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ENFJs and careers

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ENFJs at work

ENFJs are natural leaders. They make other people feel supported, and are often great at motivating others or helping them discover their talents. Even when they're not in leadership or management roles, ENFJs will usually have jobs that directly help others.

In general, people with ENFJ preferences enjoy work that focuses on collaboration and observing a system of values or the greater good. On a team, they’re often the person who unites the group, respecting each team member's unique needs and encouraging everyone to do their best.

Career trends for ENFJs

People with ENFJ preferences love helping others to find their life mission or true calling. They’re likely warm, friendly helpers who enjoy the process of zeroing in on someone’s individual aspirations.

Because of these tendencies, people with ENFJ preferences are best suited to careers that allow them to get the most out of individuals and create harmonious collaboration in a group or organization. They tend to excel in the fields of counseling, teaching, training, and religion.

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Leadership style of ENFJs

ENFJs make up nearly 4% of global leaders. They’re often able to get the very best out of the people they manage by getting to know each individual and identifying their strengths, interests, and ambitions. They encourage people to find their place to shine.

Although they may sometimes become overbearing with concern for those they manage, ENFJs are ultimately caring and nurturing leaders.

ENFJs on a team

ENFJs are naturally in tune with what each team member wants and needs. This makes them adept at creating harmony on a team. While they may become stressed at the first sign of conflict, they work incredibly hard to foster collaboration and encourage others to work together.

On a team, you’ll typically find ENFJs in charge of scheduling—organizing various moving parts and keeping everyone else on track.

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