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    bs98r3kjf Well-known member

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    For the ENFJs and people who think they may be ENFJ.

     
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    How about other types such as INTJ,INTP,ENFP, etc I seen a lot of confusion from those, even though then ENFJ at times.
     
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    Although I'm an INFJ, this tells me that I clearly have ENFJ tendencies as well.
     
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    ENFJ On A Team
    The following is adapted from Linda V. Berens, Linda K. Ernst and Melissa Smith, Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types and Teams (Telos Publications, 2005) *Used with permission.



    How ENFJs Build Relationships
    For them, team relationships are about connecting and mentoring. They see potential in others and are usually good at spotting talent within a team. They know people need lots of attention and commitment and want the same in return. Nurturing relationships is vital to them and they want that on their teams, so they require a sense of connection, to feel known, understood, needed, reassured, and praised in the team environment. They tend to invest a lot in relationships, which sometimes can create a standard on the team that others may not be able to live up to. Yet teammates are likely to feel at ease with them and open up. Tending to be open and sharing, they expect others to self-disclose to help build relationships as well as resolve issues. They are likely to see extreme attention to a task and an abrupt style in others as neglecting the relationships. Such communication often leads to hurt feelings, which they nurse internally.


    How ENFJs Deal with Conflict
    When conflict occurs within the team, they will want to talk about the problems and heal the conflict before going on. When there is too much conflict and ongoing disharmony, they have a tendency to withdraw. They hate when people are demeaned or mistreated and will stand up for someone who is.


    To Forge Better Relationships with ENFJs…
    Provide an open, harmonious, and sharing environment where they and others can feel safe to self-disclose. Give them time and space to develop logical arguments or explanations. Give them lots of genuine positive feedback because they value the approval of others and often feel undervalued. Provide opportunities for interaction, both task related and social. Most of all, frame the work of the team in a context of some higher purpose.


    How ENFJs Approach Doing Work
    They will want ample opportunity to communicate and share values and the vision. In the work of the team they will seek ways to help team members grow and develop. Often they will notice potential in team members that might be ignored and then they will work to find ways to bring out that potential for the benefit of the team and the individual. Defining and assigning roles is one way they accomplish this.


    How ENFJs Make Decisions
    They tend to make quick decisions when a task needs to be done and want to get it accomplished right away. When given new information, they tend to withdraw mentally to visualize the impact of new information on the people involved and the vision.


    How ENFJs Respond to Change
    When a change happens, they will first check the change for its effect on their vision of the identity and integrity of the group/team/organization and the individuals in it. If it doesn’t match their vision, they’ll fight the change. They will need time alone to integrate new data and incorporate it into a new vision. They will often want to research information to help others deal with a change.

    Source: http://www.bestfittype.com/enfjonateam.html

    I have more ENFJ tendencies than I actually thought I had..specially since it states ENFJ's need time alone and withdrawing as well.
     
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