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ENFP Careers

Updated on August 23, 2014

The ENFP Career Challenge "What career do I choose?"

ENFPs are one of the sixteen personality types from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). They are usually warm, friendly and enthusiastic. We're also known as the Inspirers or Champions and as an ENFP myself, I'm more than a little biased!

ENFPs are often very versatile and this means that we can find career satisfaction working in many different areas. Although this is good news, it does sometimes make it difficult for us to choose a career path, in fact get a couple of us together and this is bound to come up as a topic for conversation.

So we've gatherered here a collection of ENFP careers resources to help you find the right career path for you.

We've summarized in this lense all of the Squidoo pages that we have and if you're particularly interested in one you can click on the summary to go to that lens and read more that topic in detail. And if you're interested in ENFP careers information in general you can find info more at

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the lens :)

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A great career read for you

I love this book! It was the first careers advice book I ever read and I still remember the first time I saw it in a bookstore in downtown Mountain View, CA.

I was stressed, overworked and generally hacked off with my job - sound familiar? I'd just had a garlic cheese pizza with a friend and we were browsing afterwards in a late night bookstore. Flicking through it to the ENFP section I couldn't believe that it had such an accurate description of exactly what I loved to do, as well as details of lots jobs and career paths that were well suited to people with ENFP personalities.

But it's not just ENFPs who can benefit from reading this, the book has an in depth section on suitable careers for all 16 Myers-Briggs personality types so it's good for just about anyone. And the first 100 pages are filled with helpful and detailed info on how personality develops and why it matters.

I first read it about 10 years ago and it's been updated several times since to keep it up-to-date. A really good one to keep on your shelf.

How important is it to you that you like your job or career?

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ENFPs need to enjoy their careers.

Some people will tell you that this is unnecessary, or even foolish.

Remember, they are wrong.

3. How your ENFP Careers Strengths are an Advantage Today's Job Market - If you've heard that the job market is all doom and gloom, don't worry!

There is good news for ENFPs with new jobs and new career paths being created in areas that we excel at, enjoy and are interested in - areas where we can use our ENFP career strenghts.

The link below will take you to a series of articles with lots more info...

Does it matter whether or not you like the people you work with?

Love 'em, hate 'em? Does it really matter?

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4. Looking for Job Hopping Alternatives?

ENFPs have been known to be job hoppers as they move around in search of the ideal career.

If you've done your share of job hopping in the search for an interesting and varied career don't worry. There are ways that you can get many of the benefits of job hopping without the disadvantages. Find out more by following the link below

Are freedom and flexibility important to you?

How important is it that you have some flexibility on how you schedule your day?

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'Fess up. Are you a job hopper?

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Are you an ENFP?

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What careers have you enjoyed?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @cynthiannleighton: Me too! Looking for a different job that doesn't give me a 0 out of 0!!! ENFPs we will find our dream jobs! :)

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      GrowthSpark 5 years ago

      @SteveKaye: Well said Steve, thanks for the comment.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      I worked at many very different jobs - and I found a way to enjoy all of them. Of course, some jobs were easier to like than others. And yes, we do our best when we find work that matches our innate style.

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      GrowthSpark 5 years ago

      @cynthiannleighton: Very best wishes with the reinvention Cynthia-Ann. Having looked at your lenses I'm sure you'll do just fine.

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      GrowthSpark 5 years ago

      @dessertlover: Thanks DessertLover, much appreciated. And what a great Squidoo name. Makes me think of cookies and cake just reading it!!

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      dessertlover 5 years ago

      Great lens for you ENFP's! I'm not though, but this was interesting nonetheless!

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      cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

      Right now! Reinventing me.

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      GrowthSpark 5 years ago

      @aesta1: Thanks for your comment. You're right, we need to become aware of both our strengths and the areas we need to work on, balance I think is the key.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like what you said about playing your strengths. Often, in our strength is our weakness, too. One hopes to manage this to one's success.