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ENFP - The "Advocate"

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ENFPs are introspective, values-oriented, inspiring, social and extremely expressive. They actively send their thoughts and ideas out into the world as a way to bring attention to what they feel to be important, which often has to do with ethics and current events. ENFPs are natural advocates, attracting people to themselves and their cause with excellent people skills, warmth, energy and positivity. ENFPs are described as creative, resourceful, assertive, spontaneous, life-loving, charismatic, passionate and experimental. See MyPersonality PRO™ for a full description of your personality type.

ENFP Representation



NF (Visionary)

ENFP Population
Total: 7%
Male: 6%
Female: 8%

Primary Function
Secondary Function
Tertiary Function
Least Function

About the ENFP
Expert Quotes & Links

"They can't bear to miss out on what is going on around them; they must experience, first hand, all the significant social events that affect our lives."
"ENFPs are warm, enthusiastic people, typically very bright and full of potential. They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others, more so than we see in other types. They can talk their way in or out of anything. They love life, seeing it as a special gift, and strive to make the most out of it."
- Portrait of an ENFP (The Personality Page)

"Friends are what life is about to ENFPs, moreso even than the other NFs. They hold up their end of the relationship, sometimes being victimized by less caring individuals. ENFPs are energized by being around people. Some have real difficulty being alone, especially on a regular basis."
- ENFP Profile (TypeLogic)
"outgoing, social, disorganized, easily talked into doing silly things, spontaneous, wild and crazy, acts without thinking..."
- ENFP Jung Type Descriptions (

"ENFPs are energetic and enthusiastic leaders who are likely to take charge when a new endeavor needs a visionary spokesperson. ENFPs are values-oriented people who become champions of causes and services relating to human needs and dreams. Their leadership style is one of soliciting and recognizing others' contributions and of evaluating the personal needs of their followers. ENFPs are often charismatic leaders who are able to help people see the possibilities beyond themselves and their current realities. They function as catalysts."
- ENFP - The Visionary (Lifexplore)

"Ranked 1st of all 16 types in using social and emotional coping resources and 2nd in using cognitive resources. "
- ENFP Facts (

Famous ENFPs

Real ENFP People

Fictional ENFPs (Characters)

  • Lara Antipova - Doctor Zhivago
  • Steve Urkel - Family Matters
  • Will - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

ENFP Career Matches

ENFPs are often happy with the following jobs which tend to match well with the Advocate/Visionary personality.

  • Artist
  • Art Director
  • Actor
  • Accountant/Auditor
  • Banker/Economist
  • Consultant
  • Career Counselor
  • Conference Planner
  • Church Worker
  • Diplomat
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Designer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Engineer
  • Editor
  • Human Resources
  • Housing Director
  • Homemaker
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer/Attorney
  • Musician
  • Merchandise Planner
  • Marketer
  • Massage Therapist
  • Nurse
  • Newscaster
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Public Relations
  • Psychologist/Counselor
  • Painter
  • Politician
  • Project Manager
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Social Scientist
  • Senior Manager
  • Trainer
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Technical Specialist
  • Writer

ENFP Communities

Learn more about ENFPs from the ENFPs themselves by joining a group, forum or e-mail list.

More ENFP Information

Visit these recommended ENFP profile pages for more information.

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