Monday, October 18, 2004

More Personality Analysis

(From the Personality Page "Careers" section; my editorial commentary in italics. )

ENFPs generally have the following traits:

Project-oriented (eh)
Bright and capable (gee, thanks!)
Warmly, genuinely interested in people; great people skills
Extremely intuitive and perceptive about people (i knew you were gonna say that)
Able to relate to people on their own level
Service-oriented; likely to put the needs of others above their own (sometimes)
Dislike performing routine tasks (hehe, yeah)
Need approval and appreciation from others (yes)
Cooperative and friendly
Creative and energetic
Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
Natural leaders, but do not like to control people
Resist being controlled by others
Can work logically and rationally - use their intuition to understand the goal and work backwards towards it (this is an interesting view; hmm...)
Usually able to grasp difficult concepts and theories

(So far, really accurate.)

ENFPs are lucky in that they're good a quite a lot of different things (Thanks!). An ENFP can generally achieve a good degree of success at anything which has interested them. However, ENFPs get bored rather easily and are not naturally good at following things through to completion. (Sadly, this is really accurate.) Accordingly, they should avoid jobs which require performing a lot of detailed, routine-oriented tasks. They will do best in professions which allow them to creatively generate new ideas and deal closely with people. They will not be happy in positions which are confining and regimented.

The following list of professions is built on our impressions of careers which would be especially suitable for an ENFP. It is meant to be a starting place, rather than an exhaustive list. There are no guarantees that any or all of the careers listed here would be appropriate for you, or that your best career match is among those listed.

Possible Career Paths for the ENFP:


Politician / Diplomat
Writer / Journalist
Television Reporter
Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst, or Computer Specialist (Um, hello, redundant and/or detailed, routine-oriented activity!)
Scientist (Ha!)
Engineer (Double Ha!)

(There you go. Pretty dead-on.)

(Hat-tip: Sunburned Jenn.)

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