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Famous ENFPs: Writers, Creators, Actors, Politicians, and others

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As an ENFP, you are among some very good company. In this post, you will find a list of famous ENFPs and successful people who are either confirmed or suspected ENFPs. Yes, ENFP celebrities will be listed as well.

This post should become a source of inspiration for you. It is a chance to see what’s possible to achieve as an ENFP and what great things have been accomplished by those who share a similar makeup to you.

Personally, I have found great value studying famous people from my own type through autobiographies. Most of us spend the early years of our lives feeling lost and trying to figure out our purpose or how we want to end up. I’ve found studying those of my type who have found their purpose, and have then achieved success, gives me a shortcut to understanding my own potential and the directions my life could go.

Famous ENFPs: Writers, Creators, and thought leaders

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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain, Journalist and author
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The keys to success as an ENFP revolve around developing your thinking function. This is your ability to be objective, rational, and disciplined. Your Te function will also help you stay focused and organized, and keep you moving in a focused direction. As you develop your Te, you will learn to develop longer time frames for your goals, and therefore be more likely to overcome obstacles and follow through.

Here are some famous ENFPs that you may have heard of:

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Aldous Huxley

Author of ‘Brave New World’

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Oscar Wilde

Playwright

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Umberto Eco

Semiotician and author of ‘The Name of the Rose’

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Hunter S. Thompson

Journalist, author of ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’

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Salman Rushdie

Author of ‘The Satanic Verses’, condemned to death by Ayatollah Khomeini

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Julian Assange

Founder of WikiLeaks

Us ENFPs, we use intuition and our imagination to solve problems, and our creativity and enthusiasm keeps us going forward and we are always motivated by the desire to better the world around us, so you shouldn’t be surprised at all to see some of these people on the list.

Here are few more ENFP celebrities that belong to the categories mentioned above: Ralph Nader, leader of the U.S Green Party and author, Anne Frank, author of “Diary of a Young Girl” and a holocaust victim, Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, Kurt Vonnegut, known for his anti-war novel “Slaughterhouse-Five”, Naomi Klein, Author of ‘The Shock Doctrine’, Michio Kaku, a famous ENFP Physicist, a man who said, “A physicist is an attempt by an atom to understand itself.”, an ENFP with an IQ of 154, so that’s that… Others worth mentioning are Brian Cox, Joseph Campbell, Alan Watts, Jacques Derrida, and let’s not forget Walt Disney.

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The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Walt Disney, Entrepreneur, Writer, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Animator
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Walt Disney was an ENFP and he could predict the future of the company by looking at the big picture. You may have also noticed that many famous people who are ENFPs are actors, comedians and writers, which shows how big of an impact can an ENFP make in the world simply by utilizing communication skills. Think about that. Do you have it in you? Maybe It is your superpower that can help you make a difference in the world, or build a successful career!

While we’re on the topic of superpowers and careers, I have some amazing resources for you, check them out:

ENFP Type: Life & Career Advice
ENFPs & Idealists – My Awesome Career Advice
ENFP (Campaigner) Traits / Superpowers
A Perfect Routine for ENFP and INFP types

ENFP Actors, Performers and other ENFP celebrities

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There is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful.
Robin Williams, famous ENFP actor
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ENFPs are also well-known for their passion, creativity and originality. Some of the most famous actors out there are ENFPs!

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Sharon Stone

American actress, producer, former fashion model

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Keanu Reeves

U.S actor

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Russell Brand

English actor

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

English actor

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Kat Dennings

U.S actress

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Martin Freeman

English actor

In all they do, ENFPs bring liveliness and a sense of play to life. This makes them fun co-workers, friends, and partners. Other important names on this list are Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Elle Fanning, Jerry Seinfield, Ellen Degeneres, Keira Knightley, Katie Couric, Orson Welles, Oliver Stone, and, believe it or not – George Carlin. You may think that George wasn’t a Feeler, and was probably one of those immoral, unhealthy ENTPs. Nope, George Carlin was an ENFP.

Did we forget someone? Let us know in the comments bellow.

ENFP personality type and Politics

An ENFP’s enthusiasm, charisma, and inspiring vision for the future act as a natural magnet and attracts people to their cause. An ENFP on a mission will soon find themselves surrounded by dozens, if not hundreds or thousands of people willing to put it all on the line to help the ENFP achieve their vision.

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Something must be done to save humanity! A better world is possible!
Cuban revolutionary and politician, served as a president of Cuba
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ENFPs delight in movement and are often the catalyst for change on a societal level. While they are often bored with the details and may struggle to “follow through” on plans, ENFPs have an incredible ability to initiate change and get the ball rolling.

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Che Guevara

Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist

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Hugo Chavez

 Venezuelan politician who was president of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013

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Ralph Nader

American political activist, author, lecturer, lawyer, and former perennial candidate for President of the USA

In the political arena, ENFPs aren’t interested in run of the mill politics. ENFPs only get involved when they’re trying to right an injustice or make a massive change in the way things are done.

Well-known ENFP Musicians

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Ozzy Osbourne

English Singer, Songwriter and television personality

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Justin Timberlake

American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer

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Gwen Stefani

American Singer and Songwriter, Co-Founder of the band No Doubt

Other Famous ENFPs known for their successful careers in music industry are: John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Cher, Janis Joplin, Franz Joseph Haydn, Joan Jett, Jewel, Melissa Etheridge

Who is your favourite ENFP singer? Let me know in the comments bellow.

Dear ENFP, remember this:

One challenge for the ENFPs is that they can be “good” at many things because they are naturally intelligent, they’re quick learners, and are very adaptable. This leads many ENFPs down a path of mediocrity. ENFPs must not settle for good and instead should seek opportunities to use their true strengths and become great. 

Another common scenario for ENFPs is the search for their purpose or the sweet spot where they really do excel. This is a good path for the ENFPs but can appear to be unfocused to the outside world.

Overall, ENFPs are fun, optimistic, and caring individuals who want the best for themselves and the people around them. When they discover themselves and focus on their true purpose, an ENFP is capable of tremendous levels of success and of making a positive impact on the world.

Here on my site you can find a lot of resources on how to stay focused as an ENFP, how to build discipline, ENFP career advice and more. Check out the Blog section. I will list some of the valuable resources bellow:


ENFP (Campaigner) Personality type: Dark Side and stress (dreamsaroundtheworld.com)
3 Disappointing Careers For ENFPs (dreamsaroundtheworld.com)
ENFP and IQ: Are ENFPs Smart? (dreamsaroundtheworld.com)
ENFP Leaders: Step Up or Shut Up (dreamsaroundtheworld.com)

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