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    ESFP - The Performers

    ENFP and self identity

    Hi ENFP's. I know I flip between ESFP and ENFP, since humanmetrics tested me ESFP, but all other tests tested me ENFP and I feel like an ENFP too. But I heard we can be a mixture, even though I believe I'm an ENFP. So how many of you are in a turmoil what your inner core is? Do you ask your family and friends abt. what they think of you? But the answers do not satisfy, as if the answers are parts of you but you don't have a clear picture in mind of who you really are?

    I believe everyone is unique, different and beautiful in their own way. I'm a strong believer in individuality. I don't judge ppl and believe live and let live, even though there has to be certain general laws and principles that govern society otherwise everything will be chaotic. I have an artist soul, working in a law firm, I used to be a arts genius in school winning a lot of National level awards, but art doesnt really sell, so in college I chose law and also cause I wanted something objective to learn. But the artist within me longs to express herself.

    So is it natural for ENFPs to question their identity sometimes? How much time do you really think about your inner nature? also is it an ENFP thing to do so?

    Thanks. Replies welcome



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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Yup, yup & yup.

    NeFi. You see all the possibilities in relation to your true self and you can't help but to question your identity every now and then.

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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by smartgal16 View Post
    So how many of you are in a turmoil what your inner core is? Do you ask your family and friends abt. what they think of you? But the answers do not satisfy, as if the answers are parts of you but you don't have a clear picture in mind of who you really are?
    Well I wouldn't call it my Inner Core, but I recently I seem to have lost track of who I am and have to go meditate on it for hours on end. I also ask many additional people, How I am perceived.

    I always try to direct it towards the future, who you are now doesn't matter, who are you going to be?
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Quote Originally Posted by smartgal16 View Post
    Hi ENFP's. I know I flip between ESFP and ENFP, since humanmetrics tested me ESFP, but all other tests tested me ENFP and I feel like an ENFP too. But I heard we can be a mixture, even though I believe I'm an ENFP. So how many of you are in a turmoil what your inner core is? Do you ask your family and friends abt. what they think of you? But the answers do not satisfy, as if the answers are parts of you but you don't have a clear picture in mind of who you really are?

    I believe everyone is unique, different and beautiful in their own way. I'm a strong believer in individuality. I don't judge ppl and believe live and let live, even though there has to be certain general laws and principles that govern society otherwise everything will be chaotic. I have an artist soul, working in a law firm, I used to be a arts genius in school winning a lot of National level awards, but art doesnt really sell, so in college I chose law and also cause I wanted something objective to learn. But the artist within me longs to express herself.

    So is it natural for ENFPs to question their identity sometimes? How much time do you really think about your inner nature? also is it an ENFP thing to do so?

    Thanks. Replies welcome
    I'd like to say some things on this topic that I feel. I think ESFP's and ENFP's are two totally different, strongly divergent types that can easily be mistaken for each other. I would say they put off a similar aura, but the creatures within are not the same species.

    The things I would say they have in common are: free spirit, individualist, fun seekers at the expense of responsibility, interest in art, messy

    For ENFP's iNtuition is like a car or a boat and we are driving around in it all day every second. It's like cocaine. It's like sex. It's like our eye sight. It's our identity.

    Now, I've described Intuition to ESFP's and everyone has always said, "Oh, yeah I've got that," but obviously they don't - they are an ESFP. So rather than trying to figure out if you have intuition, try to figure out if you have dominant sensing. Because ENFP's don't have sensing in a bad way. In fact in the same ways ESFP's don't have iNtuition in a bad way.

    In my opinion ESFP's should be naturally and easily able to repeat a tune on the ratio after listening to it once or twice. I have a hard time reproducing my some of my favorite songs.

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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    I'd like to say some things on this topic that I feel. I think ESFP's and ENFP's are two totally different, strongly divergent types that can easily be mistaken for each other. I would say they put off a similar aura, but the creatures within are not the same species.

    The things I would say they have in common are: free spirit, individualist, fun seekers at the expense of responsibility, interest in art, messy

    For ENFP's iNtuition is like a car or a boat and we are driving around in it all day every second. It's like cocaine. It's like sex. It's like our eye sight. It's our identity.

    Now, I've described Intuition to ESFP's and everyone has always said, "Oh, yeah I've got that," but obviously they don't - they are an ESFP. So rather than trying to figure out if you have intuition, try to figure out if you have dominant sensing. Because ENFP's don't have sensing in a bad way. In fact in the same ways ESFP's don't have iNtuition in a bad way.

    In my opinion ESFP's should be naturally and easily able to repeat a tune on the ratio after listening to it once or twice. I have a hard time reproducing my some of my favorite songs.
    :/ you didn't make the distinction between ENFP and ESFP strong enough.

