ENFJ Famous People (15 Famous people)

In this brief guide, we will take a look at a list of some ENFJ famous people and some quotes from them that show that they have an ENFJ personality. We will also see what the ENFJ personality is like and look at some ENFJ career matches.

List of ENFJ Famous People

Here is a comprehensive list of some of the most influential ENFJ Famous people:

  • Barack Obama
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Kate Winslet
  • Johnny Depp
  • Martin Luther King Jr
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Michael Jordan
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Ben Affleck
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Ben Stiller
  • Lauren Graham
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Tommy Lee Jones
  • Kirstie Alley
  • Abraham Maslow
  • Bob Saget 
  • Peyton Manning
  • James Garner
  • Andy Griffith
  • Dennis Hopper
  • Pete Sampras 
  • Craig T Nelson
  • Randy Quaid
  • William Cullen Bryant
  • Ralph Nader
  • Francois Mitterrand
  • Margaret Mead
  • Diane Sawyer
  • Ross Perot
  • William Aramony
  • John Wooden
  • Brenda Vacarro
  • Elizabeth Dole

ENFJ Personality 

ENFJ stands for extroverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging, and this personality type is also known as the Protagonist, due to their people-oriented and leadership traits.

These people make some of the best leaders, and they understand people very well and are able to anticipate the needs of others and get things done for them.

The ENFJs orientation is towards the external world, which means they get along well with other people, events, or the environment.

ENFJ is known for their empathy and affection towards others and they are deeply altruistic, the reason being that they are able to reflect the vibes or feelings they receive from those around them, and they might be able to express sorrow or joy, or other emotions, as needed, to the person or group that is in front of them.

The primary function in the ENFJ function stack is the extroverted feeling, which means that they are able to understand the motives and thinking patterns of others better than, say, Fi, or introverted feeling.

Judging, or the primary decision-making process of the ENFJ, comes from the same feeling function, and it is evident in their own mannerisms, expressions, and emotions, which all form part of their behavior are oriented towards the external world in a big way.

The behavior of the ENFJ may often be in the form of intense and noticeable emotional reactions to the external world, and the intense empathy they display for what the other people might be going through is a similar extension of the same function.

This function is also the primary reason through which decisions or judgments are made, and this function affects behavior by making these people more attuned to and more likely to listen to other people’s needs and wants and try to provide it for them.

The ENFJ is also intuitive, which means that their feeling function gets its information to act from many processes and methods that are constantly happening inside their head, and there is a huge network of information that intuition collects for the feeling to base its judgments on.

The intuition function is not easily describable, as it involves many internal mechanisms of the person, and it is also so subjective that it will usually differ slightly from person to person depending on their age, gender, life experiences, and so on.

On the outside it may seem like the ENFJ is just going from person to person and trying to understand what everyone wants, but on the inside, they are analytical and methodical, and even the decisions that look like gut feeling or “Psychic” processes are more complicated than just being the fact that this person just “has a sense of how things are”.

These two functions make up the key reason why an ENFJ almost always knows what to say when you are sad because their empathy helps them respond well to other people’s emotions and it also adds additional facts to the information they have in them already.

The function of the Intuition connects the dots between the information available to them in their mind, as it processes the feelings and emotions of the people in the ENFJs vicinity.

While the Feeling function in the ENFJ is focused outward, the Introverted Intuition function makes up the internal intuitive world of the ENFJ.

The ENFJ also has the necessary repertoire of knowledge, concepts, information, and life experiences, which they use with the help of the same intuition function to draw conclusions and assess what they are being given.

The ENFJ might also greatly appreciate fine cuisine and outward experiences in the real world, as they have an extroverted sensing function, which even though it is tertiary, it can come across in their behavior.

The ENFJ is also extremely gregarious and friendly, and they may make the kind of leaders that are easy to look up to and respect (think: Barack Obama), and they may often be the kind of leader that people want to follow because they like them.

ENFJs are also very idealistic and prone to principles and the right thing to do, and may sometimes obsess over it, and they may often get very sad when their internal vision for ideals does not match the external, and especially if they are not able to do anything about it.

ENFJ Careers

The ENFJ career needs to be something that involves a lot of interaction with people, and something that provides the ENFJ with the ability to help or guide people in some manner.

The best career for ENFJ would be something where they are allowed to be in charge of some people or be able to lead them in some way, and where they can actively try to better the society in some way.

A career that allows for altruism in some way might also make great sense for the ENFJ, as they are deeply committed to making the world a better place, due to their hero-like tendencies and a will to save everything and everyone.

