The ENFJ Cognitive Function Stack

A look into how the mind of an ENFJ works in a general sense. Illustrated in “Inside Out” form and the car model used by PersonalityHacker.Com.

Extroverted Feeling (Fe)โ˜ฏ๐Ÿ’Ÿ: The Generous Driver. Always on the lookout for someone to assist, give a sincere kind word to, empathize with, and bring happiness. Incredibly aware of unspoken social cues and totally tuned in to others’ emotions to the point where it sometimes may even become difficult to distinguish from the individual’s. Also has a sweeping ability to influence people, adept at using tact to deliver hard truths, views people as sociograms of some sort with a pulse on the health of their interpersonal dynamics, and enjoys brightening the moods of those around.

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Introverted Intuition (Ni)๐Ÿ”ฎ: The Mystic Copilot. Always going “Hmm๐Ÿค”…” while reading and analyzing a person, situation Se points out, or the emotions and interpersonal data Fe brings to its attention to see if there’s a deeper meaning or actions going on behind the curtain, which results in its ability to predict future outcomes and easily see the potential in others to guide Fe on how to tap into and quicken their development, or fix a broken area in a relationship between people or even societies. Not a fan of details, but rather big-picture focused, seeing life as cryptic symbols and patterns. As a result, Ni sometimes just “knows things” without being able to explain how (sometimes calls on Ti to do so), being the epitome of epiphanies. This makes Fe and Ni quite the dynamic duo, basically making the host appear as a telepath or even psychic at times.

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Extroverted Sensing (Se)๐Ÿ˜: The 10-Year-Old passenger. Always present in the moment and wanting to show off, entertain, impress, or sometimes simply act a fool. Although playful, can be extremely observant when called upon to help Fe and Ni with carrying out their missions not only by seeing things for what they empirically are but also by encouraging them to “just go for it” when hesitant, resulting in making a difference in the world, but at its worst can often influence hasty and impulsive decisions that can be out of character and have to later be fixed or paid for. Also wields a good sense of fashion and taste for the finer things in life.

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Introverted Thinking (Ti)๐Ÿ‘“: The Silent Backseat Driver. Although the youngest in the car, Ti is not to be underestimated for he is a genius. Extremely logical and objective, Ti is actually who the adults in the front refer to when confirming whether an action or words being spoken or heard actually make consistent logical sense. Ti also aware of the reasons behind every action that is taken, but often lacks the dexterity to explain, leaving it to Ni to do its best with the use of metaphor and symbols. Nonetheless, rarely do Fe and Ni ask Ti for a detailed reason as to why something is logical or not and the reasons behind the actions or decisions that were taken place. Usually, after responding with a yes or no, Ti retreats back into silence as the adults refocus attention back on other people. However, Fe and Ni choose to call upon and adhere to Ti’s direction more frequently as he grows older, especially when given a map to already work with (i.e a conversation or discussion). That’s when he’s most trusted.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the function stack of the ENFJ. (Illustrated upon request by my brother @InDAVIDuall)๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

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