syima's Personality Max Report

ENFP, Advocate, Visionary, Extraverted, Interpersonal, Visual

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Your Results Snapshot

You have a unique set of traits that make you who you are. The study of personality identifies and organizes your characteristics and behaviors in such a way as to help you better understand yourself. Your Personality Max report is intended to equip you to lead a more effective and fulfilling life.

Your Personality Type is ENFP (Advocate)

Extraverted (E) + Intuitive (N) + Feeling (F) + Perceiving (P)
Strength of syima's Preferences

Your Temperament is NF (Visionary)

Intuitive (N) + Feeling (F)
Temperaments in Population

Your Top Intelligences are Interpersonal and Visual

syima's Multiple Intelligences
syima's Multiple Intelligences

"Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower." — Charles M. Schwab

Your Personality Type

Your Personality Type in the Population
Personality Types in Population Legend

Your personality type is ENFP. This is based on your four Preferences: Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F) and Perceiving (P).

Many of today's theories of psychological typology are based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, who wrote Psychological Types in 1921. He was the founder of analytical psychology, which studies the motivations underlying human behavior.

Your personality type is a detailed classification of the innate characteristics that make you who you are. Each of the four temperaments can be divided into four types, making a total of 16 distinct personality types. As with Temperament, your type is determined by the strength of your preferences.

No personality type is better than another. Each person has a unique set of equally valuable characteristics. Understanding your type can be useful in many ways, including relationships and school or career.

ENFP - The "Advocate"

ENFP Population

ENFPs are enthusiastic, expressive and charismatic leaders. They are spontaneous, wild and posses a great zest for life. ENFPs are dreamers. They are driven by their values and strive to champion the causes they believe in. They are resourceful, visionary and creative.

"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts." — Charles Dickens

Advocates direct their energy outward. They are social, talkative and assertive. Advocates love people and are gregarious. They are energized by interaction and dislike being alone. ENFPs are Intuitive. They are imaginative and idealistic. Their thought process is abstract and complex. ENFPs are deep, future-oriented and see endless possibilities.

ENFPs by Gender Pie Chart

ENFPs are Feelers that make decisions with their heart. They are warm and sensitive. ENFPs can easily empathize with others because of their deeply caring nature. Advocates are adaptable, flexible and easygoing. They live with a carefree attitude and like to keep their options open.

ENFPs romanticize and idealize their relationships. They are charming and can establish a connection effortlessly. They like to discuss deep issues and share ideas, activities and interests. Their quest for magic in relationships often leaves them feeling unsatisfied. They give everything of themselves and expect to be supported and nurtured in return.

Advocates seek fulfilling jobs. They generate endless ideas and are able to communicate them with great passion and enthusiasm. They see themselves as facilitators who appreciate the goodness of others. They bring vision, intuition and meaning to the workplace. They need autonomy and an outlet for their many talents. They wither in monotonous environments.

ENFPs are social learners. They learn best when their creativity and imagination are given free reign. They have a real need to please teachers and classmates. They love to integrate knowledge with the big picture. Their process is random but connective.

Advocates place high value on authenticity. They yearn for genuine soul-to-soul relationships. They are good listeners and desire to understand others. The ENFP's greatest contribution is their ability to inspire and motivate others with their enthusiasm and passion for life.

Characteristic of an ENFP

  • Introspective
  • Empathetic
  • Spontaneous
  • Warm
  • People-oriented
  • Gregarious
  • Expressive
  • Enthusiastic
  • Creative
  • Resourceful
  • Values-oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Passionate
  • Sociable
  • Affirming
  • Positive
  • Future-focused
  • Energizing
  • Wild
  • Idealistic
  • Leader
  • Charismatic
  • Inspiring
  • Sensitive

Typical Strengths

  • Fun, dramatic and optimistic
  • Affirming and affectionate
  • Can read others motives and feelings
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Driven to meet others needs

Possible Weaknesses

  • Has trouble with conflict and confrontation
  • Can be manipulative and controlling
  • Holds on to bad relationships
  • Gets bored easily
  • ENFPs make up 7% of all 16 personality types. Of the NF types, ENFPs are the most prevalent. iNtuition, Feeling and Perceiving are less common as dominant preferences than their opposites.
  • 1 in every 12 males is an ENFP (6% of all males). 1 in every 16 females is an ENFP (8% of all females). Male ENFPs are one of the least common type-gender combinations for Extraverts.
  • There are more female ENFPs than there are male ENFPs. Just over 40% of ENFPs are male. One reason there are more female ENFPs is that females tend to be Feelers (F) while males are more often Thinkers (T).

