ENFP

the imaginative motivator

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ENFP careers

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ENFPs at work

ENFPs make up about 7% of leaders, which isn’t surprising when you consider their gregarious personalities and creative problem solving. They aren’t likely to zero in on a dream job early in life but will pursue it long-term. They’ll likely bounce between a few different career paths.

ENFPs are excited by new challenges, so they’re always looking for a career that encourages outside-the-box thinking, creativity, and the opportunity to work with lots of different people. While it may seem like they’re unable to commit to a profession, ENFPs are always learning new skills with each career and simply enjoy keeping their options open.

Career trends

The one constant in an ENFP’s career path is that they’ll probably want to leave the path open to new possibilities.

While people with ENFP personality types will look for careers where they can express their creativity, work with new people and have some influence in creative problem solving, they’ll likely shift or entirely change careers more than once. They’re adept at creating positive change and pursing newfound interests. This often makes the ENFP interested in entrepreneurship or startup organizations.

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Leadership style

ENFPs make charismatic and creative leaders. They often strive to create diverse teams full of differing talents and opinions that work well together. They love to hear everyone’s opinion when working on a project, and they encourage all parties to contribute their own solution to a problem or approach to a task.

As leaders, ENFPs are incredibly democratic and their energy is contagious. However, they might not give concise enough direction, and might promise more than they can deliver. This could become stressful to certain types of employees.

ENFPs on a team

When they’re part of a team, ENFPs are often the most energetic. They’re the ones who keep everyone else on their toes and excited about the project.

They’re quick to try new approaches and open to hearing everyone’s ideas, though they may bounce from task to task and struggle to focus on one thing at a time. They work best on a team with lots of room for experimentation, and with people who are also open to new ideas.

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