Tuesday, January 31, 2023

ENFP (Dream Chaser)

 ENFP (Dream Chaser)

1. Summary 

ENFP, dream catcher. This type is also called a motivator or an advocate. The life of an ideal ENFP seems to be a constant pursuit of dreams.

ENFPs are enthusiastic and full of new ideas. They are optimistic, natural, creative and confident, with original ideas and a strong sense of possibility. For ENFPs, life is an exciting life drama. Because ENFPs are interested in possibilities, they understand the deep meaning of everything and appreciate the existence of many alternatives. They are perceptive and good observers, noticing anything outside the routine. ENFPs are curious, and they prefer understanding over judgment.

Special Note: There are many people with this personality type in the career circle, and they are basically trainers. They prefer the big concept of career planning.

2. Analysis

ENFP accounts for about 6%-8% of the population, the highest proportion among NF types.

ENFPs pursue a (N) social life (E) with endless opportunities. In this interpersonal (F) type of life, they are able to carry out routine tasks while maintaining as much freedom of choice as possible (P).

In terms of learning preferences, ENFPs are similar to most NPs, they are very curious, and they are “big" in personality, and they don't like rote things. ENFPs generally prefer Chinese and English. In their eyes, English is not a memorization of words, but a tool for the exchange of ideas. They generally dislike geography and chemistry.

ENFPs are enthusiastic, romantic, spontaneous and free-spirited.  For example, EFJ's enthusiasm is like summer, the sun is like fire, EFP's enthusiasm is like spring, a warm sunshine-like comfort. Wherever the ENFP goes, people around him can feel the enthusiasm radiating from him. This enthusiasm can be understood in two ways, one is the enthusiasm for life and dreams, ENFP always seems to be living with enthusiasm, work and pursuit of dreams; on the other hand, enthusiasm for others, ENFP and ESFP belong to the familiar type, they are very good at making friends with strangers, and often use their enthusiasm to infect people around them unconsciously, so ENFP also along with the ESFP, it is listed as the two most active types in the 16-type personality.

Romantic is another characteristic of ENFPs. All four NFs yearn for a romantic and poetic life, but this may be particularly prominent in ENFPs. ENFPs are a group of hopeless romantics, and they often live in an extremely romantic depiction , and this depiction of the world is full of all kinds of magical, can be said are unusual meanings, and they are exploring, appreciating, appreciating and savouring meanings in such a romantic world.

Being free and easy is also an important feature of ENFPs. For ENFPs, it may not be difficult to leave a place or a person, because they are dream chasers. Wherever the dream is, they will run to it. At the same time, they can break free from the various constraints of the present and gain freedom. Where is the dream? From the ENFP's point of view, all dreams are stored in one place, called the distant place. Therefore, anyone who has an uncontrollable yearning for the distance is very likely to be an ENFP. Life is not only about the hustle and bustle, but also poetry and distance. 

As mentioned earlier, all NFs are sensitive to human nature. For example, ENFJs will try their best to promote the full realization of human nature. If the development of human nature is likened to the process of a flower blooming, both ENFJs and INFJs can be regarded as responsible for watering and fertilizing. the ENFP are kind of like the guy by the side cheering the flower. In fact, many times we just need a person who believes in ourselves to cheer ourselves up. This person is very important. In addition, unlike ENFJs and INFJs, ENFPs do not pay much attention to the results of human development. They pay more attention to the process of human development. They especially like to appreciate the diversity of human nature. As far as their own lives are concerned, ENFPs want to live a meaningful life, they will think that everyone's life, including themselves, is a story and thus should be interesting, so they will also strive to fill A meaningful, or even dramatic, life is to live out one's own life as a play, a story, and then tell it vividly to others.

ENFPs have a wide range of knowledge. They are fun-oriented and will consciously collect a lot of interesting things about people, that is, anecdotes and like to share with others. ENFPs are the most storyteller among the 16 types. These types of people are good at depicting dreams and visions, and they can often describe things that haven't happened yet, that they haven't experienced themselves, as if they were there at the time. Obviously, when they talk about their future and dreams in this way, it is very inspiring and motivating to others. By the way, ENFPs also like to shout slogans, which are to be the initiator and caller of an ideal career full of positive energy, although they are often not the ones who can persevere to the end.

3. Traits and characteristics

At work, ENFPs, like their most similar ENTPs (the two types are hard to tell apart on their own), can easily shift emotional states at about the same time, and feel them more strongly than other types. Of course, they are more inclined to bring enthusiasm and motivation to work, and use this enthusiasm and motivation to infect others, especially their subordinates. At work, they tend to turn tasks into extremely entertaining games, and then use their persuasiveness and creativity to continually inspire others to make things the most successful.

ENFPs are so good at whimsy and can easily do several different tasks, so much so that they often neglect to prepare beforehand, and they even feel better on the spot.

ENFPs are more female, but opportunities for promotion are often given to male ENFPs. This phenomenon reflects the fact that we live in a world where leaders who determine where promotion opportunities belong are mostly STJ men. From this, a series of special problems may arise. For example, because ENFPs tend to be considerate and compassionate, their natural enthusiasm can be mistaken for frivolity or worse. If ENFP men are in high positions, their female subordinates may be flattered, or may be misunderstood by ambiguous insinuations, machismo, or sexual harassment indignant (warm men) .

Ironically, to sidestep this embarrassment, ENFP men sometimes pose as ISTJs in order to project a tough, manly persona. But when they try to do this, they are doubly ineffective: doing things they are not good at and masking their innate skills.

ENFP women also have their own troubles. If ENFP's natural tendencies are displayed, they are quickly labelled "superficial" or "ignorant," which may not be true at all. In an office, one may accept the enthusiasm and spontaneity of a man, but not a woman. As a result, they try to be rough and defensive, but this compensatory behaviour often doesn't work.

