“Leadership is recognizing that we are all ONE. That every person you lead is as brilliant as you, as talented as you, and has the same capacity for growth and accomplishment. They simply need to be reminded of this fact.”—Vishen Lakhiani
As an ENFJ, you’re primary mode of living is focused externally, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your personal value system. Your secondary mode is internal, where you take things in primarily via your intuition.
ENFJs are people-focused individuals. They live in the world of people possibilities. More so than any other type, they have excellent people skills. They understand and care about people, and have a special talent for bringing out the best in others. ENFJ’s main interest in life is giving love, support, and a good time to other people. They are focused on understanding, supporting, and encouraging others. They make things happen for people, and get their best personal satisfaction from this.
Because ENFJ’s people skills are so extraordinary, they have the ability to make people do exactly what they want them to do. They get under people’s skins and get the reactions that they are seeking. ENFJ’s motives are usually unselfish, but ENFJs who have developed less than ideally have been known to use their power over people to manipulate them.
ENFJ’s are so externally focused that it’s especially important for them to spend time alone. This can be difficult for some ENFJs, because they have the tendency to be hard on themselves and turn to dark thoughts when alone. Consequently, ENFJs might avoid being alone, and fill their lives with activities involving other people. ENFJs tend to define their life’s direction and priorities according to other people’s needs, and may not be aware of their own needs. It’s natural to their personality type that they will tend to place other people’s needs above their own, but they need to stay aware of their own needs so that they don’t sacrifice themselves in their drive to help others.
ENFJ’s tend to be more reserved about exposing themselves than other extraverted types. Although they may have strongly-felt beliefs, they’re likely to refrain from expressing them if doing so would interfere with bringing out the best in others. Because their strongest interest lies in being a catalyst of change in other people, they’re likely to interact with others on their own level, in a chameleon-like manner, rather than as individuals.
Which is not to say that the ENFJ does not have opinions. ENFJs have definite values and opinions which they’re able to express clearly and succinctly. These beliefs will be expressed as long as they’re not too personal. ENFJ is in many ways expressive and open, but is more focused on being responsive and supportive of others. When faced with a conflict between a strongly-held value and serving another person’s need, they are highly likely to value the other person’s needs.
The ENFJ may feel quite lonely even when surrounded by people. This feeling of aloneness may be exacerbated by the tendency to not reveal their true selves.
People love ENFJs. They are fun to be with, and truly understand and love people. They are typically very straight-forward and honest. Usually ENFJs exude a lot of self-confidence, and have a great amount of ability to do many different things. They are generally bright, full of potential, energetic and fast-paced. They are usually good at anything which captures their interest.
ENFJs like for things to be well-organized, and will work hard at maintaining structure and resolving ambiguity. They have a tendency to be fussy, especially with their home environments.
In the work place, ENFJs do well in positions where they deal with people. They are naturals for the social committee. Their uncanny ability to understand people and say just what needs to be said to make them happy makes them naturals for counseling. They enjoy being the center of attention, and do very well in situations where they can inspire and lead others, such as teaching.
ENFJs do not like dealing with impersonal reasoning. They don’t understand or appreciate its merit, and will be unhappy in situations where they’re forced to deal with logic and facts without any connection to a human element. Living in the world of people possibilities, they enjoy their plans more than their achievements. They get excited about possibilities for the future, but may become easily bored and restless with the present.
ENFJs have a special gift with people, and are basically happy people when they can use that gift to help others. They get their best satisfaction from serving others. Their genuine interest in Humankind and their exceptional intuitive awareness of people makes them able to draw out even the most reserved individuals.
ENFJs have a strong need for close, intimate relationships, and will put forth a lot of effort in creating and maintaining these relationships. They’re very loyal and trustworthy once involved in a relationship.
An ENFJ who has not developed their Feeling side may have difficulty making good decisions, and may rely heavily on other people in decision-making processes. If they have not developed their Intuition, they may not be able to see possibilities, and will judge things too quickly based on established value systems or social rules, without really understanding the current situation. An ENFJ who has not found their place in the world is likely to be extremely sensitive to criticism, and to have the tendency to worry excessively and feel guilty. They are also likely to be very manipulative and controling with others.
