The ENFJ personality type has a genuine need to care for others. They seek a certain acknowledgment for their work, but they also take a certain pride in the fact that they have a unique ability to help people. The ENFJ is the person that seems to know everyone because of their ability to network with others.
For this reason, the ENFJ should be looking for a career where they can be creative, honest, and social. Anything that requires them to be independent and work on repetitive tasks is a career that should be avoided. ENFJs love to meet someone, examine what their needs may be, and then provide a solution so that those needs can be met.
Here are some of the top ENFJ careers to avoid.
Although the social aspects of this type of career are intriguing, the decisions are required can literally rip the heart out of the ENFJ personality type. If they must hold people accountable to compliance issues, especially ones that are outside of that person’s control, then they will be haunted by that forced decision for the rest of their life.
Working with numbers and budgets is fine for the ENFJ, but only if the paperwork doesn’t have to be filled out. Most ENFJ personality types don’t balance their checkbook on paper, but they always know how much money they have left. Spreadsheets are not something the ENFJ will want to review.
ENFJs have a preference for intuition, which means any career that requires them to observe the environment around them will generate high levels of stress and burnout. For this reason, military service is not a good career option for this personality type.
4. Law Enforcement.
The ENFJ has a sensitive heart, so being forced to respond to a crime scene where they couldn’t help will eat a way at them. Even proactive law enforcement work, such as profiling, is a poor option because there isn’t a guarantee for a successful outcome.
The ENFJ careers to avoid are the ones that require independent, repetitive work that doesn’t seem to have any meaning to it. As long as this personality type can help someone while doing their job, the ENFJ will wake up ready to go to work every day.