Monday, June 27, 2005

Life as an ENFP

Thanks to Violette over at the Shrinking Violet for the link to this personality test.

Life as an ENFP (Extravert, Intuitive, Feeler, Perceiver)

People of this type tend to be: enthusiastic, talkative, and outgoing; clever, curious, and playful; deeply caring, sensitive, and gentle; highly innovative, creative, optimistic, and unique; adaptable and resourceful but sometimes disorganized.

The most important thing to ENFPs is freedom to see possibilities, make connections, and be with a variety of people.

How to Spot ENFPs:

high energy, friendly, and good natured imaginative, fun loving, and off beat curious; discussions shift quickly from one topic to another warm, concerned, and eager to help solve problems

Tips for Communicating with ENFPs:

Focus on interesting and innovative possibilities and new ways of solving problems
Don't overwhelm them with facts and details
Keep things relaxed, warm and flexible

How to Love an ENFP

Appreciate my creativity, curiosity, and uniqueness.
Tell me how much I mean to you and be patient with my need to process how I feel privately before sharing it with you.
Re-establish harmony quickly.
Support my need to try new experiences and maintain my many friendships.
Try not force decisions too quickly, or bug me about being messy.
Above all - encourage me to keep growing, changing, and experimenting with life.

This is pretty accurate, but obviously not perfect. When choosing between the options for thinker/feeler, I found it very difficult to make a choice. The same with the sensor/intuitive. But for the most part I think it pretty accurately describes me. Have fun out there!



JB said...

Yeah, apparently I’m an INFJ--introverted, intuitive, Feeling, and Judging, which
makes my primary focus on Introverted Intuition with Extraverted Feeling.

I feel that, overall, this description of the major facets of my personality is fairly accurate because I am very empathetic and I can sense all kinds of things about people—I “feel their pain,” as Clinton would say.

But, like you, I also had a hard time choosing between the thinker/feeler part.

It’s interesting that we’re both intuitive feelers, isn’t it?

librarychik said...

Yes, I sense things about people too. Empathy is a good thing, but sometimes it is overwhelming. I don't think I fit perfectly into the "ENFP" niche, I would have to do a full myers briggs and see if I was still classified the same. It would be interesting.