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ENFJ Jobs and Careers - 5 Tips to Find Your Fit

Updated on February 12, 2018
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Deidre has a Masters in applied linguistics and translation for her 20 years overseas, then she worked as a certified provider of the MBTI®.

Are you like the ENFJ personality type? ENFJs favor the two mental functions of iNtuition and Feeling.

At minimum, therefore, you want a job where you have regularly challenged to help empower others.

You ENFJs are so good with interpersonal relationships that within five minutes of meeting someone you are their friend. Your ease with people can at the same time make it hard to know what of the many jobs or careers that can benefit from your skills would be best for you, and how to get started on the search for a "best" fit. Here are some tips of what to look for in a ENFJ job match that would be even more motivating and energizing for the long term, helpful for you ENFJs who can become easily wounded if your ideas meet with resistance.

ENFJs are team enablers

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Two Favorite Mental Functions

As one of the 16 Myers-Briggs® personality types, you use your favored N-F mental functions in a unique way.

These favorite mental functions use the lion's share of your psychological energy and are therefore a must for job choice, because of how our personality type is motivated and energized.

Most attractive occupations:

  • Religiously oriented occupations
  • Home economist
  • Optometrist
  • Musician or composer
  • Counselor
  • Artist or entertainer
  • Dental hygienist
  • Physician (family, general practice)
  • Designer
  • Child care worker

1. Job Types

Jobs that fit best the ENFJ personality type are those that require

  • INCLINATION: helpful fostering of the emotional, intellectual or spiritual development of others
  • SKILL: facilitation of understanding among individuals and promotion of harmony within a group

Job areas:

  • Counseling
  • Religiously oriented positions
  • The arts

2. Job Environments

A good job match will include these elements.

  • Regular sharing of your ideals and clarifying of symbolic information
  • Feedback about interpersonal processes
  • Environment that allows for creative and innovative action
  • Respect is communicated in conflict situations.

3. Information to Gather

  • Facts about jobs in or from a career library
  • Establish priorities
  • A "short list" of the most interesting possibilities

4. Making Contacts

  • Pause during interviews so that others can ask questions.
  • In interviews, emphasize what contributions you can make to the organization now.
  • Convey in what ways your people skills can help the "bottom line".
  • When interviewed by a Sensing type, don't overwhelm him or her by too many possibilities.

 

5. Making Decisions

  • Don't ignore uncomfortable facts.
  • Systematically consider the consequences of alternatives.
  • Before making a decision, take time to "cool off" to let the feelings and facts settle.

This hub combines some information from the two following books, as well as from a seminar I attended.

Understand the people you work with

The 15 other Myers-Briggs personality types

Do you identify with this personality type and these job hunting tips?

If you are not sure, take a look at the 5 job hunting tips for each of the other 15 Myers-Briggs personality types you may want to consider.

INFJ
INFP
INTJ
INTP
ISFJ
ISFP
ISTJ
ISTP
ENFP
ENTJ
ENTP
ESFJ
ESFP
ESTJ
ESTP


© 2010 Deidre Shelden

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      Deidre Shelden 

      6 years ago from Texas, USA

      Rob, Good luck in your ENFJ job search!

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      Rob Stew 

      6 years ago

      I am an ENFJ..this was very useful!

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