The Teacher

What is ENFJ?

ENFJ stands for Extraversion, iNtuition, Feeling, and Judgment and is one of 16 personality types studied from the MBTI personality identification indicator (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). The MBTI personality assessment developed by Isabel Briggs Myers, Katharine Cook Briggs and David Keirsey from the work of renowned psychiatrist Carl G. Jung the types of psychology based on theories of cognitive functions. Keirsey named ENFJ the Teacher because those people that belong to this group tend to help others, and ENFJ is one of the four oriented-idealist personality types.

What are the personality traits of the ENFJ group?

The MBTI assessment accurately estimates about 75% according to its guiding indicator, using multiple-choice questions on the basis of four "binary" (opposing psychological pairs), ENFJ is one of 16 personality types and is abbreviated by the first four letters (iNtuition is an exception because I is used for Introversion) as follows:

  • Extraversion: extroverted tendencies, have the feeling of being motivated and energetic for those around them;

  • iNtuition: listen more to their intuition than specific feelings, so they focus their attention on the big picture rather than the little details, as well as things that might happen in the future rather than paying attention to reality;

  • Feeling: make decisions based on feelings, emotional state, personal values rather than based on objective factors or logical rules;

  • Judgment: they judge in a very principled and predictable way, early plan and follow it rather than making spontaneous and flexible decisions.

What are the core values, actions, and thoughts of ENFJ's personality trends?

ENFJs are ideal organizations. They orient and implement their best visions for the collective and humanity. They excel in the ability to pick out the values and competencies of others, shared values from the collective and apply it to a social group in order to create harmony.

Besides, ENFJs are energetic and oriented people with lots of capabilities deep within. They are able to self-adjust to the needs of many others in the collective, with anticipation and awareness, deep feelings and empathy for other people's problems. And by intuition and optimistic trends, they always think about the future to improve themself. 

ENFJs always want to connect closely with people, support and collaborate with them at work. In addition, they are also very ambitious, however, their ambition is not personal but always towards the community to help everyone get better together. For that reason, ENFJs are sometimes known as The Givers.

In summary, ENFJs are charming, enthusiastic, creative, gracious and diverse people with a deep sense of understanding of people's thoughts and behaviors. ENFJs are often very popular because they have a special ability to see the potential for the development of others, along with their best efforts in helping others. Just as when caring for others, ENFJs need to appreciate their individual needs in the same way they treat others.

The career of the ENFJ personality group

According to the characteristics of an ENFJ, when they are looking for a job, they are always interested in what they like to do most, which is helping others. ENFJs are suitable for the following career fields:

  • Community and social services (Health Education, Marriage and Family Counselor);

  • Social media (Editor, Public Relations, Author);

  • Education (Teachers, Administrators);

  • Business, management, and sales (Marketing, Human Resource Management, Business Management);

  • Entertainment, art, and design;

  • Individual Care Services (Personal trainer, nanny);

  • Science (Psychologist, sociologist);

  • Laws (Lawyers);

  • Health care (dietitians, physiotherapists);

  • Office and administration.

The relationship between ENFJs and others

Because of their extrovert nature, they are always enthusiastic in communicating, trying to create connections and empathy with people around them. ENFJs are always ready to make the following statements and support:

  • For INFJ, ESFJ, ENFP: they have similar characteristics and many things in common so it is easy for ENFJs to share values, interests, and approaches;

  • For INTJ, INFP, ENTP, ENTJ: they have some differences but these differences are attractive to ENFJ. Basically, they still have something in common to create a balance in their relationship with ENFJs;

  • For ISFJ, INTP, ESTJ, ESFP: At first, ENFJs may have some difficulty accessing and connecting with this personality group. However, if interacting for a while, they will discover commonalities as well as other points of view that can complement each other;

  • For ISTP, ISTJ, ISFP, ESTP: this personality group is opposite and conflicting with ENFJs, but if it is possible to develop a relationship, this is an opportunity for ENFJs to learn and grow themselves, the challenges always come with great opportunity.

ENFJs are quite ideal when looking for close friends, they want to find the best friends they can imagine. Such an approach is certainly praiseworthy, but ENFJ people need to make sure that their enthusiasm does not "suffocate" others. ENFJs are friends who are always supportive, fun and passionate.

In summary, ENFJs are always enthusiastic and strive to find and maintain relationships. To some extent, ENFJs define themselves by being close and honest in their personal relationships, so they invest as much in relationships as if it is their job. ENFJs are able to behave well, with enthusiasm as well as caring for people. They accept and considerate. They excel at bringing good things to others and helping others warmly. The ENFJs want the partner's confirmation although it is difficult to ask about it. When a situation occurs, they become alert and sharp. After giving their views, they returned to their warm nature. They may be inclined to "show affection excessively" with their beloved ones, but in general, ENFJs are appreciated for their sincerity and natural concern.

Classify trends in the ENFJ personality group

  • Artisan personality groups (SP): ISFP (Composer), ISTP (Crafter), ESFP (Performer), ESTP (Promoter);

  • Guardian personality group (SJ): ISTJ (Inspector), ISFJ (Protector), ESFJ (Provider), ESTJ (Supervisor);

  • Idealist personality group (NF): ENFP (Champion), INFJ (Counselor), INFP (Healer), ENFJ (Teacher);

  • Rational personality group (NT): INTP (Architect), ENTJ (Fieldmarshal), ENTP (Inventor), INTJ (Mastermind).

The popularity of the ENFJ personality group

This personality group is not so popular and only accounts for about 3% of the world's population. By gender, only 2% of ENFJ are male and 3% are women. They belong to a type of personality that has a great influence. ENFJs are often very charismatic and eloquent, and they easily convey their ideas and opinions to people. ENFJs care about people sincerely, the people around ENFJs often find them very inspiring and engaging.

The famous ENFJs

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. American human rights activist

  • Abraham Lincoln - 16th President of the United States -

  • Nelson Mandela - President of South Africa, human rights activist

  • John Paul II - Pope

  • Sheryl Sandberg - Executive at Facebook, author of "Lean In"

  • Cicero - Roman politician

  • Tony Blair - British Prime Minister

  • Oprah Winfrey - Famous American artist

  • Barack Obama - 45th President of the United States

  • Demi Lovato - Famous American singer