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ENTP

ENTP:   The INVENTOR

 

EXTROVERTED   INTUITION   THINKING   PERCEIVING

Enneagram: The Producer           Reader: The Originator

ENTPs make up about 3% of the US population

The best description for an ENTP is “clever”, as they are very quick minded and enjoy rising to any challenge that others say is “impossible!” They are known as the inventor, since from a young age they enjoy taking apart gadgets and understanding how mechanisms work. This “inventive” side can translate itself nicely to organizations-both the mechanical and social side of them. “With their innovative, entrepreneurial spirit, ENTPs are always on the lookout for a better way, always eyeing new projects, new enterprises, new processes. Always aiming to “build a better mousetrap.

ENTPs are keenly pragmatic, and often become expert at devising the most effective means to accomplish their ends. They are the most reluctant of all the types to do things in a particular manner just because that’s the way they have been done. As a result, they often bring fresh, new approaches to their work and play. They are intensely curious and continuously probe for possibilities, especially when trying to solve complex problems. ENTPs are filled with ideas, but value ideas only when they make possible actions and objects. Thus they see product design not as an end in itself, but as a means to an end, as a way of devising the prototype that works and that can be brought to market. ENTPs are confident in their pragmatism, counting on their ability to find effective ways and means when they need them, rather than making a detailed blueprint in advance. A rough idea is all they need to feel ready to proceed into action.

ENTPs often have a lively circle of friends and are interested in their ideas and activities. They are usually easy-going, seldom critical or carping. ENTPs can be engaging conversationalists, able to express their own complicated ideas and to follow the ideas of others. When arguing issues, however, they may deliberately employ debate skills to the serious disadvantage of their opponents.

ENTPs are usually non-conformists in the workplace, and can succeed in many areas as long as the job does not involve too much humdrum routine. They make good leaders on pilot projects that test their ingenuity. And they are skilled at engineering human relationships and human systems, quickly grasping the politics of institutions and always wanting to understand the people within the system rather than tell them what to do. No matter what their occupation, however, ENTPs display an extraordinary talent for rising to the demands of even the most impossible situations. “It can’t be done” is a challenge to an ENTP and elicits a reaction of “I can do it.”

Source: Keirsey.com/handler.aspx?s=keirsey&f=fourtemps&tab=5&c=inventor

Famous ENTPs: John Adams (2nd US president), Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, Walt Disney, Nicola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Tom Hanks, Céline Dion, Julia Child, George Carlin, and Alfred Hitchcock.

 

Careers: “Usually the most out-going of all the Rationals [NT types] is the Inventor (ENTP). That’s because they love bouncing their ideas off other people and seeing their reactions. It is not unusual to find this type in any job that requires new ideas and people contact. You might find them in politics, in real estate development, in advertising, in marketing, or in public relations. They could be a venture capitalist, a management consult, or a sports agent. As long as they have the opportunity to invent a new product or a new experience, they will shine. Says Donna, “We’d never tried landing on Mars using air bags and bouncing, but we did it. We took the risk, then checked out everything we could to limit the risk and we succeeded.”

Source: http://www.keirsey.com/personalityzone/wz22.asp 

ENTPs prefer careers where:

  • Management allows people to be self directed
  • There are several opportunities to demonstrate competence
  • The culture appreciates fair but tough decision making
  • The work offers the opportunity to rapidly change direction
  • The work is fun and allows for some spontaneity
  • The work allows you to work with a wide variety of people
  • The work moves at a rapid, exciting pace
  • The work involves theory and speculation
  • The work involves creativity and imagination to problem solving

Source: www.careerplanner.com/MB2/PersonalityType-ENTP.cfm

The Top 10 careers where ENTPs can really shine with their natural skills are:

Source: www.teamtechnology.co.uk/careers/entp.htm

Some other career titles include:

  • Actor
  • Artist
  • Comedian
  • Computer Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Consultant
  • Designer
  • Engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Inventor
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer/Attorney
  • Marketer
  • Musician
  • Photographer
  • Politician
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Public Relations
  • Sales Representative
  • Scientist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Writer

Source: www.mypersonality.info/personality-types/entp/

 

In Leadership roles ENTPs take on a Get-Things-Going leadership style.

“The theme is persuading and involving others. They thrive in facilitator or catalyst roles and aim to inspire others to move to action, facilitating the process. Their focus is on interaction, often with an expressive style. They Get-Things-Going with upbeat energy, enthusiasm, and excitement, which can be contagious. Exploring options and possibilities, making preparations, discovering new ideas, and sharing insights are all ways they get people moving along. They want decisions to be participative and enthusiastic, with everyone involved and engaged.”              16types.com

 

For ENTPs in relationships “falling in love occurs when they feel that there is a good fit with the other person. Often within the first meeting, ENTPs will know whether the relationship has any real potential. ENTPs may find it difficult to commit to anyone until the right person comes along. During this period, ENTPs explore the closeness until they can be certain that they have looked at all of the possibilities. Because of this, they are not likely to settle down early. Source: http://davefaq.com/Docs/ENTP.html

“ENTP’s goals for their intimate relationships are similar to their other personal goals: improvement and growth. They constantly ask themselves questions such as: How can the relationship be improved? Where is the relationship headed? Am I growing in the relationship?” Their natural partner is the INFJ or INTJ.

