The ENFP personality type is first of all blessed with a curious mind and a detectives mindset. You live life believing there is hidden mystery everywhere. Everyone has a secret, there’s always something hidden to find if you look deeply enough. ENFPs live life in search of cracking these social mysteries.
As an intuitive, you are often rebellious, pursuing alternative explanations, never taking an answer for granted. The higher your intelligence, the more mysteries you find, and the more quickly you can process all this information. In one sentence, the goal for an ENFP throughout their entire life is to investigate the worlds mysteries and secrets and by understanding, being able to heal the ills of the world and to ease people’s suffering.
As an ENFP, you are always full of questions, especially questions about people’s motives and interests. You have an open mind, and you can consider any possibility, both dark and bright. You’re usually the first to spot a new pattern and to see a new issue. Sometimes this gives the impression that you have some sort of sixth sense. You’re excellent for spotting lies and finding out when people aren’t being authentic. And as an extrovert, you are often bringing these patterns to the surface, showing people what they would often miss.
This means an ENFP is always naturally sharing energy and information with others, but their own personal world often remains hidden. In group and work environments, ENFPs tend to focus on being more optimistic, focused on problem-solving, and getting the group forward. You work hard to keep other people’s spirits up, even when it’s difficult for you. The ENFP personality type is a lot more chivalrous and stoic than people realize.
ENFPs can sometimes risk putting too much energy into others to avoid thinking about their own issues. But this is not the ENFPs natural state. The ENFPs have an amazing imagination and love to let their minds run free. Their ideal is to be able to be alone together with others, to be able to just observe, dream, and conjure up ideas in their own minds. To understand without talking, to be understood without having to explain.
You bring up new possibilities and you alert people to possible dangers, with the help of your what-if generator. Being able to spot and bring up new possibilities is what makes you an excellent brainstormer. ENFPs are always connecting the dots between thought to thought, and they always have a clue of where to go next. ENFPs think broadly and personally about the world. Everything you see has a connection to your life and your current thoughts. You are naturally able to build bridges, connecting people, events, and experiences, one by one.
Part of your gift lies in knowing where to look: you prefer to look at the more subtle things in your environment, things that are often hidden to others. You’re more interested in mysteries than what is obvious to everyone. And you’re usually the first to notice changes in these hidden layers. And ENFPs always have many complex gut reactions and emotional responses to these changes.
Communicating and vocalizing these feelings can be difficult, but art, music, and writing can help. Thanks to your emotional compass, the ENFP is the dilemma solver. You heal others by helping them understand their issues and by getting to the root of people’s problems. You help authenticate people’s message, helping them understand if their words are truthful or if they need to go deeper.
You have a fine-tuned ethical compass, and even the smaller subtleties in others behaviors can have a strong impact on your feelings and your behavior. Because of this, ENFPs tend to need more alone time than any other extroverted type. Times of privacy tend to lead to immense growth for you, especially if you can channel your experiences into art, music, or writing. ENFPs experience the most growth when they can recognize their own personal depths and their unique role in the world. Most of all, this can help improve your emotional intelligence.
You will spend your entire life exploring this function, and it will be important to you throughout your entire journey. It represents your ego, your dreams, your conscious experience of “you”. This function is about asserting yourself as a unique person in this world and walking your own journey, being true to yourself. This function is what you love.
This is how you grow and how you improve as a person. Whenever you engage in this function, you’re taking on challenges in life. You’re adding pressure on yourself, and you are in the pursuit of growth and learning opportunities. This function also represents your expectations and the standards you set yourself to.
This function helps you bring balance between your expectations and what you aspire towards, and who you are and your most basic desires. This function also represents a secret superpower within a limited field, something you have an unexpected knack for as a hobby.
This function represents your opposing values, the things you find the most tedious and annoying, but which you must sometimes rise up to deal with even if you dislike it. Most of the time, you should avoid making this function a too big influence on your life and your decisions.