Life as an “ENFJ”

Today we took the Meyers Briggs personality type assessment. My result: ENFJ – extroversion, intuition, feeling, judging.

It was fun to look into this, and it is really interesting how exactly accurate my personality type describes me. Here are some highlights:

  •  Quite friendly persuaders who can often build consensus among people whose interests and motives are quite diverse
  • Often act as catalysts, including everyone and drawing out the best in others
  • Can be inspiring leaders as well as loyal followers
  • Warm, compassionate, supportive
  • Loyal and trustworthy
  • Curious about new ideas and stimulated by possibilities for contributing to the good of humanity
  • Imaginative, creative, likes variety and new challenges
  • Naturally see potential for growth in others and devote energy to help others achieve it
  • Strong need for authentic, intimate relationships
  • Expressive, responsive, social, personable, gracious
  • Bring great enthusiasm
  • Appreciative
    Congenial
    Diplomatic
    Energetic
    Enthusiastic
    Expressive
    Idealistic
    Loyal
    Organized
    Personable
    Responsible
    Supportive

Challenges ENFJ’s face (these are so true to me):

If not feeling appreciated for their contributions, I feel frustrated and may:

  • Worry, feel guilty and doubt myself
  • Become insistent and controlling in my desire for harmony
  • Be overly sensitive to criticism, real or imagined

When stressed, I may:

  • Stop listening to and accommodating others
  • Become so sensitive to conflict that you ignore or avoid it
  • Be hypercritical, finding fault with almost everything in an illogical manner
  • Act domineering, taking charge without listening to others

It was really neat to take some time to learn about myself, my team at work, and understand why we sometimes rub each other the wrong way.

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