Hello, dearest reader! Glad you could make it today.
I would like to talk about one of my favorite personality types, and that’s the ENFP. They’re like kettle corn to me– once I have a little bit I can’t get enough. If I feel that irresistible pull to someone, chances are they are an ENFP. I’ll talk about why I like them so much in this post.
The first thing that makes the INFJ-ENFP combo interesting is a comparison of the functional stack. The INFJ functional stack is Ni-Fe-Ti-Se, while the ENFP functional stack is Ne-Fi-Te-Si. Notice something about the two? The functions are in the same order, but completely inverted from each other. Each function that one has in the extroverted form, the other has in the introverted form, and vice versa. We cover each other’s blind spots since we collectively share all eight functions.
INFJs tend to be serious while having a desire to loosen up more and be fun on the inside. ENFPs tend to be bubbly while having a desire to form deeper connections on the inside. We can both help each other where we need to improve.
Another reason I love ENFPs is their desire to think in an abstract manner like us. The extroverted intuition of the ENFP sees the possibilities, the introverted intuition of the INFJ sees the solutions. Because of this, ENFPs can struggle to ground themselves and INFJs can struggle to see beyond their own personal convictions. Again, each type balances each other out. The ENFP gives off a bunch of possibilities, which the INFJ sorts through and can decide which is the most reasonable. It’s a nice combination for both types.
Although the INFJ-ENFP dynamic is certainly wonderful, it can have its downsides. INFJs like to have alone time, and ENFPs like to be with people. This can cause some issues when one side isn’t getting the type of time they prefer as much as they’d like to. I’ve found that INFJs tend to like to stick to one subject or topic for a long period of time, while ENFPs like to bounce around. This can cause friction between the two types. Essentially, dealing with misunderstandings is the biggest problem in an INFJ-ENFP friendship or relationship. Because of this, communication is critical in making sure each person is understood and content. If this communication is established, the relationship can be a wonderful thing.
What do you guys think about ENFPs? Let me know in the comment section. Talk to you all soon!
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14 November 2016 6:37 PM