Source: www.personalitypage.com/ENTP_rel.html

 

January 3, 2010   1 Comment

ESTP

ESTP: The DOER

 

EXTROVERTED   SENSING   THINKING   PERCEIVING

Enneagram: The Producer & The Enthusiast       Keirsey Reader: The Promoter

ESTPs make up about 10% of the US population

ESTPs “As an ESTP, your primary mode of living is focused externally, where you take things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion. Your secondary mode is internal, where you deal with things rationally and logically.

ESTPs are outgoing, straight-shooting types. Enthusiastic and excitable, ESTPs are “doers” who live in the world of action. Blunt, straight-forward risk-takers, they are willing to plunge right into things and get their hands dirty. They live in the here-and-now, and place little importance on introspection or theory. They look at the facts of a situation, quickly decide what should be done, execute the action, and move on to the next thing.”    Source: http://www.personalitypage.com/ESTP.html  12.15. 2009

The Kiersey Temperament calls ESTPs The Promoters.

“In a word, they are men and women of action. When a Promoter is present, things begin to happen: the lights come on, the music plays, the games begin. Clever and full of fun, Promoters live with a theatrical flourish which makes even the most routine events seem exciting. Not that they waste much time on routine events. In work and in play, Promoters demand new activities and new challenges. Bold and daring at heart, and ever-optimistic that things will go their way, Promoters will take tremendous risks to get what they want, and seem exhilarated by walking close to the edge of disaster. Because of this, they make the very best trouble-spot administrators and negotiators, and they can be outstanding entrepreneurs, able to swing deals and kick-start enterprises in a way no other type can.”

Source: http://www.keirsey.com/handler.aspx?s=keirsey&f=fourtemps&tab=4&c=promoter  12.15.2009

 

Famous ESTPs: John F. Kennedy, Ernest Hemingway, Madonna , Lucille Ball, Michael J. Fox, John Cusack, Eddie Murphy, Jack Nicholson, and Bruce Willis

Famous Fictional ESTPs: Bart Simpson and James Bond 

 

Careers: “The ESTP needs to keep moving, and does well in careers where he or she is not restricted or confined. ESTPs make extremely good salespersons. They will become stifled and unhappy dealing with routine chores. ESTPs have a natural abundance of energy and enthusiasm, which makes them natural entrepreneurs. They get very excited about things, and have the ability to motivate others to excitement and action. The can usually sell anyone on any idea. They are action-oriented, and make decisions quickly. All-in-all, they have extraordinary talents for getting things started.”

Source: http://www.personalitypage.com/ESTP.html   12.15.2009

ESTPs prefer careers where:

  • Management provides specific and realistic direction
  • There are several opportunities to demonstrate competence
  • The culture appreciates fair but tough decision making
  • The work offers the opportunity to rapidly change direction
  • The work allows you to work with a wide variety of people
  • The work moves at a rapid, exciting pace
  • The environment allows you to think through your ideas
  • The job is action oriented and offers a wide variety of activities
  • The work is realistic, down to earth, and practical

Source: http://www.careerplanner.com/mb2/PersonalityType-ESTP.cfm   12.15.2009

The Top 8 careers where ESTPs can use their natural skills are:

Source: http://www.teamtechnology.co.uk/careers/estp.htm   12.15.2009

 

In Leadership roles ESTPs take on an In-Charge Style

“The theme is getting things accomplished through people. People of this style are focused on results, often taking action quickly. They often have a driving energy with an intention to lead a group to the goal. They make decisions quickly to keep themselves and others on task, on target, and on time. They hate wasting time and having to back track. Mentoring, executing actions, supervising, and mobilizing resources are all ways they get things accomplished. They notice right away what is not working in a situation and become painfully aware of what needs to be fixed, healed, or corrected.”

Source: http://www.16types.com/pdf/PTI_ISReport.pdf  2006

 

ESTPs in relationships are “gregarious and fun-loving individuals who want to make the most of every moment. They love action, and always seem to be doing something. This enthusiasm is carried over to their personal relationships, which they approach with the desire to make the most of their relationships on a daily basis. They tend to get bored easily, and may be prone to switching relationships frequently unless they find an outlet for their boredom elsewhere. They approach life on a day-by-day basis, so long-term commitments are not naturally comfortable for the ESTP.”  Their natural partner is the ISFJ or the ISTJ.

Source: http://www.personalitypage.com/ESTP_rel.html   2006

 

December 15, 2009   No Comments

ESFJ

ESFJ: The CARETAKER

EXTROVERTED   SENSING   FEELING   JUDGING

Enneagram: The Giver             Keirsey Reader: The Provider

ESFJs make up about 12% of the US population

ESFJs “take it upon themselves to ensure the health and welfare of those in their care are met, but they are also the most sociable of all the Guardians, and thus are the great nurturers of social institutions. Wherever they go, ESFJs happily give their time and energy to make sure that the needs of others are met, and that social functions are a success.

