ENFJ. The Liberator

What connects us is deeper than what separates us.

If ENFJ is your best fit type you have a natural concern for the welfare of others combined with a visionary focus. You are idealistic in your striving to make the world a better place. You want the people around you to get along and find common ground. You have an intuitive sense of how to create beneficial human interactions that create wellbeing and morale for the whole group. You might find you have an almost boundless energy toward the welfare of others. Social harmony is important to you.

You have an intuitive ability to know what people are really up to and where their actions are leading. You might find you know what's going on in this regard before others around you clue in. You take pleasure in identifying what other people need and delivering expedient solutions.

You're a natural guide. ENFJs are often called the Teacher type because they so naturally gravitate toward roles that involve training and guiding others. You have a talent for uplifting others' spirits, energizing them, and sending them happily onward.

Being so naturally focused on the welfare of others, you may be vulnerable to negating your own needs too much, feeling like you can't bother or burden anyone else with what you want. It may be surprising to find out that others don't always look out for you in the same way that you look out for them. It may also be difficult for you learn and appreciate that you have needs, and that you are the only one who can ultimately be responsible for them.

You may delight in the sensual world, finding beauty easily in your surroundings, and enjoying the finer things in life: beautiful objects, fine foods, textures, exotic destinations. But your senses are also easily overburdened, and the absence or a minimum of sensory stimulus is sometimes necessary for balance.

Ultimate meanings may be compelling for you. What is it all about? What does it all come down to? Why are we here? You are likely not satisfied with superficial explanations. You must know this for yourself. You see the underlying connections inherent in nature and especially between people in a way that others might miss completely.

Although you are generally outgoing in nature, you have an inner knowing, a wise guide who operates under the surface and speaks to you in silence. Time spent with that inner guide becomes more important as you grow, although you still thrive from experiencing a variety of people and scenarios. Gradually, your natural instincts to instruct others become a pull to teach from that wise guide within.

As a warm-hearted person, you might object to looking at the world in a cold, logical kind of way. You may see yourself as illogical, which might translate to an insecurity of not being smart, although you seem to have plenty of insights, and you are able to poke holes in others' attempts at logic that don't quite add up. You might also feel bad when you do this as it might come across as impolite and unsupportive. However, subconsciously you’re evaluating social systems very logically. It’s just that your logic is concerned with the welfare of others. This kind of social logic can develop to become a real super power.

ENFJ Quotes

"We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." - Martin Luther King

"During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to [the] struggle [for a] society in which all persons will live together in harmony." - Nelson Mandela

"[Intelligent people have a] sensitivity to others' concerns and the ability to act on that knowledge." Daniel Goleman (author of Emotional Intelligence)

"Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish." - Pope John Paul

"Human beings are more alike than we are unalike. Let us see that and ... cherish ... the differences. Because the differences are superficial ... they should delight us." - Maya Angelou

"The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free." - Oprah Winfrey

"I'm a teacher, I'm a convenor, I'm a gatherer. I'm someone who reaches out to people and is deeply interested in what they have to say." - Justin Trudeau