Generally speaking, an ENFJ needs to be in a career where they can organize others to implement positive change and interact with people around them on a personal and intimate basis.

The typical ENFJs are enthusiastic and easily excitable problem-solvers, and their strong intuition about people makes them very good at anything that is based on a people system rather than a mechanical system.

An ENFJ will always strive for cooperation and when provided with a harmonious environment they will make sure that they maintain harmony and support other people, encouraging them to move constantly towards their growth, which means that they can have a great effect on morale and results of the collective workforce.

An ENFJ in any sort of mentor role will take the lives of their wards very seriously, and they will do everything in their power to help the mentees become better at what they do and be the best self they can be.

ENFJs will also tend to gravitate towards leadership roles as they have the natural tendency to organize people and make ample use of all their talents and making them feel like they’re worth something to the company or workplace.

The ENFJ will also have a strong vision and they will greatly enjoy being able to use their creativity to develop innovative initiatives but they will also never lose their humanitarian focus. 

The typical ENFJ employee or worker will always appreciate teamwork, and organizational resources will mean a lot to them, and they will make it clear with their use of said resources to put their ideas into action.

The ENFJ will make a good addition to the workforce but only when the rest of the workforce is constructive and built of forward-thinking people and is led by someone as people-centered as the ENFJ themselves.

Usually, the ENFJ may also be attracted to a more humanitarian mission and an emphasis on constructive action.

Ideally, the ENFJ would also need to be somewhere they can grow and develop as people as well, as they have a tendency to want personal growth and betterment as much as they want to make others feel the same way.

Here is a list of possible ENFJ careers:

  • School or Career Counselor
  • Media and Communication
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Editor/Writer
  • Health Educator
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Photographer
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Actor
  • Producer or Director
  • Landscape Architect
  • High School Teacher
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Historian
  • Psychologist
  • Art Director
  • Anthropologist or Archaeologist
  • Forester
  • Politics/Local Administration
  • Bureaucracy 

ENFJ Famous People: Quotes 

Here are some of the most influential and famous ENFJ people and some of their quotes that show their ENFJ traits:

Martin Luther King Jr.

“[Let us create a] society that will help men rise from the dark depths of prejudice and racism to the majestic heights of understanding and brotherhood.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Barack Obama

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

“Now, as a nation, we don’t promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make it. That’s an essential promise of America. Where you start should not determine where you end up.”

“We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire, and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.”

“This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.”

Oprah Winfrey

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”

Johnny Depp

“There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.”

“People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.”

“If there’s any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s OK to be different, that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color.”

“I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you’re on it.”

Mikhail Gorbachev

“If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven’t done much today.” 

“I believe in the cosmos”

“Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.”

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we took a look at a list of some ENFJ famous people and some quotes from them that show that they have an ENFJ personality. We also saw what the ENFJ personality is like and looked at some ENFJ career matches. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments you may have about the ENFJ personality type or personality theories in general.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): ENFJ Famous People

How rare is Enfj?

ENFJ is very rare, and they make up only about 2-3% of the population, like due to their intuitive traits, which are generally very rare, to begin with.
The ENFJ, INTJ, and INFP are all very rare personality types. 

Who Should an Enfj marry?

An ENFJ should marry someone like an INFP, as they have function stacks that complement each other rather well.
The ENFJ has a dominant function of extroverted feeling, so it would be good for them to marry someone with an introverted feeling function to complement it, and someone like an INFP or ISFP would be a good partner for the typical ENFJ.

Are ENFJs popular?

Yes, ENFJs are generally very popular as they have very outgoing tendencies and they like hanging out with and helping people a lot.
ENFJs are also popular because they enjoy being popular, and they like it when people perceive them as being fun and helpful.

Who is a famous Enfj?

Some of the most famous ENFJs are:
Oprah Winfrey
Martin Luther King Jr.
Barack Obama
Johnny Depp
Pope John Paul II
Matthew McConaughey
Kate Winslet
Ben Affleck
Abraham Maslow
Phil McGraw

Citations

https://www.ranker.com/list/famous-enfjs/celebrity-lists

https://donsimon.tompel.eu/en/socionics/famous-people-with-enfj-personalities/

http://www.humanmetrics.com/personality/famous-enfjs

https://www.truity.com/personality-type/ENFJ/careers

Divya is currently a Clinical Psychology Trainee in a Master of Philosophy program and holds a Master’s in clinical psychology. She has a special interest in Personality studies and disorders, having researched the subject before, and Neuropsychology; with an additional interest being Mood disorders. She likes to write about Psychiatric issues, having worked in multiple specialty setups during her time as a clinical psychology student, and in her free time she likes to cook and read.