ENFJs And The Enneagram
Enneagram Type Distribution:
Type 2 ENFJs
Type 2 with a 1 wing: 13%
Type 2 with a 3 wing: 87%
An overwhelming number of ENFJ respondents identified 2 to be their Enneagram type. Since the 2 type is highly correlated with the ENFJ’s dominant function extroverted feeling, it is wholly unsurprising that the majority of them identified their Enneagram type as such.
Type 2 ENFJs are highly outgoing, sociable and friendly in nature. They tend to be active members of their community and are often heavily involved with charity work or helping professions. Being intuitive-auxiliary types, the ENFJ will aim to provide assistance to those around them not just in a practical sense but on a deep emotional level. They will strive to get others open up to them about their vulnerabilities and struggles, in order to help them sort through their complex emotional problems.
At their core, the type 2 ENFJ believes that they are worthy only insofar as they are helpful to others. They are constantly moving away from feelings of uselessness and towards feelings of love, validation and acceptance. They are most similar in nature to their sensing cousin-type, the ESFJ.
Type 3 ENFJs
Type 3 with a 2 wing: 56%
Type 3 with a 4 wing: 44%
A sizeable portion of ENFJs identified 3 as their Enneagram type. Though this type is primarily correlated with the cognitive function of extroverted thinking, it is perfectly plausible that an extroverted-feeling dominant type would internalize the values of their community in such a way that would lead them to take on type 3 characteristics.
Type 3 ENFJs are highly organized, motivated and achievement-oriented. They are bright and charming, using their interpersonal skills to help them rise naturally into leadership roles. These ENFJs will take particular pride in serving as a role model for others. They are likely to be well known and highly respected within their community.
At their core, type 3 ENFJs believe that they are worthy only insofar as they are accomplished in others’ eyes. They are constantly striving to move away from feelings of worthlessness and towards feelings of impressiveness and achievement. They are most similar to their thinking-dominant cousin type, the ENTJ.
For further commentary on the cognitive functions as they relate to the instinctual variants of the Enneagram, click here.