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The Right Career and Major For ENFPs – How To Choose


Hello mr. or mrs. ENFP or perhaps
concerned friend or family member of an ENFP what is the ideal career for you or
if you’re just going into college what is the right major for an ENFP to take
so I have some good news and I’ve some bad news the good news is there is a very
high chance you’re gonna have more than one or maybe more than a dozen careers
or so in your life because that is just the way of the ENFP the bad news is is
it might take you a couple or a dozen careers or majors to get to that point
where you find the perfect career for you or there may not even be a perfect
one career but it might be about life phases and different times of your life
and what the right role is for you at different points I’m going to cover all
that in this video so let’s start off by looking at some of the needs an ENFP has
some of the things that we need to have in order for our life to be satisfying
and the first and probably most important for an ENFP is the need for
variety now this can come in different forms
that can come in things being different all the time but it can also come in
like the need for being challenged the need for things to be different
challenging like we feel a bit of excitement with our work right rather
than just doing the same thing every day all the time there’s some people that
are really good at separating their career and their life so they’ll have
their job and they want to go to the same job every day do the same work and
as long as it’s kind of stable and they can count on it they’re happy and in
their personal time they might be rock climbers they might be racecar drivers
they might do all kinds of fun stuff but their career they’re happy with it being
really boring that doesn’t work so well for us enfps our career needs to give us
some excitement and some variety so that’s the first thing you want to look
at when you’re deciding what to do is there gonna be able to be variety in
this career because what you don’t want to do and what a lot of unit P’s do is
we get a variety by changing careers all the time or changing relationships or
whatever else so rather than getting the variety by changing jobs all the time it
doesn’t necessarily do good things for your resume
is can you get that variety within one career if you can get it from one place
then you can be very satisfied for 10 or 20 years and not have to go for this job
to this job to this job because you’re getting all that need met in the one job
and that will give you the variety and that’s a lot healthier way to do it than
having to change jobs in order to get variety another need a lot of enfps have
and all humans have on some level just to be clear it’s not just an ENFP thing
but we have a need to get recognition or to feel special or unique we want to
feel like hey I did a good job or get yeah just recognition feeling like we’re
doing something we don’t like the thought of being a clog in the machine
just another number so if you can work that into your career where you’re gonna
be getting recognition maybe you’ve got awards for good performance or maybe
it’s just a job with a cool title like you’re the ambassador or something like
that it’s gonna make you feel special which is gonna be a just a good feeling
it’s gonna keep you enjoying that career more and more now you don’t want to
become some ego driven maniac where your entire life is based on getting this
recognition right but knowing that hey I need a little recognition I need to feel
special a bit it’s probably gonna help out when I started working for myself
after a couple years and a business failure I ended up getting asked and
joined this other startup as a co-founder and one of the things that I
loved so much in it was getting recognition from the other people the
CEO would say oh yeah and that was great like you know this work is really
awesome or whatever it is and I realize like that feels nice I haven’t had that
in a couple years because when you’re the boss you don’t always get that from
other people on that note I’m not gonna talk about working for yourself an
entrepreneurship too much in this video there is a link I’m gonna link up here
one of these sides to another video I’ve done specifically on whether or not ENFP
should work for themselves so if you’re interested in that which is often a
great route for unities then check out that other video the next important part
for an ENFP is interaction hey turns out we like people I know right crazy so if
you like people interacting with people is probably going to be quite satisfying
for me this was something I struggled with as a freelance right
I generally really enjoyed that work but working on my own for most if not all
the day really drained on me so as an ENFP we like to be around people and we
like to interact with people not always we we don’t mind being independent we
don’t mind you know spending time to recharge we have a little bit of that
introverted sort of side but in general we should be working with people and we
excel in a kind of people environment where we can use our people skills our
empathy in that to do not only just to have that but also if that’s part of the
job we’re gonna excel because we’re gonna use these skills it said that
enfps have the strongest ability to go in and like read a room to get a sense
of the energy in a room or like oh that person feels weird that person’s an
asshole that kind of thing we have a really strong sense their sense of
intuition so if you can use that in your work it’s gonna be really fulfilling for
you you’re gonna do really good at it which you know generally when we do good
at things we like them and it creates this great cycle of good feelings right
so you want to look for a career where there’s gonna be variety there’s gonna
be challenges you’re gonna have a chance to interact with people what don’t you
want I’m guessing a lot of rules of bureaucracy I don’t know if you’re like
me but I do not like rules and red tape and do this because I said so kind of
