ENFJ Learning Style
An ENFJ’s interest in a subject is driven by the answer to the question, “Is this helpful to people?” The more they see a topic to be beneficial to others, the greater their interest in the topic and the greater their desire to actively engage in it and apply what they learn. Their interest in studying the material is motivated by their desire to find solutions to people-related issues.
ENFJs easily and quickly pick up new material, especially when it is delivered on a conceptual basis. Concrete information is also well received by individuals of this type. ENFJs are capable of grasping material lacking strong logical connection. For example, learning the rules of the road is no more difficult for them than grasping some theory. As a rule, they develop a great depth and breadth of understanding of new material. Learned material is better retained when a significant portion of it is devoted to highlighting the topic’s connection and relevance to people.
ENFJs are capable of independently learning expansive and complex material. They are good at both retention of information on a logical basis and mechanical memorization, although the latter is less effective. ENFJs are able to precisely recall learned information, whether or not it is all conceptually related. ENFJs can benefit from studying both independently and in a group setting.
ENFJs are able to actively apply acquired knowledge and skills to their work. They can apply it to concrete tasks or creatively develop it in a given direction. Working with material they have learned, understood, and internalized brings them great enjoyment.
ENFJs are able to remain very stable when experiencing a high level of learning related stress. They prefer to evenly distribute their efforts in learning new material, although they are capable of learning through short periods of overexertion.
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An ENFJ’s learning is improved when:
- Material is of great interest to many people
- Active learning methods such as debates, brainstorming and contests are used
- Learning is systematic (e.g., an organized degree or certification program)
- Material is delivered at a fast pace, as ENFJs quickly sort and process information
- Material is delivered from various viewpoints or using various examples (improves retention)
- Their successes and achievements are recognized by others
An ENFJ’s learning is hindered when:
- They do not consider the material to be of personal importance
- The material studied is insufficient to make them proficient on the topic (reduces interest)
- The material is of purely practical and mundane nature