My standing amongst the leadership characteristics matches up well with my personality test results from the Myers Briggs Type-Indicator quiz (Butt and Heiss 2021) that indicate I am a ENFP (Extraverted Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving). For instance, I rated myself the highest in vision and concern for others. ENFPs are both idea-oriented and people-oriented who see everyone and everything as part of a cosmic whole (Butt and Heiss 2021). My standing in the ability characteristic aligns with how ENFPs are most productive in a group with someone who can handle the details and fill in the knowledge gaps (Butt and Heiss 2021). Additionally, my rating in resilience can be explained by the notion that ENFPs can be limited by their secondary “feeling” function (Butt and Heiss 2021). Considering, in the stages of change, a leader needs to support people who are too full of emotion to think (Clarke n.d.), I need to address my limitation. In terms of stability, ENFPs have what some call a “silly switch”. They can be intellectual, serious, all business for a while, but whenever they get the chance, they flip that switch and become captain wild child (Butt and Heiss 2021). Further, for ENFPs, hasty decisions based on deeply felt values may boil over with unpredictable results (Butt and Heiss 2021). In regards to self-confidence, as a classic ENFP, my relationships can be seriously tested by lack of self-esteem and my high emotional needs from others (Butt and Heiss 2021).
Butt, Joe and Marina Margaret Heiss. 2021. “ENFP.” Humanmetrics Inc. http:// www.humanmetrics.com/personality/enfp.
Clarke, Jason. Year (n.d.) “Embracing Change.” TEDxPerth. YouTube. Dec. 22, 2010. Video, 18:03. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPhM8lxibSU