ENFJ Careers

Your Type and Your Career



Understanding your preferences as an ENFJ careers will make it easier to identify what is likely to feel 'right' for you at work and help you when you are planning a career change.

The best employment options for you will allow you to use your natural strengths and limit your exposure to tasks and situations that will drain you.

Here are some suggestions about what is likely to suit you in terms of personal strengths at work, preferred environment and your leadership style. There is also an indication of possible areas of weakness you should watch out for when you are assessing career change ideas.

Your strengths at work

  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Real interest in and concern for others
  • Good at enabling others to reach their potential
  • Imaginative and creative
  • Good organiser
  • Great team leader and team builder
  • Enjoy new challenges which engage your creativity
  • Good at working in a planned and orderly way
  • Good at seeing things through
  • Loyal to your colleagues

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Your preferred work environment

  • People orientated
  • Encourages collaborative working
  • Focus on changing things for the benefit of others
  • Strong social element
  • Allows for individuals to express their own ideas
  • Appreciation is regularly forthcoming
  • Settled and orderly
  • Clear guidelines on what is expected of you

Your leadership style

  • Can be an inspiring leader
  • Sensitive in facilitating groups
  • Good at building co-operation
  • Participative style
  • Respectful of the opinions of others
  • Can be good public speaker
  • Bring energy and enthusiasm to the team
  • Can be the inspiration and catalyst for change

Weaknesses you should watch out for

  • May want to make decisions and move on too quickly
  • May be over-loyal and blind to difficulties because of this
  • Tendency to avoid conflict
  • May overlook practical details due to focus on people
  • Need a supportive and warm environment
  • Can be hurt by criticism
  • Can be oversensitive to discord in the team or organisation

These points should help you identify if a job or an area of work is worth considering. But remember that there are successful people of ALL types in ALL jobs. Particular types may find certain areas of work especially satisfying and others more challenging.

Use your understanding of your own ENFJ preferences to help you explore and develop your career ideas, not to limit them.

Not sure if this is you?

Then take a look at the other similar types, where only one of the preferences is different. You may find that they are a more comfortable 'fit'.


Interested in personality?

If you are interested in how your personality affects your career change click here to read how your approaches to job search can be influenced by the type of person you are.

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