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    The Inspiring Writers

    Personality: Imaginative Voice

    No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
    —Charles Dickens

    ENFP writers are creative souls with an ear for language. They find abundant inspiration in the world around them. But they can lose steam quickly if the topic is dull, which can lead to procrastination and missed deadlines. If you’re an ENFP, you’ll likely find that talking about the topic with others can help you maintain your interest and discover new approaches. Too much isolation can make writing a chore.
    E: Extraversion preferred to introversion
    ENFPs get their energy from people and activity in their external world. Spending time alone can leave them listless and bored. They enjoy interacting with a large group of friends and acquaintances. They generally act before reflecting.
    N: iNtuition preferred to sensation
    ENFPs are abstract thinkers, placing more trust in flashes of insight than in experience. They’re less interested in sensory data than in the patterns perceived by the unconscious mind. ENFPs tend to be intellectually restless—they want to change the world.
    F: Feeling preferred to thinking
    ENFPs prefer to use their rational feeling function when making decisions. They place more emphasis on the effect that actions have on people than they do on adhering to the impersonal rule of logic. They tend to give other people the benefit of the doubt.
    P: Perception preferred to judgment
    ENFPs like to keep their options open. They enjoy beginning new projects and exploring opportunities as they arise. ENFPs think in terms of possibilities rather than likelihoods.

    Writing Process of the ENFP
    ENFPs prefer to brainstorm before they start writing. They tend to see connections between unrelated things, so one idea will quickly generate another. Allow yourself plenty of time for this activity, but be sure to set an end date to keep your project on track. After the brainstorming phase, discard tangential ideas. Focus on the strongest ones so you don’t get overwhelmed when it comes time to flesh out the details.
    ENFPs work best when they have the freedom to follow their own process and timeline. Estimate how long you’ll need to complete each task, then add 50% as a cushion. Set milestones along the way.Incorporate time for breaks. If your energy wanes, meet with a writer friend for coffee or other libation, and discuss your ideas. If the project permits, consider collaborating with a co-writer.
    ENFPs do their best writing when they feel personally invested in the topic. They use their strong sense of empathy to immerse themselves in the subject, much as actors immerse themselves in a character. To stay inspired, look for ways to connect the writing to your ideals. If you’re an ENFP technical writer, create a mental picture of your audience and use your writer’s voice to “speak” to them.
    ENFPs have a natural sense of the harmony of language and ideas. They hear in their mind how combinations of words sound together. They’re attuned to tone and implications. Use these qualities to incorporate your unique voice and perspective into your writing. Ultimately, that’s what readers respond to.
    Potential Blind Spots of the ENFP
    ENFPs have the most energy at the beginning of a project, when inspiration first hits. Take advantage of this initial burst, but don’t get so engrossed in the project that you ignore basic needs like eating and sleeping. Remember to replenish your physical energy. You’ll get more done in the long run.
    ENFPs may postpone starting a project if the topic doesn’t grab them. Instead, use your prolific imagination to find an angle that interests you. Free-write or cluster to generate ideas. Look to newspapers, magazines, or the internet for inspiration. Write a strong opening paragraph to get your creativity flowing.
    ENFPs may burn bright during the early stages of a project but fade before they reach the end. To avoid this pattern, take periodic breaks. Spend time with friends. Let the subject percolate in your unconscious mind. You’ll come back to the project with new inspiration for that final push toward completion.
    ENFPs have no great love for facts and details. Leave enough time at the end to check that you’ve included sufficient objective data. Strive for balance and fairness. Avoid over-reliance on personal insight. Ask a trusted friend to review your writing with a critical eye. Your work will be stronger for it.

    Source: The ENFP Writing Personality: Imaginative*Voice | Andrea J. Wenger: Write*with*Personality
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    I love writing, not as an obligation but as a hobby, and I do have some pretty good ideas. But -that damned but- I usually can't finish the projects I have in mind. I start with a burst of overwhelming urge to write, but when it fades away, I leave the story halfway through. In order to avoid this, I've realized it's better for me to write short stories that can be finished in a couple of days rather than loooong projects that would take up more than several moths. However, I do want to try finishing a long story with the help of a INFJ, much more diligent than I.
    Thanks for your atention

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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    I'm currently back at poetry. As many short stories as I pursue at once, poetry gives me a great open void to fill in a "non correct" order. I also love wordplays or just discussing different accents, special word meanings and syntax. You can count me to the writing and language geeks :)

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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    I'm hoping to become a fulltime author. Just need to get to the "follow through" phase. Lol

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    INFP - The Idealists

    I enjoy writing so so much. It calms me down and energizes me at the same time. The best is sharing my work though, because I love starting a conversation with other people based on what I have written in order to get new input on the topic.

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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Nailed it.

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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Keirsey pinned Shakespeare an ENFP...something about how he tried acting first but the other thespians found him too emotionally high strung, haha. In short, he was a ham.

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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Do you think Enfp writer/readers are attracted to a specific genre?


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