stuff and so being in a really big company that’s gonna have a lot of rules
that’s gonna have a lot of structure and I don’t mean rules like hey don’t murder
your coworkers that’s usually a good one it’s always a good one I would say but I
mean rules that are like unnecessary red tape and some manager a thousand miles
away from you is setting a rule for how you should do your job that you know
better than them of how that job should be done because you’re in the field
let’s say right and so that’s gonna really bug you as well nf piece tend not
to like to give orders or to get orders it’s a weird thing where you have some
people who never want to have a boss and they want to be the boss they like
telling me what to do you have people who like getting orders and like how
always having a boss we sort of fall in this gray area where we can be really
good leaders we can inspire people we can kind of come up with plans but we
don’t like to tell people specifically what to do that the concept of control
to someone else we don’t like and being controlled we definitely do not like and
so thinking about that in terms of how you set things up so that doesn’t mean
you can’t be a manager or a boss but it means that your management style is
probably gonna be more like inspirational where and coming up with
systems and empowering your employees to kind of do their own thing within your
framework rather than saying all right you do this you do that and like giving
orders which the good news is that waive management giving orders and
micromanaging is really not the best way and that’s been shown more and more over
the last few decades so the approach of just kind of giving people freedom
autonomy and then some guidance tends to be a better way to manage anyhow and
that’s more the ENFP is natural style now you might have noticed that at this
point I haven’t talked about specific skill sets in terms of hard skills like
get into engineering become a scientist become a mathematician the reason for
that is there’s gonna be a great variety of interest and what you enjoy so I’ve
spoken to enfps who are great engineers because they have a mathematical mind
and they’re actually really good at that kind of logic similarly oh were you were
you asking about my shirt this one oh well this wonderful shirt was actually
designed by an ENFP fashion designer my wonderful girlfriend
Gabby Milford I’m gonna link to that Gabby Milford comm if you’d like to
support a fellow ENFP fashion designer which also illustrates my point is that
if you happen to love drawing or art or design then you could also be an ENFP
designer you could get involved with film you could do all kinds of things so
your passions are not dictated by your personality type right your passions are
gonna be more just I don’t know where they come from to be honest I’m not even
gonna try to guess but you’re gonna have your passions you might love cars you
might love fashion jewelry travel whatever that is that’s your passion and
what you want to do is you want to find a career that can have the passion
involved but also mix in more this working style I talked about so lots of
challenges lots of variety not a lot of stupid rules and if you can combine
these two things you’re gonna find a really good environment for you the last
thing I’m gonna engine is in terms of working style you
nephews tend to be more project based rather than consistent type working in
another video where I talk about how to design your life around your personality
type I go into this in more detail but essentially some of us are more
project-based where we’re good at like really challenging one-off projects do
it sprint work super hard then kind of take a break and other people are good
at consistent work like doing the same thing every day every week and knowing
that and how you’re wired is really important and how you either kind of
choose your career but also within your career or within your business if you’re
working for yourself how you actually set up your work and plan your work and
all that kind of stuff it makes a big difference so check out that other video
too and you’ll get a lot more tips on designing your life around well your
personality type if you came here looking for a list of 50 professions you
can do as an ENFP I’m sorry to disappoint but I think what I’ve shared
here is a lot more valuable in terms of how to actually pick the right thing for
you the truth is an ENFP is capable of doing a lot of jobs just about anything
we’re a bit of a jack-of-all-trades we learn things quite quickly we tend to be
relatively smart we like to learn you can do a lot so if you have a passion
like you love science you love biology then you could do that if you love
fashion like vanam by gabbu milford support my girlfriend by the shirt if
that is you then you can do that you could do whatever it is that you’re sort
of passionate and good about what I want to give you here is then the the
conditions to make that work well right so you could end up at a company where
let’s say you love animation you could end up working for a great animation
studio where the work they do is exactly what you want to do but it turns out the
work environment is very bureaucratic you don’t have a lot of interaction with
other people it’s not very challenging and then it ends up being a really
unsatisfying career even though you’re working in your passion the way that the
company is set up that you’re working at won’t meet your needs so think of your
what you’re passionate about or more importantly I think what you’re good at
and then find a company that has these kinds of working conditions and that
combination is going to be really good for you and you’re going to excel
if you are interested in working for yourself check out my other video
there’ll be a link at the end screen here for should enfps work for
themselves and the other video I mentioned on designing your life around
your personality type otherwise do subscribe to the channel I publish new
videos every Monday Wednesday and Friday and I’d love to catch you and one of
them soon and see you soon

