See how the ENFJ's personality dimensions combine to yield several remarkable patterns
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ENFJs tend to have distinct patterns on the Big Five personality traits, and these patterns lead to a few common strengths among ENFJs.
ENFJs are often highly conscientious and highly open to experience, two characteristics which do not often go together.
This combination of high organization and planning with an interest in new ideas and experiences may lead to ENFJs tendency to develop and nurture complex interests and hobbies. ENFJs will be more likely to enjoy the intellectual challenges that come from a difficult book, a lecture on a complex topic, or by mastering an demanding new skill.
Most ENFJs are more extraverted and highly agreeable, which combine to form a trusting, friendly, and talkative interpersonal style. ENFJs can usually engage in social situations with ease and tend to warm up quickly to others.
While their higher extraversion leads them to be more expressive — more laughing, more smiling, more talking — ENFJs are often unusually agreeable, making them highly empathetic, trusting, and generally concerned about the well-being of others. ENFJs are much less likely to use their social skills and enthusiasm for their own gain.
Rather than dominating conversations or pushing others around, ENFJs often use social engagement with others for altruistic reasons: to build stronger connections, to comfort and console, or to share a good laugh.
Understanding an individual’s unique strengths requires more than just knowing a personality type or Big Five personality traits. Even among ENFJs, every person has their own set of strengths that they use when they are at their best.
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