Sample Success Report
Communication Success Profile: ENFP
Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving Type
We all communicate most easily with those whose personality types are similar to our own, and can find it challenging communicating with others who are very different.
Every individual is unique! So not all of the bullets below will fit you equally well. However, being aware of the two or three strengths and blind spots that fit you best can help you communicate even more successfully with all people.
Curious, energetic, adaptable, and creative, ENFPs like considering unconventional approaches. They enjoy batting around ideas and finding creative solutions and are energized and intrigued by new possibilities. NFPs tend to be talkative, enthusiastic, playful, and generally fun-loving people. Warm and caring, ENFPs have strong personal values upon which they base most decisions. Conversations with ENFPs can be very circular as they excitedly move from one topic to the next, making connections and associations. Unconventional and occasionally irreverent, they pride themselves on their uniqueness and originality.
- Are friendly, likeable and engaging; good conversationalists
- Can shift gears quickly if necessary
- Are enthusiastic and get others excited about their ideas
- Are perceptive about people and often know how others are feeling
- Make connections between ideas quickly
Potential Communication Blind Spots – May tend to:
- Be too talkative and make others compete for “air time”
- Become easily distracted and be impatient listeners
- Not be fully prepared and instead, try to “wing it”
- Make emotional, rather than logical arguments
- Be easily offended and disengage from the conversation
KEY Success Strategies
- Organize your thoughts in advance and be sequential; don’t ramble
- Don’t make others compete for air time
- Slow down the pace, especially with people who speak slowly
- Be prepared with all relevant facts and details
- Try to temper your enthusiasm with more reserved people
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