Friendly, outgoing, neighborly – in a word, ESFJs are gregarious, so much so that they can become restless when isolated from people. They love to talk with others, and will often strike up a conversation with strangers and chat pleasantly about any topic that comes to mind. Friendships matter a great deal to ESFJs, and their conversations with friends often touch on good times from years past. Family traditions are also sacred to them, and they carefully observe birthdays and anniversaries.

ESFSs are extremely sensitive to the feelings of others, which makes them perhaps the most sympathetic of all the types, but which also leaves them somewhat self-conscious, that is, highly sensitive to what others think of them. Loving and affectionate, they need to be loved in return. In fact, ENFJs can be crushed by personal criticism, and are happiest when given ample appreciation both for themselves and for the tireless service they give to others.”   Source: Keirsey.com

“All ESFJs have a natural tendency to want to control their environment. Their dominant function demands structure and organization, and seeks closure. ESFJs are most comfortable with structured environments. They’re not likely to enjoy having to do things which involve abstract, theoretical concepts, or impersonal analysis.” Source:  PersonalityPage.com

Famous ESFJs: Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara Walters, Dwight Eisenhower, Elvis Stojko, Danny Glover, Geri Halliwell, Bjork, Eddie Murphy, and Sally Field.

 

Careers: “The ESFJ has two primary traits which will help define their best career direction: 1) they are extremely organized and enjoy creating order, and 2) much of their self-satisfaction comes through giving and helping others. Accordingly, they will do well at tasks which involve creating or maintaining order and structure, and they will be happiest when they are serving others.” Source: PersonalityPage.com

ESFJs prefer careers where:

*  Management provides specific and realistic directions
*  The work offers plenty of opportunities to make decisions
*  They are able to maintain control over your projects
*  The work allows them to work with a variety of people
*  The work moves at a rapid, exciting pace
*  They have opportunities to talk through their ideas
*  The job is action oriented and provides a wide variety of activities

Source: CareerPlanner.com

The Top 8 careers where ESFJs can really use their natural skills are:

Source: TeamTechnology.co.uk


 

In Leadership roles ESFJs take on a Get-things-going style.

“The theme is persuading and involving others. They thrive in facilitator or catalyst roles and aim to inspire others to move to action, facilitating the process. Their focus is on interaction, often with an expressive style. They Get-Things-Going with upbeat energy, enthusiasm, or excitement, which can be contagious. Exploring options and possibilities, making preparations, discovering new ideas, and sharing insights are all ways they get people moving along. They want decisions to be participative and enthusiastic, with everyone involved and engaged.” 16Types.com

ESFJs in relationships are very kind and “warm-hearted individuals who highly value their close personal relationships. They are very service-oriented, and their own happiness is closely tied into the happiness and comfort of those around them. They are valued for their genuine warm and caring natures, and their special ability to bring out the best in others. They usually do not handle conflict well, and may tend to be very controlling or manipulative. Relationships are central to their lives, and they put forth a great amount of energy into developing and maintaining their close interpersonal relationships. They expect the same from others.” Their natural partner is the ISFP or INFP. Source: PersonalityPage.com

December 8, 2009   1 Comment

ISFP

ISFP: The ARTIST

INTROVERTED   SENSING   FEELING   PERCEIVING

Enneagram: The Mediator     Keirsey Reader: The Composer

ISFPs make up about 6% of the US population

“As an ISFP, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your value system. Your secondary mode is external, where you take things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion.

ISFPs live in the world of sensation possibilities. They are keenly in tune with the way things look, taste, sound, feel and smell. They have a strong aesthetic appreciation for art, and are likely to be artists in some form, because they are unusually gifted at creating and composing things which will strongly affect the senses. They have a strong set of values, which they strive to consistently meet in their lives. They’re likely to choose jobs and careers which allow them the freedom of working towards the realization of their value-oriented personal goals.

ISFPs tend to be quiet and reserved, and difficult to get to know well. They hold back their ideas and opinions except from those who they are closest to. They are likely to be kind, gentle and sensitive in their dealings with others. They are interested in contributing to people’s sense of well-being and happiness, and will put a great deal of effort and energy into tasks which they believe in.

They value people who take the time to understand the ISFP, and who support the ISFP in pursuing their goals in their own, unique way. People who don’t know them well may see their unique way of life as a sign of carefree light-heartedness, but the ISFP actually takes life very seriously, constantly gathering specific information and shifting it through their value systems, in search for clarification and underlying meaning.

ISFPs are action-oriented individuals. They are “doers”, and are usually uncomfortable with theorizing concepts and ideas, unless they see a practical application. They learn best in a “hands-on” environment, and consequently may become easily bored with the traditional teaching methods, which emphasize abstract thinking. They do not like impersonal analysis, and are uncomfortable with the idea of making decisions based strictly on logic. Their strong value systems demand that decisions are evaluated against their subjective beliefs, rather than against some objective rules or laws.

ISFPs are extremely perceptive and aware of others. They constantly gather specific information about people, and seek to discover what it means. They are usually penetratingly accurate in their perceptions of others.

