Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Life: ENFJ

Today's (technically yesterday's) post for the Blogtember challenge is all about the Myers-Briggs test. I've taken this test before at my office, and it's taught me a lot about myself - my personality, strengths and areas I naturally excel in. The best part about the test? There are no weaknesses. The test measures your psychologic preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. 

My type? ENFJ - extraverted, intuitive, feeling, judging.

I took the test about a year and a half ago, and just retook it today for this post. As I had guessed, I'm still as strong of an ENFJ as ever. Here's what ENFJ's (and I) prefer:

Extraversion - ENFJ's feel motivated by their interactions with other people. They tend to enjoy a wide variety of circumstances and acquaintances, and they gain energy in social situations. 

INtuition - ENFJ's tend to be more abstract than concrete. They see the big picture rather than the details, on future possibilities rather than immediate realities. They are idealists.

Feeling - ENFJ's tend to value personal considerations above objective criteria. In short, they're feelers - full of emotion, they often give more weight to social implications rather than logic.

Judging - ENFJ's tend to plan their activities and make decisions early. They derive a sense of control through predictability.

Whenever I take the test, I score very high in the extraversion, feeling and judging categories. I typically score moderate in the intuition category. The more and more I read into these results, the more I believe the Myers-Briggs method. It fits me to a T, and has actually helped me both at work and in my relationships. The best part? I sent my results to Jack, so he can hopefully predict how to deal with me in any situation :) 

As an ENFJ, I'm also in good company. A few famous ENFJ's include Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence. I've gotta say, I like this crew of people.

Below are some of my attributes - like I said, couldn't be more accurate. Have you taken the Myers-Briggs test before? What were your results?


|| ENFJ via OPP || 


  1. I'm an ENFJ as well court! My mom is a certified MBTI interpreter and she has a ton of stuff on relationships and potential problems you may encounter with your significant other based on their score. Has Jack done his yet?!

    1. He did a short version (only 60 or so questions), and it said he was an ESFJ - but he's only slightly E, F and J, so he probably should take a longer version. I'd love for him to do that and had no idea about your mom!


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