Well, I've only known one ENFP. She's fun to be around with, chatty, witted, likes to laugh & have conversation & knows how to be fun.
But she's rather dimwitted when it comes to introspective matters, while having the gall to make it seem like my question was weird when she's simply not introverted/deep-thinking. I'm sure it's just her, though, & not all ENFPs, but this was about "an" ENFP so NYENYENEHEHEANAHAENA!
One thing I really can't stand though is how -- for all her social chameleoness -- she calls me 'weird' when something's said out-of-key or 'cryptic' in it's meaning. My god, man, peer beneath the surface; ooaaahh, you're lonely & 'depressed' because you have no one to talk to? CONGRATULATIONS! You're just like almost every other-other person on the planet! Call someone, girl! Mah gawd.
Sure she's not an ESFP?
If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?
Hmm, I'm beginning to think my ENFP friend is really an ESFP. Could be why I'm experiencing a general difference of opinion from other ENFPs here. I'll have to read up on the type more, and see if I can apply that sensing function to her better than intuition.
ESFP I can usually spot a mile away (mom and sister)
They are the center of attention, oftentime (not always) they get a little "loud" They are very fun and engaging. ENFP's like to be around people but are a more conflicted personality type. Both my mom and sister like "nice" things - in a good way. They can also get caught up in materialism.
Oh, yeah, when I try to discuss stuff with my sister oftentimes she looks at me like I'm crazy. No matter how much we love each other she just doesn't "get" it.
For example I was discussing about how I have analyzed my growing up and how "good" my parents actually are. She didnt "get" the whole someone started off as a "bad" parent I don't have to find the bad, it's easier for me to analyze them in a good light. The "good" parent I have to sort the "good" from the "ISFJ good" before finding out what she was really like. I don't even think my sister gets why I would analyze that. She isn't dumb at all, it's just really not her thing.
i can relate to the elaur...i feel like i'm always calling my sister trying to discuss some thing i've analyzed and come to a conclusion about...some personal matter and it's significance and she's like ooookkaaaay...like WTF are you telling me this. she's an isfj. we get a long great but we don't talk about the same things at all.
There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
Honestly, I don't even know how similar I would think I am to other ENFPs here IRL. The 3 unconfirmed ENFPs that I know IRL - people don't really see us as being similar or sharing the 'same' personality type at all. And I don't really think we're similar either.
So bring on the haterade! :P
But you are sure you are ENFP? I have an ENFJ friend who tested ENFP.
Hmm, my ENFP friend has not expressed much introspection and inner analysis to me, really. That's not to say she doesn't do it. But some more conversation with her lately has lead me to rethink my initial supposition on her type. Seeming more ESFP to me lately, she definitely commands the center of attention due to her bombast, like Elaur said.