Are ESFJ and ENFJ compatible


I. Letter code

E - extraversion (Acting in the outside world) is preferred over introversion (withdrawal for reflection and reflection). As an ENFJ, turn to your fellow human beings before all.

N - Perception is preferably intuitive. In Jung’s terminology, this means that ENFJs try to understand things for which there is insufficient evidence in their current environment. It is believed that intuitive people are better able to access unconscious content. You can easily replace missing details by recognizing patterns and parallels to known content and thereby find explanations for events that are not obvious.

F - Feel is preferred to purely factual and impersonal considerations in decision-making. ENFJs often attach more importance to other people's feelings than to their own feelings.

J - Judging.

ENFJ prefer an orderly environment. They are looking for stability and structures in their outside world. Too many unpredictable changes are more likely to be unpleasant for them. With an ENFJ, this attitude is particularly evident in the need to get things done. You are very decisive and strive to consistently implement goals that have been set.

II. Strengths of the ENFJ

  • ENFJs have a high level of social competence and above-average communication skills. You can easily empathize with others and get them to cooperate with charm and enthusiasm.
  • You enjoy working in a team and quickly grasp the dynamics of the entire group.
  • They are often extremely creative and enjoy developing ideas to improve life in their social group.
  • They are mostly conscientious and efficient in completing their tasks.

III. Weaknesses of the ENFJ

  • ENFJs can develop exaggerated idealistic ideas and thereby place unrealistic expectations of their fellow human beings.
  • You can be overly sensitive to factual criticism.
  • You are prone to mood swings. Their self-worth often depends heavily on whether they live up to their own idealistic ideas at the moment.
  • They find it difficult to differentiate themselves from their fellow men and therefore often neglect their own needs.

IV. Order and alignment of the first two basic functions

Dominant function: extraverted feeling

The dominant function of the ENFJ is feeling. This is directed outwardly towards his fellow men. It enables the ENFJ to recognize and meet the expectations of its fellow human beings while keeping an eye on the welfare of its community.
Second function: introverted intuition (Ni)

Second function: introverted intuition

The second function of the ENFJ is intuition, it is directed inwards. Intuition often gives ENFJs insight into contexts, although the concrete facts are insufficient to explain them. Under their influence, ENFJs develop creative ideas and recognize the potential of an existing situation.
The insights conveyed through introverted intuition are, however, capable of questioning the often quite conventional goals of his community, the fulfillment of which is important to the ENFJ. Accordingly, ENFJs tend to admit the insights gained through their second function only insofar as they are compatible with generally accepted goals of their community.

V. Atypical behavior

Each of the 16 types shows certain atypical behaviors. They are an expression of the excessive use of their dominant function at the expense of other functions that lead a shadowy existence in the subconscious. You can find more information on this topic here.

Inferior Function: Introverted Thinking (Ti)

The inferior function of the ENFJ is introverted thinking. Under the unconscious influence of this function, ENFJs act more like poorly developed ISTPs. They lose their ability to feel empathy for others and suddenly react extremely harshly to the inadequacies of those around them. Often they try to analyze problems that arise logically without consulting others. In doing so, they usually paint gloomy scenarios or envision possible solutions for existing problems that often bypass reality.
Please note that the functions only explain part of the personality. People of a certain type differ in the degree of development of their functions. These are more or less well developed, and the strengths and weaknesses of the ENFJ come to light correspondingly differently. This is also related to age, among other things. The older you get or the more conducive your own circumstances are and were, the more balanced and less extreme the personality.

A detailed profile description of the ENFJ can be found here.