ENFP Careers 
and Work Styles

ENFPs want to use their energy and creativity at work to help develop the potential of others. They are most attracted to jobs that have a humanitarian vision and they are far more likely to give their 110% if the job offers a deep sense of purpose

At work, they prefer to do the creative work like brainstorming and formulating new strategies with their co-workers. Being so energetic and lively, they often make the work environment a fun and harmonious place to work in. Conversely, making them work alone for extended hours is a sure way to make them stressed and frustrated. 

ENFP tend to be spontaneous and act according to their many inspirations. However, this means that they find planning and scheduling cumbersome and stifling to their creativity. Given a choice, ENFPs would rather explore new and interesting tasks that can develop the potential of others. 

Top ENFP 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.

Creative Arts, Writing and Design
ENFPs enjoy the creative arts. They appreciate the arts, music, dance, and literature; they may even be talented in it. They will enjoy a career that allows them to either display these talents or do it for living. Some careers include:

  • Artist
  • Architecture
  • Musician
  • Author (Fiction/Non-fiction)
  • Journalist
  • Interior Designer
  • Comedian

Education and Counselling
ENFPs see potential in the people they meet, and they enjoy bringing out this potential through education. They desire to empower others to become the best they can be, and so any role that involves that will appeal to them. Additionally, ENFPs are insightful about people’s needs and motivations, making them excellent counsellors. These are some careers that will appeal to them:

  • Teacher
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • College Professor
  • Counselor
  • Researcher
  • Social Worker

Religion and Spirituality
As mentioned above, ENFPs see potential in people and seek to bring out the best in them. A career in the religious service will appeal to ENFPs as their role is to help people become better individuals through the deeper understanding of their faith. They will be attracted to the following roles:

  • Minister/Priest
  • Pastor
  • Religious Educator
  • Missionary
  • Church Worker
  • Pastoral Counselor

Health Care
In the organizational setting, ENFPs find themselves most comfortable in the human resources and organizational development department, where their role is primarily to aid employees’ growth and development. Any role that involves training and coaching will appeal to the ENFP. They may include:

  • Employment Development Specialist
  • Human Resources Development Trainer
  • Social Scientist
  • Strategic Consultant
  • Management Consultant

Ideal ENFP 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:

In line with your values
ENFPs enjoy being part of organizations that share the same values and belief system as them. Whether it is a social, environmental or a spiritual cause, ENFPs will perform at their best if they deeply believe in the organizational vision. Consider joining organizations with a noteworthy purpose and mission which you can align yourself with; looking at the organization’s mission statement over the internet should give you a clear enough picture of this.

Emphasize relationships over results
ENFPs like organizations that emphasize the importance of relationships over results, especially those that focus on encouraging and building unity and the individual rather than achieving top results. This may include organizations that are family friendly with childcare services or moderate working hours. Consider speaking to someone already working within the organization to obtain a better idea on whether the organizational culture is to your liking.

Focuses on learning and development
ENFPs see potential in others and see potential in themselves; they are growth oriented individuals. They like organizations which also see the importance of growth and development in their employees. ENFPs see the need for continual learning and growth as they perform their jobs, if not, they will feel stagnant and frustrated as a result. During your interview, ask about these learning opportunities in your role. An organization that focuses on it will be able to answer you readily.

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