ENFPs were also underrepresented for the organizational value "Achievement within system." Over 80% of ENFPs indicated that they liked the work environment characteristics "Variety of tasks," "Independence and achievement," "Teamwork," "Clear structure," and "Loyalty/security." They were among the top four types for liking "Independence and achievement," "Teamwork," "People from different backgrounds," and "International opportunities." (The first three characteristics were liked by over 50% of ENFPs.) So what sort of jobs do ENFPs end up in? According to Hammer (1993), occupational trends for ENFPs include "Counseling," "Teaching," "Religion," and "Arts." Overall, ENFPs seem to be neither particularly satisfied nor particularly unsatisfied with their jobs.
The Idealists, however, actually tend to be more satisfied with other Idealists.
But Rationals are the second favorite choice for the Idealists.
Don't take what you read here as , but as an invitation to grow outside your core strengths. (The question is more complicated than you'd think.) You can read about this question and the various attempts to answer it here. As a further note, the Rationals had a higher satisfaction with an NF mate than with any other temperament. Now, it is a mistake to generalize by temperament--it’s frequent that types will go counter-temperament, and temperament is not the definitive factor in explaining type-based behavior most of the time (CITE)--but since we don’t have anything better to go on...
And especially don't use this description as an excuse. So just remember: Ever since Keirsey published Please Understand Me II in 1998, it has generally been accepted that the Rationals are the best partners for the Idealists.
ENFPs cope with stress mainly by developing physical symptoms; they were the type most likely to do this.
They also cope with stress by seeking out the help of a professional.
In confirmation of this finding, the MBTI manual notes that ENFPs were the Intuitives that did not like, perform, or have confidence in their ability to perform "Conventional" tasks, i.e.
bookkeeping, word processing, computer work, filing and other office duties.
Isabel Myers (INFP) married a man named Chief, an ISTJ and a good man.