ISFPs are warm and sympathetic. They genuinely care about people, and are strongly service-oriented in their desire to please. They have an unusually deep well of caring for those who are close to them, and are likely to show their love through actions, rather than words.” Taken from PersonalityPage.com

 

Famous ISFPs: Michael Jackson, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Marie Antoinette, Kevin Costner, Paul McCartney, Brooke Shields, Britney Spears, John Travolta, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Steven Spielberg, and Barbara Streisand.

 

Careers: “The ISFP is a very special individual who needs to have a career which is more than a job. The middle of the road is not likely to be a place where they will be fulfilled and happy. They need to have a career which is consistent with their strong core of inner values. Since they prefer to live in the current moment, and take the time to savor it, they do not do well with some of the more fast-paced corporate environments. They need a great deal of space and freedom if they are going to function in their natural realm of acute sensory awareness. If they give free reign to their natural abilities, they may find a wonderful artist within themselves. Almost every major artist in the world has been an ISFP. Since the ISFP is so acutely aware of people’s feelings and reactions, and is driven by their inner values to help people, the ISFP is also a natural counselor and teacher.”   Taken from PersonalityPage.com

 

ISFP’s prefer careers where:

*  Management provides specific and realistic directions
*  The work itself is personally meaningful and has value
*  Decisions at work are in sync with your personal values
*  The work offers the opportunity to rapidly change direction
*  The work is fun and allows for some spontaneity
*  You can concentrate rather than multitask
*  The environment allows you to consider things before responding
*  The work allows you to work at a careful steady pace
*  The work allows you  private time to work alone and concentrate

The Top 10 careers where ISFPs can really use their natural skills are:

  • Artist
  • Musician / Composer
  • Designer
  • Child Care / Early Childhood Development
  • Social Worker / Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Psychologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Forest Ranger
  • Pediatrician

Taken from http://www.personalitypage.com/ISFP_car.html

 

In Leadership roles ISFPs take on a Behind-the-Scenes leadership style.

The theme is getting the best result possible. People of this style focus on understanding and working with process to create a positive outcome. They see value in many contributions and consult outside inputs to make an informed decision. They aim to integrate various information sources and accommodate differing points of view. They approach others with a quiet, calm style that may not show their strong convictions. Producing, sustaining, defining, and clarifying are all ways they support a group’s process. They typically have more patience than most with the time it takes to gain support through consensus for a project or to refine the result.”   16Types.com

ISFPs in relationships “are warmhearted, gentle people who take their commitments seriously, and seek lifelong relationships. They are very private people, who keep their true feelings and opinions reserved or hidden from others. This may cause them to constantly defer to their mates in their intimate relationships, which may cause problems if their mates are not extremely aware of the ISFP’s feelings. ISFPs go to great lengths to please their partners. They’re very loyal and supportive, with a deep capacity for love. They detest conflict and discord, and highly value being seen and understood for who they are. They need space to live their lives in their own unique way, and will respect other’s need for space.” The ISFPs natural partner is the ESFJ or the ENFJ. Taken from PersonalityPage.com

December 6, 2009   1 Comment

ESFP

ESFP: The ENTERTAINER

EXTROVERTED   SENSING   FEELING   PERCEIVING

Enneagram: The Enthusiast       Keirsey Reader: The Performer

ESFPs make up about 10% of the US population

ESFPs are notoriously enthusiastic, love to talk, and love to entertain! They are people’s people, constantly talking about so many different things and bouncing from topic to topic. They love being the centre of attention. The world is a stage to them whether they are in their home, office, workplace, or stage! They’re continually searching for the next event to attend so they can entertain the guests and make them happy.

“The dominant function of ESFPs is concerned with the reality that is perceived through their senses. This type’s prime directive is to examine the tangible through taste, touch, sight, feeling and hearing. The ESFPs need for new experiences surely results from the sensing function (S in ESFP).”       TypeLogic.com

“Like the other Artisans, Performers are incurably optimistic – “Always look on the bright side,” is their motto – and they will avoid worries and troubles by ignoring them as long as possible. They are also the most generous of all the types, and second only to the Composer Artisans [ISFPs] in kindness. They give what they have to one and all without expectation of reward, just as they love freely, and without expecting anything in return. In so many ways, Performers view life as an eternal cornucopia from which flows an endless supply of pleasures.”     Keirsey.com

 

Famous ESFPs: Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Magic Johnson, Pablo Picasso, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Elvis, and Saint Mark.

Famous Fictional ESFPs: Homer Simpson and Kelly Bundy.

MyPersonality.com

 

Careers: An ideal career for the ESFP would allow them to be friendly and outgoing, communicative, fun, and multitasking. They enjoy busy and thriving work environments, where they can work with a lot of other people on a stream of different tasks that have a real practical benefit to people. Their natural sensing part of their personalities likes to rely on facts and on the here-and-now.

