By Boye Akinwande

ENFPs and ENFJs get mistaken for one another because they both tend to be warm, expressive, idealistic, charismatic, and articulate when it comes to speaking on social and cultural issues. Likewise, many exemplars of both types can be found at the forefront of so-called social justice causes.

While they may appear similar at first glance, ENFPs and ENFJs are really quite different in terms of their phenomenology. ENFPs lead with Ne and ENFJs lead with Fe. What Ne and Fe make these types have in common is an openness to other people’s viewpoints and perspectives. At root, however, these functions tend to be interested in other people’s viewpoints for very different reasons. ...

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