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Illustrations of Type – ENFP

Illustrations of Type – ENFP

By Donna Dunning

In my MBTI® Certification workshops participants respond to the instruction – “Describe your type using words, phrases, or pictures.” I find these visual representations of type preferences help illustrate individual differences.

Here is a photo of a response from a group with ENFP personality type preferences.

The dominant function for ENFPs is Extraverted Intuition (Ne) and their auxiliary function is Introverted Feeling (Fi).

Often ENFPs talk about the positive side of people and respond to situations in an optimistic, energetic way. Notice that, although they describe themselves as warm and helpful, they also comment that they tend to hide their own feelings. This is likely referring to use of Introverted Feeling (Fi).

Of course, this doesn’t mean that people who prefer ENFP don’t share any emotions. They are often expressive and frequently share their thoughts and ideas. Usually ENFPs talk open-endedly and look for ways to relate and connect to others.

For ENFPs, the Feeling function provides them with an internal compass that can be used to guide decisions and evaluate what is happening around them. Typically people who prefer ENFP show curiosity and spontaneity in the world around them and tend to keep their evaluations and conclusions more to themselves.

You may also enjoy looking at how other ENFP groups have completed this illustration of type exercise.

If you are interested in seeing how people with different type preferences complete this exercise, check out the Illustrations of Type series.

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