ENFJ Traits - “The Givers”

Positive Traits:

  • Driven to meet the needs of and help others – “people people”
  • Care deeply about others
  • Excellent communication skills and people skills
  • Highly perceptive into others’ thoughts and motives
  • Generous
  • Supportive, loving and encouraging
  • Motivational and inspirational
  • Tend to bring out the best in others
  • Warm, affectionate, affirming, and kind
  • Fun to be around, often lovable
  • Lively, energetic, dramatic
  • Optimistic
  • Happiest when serving others
  • Expressive and open
  • Great sense of humor
  • Typically able to move on after romantic relationship has ended
  • Seek lifelong relationships
  • Loyal and committed
  • Possess sharply defined value systems
  • Typically selfless
  • Tend to have a strong power over others – good at getting people to do what they want them to
  • Very externally-focused
  • Like to fill their lives with activities and other people – do not like being alone
  • Tendency to be chameleon-like in their interactions with others (can be positive and negative)
  • Usually straight-forward and honest
  • Often vivacious, exuding self-confidence
  • Multi-talented and good at doing anything they are interested in
  • Usually quite bright
  • Very organized
  • Gifted at understanding others
  • Is often the one who will say just what someone needed to hear
  • Like to be the center of attention
  • Excited about future possibilities, but gets bored and restless with the present
  • Highly personable
  • Dislike impersonal, logic-based reasoning (can be positive and negative)
  • Gifted at getting others to open up – have the ability to draw out even the most reserved of people
  • Trustworthy
  • Will put a lot of effort into creating and maintaining close relationships
  • Long for and seek out close, intimate relationships
  • Often charming
  • Creative

Negative Traits:

  • Can be smothering and over-protective
  • Can be controlling/manipulative
  • Often do not pay enough attention to their own needs – put others’ needs above their own
  • Often critical of ideas/opinions that don’t match their own
  • May be out-of-touch with what is socially appropriate
  • Highly sensitive to and avoidant of conflict – tendency to “sweep things under the rug”
  • Tend to blame themselves when things go wrong and not give themselves enough credit when things go right
  • Can be unbending and stubborn in some areas
  • Tendency to strongly dislike, fear and avoid being alone – may turn to dark, self-deprecating thoughts when by themselves
  • Tendency to be chameleon-like in their interactions with others (can be positive and negative)
  • Likely to sacrifice personal values if they come in conflict with serving another’s need
  • Prone to feeling lonely even when surrounded by others because of their tendency to conceal their true selves
  • Can be fussy – tendency to be “neat freaks”
  • Dislike impersonal, logic-based reasoning (can be positive and negative)
  • May be a worrier
  • Prone to being overly-sensitive, especially to criticism

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    this is incredibly true of me. also interestingly similar to astrological stuff (gemini/gemini moon/virgo ascending).
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