The ENFP

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.”
– Anne Frank, ENFP

ENFPs are known for their incredible way of inspiring and bringing out the beauty and imagination in everyday life. They are adventurous and authentic, with a deep love of humanity and the world itself.

What Does ENFP Stand For?

E = Extroversion. ENFPs gain energy from the exploration and interaction in the outside world.
N = iNtuition. ENFPs look more at possibilities and concepts than concrete reality.
F = Feeling. ENFPs are guided by their personal values when they make decisions.
P = Perceiving. ENFPs enjoy a laid-back, spontaneous approach to life rather than having everything planned out and structured.

ENFP Personality Traits:

While people vary based on their background and even their Enneagram type, ENFPs often have the following characteristics:

  • They love exploring possibilities and brainstorming
  • They feel confined by rules and enjoy thinking outside-the-box
  • They strive to live alongside their very personal moral code
  • They believe in kind authenticity over tact or conformity
  • They are curious and questioning
  • They feel a natural affinity for underdogs and misfits
  • They crave freedom and an exploratory approach to life
  • They enjoy discussing concepts and theories

ENFP Careers:

ENFPs excel at careers that make use of their creativity, people skills, and ability to think outside the box. ENFPs are explorers at heart, and usually enjoy careers that offer a variety of tasks. Sticking to the same old routine day after day will make them bored unless they are doing meaningful work that aligns with their values. They have a knack for getting people excited about a new idea or business venture. They also can handle multi-tasking and chaos better than many types – seeing opportunities in the middle of a hectic day.

Here are some careers that ENFPs tend to excel at:

  • Creative director
  • Writer
  • Photographer
  • Counseling or psychology
  • Entrepreneur
  • Teaching
  • Marketing
  • Humanitarian work
  • Sales manager
  • College professor
  • Human Resources
  • Brand Manager

Famous ENFPs:

Hunter S. Thompson, Oscar Wilde, Aldous Huxley, Anne Frank, Ariana Huffington, Osho, Anais Nin, Salvador Dali, George Carlin, Ricky Gervais, Robin Williams, Keira Knightley, Daniel Radcliffe

Your Important ENFP Links:

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The Best and Worst Parts About Being an ENFP Teenager

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Your ENFP Personality Type and Your Enneagram Type

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