In this brief guide, we will look at some amazing ENFJ fictional characters, and also discuss some personality traits of the ENFJ personality.
A list of ENFJ Fictional Characters
Here is a brief list of ENFJ fictional characters:
- Hans (Frozen)
- Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket)
- Isabella (Galavant)
- Wormwood (Galavant)
- Lady Melisandre (Game of Thrones)
- Rachel Berry (Glee)
- Eurus Holmes (Sherlock)
- Jason Todd/Red Hood (DC Batman)
- Daenerys Targaryen (Game Of Thrones)
- Tsunade Senju (Naruto)
- Asuna Yuuki (Sword Art Online)
- Morpheus (The Matrix)
- Rustin Cohle (True Detective)
- Dr. Jedikiah Price (The Tomorrow People TV series)
- Loki (Marvel’s Cinematic Universe)
- Nakia (Marvel’s Cinematic Universe)
- Phil Coulson (Marvel’s Cinematic Universe)
- Madara Uchiha (Naruto Shippuden)
- Jessica Day (New Girl)
- Chris Traeger (Parks and Recreation)
- Joan Clayton/Dr. Seward (Penny Dreadful)
- Kirito Kamui (Psycho-Pass)
- Mami Tomoe (Puella Magi – Madoka Magica)
- Betty Cooper (Riverdale)
- Yamato Kurosawa (Say I Love You)
- Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City)
- Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina)
- Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games)
- Arthur Clennam (Little Dorrit)
- Marco Bott (Attack on Titan)
- Firestar (Warriors)
- Elizabeth (Bioshock infinite)
ENFJ Personality: Traits, Strengths, and Weaknesses
ENFJ stands for Extroverted, intuitive, feeling, and Judging, and this is one of the personality types in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
The ENFJ personality has a dominant function of extroverted feeling, which means that the person’s orientation is towards the external world, and the chief decision making process they use is based on values, morals, and emotions, but they pertain to other people, events, or the environment.
Since the ENFJ is a judging type of personality, feelings and making decisions are what rule their other processes, and they may often be seen trying to make decisions or judgments this function affects behavior in the most observable and obvious way.
Extroverted Feeling consists of many processes and methods that are constantly happening, there may be many internal mechanisms of the person, and may even differ slightly in person to person depending on their age, gender, life experiences, and so on, which are all things that affect someone’s emotions or their ability to understand these emotions.
Someone with an extroverted feeling in their function stack uses it to pick up on the vibes of everyone in the room and tries to work according to this data, and they may often try to be mindful of those around them, and they may act accordingly as best they can.
The decision-making process of the ENFJ comes across through the Extroverted Feeling function by way of their own mannerisms, expressions, and emotions, which all form part of their behavior, which is decided by the fact that their locus of control is very external.
The extroverted feeling function of the ENFJ often manifests the form of intense and noticeable emotional reactions to the external world, and this function is also the primary reason for the empathy ENFJ has.
The empathy that the ENFJ experiences as a result of the extroverted feelings is evident in their ability to pick up on the vibes or feelings of those around them, and they might be able to express sorrow or joy, or other emotions, that need to be displayed appropriately in any situation.
This function also makes these individuals great in relationships and provides them with a mothering or parental instinct on occasion as well, as their empathetic personality makes them able to assess and provide for the needs of those around them.
Serving the extraverted feeling function is the introverted intuition function.
The intuition function in the ENFJ allows them to look at their own knowledge base, concepts, information, and life experiences, and they use these conclusions to process whatever information they are currently receiving.
Because the ENFJ is a judging personality, their main focus is making sense of the information or processing it, and trying to figure out what to do with it, while the information gathering process may run more in the background than be an active function.
This tendency of judging makes the intuition take care of things on the inside, in a methodical process that involves drawing parallels and logically sorting through the chunks of data that have been collected by the person surreptitiously..
The processing of information in the person’s cognition may be analytical and methodical, but the decisions and actions of the ENFJ on the outside look like “Psychic” or “gut-feeling” like processes.
The ENFJ usually seems like they are ruled purely by emotion and their speech and actions are all likely to seem natural and sudden, and may even feel like this person just “has a sense of how things are”.
