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ENFP Famous People and Characters

There are many ENFP famous people across the world. From famous ENFP celebrities to ENFP characters and politicians. Here we will discuss a few of them.

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ENFP Actors

Actors get to step into the lives of the characters they play. They get to imagine the life of someone else as it could be. It should be no surprise that some of the greatest actors are ENFPs.
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Robin Williams

Famously enthusiastic and engaging, he is an archetype ENFP.

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Jerry Seinfeld

His vision to create Seinfeld, and his power to inspire the team of writers for nine seasons, cements him as a powerful ENFP.

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Ricky Gervais

The original Michael Scott (a character that is also an ENFP) and outspoken atheist, he is not afraid to speak his mind or dive into abstract conversations.

Other mentions: Sandra Bullock (Miss Congeniality), Alicia Silverstone (Clueless), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Jennifer Anniston (Friends), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (10 Things I Hate About You).

ENFP Athletes

As motivators and inspirers, ENFPs are excellent team leaders. Usually positioned at the center of the action, ENFP athletes can lead their teams to greatness.
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Tom Brady

Five-time Super Bowl MVP (most valuable player) and a quarterback who led his newly assigned team to a Super Bowl win in his first year on the team.

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Jerry Rice

A hall of fame wide receiver who excelled on several teams with many quarterback partners. He has also kept his options open after football appearing on Dancing with the Stars, co-written two books, and has worked in media coverage for the NFL.

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Drew Brees

Two-time offensive player of the year, 13-time Pro Bowl selection, and seven-time passing yards leader. He has since joined NBC Sunday Night Football as an analyst.

Other mentions: Yao Ming, Kevin Garnett, Dwight Gooden, David Robinson, and Terrell Owens.

ENFP Writers

The ENFP is a skilled communicator, and literature is filled with examples. The ENFP writer uses clever wordplay, beautiful prose, insightful character depth, and vivid imagery with ease.
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Mark Twain

While known for his writings, he was also a humorist, publisher, lecturer, and entrepreneur, genuinely embodying the jack-of-all-trades style of the ENFP.

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Dr. Seuss

Any book by Dr. Seuss can illustrate the variety of wordplay capable from a skilled ENFP. He has sold hundreds of millions of books worldwide and had several adapted to film, impacting generations of children across the globe.

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Hunter S. Thompson

A founder of the gonzo journalism movement, taking the world of journalism in a new, previously unconceived direction. He was known for his frequent use of substances and firearms and was emblematic of counterculture in the United States.

Other mentions: Anne Frank, Charles Dickens, Kurt Vonnegut, Bill Bryson, and Oscar Wilde.

ENFP Leaders

ENFP leaders have the vision to see a world beyond what exists today. Their dream is of a better world, and they have the skills to motivate others to join in on their quest.
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Ralph Nader

An American political activist who ran for President on 3rd party platforms four times, has contributed a life's work to environmentalism, consumer protection, and government reform.

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Ché Guevara

A writer, political theorist, and significant player in the Cuban Revolution, Che could see a world beyond what he saw as oppressive imperialism and capitalism.

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Julian Assange

An Australian writer, publisher, and founder of Wikileaks. His platform aimed to spread truth previously hidden by governments across the world.

Other mentions: Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Barack Obama, Kevin Rudd, and Muammar Gaddafi.

ENFP Fictional Characters

ENFPs carry a vision of what could be, often glossing over what is and even what specifics are required to fulfill the dream. Countless popular fictional characters exhibit this personality type.
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Michael Scott (The Office)

An outstanding salesman that's always trying his hardest to engage with, understand, and bring joy to those around him.

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Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Longstocking)

A fearless ENFP that isn't afraid to go against the grain of convention.

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Ron Weasley (Harry Potter Series)

Always struggling to finish his work, Ron fulfills his vision when he grasps the big picture concept of his schoolwork and often relied on his more detail-oriented classmates to help him cross the finish line.

Other mentions: Olaf (Frozen), Hatter (Alice in Wonderland), Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City), Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreations), and Jake Peralta (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)


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Ellie Simmonds, MSc

University of Bath, Psychology

Ellie Simmonds, MSc in Psychology from University of Bath. Ellie is an associate lecturer on psychometric assessments and has extensive knowledge of the 16-type model.