relation to people.
Least Developed Skills
The least developed skill is Introverted Sensing – awareness of sensory reality. This lack of proficiency can show itself as details blown out of proportion. External events become premonitions, unusual body sensations become hypochondria.