A good example of this might be an ENFJ “instinctively” knowing what to say when you are sad.
The empathy the ENFJ feels comes from years of development and gathering of information from the various experiences they have had with the help of the extraverted sensing function, which helps provide data for the ENFJ but at the same time is not so strong that it makes them run around looking for adventures like explorers.
The extroverted sensing function serves the purpose of collecting information and tucking away for use at a later time.
Strengths of the ENFJ:
- The ENFJ is extremely tolerant towards other people, and they can listen to people for long times at one stretch.
- ENFJs are usually very reliable as well, and they have a tendency to never let anyone down.
- The ENFJ also tends to be fairly charismatic due to their extroverted feeling function, and they may charm people all the time.
- ENFJ is also quite Charming and popular
- The feeling function of the ENFJ also makes them very altruistic.
- The ENFJ, as per their title of “protagonist”, also make very natural and kind leaders, not necessarily in organizational or institutional sense, but they will usually be a force too be reckoned with in some way.
Weaknesses of the ENFJ
- They may sometimes be too idealistic or too involved in their principles.
- They may struggle to make decisions because they want to consider everything and everyone.
- They may be too perfectionistic and expect far too much from themselves and others.
- They may be overly emotional sometimes.
- They may be stubborn about things they truly believe in, even foregoing the practical for the ideal.
- They may sacrifice their own sanity, health and safety for others and have trouble taking care of themselves. If you’re facing this, it may be a good idea to seek the help of a therapist or other mental health professional. You can find a therapist at BetterHelp who can help you learn how to cope and address it.
- They may want to help out so much they may not consider whether someone wants to be helped.
7 ENFJ Fictional Characters with Analysis
Here are 7 ENFJ fictional characters who show quite typical ENFJ traits.
Clara Oswald: Doctor Who
Clara Oswald from Doctor Who shows ENFJ traits like being kind to innocent people, being extremely angry when she feels that someone is acting in a way that is unjust, and she frequently uses her good judgment to help other people.
On the other hand, Clara can also be too idealistic and tends to take decisions that may not necessarily be good for her but are good for the others, and this is seen throughout her arc on the show.
Clara also makes sure her verbal objection is heard when there are things happening that she does not agree with like the instance in “The Day of the Doctor” when she speaks up that her Doctor would never finish off innocent people or in “K. the Moon” when she thrashes the Doctor for not being there for her,
Clara may be a secondary protagonist on the show but she shows great leadership skills and takes leadership roles with ease, like in “Nightmare in Silver.”
Her ENFJ function of extroverted feeling also leads her to believe that the doctor is heartless rather often and sometimes she can easily admit that he is not what he seems at all.
Clara can also be too helpful and very assertive, which are also things that her ENFJ traits allow her to do, and she also has a career that is said to be quite ideal for an ENFJ, which is being a teacher.
Diana/Wonder Woman: DC Universe
Diana is incredibly idealistic, to begin with, and she has strong beliefs that she is not afraid to stand up for in the least, but she does it with grace and calmness, which may not antagonize people at all.
Her decision-making however is clearly very feeling based as may be evident everytime she makes a call based on her environment and what her values and ideals tell her to do.
In the movie about her origin story, Diana leaves her island, saves the man who has been stranded there, goes against her own people because of what she believes is the right thing to do, and later in the story she is again seen taking an emotional decision when she decides to act against the villain.
Diana is also often seen helping out however she can and she is most fearless when she is protecting other people, which is a hallmark of a true ENFJ.
Katara: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Katara is a great ENFJ fictional character and ENFJ anime character from the show Avatar the last Airbender, and the first thing one might notice about her is the fact that she wants to preserve her culture and her people and hellpp out how she can.
Katara strives to preserve her social system, and she is usually pretty adamant about it and will go to many lengths to make sure it happens.
Other than that another great ENFJ thing about Katara that displays her extroverted feeling is that she doesn’t deal in the tangible, but her own feelings and the abstract.
ENFJs tend to be psychologically driven and they usually try to understand others and their own journeys which may be seen in the way Katara immediately follows and helps Aang.
