Best careers for ENFP personality types

Last updated: February 28, 2024
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We all want to make the right decision when choosing our careers. Something you can use to narrow down your options is your Myers-Briggs personality test results.

An ENFP personality type could have a hard time choosing a career, as they excel in roles that align with their values. This can pull them in many different directions.

In this article, we’ll take a look at what the ENFP personality type is. We’ll also look at which careers might be a good fit for an ENFP and which they should avoid.

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What is an ENFP personality like?

An ENFP, called ‘The Campaigner,’ is someone with extroverted, intuitive, feeling, and perceiving personality traits.

It’s a common personality type, making up around 8% of the population.

They can be the life of the party, but they strive for deep, meaningful connections. An ENFP wants to know what makes you tick.

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ENFPs are open-minded, embrace big ideas, and want to make a difference in the world. So, a career that challenges them and embodies their values is essential for their happiness.

Because of this, any career that goes against their values and doesn’t work their people skills is not a good option.

7 best jobs for an ENFP

Let’s take a look at seven of the best jobs for an ENFP.

1. Social worker

Some social workers help people cope with challenges in their lives, including things like being diagnosed with an illness or adopting a child. Others diagnose and treat mental and emotional issues.

ENFPs thrive in challenging careers where they engage with others to make a positive difference, making this the ideal career for them.

The national average salary of a social worker is $51,760.

Find social worker jobs on Jobcase.

2. High school teacher

Teaching embodies everything an ENFP loves.

Teachers get to exercise their creativity by designing lesson plans while engaging and inspiring their students. It’s a dream role for anyone looking to make a difference in the world.

However, there are aspects of the career that could prove challenging. The administrative work and engaging with parents can take an ENFP out of their comfort zone.

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The national average salary of a teacher is $62,780.

Find teacher jobs on Jobcase.

3. Human resources manager

ENFPs have a natural ability to communicate and build connections with others. Their extraversion makes them natural leaders.

Any role in human resources lets an ENFP explore this side of their personality. They’re empathetic, having a knack for knowing what makes people tick and seeing things from other people’s points of view.

Human resource managers are the link between an organization’s management and its employees. With their strong sense of what’s right and wrong, ENFPs will strive to fight for what’s fair in this position.

The national average salary of a human resources manager is $121,220.

Find human resources jobs on Jobcase.

4. Public relations manager

ENFPs are outgoing and can captivate an audience with their communication skills. They also value autonomy and feel stifled by monotonous work environments.

Public relations managers use their extraverted nature to solve unique problems, create exciting campaigns, and build relationships with clients and the media.

These challenging tasks let ENFPs use their wide skill set, including their social skills and creativity.

The national average salary of a public relations manager is $118,430.

Find public relations jobs on Jobcase.

5. Health coach

A health coach develops strategies to help their clients change unhealthy behaviors and adopt healthy ones. This job is about building meaningful connections and helping others improve their quality of life.

Many ENFPs thrive in careers that let them feel like they’re making a difference. You’ll do that every day when working in healthcare.

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The national average salary of a health coach is $48,140.

Find health coach jobs on Jobcase.

6. Copy editor

While copy editing isn’t the most social job, it does give an ENFP the opportunity to coach others.

And if an ENFP gets to work on content that aligns with their values, even better.

The national average salary of a copy editor is $63,400.

Find copy editor jobs on Jobcase.

7. Graphic designer

A career as a graphic designer gives ENFPs the chance to express themselves creatively. They design logos, illustrations, and other images using digital software in order to help deliver a message.

If you go down this route, try to find a job in an organization with a mission you believe in.

The national average salary of a graphic designer is $53,380.

Find graphic designer jobs on Jobcase.

Careers for ENFP personalities to avoid

ENFPs dislike routine work. They need to be challenged, which is why they thrive in hands-on careers that have them solving problems and engaging with others.

Keep in mind that any personality type can be successful in any occupation. But jobs that don’t capitalize on an ENFP’s natural talents don’t always come as easy to them.

Here’s a list of careers that ENFPs may want to avoid:

  • Bank teller

  • Farmer

  • Dentist

  • Judge

  • Police officer

While some of these careers are people-oriented, none of them will challenge an ENFP to be creative.

What should an ENFP major in?

Are you an ENFP wanting to pursue a degree? If so, you should major in something that aligns with your values.

For example, if you enjoy helping people work through their problems, majoring in psychology could be a great choice.

Here are a few majors to consider:

  • Social sciences

  • Teaching

  • Human resources

  • Journalism

  • Marketing

  • Creative media

  • Public relations

Find the best career path for your personality type

Now you know which career options to seek out and which to avoid based on your Myers-Briggs personality type.

As an ENFP, you’ll want a motivational career that embodies your values and challenges your creativity. Do any of these career choices sound like you?

You can find more tips for job seekers searching by visiting our Getting Hired Resource Center.

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Janet Lake
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True! I spent 30 years as a high school teacher and now I'm off to find another career!