My name is Melissa Mullamphy and my Meyers Briggs is ENFP. If you know anything about Meyers Briggs its definition is extroverted intuitive, feeling, and prospecting. We don't like to be micro-managed, generally have no filter, and tend to absorb the energies that people give off for the good or bad. We are highly emotional empaths and overthink too much which is no fun. We follow the rules most of the time, but question authority. We are very intuitive and can catch a vibe a mile away. We often have a hard time saying no to people that need help and often spread ourselves too thin. If you ever need us for any reason we are there and loyal to the core. We make up only 8/2% of this personality type.
Below is the official definition:
A Campaigner (ENFP) is someone with the Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Prospecting personality traits. These people tend to embrace big ideas and actions that reflect their sense of hope and goodwill toward others. Their vibrant energy can flow in many directions.
aka "The Imaginative Motivator"
Here is a link if you would like to explore more on this topic and take the online test. It is the closest to the standard MBTI I could find online for free. https://www.truity.com/test/type-finder-personality-test-new .
If you would like to take the real test it is here for $49.00 https://www.mbtionline.com/
Personally, I'd spend the 50 bucks because it is so worth it and I'd also add a big component of self-care. (No, I have no financial affiliation with the folks at MBTI)
ENFPs are described often as the loud ones, the joker, the hippie who marches to his or her own drum. I was introduced to it in college and graduate school as a psychology major but when I worked in corporate America for just shy of 20 years Senior Management had everyone in my department take the actual test and had consultants come in and explain the typing, and explain each types strengths and weaknesses with the goal to get us all to understand our personality traits better. It was also to help identify the personality types in our pear groups in an attempt to improve the culture and get us to work better together. My last boss and I were polar opposites. The good news is we were friends and were able to joke about it. She thought I was a pain her the ass and I thought the same of her, but at least now we understood each other better and why we butted heads frequently. Some descriptors I have read and heard are "quirky." "unconventional." "intense," and "champion," for causes greater than them. Sounds about right. I'm positive there are many more that just were never said to my face. :)
There are times I can put my head down and create, and fire off a week's worth of work in a day. There are others that I'll do anything in my power to avoid working off of a list of things to do's and procrastinate.
So your probably thinking who really cares about this stuff and why is she blogging about it? I think it is a very neat tool and if taken honestly you will be able to look within and see why you might behave in certain ways. It may help you improve your workweek, work/life balance, productivity, relationships and clarify why you have certain outlooks on life. It is #selfcaresunday.