The iNtuitive-Feeling, or NFs, of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) make up approximately 12 percent of the population. The NF type is one of four primary ways people differ from one another when defined by attitudes and actions. The life view of an NF temperament type (like me, for example) is that everyone has potential, and we desire each person's full potential be realized—including our own.
By our i(N)tuition we have our own take on people relationships, theories and future possibilities. We also like to have a plan ahead of time, while not in detail; putting that off until later.
(F)eeling means we are always looking to base our decisions on person-centered values and concerns because we want to create and keep the harmony. Some may think we have a good "gut sense" about people.
The four personality types with this temperament are ENFJ, ENFP, INFP and INFJ.
These types who love to empower others are also
- highly idealistic,
- creatively inclined, and
- passionate about their choice causes.
Nurture own personal development
What is often said about the NF empowering-others type is that they have the goal of becoming. Or, they are on a "never-ending" search for themselves. This tendency may be more intense for the Introverted-NF, who tends to be more introspective than the Extraverted-NF.
However, as the NF type wanders through life and time seeking spiritual, psychological and physical "enhancement," this can be taken by others that the NF type is never truly happy. This emotional "search" can make them seem less reliable than, say, the ISTJ personality type. This search, though is simply an adventure they naturally like to embark on every once in a while to make sure they've not missed some personal improvements—within reason—they'd not thought of
Nurture personal development of others
The hunger for meaning of the Empowering-others NF type is centred
- not on things but people, and
- not on abstractions butrelationships, and
- finally, not on action but interaction.
What we often have on our mind is the question, "How can I improve myself and my relationships with others?"We invest heavily in our relationships.
Therefore, we desire to contribute goodness and meaning to the lives of others. As the NF empowering-others type we are effective at doing this through our natural abilities of
- insightful-ness, and
The alternative is what NFs despise; conflict! We do everything we can to make sure our loved ones get along well with each other and are happy.
This focus on inter-relationships, which may also include a significant cause, often make the NF empowering-others type natural leaders, as they enjoy actualising potential in others and themselves.
Ways we may seek to bring out the potential in others in times of change:
- Focus on developmental opportunities for others, the atmosphere and the morale of each individual.
- Ensure the change, whatever it may be, adds value and is meaningful to the people involved.
- Support and encourage people as they move through the change.
- Work with others to deal with negative affects of the change that they are experiencing.
How the NF type can see potential
How NFs unify people:
Boundaries are ...
Minimize divisions to aid change
Discerning, so easily decifer the ...
See others as a whole person
They find their true quest ...
Search for the ideal
Confident in others' potential gives ...
boundless trust in them.
Belief in peope is boundless
Occupations that interest the NF empowering-others type
Some of the most creative people come from the NF strain of personality type, including
- creative writers, and
At the same time, NFs also make up a big percentage of those entering
- the ministry,
- psychology, and
- counselling careers.
Just as I am interested in doing through this hub article, "The transmitting of ideas and attitudes tends to attract NFs," like me.
Myers explains that the following four of her 16 personality types focus on the same iNtuition-Feeling mental functions, while they differ from each other in their use of these functions.
Four NF personality type profiles
- The Enabler ENFJ Personality Type - a Profile
ENFJs are warm and positive people who immediately engage others with your unique charisma. You often take on the role of a "Creative Enabler." Evidence of positive impact on others is important and affirmative feedback gives you a sense of ...
- The Enthusiastic ENFP Personality Type - a Profile
ENFPs love to talk about what is going on in your lives. You love life, seeing it as a special gift, and strive to make the most out of it. You ENFPs are the most optimistic of all the types, and are genuinely warm and interested in people. Life ...
- The Noble INFP Personality Type - a Profile
INFPs are invigorated by the freedom to look for inner inspiration to express a practical, realistic and helpful result. You often take on the role of a harmonizer or a "Big-Picture Maker"...
- The Rare INFJ Personality Type - a Profile
We INFJs are invigorated by taking on new challenges to discover new alternatives and possibilities. When taking on a task, believing it is possible, we take on most any challenging situation and see it to completion. We find satisfaction in ...
I encourage you to look at any of the above four NF personality profiles. Is there one personality type you can relate to more than any of the others?