ENFJ-T (A Complete Guide)

In this article, we will discuss ENFJ-T Personality. We will do that by giving a brief description of them including their strengths and weaknesses. We will move on to describe their cognitive functions, their workplace, suitable careers for them, and how they behave in interpersonal relationships. 

ENFJ-T 

People with ENFJ-T personality are extroverted individuals. This means that they enjoy spending their time with others. They have great social skills and are supportive of others. They have a warm aura and derive satisfaction from being of use to others. They invest their time and energy in catering to the needs of the people around them. At times, they can be hard on themselves and criticize any mistakes they make. They do not give credit to themselves when things go right. It is important that these people pay attention to their needs. Apart from that,  they make excellent leaders as they have the capacity to bring people together on the same page. They are inspirational and enthusiastic in their approach. These people are a bit different because despite being social, they need time away from people to recharge.

Their T function in ENFJ-T personalities makes them turbulent protagonists. These people like predictability in their life in order to feel more secure and confident. They frequently experience self-doubt and low confidence. They are humble and modest in their approach. They also have a tendency to be oversensitive to criticism. Before making any important decisions, these people need the external opinions of others to feel reassured. Finally, they are quite empathic and able to connect with others on a deeper level.

ENFJ-T Personality description

ENFJ-T Personality is one of the 16 types of personality from the Myer Brigg Type Indicator based on Carl Jung’s theory. These people are also known as ‘The Giver’ which points to the idea that they are one of the most helpful and supportive personalities. They can be characterized by their warm and loyal nature. They are sensitive to the needs of others and try their best to fulfill them. 

They are also outgoing and like socializing with others. We can say that they are people-persons and able to develop connections with others with ease. They are friendly and approachable. Since they can sense what others are feeling, thinking, and know what drives their behavior, they can use this ability to influence them and in some cases even manipulate them. They have strong values and are highly altruistic. ENFJ is the opposite of ISTP personality. 2-5% of people in the world possess an ENFJ personality.

The strengths and weaknesses of ENFJ-T

An ENFJ-T personality is outgoing and warm towards others. They are sensitive to the needs of people and are highly empathic. This means that they can understand the emotions of others and respond accordingly. They have a wide social network and are encouraging to people they are close to. They are also organized personalities who like order in their life.

An ENFJ-T personality also has weaknesses. They are often dependent on the approval of others and seek validation from them. Accordingly, they are sensitive to criticism and respond in an emotional manner. They can be overly sensitive at times and face difficulty in making decisions. Since they put the needs of others before their own, they can be described as self-sacrificing personalities.

Cognitive functions of ENFJ-T Personality

According to Carl Jung, people perceive and process information through certain cognitive functions. There are two dominant functions that explain a dominant part of someone’s personality. Also, there are two other cognitive functions that explain less part of someone’s personality but they have their own significance. These functions direct how a person gathers, processes, and use the information to make daily decisions. ENFJ-T personality is one of the 16 types of personalities. The cognitive functions of this personality are stated as follows.

Extroverted feeling

ENFJ-T personalities engage in social behavior and enjoy harmony in their relationships. They are in tune with their surroundings and attentive to the needs of others. They have a tendency to please others and gain their approval. They make decisions while taking into account their personal values and subjective ideas rather than focusing on objective or logical information. They also pay attention to how their decisions may impact others.

Introverted intuition 

ENFJ-T personalities like to think about the future. In other words, they are not present-oriented people. They have a tendency to focus on long-term goals and accordingly miss out on details. They process information based on impressions and broad ideas rather than minute details. This helps them connect different pieces of information and spot patterns. It also enables them to understand complex abstract information.

Extroverted Sensing

ENFJ-T personalities focus on concrete information and sensory information gathered from their environment. Accordingly, they seek new experiences that stimulate their senses. They are aware of their environment and appreciate aesthetic and pleasing spaces. 

Introverted thinking 

These people spend a lot of time planning and organizing information in their minds. They like structure and predictable schedules. This is because it helps them feel in control. Although this function is less developed which plays out in the form of under-confidence in personal abilities. However, if this is developed, these people can be more self-assured, balanced, and confident in their decision-making. It can also help them focus on logic along with personal values while making important choices.

