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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    How to IDENTIFY NFs easily? How to identify ENFPs easily?

    How can we identify NFs or ENFPs easily? I ask because I think NFs and ENFPS would be the best partners for me, since I'm an ENFP myself, but I dont know how to identify them easy and quick! How do you do it?



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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Great question and one I wish I knew the answer to... I'd proceed as follows...

    First letter -- figuring out introversion vs. extroversion isn't too hard if they tend towards a strong preference. Just watch whether they go off to themselves a lot or whether they seem to enjoy large crowds of people.

    Figuring out Perceiving vs. Judging isn't too hard either based off their tendencies with punctuality and if you can sneak a look at the desk in their office or inside their car! Perceivers are pilers, Judgers are filers. The perceiver probably isn't going to get too irritated when people show up a little bit late, but the judger is probably going to be a bit perturbed.

    Once you know that you have a filer or piler, remember Judgers actually project their true feeling vs. thinking nature to the world. Perceivers project the OPPOSITE of what they are. Sometimes ENTPs fool me into thinking they're a fellow ENFP when I first meet them -- they can be extremely funny, witty and charming.

    Intuitives vs. Sensors is pretty easy. You won't see a Sensor misplacing too many things or overlooking much and they don't do much daydreaming. Intuitives are the daydreamers you'll find missing the "obvious" because their heads have gone off in the clouds

    The next step would be to verify your instincts with Keirsey's temperament theories...

    xSxJs The Traditionalists are the play by the book traditionalists who are the bedrock of society. They're all about observing traditions, the holidays, etc. A lot of business executive types are SJs. There are probably more US President's in this group than any other. Observe their attitude towards tardiness, sloppiness, deviating from traditions, etc.

    xSxPs The Experiencers are very in touch with their bodies and tend to be daredevils and risk takers with extremely high energy levels -- Ask the person if the idea of parachuting, hang gliding, etc. appeals to them. They can be extreme party animals, attracted to gambling, etc. as well. A whole lot of actors and professional athletes are Experiencers.

    xNTxs The Conceptualists are into the world of the mind -- they love gadgets, science, etc. They are also quite witty and love to debate and tease people. Lots of scientists, mathematicians, engineers, etc. come from this group. Does this person seem mechanically inclined or at least intrigued by gadgets, science, brainstorming new ideas?

    xNFxs. The Idealists almost all have a strong interest in some form of the arts be it writing, painting, music, etc. We tend to be the dreamers, the poets, the clergy, the artists. Principle and people are of paramount importance to us.
    Last edited by Pied Tubist; 12-03-2009 at 11:53 PM.

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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    I can only say for certain I've only known two ENFPs, one of them has been my best friend for a long time, the other I only knew briefly but we clicked more than anyone else I've known! Needless to say I wish I knew more. You're on the right track keeping your eye out for them, look for the one with boundless energy, love of people and an absolutely delightful presence!

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    ENFP - The Inspirers


    Pied nailed it

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    ENFP - The Inspirers


    if this happens:

    starbucks barista: how can i help you?

    enfp: yea, uh...i'll take the...uh...gosh....um...you sell coffee here right? yea yea you do, i mean duh this is starbucks right?...uh, ok...good, um....let's see, i'll, uh...well, what would you recommend?

    barista: frap. it's hot out.

    enfp: ok....um, you know what, uh, give me the...um...water.
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    ENFP - The Inspirers


    Lol moments of indecivenss definitely ENFP. We think about it on the way there but we haven't made up our minds when we get there
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Quote Originally Posted by RobinsonCrusoe View Post
    if this happens:

    starbucks barista: how can i help you?

    enfp: yea, uh...i'll take the...uh...gosh....um...you sell coffee here right? yea yea you do, i mean duh this is starbucks right?...uh, ok...good, um....let's see, i'll, uh...well, what would you recommend?

    barista: frap. it's hot out.

    enfp: ok....um, you know what, uh, give me the...um...water.
    Holy crap that is me exactly....

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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    OMG you guys... Pied DID nail it and you other two (robinson crusoe and hard styler)??? damn get out of my head **lmAo**
    Last edited by crzysttchr; 10-01-2010 at 01:52 PM. Reason: missed details lol

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    It isn't as simple as it sounds. For instance, ESFPs and ENFPs can be mistaken for each other. So can an INTJ and an INFJ. And so can an ISFP and an INFP. And so can an ENFJ and an ESFJ. I mean, hell, it could even be an ISTP and an INFJ.

    So, it simply isn't about typism. Each NF is inherently different not only as individuals but also as types: ENFJ is and will be different from INFJ is and will be different from INFP is and will be different from ENFP. Certainly each type would have commonalities with these other types due to the temperament, but each type will express itself much differently than the other because of the order of the cognitive functions.

    Not to mention the fact that others can be not only deceptive towards you but also to themselves. Of course, the reasons for that are complicated and I don't want to discuss those here.

    So, seriously, to determine whether or not someone is an NF you'd have to spend time with that person. That isn't as easy as it seems. To determine someones temperament is much more than a test. You have to listen to them when they're vulnerable enough to admit what it is that truly motivates their behavior. And they have to trust you too. Again, not as easy as it seems.

    I'm surprised to find that in the midst of my relationships, I've found that many of my friends who appeared to be either SJ or SP are more so NF than they themselves realize. And vice versa.
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by lokariototal View Post
    How can we identify NFs or ENFPs easily? I ask because I think NFs and ENFPS would be the best partners for me, since I'm an ENFP myself, but I dont know how to identify them easy and quick! How do you do it?
    Easy. Spot the annoying goofball who can't seem to shut up.

    No, seriously the ENFP is a quite charming type :) They have lots of hobbies, friends, skills and often many responsibilites in their work and personal lives as a result of being interested and excited about everything. It's also a downside, as they can burn themselves out by taking on too much and too often end up dropping out of projects feeling guilty of sunk costs. Terrible time managers, too.

    Two NF's or God forbid, two ENFP's will get along very well, but perhaps a J type would suit you better in the long term? Life isn't just about sharing inspiration, we need some structure too. I'm a P too and appreciate having J's in my life to make fun of my excuses so I procrastinate less. MBTI-theory -wise the SJ's would be most complementary to an ENFP.


     
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