People of the
"Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging" personality
are sometimes called "The Giver". ENFJs are people-focused, and have excellent people skills. They can bring out the best in others, and they understand and care about people. They like giving love, support, and a good time to other people. They are focused on understanding, supporting, and encouraging others. They get satisfaction from making things happen for people.
ENFJs are so externally focused that they need to spend time alone, though they might avoid being alone, and fill their lives with activities involving other people. ENFJs may not be aware of their own needs, and define their life's direction and priorities according to other people's needs, for they tend to place other people's needs above their own. They need to be aware of their own needs so that they don't sacrifice themselves in order to help others.
ENFJ's are reserved in expressing themselves compared to other extraverted types. ENFJs will express their definite values and opinions as long as they're not too personal, and when they express them, they're able to express clearly and succinctly. When there is a conflict between a strongly-held value and serving another person's need, they will value the other person's needs.
The ENFJ may feel quite lonely even when surrounded by people. People love ENFJs, because they are fun to be with, and truly understand and love people. ENFJs like for things to be well-organized, and will work hard at maintaining structure. They naturally give their personal best to any task, and learn to identify and take care of own needs. They have a tendency to be fussy, especially with their home environments.
ENFJs do not like dealing with impersonal reasoning, and they enjoy their plans more than their achievements. They are naturals for the social committee, counseling. They live in the world of possibilities, and will get excited about possibilities for the future, but may become easily bored and restless with the present.
ENFJs are happy people when they can use their special gift with people to help others. ENFJs have a strong need for close, intimate relationships, and will put forth a lot of effort in creating and maintaining these relationships. An ENFJ who has not developed their Feeling side may have difficulty making good decisions, and may rely heavily on other people in decision-making processes. An ENFJ who has not found their place in the world is likely to be extremely sensitive to criticism, and to have the tendency to worry excessively and feel guilty.
In general, ENFJs are charming, warm, gracious, creative and diverse individuals with richly developed insights into what makes other people tick. This special ability to see growth potential in others combined with a genuine drive to help people makes the ENFJ a truly valued individual. As giving and caring as the ENFJ is, they need to remember to value their own needs as well as the needs of others.
Produced for Thinkquest Internet Challenge 2000.
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