“The ESFP personality type will naturally move towards careers that allow them to get personally involved in the tasks at hand, working directly with clients or customers, out in the field rather than away from the action. Also, they will be natural for careers requiring the skillful handling of people and conflicts, the ability to ease tensions, and the ability to motivate others. In addition, work that lets them interact throughout the workday with other easygoing and social people who share their enthusiasm, energy, and realistic point of view will be rewarding!”   http://www.personality-power-for-everyday-living.com/ESFP-personality.html

The Top 10 careers where ESFPs can really shine with their natural skills are:

Top 10 careers taken from TeamTechnology.co.uk

Some other career titles include:

  • Actor                                  Entrepreneur                           Musician
  • Artist                                  Fashion Designer                    Painter
  • Child Care                         Human Resources                  Photographer
  • Coach                                 Interior Decorator                 Sales
  • Comedian                         Marketer                                    Scientist
  • Consultant                       Military                                       Trainer

Career choices taken from MyPersonality.info

 

In Leadership roles ESFPs take on a Get-Things-Going leadership style.

“The theme is persuading and involving others. They thrive in facilitator or catalyst roles and aim to inspire others to move to action, facilitating the process. Their focus is on interaction, often with an expressive style. They Get-Things-Going with upbeat energy, enthusiasm, and excitement, which can be contagious. Exploring options and possibilities, making preparations, discovering new ideas, and sharing insights are all ways they get people moving along. They want decisions to be participative and enthusiastic, with everyone involved and engaged.” 16types.com

ESFPs in relationships “embrace their love relationships in a Big way – similar to the way they approach their lives in general. They love to be in love, and will try to make the most of each moment. They take things on a day-by-day basis, and are uncomfortable thinking too much about the future, or making plans far in advance. For this reason, ESFPs are not natural long-term commitment people. They may feel tremendously committed on a day-by-day basis, but they do not naturally plan for their futures.

This commitment issue is a potential pitfall for the ESFP. Many people of this type overcome this potential weakness, and become involved in truly satisfying, lifelong relationships. Others do not address this weakness, and move from relationship to relationship without forming real commitments, convincing themselves that this is what they truly want.” Their natural partner is the ISTJ or the ISFJ.         PersonalityPage.com

 

 

December 3, 2009   No Comments

ENFJ

ENFJ: The Teacher

EXTROVERTED   INTUITIVE   FEELING   JUDGING

Enneagram: The Perfectionist, The Helper             Keirsey Reader: The Teacher

ENFJs make up about 2-5% of the US population

ENFJs are natural born teachers. They are conscientious, devoted, and persevering in any cause, person, or institution that they believe in. They strive for harmonious relationships, are idealistic and love being around people.

The radiate a personal warmth, which being an idealist temperament (NF) is very important to them. They like to have things decided for, organized, and finalized (where the J of the ENFJ comes into the personality). They are constantly on the lookout for how to improve and perfect what they are working with. (ENFJ, Gifts Differing, Briggs Myers & Myers, 92-94)

They are capable of calling forth each learner’s potentials. Teachers are able – effortlessly, it seems, and almost endlessly-to dream up fascinating learning activities for their students to engage in. In some Teachers, this ability to fire the imagination can amount to a kind of genius which other types find hard to emulate. But perhaps their greatest strength lies in their belief in their students. Teachers look for the best in their students, and communicate clearly that each one has untold potential, and this confidence can inspire their students to grow and develop more than they ever thought possible.” Keirsey.com

Famous ENFJs: Oprah Winfrey, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Sean Connery, Michael Jordan, Johnny Depp, and Pope John Paul II.

Careers: From all of the idealists, the ENFJ is most likely to go into leadership roles in an organization, naturally, as they are drawn to teaching, connecting, and inspiring others. They need to feel as though they are making a difference in the lives of others and really connecting with people.

The Top 7 careers where ENFJs can really shine with their natural skills are:

Top 7 careers taken from TeamTechnology.co.uk.

Some other career titles include:

  • Accountant/Auditor
  • Actor
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrator
  • Artist
  • Banker/Economist
  • Careers Counselor
  • Church Worker
  • Computer Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Designer
  • Diplomat
  • Editor
  • Engineer
  • Events Coordinator
  • Facilitator
  • Homemaker
  • Human Resources
  • Librarian
  • Musician
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Politician
  • Project Manager
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist/Counselor
  • Sales Representative
  • Scientist
  • Senior Manager
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Technical Specialist
  • Trainer
  • Writer

Career choices taken from MyPersonality.info

In Leadership roles ENFJs take on an In-Charge leadership style.

“The theme is getting things accomplished through people. People of this style are focused on results, often taking action quickly. They often have a driving energy with an intention to lead a group to the goal. They make decisions quickly to keep themselves and others on task, on target, and on time. They hate wasting time and having to back track. Mentoring, executing actions, supervising, and mobilizing resources are all ways they get things accomplished. They notice right away what is not working in a situation and become painfully aware of what needs to be fixed, healed, or corrected.” 16types.com

ENFJs in relationships are very committed, caring, and loving. They place a lot of themselves into their relationship, and because they are very warm and devoted, it will bring out the great qualities in their partner. The ENFJs natural partner is the INFP or ISFP.

