Personality Type & Relationships
The Inspirer


ENFPs tend to:

  • be excellent at communicating & require communication from their partner
  • passionate, deep feelers
  • extremely energitic, have enough energy for themselves & their partners
  • enjoy romance in every sense of the word
  • constantly search for the meaning of life & the meaning of things
  • make their partner the center of attention during courtship
  • search for the perfect relationship
  • be overprotective of their children
  • truly appreciate their partner’s accomplishments & communiate that appreciation warmly, with all the right words
  • motivational, inspirational; bring out the best in others
  • strive for “win-win” situations
  • driven to meet other’s needs
  • may become bored easily
  • hold onto bad relationships long after they’ve turned bad
  • relationships are central to the ENFP’s life

ENFPs value in their partners:

  • motivation
  • originality
  • imagination
  • communication
  • follow-through
  • appreciation for who they are

Jane. H. Jones, Ed.d & Ruth G. Sherman, PhD, (2011). Intimacy and Type. Center For Applications of Type. Gainesville, FL.
BSM Consulting (2012). Personality and Relationships.

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About the author

Michele Burch Reid, MS, founder of LCI,  is an Organizational Effectiveness & Personal Development Consultant and Coach. Michele has a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, as well as several certifications.  She helps clients create overall satisfaction & potential by tapping into their natural strengths with Personality Type, Emotional Intelligence Training, Biofeedback & other Brain-based tools. Michele’s philosophy is that when you discover what inspires you, you can more easily inspire and lead others. Whether that is in the board room, the class room, or family room.