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ENFPs and relationships

People with ENFP preferences tend to be very involved and incredibly energetic with their friends, family, and romantic partners. They’re great listeners who often have a way of making loved ones feel like the best versions of themselves.

ENFPs thrive around other people. They frequently ask others to spend time together and love to have meaningful conversations.


ENFPs and conflict

ENFPs may become irritated by people who are narrow-minded or closed off to new ideas. They often make a point to listen to the ideas and opinions of the people around them.

Others usually appreciate this democratic approach, but it can sometimes lead to conflict. ENFPs may have difficulty choosing a path forward, or may hold up a decision because they’re fixated on minor details—both of which can cause stress and frustration for others.

If you have ENFP preferences, you can minimize conflict in your relationships by:

  • Focusing your energy 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.
  • Making an effort to stay on course rather than throwing out alternative routes.

ENFPs and love

In a relationship, people with ENFP preferences are open to new opinions, ideas, and ways of life. They love to meet new people, which means they might be open to dating for a while before they choose a long-term partner.

ENFPs frequently experience a wide range of emotions, which might be overwhelming for some people. They tend to do best with a partner who goes with the flow and can handle their strong emotions. For ENFPs, the right partner is likely someone who appreciates their versatility and openness to exploring new things.

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ENFPs and parenting

The MBTI® framework can be very helpful when it comes to raising children. Knowledge of your own communication habits, stress triggers, and preferences often makes parenting easier. By integrating an awareness of differences into family life, the whole family can benefit from these insights.

Parents with ENFP preferences likely encourage their children to strive for their dreams and share their feelings, thoughts, and opinions openly. They tend to value creativity and forward thinking, which helps to create an open and nurturing environment for children. ENFPs may feel stressed if they’re forced to overcommit to plans or manage schedules for themselves, their partners, and their children.

If you have ENFP preferences and you think your child shares your Intuition and Feeling preferences, this can help you to understand how your child takes in information and makes decisions—both of which are important for how you communicate as a parent. If you think your child’s preferences are different than yours, self-awareness will help you to change your communication and parenting style to better suit those preferences.


ENFPs and friendship

As friends, ENFPs are fun, supportive, and open-minded. They often 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 their friends.

Because they have such a large group of friends, ENFPs might spread themselves thin at times. This could lead to hurt feelings if they overcommit themselves. Making one-on-one time with friends is great way for them to avoid this.