15 Most Common ENFP Weaknesses

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So you’re an ENFP personality type, and you’re looking to learn more about ENFP weaknesses? You’ve come to the right place.

If you’ve read descriptions about the ENFP personality type, you’ll have heard many times that you’re creative, curious, and empathetic. While all of that is true, every personality type has its weaknesses. No one is creative, curious, and empathetic all the time!

Instead of trying to hide or gloss over these weaknesses, it’s better to acknowledge them and learn how to work with them. So, let’s do just that and take a look at the 15 most common weaknesses of the ENFP personality type.

If you’re taking the time to read this blog post, you’re likely very self-aware, which is a great starting point.

15 most common ENFP weaknesses

Right, let’s get stuck in. And just to warn you, we’re not going to hold back on this one…

1. Overly sensitive.

ENFPs are often very sensitive people. They tend to feel things deeply and can easily be hurt by criticism or negative comments about them or their values. They might react emotionally to a situation rather than thinking about it logically. This can sometimes lead to problems, especially in romantic relationships and in the workplace. It’s important for ENFPs not to let the negative comments of others get to them. Instead, it can be beneficial to learn to accept and appreciate constructive criticism because it can be a catalyst for self-improvement.

2. Easily bored.

Easily bored

ENFPs can become easily bored when they feel like their lives have fallen into a mundane routine. They need to be constantly stimulated and challenged in order to stay interested, and they are more prone to taking risks or trying new things than a lot of other personality types. This can sometimes lead to them taking on too much and getting overwhelmed, but it can also mean that they miss out on opportunities because they become bored when they stick to the same thing.

3. Struggle with details.

ENFPs have a tendency to focus more on the big picture and not pay much attention to details. This can cause problems when it comes to things like completing paperwork or following detailed instructions, as they might miss something important. They can end up putting it off for a long time. It’s important for ENFPs to learn how to slow down and take their time with tasks that require detail-oriented thinking. This way, they can ensure that everything is completed accurately and efficiently.

4. Overly idealistic.

ENFPs are often very idealistic, believing that anything is possible. This can lead them to try to make their lives match up with these ideals, and when things don’t go as planned, they might struggle to stay motivated or feel disappointed. While it’s good to have high standards in life, it’s not realistic to expect perfection.  This can result in ENFPs feeling overwhelmed or frustrated when their lofty expectations are not met.  Accepting that life won’t always go according to plan enables people to work towards their goals while also being able to cope better with failure.

5. Easily distracted.

ENFPs can be easily distracted. This is because their minds are constantly running, always looking for new and exciting things to explore. They might start a task or project and then move on to something else without completing it, leaving a lot of unfinished tasks and projects behind. This can make it difficult for ENFPs to stay organized and focused on their goals. To help combat this, it’s important for them to set aside time and create a routine that can help keep them on track.

6. Impulsive.

ENFPs have a tendency to act first and think later, making decisions without considering all possible outcomes or consequences. This is because they can get over-excited, which can lead to them acting without considering the potential risks or dangers. However, this kind of behavior can have negative repercussions so it’s important for ENFPs to learn how to think before they act and take the time to analyze situations before making decisions.

7. Tendency to procrastinate.

ENFPs often struggle with getting tasks done in a timely manner due to their tendency to procrastinate. They might find themselves putting off important tasks until the last minute or dawdling on a project for days or weeks. This can lead to lots of stress and frustration, so it’s important for ENFPs to learn how to break large tasks into smaller ones and set realistic goals to help keep them motivated and on track.


8. Emotional outbursts. 

ENFPs are often highly emotional people. This can make them prone to outbursts when they feel strongly about something or are under a lot of stress. More so than a lot of other personality types, they can struggle to keep their emotions in check, and this can lead to them saying or doing things that they later regret. To help manage their emotions, it’s important for ENFPs to learn how to identify their triggers and take the time to process their feelings before reacting.

9. Unpredictable.

ENFPs are the kind of people who follow their heart and go with what feels right in the moment. This can lead to them being unpredictable because they can end up changing their mind a lot. In addition, they tend not to follow the rules or expectations of others, and this is another reason why they can seem unpredictable. They don’t tend to follow well-trodden paths. This certainly keeps things interesting but it can also be confusing and frustrating for those around them.

10. Too trusting of others.

ENFPs are often trusting of others, often believing that people are generally good and act from a place of pure intentions. This is an admirable quality in some ways, and their trust is usually well-placed. However, there are times when it can lead to them being taken advantage of or putting themselves in dangerous situations. It’s important for ENFPs to be aware that not everyone has good intentions and to stay mindful of their own safety.

11. Overthinkers.

ENFPs can often find themselves overthinking things and ruminating on them for hours, days, or even weeks. This is because their minds are constantly running, and they can get stuck in a loop of worrying, analyzing, and questioning. To help combat this, it’s important for them to learn how to take a step back so they can gain some clarity. In addition, it can be helpful to question how the time spent thinking is making you feel. If it’s causing you to feel anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed, it may be time to reassess.

12. Poor money management skills.


ENFPs can often struggle with managing their finances, as they tend to prioritize impulse purchases over saving and budgeting. If there’s one thing ENFPs love, it’s to follow the fun and to feel good! This can lead to them getting into debt or spending more than they can afford. To help manage their finances, it’s important for ENFPs to learn how to budget and create a plan so they can stay on top of their money and avoid unnecessary stress further down the road.

13. Conflict-averse.

ENFPs are typically conflict-averse because they tend to be concerned about hurting other people’s feelings. They can shy away from confrontation, preferring to keep the peace instead. This can lead to them avoiding difficult conversations or trying to make everyone else happy instead of expressing their own needs and wants. It’s important for them to remember that conflict doesn’t have to be a bad thing; it can actually lead to deeper understanding and mutual respect. However, when ENFPs feel strongly about something, they will stand up for their beliefs.

14. Overwhelmed by emotions.

ENFPs often feel overwhelmed by their own emotions and reactions to situations. Because they are so in tune with their feelings, it can be hard for them to manage their emotional inner world at times. This can lead to mood swings or unexpected outbursts that can be difficult for those around them to understand. However, ENFPs can find ways to channel their emotions in a healthy way, such as through writing, music, or exercise. In some cases, ENFPs just need time alone to process their emotions and be with themselves.

15. Indecisive.

ENFPs can have a hard time making decisions, especially when there are a variety of options available. They can become overwhelmed by the choices in front of them and may struggle to weigh their options objectively. This is because ENFPs have the ability to imagine many possible scenarios and outcomes. In addition, they can often see a situation from multiple perspectives, which means it can be difficult for them to make a clear choice. It’s important for ENFPs to remember that they can only decide on a path based on the information they have at that time.

Final thoughts on ENFP weaknesses

So there you have it, the 15 most common ENFP weaknesses wrapped up nicely into one little blog post for you. You might also enjoy our post about INFP weaknesses.

We hope you found this helpful and that you can use this knowledge to become even more self-aware and work on yourself. ENFPs are amazing people with a lot to offer, but like everyone, they’re not perfect.

Just remember that not all ENFPs will show all of these weaknesses. These are just general tendencies that are common among ENFPs. So don’t worry if you don’t identify with all of them – it doesn’t mean that you’re not an ENFP.

Finally, don’t forget to share this post with your friends and followers – knowledge is power, and knowing your weaknesses can help you work on them and become even stronger.

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