At work, one of the impressive contributions of ENFPs is their excellent ability to empower. Unlike TJs who prefer control, ENFPs are more likely to encourage freedom and independence. Through persuasion, they can easily achieve the basic goal of being a manager— getting work done through others, while making people feel important and valuable. Of course, they also need to have a sense of control over certain aspects of their work. These aspects vary from person to person, but generally they are excited and delighted by the achievements of others. When it's time to give credit, ENFPs don't hesitate to give it. That’s encouraging, to say the least. Encouragement, not control, is the key to ENFP management style.

Another cherished advantage of ENFPs is their creativity. For them, it’s always exciting to be able to work on several projects at the same time and to never be able to do it in more than one way. Like other EPs, they always challenge accepted, well-known standards and come up with new ways to deal with boring routines and slow-moving projects. ENFPs find it more exciting to come up with new solutions than to do their day-to-day work.

Also, not to be overlooked is the ENFP's interpersonal skills. Often, they are always responsive to other people's needs and help with ideas. They can always take the necessary methods and actions to relieve others from the tension and get back on track. Likewise, ENFPs feel extraordinarily close and trustworthy to those with whom they can relate warmly and this mutual trust and loyalty pervades the entire relationship.

The stress of ENFPs comes from things in life or work that don't translate into play or entertainment. When work or tasks drag on and become more and more routine, ENFPs can also become increasingly contemplative, melancholic, and even stubborn, and their behaviours can also go farther than their natural enthusiasm and liveliness. In this case, interpersonal conflicts and other people-related issues are distorted, and the ENFP's behaviour is greatly transformed. These transitions are likely to spread quickly and diffuse through the population.

If a similar situation is unavoidable, it would be a good idea to ask the ENFP if there is a problem with the job. Importantly, ENFPs should be helped to recognize that it is possible to work on their own terms without being constrained by timetables. It would be even better if the task could be done in a cooperative form. In general, participation by others, even in a competitive form, can reduce the ENFP's sense of stress. In addition, creating a big plan that can trigger ENFP inspiration can also help relieve their heavy pressure. Physical exercise, mental activity, and any other conditioning experience are helpful for ENFPs.

A happy work environment is very important for ENFPs; otherwise they will waste a lot of time dealing with issues that they don't have to deal with. The ability to get along with people naturally can also easily lead them into a quagmire of unconstructive whining. Another possibility is that they respond to a stressful workplace by adopting an avoidant attitude, avoiding specific people or things in a problem, or maybe even not going to work at all. In conclusion, in one way or another, the ENFP's characteristics make it easy to become very concerned, and sometimes even fascinated, by the problems of others.

ENFPs crave those new ones. The excitement of different things, for which they may be actively fighting fires while ignoring those day-to-day tasks and tasks. Sometimes this shift in enthusiasm can lead to dramatic shifts in mood, and day in and day out, the ENFP can eventually become unreliable, capricious, and easily discouraged. There is a saying that seems appropriate for ENFPs: good intentions do the wrong thing.

Finally, let's talk about the disadvantages of ENFP. Disadvantages are the opposite of advantages. For example, the opposite of romanticism is that it is unrealistic. The price of freedom is that it may appear wilful or even irresponsible. The opposite of being enthusiastic is that it is easy to avoid contradictions and conflicts in interpersonal relationships. As a spokesperson for positive energy, ENFPs tend to suppress their negative emotions, which can easily lead to the accumulation of negative emotions and lead to an eventual outbreak; in addition, ENFPs may also have a strong choice disorder, because they are too easily affected by various beautiful people. The possibilities are so attractive that they are reluctant to give up an entire forest for a single tree. They always want to experience more, appreciate more, appreciate more, until the moment when they have to make a decision, and finally, because ENFPs always pursue their dreams and distance, their interest can be easily shifted and do the same thing The perseverance and perseverance of things may appear to be insufficient, and it is easy to become a three-legged cat who can do everything but is not good at everything, but ENFP has an advantage that I personally think and its valuable can completely solve the shortcomings of broad but not refined , ENFP likes and is good at showing themselves in front of everyone, especially in the field of training with very high talent, we know that the best way to learn is not to input, not to watch, not to listen, not to think and digest, but to output, and put what we have learned. Teach it to everyone, correct and improve yourself after getting feedback, and then output and then feedback to correct and improve yourself. This is a positive cycle. ENFPs are generally willing to do this and like to do it.

4. Preferred career fields

Preferred fields: creative, art, education, counselling, research, religion, health care, technology, etc.

Typical occupations preferred: various trainers, human resources workers, social science workers, team building consultants, career planners, editors, art directors, architects, fashion designers, journalists, interpreters, translators, entertainment professionals, legal mediators, massage physicians, psychological consultants, psychological experts, and consultants.

5. Advantages and disadvantages of the work

Strengths of an ENFP at work may include:

a)    Think outside the box and consider new situations that may arise as things develop

b)    Dare to take risks, dare to try new things, and overcome obstacles

c)    Wide range of interests, strong receptivity to what you are interested in

d)    Have a natural curiosity and skill in gathering the information you need

e)    Able to see the big picture and see the underlying meaning between actions and thoughts

f)     Strong communication skills, can stimulate the enthusiasm of others

g)    Strong adaptability, can quickly change their speed and goals

h)    Can understand other people’  needs and motivations

Disadvantages in ENFP work may include:

a)    Not good at grasping the importance of things, difficult to decide what to prioritize

b)    Impatience with people who lack originality

c)    Reluctance to act in a traditional or conventional way

d)    Intolerant of working with overly rigorous institutions or individuals

e)    You have a tendency to become disorganized

f)     Tends to focus on what might happen rather than what is actually or highly likely


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