T function in ENFJ-T

When an ENFJ personality has an additional T function, they are called ENFJ-T or turbulent protagonists. Such people are outgoing and straightforward. They like predictability and order in their life, which makes them seem secure and confident. However, their underlying doubts may not be apparent to others. They have humility and stay humble. Their self-doubt may enhance their oversensitivity to take things personally. Accordingly, they might feel anxious and concerned about their appearance. This self-consciousness also applies to other areas of their life. At the same time, it helps them in relating to others. Turbulent personalities are quite empathic and compassionate. Sometimes, their compassion may impact them negatively. In other words, they are more likely to experience stress while engaging with others. They may get overwhelmed in stressful situations and find it difficult to deal with circumstances in a calm manner. 

ENFJ-Ts are able to connect with others at a deeper level. They make sure to seek opinions from others before making a choice because they have low confidence in the judgment. Seeking advice can reassure them and prevented them from making errors in their decisions.

Workplace

ENFJ-T personalities work best in jobs where they can interact with others and invest their time and energy in helping people. Their strong communication and organizational skills help them in leadership positions. It also allows them to organize different activities and assist people in reaching their hidden potential. It enables them to resolve interpersonal conflicts and restore harmony in different situations. Careers that are suited for them includes psychologists, social workers, teachers, counselors, managers, human resource manager, sales representative, etc.

Interpersonal Relationships

In interpersonal relationships, and ENFJ-T personality are quite friendly and caring towards others. It is important that their friends reciprocate their support and care. These people help out others but are not good at asking for help themselves. Their friends need to be active listeners for them and provide them with encouragement in times of need.

As parents, they may have high expectations from their children. Their hands-on approach to parenting can make it difficult for their children to be self-sufficient and explore the world on their own. Their own parents need to learn to be empathic to their ENFJ-T children and give them time to breathe if they feel overwhelmed by the emotions of others. It is important that they encourage their children to practice self-care activities.

In intimate relationships, ENFJ-T personalities are sensitive and pay attention to their partners happiness. Their spouse needs to understand that it is hard for them to express their needs, so they should reciprocate attention and cater to the needs of ENFJ-T.

FAQs: ENFJ-T

What does ENFJ-T mean?

ENFJ-T refers to people who are extroverted, intuitive, feeling, judging, and turbulent personalities. It is one of the 16 types of personalities from the Myer Brigg type indicator based on Carl Jung’s theory.

Is ENFJ a rare personality?

Yes, ENFJ is one of the rarest personalities among the 16 types. Only 2 to 3 percent of people in the world have an ENFJ personality.

Who should ENFJ marry? 

An ENFJ should marry INFP or ISFP. This is because their dominant function of extroverted feeling is matched well with such partners whose dominant function is introverted feeling. However, they can enjoy a good relationship with other personality types as well. 

Are ENFJ smart?

ENFJ personalities are intelligent and possess different types of intelligence. They value intellect in others as well. They appreciate the importance of knowledge in others as well.

Conclusion

In this article, we discussed ENFJ-T. We found that People with ENFJ-T personality are extroverted individuals. This means that they enjoy spending their time with others. They have great social skills and are supportive of others. They have a warm aura and derive satisfaction from being of use to others. They invest their time and energy in catering to the needs of the people around them. At times, they can be hard on themselves and criticize any mistakes they make. They do not give credit to themselves when things go right. It is important that these people pay attention to their needs. Apart from that,  they make excellent leaders as they have the capacity to bring people together on the same page. They are inspirational and enthusiastic in their approach. These people are a bit different because despite being social, they need time away from people to recharge.

Their T function in ENFJ-T personalities makes them turbulent protagonists. These people like predictability in their life in order to feel more secure and confident. They frequently experience self-doubt and low confidence. They are humble and modest in their approach. They also have a tendency to be oversensitive to criticism. Before making any important decisions, these people need the external opinions of others to feel reassured. Finally, they are quite empathic and able to connect with others on a deeper level.

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Citations

https://www.verywellmind.com/enfj-extraverted-intuitive-feeling-judging-2795979

https://www.16personalities.com/articles/assertive-protagonist-enfj-a-vs-turbulent-protagonist-enfj-t

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.

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