ENFP Understandings: Flutter On By (7)
It’s been often noted that Ne doms are generally the most common type to face difficulty in actually find this type. I know that I “embodied” different personality types when I was searching to find my type. For me:
ISTJ -> INTJ -> ENTP -> ENFP
Why is this? Why do we flutter between different types? Quite simple actually: we are much more prone to see ourselves in the descriptions than other types. As I explained in this post, we generally accept that which we are told is true. Most people do this, yes. But as we have Te and are extraverted perceiving dominants, we’re much more inclined to absorb the opinions of those who surround us.
See, when we’re reading the descriptions for type X, we see all these words that might mean something to us. Careful, loyal, respecting. However, because of our cognition, we’re going to be more inclined to accept words that might not fully encapsulate us. Words are loose in meaning—especially to the ENFP. Typically, without a strong reaction or aversion to a certain characteristic, we will likely accept that understanding as true.
Whatever though. I’ve always liked being adaptable.
Intriguing. Do you feel that you kind of adapt your personality to the same as those that surround you? I’ve been going through your blog and it’s been really insightful. I have a male friend who first tested as ENFP, but I could never quite figure out what he was. Learning that ENFPs are this adaptable, it totally makes sense now. But I was wondering if you could elaborate a little more on ENFP adaptability so I can improve my understanding.
Despite the fact that I like to talk about cognitive functions, I really don’t know too much. I’m learning that stacking makes a huge difference, and that’s why, even though NFPs and STJs have the same functions, they are completely different types. As an INFP, I sometimes wonder what exactly the differences between the two NFP types are, since we both have the same functions, but in different orders. I suppose my dominant Fi and filter of tertiary Si before Te made it a lot easier for me to realize I was INFP and stick with that, despite the fact that I might share characteristics with other types.