ENFJ Personality (“The Protagonist”)

Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love or muddy the room in depression. Your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom. Your every act can open hearts and minds.

David Deida

ENFJs are natural-born leaders, full of passion and charisma. Forming around two percent of the population, they are oftentimes our politicians, our coaches and our teachers, reaching out and inspiring others to achieve and to do good in the world. With a natural confidence that begets influence, ENFJs take a great deal of pride and joy in guiding others to work together to improve themselves and their community.

Firm Believers in the People

ENFJ personalityPeople are drawn to strong personalities, and ENFJs radiate authenticity, concern and altruism, unafraid to stand up and speak when they feel something needs to be said. They find it natural and easy to communicate with others, especially in person, and their Intuitive (N) trait helps people with the ENFJ personality type to reach every mind, be it through facts and logic or raw emotion. ENFJs easily see people's motivations and seemingly disconnected events, and are able to bring these ideas together and communicate them as a common goal with an eloquence that is nothing short of mesmerizing.

The interest ENFJs have in others is genuine, almost to a fault – when they believe in someone, they can become too involved in the other person's problems, place too much trust in them. Luckily, this trust tends to be a self-fulfilling prophesy, as ENFJs' altruism and authenticity inspire those they care about to become better themselves. But if they aren't careful, they can overextend their optimism, sometimes pushing others further than they're ready or willing to go.

ENFJs are vulnerable to another snare as well: they have a tremendous capacity for reflecting on and analyzing their own feelings, but if they get too caught up in another person's plight, they can develop a sort of emotional hypochondria, seeing other people's problems in themselves, trying to fix something in themselves that isn't wrong. If they get to a point where they are held back by limitations someone else is experiencing, it can hinder ENFJs' ability to see past the dilemma and be of any help at all. When this happens, it's important for ENFJs to pull back and use that self-reflection to distinguish between what they really feel, and what is a separate issue that needs to be looked at from another perspective.

...The Struggle Ought Not to Deter Us From the Support of a Cause We Believe to Be Just

ENFJs are genuine, caring people who talk the talk and walk the walk, and nothing makes them happier than leading the charge, uniting and motivating their team with infectious enthusiasm.

People with the ENFJ personality type are passionate altruists, sometimes even to a fault, and they are unlikely to be afraid to take the slings and arrows while standing up for the people and ideas they believe in. It is no wonder that many famous ENFJs are US Presidents – this personality type wants to lead the way to a brighter future, whether it's by leading a nation to prosperity, or leading their little league softball team to a hard-fought victory.

Famous ENFJs

Barack Obama
Ronald Reagan
Oprah Winfrey
William Cullen Bryant
Abraham Maslow
Sean Connery
Ben Affleck
Francois Mitterrand
Tommy Lee Jones
Michael Jordan
Matthew McConaughey
John Cusack
“Daenerys” from Game of Thrones


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haleigh wilsons
Oct 01, 2015 14:20:25
this is me in so many levels
Sep 26, 2015 01:14:02
ENFJ-A it pinned me down 100% percent.
Sep 25, 2015 00:29:52
at first i was doubtful but as I read on I was more intrigued and by the end I was like "this is so accurate it's creepy"
Sep 22, 2015 17:18:43
I really like this test because it shows who you are
Sep 15, 2015 10:07:42
This article and personality test is definitely empowering. I am so glad I found this in the middle of my journey to betterness. The first 20 years of my life, I had been very hard on myself, I always help people become happy even though I was struggling with mine. I always want to be great, make changes and legacy and I know there are sacrifices. I thought receiving gratitude will please me and suffice the needs of my heart, but it didn't.

Since I was 6 years old, I always think of life and I took it seriously, everything should be worthwhile. I didn't want to do things just to please myself, I have gone through many changes so I could be worth it for the people around me, and yet I was unhappy.

On the other hand, I have a friend whose so joyful and she is living a balance life and her happiness is contagious. Almost everyone loves her, respect and care for her. She is really an amazing person because she doesn't let people thoughts of her ruin her life. She loves me so much that she reminds me each and everyday to be who I am, because I am so loved by so many. She said that to be able to really live and make a change, then you should at least start in feeling great then everything will start being great.

So one day, I told myself I don't want to live this world with worries and sadness. I want to mean to the world, to people, but I want to be happy and balance. Then recently the greatness that I had been longing for just introduced itself, and I am not afraid anymore.

I now know that investing with the right people, loving and making efforts to grow without ambivalence will definitely lead to greatness. I am thankful and grateful that I need to share this realization. :-) As a person who wants to make a change and make the world a better place, one should never forget to recognize her/his own beauty, and we must always nourish the wisdom that we are getting from our experiences. Kind heart and strong will are your weapons in this world.

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