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

3 years ago
Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Michael Jordan Great company... indeed
Moises Daniel Gonga
4 years ago
gostei do Teste...Tocou aspectos que têm haver comigo...
C Friberg
4 years ago
I don't know about president, too much pressure. It is easier to deal with others' problems than my own. I am also a people pleaser and am often taken advantage of because of that. Instead of standing up for myself I take the anger of being walked on out on myself.
4 years ago
I hear you there, I used to have that people pleasing thing really bad, it is still there, but I find that I have learned to stand up for myself and be brave and ok with being upfront and real. It takes training your brain to be that way, over time you will get it :)
1 year ago
Same. I don't ever stand up for myself. This year, though, I stood up against someone who wasn't being the nicest to me, and now we're friends! He isn't the closest friend, but he's still a friend!
Hannah OPG
4 years ago
Explains everything that I am lol.
4 years ago
Having my friends say I'm weird and over the board a lot really made a lot of sense after I took this test!! I finally understand that even though I'm emotionally unstabled, which is so true!, My friends say that it sucks being pointed out because of your leadership skills, and while for me its the complete opposite! thank you for reading my ridiculous long comment! :P
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