10 ENFJ Strengths and Weaknesses

Extraversion (E), intuition (N), feeling (F) and judgment (J). ENFJ is one of the 16 personality types that, when used as the basis in the choice of a college course or career, can greatly help an individual reach their full potential. Like any personality type, however, ENFJ has their strengths and weaknesses.

ENFJ Strengths

1. Natural leaders
ENFJs often end up in leadership roles, usually upon the request or encouragement of others. Because of their strong personality and positive vision, they have admirers that cheer them on as a leader.

2. Perceptive
ENFJ personality is very perceptive of other people’s motives and feelings. This is why they acknowledge that listening to other people’s opinions is important, even if the opinion contradicts their own.

3. Reliable
If there’s one thing that an ENFJ is incapable of doing it would be letting down a person or a cause they believe in. They find it galling to even think of doing so. This is why this personality type is someone you can count on.

4. Charismatic
Individuals with ENFJ personality are known to be charming and popular among their peers. They know how to capture an audience. Combined with their ability to easily pick up on mood and motivation, they can communicate with emotion, reason, passion and restraint, depending on what the situation calls for. Also known as talented imitators, they have the natural ability to shift their manner and tone to reflect what their audience needs, without losing their own voice.

5. Fun
ENFJs have a good sense of humor and are very fun to be with, making them very good company. To maintain the fun, they usually steer clear of people with contradicting ideas or beliefs.

ENFJ Weaknesses

1. Too selfless
People with ENFJ personality put other’s needs before their own, which is very admirable. The problem is that they tend to go overboard, burying themselves in hopeful promises and in keeping their word. This can result in them spreading themselves too thin and feeling like a major letdown when they fail to help anyone.

2. Overly idealistic
Unbending and idealistic, it usually comes as a surprise to them that other people dislike them or would disagree with their ideas. Because they’re likely to feel pity for this opposition rather than anger, they are often perceived as naive or earn a reputation of naiveté.

3. Too sensitive
While they are receptive to criticism, what with it being an essential part of leading a better team, they would easily get hurt by it. Add to this their sensitivity to others, and they are likely to feel problems that are not their own. They could end up fixing things they can’t even fix.

4. Struggle to make tough decisions
People with ENFJ personality would have a hard time making hard decisions. This is especially true if the decisions they make can affect other people, major or otherwise. When faced with a tough decision, they can be stricken with paralysis.

5. Tends to smother
ENFJs may be receptive to criticisms, but they would not want to have anything to do with conflict. So, when push comes to shove, they would cover up issues to make things appear like everything is all right.

Author Biography
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