According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and upon analysis of their lives and achievements, we have a number of famous celebrities with the ENFJ Personality Type. The ENFJ individual exhibits behavioral preference for extraversion, intuition, feeling and judgment. We can expect the ENFJ to be generally outgoing, warm, sensitive, and loyal. So, let’s meet these famous icons with this personality type.
Politicians and Activists with ENFJ
The inherent ability of the ENFJ individual to speak to a crowd with such charm and inspiration, and their drive to go out of their way to meet other people’s needs, make them click in politics.
1. Tony Blair
His looming trial for war crimes over Iraq in 2003 have put him on the spotlight at the moment, but Tony Blair could very well bank on his good judgment ability to know better. This British Labour Party politician used to be UK’s Prime Minister turned consultant and philanthropist has already successfully published his memoirs.
2. Joseph Goebbels
He is long dead, and his heiress just got richer after winning the case over his biography royalties. But more than that, Goebbels is one famous historical figure for having an active part in the Nazi, and was among those responsible for the dreaded Holocaust.
3. Mikhail Gorbachev
The former Soviet Statesman, the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union until its dissolution. The coup in 1991 ended his political career, and the Union disintegrated with each Soviet Republic sought independence. He became actively involved with Russian politics.
4. Nelson Mandela
One of the most popular politicians in the world, Mandela rallied various government and non-government personalities when he died. His political activism in Africa gained him global popularity even after his death.
5. Barack Obama
As the most recent President of the USA and the first with African descent, he is always under scrutiny, more so with his nuclear deal with Iran. Obama’s presidency is a true testament to his audacity to speak with dignity and conviction to the people.
Other politicians with the ENFJ personality include Abraham Lincoln, Joe Biden, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Cicero.
Actors and Artists with ENFJ
Hollywood celebrities may generally be extroverted, save for a few exceptions. Well, they’ve got to be, otherwise they would live very dreadful lives needing public affirmation for sustenance and hating the same for losing privacy. Here are some of the famous actors and artists with ENFJ personality type who genuinely love the crowd and attention.
U2 frontman, Bono, is constantly making the headlines not just for his musical prowess but for his consistent charitable works. This Irish musician doesn’t let his eye problem get in the way of performing for and meeting his fans.
2. Helena Bonham Carter
Most if not all of Helena’s film characters exhibit her ENFJ personality as in the case of the Red Queen, Bellatrix Lestrange, and Mrs. Lovett. On and off cam, her love for the colorful and ornate is displayed in the way she dresses.
3. Johnny Depp
Famous for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow and as frequent costar with Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp is not Hollywood biggest star for nothing. Well, he has his ENFJ personality to thank.
4. Jennifer Lawrence
This young actress have come so far since she came out in 2006. Her continued success has all been due to her hard work and outstanding portrayal of powerful lead roles, and of course her brief stunt with Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
5. Zack de la Rocha
The former vocalist and rapper of band, Rage Against the Machine, and now solo artist, is also actively advocating left-wing ideals in Mexico.
Nigella Lawson, Emma Stone, Oprah Winfrey, Morgan Freeman, Johnny Depp, and Denzel Washington are also famous Hollywood celebrities with the ENFJ personality.
Men and Women of Science with ENFJ
While not many scientists are extroverted, as many prefer to work reclusively, some though like the limelight and may be more motivated to work with the public eye in scrutiny.
1. Drew Pinsky (aka Dr. Drew)
This addiction medicine specialist and TV personality has hosted various radio and TV shows. His reality series, Celebrity Rehab and Sex Rehab brought him much recognition and highlighted his expertise in addressing addiction to drugs and sex.
2. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Tyson is a National Geographic’s Startalk host, and likewise an astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. This multi-awarded science guy is calm and collected when he speaks, but evokes humor quintessential to the scientific community.
3. Daniel Goleman
Goleman is a psychologist famous for his written works for the New York Times and other publications. He has authored at least 10 books on brain sciences, leadership and education, and remains active in educating the public about behavioral sciences.
4. Erich Fromm
Fromm is a historical figure famous for humanism, sociology and Marxism. His Escape from Freedom work in 1941 was widely used as foundation for political psychology.
5. Alfred Adler
Adler was the founder of the school of individual psychology, and suggested that inferiority complex is critical for a person’s development. He started as an ophthalmologist, and then became a general practitioner in Vienna servicing mainly circus performers. He later gained much success after he separated from Freud’s Wednesday Society.
ENFJs are those who genuinely care about others, who are not afraid to communicate their ideals, and who have this infectious drive for motivating and leading others towards a cause. They are innately born to inspire, guide and mentor others. It is not surprising for ENFJs to find seats at the helm of politics, science and even in Hollywood. However, ENFJ’s own strengths can be their very own weaknesses if they overdo things.
The relative success of a number of ENFJs is an inspiration for others with the same personality type. It enable other ENFJs to strive to overcome their personal obstacles by being more flexible with ideals, being more forgiving about their own shortcomings, learning to make difficult decisions, and giving themselves a break from a super altruistic lifestyle.