There are many different ways to make decisions, and everyone makes them a little differently. Some people make decisions slowly and consider every possibility, contingency, and angle before reaching a conclusion and taking action. Other people discuss their ideas and brainstorm in a more social way, for example by consulting friends, family members, coworkers, or mentors. If you make decisions differently from your peers, you may find yourself getting frustrated or stressed. However, being aware of your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® type and other’s MBTI® personality types can help you better understand other members of your team, which will in turn help you work more efficiently and reduce your stress levels.
For example, Extraverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Perceiving ENFJ personality types approach decision-making with the intent of improving others’ lives. They carefully consider who should be included in decision-making meetings and remain cognizant of the human element throughout the decision-making process. For example, as they strive to generate options, they will value courses of action that empower others and that build relationships among team members. While this humanitarian focus has its benefits, ENFJs may also need to acknowledge that details of implementation and other practical constraints are important and can greatly shape the success of an initiative. There may be times when a more utilitarian approach, while not ideal, does result in the greatest benefit for the greatest number of people.
When ENFJ personality types commit to a decision, they craft decisions that are caring and supportive and avoid solutions that may cause conflict or disagreement, even when difficult discussions may in fact be beneficial even from a team building perspective. If you have an ENFJ on your team, you may wish to use compromise as a negotiation tool that can transform conflict into a way of strengthening relationships among different team members. These bonds will be especially valuable when it comes to motivating team members to implement their plan. ENFJs lead with passion, warmth, and optimism and show an exceptional perseverance, even in the face of obstacles.
As they look back on the decisions they have made, ENFJs reflect deeply on how their decisions and actions affected others’ feelings, and they consider how they could have acted differently to improve others’ outcomes. In addition, they often consider how the outcomes they actually achieved serve the vision and long-range goals of their organization. As they reflect in this way, they may become self-deprecating or overly critical, for example by considering an effort a complete failure if they did not achieve their goal. However, they should take the time to realize that they may have made a contribution or made progress in the right direction even if they did not reach their goals per se.
As ENFJs continue to develop as decision makers and professionals, they may try to become more objective. If you are an ENFJ, try considering the logical consequences or implications of your decisions and carefully examine the facts and the current context. With a little more focus on factual outcomes, the effectiveness of your decisions could improve dramatically!
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Learn More About the MBTI ENFJ Personality Type
Explore additional information that delves deeper into the ENFJ Personality Type by examining various personality and career based subjects:
- How the MBTI ENFJ Type relates to Communication
- How the MBTI ENFJ Type relates to Innovation
- How the MBTI ENFJ Type relates to Emotional Intelligence
- How the MBTI ENFJ Type relates to Leadership
- How the MBTI ENFJ Type relates to Project Management
Click on one of these corresponding popular ENFJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education:
Child Care Worker, Clergy, Customer Service Representative, Dental Assistant, Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant, Health Educator, Host or Hostess, Instructional Coordinator, Interior Designer, Loan Counselor.
Click on a link below to read more about different MBTI Personality Types
Introduction to Type (Isabel Briggs Myers, 1998, CPP Inc.)
Introduction to Type and Careers (Allen L. Hammer, 2007, CPP Inc.)
Introduction to Type and Decision Making. (Hirsh, K., & Hirsh E. CPP. 2007)