Hey Bluewing, your affiinity for MBTI never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for putting in the time and effort to write this up, I finally got around to reading through part 1.
Interesting way of saying it and later you make the conclusion that I was thinking of. And I agree, at least for me, I always thought of myself as having an overactive imagination/sense of humor about the world. I'm definitely an upbeat, 'light-hearted' person.Originally Posted by BlueWing
This whole section about how and perhaps why ENFPs get overwhelmed by the environment rings true. There is no agenda or judgement and we don't identify with the environment or try to find things to focus on -- so we just take everything in one big rush and can get overwhelmed and can feel lost in a sea of stimuli. The world kinda swirls and turns around us and we feel grounded in ourselves...I think?This is where the ENFP shall derive the true sense of self. The External perception are but vapor, no more than fleeting hunches that this type comes across.
I know, right? Thanks for noticing! HahahaahaThe ability to view the big picture with no preconceived notions or judgments as well as affinity with the human element makes the ENFPs excel at mediation.
I totally agree with this.Effortlessly they are able to understand the interpersonal perspective of all involved and with proper use of Introverted Feeling should be able to concoct the most humane solution possible both to the individuals involved and groups they are affiliated.
It's true being able to neutralize your own personal agenda, being objective, intuitively understanding people (their motivations, what they really mean, what they really want), putting bias on hold, and wanting to arrive at the 'most humane solution' (nice way to phrase it!) for everyone while maintaining the need for truth and fairness goes a long way. You really have to be committed to the principle and ultimate goal of mediation to be a good...mediator.
I'll say it, I really do think I'm better at mediation than most other non-pros and if that's related to type, awesome. The world needs more (better) mediators. I have and still do step up to mediate between people and groups in formal and informal settings.
I've seen lots of people in positions of authority moderate end up just being bullies, paper pushers, or self-aggrandizing politicians. Or just miss the point.
Jyyeeaaah! Good to hear. Hahaha. I don't think it's just me but it seems even amongst ENFPs on the forum, there are a number of writers.The dominance of Extroverted Intuition makes ENFPs excel at enterprises requiring imagination. Should they develop the ability to focus and perseverance by cultivating their Introverting Feeling and further augmenting those qualities by the tough-minded approach of Extroverted Thinking, the ENFPs will excel as novelists, short-story writers and poets.
You make me blush.In their presentation they are especially gifted at hitting just the right ambience to make their message seem favorable...Because the ENFP is in such close affinity with the perceptions and feelings of others as well as the general ambience, he can make his message presentable to even the dullest of observers. The above seem to be sound reasons to propose that the ENFPs tend to have the best communication skills of all types.
And I agree.
Apparently politics is my true calling in life.For this reason they often make excellent educational writers, entertainers and teachers of spirituality as they are able to connect and reach out to individuals of almost all kinds, as well as make even the most abstruse ideas accessible to even the starkest of philistines.
Hahahahaha, this made me laugh. You know, comparing myself the the INTX I know IRL, yeah, I am more patient than they are in general with people... or just warmer in our shared impatience. Though, I do have an INTP friend who works in IT helpdesk and she is genuinely helpful and patient, though I think in social settings -- not so much.Also very atypically to an Intuitive type, standing in sharp contrast especially to the INTs, ENFPs tend to be very patient with those who misunderstand their teaching, willing to explain themselves more than twice due to their comfort and confidence with their communication skills and deep sympathy for the individual, especially one seeking an intuitive dream (Ne), or a higher purpose (Fi).
Wow, interesting praise he is an Elvis of spiritual teaching and idol for old school hippies. I know don't stone me, this is meant as praise. He's apparently a very charismatic guy.Sogyal Rinpoche is another representative of this phenomenon.