ENFJ strengths and weaknesses

ENFJ strengths

  • Very charismatic. ENFJ personalities are charming and popular. They instinctively know how to attract and keep people’s attention, as well as communicate with them effectively.
  • Altruistic. ENFJs are warm and selfless, always willing to help other people. They are idealists, motivated by the idea of doing something good for the world.
  • Skilled imitators. ENFJs find it very easy to notice what drives, motivates, and worries other people, and they are instinctively able to adjust their own manners and arguments accordingly.
  • Natural leaders. ENFJ personalities do not seek to dominate or direct, but people are attracted to their charisma and eloquence. Not surprisingly, ENFJs usually end up being very popular and rarely have any difficulties getting to leadership positions.
  • Tolerant. People with this personality type tend to be open-minded and accepting, willing to consider competing ideas as long as they do not contradict their inner principles. ENFJs can easily get along with most other types.
  • Reliable. ENFJs work hard for causes they consider important. If their role excites and motivates them, an ENFJ can be very patient and reliable.

ENFJ weaknesses

  • Sometimes too selfless. ENFJs may often take on too much work or get deeply involved in other people’s problems, trying too hard to not offend or disappoint anybody.
  • Very idealistic. People with this personality type can often be too idealistic or even naïve, believing that everyone is good-natured and cares about principles that are important to the ENFJ.
  • Often too sensitive. Deep down, ENFJs are sensitive and emotional individuals who can get hurt and disappointed very easily. They may also worry too much about other people’s feelings and well-being.
  • Vulnerable to criticism. ENFJ personalities have a strong inner core of principles and values, and they can get very hurt if someone criticizes them. ENFJs may also have difficulties reacting calmly to general criticism and negativity.
  • May find it difficult to make tough decisions. Due to their altruism and sensitivity, ENFJs are likely to struggle with decisions involving hard choices. They may waver between different options, unable to stop thinking about all the possible consequences.
  • Highly fluctuating self-esteem. An ENFJ’s self-esteem depends on whether they are able to live up to their ideals and fulfill their goals, while at the same time making sure that everyone around them is happy. If the ENFJ’s ideas are being constantly criticized or they are unable to help people close to them, their self-confidence is likely to plummet.

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33 Responses to “ENFJ strengths and weaknesses”

  1. Shannon Kaye Reply

    I’s a ENFj as well… interesting I must say….

  2. Roger Zhang Reply

    I would say this point:

    Highly fluctuating self-esteem. An ENFJ’s self-esteem depends on whether they are able to live up to their ideals and fulfill their goals, while at the same time making sure that everyone around them is happy. If the ENFJ’s ideas are being constantly criticized or they are unable to help people close to them, their self-confidence is likely to plummet.

    Is the utmost true for me. Not bipolar, just an ENFJ =P.

    • Anonymous Reply

      I agree with the part that ENFJs want to fulfill their goals. My self-esteem plummets whenever I don’t accomplish one of my goals.

  3. Jeeda Rabah Reply

    I have always considered this test as a reliable personality measurement tool. I am and ENFJ, every time, and that is true. I still don’t think that personality traits can be measured given only 4 aspects, but all in all, it is the best there.

  4. James Reply

    I’d like the add to the whole idealistic thinking thing and say that I am way too trusting in other people, which always leads to disappointment. But yeah, this is scarily accurate. I find it hard to be introspective at times and sometimes need something to be said or discussed for me to realise it within my own personality, so this whole quiz is a fantastic tool to use to understand oneself better.