This Myers-Briggs character is defined as being extraverted, intuitive, feeling, and perceiving.
The ENFP personality is one of the more common ones, accounting for about eight percent of the population.
Ah, the joys of that first getting-to-know-you period!
I received an email recently that reminded me of my dating days.
However, the ENFP eventually learns to balance their integrity with their need to be liked.
When they have achieved this, they develop the exceptional ability to bring out the best in others.
Here are the tips I gave the person who emailed me, based on personality knowledge and my own experience.
I’ve tried to make these as gender-neutral as possible, but sometimes my own experience reflects my own female ENFP and male ISTJ situation: 1) ISTJs tend to take care of business first, and play later (if they can fit it in). The biggest complement you can pay them is to tell them they are reliable, dependable, capable, and solid.
While they are popular, they tend to not care about popularity when selecting their mates.The extravert trait ensures that this character is open-minded and enthusiastic yet the intuitive portion of the personality allows the individual to be thoughtful and insightful.This combination can yield an idealistic individual with a lust for life and an appreciation for the feelings and motives of those around them.ENFP individuals are considered to be one of the most varied and adaptable types of characters and are typically referred to as “inspirers.” As an ENFP grows up, his or her traits may exhibit a power play between the dominant and recessive features.Finding a balance between the intuitive extravert and the sensitive introvert will be an important part of an ENFP being able to decide what they want out of life.“Inspirers” tend to have many interests and often excel in all areas that they really enjoy.They are multi-talented and, to outsiders, seem to be good at everything.At younger ages, an ENFP may excessively praise people to the point of insincerity.The underlying drive is their desire to gain acceptance.So far, through definite ups and downs (and many “relationship building” discussions), we’ve been married almost 9 years.I didn’t know much at all about personality type when we met, and those insights sure would have been helpful!