ENFP Relationships

Otherwise known as “Extraverted intuitive Feeling Perceiving”.
ENFPs tend to take their relationships quite seriously, and also approach them with a childlike enthusiasm and energy. They seek and demand authentic depth in their personal relationships, and will put forth much effort in making things work.

Energetic and effervescent, the ENFP is sometimes smothering in their enthusiasm, but are generally highly valued for their genuine warmth and high ideals. ENFPs are affirming, nurturing, warm, considerate and quite invested in the health of their relationship. They have excellent interpersonal skills, and are able to motivate and inspire others to be the best that they can ever be.

Here are some of the strengths associated with  ENFP relationships:

  •     Very Fun to be with – lively sense of humor,
  •     Dramatic, energetic, optimistic
  •     Strive for “win-win” situations
  •     Driven to meet others needs
  •     Usually loyal and dedicated   
  •     Great communication skills
  •     Very perceptive about people’s thought and motives
  •     Motivational, inspirational; bring out the best in others
  •     Warmly affectionate and affirming

Here are some of the weaknesses associated with ENFP relationships:

  • Dislike of criticism
  •     Doesn’t pay attention to their own needs
  •     Constant quest for perfect relationships may make them change relationships
  •     Can become bored easily
  •     Difficulty scolding or punishing others
  •     Smothering tendencies
  •     Enthusiasm may lead them to be unrealistic in nature
  •     Not interested in  “mundane” matters like paying bills, cleaning etc.
  •     Holds onto wrong relationships long after they’ve turned for the worst
  •     Dislike of continuous conflict

Warm and considerate in nature, ENFP’s become some of the most passionate partners in a relationship.  They are willing make the most out of it and put much effort in making the relationship a most positive experience. Other attributes to them are that they are quite loyal honest and faithful.  They can tend to take their commitments very seriously and for good cause.

ENFP’s really do have a problem with ending relationships when they know when it is going no where They feel that if the relationship fails, it would be there fault because of all of the effort it took for them to save it from failing on numerous occasions. Perhaps cause other relationships have failed for them and they do not want to repeat the uncomfortable processes that occur if it does happen.

Always wondering if the other side is greener, ENFPs mostly generalize the idea many times to see if other relationships are much better than their current ones.  They tend to become bored too easily if certain things are not necessitated from their partners. Those that are not focused will be very unhappy, and will eventually “exit” the relationship if the problem is not fully addressed.

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