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ENFPs and relationships

With friends, family members or romantic partners, ENFPs are incredibly involved and energetic. They’re great listeners who make everyone feel like their voice is heard, and they have a way of making loved ones feel like the best version of themselves. They thrive on being around other people, and frequently ask others to spend time together and have meaningful conversations.



Generally, ENFP personality types make it a point to include all people and listen to their ideas and opinions. While people appreciate this democratic approach, it could cause conflict if the ENFP can’t choose a direct path or if they hold up the process by getting caught up in minor details.

On the flip side, the ENFP may get irritated by people who are narrow minded and closed off to new ideas.

If conflicts arise, the ENFP can minimize them by:

  • Focusing on finding solutions or making concrete decisions.
  • Remembering that sometimes, facts and figures are just as important as abstract ideas.
  • Talking less and listening more.
  • Attempting to stay the course rather than throwing out alternative routes.

ENFP and love

In a relationship, ENFPs are enthusiastic and open to new opinions, ideas, and ways of life. They love to meet new people, so they might be open to dating more before choosing a long-term partner. They frequently experience a wide range of emotions.

This might become overwhelming for certain types of people, so they would do best with a partner who goes with the flow and can handle their strong emotions. The right partner will appreciate an ENFP’s versatility and openness to exploring new things.

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ENFP and parenting

Knowing your MBTI® personality type gives you a distinct advantage when it comes to raising your children. Understanding your communication habits, stress triggers, values, and how your personality is similar or different from your children helps make the whole parenting process easier.

An ENFP parent will likely encourage their children to go for their dreams and share their feelings, thoughts, and opinions. These parents value creativity and forward thinking, which helps to create an open and nurturing environment for children.

The ENFP parent will probably feel stressed by over-committing to plans or managing schedules for everyone in the home. It’s important to know these stress triggers because it helps parents to care for themselves so they can best care for their children.

If a child’s preferences are similar to their own (especially when it comes to the Intuition and Feeling preferences), parents can better understand how their child takes in information and makes decisions – both very important in terms of parental communication.

If an ENFP parent thinks their child’s preferences are different than theirs (especially if they have a Sensing or Thinking preference), they’ll have the knowhow to change communication and parenting style to better suit those preferences. Parents can “speak their child’s language”.

By integrating awareness of differences into family life, the whole family will benefit from the insights, just as individuals benefit from turning personality knowledge into action.


ENFP and friendship

As friends, ENFPs are fun, supportive, and open-minded. This often means that they have a large group of friends from diverse backgrounds. They love to hear everyone’s stories, and they’re always open to learning new things from the people they’re friends with.

They might spread themselves a bit thin with friends, which could lead to hurt feelings if they over-commit to plans. If you’re an ENFP, making one-on-one time for each of your friends is a good way to avoid this type of conflict.