During my Enneagram type searching I started to doubt my MBTI type too. I think I might br rather ENFx or ENFp rather than ENFP. I collected different objects from various of ENFP and ENFJ descriptions under different headings just to wonder my ENFx'ness. Those things bolded are also very much me.
So, I'm asking any comments/ your thougts about my type based on the things I collected and maybe the way you see me based on my writings in MBTIC (if anybody remembers any writing of mine )
Absolutely, this is me 100%
- At times, ENFP ’s find themselves interpreting events in terms of another’s “hidden motive,” giving special meaning to words or actions. This interpretation tends to be negative and, more often than not, inaccurately negative.
- They can become bored rather quickly with both situations and people, and resist repeating experiences.
- ENFP’s exercise a continuous scanning for the external environment, and nothing out of the ordinary is likely to escape their attention.
- They are keen and penetrating observers and are capable of intense concentration on another individual while aware of what is going on about them.
- They are typically enthusiastic, and this is contagious
- Yet this type is marked with a fierce independence, repudiating any kind of subordination, either in themselves or in others in relation to them.
- ENFPs are warm and sociable people who are keenly in tune with other people's feelings and perspectives.
- They are very affirming, and get great satisfaction from supporting and lifting up others
- In the workplace or other casual relationship environments, the ENFP is likely to get along well with almost all other types of people.
- ENFPs are genuinely interested in people, and are highly perceptive about them, to the point where they're able to understand and relate to all of the personality types with relative ease
- NFP types can inspire and energize any group of people. Their enthusiasm for new ways of doing things is often very contagious. They never tire of coming up with original possibilities, which are usually insightful or even ingenious.
- The combined preferences of Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, and Perceiving give them an exceptional capacity for dealing with a variety of people, events, or challenges--often simultaneously.
- The ENFP has a high need to be affirming of others--and to be affirmed.
- With a little bit of effort they can "get into another person's moccasins" and identify with that individual's thoughts and feelings so readily that they run the risk of virtually losing their own identity.
- In this and many other ways, ENFPs are great improvisers.
- They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things
I'm mostly like this
- Like other EPs, ENFPs have a great deal of difficulty settling on just one career, for three reasons: They truly believe they can do most anything any want; the search for ever new fields to master is always more fun than remaining in a career already conquered; and they usually can do almost anything they set their minds to. Unfortunately, their career choices, like so many other things, may result from trying to please others.
- They can talk their way in or out of anything.
- Because ENFPs live in the world of exciting possibilities, the details of everyday life are seen as trivial drudgery.
- They place no importance on detailed, maintenance-type tasks, and will frequently remain oblivous to these types of concerns. When they do have to perform these tasks, they do not enjoy themselves.
I'm not like this
- By virtue of their enthusiasm and generally accepting nature, ENFPs are highly resistant to categorizing and "putting people in boxes," and they are equally resistant to being put in boxes themselves, since they enjoy their own multifaceted personalities.
- The basic theme of the ENFP's life is self-expression.
Absolutely, this is me 100%
- ENFJ’s have an unusual ability to relate to others with empathy, taking into themselves the characteristics, emotions, and beliefs of others.
- This can pose a danger for ENFJ’s because they can unconsciously over-identify with others and pick up their burdens as if they were their own. In the process, ENFJ’s may risk their own sense of identity.
- They have a natural ability to mimic because of this highly developed ability to empathize by introjection.
- In the framework of values, however, the ENFJ is on certain ground. Generally, they know what they prefer and can read other people with outstanding accuracy.
- ENFJs are warm, sociable people who are keenly in tune with other people's feelings and perspectives.
- Since they live in a people-oriented world, they are not comfortable with objective judgments which do not consider people issues.
- ENFJ types arouse support and enthusiasm for new projects. They express themselves well, especially in front of a group.
- As a general rule, people are central and important to ENFJs. This means that if people's needs end up in conflict with rules and schedules, the ENFJ will generally put people first--though not without a sense of martyrdom or possibly guilt.
- The ENFJ may feel quite lonely even when surrounded by people. This feeling of aloneness may be exacerbated by the tendency to not reveal their true selves.
- Living in the world of people possibilities, they enjoy their plans more than their achievements.
- ENFJ’s place a high value on cooperation from others and are most willing to cooperate themselves.
- The will excel at getting along with all sorts of people when the situation demands that they do so.
- ENFJs do not like dealing with impersonal reasoning. They don't understand or appreciate its merit, and will be unhappy in situations where they're forced to deal with logic and facts without any connection to a human element.
- They get excited about possibilities for the future, but may become easily bored and restless with the present.
I'm mostly like this
- ENFJ’s place people as being of highest importance and priority.
- They are influential, therefore, in groups, having no hesitate on about speaking out, no matter how large or small the group may be.
- The ENFJ has the capacity to size up a situation Intuitively and, in a very caring and concerned way, say just the right thing.
- ENFJ's tend to be more reserved about exposing themselves than other extraverted types.
- Although they may have strongly-felt beliefs, they're likely to refrain from expressing them if doing so would interfere with bringing out the best in others.
- Because their strongest interest lies in being a catalyst of change in other people, they're likely to interact with others on their own level, in a chameleon-like manner, rather than as individuals.
- Which is not to say that the ENFJ does not have opinions. ENFJs have definite values and opinions which they're able to express clearly and succinctly.
- When faced with a conflict between a strongly-held value and serving another person's need, they are highly likely to value the other person's needs.
- ENFJs like for things to be well-organized, and will work hard at maintaining structure and resolving ambiguity. They have a tendency to be fussy, especially with their home environments.
- They enjoy being the center of attention, and do very well in situations where they can inspire and lead others, such as teaching.
- Their genuine interest in Humankind and their exceptional intuitive awareness of people makes them able to draw out even the most reserved individuals.
- They're very loyal and trustworthy once involved in a relationship.
I'm like this sometimes
- ENFJ’s are outstanding leaders of groups, both task groups and growth groups. => I don’t know about the outstanding leader part. I like to take charge on a group situation but if there is another person with stronger desire I let them take over.
- ENFJs are interested in all sorts of people, and are likely to be able to understand and relate to all of the personality types.
My results from that congnitive functions test
I usually do get all N and F functions before any S or T function in these tests!
Cognitive Process Level of Development (Preference, Skill and Frequency of Use)
extraverted Intuiting (Ne) (43.2) excellent use
introverted Feeling (Fi) (40.9) excellent use
extraverted Feeling (Fe) (39.8) excellent use
introverted Intuiting (Ni) (34.8) good use
extraverted Sensing (Se) (28.6) average use
introverted Thinking (Ti) (20.9) limited use
extraverted Thinking (Te) (17.4) limited use
introverted Sensing (Si) (14.4) unused
ENFP NeFiTeSi NiFeTiSe
Me NeFi FeNi SeTi TeSi
ENFJ FeNiSeTi FiNeSiTe
So, any thoughts after this looong post?