MBTI® Test ENFJ Clergy Career

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

As natural born leaders ENFJ Myers-Briggs Types need to find a career with great responsibility and meaning in order to find inner satisfaction. ENFJs are energetic, enthusiastic and very aware of others. They constantly strive for recognition and work towards it through their natural ability to support others. Some of the most popular ENFJ careers can include clergy, who are, for example, very expressive individuals with both creative and stead-fast values and opinions. They are energized by people and are socially adept while maintaining a strong desire for authentic, intimate relationships. This is the essence of Extroverted Feeling with Introverted Intuition ENFJ Myers-Briggs Types. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

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On daily basis persons in a clergy ENFJ career position find themselves performing various social and spiritual tasks. These tasks can include reading from sacred texts such as the Bible, Torah, or Koran, and praying to promote spirituality. Clergy members can also organize and lead regular religious services and prepare and deliver sermons or other talks. They also spend a fair amount of their time sharing information about religious issues by writing articles, giving speeches, or teaching, and administering religious rites or ordinances. Clergy members also visit people in homes, hospitals, or prisons to provide them with comfort and support. Similarly they counsel individuals or groups concerning their spiritual, emotional, or personal needs as well as train leaders of church, community, or youth groups.

Those entering the Clergy career path are entering a field that traditionally does not require high level of technical skills although knowledge of computers, basic email and office software (Microsoft Word and Excel) are becoming more prevalent. More basic knowledge of microphones, multimedia projectors, and other lower tech components are also beneficial.

The areas of knowledge that are important for a clergy career include the principles, values, and ethics of different philosophical systems and religions. Knowledge of therapy and counseling principles and methods is also of importance when providing spiritual and emotional guidance. Additional benefits can be gained with knowledge of human behavior.

Certain skills are very important for this career. These include but are not limited to the ability to convey information to others effectively, being able to give full attention to what others have to say, as well as thinking critically using logic and reasoning while keeping the emotional and spiritual needs of individuals in mind. A highly developed sense of social perceptiveness is very beneficial in this task.

Individuals entering the clergy should be willing to lead and provide direction for their congregation while maintaining self-control and integrity. Filling the role of an individual that shows concern for others and is seen as dependable is also of high importance. Additionally, possessing the natural ability to see the meanings and connections in greater things can make ENFJ Myers-Briggs Types good candidates for careers as clergy members. The clergy career path requires an extensive level of education. A high percentage of participants hold at least a Master degree and over 90% have earned at least a Bachelor degree.

Below are employment trends for Clergy:

  • Median wage: $24.23 hourly, $50,400 annually
  • Employment: 234,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Average (4% to 6%)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 27,500

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ENFJ Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ENFJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Child Care WorkerClergyCustomer Service Representative Dental Assistant,Executive Secretary or Administrative AssistantHealth EducatorHost or HostessInstructional Coordinators,Interior DesignersLoan Counselors.

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Explore additional information that delves deeper into the ENFJ Personality Type by examining various personality and career based subjects:

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1. Introduction to Type (Isabel Briggs Myers, 1998, CPP Inc.)

2. Introduction to Type and Careers (Allen L. Hammer, 2007, CPP Inc.)

3. MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)