November 30, 2009   1 Comment

ENFP

ENFP: The Visionary

EXTROVERTED   INTUITIVE   FEELING   PERCEIVING

Enneagram: The Enthusiast             Keirsey Reader: The Champion

ENFPs make up about 6-8% of the US population

ENFPs are powerfully enthusiastic, hate routine, are fiercely independent and original, and are good at creating ideas but not usually at completing them. Their energy comes in pulses instead of in concentrated activity. They throw themselves into every possibility they dream up and work intensely to the point where they know it will work. From then on, someone else can take over. “Emerging possibilities are compelling motives from which intuition cannot escape.” (Gifts Differing, Briggs-Myers & Myers, Page 107)

ENFPs lives are a series of projects. ENFPs are extremely curious and want to search and be involved in everything!

The 2 positive criticism areas are:

  1. Picking a project and sticking with it to completion. A developed feeling or thinking personality would be able to offer beneficial advice and a standard for evaluating their ideas.
  2. Using their energies towards an idea that has potential value.

They bring charm and ingenuity and understanding wherever they go, which helps them be very effective leaders.

Famous ENFPs: Mark Twain, Bill Cosby, James Dobson (“Focus on the Family”), Meg Ryan, Robin Williams, Sandra Bullock, Alicia Silverstone, Robert Downey, Will Smith, and Julie Andrews.

Famous Fictional ENFPs: Ariel (The Little Mermaid), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Steve Irkle.

Taken from TypeLogic.com

Careers: “If they are lucky enough to find their calling in a line of work that permits such a stream of projects, the successive enthusiasms build themselves into a coherent career. For writers it may be a sequence of books, each presenting a different problem to be solved, written, and put on the shelf. For a business person, it may be the successive expansions of a business into new fields; for a college Professor, the renewed challenge of an entering class.” (Gifts Differing, Briggs-Myers & Myers, Page 107)

The Top 10 careers where ENFPs can really shine with their natural skills are:

Top 10 careers taken from TeamTechnology.co.uk

Some other career titles include:

  • Accountant/Auditor             Actor
  • Art Director                              Artist
  • Banker/Economist                Career Counselor
  • Church Worker                        Conference Planner
  • Consultant                                 Designer
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist           Diplomat
  • Editor                                          Engineer
  • Entrepreneur                           Homemaker
  • Housing Director                    Human Resources
  • Journalist                                  Lawyer/Attorney
  • Marketer                                    Massage Therapist
  • Merchandise Planner           Musician
  • Newscaster                               Nurse
  • Politician                                   Project Manager
  • Psychologist/Counselor     Public Relation
  • Researcher                                Scientist
  • Senior Manager                       Social Scientist
  • Social Worker                           Speech Pathologist
  • Teacher/Professor                 Technical Specialist
  • Trainer                                        Writer

Career choices taken from MyPersonality.info

In Leadership roles ENFPs take on a Get-Things-Going leadership style.

“The theme is persuading and involving others. They thrive in facilitator or catalyst roles and aim to inspire others to move to action, facilitating the process. Their focus is on interaction, often with an expressive style. They Get-Things-Going with upbeat energy, enthusiasm, and excitement, which can be contagious. Exploring options and possibilities, making preparations, discovering new ideas, and sharing insights are all ways they get people moving along. They want decisions to be participative and enthusiastic, with everyone involved and engaged.”              16types.com

ENFPs in relationships match well with other intuitive feeling types. In fact couples with both N and F (intuitive feeling types) have the highest couple satisfactions out of all of the types. ENFPs take their relationships very seriously but love to be playful and enthusiastic. They are warm, affectionate, and can be smothering. The ENFP needs reassurance and positive affection. They usually stay longer in relationships that are damaging, and take the result of the relationship on their own shoulders.

November 27, 2009   No Comments

ISFJ

ISFJ: The Protector

INTROVERT   SENSING   FEELING   JUDGING

Enneagram: Loyalist             Keirsey Reader: Guardian

ISFJs make up about 10% of the US population

ISFJs love to serve. Sometimes a regular give and take relationship is not satisfying enough as it does not have enough give in it. ISFJs are very accurate and detail oriented workers, remembering much about people and places. Many have great analytical abilities. They are extremely loyal to their families and close select group of friends. The longer they have known someone, the more they value their friendship. They usually do not show how they are truly feeling and can pretend not to know how others are feeling. They are very methodical and systematic, and enjoy working with people in small groups or in one-on-one situations.

Taken from TypeLogic.com

“The ISFJ feels a strong sense of responsibility and duty. They take their responsibilities very seriously, and can be counted on to follow through. For this reason, people naturally tend to rely on them. The ISFJ has a difficult time saying “no” when asked to do something, and may become over-burdened. In such cases, the ISFJ does not usually express their difficulties to others, because they intensely dislike conflict, and because they tend to place other people’s needs over their own. The ISFJ needs to learn to identify, value, and express their own needs, if they wish to avoid becoming over-worked and taken for granted.”

“ISFJs have a rich inner world that is not usually obvious to observers. They constantly take in information about people and situations that is personally important to them, and store it away. This tremendous store of information is usually startlingly accurate, because the ISFJ has an exceptional memory about things that are important to their value systems. It would not be uncommon for the ISFJ to remember a particular facial expression or conversation in precise detail years after the event occurred, if the situation made an impression on the ISFJ.”

