ENFP the Champion
The Champion (ENFP): It's interesting that ENFPs are said to be rare with only two or three per cent in the population; however, I know quite a few of them. And, I also have an ability to spot them out. If you're an ENFP & I don't know it & we begin talking, or I'm observing you in a group, I can identify you. ENFPs are loving, charismatic, people attractors, & fierce in their beliefs. They believe that nothing is done without significance (which they can tend to overanalyze as a result) or has a hidden meaning. They certainly don't want to miss out in experiencing this hidden meaning or significance either.
Their experiences in life are detrimental in the way they use themselves, which is primarily their voice to speak out or against or for what they know is right or wrong. They can make blanket statements rather easy without thinking of it's consequence. But, they do this not out of spite or to hurt someone, but because they feel in their gut that what is right is right and what is wrong is wrong.
I like what Keirsey says of them,
"This strong drive to speak out on social events can make these Champions tireless in conversing with others, like fountains that bubble and splash, spilling over their own words to get it all out."
Champions have this knack & enthusiasm above all types to inspire others to join their cause. They have a magnetic personality that makes people to want to be around them. Part of this enthusiasm is due towards ENFPs fulfillment over the dramatic & emotional experience, which they find essential for full life. They can also become bored rather easily, as their emotions & sense of novelty is so broad. They don't want to live through the same experience twice, but have each experience to be new & fresh.
They are fiercely independent, repudiating any subordination in themselves or to others. Unfortunately for them, people look to them as leaders of the cause & want to be under subordination to them as they look for wisdom & insight. This dependency can weigh on ENFPs, because they don't want to do anything simply out of obligation. One of the main reasons for this is because they strongly value & strive a spontaneous personal authenticity, which they communicate non-verbally. This however, attracts people towards them as well. Too often, Champions fall short in this quest for authenticity & they quickly become aware of it. It's as if they look into the proverbial mirror & see their unauthenticity spewing on them. This leads them to beat themselves up, or belittle in a sense for the slightest self-conscious role-playing.
They are also the most astute at observing their environment. Their "P" isn't necessarily about being messy or disorganized, but partly due to them probing the people around them to see what lies beneath. They are fully aware that life has good & evil and it's "pregnant with possibilites" for such; hence, they are the most observant & skilled at picking this up in others. They are actually hypersensitive to it, which can cause for muscle tension.
They have phenomenal intuitive powers & often find themselves trying to figure out what is going on inside others. They read their hidden motives or give special meaning to words or actions. These interpretations can be accurate; yet, it can also be very negative as it introduces something toxic into the relationship when they project false ideals on someone in authority over them. They see what they want to see in their insight and make serious mistakes as a result.
Although they make occasional misinterpretations, they are congenial, warm, skilled in handling people, fun to be around & very likeable. Their public role tends to be well developed & their capacity for spontaneity & the dramatic. They are very optimisitc in their outlook, and surprised when events don't turn out as such. They have a big imagination & their need to be given a job with more open-endedness allows for them to thrive. Routinization can stifle these bubbly Advocates, even if they enjoy the job at first. They enjoy the creative process of creating a project or gathering people together, but don't like the follow through & details that comes with it.
As mates they are appealing, sympathetic & non-conformists. And since they need to seek out new avenues for inspirations, their mates should prepare for surprises. Their mates become accustomed to not nail down the first thing that comes out of their mouth, but to see where it goes. As parents, they are devoted, but somewhat unpredictable in handling situations. They shift between role of friend in need to stern authority figure. They also tend to voice strong opinions on discipline, but not willing to enforce it. They are creative parents who provide their children with fun experiences.