100 Replies to “The Right Career and Major For ENFPs – How To Choose”

  • Im 23 years old and had 11 jobs starting at 19 years old hah, I like the briggs test it can feel so accurate its scary

  • Hello i'm an enfp and i have a master degree in law and in one year from now i'm going to becom a lawyer i like law and i'm very good at it but the amount of structures rules etc some times makes me tired how can i deal with this situation in my profession there is excitement chalenges ideas but we have not a lot of freedom that's what take me some times in a state of stress help me and by the way your channel os great

  • How could you know i was thinking about your shirt! i got freak out, it's like you are reading my mind (I'm an ENFP)

  • This year I began working as direct support for adults with developmental disabilities. I work in a day program. It's perfect for me. I'm working to help people, so it's meaningful. Every day is different and usually fun. I get paid to pour myself into helping these individuals meet different goals, and when they do, they set new goals. It's awesome.

  • I totally agree with you – I am a 26 years old ENFP freelancer graphic designer for 2 years now and I think I found my dream job, which offers me complete FREEDOM and CREATIVITY. Before that I was working in an office, I was a receptionist, too and all I can say is that I wanted to make innovations all the time, although my boss wasn't very happy about it 🙂

  • I'm a ENFP, and I really wanna be a writer more than anything, but I have no idea how to start publishing, or if I could even earn money from it…

  • I have a passion for translations. I would be more than happy being a translator because it wouldn't be too boring. Every day something new to translate from a different language every time. Is it smart? Or should I be an engineer even though I'm bad at maths, because there's a higher demand?

  • I love the art in this video it is similar to my art @audreynorman7. I’m an ENFP 4th Grade teacher, artist, personal trainer, figure competitor…..jack of all trades. Let me know who painted the art in the background?

  • I was always lost before i found out like a month ago i am an ENFP. Now i feel like im going somewhere. Great video. A lot to think about

  • I just recently found out that I'm an enfp and all of the sudden everything started to make sence to me, the way I act, why I want to do so many things in life because I know I don't want to do one thing till I die, so super awesome to have things like this on the internet when you can scream through pictures or videos: "THAT'S ME" thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts I think most of enfp appreciate it❤

  • If I had a month and I could live anywhere RIGHT NOW!! I would live go to a Buddhist temple in the mountains or something like that. Or a shaolin temple and train kung fu. Something extreme! (ENFP) Im looking for pain and suffering. I want experiences that help me find myself and force growth.

  • I'm finally finding out what's wrong with me!!!! 13 years as a nurse and I hate it I cry every day and keep telling everyone "its just not for me". And finding it hard as an ENFP to start over at 33. Especially since we like to do anything and everything!

  • I'm an ENFP and I'm a Registered Nurse. I love the variety, flexibility and the craziness challenge that Nursing offers. Nursing allows me to interact with people, but it also allows me to empathize with them. My only issue, I feel that it can be emotionally draining at times, but my escape is spontaneous, unplanned road trips to the mountains to reflect on my work and to quell the anxiety it can manifest.

  • Thank you for your useful sharing. As an ENFP, my passion is basically learning new skills and having new experience. My hobbies range from sports, dance, music, travel, extreme activities and gaming, to books, designs, mathematics, arts, research and writings. I am an undergraduate students right now and I could find everything facinating. It's great that I never feel bored or negative, but I feel stressed when I can't make a choice for myself to focus on, especially for my career choice.
    What would you do or change if you were me?

  • I was a hairdresser for 40 years and that was a great job for me!! And it’s different every time different people different hairdos different cuts lots of variety lots of people it was wonderful and I retired I got married now I travel ride my horse and hang out!

  • I really want to be a drummer that’s the dream job. I’m studying neuroscience in school, I love that too. Not as much as performing drums

  • I think teacher is a perfect job. You are surrounded by people all day and you have so much freedom. I also have the possibility to talk about the things I love the most.

  • I’m a trauma ER nurse which gives me variety and excitement and is not consistent at all. In trauma we work as a team which fulfills the need to work with other people. I’ve had many lil leadership type projects and I love the challenge of coming up with plans, executing it and then being done with it. I also love to teach patients and hear their stories.

