The ENFP personality type
The Perceiver element of the ENFP personality type means that Intuition is extraverted with this personality type and Feeling is Introverted. Their preference for their processing is how they take in information (Perceiving) which in this case is through Intuition rather than Sensing.
Their preferred attitude and their preference for directing and receiving energy is Extraverted rather than Introverted, so they Extravert how they take in information (their Intuition). Extraverted Intuition is therefore their dominant preference and this will display itself in their personality:
Creative, imaginative, energetic, spontaneous, enthusiastic and curious
As Extraverted Intuition is their dominant function so Feeling (rather than Thinking) is their next preference. They Introvert their how they decide and come to conclusions (Feeling) which leads to them being:
Supportive, cooperative, friendly, warm and caring
Their personality dynamic is therefore Extraverted Intuition with Introverted Feeling. Their third preference is Thinking and their inferior function is Introverted Sensing.
ENFPs may feel stress in certain situations and should take care to watch out for when:
- Focus is required on facts and data in order to make decisions
- Relationships become rocky
- They feel isolated in times of tragedy or illness
- When they feel that all options are closed
When you are with an ENFP they will respond best to you if you:
- use an inventive approach
- talk about future opportunities
- are humorous, authentic, and inventive
- offer suggestions that are imaginative and facilitate their learning
- give them an objective and allow them to work out actions
- allow room for “brainstorming”, and “What if?” questions.