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Clown fish are energetic, creative and busy fish, and ENFPs usually share these qualities. Clown fish live among anemones but don't feel their stings due to a clever coating on their skin. ENFPs, too, are often thinking of new and clever ways of doing things, preferring variety and action to peace and quiet.
- Can get things done at the last minute.
- Are full of enthusiasm.
- Can persuade others.
- Can solve problems using imagination and improvisation.
- Enjoy variety/action, get bored easily and move on to something new
- Imaginative and creative with ideas, words, toys and games.
- Often have a good sense of humour.
- Push boundaries and enjoy negotiating changes in the rules!
- Often precocious and risk takers, accident-prone.
- Generally do things at the last minute
- Strive to be unique and 'different', perhaps with their own style.
- Often popular but can be a threat to some teachers/adults who don't appreciate their original thinking!
As Young People
They're searching for their individual identity, drawn to express themselves through drama, words or art. They don't like being told what to do - they'd rather work that out for themselves.
As a Partner
They're usually fun to be with. They're romantic and also like their partners to be romantic. Because they're easily bored and distracted, novelty and surprise are welcomed.
Over-represented in media, journalism, psychology, counselling, teaching, marketing, therapies, advising and advocating.
Prioritize, focus and complete the important stuff.
Counsellor, healer, mentor, adviser, carer, catalyst.
Visionary, catalyst, personal, value/seek harmony, flexible.
Tend to nurture their staff. Sometimes their desire to create a meaningful impact in the world whilst working in organisations with strict targets/objectives can cause personal stress.
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Read more about Myers-Briggs type indicators on Wikipedia. For further information on personality and career choice, see Paul Teiger's 'Do What You Are'. Advice on understanding and improving relationships see Paul Teiger's 'Just My Type'. General books covering all of these topics include David Keirsey's 'Please Understand Me II' , Otto Kroeger's 'Type Talk' and David Hodgson's 'The Buzz'.