  • When it comes to the love of my life, my partner in crime, and the designer for this channel, I feel no guilt about a little promotion. If you like the shirt I'm wearing or think it would make a great gift, you can now buy it here: http://bit.ly/2B9s7VU It is a 100% original design by Gabu, who aside from helping out with the channel is also a Czech Artist and Fashion Designer.

  • Hi sir
    Can an enfp be a doctor because.there is compassion involved in it you get to help people.There is a challenge in it.You get variety.Interaction is a lot in it.

  • Hi, I am an ENFP. I have dozens of interests and I am already in my Psychology Masters degree and still not 100% sure about my career path. One thing is for sure though since ever. I want to work with children. Working with children is always fun and creative. Children make me feel so alive, energized and inspired. I am thinking about being a children therapist or school psychologist or some kind of drama therapist for children or something like that. Acting/Drama is another passion of mine.

  • I currently work in Special Education, at first I loved it. Every day was different, I work really well with kids who have impulse control and crisis moments. For the last year and a half I have been feeling stuck because it used to be a lot less micro managed and now I feel as though I have so many rules and regulations on top of me. I couldn’t figure it out until I found out that I am an ENFP. And it all makes sense how I am feeling.

  • I'm a ENFP, a crazy Gemini and a empath..help me LMAO 😂 making a desicion, sticking to routine and liking one hobby is IMPOSSIBLE

  • I'm applying to colleges for next year, and I was so set on going into the healthcare field, because I wan't my job to be centered around helping people. However, I just found out about all this ENFP stuff and it's spot on about how I think and how I lose interest after the start of my ideas. I'm nervous I won't like the healthcare field, and maybe I want to go into politics or hospitality. I don't want to never fulfill what I set out to do because I keep changing what I want. This video defiantly helped, but I'm still nervous….I hope I like the healthcare field lol

  • Yeah, the arbitrary stuff erks me. Im self employed.. and broke! 😅 I found what I love to do but reallystruggle with self promotion. Thanks for this. Going thru your stuff for more guidance 😊👍

  • I am an artist 👩🏻‍🎨 I work for myself and hate being alone. I paint live so I can be around people and have that interaction I crave. I learned a lot. Thank you.

  • My husband is an ENFP. He has had at least 6 “careers”. He has just discovered something he loves to do training as a firefighter and first responder. It finally provides both the challenge and variety he has always sought, and he is fairly quickly becoming recognized as a potential leader in his department.

  • Want to join me and a few other inspiring ENFPs this year? I'm hosting a few events this year in Canada and Europe. Learn more here: https://www.DreamsAroundTheWorld.com/events/ and feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

  • “ENFP are jack of all trades and can have up to 20 careers”

    Nothing proves this better than the comment section😂 with all the different ENFPs listing their careers !

    I feel like every ENFP is gifted with a special calling which they have to find and is very driven by happiness and creativity to stay in whatever career choice they want!

    Go us !

  • An ENFP and an Architect. I would highly recommend this to an ENFP. It pairs quite well with this personality type. Collaborative, social, never boring, always changing, creative, requires empathy, philosophical and meaningful. I get to be inspiring, explorative, and see my vision, idealism, interact with the world. It also requires a curious mind always wanting to figure out something new. It requires the orchestration of many parts into a whole.

  • The artwork is so gorgeous that you have hung up! Also you hooked me within the first min – I have been in college 5 years still no degree bc I keep changing majors and here I am – LOOKING FOR HELP

  • I have a major in textile design, i work in a youth center currently with children who have mental disorders and im studying psychology. Oh and i am painting in my free time and selling paintings. Btw im 32🤣😂😎🤗

  • Really enjoyed this video! Ive has some uncertainty for the field I chose, and I was nervous that this video would list off careers unrelated to mind. Instead, the information was really insightful and helped me think about some ways I can view my field differently

  • I was looking into becoming and event/party planner but since I dont know alot about my personality type I decided to watch this video and tbh it works perfectly with everything he said😁

  • Real estate is great because your constantly in new places you don't have to be in one place for paper work you can work almost anywhere. Constantly meeting new people.

  • So spooky ! I’m a ENFP animator and I really resonate with the office thing – literally was just considering starting freelancing this week …

  • I’m 16 and in the place to choose a carrer and I chose animation its alla the things I love, is it suitable for my personality?

  • As an ENFP i work as an EMT, and the interaction with people and figuring out issues, gives me the freedom to work with people, i love it so much and couldnt think of anything else to do

  • Finally!!! I understand why i am an odd ball in work! Never thrived under bossy bosses and never liked the idea of being a boss myself!