Your Cognitive Functions

You engage the world through four cognitive functions. Each function is directed outward toward people and surroundings (Extraverted) or inward toward your thoughts (Introverted). Your primary function is Extraverted Intuition and secondary is Introverted Feeling.

Extraverted Intuition (Primary Function)

You use this function most often. With Intuition (N), you process new information through impressions, possibilities and meanings. Extraverted Intuition is what allows you to see different paths or ways. When you receive information, you are able to see that there is more than one way to look at things.

Introverted Feeling (Secondary Function)

Your use of this function is somewhat high. When Feeling (F), you make decisions based on feelings, so the Introverted Feeling function allows you to know what you value. It is the ability to see through others and know what they are really like as if you had internal radar. When you identify a person with similar values, there is a desire to connect.

Extraverted Thinking (Tertiary Function)

You use this function but to a lesser degree. While Thinking (T), you make decisions based on logic. The Extraverted Thinking function enables you to organize and categorize items such as thoughts and arguments. It is the ability to see the logical consequences of actions. It follows sequence and organization.

Introverted Sensing (Least Function)

You use this function least of the four. Through Sensing (S), you process data with your five senses. The Introverted Sensing function allows you to remember data in detail and to compare it with current information. It is the ability to link present experiences to past experiences in search for a connection.

Famous People of Your Type

Here is a sampling of famous people and fictional characters that are likely to be ENFPs like you.

  • Franz Joseph Haydn
    Composer
  • Mark Twain
    Writer
  • Will Rogers
    Comedian
  • Buster Keaton
    Silent Film Comic Actor
  • Dr. Seuss
    Writer, Cartoonist
  • Andy Rooney
    Television Writer
  • King Jordan
    Pres., Gallaudet University
  • Robin Williams
    Actor
  • Paul Robeson
    Singer, Lawyer, Activist
  • Regis Philbin
    Television Personality
  • Phil Donahue
    Television Personality
  • Bill Moyers
    Journalist, Commentator
  • Charles Dickens
    English Novelist
  • Upton Sinclair
    Author, Investigative Journalist
  • Dave Thomas
    Businessman, Philanthropist
  • Sandra Bullock
    Actress
  • Sinbad
    Actor, Comedian
  • Andy Kaufman
    Entertainer
  • Bob Dylan
    Singer-songwriter, Musician
  • Dr. Doug Ross
    ER
  • Balki
    Perfect Strangers
  • Wendy
    Peter Pan
  • Ariel
    The Little Mermaid
  • Bridget Jones
    Bridget Jones's Diary
  • Steve Urkel
    Family Matters
  • Lara Antipova
    Doctor Zhivago
  • Will
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Mr. Keating
    Dead Poets Society
  • Anakin Skywalker
    Star Wars
  • Hunter "Patch" Adams
    Patch Adams (Film)

Career Matches for Your Type

ENFPs may find satisfaction with the following careers which tend to match well with their Advocate personality. This list is not exhaustive and these are not guaranteed to be perfect matches for you but this may be a helpful starting point if you are planning to pursue a new career.

  • Journalist
  • Social Worker
  • Conference Planner
  • Diplomat
  • Writer
  • Nurse
  • Public Relations
  • Politician
  • Housing Director
  • Editor
  • Broadcaster/Newscaster
  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Musician
  • Lawyer/Attorney
  • Church Worker
  • Counselor
  • Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Art Director
  • Project Manager
  • Artist
  • Painter
  • Actor/Actress
  • Merchandise Planner
  • Career Counselor
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Human Resources
  • Consultant
  • Marketer
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Social Scientist

Your Temperament

Your Temperament in the Population Your temperament is NF since you lean toward the Intuition (N) and Feeling (F) preferences. We identify your temperament by the strength of your Preferences. Many psychologists, philosophers and other thinkers have for centuries proposed that there are four temperaments that can describe a person.

