MBTI® Test ENFJ Personality Types and Emotional Intelligence

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Your Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality type can tell you a great deal about how you handle your emotions. Learning about your MBTI Test type can help you assess your various emotional processes, both inwardly and outwardly, and help you to tweak your innate tendencies to become a more emotionally intelligent person. This week, we’ll learn about the emotional intelligence of Extraverted Feeling with Introverted Intuition (ENFJ) MBTI types.

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Emotional intelligence can be defined as “a complex ability to regulate your impulses, empathize with others, and persist and be resilient in the face of obstacles.” (Pearman, 2002, CPP). In other words, emotional intelligence is your ability to not only understand and control your own emotions, but see those emotions in others as well. ENFJ’s, with their extraverted feeling, are often outwardly caring and compassionate, working to uplift themselves and those around them while also making sure that everyone is on the path to becoming the best that they can be. They are often the peacekeepers of a group, working to make sure that equilibrium is always kept with their friends and peers. They are imaginative and incredibly aware of their creative abilities, and enjoy discussing and communicating their thoughts and emotional observations with others. Myers-Briggs® Test  ENFJ’s are also incredibly resourceful and adaptable, enjoying the challenge of change as an opportunity to think outside the box and make quick decisions. Although independent workers by nature, they thoroughly enjoy the presence of others, especially in times of stress or emotional distress. (Pearman, 2002, CPP).

When it comes to others, ENFJ personality types are the friends that everyone wishes they had. They are often incredibly socially aware of the emotional state of a situation, and they facilitate discussion and resolution within that situation. They are constantly adding to their network of peers and feel easily connected with others on a deep level. MBTI Test ENFJ’s enjoy feedback, both positive and negative, as well as hearing about others’ points of view or ideals. (Pearman, 2002, CPP).

Even as emotional stable as Myers-Briggs ENFJ’s seem to be, there is still room for improvement in various areas of their emotional intelligence. For example, because of their desire to constantly make peace or resolve conflict, ENFJ’s can oftentimes become overwhelmed, discouraged, or upset when someone involved in a conflict does not feel the need to resolve anything or respect their peers. It would behoove ENFJ’s to work on understanding that conflict is a natural part of human interaction, and its immediate resolution is not always the best answer in the long run. It’s also important for ENFJ’s to not make their friends and peers’ issues their first priority – instead focusing that energy inward or on their own personal life. Similarly, MBTI ENFJ’s could benefit from stepping back from their self-proclaimed duty as a group’s emotional counselor, as it can oftentimes make others feel less than comfortable. If an ENFJ employs these techniques, they are well on their way to becoming exceptionally emotionally intelligent. (Pearman, 2002, CPP).


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