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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    I continually test ENFP. Now that I have a better understanding of the functions, I know that I am Ne dominant. A lot of my acquaintances initially thought I was an ESFP because both ENFP and ESFPs tend to be social - and I used to party pretty hard. My tertiary Te comes out pretty often - particularly in my literary theory classes - and my love for philosophy (the ancient Greeks) I believe distinguishes me as an "N" ESFPs tend to be more light-hearted and more "live in the moment." ENFPs can't stop planning/worrying about the future - and in my own personal experience - tend to be more prone to anxiety problems. So yeah - if you're interested in theory and long term consequences of actions, you're probably an N.

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    ESFP - The Performers

    I'm very confused. I live in the present, but I'm very imaginative and have unconventional ideas. People have described me as out of this world, a girl with a strong imagination, day dreams, scatter-brained, random, unorganized, creative, artist, lives in her own world, unrealistic, doesn't care about facts or details, overlook details, doesn't bother gathering facts, not very good with specifics or actual data, lives in a fantasy world etc. Yet, I tested ESFP in humanmetrics and ENFP in the actual paid MBTI test online. My boyfriend thinks I'm an ESFP too. So I'm confused.

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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeTaylor View Post
    :/ you didn't make the distinction between ENFP and ESFP strong enough.
    Christ Taylor! I don't know the rules. Are you just making these up as you go along? Sheesh. Fine.

    Attributes of an ENFP's iNtuition: The physical world, both geos and kosmos, is the ENFP's primary source of information. Rather than sensing things as they are, dominant intuition is sensitive to things as they might be. Its best patterns reflect the interesting points of people, giving rise to caricatures of manner, speech and expression.

    Attributes of ESFP Sensing: This type's prime directive is to examine the tangible through taste, touch, sight, feeling and hearing. ESFPs' need for new experiences surely results from this function. Feeling gives focus to the collected information, producing the amiable nature of this type.

    ESFP's are usually the least aware of their sensing function because the FP masks the tactile and 'in the moment sensations' with a surreal, cryptic aura that a T and J will not experience. This is why every ESFP thinks they have Ne, but when you start talking about conspiracy theories or astrophysics they look like a butler at a clown party.

    How strong is that?
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    Christ Taylor! I don't know the rules. Are you just making these up as you go along? Sheesh. Fine.

    Attributes of an ENFP's iNtuition: The physical world, both geos and kosmos, is the ENFP's primary source of information. Rather than sensing things as they are, dominant intuition is sensitive to things as they might be. Its best patterns reflect the interesting points of people, giving rise to caricatures of manner, speech and expression.

    Attributes of ESFP Sensing: This type's prime directive is to examine the tangible through taste, touch, sight, feeling and hearing. ESFPs' need for new experiences surely results from this function. Feeling gives focus to the collected information, producing the amiable nature of this type.

    ESFP's are usually the least aware of their sensing function because the FP masks the tactile and 'in the moment sensations' with a surreal, cryptic aura that a T and J will not experience. This is why every ESFP thinks they have Ne, but when you start talking about conspiracy theories or astrophysics they look like a butler at a clown party.

    How strong is that?
    Haha, bravo good sir!
    Buuuuut, you forgot onnnneeeee thing!
    (joking, lol)

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    I don't like to label things in terms of whether or not something is an "ENFP thing" or what have you. OP, like you said, everybody is unique and different in their own ways. Even within the same MBTI type--let's take ENFPs for instance--there are many different attitudes and flavors :) I would say it is natural for people in general to question their identities, and this, of course, includes people of all MBTI types. Questioning one's identity is about as exclusive a trait as taking a shit or masturbating, meaning... well, it's not exclusive to us at all ^.^ Try not to get too caught up in unimportant details. There are a lot of people here in this place and other personality typing websites that tend to emphasize on ridiculously unimportant, incorrect, and unverifiable data, and what's worse is that they present these things as facts. Someone once suggested to me that I was an ESFP because I was good at sports xD I laughed my ass off. I guess what I'm really trying to say is this: don't get confused by other people not having their facts straight. And you're right; nobody knows you quite like you do. Only you know all of your thoughts and how you process things. Others might have an -idea- of how you process things, but nobody has a clearer view than you do. Figuring out your type should be a journey to help you know yourself better and also help you realize that you're not alone. It's nothing to stress over, and it's certainly not something that you should allow other people to take the reigns on (talking about figuring out your own type here.) Discovering your type is a personal journey meant to encourage growth in your life. Don't let other peoples' opinions stifle you or trip you up :) Just continue to read and investigate, love. You'll figure things out for yourself. And if you don't... who gives a shit? It's just another damn label anyways. Nobody is going to fit perfectly into any one of the sixteen boxes, so no sweat ^.^' Good luck on your journey! Cheers, mate.
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