(Strength of the preferences % )
Qualitative analysis of your type formula
-slightly expressed extravert
-moderately expressed intuitive personality
-moderately expressed feeling personality
-slightly expressed perceiving personality
(the following was taken from http://keirsey.com/personalityzone/wz21.asp)
Idealist: Portrait of the Champion (ENFP)
Like the other Idealists, Champions are rather rare, say two or three percent of the population, but even more than the others they consider intense emotional experiences as being vital to a full life. Champions have a wide range and variety of emotions, and great passion for novelty. They see life as an exciting drama, pregnant with possibilities for both good and evil, and they want to experience all the meaningful events and fascinating people in the world. The most outgoing of the Idealists, Champions often can't wait to tell others of their extraordinary experiences. Champions can be tireless in talking with others, like fountains that bubble and splash, spilling over their own words to get it all out. And usually this is not simple storytelling; Champions often speak (or write) in the hope of revealing some truth about human experience, or of motivating others with their powerful convictions. Their strong drive to speak out on issues and events, along with their boundless enthusiasm and natural talent with language, makes them the most vivacious and inspiring of all the types.
Fiercely individualistic, Champions strive toward a kind of personal authenticity, and this intention always to be themselves is usually quite attractive to others. At the same time, Champions have outstanding intuitive powers and can tell what is going on inside of others, reading hidden emotions and giving special significance to words or actions. In fact, Champions are constantly scanning the social environment, and no intriguing character or silent motive is likely to escape their attention. Far more than the other Idealists, Champions are keen and probing observers of the people around them, and are capable of intense concentration on another individual. Their attention is rarely passive or casual. On the contrary, Champions tend to be extra sensitive and alert, always ready for emergencies, always on the lookout for what's possible.
Champions are good with people and usually have a wide range of personal relationships. They are warm and full of energy with their friends. They are likable and at ease with colleagues, and handle their employees or students with great skill. They are good in public and on the telephone, and are so spontaneous and dramatic that others love to be in their company. Champions are positive, exuberant people, and often their confidence in the goodness of life and of human nature makes good things happen.
Joan Baez, Phil Donahue, Paul Robeson, Bill Moyer, Elizibeth Cady Stanton, Joeseph Campbell, Edith Wharton, Sargent Shriver, Charles Dickens, and Upton Sinclair are examples of Idealist Champions
People naturally confide in the Champion (ENFP). That's why they make such good mediators, counselors, teachers, consultants, and reporters. Any position that outreaches to others can fit the Champion. They can be columnists, journalists, publicists, copy writers, advertising account executives. In the arts they can be character actors, cartoonists, art educators. If they choose jobs such as restaurateur, be sure that their business sites will be unique and designed for a particular type of customer. Don't be surprised to see them as an inventor. This type of personality wants to experience the whole of life and may change careers more often than many other types. Says Charles, "I've had a number of jobs and when there is nothing left to create, I move to something new. I want my life to be spiced with newness, love, and joy."
Fitness & Nutrition
Acting and Performances
Public Relations Specialist
Famous people of your particular type
Mark Twain, Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, Betty Friedan
Dealing with Stress from Work: Idealists Out of Balance
The Champion is usually a bundle of energy, but they can become exhausted if they are overloaded with work. They also will experience stress if their values and principles are violated and they see others in the company being hurt by policies that kill the human spirit. Then they become hypersensitive to what is going on around them. Facts become exaggerated. They have feelings of paranoia and may withdraw. To regain their equilibrium, meditation will help. Kindness and support by others, but not patronization, will help them get back to normal. Says Gloria, “I’d given a number of years of support to one boss, then he started bad-mouthing me. It threw me into a turmoil. I became suspicious of him and everyone else. Then a friend said that the boss was blowing up at everyone, not just me, and encouraged me to look at a position in a new section. I meditated to become centered again, then applied for the job. I love my new job and now life is great again. My old boss retired; he was drinking too much.”
Men and Romance
Part 3: Idealist Men
By Dr. Lovegood
Idealist men find it relatively easy to express tender feelings, sympathize with others, and have female friends. Some even enjoy shopping. Many women find this intensely appealing while others view them as effeminate (or gay, like me!).
Idealist men are the most likely to provide romantic dates, an empathetic listening ear, and kindness. Women are likely to appreciate their ability to simply listen without trying to solve problems although they are likely to need to share the stage with the Idealist man who also wants to be heard. Along with sensitivity, Idealists are the most likely type of man to be moody, responding to the moods of those around them.
He never lacks for female companionship. Women seek him out because he's cheerful and believes in them. P.J. has his tendency has been to have very intense relationships which burn out quickly. He's decided that it's probably best to date casually to avoid flash-in-the-pan romances. P.J. figures he'll eventually settle down and have a family but, for now, he enjoys the experience of femininity in many different forms.
Love the One You're With: Tips for Idealists with Non-Idealist Partners
Most of us end up in a relationship with a partner of a different temperament than ourselves. This is due both to statistics (Idealists make up no more than 15-20% of the population), and to our own temperament - we often look for people that bring new interests and excitement to our lives, and this means people that approach life differently than ourselves. As an Idealist, your partner may be another Idealist, but odds are they are an Artisan, Guardian, or a Rational. Here are a few pointers on taking the differences between you and your partner into account, and making the most of them in your quest for relationship bliss.