  • weheyyyy!! I'm gonna quit my job and become a freelance sound recordist for wildlife documentaries! WHoooohhoooooo! so so bored of current life xD. Its gonna be great… hopefully.. bit scared. fuck it 😀

  • I disagree with the recognition statement. I think it is more like making a difference. We want work that has substance, not for nothing. The ideal would be something that improves people's lives. Like being the person that helps someone find their adoptive parent they have never met. Someone who solves problems or helps other people. We also want to be appreciated and to me, that is different than recognition. People who want to be appreciated are just people who don't want to be taken for granted or do a job that doesn't really make a difference to others. People who want recognition don't do things for others unless they know someone is going to know about it so they get a pat on the back for it. ENFP's truly care about people and will help people whether or not they receive recognition for it.

  • I'm heavily leaning into teaching because inspiring kids blah blah kids are great never a dull moment. only problem is how much teachers get shit on, not just pay but by (some) students, parents, and administrators. doing the dirty work and hardly getting recognized for it

  • This explains a lot… the need for variety, need to interact, not liking be-autocratic silly rules, not liking to receive or give orders… need for freedom and autonomy, wanting to do a lot, project driven, quick learner…. wow I’m at the wrong job!!

  • Do any of you feel the need of doing something out of your carreer lane just for the sake of self-actualization? Please it’s so frustating, i think i really need to do it, but in the other hand i’m afraid that i will waste my time 😢😢

  • I'm an ENFP and I love it. I work as a recruitment assistant in an architecture firm and the variety of people I get to meet everyday is AMAZING. I've been working here for more than a year and I never get bored. I meet architects, engineers, artists, painters, admin staffs and more! Even plumbers and carpenters and glass cleaners- my God the spectrum of people I get to interact with ❤ My hyperactivity is productive but the downs is just REAL DOWN MOMENTS and I think I may freak some people out lol. My boss knows how to manage people, even me so the work environment is really good. And the fast paced artsy environment is the perfect workplace. I don't see myself working in a deskjob at all. My boyfriend is an INTJ and we have real different personalities but still make it work cause he knows how to handle my crazy. But its also cause my scattered thoughts somehow get organized when i lay then all out and he helps me figure things out. 🙂

  • Teaching gives me the variety I need. I don’t use the same lesson plans over again usually because different kids have different interests and needs. Win win!

  • Just have to say that you are sooooo awesome… Like someone finally found a window into my brain and understands… All this time, I thought I was just weird… LOL Thank U for these great videos… & HugZzzzz

  • I'm a manager and my management style is exactly what you said in this video.Instead of giving straight orders here and there, I taught them reasons and logics.I hate power control and I hate it if their respect to me is just because of my position.

  • I am going into cosmetology and I love it because I can do so many different things with my license and even with in each category, there’s 1 million different things you can do.

  • Teacher – everyday was so random. Hundreds of people to chat to. I had fun everyday. Why I left? Rigid management and people who we’re just horrible! They just wanted to squash the life out of you. The students never did. Now I am doing … god knows …. something will happen. It will be fun when it does.

  • I used to be an intake coordinator in hospitals and it sucked!!!! I then went to try social work and that aged me 10 years.
    .. So I left that and have been transitioning into retail management in the last year. This was my first week as a department manager at a retail chain store and let me tell ya…. I have never felt so happy and free!!!! Lol I would ultimately LOVE to start my own business or move up in a successful/ already established business. Great video!

  • Wow! Dan! You said that your girlfriend is an ENFP too?? I'm really interested in this fact and I urge to know if ENFP-ENFP relationship should work or not… Because it seems that the girl I'm interested in is another ENFP and I'm afraid that we won't work together… You know what I mean… So, I'm really really demanding you to make a video about this or just answer me directly through this comment… Thank you so much for your efforts and inspiring videos… They have helped me so much! All the best for you!

  • As a 27 year old enfp I’ve gone from the oil field to college and into fire and EMS and teaching. Decided on living a nomadic life in a bus and gonna keep rolling on.

  • I’m enfp and love healthcare, I believe a lot of these jobs give variety due to differences in illness injury and personalities

  • If you’re a younger ENFP try Djing! I dabbled in that in college and it’s exciting! Lots of new techniques, songs, travel opportunities, and the crowd gives you recognition that ENFP’s CRAVE for if you’re good enough. Try it out as a hobby if you want. You won’t regret it 😁

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