What've you got against Oprah?? Seems a better poster child than Dr. Phil, at any rate.
I've got nothing against Oprah, she's just such the go to ENFJ that I was hoping someone could find another ENFJ to use as an example. 8 of out 10 MBTI websites use her as their primary celebrity ENFJ example and I'm hoping for someone new.
I don't know much about Dr. Phil so I can't say. Is it easier to spot an ENFJ if they're in a stereotypical (counseling, self-help, teaching, etc.) occupation than if they're not?
Relationships have normal ebbs and flows. They do not automatically get better and better when the participants learn more and more about each other. Instead, the participants have to work through the tensions of the relationship (the dialectic) while they learn and group themselves and a parties in a relationships. At times the relationships is very open and sharing. Other time, one or both parties to the relationship need their space, or have other concerns, and the relationship is less open. The theory posits that these cycles occur throughout the life of the relationship as the persons try to balance their needs for privacy and open relationship. Interpersonal Communication Theories and Concepts Social Penetration Theory 1 Social Penetration Theory 2 Social Penetration Theory 3