Rationals can be the most complementary temperament to Idealists. Idealist/Rational pairings can be highly satisfying relationships based on exploring the world of ideas. Imagining possibilities - whether romantic or pragmatic - and creating dreams for the future can represent the epitome of quality time for this pair. Idealists are often initially drawn by the intellectual gymnastics of their Rational partners. Rationals can be fascinated by Idealists' sensitivity and empathy for others.
If you partner is a Rational:
Rationals love to be seen as experts and approached for advice. They rarely lose enthusiasm for talking about their ideas for building and improving systems. If you have an interest, or at least enough knowledge to talk intelligently with them, in their areas of expertise, your relationship has a solid footing.
Help your Rational partner to be romantic. Of all the temperaments, they are the least sentimental, so marking important dates (such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc) on calendars where they will not miss them will help keep them from letting you down on these occasions. Even though it is often hidden, Rationals do have a romantic streak - they just need your help uncovering it.
Remember that your Rational partner is very utilitarian, and will often not even consider people's feelings when making decisions. Try not to take it personally if it is your feelings that weren't considered, but do discuss it with him or her in a non-judgmental way. Rationals are usually good about revisiting decisions based on new data, and your feelings are part of this.
Idealists and Guardians often make good pairs. Idealists can appreciate the Guardians' practicality and ability to deal with day-to-day matters that may interrupt the Idealists' dreams for the future. Guardians may appreciate the Idealists' sensitivity for others and their deep interest in their partner's success. Guardians are the most traditional partners - they'll remember birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions that are important to you, but their "traditional" behavior may seem at times to you like stubbornness and inflexibility.
If your partner is a Guardian:
Be sensitive to their need to plan ahead, schedule themselves, and be on time. Time can be secondary to you behind attending to relationships, but if you told your Guardian partner you'd be somewhere at a specific time, it is important to them that you meet that commitment.
Gifts are meaningful to your Guardian partner, but the amount of money spent is very important. It needs to be enough to show that they are valued highly but not so much that they feel resources are being wasted.
To make a special or romantic occasion, plan things out in advance, taking care of all the details. Don't try to surprise your partner - let them know the plans in advance. Knowing that everything is already taken care of, they can relax and enjoy your time together.
Artisans may be the most opposite of the other temperaments to Idealists. While you are abstract in your communication and cooperative in your actions, Artisans live in the here and now, and are more concerned with results than following rules or smoothing peoples' feelings. Idealists are often initially drawn to Artisans because of their zest for life, spontaneity, sensuality, and sense of being in the present. Artisans can be drawn to Idealists by their sensitivity, empathy for others, and sincere interest in other' success. On the other hand, the Artisans' disinterest in exploring and discussing their own, and your, inner lives can leave Idealists feeling unfulfilled.
If your partner is an Artisan:
Enjoy the here and now. Artisans live for the day - Carpe diem! Artisans will bring out the best in your own sense of adventure, so have fun. Just remember, the Artisan is in the moment - you may assign more meaning and sentimentality to spontaneous events than they do.
Develop your own set of Idealist friends with whom you can discuss and examine deep feelings. Your Artisan partner has much less need for this type of analysis, and may grow restless with too much of it. Artisans are concrete, preferring to talk about things that have immediate importance, not the "what could be" that you like to explore.
Don't let your need for harmony cause you to always be the diplomatic partner who simply goes along with your partner's preferences when you have other desires. Artisans' natural mode is to "go for it", and you may often just go along rather than challenge them for fear of confrontation. Don't worry about it - challenge and negotiation are also part of their natural mode. Stay true to yourself, and make sure your needs are known - you'll both appreciate the outcome more.
If your partner really were just like you, life would be very boring indeed. So, celebrate the differences that add spice, understand the ones that would otherwise frustrate you, and let your relationship thrive. Vive la difference!
Maximizing Your Study Environment
Pt.3: Idealists - Study Where The Heart Is
Idealists are the most variable in their needs for a study environment. However, one thing that can strongly affect their ability to study is the emotional temperature around them, even if it doesn't directly include them. Idealists find that a positive aura has a synergistic effect on their work output.
Champions (ENFP) need a study environment that is stimulating. They have a very difficult time working alone and quietly. They work best when their ideas bounce off someone else. Paul studied and studied for his psychology mid-term. It didn't seem to help. Then he went to a study session. As he started talking and getting feedback, he was amazed at how much he actually knew. He aced the exam.
Capitalizing on Your Intelligence Style
Part 3: Idealists' Diplomatic Intelligence
By The College Advisor
Idealists want a dream job and the best matches fitting their type of intelligence and skills. Possessing natural diplomatic intelligence, they empathize with others, communicate in a global language that allows others to add their own meanings, and seek harmony with all.
Champions (ENFPs) have inspirational diplomatic intelligence. Champions use interactions with others to gain new insights and spot deeper issues for both individuals and groups. They use words to paint pictures to inspire others to meet new challenges and go beyond that which is easy.
Kirby has been studying Kinesiology and Health Promotion. He'd like to travel to Third World Countries to improve health conditions. "I hate to see people suffering because of poor sanitation and ignorance about healthy ways of living. When I graduate, I'll be associated with a missionary group that provides medical assistance and health information." If you're a Champion, how does your major help develop inspirational diplomatic intelligence?
qoute from joe butt: "ENFPs are strongly influenced by the opinions of their friends."(http://typelogic.com/enfp.html)