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.

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66 Responses to “ENFP careers”

  1. Barbara Reply

    Hi there, as an ENFP I am most happy in my role as an HR Business Partner. It’s social, conceptual and operational. My interest for people is easily translated in creating concepts, models or processes to improve their development and career or implement a set of values or even a basic HR Framework. Never a dull moment, lots of variation and plenty of inspiration for new ideas! It’s networking, putting concepts in practice, guiding managers and staf with issues, influencing decision makers, giving presentations and endlessly exploring PowerPoint to come up with the nicest storyboards and lay outs, working out processes, I manage my own HR webpages on the intranet, making analyses on turnover or diversity for instance, … name it! Happy my Director is not a micro manager and I can basically do whatever I like as long as it’s relevant, Hate it when people are indecisive, ask critical questions or when I have to plan year-end reviews and take all agenda’s into account :) But I can tell you it’s the best job ever for me! Next step might be to become an HR consultant I think. Pitty I only found out at the age of 39 this is my perfect career path. I’m a very happy HR Professional!

  2. JaneSoo Reply

    ENFP, this fits me so well! I have dreamed to become actor, a novelist, a journalist, DJ, diplomats, singer,teacher and a lot more. Exactly what the article has written! But since Form 2 , I decided to become a psychologist and it never changes. I’m still dreaming to archive more goals in my life, besides being a psychologist. And people always says that I am thinking too much about my future, but I don’t think it’s that much, actually. I really think that I can cope with everything, well, that’s crazy I know :p So ENFP people, let’s work hard together :DD

    P.S. Is there any advice or good recommendations on where should I study criminal/forensic psychology? I’m a Malaysian and it seems pretty hard to get overseas to US :(