Taken from PersonalityPage.com

Famous ISFJs: St. Teresa of Avila, Barbara Bush, Queen Elizabeth II of England, Elijah Wood, Julianne Moore, Tori Spelling, Michael Cane, and David Copperfield

Famous Fictional ISFJs: Ophelia in Hamlet, Charlie Brown, and Hephaestus, the Greek god of fire and crafts

Careers: ISFJs gravitate towards careers where they can use their skill of 1. Taking the needs of others into account and helping/supporting others and 2. Using their detail-orientation and organization for developing and implementing structures and procedures

The Top 8 careers where ISFJs can use their natural skills, as noted by Team Technology, are:

  1. Marketing specialist
  2. Lawyer/attorney
  3. Nurse
  4. Secretary
  5. Assistant
  6. Researcher
  7. Trainer
  8. Teacher

Top 8 careers taken from TeamTechnology.co.uk

 

Some other career titles include:

  • Accountant
  • Actor
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrator
  • Artist
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business Analyst
  • Career Counsellor
  • Child Care
  • Church Worker
  • Clerical Supervisor
  • Counsellor
  • Database Analyst
  • Doctor
  • Early Childhood
  • Development
  • Economist
  • Editor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Gardener
  • Health Service
  • Homemaker
  • Human Resources
  • Interior Decorator
  • Librarian
  • Marketer
  • Medical Technologist
  • Military
  • Nurse
  • Office Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Police
  • Psychologist/Counsellor
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Senior Manager
  • Shopkeeper
  • Social Worker
  • Trainer
  • Typist
  • Writer

Career choices taken from MyPersonality.info

 

In Leadership roles ISFJs possess a “Behind the Scenes” interaction style pattern.  This suits their auxiliary function of extraverted intuition quite appropriately, because ISFJs are driven to INTEGRATE.

“People of this style focus on understanding and working with the process to create a positive outcome. They see value in many contributions and consult outside inputs to make an informed decision. They aim to integrate various information sources and accommodate differing points of view. They approach others with a quiet, calm style that may not show their strong convictions. Producing, sustaining, defining, and clarifying are all ways they support a group’s process. They typically have more patience than most with the time it takes to gain support through consensus for a project or to refine the result.” 16types.com

ISFJs in relationships are extremely loyal and devoted. They put a great amount of energy into a relationship that is important to them. They are very dependable and their natural partner is the ESFP or the ESTP, which bring out the introverted side of them but who are also reasonable and logical (Sensory).

November 16, 2009   No Comments

INFP

INFP: The Dreamer

INTROVERT  INTUITION   FEELING   PERCEIVING

Enneagram: The Artist             Keirsey Reader: Healer

INFPs make up about 2% of the US population

INFPs are peaceful and see the world through rose coloured glasses. They see good in everything and everyone. They are introspective, highly creative, dreamy, and idealistic. “Although they may be reserved in expressing emotion, they have a very deep well of caring and are genuinely interested in understanding people. This sincerity is sensed by others, making the INFP a valued friend and confidante. An INFP can be quite warm with people he or she knows well.” PersonalityPage.com

These types may fantasize about being the prince or princess in a fairytale. They sift through every new piece of information and see how it aligns with their values. They are very laid back until one of their values is violated. Then they become passionate defenders. They are usually not detail oriented, but become so if they are working towards a cause.

“At work, Healers are adaptable, welcome new ideas and new information, are patient with complicated situations, but impatient with routine details. Healers are keenly aware of people and their feelings, and relate well with most others. Because of their deep-seated reserve, however, they can work quite happily alone. When making decisions, Healers follow their heart not their head, which means they can make errors of fact, but seldom of feeling.” Taken from Keirsey.com

Famous INFPs: Mary, mother of Jesus, Helen Keller, Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis, Julia Roberts, William Shakespeare, Princess Diana, Oscar Wilde, and J.R.R Tolkien

Famous Fictional INFPs: Anne of Green Gables and Doctor Julian BashirStar Trek: Deep Space 9

Careers: INFPs gravitate towards a career where they can use their natural artistic creativity and help others attain their true potential. They need a career that is more than a job- it has to be an extension of their values and natural strengths and improve humanity.

  1. Clergy/church worker
  2. Psychologist
  3. Nurse
  4. Designer
  5. Counsellor
  6. Artist/actor
  7. Teacher
  8. Marketing specialist
  9. Trainer
  10. Human Resources

Top 10 careers taken from TeamTechnology.co.uk

Some other career titles include:

Activist                                                           Fashion Designer

Actor                                                                Fashion Designer

Architect                                                        Graphic/Web Designer

Artist                                                                Holistic Health Practitioner

Church Worker                                             Human Resources

Counselor                                                        Journalist

Editor                                                                Legal Mediator

Educational Consultant                             Librarian

Employee Development Specialist       Musician

Taken from MyPersonality.info

In Leadership roles INFPs are gentle, inclusive, and indirect. They do not confront problems head on but like to work with the person in a persistent way.

INFPs possess a “Behind the Scenes” interaction style pattern.  This suits their auxiliary function of extraverted iNtuition quite appropriately, because INFPs are driven to INTEGRATE.

