So-I made up a theory, cause thatís how I roll.
I tried to figure out my purpose in life.
ENFPs seem to be designed to do two things in a Te dominated society:
1. Messengers of group pain-Use NeFi when young to be an empathic messenger of the other or a groupís pain. We take that message back to the Te doms to seek to have them implement a solution. Rejection of our emotion is designed to be biologically very painful-as that emotion actually serves as the driver to help the other. To have another reject that emotional offering means that it was found lacking, erroneous, and thus of no use to the group well being. Thus we are failures and useless to the group.
2. Consultants to resolve group pain-As we age we use NeFiTe to actually build plans to resolve those problems. Now, we offer up not just our emotions, but our ideas for how to solve the problems of the group. Instead of our emotions-our Fi being the sole source of our ego, we now also begin to invest part of our worth in out ability to deploy Te in concert with Fi to help solve the problems of the group. If our ideas-and thus indirectly our emotional impetus to generate those ideas, is rejected, it can be very painful. This is because we have failed in our mission of service to the group, our ideas are of no value and thus we are useless.
Using ENXP symmetry:
ENTPs would seem to be designed for two things in an Fe dominated society:
1. Ideas of value-when young they use NeTi to develop an enormous variety of novel ideas. They feel very rejected when their ability to generate ideas is rejected outright-not the individual ideas-but an overall condemnation of that innate ability.
2. Service: to care for the group via those ideas-As they age they become something utterly beautiful. As Fe grows in they are become extensively intertwined into the Fe societal matrix. Thus now-like the enfps above-I would suggest no longer base their ego just on their ideas-Ti, but also on what value those ideas have to the society they live in-Fe. They become leaders and sincere stakeholders to those Fe obligations and to the others they interact with daily. As they age, this becomes more and more pronounced and they become more and more obligated to the group, via the sense of Fe caring and social commitment.
Like all of my other ideas, this reeks of massive Ne, no judging functions and assumptive connections, and is in extensive need of correction by the actual ENTPs, cause I just guess at stuff, but in any case I figured Iíd drop it off, just in case there are any tidbits of truth.Ö
If true, I stand endlessly corrected. The entps end up playing a beautiful, nurturing role....