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.

ENFJ personality

Firm Believers in the People

People 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 prophecy, 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.

Protagonists You May Know

Feather Light
3 years ago
I'm so impressed since I'm so young I'm so optimistic about this. I've always wanted to change the world in way no one will forget. Make the ambitious side of me take flight. The weird thing is that no matter what I want to do the people I love always just smile stiffly and say that will definitely happen then burst out laughing. I don't want to die as a person nobody remembers I want to die knowing I put an effort into it and know that people around me enjoyed my company and supported my MANY ideas.
3 years ago
Go for whatever your heart tell you! Once you make the difference you want to make, that's when people will realize it can actually be done and will be inspired by and be willing to help you, if you believe it can be done and if you believe it will make a difference then do it! If you need support remember I'm with you all the way! :) Good luck my friend!! Best wishes!!
3 years ago
This is actually the real me :) I never thought I'd be able to see a full bird's eye view of my personality. The details really demonstrated my character. This site is really helpful. Kudos!
3 years ago
I like the title "The Protagonist" because that's exactly how I feel about life.
1 year ago
Same! I'm also a Protagonist
3 years ago
Wow very cool to see how many have the same outcome. Makes you feel like you know everyone with this result. Like we can all relate. Haha Many things that were said were spot on. How crazy answering questions it can tell your personality. Very cool.
3 years ago
Ok, don't hate me, but I'm an INTP with an ENFJ mother. She's SUPER involved. ''Why don't you want to go swimming? Why are you uncomfortable around our guests? Is there something wrong? Are you sick? Do you have low self esteem? COME SWIMMING!!!! IT. WILL. BE. FUN.'' She's a great leader though.
2 months ago
Your mother means well! This is exactly how I act lol
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