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(E) Extraverted - (N) Intuitive - (F) Feeling - (J) Judging
The ENFJ is the action-oriented, people-centred character. They will look for and make connections between people, be excellent glue for the team and make sure that everything is planned, scheduled and organised. An ENFJ is astutely empathetic picking up on the nuances and making sure people are happy. Their decisions are based on values, impact on people and establishing harmony. The action-oriented side of the ENFJ character means that they will readily assume responsibility, and drive issues through to closure. Primarily these will be people issues or issues which directly affect people. In this sense they make good 'committee people,' bringing others in and involving them but ensuring there is a clear output which benefits all.
An ENFJ will use their considerable energies and enthusiasm to make things happen and these characteristics are infectious and can be excellent at creating a feeling of 'team.' As the ENFJ will be creative, expressive, animated and with the desire to get things done they will be excellent at creating and maintaining group morale.
Their desire to take control and bring order and harmony can also mean that the ENFJ may, at times, 'rail-road' others who are looking for a more gentle approach as they are so keen to get to closure. As the ENFJ wants to 'do good,' they may become a 'controlling parent' and assume they know what's best.
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ENFJs know and appreciate people, they tune in and ‘get’ other people. Like most NFs, (and ‘Feelers’ in general), they may at times abrogate their own needs in favour of the needs of others so keen are they to take care of those around them. They have thinner psychological boundaries than most, and are at risk of being hurt or by those who are less sensitive. ENFJs often take on more of the burdens of others than they can bear, and during such times may become more sensitive, introspective and self-indulgent.
The ENFJ will excel best in roles where they can satiate their need for action and drive with their passion for people. Passive, data-crunching roles will not suit their desire to get on and so. They are naturally service-driven and really do care and the ENFJ will want to apply this energy to tangible outputs, preferably that will help people.
They will seek to impose order, structure and impetus on the team’s activities whilst at the same time acting as the glue to make sure that the needs of all of the people are taken care of. The ENFJ may not be the most creative or the one who has the best ideas but will be the one who drives for closure and bring the people along too. Often the ENFJ will be the one at the flipchart making sure the ideas are captured and that everyone has the chance to contribute.