Most typical ENFJ careers have 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-facing careers or roles where they need to be dealing with other people on a daily basis – they can be brilliant sales representatives, 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 towards 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 – finance (especially stock trading), police, corporate management, emergency personnel, medicine or 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 – but 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 counselling. 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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