ENFJ careers

Most typical ENFJ careers share one key attribute—they focus on making other people happy. ENFJs are usually very warm, sociable, and altruistic, and they have many viable choices when it comes to choosing the career that is best for them. We will list some of the most common roles below, but please feel free to drop us a message if you have any comments or ideas.

Let us start examining ENFJ career choices by stating the somewhat obvious fact that ENFJs are sincerely interested in other people and try to do their best to help them. On top of this, people with the ENFJ personality type tend to have extraordinary social and networking skills—it is quite common for an ENFJ to be “that person who knows everybody.” ENFJs truly shine in customer-relations careers or roles where they need to be dealing with other people on a daily basis. They can be brilliant sales representatives, advertising consultants, or HR administrators.

Next, ENFJs are usually quite sensitive and even somewhat idealistic. This is a double-edged sword, as the same sensitivity draws ENFJs toward careers that reward high emotional intelligence; on the other hand, ENFJs are very vulnerable to criticism and should stay away from stressful careers. Some of the ENFJ careers to avoid include finance (especially stock trading), law enforcement, corporate management, emergency personnel, medicine, and the military.

People with this personality type are also really creative, organized, and honest. This makes them excellent psychologists, event coordinators, or politicians. (There are some honest politicians in the world!) Also, one of the best ENFJ careers can be found in writing; however, ENFJs tend to approach this from a journalistic rather than book-writing perspective as such a career allows them to leverage their people skills.

Finally, ENFJs love new challenges and the thrill they get from helping other people. Consequently, many ENFJs are found in “altruistic” careers, e.g., social or religious work, teaching, or counseling. However, it should also be noted that ENFJs need constant approval from other people in order to feel satisfied and happy. If this is not forthcoming, the ENFJ may burn out very quickly and move to another career path or project.



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Jean Marie Macoy
Apr 30, 2014 21:04:32
I was just trying to find out my personality type when I chose this website. It concluded that I am an ENFJ. Reading this part of ENFJ makes me realize that it really fits my personality. I seemed to realize that almost all the descriptions were 99.9% true /exact/accurate. I'm so glad I was able to drop by on this site.:)
Laura Ann
Jan 24, 2014 18:48:56
This is very accurate! I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and feel blessed to have found a career that so perfectly suits my strengths and personality. This site gives clear and comprehensive overviews of the ENFJ, so thank you!
Feb 05, 2014 03:40:43
I came here for career inspiration, thinking about Massage Therapy and one of the first comments I see is a massage therapist ENFJ type who is happy with their career choice! I'll keep that "pro" in mind!
Jan 24, 2014 15:03:06
Interesting about the careers section about the careers to avoid – finance (especially stock trading), police, corporate management, emergency personnel, medicine or military.

I have been in corporate management, military, emergency personnel and the fact that politics is stressful (am sure Obama and Reagan can confirm since they are also ENFJ's.

So I wonder whether this is correct.
Jan 23, 2014 08:10:36
Is being a nurse a good choice for an ENFJ? I've always been determined to become a nurse until I access through this personality test, it makes me self-doubting.
Mar 04, 2014 14:17:21
Hi, Beatrice! I am an ENFJ (though I sometimes find myself towing the line for 'extrovert/introvert',) and I am also an EMT with the military service. This position is not explicitly a nurse position, but it is a level of nursing. I do more than a CNA is qualified for but I have less scope than a LVN. I never thought I'd be in the medical field and I NEVER would have seen myself in the military. What I have found in my profession was shocking- I LOVE helping patients. I love my crabby patients, I love my over-talkative patients (I chit-chat too much,) I love my needy patients! As long as I feel like I am helping their situation, I am proud of my work. I do find myself emotionally flustered when I feel that I am preventing my patients from the 'best care'. You will undoubtedly find yourself in situations were other's criticize your methods of helping others-- they have usually burned out and no longer find joy in their job. You will see patients that will never smile at/acknowledge your attempts to make them comfortable or well. But when I feel low in this field, I remember why I work 14 hour shifts and never sit down and recharge- I remember that they need the help. They are not looking for charity work but a true human relationship and comfort in a uncontrollable situation. Yes, I think the medical field is a fruitful choice for an ENFJ personality. My biggest worry is causing my patient's discomfort. Good luck! I hope you find your way. :]
Jan 15, 2014 21:41:33
Interesting, I have done through my work life, almost all of the jobs, suitable for my profile. I was teaching languages, working as a journalist for a newspaper and fashion magazine. than I do also research work while studying anthropology, and actually I work as a translator, but I would like to write. I adore writing.