The ENFP personality type

"Empathic Explorers"

Read a description of this personality type below.


ENFPs share energy and creativity with everyone they meet, inspiring people to be free, unique, and kind. You are supportive, sociable, warm, and affectionate. You are quick to love and appreciate others. You’re insatiably curious and eager to learn about new things. You change frequently, and quickly, with every new experience you get to enjoy. You tend to express your values honestly and casually, and you’re very receptive to feedback. You love to hear about new ideas and new perspectives. You enjoy big or large groups and social settings, where you can feel like a part of the party. You see things a new way every time you look at things, and that becomes a big part of your creativity. You’re recreative and prefer play and carefree social interactions over more work-oriented situations. You’re involved with your culture and the people in your neighborhood and tend to know everyone in your community. You’re always trying to plan and organize your life, but you’re always coming up with new order, you can never really stick to something. The thing with ENFPs is they love abstract ideas more than tangible ones - things are always more fun in theory than in practice.

You tend to be quick to trust and to share with others, freely expressing your quirky thoughts and ideas with others. You tend to connect with others unusually quickly. You live like a racecar, always forward, often in a fast manner, and it can be difficult for your friends and loved ones to keep track of everything new in your life. You may at times struggle with lack of direction or uncertainity about your long-term goals. You are introspective and highly capable of independent thought. You enjoy thinking up new solutions and new ways to solve problems. You’re a practical problem solver, you know how to get your way and you’re good at being objective about the situation.

Because of your love for freedom, you show a tendency towards being anti-establishment. You tend to be distrustful of authority figures, and you recommend others to be the same way. ENFPs can act erratically when pressured by friends and family members, often doing the opposite of what they are told. You often make decisions and do things you regret, but your friends see this as a part of your charm and free-spirited nature. As an ENFP, you tend to be very open to others input and thoughts, but it’s hard to keep up your interest for long. Your ideal romantic mate tends to be the INFJ, whos wise, loyal and introspective nature is alluring to you.

Explorers enjoy action, presence, and fast-changing environments. Explorers lead with curiosity, enjoying to continuously scan and review their present situation. Explorers primarily scan for things related to their dominant world-view and enjoy being the first to try out new things. They thrive when they can engage a situation or problem instinctively rather than based on a strict plan. They generally prefer to make decisions in the moment rather than from a distance and have more fun in relaxed, informal environments.

It’s natural for them to directly respond to new situations and relate to life through a form of dancers mentality, moving and adapting to the music or the mood of the situation. At their best, they move from situation to situation in a free-flow manner, adapting as they go.

Arguments or clashes of opinions or perspectives, experiencing control from others, can make them affective and emotional, making them become aggressive. In situations where there isn't enough new things which capture their interest, they can become detached and depressed

As an existential, you seek to find the themes and settings which creates the right experience and motivation for people to build a ideal society which is purposeful and ethical. You are curious of the narratives and symbols that form the foundation for what’s right and wrong and strive to refine these in their path of cultivating their ethical compass as well as cultivating the ethical compass of their fellow-man.

As a doer you enjoy getting started as soon as possible and not get stuck in passive speculation. The world affects you directly, you respond instinctively and are not afraid of making mistakes.

As a idealist you enjoy relating reality to ideas and concepts and finding new patterns to explain things. You enjoy fantasizing how alternative facts, alternative development of events and perspectives can create new conditions.

As a value-based person you enjoy basing decisions on figurative or metaphorical feeling values. You enjoy looking at how things affect peoples motivation and how actions affect peoples momentum and well-being.

As a perceiver you enjoy quickly changing tasks and exploring new possibilities in the moment. You are quite collaborative and open to changes in plans.

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