The Behind-the-Scenes theme is about getting the best result possible. (It does NOT mean that INFPs only ever work behind the scenes and are never found leading — “Behind-the-Scenes” is a style name, nothing else.  Dr. Berens states, “most of the leaders in the book Good to Great show evidence of this style.”)

People of this style focus on understanding and working with the process to create a positive outcome. They see value in many contributions and consult outside inputs to make an informed decision. They aim to integrate various information sources and accommodate differing points of view. They approach others with a quiet, calm style that may not show their strong convictions. Producing, sustaining, defining, and clarifying are all ways they support a group’s process. They typically have more patience than most with the time it takes to gain support through consensus for a project or to refine the result.

INFPs are more people-focused than task-focused.  They like to “connect” with others in a system so they can integrate and harmonize.  They may become stressed if they are pressed to decide too quickly.  In stressful circumstances, they may become quiet and agreeable while they feel things through and open their extraverted iNtuition up to perceiving a solution.” Vamer, Vicky Jo, “INFP Interaction Style.” www.INFJ.com

INFPs in relationships need to be able to share their life with someone of the same value sysytem. This is of huge importance to them. To the world they appear very calm but inside they have the capacity to feel intensely. They have a huge capacity to give love to their partner, much more than the other types. INFPs are extremely loyal to those they are with. They are cautious in the beginning but once they really open up they become very loving.

November 11, 2009   No Comments

INFJ

INFJ: The Counselor Idealist

INTROVERT  INTUITION   FEELING   JUDGING

Enneagram: Choleric             Keirsey Reader: Idealist

INFJs make up about 1% of the US population-making it the rarest personality type

INFJs are very interested in the well being of others. They see great potential in others and enjoy working towards the goal of improving humanity. Because the INFJ’s intuition is dominant and is directed internally, they have an eternal flow of possibilities and ideas. Many people are intrigued that below their surface lie reserves of ideas AND an ability to make them a reality. When it comes to helping others, their passion and drive do not stop. They are champions of the marginalized and downtrodden. When they combine their creativity with a purpose that helps humanity towards a bigger goal than themselves they are unstoppable. They strive for harmony.

“INFJs are quiet, private individuals who prefer to exercise their influence behind the scenes. Although very independent, INFJs are intensely interested in the well-being of others. INFJs prefer one-on-one relationships to large groups. Sensitive and complex, they are adept at understanding complicated issues and are driven to resolve differences in a cooperative and a creative manner.” Wikipedia.com

Famous INFJs: Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Jimmy Carter, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gandhi, Carl Jung, Adam Sandler, Nicole Kidman, and Neve Campbell

Famous Fictional INFJs: Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre and Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice

Careers: INFJs gravitate towards careers where they can make a difference, nurture and grow a person’s potential, serve a higher purpose, grow their skills/knowledge, and creatively take care of people.

The Top 7 careers where INFJs can use their natural skills, as noted by Team Technology, are:

  1. Designer
  2. Counsellor
  3. Human Resources
  4. Marketing Specialist
  5. Teacher
  6. Lawyer/Attorney
  7. Trainer

Top 7 careers taken from TeamTechnology.co.uk

Some other career titles include:

Career Advisor                        Counsellor

Creative Writer                        Documentary Film-maker

Environmental Attorney    Human Resource Manager

Interior Designer                   Life coach

Mediator                                    Nurse

Photographer                          Psychologist

Psychiatrist                              Religious worker

Social worker                          Special Education

Teacher                                      Relationship Therapist

Career choices taken from PersonalityDesk.com and INFJ.com

 

In Leadership roles INFJs tend to be quiet leaders, but do not mistake that for their lack of will or influence. They win people over with their hard work, dedication, values, and skill in making their ideas a reality.

“INFJs possess a “Chart the Course” interaction style pattern.  This suits their dominant function of introverted intuition quite appropriately, because INFJs are driven to ANTICIPATE.

The Chart-the-Course theme is about having a course of action to follow. People of this style focus on knowing what to do and keeping themselves, the group, or the project on track. They prefer to enter a situation having an idea of what is to happen. They identify a process to accomplish a goal and have a somewhat contained tension as they work to create and monitor a plan. The aim is not the plan itself, but to use it as a guide to move things along toward the goal. Their informed and deliberate decisions are based on analyzing, outlining, conceptualizing, or foreseeing what needs to be done.

INFJs are more task-focused than people-focused. They like to take themselves “out” of a system so they can get a better look at what’s going on. They become stressed when they don’t know what is likely to happen.  In stressful circumstances, they tend to disconnect and withdraw in order to think things through and put their introverted intuition to work on perceiving a solution.”     Vamer, Vicky Jo, “INFJ Interaction Style.” www.INFJ.com

INFJs in relationships tend to strive towards harmonized relationship with their idealistic natures. They seek a partner with similar values and authenticity. They selflessly give of themselves in a relationship and want reciprocity. For them, love, is a spiritual experience. The best natural match is the ENFP and ENTP.

I am an INFJ 🙂

November 10, 2009   3 Comments