ESFJ At Work

When possible, ESFJs choose employment where conscientious, value-oriented people like themselves cooperate to help others. They don’t fit in well in settings where human values take a back seat to production statistics. At the same time, they need priorities that are clear and relatively unchanging. Their task orientation is based on facts, not abstract concepts.

On the job, ESFJs complete their assignments skillfully and on time. They collaborate well in the workplace. They tackle projects efficiently while respecting the rules and authority of their employers. Although friendly and easy-going in demeanor, they’re sharp about business matters. They do whatever they can to ensure a congenial atmosphere and, at the same time, make sure the job gets done.

ESFJs are seldom assertive about seeking leadership roles, but when situations require someone to take charge and no one steps up, the ESFJ will. While earning the goodwill of colleagues, ESFJs set an example of hard work and follow-through. If co-workers fail to meet their standards, the ESFJ seldom berates them openly. Rather, he or she tries to help them make improvements.

ENTP At Work

ENTPs are creative and enthusiastic, always involved in a variety of projects. Their curious nature is due to their strong intuitive preference, which makes them see life as brimming with possibilities. Because they lean toward theoretical reasoning, they’re full of untried ideas. Their ideal workplace is filled with like-minded colleagues solving complex problems. They like careers that focus on change, competency, and risk-taking.

When projects aren’t going the way ENTPs think they should, they are clever at persuading co-workers of their point of view and talking them into their solutions. Because they’re so persuasive, they can be manipulative and take advantage of other, less quick-thinking folks.

ENTPs resist outmoded bureaucratic structures. They need freedom to act in whatever direction their impulses take them. They’re natural entrepreneurs. Jobs based on routines and standard operating procedures frustrate them.

ENTJ at Work

ENTJs prefer an environment that’s productive, working among tough-minded colleagues who are smart and independent. Although ENTJs first choice is to lead, they respect those who are more competent. Often, when they’re overly impulsive in their decisions, they recognize that input from others is important and listen thoughtfully to advice. Successful ENTJs realize that guidance from quieter, more deliberate types can be a critical factor in their success.

The natural leadership abilities of ENTJs help them rise to the top of their organizations quickly. However, others don’t always find them likeable. With their brusque manner and bossy tendencies, they’re likely to make enemies along the way. This doesn’t bother them much. If they’re outvoted by people with better ideas, they demur gracefully and welcome the chance to learn new lessons. Actually, ENTJs appreciate people who stand up to them.

At work, ENTJs take charge of confusing or disorganized situations and turn them around quickly. They define problems and devise strategies to correct them with remarkable clarity. They know how to find the necessary resources to accomplish goals. They’re at their best when called upon to use their intuitive powers and analytical ability to overcome challenges.

ENFP at Work

ENFPs prefer careers that are service-oriented and that benefit others.  They like their work settings to be colorful and challenging, where people enjoy collegial relationships. Competitive, hard-driving environments are stressful for ENFPs and hamper their ability to perform. As bosses, they encourage their employees to share their insights and allow them to participate in the decision-making process. They prefer a minimum of rules and schedules.

ENFPs are outgoing, friendly, and energetic. They’re able to deal with many situations in the workplace at once without being overwhelmed. They see possibilities all around them and turn them into realities.

ENFPs are good at spotting useful skills and positive qualities in others, which makes them effective delegators. They have amazing insights about group dynamics, why people are behaving in certain ways, and which co-workers are most compatible (or incompatible) with others. The ENFP is often regarded as charismatic by colleagues. They extend themselves to please others, often going overboard in their praise and affirmations. For this reason, sometimes people wonder about their sincerity.

ENFJ At Work

ENFJs prefer a work environment that’s organized and settled, but they don’t want it so orderly that there’s no room for creativity and problem-solving. They delegate responsibility to others wisely and easily. ENFJs are encouraging with co-workers and subordinates while remaining focused on the goals and ideals of their organization. They like to see their colleagues grow professionally.

ENFJs do best in an atmosphere of cooperation and harmony. They like to coach teams of colleagues. Employees will be expected to abide by the plans developed by the ENFJ and meet deadlines, but exceptions are made when they have personal issues or problems. Then the ENFJ is gracious and accommodating.

On the job, ENFJs may run into trouble when they put socializing before work-related tasks. They tend to take so much pleasure in the company of others that they spend more time discussing personal matters than transacting business.