ENFJ Careers
and Work Styles

ENFJs have a natural charisma and great persuasive skills that make them influential leaders at the workplace. Their strength in the use of spoken language often propels them to take up the spokesperson role in their teams. 

They strive for cooperation and harmony in the workplace, preferring to cooperate with their colleagues to reach a common goal rather than compete with them. They enjoy empowering and equipping people, and will therefore take up a teacher or mentor's role when given a chance. 

Highly creative and innovative, ENFJs often have big, humanitarian visions and a good idea about how to use people and resources to achieve their desired objectives. A strong believer in people's potential, their best work is often done when they believe they're making a positive impact in the world through their work. 

Top ENFJ Careers

Before you get to the top career suggestions, it must be stressed that all personality types exist in all occupations.

Due to other factors involved such as interests, geography, salary and working hours, most individuals do not end up in occupations that ideally fit their personality.

However, if you are in a job or career that is not suitable for personalities of your type:

  • You may experience difficulty communicating or agreeing with your co-workers.

  • You may find communication issues arising in the course of your work.

  • What you deem to be important in a job may not be in sync with your colleagues; hence, the use of your personalities’ strengths in the course of your work MAY NOT lead to promotion or reward.

  • Because you do not feel your work is valued,you may experience stress, dissatisfaction, burnout and lack of productivity.

Health Care
ENFJs are compassionate people who value developing and cultivating the well-being of others. In healthcare, the ENFJ is able to fully utilize this gift. They will also enjoy interacting with people through listening and meeting their needs. This makes them great caregivers when interacting with their clients or patients. The follow careers will likely appeal to ENFJs:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Holistic Health practitioner
  • Traditional Chinese medicine doctor
  • Dentist
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Athletic coach
  • Nutritionist

Being well-groomed, articulate and inspiring, ENFJs make great communicators and presenters. The communications industry where excellent communication skills are highly valued can be a field of consideration for ENFJ individuals. Although they prefer speaking to writing, both aspects leverage on their gifts and paths leading to either can be considered. Some of these careers include:

  • Public relations specialist
  • Communication director 
  • Writer/journalist
  • Entertainer
  • Artist
  • TV producer

ENFJs are very suited to the education industry. They enjoy nurturing and enriching young lives to inspire them to live for a greater cause. Their excellent communication skills will aid them in the classroom, creating lessons that are fun and insightful. Some careers in education that ENFJs can consider are:

  • Teacher
  • College professor
  • School dean/director
  • Early childhood development specialist
  • Sociologist
  • Community

ENFJs are energetic and action-oriented individuals that are full of creative ideas. This makes them suited for the business world where networking and meeting of new people is required. Their excellent communication and presentation skills give them an edge in business transactions. Some roles they could consider are:

  • Human resource development trainer
  • Sales trainer
  • Sales manager
  • Human resource recruiter
  • Management consultant

Ideal ENFJ Career Environments

Even though you’re in the right job, it is the culture of the organization that will ultimately determine your job satisfaction.

There are work environments that will support your professional development and there are those that stress you out.

When you are applying or considering a new job, consider looking for organizations that are known to have:

Humanitarian vision
ENFJs want the organization that they’re working for to have similar humanitarian goals as they do. They want to effect change in the world in a big, positive manner, hence an organization with such an outlook will more likely attract ENFJs. While most organizations with strong social causes can be identified from the outset, companies with a thriving CSR department can be considered as well.

Alignment with personal values
ENFJs look for work that is aligned to their personal values. They are very motivated to work in an environment where their work is a manifestation of their deeply held values. Similarly, they are likely to be dissatisfied if their job nature clashes with what they believe in. Consider speaking to people within the organization to understand more about their work culture. While it may not be evident nor seem like an issue, it will affect ENFJs more often than expected.

Collaborative Work
ENFJs revel in organizations that promote harmony, closeness and teamwork. They like working on projects that require them to collaborate with their colleagues to achieve organizational goals. It is likely that they will not enjoy work that requires them to compete with their colleagues, especially in harsher, more competitive sales positions.

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