Nope. Too late. I'm not an ENFJ anymore. If Oprah is "me" then screw it. Hitler, I get. Her? Not at all.
Well, the INFPs are stuck with me. I think every type has their bad apples.
Oprah may or may not be ENFJ. Keep in mind that there are alot of people working behind the scenes to craft the "Oprah" image. From a high level view, it's very tempting to classify her as an Fe dom. She is very personal, and tries to reach out and and touch the emotions of her viewers. She is an intriguing mixture of personal generosity combined with a (I find somewhat raw) desire for money, power, and influence.
However, I do suspect that alot of people type her without having really watched her show. ENFJ is tempting because of the scope and vision of her empire, but for all we know she's an ESFJ that has some visionaries working for her. I wouldn't bet one over the other, personally.
From the times I remember watching the show, I can see ESTJ to some extent. Value in acts of service. Preaching of traditional values. Ne relief function could explain some of her creativity. Honestly, if you are up for making your case I'd be pretty interested in hearing it. Edit: Oh yeah, ESFJ has Ne relief as well.
Also, I don't think there's a single person here who, despite thinking Oprah is ENFJ, considers you in the same boat as her.
I think all the stuff about her being a megalomaniac and a bit ruthless behind the scenes belies a TJ slant. I mean, think of all the comedy sketches about it (Dr. Phil being her bitch, having her thugs beat up Dave Chappelle).
My ESTJ mother can't stand Oprah because she says Oprah is like any other ESTJ my mother knows who is operating on/indulging force-fed F and believes her own press. Mom says Oprah's an ESTJ gone weird and when I asked her why she said "Look at her. She thinks she's God."
Te in action.
eNFJ 4w3 sx/so 468 tritype
EII-Fi subtype, Ethical/Empath, Delta/Beta
AIS Holland code
Bizarre! I didn't realize there were so many Oprah haters out there! I have 2 INFJ friends who adore Oprah. As for me, I've never been overly wowed by her, but don't have an opinion one way or the other. But I guess I too had always thought of her as ENFJ.
"...On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him." - James Joyce