Temperament is a more broad classification than Personality Type. Each of the four temperaments is like an umbrella over four related personality types (for a total of 16 personality types).

NF - The "Visionary"

Visionaries (NFs) are empathetic, generous and original. They are caring individuals who are not only sensitive to the feelings of others but also very adept at identifying them. They are idealistic and driven by values they deeply believe in and defend. Visionaries desire to understand themselves and to be understood for who they really are.

As gifted teachers and mentors, they are interested in helping others grow and reach their potential. Visionaries are futuristic and charitable. In their relationships, they require authenticity, depth and meaning. They value harmony and enjoy pleasing others. Visionaries wither in critical and competitive environments. They dislike conflict and conformity.

NF Population by Gender
Anne Shirley: Don't you ever imagine things differently from what they are?
Marilla Cuthbert: No.
Anne Shirley: Oh Marilla, how much you miss.

Famous Visionaries

  • King David
    King of Israel
  • Shakespeare
    Poet and Playwright
  • Peyton Manning
    NFL Quarterback
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
    Leader of Soviet Union
  • Dr. Seuss
    Writer, Cartoonist
  • Diane Sawyer
    Journalist
  • Nelson Mandela
    President of S. Africa
  • Martin L. King, Jr.
    Minister, Activist
  • Sandra Bullock
    Actress
  • Regis Philbin
    Television Personality
  • Charles Dickens
    Novelist
  • Upton Sinclair
    Author, Journalist
  • Mark Twain
    Writer
  • Robin Williams
    Actor
  • Bob Dylan
    Actor
  • Albert Schweitzer
    Theologian, Physician
  • Princess Diana
    Princess of Wales
  • Audrey Hepburn
    Actress
  • Helen Keller
    Author, Activist
  • Johnny Depp
    Actor
  • Dr. Doug Ross
    ER
  • Kevin Arnold
    Wonder Years
  • Luke Skywalker
    Star Wars
  • Tin Man
    Wizard of Oz
  • Calvin
    Calvin and Hobbes
  • Anne Shirley
    Anne of Green Gables
  • E.T.
    The Extra-Terrestrial

Visionary Career Matches

NF's are commonly skilled at and often find satisfaction with the following careers.

  • Social Worker
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Charity Worker
  • Activist/Advocate
  • Counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Human Resources
  • Trainer
  • Writer
  • Actor
  • Musician
  • Artist
  • NFs (Visionaries) make up only about 14% of the general population.
  • Female NFs outnumber male NFs nearly two to one, with males making up only about 5% of all people.
  • Many great idealist thinkers and leaders in the world have been NFs.

Your Preferences

Your preferences are Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F) and Perceiving (P). These determine your Personality Type and Temperament.

There are four pairs of opposite preferences. Everyone has a greater tendency toward one preference than the other in each pair. For example, in the Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F) dichotomy, you personally have a stronger tendency toward Feeling (F). Each preference has a single letter (such as "F") that identifies it.

Extraversion vs. Introversion in You

Extravert/Introvert Population Pie Chart Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I) are opposite preferences. Your natural tendency toward one is stronger than the other. Extraversion and Introversion describe how a person directs their energy either outwardly toward people and activities or inwardly toward thoughts and ideas. Of the two, your dominant preference is Extraversion. Although everybody exhibits characteristics of each preference to some degree, you can be referred to as an Extravert.

  • You are 65% more Extraverted than the average
  • You are part of the majority of people who are primarily Extraverted
  • Females on average are slightly more Extraverted than males

Your Extraversion (E)

Strength of syima's Extraversion (E) Extraversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the world outside the self. Extraverts are energized by social gatherings, parties and group activities. Extraverts are usually enthusiastic, gregarious and animated. Their communication style is verbal and assertive. Extraverts often need to talk. They enjoy the limelight.

  • Sociable
  • Energized by interaction
  • Assertive
  • Gregarious
  • Talkative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Expressive
  • Volunteers personal info
  • Many friends
  • Easy to approach
  • Enjoys groups

Your Introversion (I)

Strength of syima's Introversion (I) Introversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the inside world. Introverts are energized by spending time alone or with a small group. They find large group gatherings draining because they seek depth instead of breadth of relationships. Introverts process information internally. They are often great listeners.

