Thursday, February 08, 2007
I am an ENFJ
. Amazingly, this profile of mine has not really changed in the last ten years or so, and no matter how many times I have done this quiz, this profile keeps coming up to be true. I have picked out the truer bits:
Type of profession: Teachers, consultants, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, clergy, sales representative, human resources, managers, events coordinators, politicians, diplomats, actors, designers, homemakers, musicians, writers. They have a gift of encouraging others to actualize themselves, and provide excellent leadership.
ENFJs are lively and enthusiastic facilitators who apply warmth and vision to helping people and meeting their needs. They are aware of people's aspirations and develop plans of action to make those aspirations into reality.
They like organization and closure.
They are upset by conflict or disharmony.
As young adults, ENFJs set goals early on, both in the personal and professional realms. Often the goals they set have to do with making society a better place for people. Many ENFJs take their religious and community values seriously and want others to do the same.
ENFJs also like some independent learning and projects.
And they like their work to be settled and orderly, but not so much so that it is dull, quiet, unchanging, or unchallenging.
ENFJs prefer occupations that reflect their ideals and that promote harmonious relationships with others. They tend to be attracted to occupations with a service orientation. They generally follow policies and procedures as long as those procedures are compatible with people's needs. They prefer things to be organized and decided rather than haphazard.
They particularly enjoy reading novels and seeing movies in order to see how the characters play out the life issues and questions presented in the story; it gives them an opportunity to see how others live and get along. They enjoy discussing their reading and may join book groups in order to do that. They like going to movies and plays with others and like to comment on the plot characterization.
When commitments are broken, ENFJs become upset because they see the breakup as a personal reflection on them and because they have idealized the relationship.
They are willing to discuss the ending of a relationship with only a few others because they feel a sense of blame and shame for the relationship not working out.
The ENFJ is so even-tempered that he or she can be victimized by a mate who might have become more and more demanding.
ENFJ's are outstanding leaders of groups, both task groups and growth groups. They have the charming characteristic of seeming to take for granted that they will be followed, never doubting that people will want to do what they suggest. And, more often than not, people do, because this type has unusual charisma. ENFJ's place a high value on cooperation from others and are most willing to cooperate themselves.
ENFJ's take communication for granted and believe that they are understood and that their communications are accepted.
When ENFJ's find that their position or beliefs were not comprehended or accepted, they are surprised, puzzled, and sometimes hurt. Fortunately, this does not happen with high frequency, as ENFJ's have a remarkable fluency with language, especially in speech; they are particularly adept when communicating face-to-face as opposed to communicating in writing. They are influential, therefore, in groups, having no hesitation about speaking out, no matter how large or small the group may be.
ENFJ's have an unusual ability to relate to others with empathy, taking into themselves the characteristics, emotions, and beliefs of others.
This longing for the perfect carries over into the careers of ENFJ's, who experience some degree of restlessness whatever their jobs.
Their ability to be comfortable either leading or following makes them easy to have around, whatever the situation.
Areas that would not permit utilization of the interactional talents of ENFJ's for example, accounting, should be avoided; otherwise, almost any people-to-people occupation where personal, sustained contact is involved capitalizes on the personality of an ENFJ.
ENFJ'S like to have things settled and organized.
Many do not like activities in which there is a great deal of competition or in which someone or something could be hurt.
Some things are not entirely accurate, if you actually read the report, here the contraries:
I do dissociate from others' burdens pretty well, and have a clear sense of my identity without others.
I am able to say 'no' to things.
I am not that responsible, nor friendly.
I enjoy my personal leisure time a lot, almost as much if not more than time spent with others.
I am not romantic.
I am not even-tempered.
C is an INTJ