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What makes an ENFP tick?

The Dominant function is the perceptive one of intuition. Characteristics associated with this function include:

The perceptive intuition function is extroverted. That is, intuition is used primarily to govern the outer world of actions and spoken words. The ENFP will therefore:

The intuition function is primarily supported by introverted Feeling judgment, That is, Feeling judgment is used primarily to manage the inner world of thoughts and emotions. This will modify the way that the intuition is directed, by:

The classic temperament of an ENFP is Apollonian, or Choleric, for whom a basic driving force is the search for meaning or purpose.

Contributions to the team of an ENFP

In a team environment, the ENFP can contribute by:

The potential ways in which an ENFP can irritate others include:


Personal Growth

As with all types, the ENFP can achieve personal growth by developing all functions that are not fully developed, through actions such as:


Recognizing Stress

As stress increases, 'learned behavior' tends to give way to the natural style, so the ENFP will behave more according to type when under greater stress. For example, in a crisis, the ENFP might:

Under extreme stress, fatigue or illness, the ENFP's shadow may appear - a negative form of ISTJ. Example characteristics are:

The shadow is part of the unconscious that is often visible to others, onto whom the shadow is projected. The ENFP may therefore readily see these faults in others without recognizing it in him/her self.

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