2.8 EN (Extravert – Intuitive) Personal Type Descriptions

2.8 EN (Extravert – Intuitive) Personal Type Descriptions

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2.8 EN (Extravert – Intuitive) Personal Type Descriptions

ENFP – Extravert, iNtuitive, Feeling, Perceiving

PERSONAL TYPE Warmly enthusiastic, high-spirited, ingenious, imaginative. Able to do almost anything that interests them. Quick with a solution for any difficulty and ready to help anyone with a problem. Often rely on their ability to improvise instead of preparing in advance. Can usually find compelling reasons for whatever they want.

Franz Joseph Haydn, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Will Rogers, Buster Keaton, Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, Mickey Rooney, Andy Rooney, Carol Burnett, Paul Harvey, Elizabeth Montgomery, Bill Cosby, Dom Delouise, Dave Thomas Lewis Grizzard, Meg Ryan, Robin Williams, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey, Regis Philbin

Needs to set priorities and develop follow-through. They need to focus on important details in designing on-line instruction. They need to learn and apply time management skills in the development and delivery of workshops and courses

ENFJ – Extravert, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging

Responsive and responsible. Generally feel real concern for what others think or want, and try to handle things with due regard for other person’s feelings. can present a proposal or lead a group discussion with ease and tact. Sociable popular, sympathetic. Responsive to praise and criticism.

Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Abraham Maslow, psychologist and proponent of self-actualization, Ross Perot, Sean Connery, Dick Van Dyke, Andy Griffith, James Garner, Diane Sawyer, Randy Quaid, Tommy Lee Jones, Kirstie Alley, Oprah Winfrey

May need to recognize the limitations of their learners and guard against unquestioning trust. They may need to learn to manage conflict productively and pay as much attention to the details of the task as to the learners. In addition, they may need to suspend self-criticism and listen carefully to the student’s feedback.

ENTP – Extravert, iNtuitive, Thinking, Perceiving

Quick, ingenious, good at many things. Stimulating company, alert and outspoken. May argue for fun on either side of a question. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems, but may neglect routine assignments. Apt to turn to one new interest after another. Skillful in finding logical reasons for what they want.

Alexander the Great, Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart, Sir Walter Raleigh

May need to pay attention to the here-and-now when designing instruction. They may need to acknowledge and validate input from the learners. In addition, they may need to set realistic timelines and instructional priorities. They will need to learn how to work within the system of their delivery program.

ENTJ – Extravert, iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging

Hearty, frank, decisive, leaders in activities. Usually good in anything that requires reasoning and intelligent talk, such as public speaking. Are usually well-informed and enjoy adding to their fund of knowledge. May sometimes be more positive and confident than their experiences in an area warrants.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard M. Nixon, Benny Goodman, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Harrison Ford, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, Sigourney Weaver, Margaret Thatcher, Al Gore, Candace Bergen, Dave Letterman, Newt Gingrich, Patrick Stewart, Jim Carrey


May need to factor in the human element and appreciate their learner’s perceptions. They may need to check the practical, personal, and situational resources available before plunging ahead when designing their course. In addition, they may need to take time to reflect and consider the learners’ view before making instructional decisions.


Myers-Briggs Types at a Glance – from Kroeger & Thuesen (1988)

Type Talk – Dorothy Fuller, Rena Faye Norby, Kristi Pearce, Sharon Strand, Black Hills State, Spearfish, South Dakota 57799

Joe Butt at http://typelogic.com/ (for Famous Personalities)

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