In general, ENFJs are charming, warm, gracious, creative and diverse individuals with richly developed insights into what makes other people tick. This special ability to see growth potential in others combined with a genuine drive to help people makes the ENFJ a truly valued individual. As giving and caring as the ENFJ is, they need to remember to value their own needs as well as the needs of others.
i went to work today for an hour. then i came home. feels good to be home.
happy veteran’s day everyone. thank you for your service to our country.
my dad, Michael Chase, is a veteran of World War II. he was a scout, shipped to the island of Attu in his late teens, i believe. one day at his home in nunapitchuk, i asked him what he did on Attu. he didn’t answer. i pressed on and asked him again. you could tell he didn’t want to talk about, but i was young and dumb. he then answered something like this, “cleaning japs….you don’t want to know….”
Postpartum belly. Textured like jelly, but perhaps more like dough. Dough that stretched and stretched and grew and grew. Marked by little lines. Lines that decorated the home that housed my baby. A home built on the foundation of love, and supported by my liver and my lungs and my heart that were also his. So big and healthy and strong we were together. He doesn’t live in my belly any more. He doesn’t live on this earth anymore. He will never leave hand prints on the walls, he will never bring home art made of macaroni and popsicle sticks, he will never draw pictures of sticks and call them us. But the lines on this postpartum belly were, and will be as long as I am, his life prints and his first and last piece of artwork. Better than Picasso. I’m grateful to wear his artwork everyday.
in an effort to show a more personal side to myself, i’ve decided to post a ‘daily 3’ to eskimo power. this will give you some random facts about me, or my ideas and opinions. thanks for the idea, qaiyaan!
i’m the youngest of ten. the next youngest from me is 46 years old. my oldest brother tom is 58. i’m 36. my mom was 40 when she had me and my dad was 49.
i moved here to kotzebue on december 24, 2006. kotzebue made me realize my passion for guns, hunting, and giving to others. quyana kotzebue.
its very windy here in kotzebue. i can only imagine the hurricane-force winds on saint lawrence island and through nome. hope my friends, their families, and the rest of the folks ride out this storm and are safe.
the weather is supposed to deteriorate overnight. its really bad and i can’t imagine it getting worse.
… Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 9 PM this evening to 9 PM akst Wednesday…
A Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 9 PM this evening to 9 PM akst Wednesday.
* Location… the entire Baldwin Peninsula and Selawik valley are expected to be affected.
* Snow… about 1 inch of snow tonight and 3 to 6 inches additional snow Wednesday.
* Visibility… lowering to near zero in snow and blowing snow.
* Wind… southeast increasing to 40 to 60 mph with gusts to 70 mph tonight continuing Wednesday.
* Timing… tonight and Wednesday.
* Impacts… visibility will be very poor and snow will accumulate into drifts. Travel and outdoor activities will be extremely difficult and dangerous.
A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibilities will cause whiteout conditions and make any travel or outdoor activity hazardous.
KOTZEBUE, AK—a storm is brewing as we speak, rivaling the last big storm of ‘74. its supposed to hit tonight, tuesday, through wednesday. this storm is set to blast the west coast of alaska.
i prepped our backyard yesterday and fixed our canvas door cover for the front door as well. ordered 100 gallons of stove oil ($627.10 for 100 gallons) earlier too. there’s a few minor things that i need to do tonight to prepare for this storm.
i want to thank each and every one of you for sending the little texan a message.
i have a feeling that many people are not going to like to hear about our way of life and instead talk about their reality of fruits, vegetables, and store-bought meat. i have alot of educating to do in the coming year, i believe.
this coming february, watch for me in 'big miracle.' you will appreciate the savagery of this blog and my character in the movie. hehe
aw look! a little cowardly hunter! hunting will become a real sport the day animals are armed. lets see how many hunters would venture into the woods under those conditions to prove their manhood. hunters are like the neighborhood bullies, they thrive where the odds are stacked in their favor. anyone who gets satisfaction from killing anything needs a mental evaluation, that includes you, sissified bitch. i can imagine u need to kill animals to feel powerful for other more "personal" reasons.
itslaurin, you are ignorant and speak too soon. i harvest animals to feed myself and my family. we’ve been harvesting animals from the land and sea for thousands of years.
one other thing before i spend too much time answering an ignorant, small-minded fool such as yourself….we don’t consider hunting to be a sport. its how we put food on the table and feed our families.
have a good day itslaurin. i hope you don’t spread your ignorant views so freely next time. happy monday.