The Champion

What is ENFP?

ENFP stands for Extraversion, iNtuition, Feeling, and Perception 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 ENFP The Champion (the successful guider) because they tend to help others achieve their dreams of success, and ENFP is is one of the four oriented-idealist personality types.

What are the personality traits of the ENFP 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), ENFP 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;

  • Perception: they do not rush to evaluate or soon make an important judgment, instead, they always see the problem in a flexible way and can change depending on the specific situation.

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

ENFPs are creative, energetic, passionate about people and their abilities. They always bring ideas, vitality and stimulates others to develop with enthusiasm in their breaths. ENFPs like the beginnings of a project or a new relationship, they are able to communicate intelligently and have a sense of quick judgment to know the needs of others so they can offer timely help and advice. They dislike focusing too much on details and repeating old processes. ENFPs favor novelty, tend to be optimistic, energetic and have strong emotions. They aspire to win and share their experiences with others.

The outstanding characteristic of ENFPs is enthusiasm, especially when it comes to the things that spark their imagination - in this case, ENFPs can be very energetic, persuasive, and easily persuade others to join them. Ironically, this feature can also turn away from ENFPs, when they suddenly find themselves being in the spotlight, considered to be the inspirational leader and the masters of others, ENFPs strive to be independent, so unsurprisingly, they do not always want to be the focus of attention.

The ENFPs are also very emotional and sensitive, they see emotions as something that everyone should take the time to understand and express. However, this trait can also cause a lot of stress for them, as ENFPs can often focus too much on someone else's motivation and the meaning of that action. Observations and intuition are their two dominant personalities, but they can make serious mistakes when trying to infer from the feelings of others as a basis for their decisions.

ENFPs are not people who tend to obey, they go their separate ways and believe in their intuition. They have many talents, but they only show when they are comfortable with their surroundings. People with this personality can become impatient and frustrated if they are put in a boring position, unable to express themselves freely - but when ENFPs find their spot or the job they want, their imagination, empathy, and courage can produce incredible results.

The career of the ENFP personality group

True to the personality of ENFPs, when they are looking for a job, they always pay attention to what they like to do most, which is to use their creativity to benefit everyone. ENFPs are compatible with the following career fields:

  • Art, design, and entertainment (actors, musicians, singers);

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

  • Education (Teachers, Administrators);

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

  • Science (Psychologist, sociologist);

  • Individual Care Services (Personal trainer, nanny);

  • Science (Psychologist, sociologist);

  • Health care (dietitians, physiotherapists);

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

  • Politicians, Diplomats.

  • Scientist, Engineer.

  • Programmer, system analyst, or computer expert.

The relationship between ENFPs and others

They are inherently outgoing so they are always enthusiastic in communicating, trying to create connection and understanding with people around them. ENFPs like to get to know different people, inspire them and encourage them to develop:

  • For INFP, ENTP, ENFJ: they have similar characteristics and many things in common so it is easy for ENFPs to share values, interests, and approaches;

  • For INTP, INFJ, ESFP, ENTJ: they have some differences but these differences are attractive to ENFP. Basically, they still have something in common to create a balance in their relationship with ENFPs;

  • For ISFP, INTJ, ESTP, ESFJ: at first, ENFPs 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, ISFJ, ESTJ: this personality group is opposite and conflicting with ENFPs, but if it is possible to develop a relationship, this is an opportunity for ENFPs to learn and grow themselves, the challenges always come with great opportunity.

ENFP friends tend to be very caring and supportive, but they also need to ensure that their needs are met. People with this type of personality are often deeply involved in the lives of their friends, even forgetting to take care of themselves. Moreover, ENFPs also tend to cultivate unrealistic expectations when it comes to friendship. This can potentially lead to stress and frustration when realizing that their friends are not as perfect or as dedicated as they want them to be.

In general, ENFPs are likely to be quite idealistic and sensitive. Everything has its downsides, and ENFP's sensitivity is not an exception - it allows them to connect with friends and acquaintances very easily, but also makes them very vulnerable. This is why ENFPs tend to avoid people with strong personalities, such as T and J - those types of personality may have strong opinions on a wide range of topics, and ENFPs may feel like quite annoying arguing with them.

ENFPs are fascinated by the mysteries and will do their best to understand others if they feel that something is hidden inside. This is one of the reasons why ENFPs tend to form extremely strong friendships with other types of NF and NT.

In short, ENFPs are very serious in relationships but approach it with spontaneity and effort. They require sincerity and depth from relationships and will try their best to make things as they want. ENFPs are enthusiastic, trustworthy, caring and always tries to nurture their relationships. They are able to communicate competently and have the ability to inspire and help others to express all the energy they can. Energetically and lively, ENFPs are often immersed in passion and appreciated for their warmth of sincerity and beautiful ideals.

Classify trends in the ENFP 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 ENFP personality group

This is a personality group with average popularity and accounts for about 5-8% of the world's population. By gender, only 2% of ENFP are male and 10% are women. People of the ENFP personality group are often very curious, idealistic and quite mysterious. They look for meaning and are very interested in the motivations of others, they see life as vast, complex puzzles in places where everything is connected. ENFPs tend to have a high level of personal awareness and ability to understand other people's emotions - this, combined with their passion and social skills, usually makes them very popular and highly influential.

The famous ENFPs

  • Hunter S. Thompson - Journalist, author of 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'.

  • Mark Twain - Famous journalist and writer.

  • Bill Cosby - Famous actor, writer, musician

  • Oscar Wilde - Playwright

  • Aldous Huxley - Author of 'Brave New World'

  • Julian Assange - Founder of WikiLeaks

  • Samuel Clemens - Famous American writer

  • Walt Disney - Founder of The Walt Disney Company