ENFJ Communication Skills

ENFJs are gifted with prominent communicative abilities and capable of persuading others to accept their way of thinking or their endeavor, and earning other people's trust. ENFJs gladly help others, but may become quite unhappy with those who refuse to accept the kind of help that seems the most appropriate to the ENFJ in question. They feel at ease while communicating with many people at once. Many ENFJs are very energetic and always ready to join a conversation. Often they are the ones who initiate in-depth discussions, of various topics. In communication ENFJs come across as confident, supportive, possessing the gift of gab, individuals. Sometimes they may be quite expressive about their feelings.

ENFJs find it easy enough to communicate with people of different personality types on a variety of subjects, although their interest in topics that are heavily analytical in nature may be somewhat lower.

An ENFJ enjoys an extensive circle of friends, colleagues, and contacts they make during such events as receptions, meetings, public events, and recreational activities.

ENFJs tend to have a large number of business contacts, and their communication routine can be rather intense. Their co-workers or colleagues (or others who work in the same field) are often reliant on, or interested in, their competent opinion of counsel on professional subjects. An ENFJ is perfectly capable of maintaining an eventful business communication agenda, which usually involves an exchange of ideas and opinions, as well as practical solutions.

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ENFJ: Strategies for Successful Communication

An ENFJ finds it easy to establish a common ground with people of a mindset similar to theirs - or, in other words, the representatives of intuitive/feeling types (NF), including ENFJ, INFJ, ENFP, and INFP personality types. ENFJs are usually open to active communication with people of this type. They have a similar way of perceiving the world, which is why an ENFJ finds it easy to share their feelings and views with other NFs, and is also likely to relate to other NFs’ feelings and views.

In their interaction with the representatives of intuitive/thinking types (NT), including ENTJ, INTJ, ENTP, and INTP personality types, INFJs should rely on conceptual and logical communication. ENFJs’ communication with people from this group often involves a variety of topics and is seen as beneficial by both parties. And while many ENFJs form their opinion based on their feelings, whereas the NT people try to maintain an objective view of events for the most part, they often find common ground for compelling discussion and search of solutions.

In their communication with the representatives of sensing/feeling types (SF), including ESFJ, ISFJ, ESFP, and ISFP personality types, ENFJs should try to orient their manner of communication toward feelings, facts, and actual sensations. ENFJs can usually adapt to this manner of communication easily enough, although they may find prolonged or frequent contacts with the representatives of the SF group taxing.

ENFJs may find it challenging to communicate with the representatives of sensing/thinking types (ST), including ESTJ, ISTJ, ESTP, and ISTP. ENFJs should strive to confine their communication with ST people to facts and their direct implications. However, some of the manifestly feeling (F) representatives of the ENFJ type find it taxing to maintain this sort of communication. They have to struggle to find argumentation that people from the ST group will understand, and therefore they may often resort to keeping their communication brief, or become annoyed that the other party doesn’t “get it”. In order to establish a level of discussion that both parties will find acceptable, an ENFJ has to tune into the communicative style compatible with the ST group in advance.

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What helps successful communication for an ENFJ:

  • the matter of discussion deals with feelings in some way
  • the matter of discussion is of a conceptual nature
  • the matter of discussion requires a creative approach
  • the matter of discussion requires that active measures be taken

What hinders successful communication for an ENFJ:

  • the matter of discussion is of a wholly practical and mundane nature
  • the discussion is predominantly analytic in nature
  • prolonged communication with people from the ST group

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