Confessions of an ENFPPosted: April 10, 2008
I’m sure you’re all familiar with the Myers-Briggs Personality Types. You’re either Extroverted/Introverted, Sensing/Intuition, Feeling/Thinking, or Judging/Perceiving. And determining what your preference is in all of these dichotomies will help you understand your personality type.
So in taking the test, I’ve always found myself to be an ENFP (Extroverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiver) and according to the nicknames given for each personality type, I’m the Inspirer, Catalyst, or Champion. (Secretly, these nicknames really feed me my ego). So the point of this post is to show you how completely true of me it is that I am an ENFP. Let me preface all of this by noting some key components of an ENFP.
They are beings of curiosity which leads them to seek discovery. They are full of enthusiasm and always children at heart. They are never ones to follow the rules and always like to have their options open. They are ones for creative expression, never measured obligations. They are learners of all different kinds and styles, always in search for that ultimate truth and knowledge. They are never conventional, but instead seeking ways to rethink the traditional. Does that give you a good picture?
Now on to what tipped off this post. I was perusing through my facebook profile and it dawned on me. I am the poster child ENFP!! let me explain by first showing you my facebook profile.
evidence I am an ENFP
Activities: my attempt at child-likeness. the evidence that I never seek to live a serious moment, and have yet to abandon my child-like ways.
Interests: is that not the ENFP’s motto?
Favorite Music: these are all bands that are defined by their ability to improvise. they bend the traditional genres they are often placed in. they are delightfully unpredictable, just like an ENFP
Favorite TV Shows: I’m not sure about Sportscenter, but the rest of the shows are all about life’s limitless possibilities. They’re about what could happen; dreams coming true; and a bunch of regular guys living out what they’ve always dreamed of.
Favorite Movies: Forrest Gump (an ENFP’s signature movie about how life’s pregnant with possibilities), Shawshank & Schindler’s (all about the human element, how life is viewed through the lens of human relationships), Dumb ‘n Dumber (it rings true to the childlike heart in me)
Favorite Books: All seem to fall in line with Christian thinkers/writers, but what’s Roald Dahl doing in there? I guess it’s a cry from the child in me.
Favorite Quote: You may often hear an ENFP saying, “Let’s see if we can do this a new way…shall we?”