ENFJ Personality Type, Strengths & Weaknesses

What are the strengths, weaknesses and ideal career paths of the ENFJ personality type? The extroverted intuitive feeling perceiver is one of the 16 Myers Briggs Type Indicator types (MBTI). Further down the page you will also find a list of famous and fictional ENFJ characters.

ENFJ personality type.

ENFJs are extremely compassionate and naturally nurturing in temperament. Their emotions are always at the forefront, which influences their interpretations of the world, and the people in that world.

Their outward-focused extroverted side may lead them to following trends and fashion. However, their intuitive side will tilt them to seeking something different and unique. You will probably find them wearing lighter colours as a way of expressing themselves, and also because they don’t mind any possible attention they get from it.  

ENFJ Personality Type Careers

ENFJ personalities suit jobs or careers that involve a fair amount of social interaction. Their dominant feeling function means they have a strong sense of empathy and compassion, which would make them very suitable for careers that involve the care of people. Example careers: teacher, nurse, child carer, photographer, flight attendant, counsellor, sales person, actor, and an artist or musician.

ENFJ Personality Functions

  • Dominant – Feeling
  • Auxiliary – Intuitive
  • Tertiary – Sensing
  • Inferior – Thinking  

ENFJ Personality Type Strengths

Compassionate

ENFJ personalities are very in-tune with their compassionate side. This comes from their dominant feeling function. They are motivated to make sure people have enough, and are well looked after. They are also high on empathy, often able to relate to the emotions of others.  

Likeable

They are out-going types that are highly focused on other people. Their extroverted temperament, combined with a compassionate tilt, makes them highly charismatic and generally likable.

Trustworthy

Being moral and trustworthy is usually a strong motivator for the ENFJ personality type. They deeply value their relationships with others and the trust gained, and they don’t wish to betray that trust.

Altruistic

The ENFJ personality type is extremely passionate about making the world a better place. They are one of the few truly altruistic types. They are likely to be supportive of many noble causes and charities.   

ENFJ Personality Type Weaknesses

Irrational

ENFJs often struggle with rationality. This is because thinking is their inferior function. They will value emotions and the way people feel, over rationality. They may have overly idealistic views on the world which are not realistically achievable.     

Impractical

Because of their preference for intuition and the abstract, they are not the best at that which is practical. They may have ideas and goals that don’t make practical sense.

Self-neglect

Because of the ENFJ personality’s strong interest in people, and compassionate nature, they will often overlook and neglect themselves. This could cause them to overlook their own goals and ambitions, and perhaps even their own health.

ENFJ Famous & Fictional Characters

  • Meghan Markle
  • Harry Styles
  • Neil Perry (Dead Poets Society)
  • Harvey Dent – Two Face (Batman)
  • Morpheus (The Matrix)
  • Diana Prince (Wonder Woman)
  • Margaery Tyrell (Game of Thrones)
  • Hans Westergaard (Frozen)
  • Jules Winnfield (Pulp Fiction)
  • Gwen Stacey (Spider-Man)
  • Padme Amidala (Star Wars)
  • Quentin Beck – Mysterio (Spider-Man)