  • Energized by time alone
  • Private
  • Keeps to self
  • Quiet
  • Deliberate
  • Internally aware
  • Fewer friends
  • Prefers smaller groups
  • Peaceful
  • Independent
  • Thinks before speaking
  • Enjoys solitude

Sensing vs. Intuition in You

Sensor/Intuitive Population Pie Chart You use Sensing (S) and Intuition (N) to receive and process new information either by using your five senses or in more abstract ways. Both preferences in this pair are used by everybody to some degree. With that said, you can be classified as Intuitive since your dominant preference is Intuition.

  • You are 45% more Intuitive than the average
  • You are part of the minority of people who are primarily Intuitive
  • Males on average are slightly more Intuitive than females

Your Sensing (S)

Strength of syima's Sensing (S) Sensors focus on the present. They are "here and now" people. They are factual and process information through the five senses. They see things as they are because they are concrete and literal thinkers. They trust what is certain. Sensors value realism and common sense. They like ideas with practical applications.

  • Concrete
  • Realistic
  • Lives in the present
  • Aware of surroundings
  • Notices details
  • Practical
  • Goes by senses
  • Factual
  • Trusts certainty
  • Values common sense

Your Intuition (N)

Strength of syima's Intuition (N) Intuitive people live in the future. They are immersed in the world of possibilities. They process information through patterns and impressions. Intuitive people value inspiration and imagination. They gather knowledge by reading between the lines. Their abstract nature attracts them toward deep ideas, concepts and metaphors. They can see the "big picture" and are analytical.

  • Future-focused
  • Sees possibilities
  • Inventive
  • Imaginative
  • Deep
  • Abstract
  • Idealistic
  • Complex
  • Theoretical
  • Philosophical

Thinking vs. Feeling in You

Thinker/Feeler Population Pie Chart The Thinking (T) and Feeling (F) preference pair refers to how you make decisions, either by objective logic or subjective feeling. Your dominant preference is Feeling so you can be classified as a Feeler. Each of the two preferences are employed by everybody at different times and to different degrees.

  • You are 21% more Feeling than the average
  • Feelers like you make up about half of the population
  • The majority of females are Feelers while the majority of males are Thinkers

Your Thinking (T)

Strength of syima's Thinking (T) Thinking people are objective. They make decisions based on facts. They are ruled by their head instead of their heart (but are not without emotion). Thinking people judge situations and others based on logic. They value truth over tact and can easily identify flaws. They are critical thinkers and oriented toward problem solving.

  • Logical
  • Objective
  • Decides with head
  • Seeks truth
  • Rational
  • Impersonal
  • Critical thinking
  • Thick-skinned
  • Firm with people
  • Driven by thought

Your Feeling (F)

Strength of syima's Feeling (F) Feeling people are subjective. They make decisions based on principles and values. They are ruled by their heart instead of their head. Feeling people judge situations and others based on feelings and extenuating circumstances. They seek to please others and want to be appreciated. They value harmony and empathy.

  • Decides with heart
  • Dislikes conflict
  • Passionate
  • Driven by emotion
  • Gentle
  • Easily hurt
  • Empathetic
  • Caring
  • Warm
  • Subjective

Judging vs. Perceiving in You

Judger/Perceiver Population Pie Chart Judging (J) and Perceiving (P) are how you interact with the world outside yourself, either in a structured or flexible manner. All people use both of these preferences to different degrees but one is more dominant. Since your dominant preference is Perceiving, you can be referred to as a Perceiver.

  • You are 58% more Perceiving than the average
  • You are part of the slight minority of people who are primarily Perceiving
  • Males on average are slightly more Perceiving than females

Your Judging (J)

Strength of syima's Judging (J) Judging people think sequentially. They value order and organization. Their lives are scheduled and structured. Judging people seek closure and enjoy completing tasks. They take deadlines seriously. They work then they play. The Judging preference does not mean judgmental. Judging refers to how a person deals with day-to-day activities.

  • Decisive
  • Controlled
  • Completes projects
  • Organized
  • Structured
  • Scheduled
  • Quick at tasks
  • Responsible
  • Seeks closure
  • Makes plans

Your Perceiving (P)