By Donna Dunning
Personality Type: ENFJ
“I manage a college career centre and have done so for twenty years. People are often surprised that after all this time I’m doing the same job, but I know I’m still doing it because I’m perfectly suited for the work I do. Its not the same job because all of the people I work with are uniquely different and finding new possibilities for them excites me.
I am also energized by planning events, creative problem solving, strategic planning, and writing proposals. I am sometimes drained by budgeting, managing an extensive database, and personnel behavior issues. To remain successful I have learned to ask experts in my organization for help with the parts of my work I sometimes feel overwhelmed with. I enjoy teamwork.”
If you found this career story interesting or helpful, there is one other post you might like to read under Contributor Career Success Stories and Strategies.
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I would greatly appreciate more stories from people with preferences for ENFJ and ESFJ. If these are your preferences, please consider adding your own career story to the page. You don’t need to be a type professional or career counselor; the more diverse career paths represented the better!
My Narratives of Type: Contributors (ESFJs and ENFJs) page has additional quotes from people with these personality type preferences.
Looking for work that attracts ENFJs? Check out the Occupations that Attract Contributors page.
My ENFJs at Work post shares ideas of what ENFJs look for at work.
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An extensive discussion of personality type and career choice can be found in my book What’s Your Type of Career? 2nd edition.