ENFP careers

There are so many potential ENFP careers that it is difficult to list everything in one short article. However, we hope that the details that follow will help some ENFPs in their search for the ideal job. This is one of the most universal personality types, jack-of-all-trades and master-of-some. As long as the ENFP does not get into a career path that is definitely unsuitable for them, they are likely to do well in any role. Your comments and suggestions would be much appreciated. Please do not hesitate to leave us a message below if you can think of any other careers that could interest ENFPs.

To begin with, ENFPs have excellent social skills and are astonishingly perceptive. This personality type is unsurpassed when it comes to networking and finding out what makes people tick, which is a great skill in any career. Furthermore, ENFPs have a unique ability to communicate with others on their own level, which allows them to create strong and lasting relationships. Due to these traits, typical ENFP careers involve a lot of personal interaction and require good people skills. For instance, ENFPs can be excellent psychologists, teachers, counselors, diplomats, or politicians.

Next, ENFPs tend to be very talented, energetic, and future-oriented. They can easily compete with Analysts (NT) in the career field when it comes to seeing the bigger picture or finding the underlying principle. Furthermore, despite being a Feeling (F) type, ENFPs excel at using their logic, forming a very potent combination of intuition and rationality. They can focus on the main goal and then put together the plan to achieve that goal. There are many potential careers that make good use of these ENFP traits: people with this personality type tend to be brilliant system analysts, scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. This is where ENFPs can truly shine. For instance, scientists and engineers with great networking and people skills are extraordinarily rare. The same can be said about other ENFP careers, but this is an excellent example of how effective ENFPs can be in certain jobs.

Finally, people with this personality type have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. ENFPs can also be truly inspiring leaders in many careers, but they do not try to control or enjoy controlling other people. However, there are several weak spots in their armor. First, ENFPs need to feel appreciated by their colleagues and superiors; lacking this can threaten their emotional stability in certain cases or careers. Second, ENFPs get bored quite quickly and consequently tend to jump from project to project looking for some new and exciting ideas. Third, ENFPs dislike dealing with monotonous tasks and are likely to do everything they can to avoid them. These traits may hinder their progress in certain careers; however, some ENFPs turn them into strengths. For instance, ENFPs do very well in careers such as writing, journalism, acting, or TV reporting; such jobs can ensure that the ENFP never runs out of interesting ideas, and they have a big audience to keep them going for a long time.

Workplace Habits


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Jul 21, 2014 13:18:35
I have worked for a newspaper in their translation department (that was in Europe); I worked also in banks, accounting firms, law firms; I always liked to learn something new but I do not like routine; I was and am a real estate broker (that is the only sales that I like; I don't like any other kind of sales) and it gives me the freedom to work hard or take it easy; I don't like managerial positions (I was one) as it requires to be kind of tough on people and I don't like that. The only work that I absolutely 10,000% hated .... was customer service for UPS!!!! People liked me, I solved problems with their packages, etc. but the management was horrible pushing us to end the conversation with the customer in a few seconds.... you can't do that if you want to be a good problem solver!!! Hated it with a passion!!!!! Office work is also very boring for me! I worked very good under pressure as I did not have time to get bored.... I liked to stay busy all the time. My ideal job would have been a researcher, an archeologist, a geologist, oceanographer, explorer, etc. Somothing involving travel, nature and constant learning and study. I am the eternal student, I LOVE to learn new things.
Jul 14, 2014 22:48:20
im an enfp personality and three of the five carrers are exactly what i am looking into
Jun 28, 2014 00:27:25
im a social entrepreneur and life coach - no boss, total freedom, making a difference in other peoples lives, learning from the beautiful people who have gone before me, and setting my family up for the future. best "career" path in the world for an ENFP, albeit an untraditional path. locking into a job for the rest of my life is one of the most horrifying thoughts imo! too much life to live! networking/teambuilding/mentoring are ideal for ENFP types IMO
Jun 26, 2014 09:32:27
I'm 100% ENFP and I have chosen advertising as a career path... Creativity, emotions and rationality! Definitely fits the personality type, I've never been happier and more radiant!
Laura Kent
Jun 25, 2014 18:26:54
I have been a baby photographer, cook on a scientific research vessel in Alaska, flight attendant, business owner, and teacher...hummm sounds about right for this personality type eh? :-)