MBTI® Test ENFP Public Relations Specialists

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Enterprising, Artistic, Social (EAS) (GOT)

Hammer (1996) writes that Extraverted-Intuition-Feeling-Perceiving (ENFP) MBTI Personality Types enjoy careers in which they can support others. They have long-term, perhaps idealistic goals, and enjoy when they have the chance to develop and explore those possibilities with others. ENFP MBTI Personality Types are full of energy, are highly adaptable, and have strong people skills. These innate personality gifts, among many others, result in ENFP MBTI Personality Types feeling satisfied as well as quite suitable in careers as public relations specialists.

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Public relations specialists help organizations, groups, or individuals develop their public image and then promote it. They work with their clients to develop their vision, and then they coach their clients in the communication strategies necessary to create that perception. They may also coordinate with media outlets or other community groups to develop joint programs or initiatives, deliver speeches or training sessions, or prepare and deliver statements on particular current event issues. They may also manage digital or visual design teams to develop and maintain an online presence, on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, or other social networks, as well as with content advertising and blogging. In order to measure their progress, public relations specialists conduct market research or public opinion polls and communicate these results to the clients as well as to their own management or administrative teams.

In order to successfully complete the diverse tasks of their day-to-day jobs, public relations specialists use many kinds of computers, including smartphones, tablet, desktop computers, and laptop computers, as well laser printers and occasionally fax machines. In terms of software, Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Publisher) are all staples. Photo editing software (Adobe PhotoShop), video editing software (Final Cut Pro; Apple QuickTime), and web creation software (e.g., Facebook, Blogs, Twitter, etc.) are all vital. In terms of data management and reporting, Adobe Systems and Adobe reader, as well as InDesign and Oracle are all necessary to ensuring large databases can be successfully managed.

In addition to strong social skills, public relations specialists need to have a strong foundation in communications and media, including dissemination techniques, current social networking trends, media production, and so on. They also need a foundation in English, and ideally in sales and marketing as well. Over 92% of public relations specialists develop this expertise in undergraduate while pursuing their bachelor’s degree. In a small percentage of cases, a master’s degree is earned as well. Furthermore, as with most careers, on-the-job experience is necessary as well.

Below are some employment trends for Public Relations Specialists:

  • Median wage: $26.77 hourly, $55,680 annually
  • Employment: 229,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Average (8% to 14%)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 58,800

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ENFP Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ENFP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: BartenderCounseling PsychologistDirector of Religious Activities or EducationFitness Trainer or Aerobics InstructorHairdresser, Hairstylist, or CosmetologistPsychiatristPublic Relations SpecialistRecreation WorkerRehabilitation Counselor, and Reporter or Correspondent.

 

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References:

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org
  1. MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)
  1. Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)