ENFP Personality Type

The Encourager Type

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What is the ENFP personality type (The Encourager)?
People with an ENFP personality type tend to be energetic, adaptable, and inventive in their behavior. They like to think up new, creative ideas and love sharing them with other people. They thrive in group settings and enjoy meeting new people.

ENFP Personality Traits

ENFP types are generally very outgoing and lively, preferring to go out rather than stay in. They love conversing with other people and generally process their thoughts externally.

They are great problem solvers and enjoy figuring out how everything is connected. They tend to focus more on the future than the present.

Encouragers like to keep the peace and avoid conflict. They care more about subjective principles than logic and fact. 

They are flexible and spontaneous, preferring to keep their options open. They dislike routines, schedules, and strict rules.


In summary, ENFP personality types tend to...

  • Avoid interpersonal conflict by keeping the peace
  • Keep their schedules flexible, allowing room for new opportunities
  • Process externally by sharing thoughts with others
  • Enjoy meeting and getting to know new people
  • Focus on the future rather than the here-and-now

ENFP Meaning

  • (E) EXTROVERSION: Extroverts tend to draw energy from spending time around other people.
  • (N) INTUITION: Intuitive types tend to love to explore new ideas and think in terms of the big picture.
  • (F) FEELING: Feeling types usually prioritize emotion over logic, often choosing to follow their gut when making decisions.
  • (P) PERCEIVING: Perceiving types usually prefer to be flexible and spontaneous.

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Related Personality Types

Below are the DISC and Enneagram types that are similar to 16-Personality Type ENFP. 

DISC Type Is, IS, or Si

Enneagram Type 7 or 9

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