Honey Lemon: Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6 is a story about a bunch of teenagers that try to save a city from a villain and Honey Lemon is a great ENFJ fictional character from this movie.
Honey Lemon is a sweet, talented and caring person whose main ideology is that you need to stick together to make things happen, and she is a rather colorful but lethal personality that gets things done in the nicest possible way.
Honey Lemon ensures social harmony among everyone in the group and she behaves in a very organized judging oriented way how people might perceive an ENFJ to be, but at the same time her orientation to the feelings and emotions of others around her is extraordinary, which is what makes her so accurate as an ENFJ fictional character.
Count Dooku: Star Wars
Count Dooku is an ENFJ fictional character from the franchise Star Wars and he shows traits like caring for societal rules and decorum and his orientation to the social aspect of things is unmistakable and thoroughly ENFJ.
He is also quite diplomatic yet his charisma shines through more often than the diplomacy, and he is very in touch with the world around him.
The intuitive function of an ENFJ makes Count Dooku a man of words and the abstract and he usually prefers to bide his time rather than act impulsively.
Remus Lupin: Harry Potter
Remus Lupin is a character from the franchise Harry Potter, and though he may seem a little timid and not very protagonist like at first, he actually has some amazing and typical traits that would make him an ENFJ fictional character.
To start with, ENFJ wants to help people and society in any way possible and they are unbelievably and sometimes unnecessarily idealistic, which Remus Lupin is; just one instance of this is his desire to help the Wizard and Muggle community but at the same time his insistence that Snape needs to be trusted because “Dumbledore trusted him and there must be a reason”.
Lupin is caring: “Have a chocolate, it’ll help”; and his loyalty knows no bounds even in cases where it might go against his rigi beliefs about right and wrong:
“You should have realised,” said Lupin quietly. “If Voldemort didn’t finish you off, we would. Goodbye, Peter.”
Mary Poppins: Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins is an Iconic figure who has been rebooted recently as well, and the magic of this protagonist ENFJ fictional character remains the same, as do her traits.
Known for her efficient and caring attitude and a belief in the right and wrong, Mary Poppins is a fantastic study for an ENFJ fictional character.
She knows the importance of social roles and her language and use of phrases implies a strong judgment processing behind the feelings and emotions that the decisions are based on.
Allison: The Umbrella Academy
The Umbrella Academy is a recent TV show on the streaming platform Netflix, and out of the 7 main protagonists of this show, Allison, or as she is sometimes known, Number 3, makes for a good study as an ENFJ fictional character.
Allison has the ability to influence events by using a certain phrase, and this may be considered sort of metaphorical for how the ENFJ can change things around them with the way they act or talk, and how they use this for the good of the others and how important it is to them to look after and protect other people.
Allison is also very caring towards some of her siblings, although she comes off somewhat standoffish and distant in the beginning, presumably because of the time that has passed since they were last together; once they get back in the same house, she is seen to be very sentimental and caring about others.
She is also the only one that shows compassion towards her sister when others are being antagonistic, which shows an ENFJ ability to care when others may find it hard.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): ENFJ Fictional Characters
Who Should an Enfj marry?
The ENFJ should marry someone like an INFP, as they need someone with an introverted feeling function to complement their own function stack.
Another type that ENFJ could marry is someone like an ISFJ.
Is Enfj a rare personality?
The ENFJ is one of the rarest of the MBTI personality types, and it makes up about 2-3% of the population. The ENFJ is also known for their engaging and social nature and they are also known as protagonists.
Are ENFJs flirty?
Yes, ENFJs can be quite flirty when they like someone because they are generally quite charming and open, so they will make their liking of someone known in the manner of flirtations.
In some cases the ENFJs friendliness may also bee seen as flirting, as they tend to be very open and talkative, which can be misconstrued as flirtation, especially in women.
Are ENFJ good leaders?
Yes ENFJs are good leaders, as they have the natural tendency to associate with and help people, and unlike the strong and independent leaders that ESTJs can be, the ENFJ usually makes for the type of leader that cares and guides more than they lead with strictness.