ENFJ personality type

Updated October 22, 2018

ENFJ: Extravert-iNtuitive-Feeler-Judger

  • Jung type ENFJ
  • Extraverts are outgoing, energetic and action-oriented. They are enthusiastic and expressive
  • iNtuitives pay more attention to information that is imaginative and original. iNtuitives focus on the future.
  • Feelers let their feelings and emotions play a leading role because of their concern for other people.
  • Judgers prefer a lifestyle that is decisive, planned and orderly. They like a life that is organized and controlled.

An ENFJ at a glance

Realizing dreams, their own and those of others, is what life is all about for an ENFJ. They are outgoing, enthusiastic, articulate, empathetic, decisive and above all, passionate about life! ENFJs are productive and organized people that are very energetic. They are usually very good at anything that captures ones imagination and interest.

Because their self-confidence and enthusiasm is contagious, people enjoy being around an ENFJ. They love their straight-forward approach, directness and drive to get things done. ENFJs have the ability to juggle several thoughts and projects at the same time. They get a kick from their current achievements and are excited about the possibilities of the future.

Their probable contributions to an organization

Each personality type has a different set of skills, talents and attributes that they bring to an organization, group or relationship. Here is a list of those most commonly associated with personality types like ENFJ.

  • Brings energy, warmth, enthusiasm, fun and cooperation to tasks.
  • Seeks to be fair and ethical.
  • Shines under appreciation - the greater the appreciation, the greater the dedication to an organization.

On a team

Some people work well on teams, others work best on their own. Understanding the personality types of team members provides information about how individuals are likely to carry out their work and interact with each other. Given the personality preferences of an ENFJ, the following are the strengths (and possible weaknesses!) they will most likely bring to a team:

  • Is a natural leader and facilitator.
  • Brings structure and organization to the group along with humor and sensitivity.
  • Develops plans with the project's value or ideal in mind, then supplies the energy required to complete it.

ENFJ leadership style

Each personality type has its own leadership style, strengths and blind spots. The following highlights an ENFJ approach to leadership, provides clues as to how an ENFJ will act in a leader role, and pinpoints some of the leadership qualities.

  • Is a facilitator, not an autocrat.
  • Inspires and persuades others through his/her personal convictions and passion.
  • Demands consistency between organizational goals, actions and values.

Jung personality types

There are sixteen Jung personality types. Take a free Jung personality test or learn more about the Jung typology.