ENFJ - Strengths and Weaknesses
ENFJs are enthusiastic, goal-oriented, diplomatic, responsible, and caring. They firmly believe in other people, almost to a fault, and are very altruistic. ENFJs primarily focus on what’s going on around them, and are especially concerned with the wellbeing of others. In fact, ENFJs are often described as social butterflies, as they love spending time with others. In return, people love spending time with ENFJs — they are fun to be around, and are usually very straight-forward and confident. People with this personality type may often be described as charming and likeable. ENFJs are always willing to help others when needed, and enjoy doing so.
They hold strong values and opinions, and advocate for what they believe in. They are decisive and are able to see the big picture when presented with a complex situation. ENFJs make decisions by going with their gut. Their values play a large role in driving your decision-making processes, and they always try to act in accordance with their values. ENFJs’ secondary focus is internally, where they make judgments based primarily on your intuition.
ENFJs operate largely internally and are able to see the “big picture” very easily. They are able to understand things through their strong sense of intuition, and often can’t pinpoint specific reasons.
Regarding the outer world, they are highly organized, and are able to handle several projects simultaneously. They are excellent at setting priorities and developing plans.
ENFJs possess a high degree of empathy, leading them to always see the best in others. Because of their incredible empathy ENFJs, may sometimes place too much trust in others. This may make it easy for others to disappoint ENFJs or take advantage of them.
In addition, ENFJs may be prone toward immersing themselves in activities that involve other people because of their social nature. However, ENFJs must be careful not to make choices and define their priorities based solely on what others want—this may result in neglecting their own needs and losing one’s sense of purpose. It is critical that ENFJs do not sacrifice their own wellbeing and aspirations to help others.
Although they have very strongly held beliefs, ENFJs often have difficulty revealing their true identities and values. They are very deep, complex people. Because ENFJs are naturals at interacting with and understanding others, they may be “chameleon-like” interactions instead of revealing their true selves.
Finally, ENFJs often seek out the opinions of others, but may have a hard time accepting criticism. They may become reliant on others’ approval to validate their self-worth.