MBTI® Test ENFP Bartender

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Enterprising, Conventional, Realistic (ECR) (GOT)

People with the ENFP Myers-Briggs Test Personality Type (MBTI®) are adaptable individuals that are well adept at understanding how people and groups operate and function. This innate gift can help make them natural fits for ENFP Careers like that of bartenders. They possess a unique knack for seeing relations and patterns that others cannot usually see. ENFPs’ are extremely motivational, often times seeing the potential in others that they are frequently unaware of themselves. This is the essence of the Extraverted-Intuition-Feeling-Perceiving (ENFP) MBTI test personality type.

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Individuals in ENFP Careers such as bartending perform a variety of service oriented tasks in a variety of environments including bars, restaurants, and other alcohol serving establishments. They spend a large amount of their time mixing ingredients such as liquor, soda, water, sugar, and bitters in order to prepare cocktails and other drinks either directly or through wait staff. They balance cash receipts and collect money for drinks served. They also stock the bar with beer, wine, liquor, and related supplies. They also take on the responsibility for checking identification for age verification to meet the age requirements for the purchase of alcohol while also attempting to limit problems and liability related to customers’ excessive drinking by taking certain steps, such as persuading customers to stop drinking when they have clearly had too much to drink, and orderings taxis or other transportation for intoxicated patrons.

Bartenders utilizes a variety of tools found in and around a bar setting – cocktail shakers or accessories, point of sale POS terminals, carbonated beverage dispensers, as well as commercial use blenders, cutlery, and strainers.

The areas of knowledge that are important for a career as a bartender include principles and processes for providing customer and personal service, an understanding of methods for showing, promoting, and selling products as well as an understanding of human behavior. Certain skills are very important for these ENFP careers, including the ability to convey information to others effectively, give full attention to what others have to say, be service oriented, and exhibit a high level of social perceptiveness.

Bartenders generally require a high school diploma, related on the job experience, in addition to on the job training.

Below are some employment trends for Bartenders:

  • Median wage: $9.16 hourly, $19,050 annually
  • Employment: 551,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Average (8% to 14%)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 269,400


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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org
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