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The ENFJ Personality Type

ENFJs are idealist organizers, driven to implement their vision of what is best for humanity. They often act as catalysts for human growth because of their ability lớn see potential in other people & their charisma in persuading others to their ideas. They are focused on values và vision, & are passionate about the possibilities for people.

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ENFJs are typically energetic và driven, và often have a lot on their plates. They are tuned into the needs of others and acutely aware of human suffering; however, they also tend khổng lồ be optimistic và forward-thinking, intuitively seeing opportunity for improvement. The ENFJ is ambitious, but their ambition is not self-serving: rather, they feel personally responsible for making the world a better place.

What does ENFJ stand for?

ENFJ is an acronym used khổng lồ describe one of the sixteen personality types created by Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers. It stands for Extraverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging. ENFJ indicates a person who is energized by time spent with others (Extraverted), who focuses on ideas & concepts rather than facts and details (iNtuitive), who makes decisions based on feelings and values (Feeling) and who prefers lớn be planned và organized rather than spontaneous and flexible (Judging). ENFJs are sometimes referred to as Teacher personalities because of their interest in helping others develop & grow.

ENFJ Values & Motivations

ENFJs are driven by a deep sense of altruism & empathy for other people. They have an intuitive sense of the emotions of others, và often act as an emotional barometer for the people around them. However, their compassion not reserved for the people close to them: they are often humanitarian in nature, & may feel genuine concern for the ills of the entire human race. They tend to personally experience the feelings of others, and feel compelled to act when they see people suffering.

ENFJs want close, supportive connections with others, and believe that cooperation is the best way khổng lồ get things done. They like to be liked và are very sensitive lớn feedback, both positive và negative. They expect the best not just from themselves, but from others as well, and may find themselves disappointed when others are not as genuine in their intentions as the ENFJ. ENFJs work hard khổng lồ maintain strong relationships, và strive to be valuable members of their families, groups, và communities.

How Others See the ENFJ

ENFJs are natural teachers, often found organizing people to take part in some educational activity. They tend to lớn take charge of a situation, and guide a group towards those activities và experiences which will help them learn và grow. They intuitively see the potential in people, & with charisma and warmth, they encourage others khổng lồ pursue greater development of their strengths. They are typically dynamic và productive, and are often visibly energized when leading others to lớn discover new knowledge.

ENFJs are typically good communicators, talented at using words to lớn connect with others. They are perceptive about people & enjoy talking about relationships. They often enjoy helping others solve personal problems and lượt thích to share their insights about people, their emotions, & their motivations. They are empathetic sometimes lớn the point of being overinvolved, and can become exhausted if they are surrounded by too much negative emotion.

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How rare is the ENFJ personality type?

ENFJ is one of the less common types in the population, especially for men. Among men, ENFJ is the second rarest type. ENFJs make up:

3% of the general population3% of women2% of men

Famous ENFJs

Famous ENFJs include Oprah Winfrey, Pope John Paul II, Maya Angelou, Margaret Mead, Ralph Nader, Abraham Maslow, Dr. Phil McGraw, và Martin Luther King, Jr.

ENFJ Quotes

"ENFJs are likely khổng lồ have a gift of expression, but they may use it in speaking khổng lồ audiences rather than in writing."

- Isabel Briggs Myers, Gifts Differing


"Teachers expect the very best of those around them, and their enthusiasm inspires action in others và the desire khổng lồ live up to their expectations."

- David Keirsey, Please Understand Me II


"When an ENFJ is present, no matter what the sản phẩm or mission, the people involved will be important and the human dynamic will be made a central part of the process."

- Otto Kroeger, Type Talk at Work


Facts about ENFJs

Interesting facts about the ENFJ:

On personality trait scales, scored as Active, Pleasant, Sociable, Demanding, Impatient, Appreciative, & CompromisingMost likely of all types to cope with bao tay by exercisingMost likely of all types to lớn believe in a higher spiritual powerRanked by psychologists as among least likely to lớn have trouble in schoolPersonal values include Friendships, Education & Learning, Creativity, và Community ServiceAmong types highest in job satisfaction, but also among most likely khổng lồ report plans to leave their jobsCommonly found in careers in religion, teaching, & the arts

Source: MBTI Manual

ENFJ Hobbies and Interests

Popular hobbies for the ENFJ include organizing social events, reading, the arts, museums, storytelling, listening to music, writing, và gourmet cooking.

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Molly Owens is the CEO of and holds a master"s degree in counseling psychology. She founded in 2012, with the goal of making unique personality tests more affordable và accessible. She has led the development of assessments based on Myers and Briggs" personality types, Holland Codes, the Big Five, DISC, và the Enneagram. She is an ENTP, a tireless brainstormer, & a wildly messy chef. Find Molly on Twitter at

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