take a personality test so I could be told what type of person I was.
Was it much of a shock to you?
The Champion (ENFP):
Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
by Joe Butt
ENFPs are friendly folks. Most are really enjoyable people. Some of the most
soft-hearted people are ENFPs.
ENFPs have what some call a “silly switch.” They can be intellectual,
serious, all business for a while, but whenever they get the chance, they flip
that switch and become CAPTAIN WILDCHILD, the scourge of the swimming pool,
ticklers par excellence. Sometimes they may even appear intoxicated when the
“switch” is flipped.
One study has shown that ENFPs are significantly overrepresented in
psychodrama. Most have a natural propensity for role-playing and acting.
ENFPs like to tell funny stories, especially about their friends. This
penchant may be why many are attracted to journalism. I kid one of my ENFP
friends that if I want the sixth fleet to know something, I’ll just tell him.
ENFPs are global learners. Close enough is satisfactory to the ENFP, which
may unnerve more precise thinking types, especially with such things as piano
practice (“three quarter notes or four … what’s the difference?”) Amazingly,
some ENFPs are adept at exacting disciplines such as mathematics.
Friends are what life is about to ENFPs, moreso even than the other NFs. They
hold up their end of the relationship, sometimes being victimized by less caring
individuals. ENFPs are energized by being around people. Some have real
difficulty being alone , especially on a regular basis.
One ENFP colleague, a social worker, had such tremendous interpersonal skills
that she put her interviewers at ease during her own job interview. She had the
ability to make strangers feel like old friends.
ENFPs sometimes can be blindsided by their secondary Feeling function. Hasty
decisions based on deeply felt values may boil over with unpredictable results.
More than one ENFP has abruptly quit a job in such a moment.
Well, I could tell you about the story where I quit a job at the airport when I had to work on a holiday even though I asked off because… “You aren’t a member of the union.”
Funny how life is…
You are sooo right.