I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. –Agatha Christie
These people are intoxicated with life and the joy of living. They love being with people.
Now a little bit about the separate letters that make up this character, then we can get back to looking at the overall picture. The E is for Extrovert and this means that the ENFP enjoys being with others. The N is for iNtuitive and means that means they prefer to look at the big picture. Then there is the F for Feeling which means that people are very important to them. And then finally the P which stands for Perceiving meaning that they tend to be spontaneous and like to live for the moment.
ENFPs get caught up in projects, activities, and people quite easily. When they are interested in something their excitement can be contagious.
They enjoy exploring new things.
In fact, ENFPs enjoy most things as long as they are interested in them. They tend to be more interested things that are associated with the right side of the brain: feelings, creativity, and people.
They get bored when they have to do something with a lot of repetition and details. It can cause them to feel caged in and uncomfortable.
The ENFP is called the Champion for a reason. Once they decide that something interests them they champion that cause. If it is a person they will take care of that person although maybe not quite in an expected way. If it is a cause they will do everything that they can to further it. Often they will also convince others to join them in their cause just by being themselves.
ENFPs enjoy being with people, especially their families. Although when it is time to do boring chores the ENFP may not be quite as happy since they tend to prefer doing fun and unconventional things, and chores do not quite fit into either of those categories.
Most of the time, ENFPs are amazing, fun people, but as with everything else they have a dark side.
ENFPs can be very manipulative. Since they are so good with people and reading them they are very good at manipulating people
Also, they can become very self-absorbed, thinking only about themselves and what they want.
I find that it helps to have examples of people who have this personality type. Especially when I was first learning about Myers-Briggs personality types, I would actually seek out lists of characters who have that personality type.
So here are some people and fictional characters who have this personality type.
Some Real Life ENFPs include:
Fictional ENFPs include:
Ariel (Disney’s A Little Mermaid)
Marianne Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
Marty McFly (Back to the Future
Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter)
Pippin (Peregrin) Took (Lord of the Rings)
Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
I hope this helps you to understand the ENFP for writing or for life a bit better. If you are interested in knowing more about them this site has a lot of details: ENFP.