So, a really interesting topic came up in one of the comments the other week and I want to go through it here. The summary of it is, I am curious about the similarities of the ENFP personality type and adult ADHD. Any thoughts on that, or perhaps a video? Well, I don’t mind if I do, perhaps a video. So, if you don’t know about personality types in terms of the Myers-Briggs or MBTI (MBIT?), Jesus, I write books about this. It’s a slow day, sorry, I’ve been a little sick. If you don’t know about these personality types, they’re essentially the four letter combinations and they’re sixteen types. So, you’ve probably done a test about this at some point in school or for a job, you have types like ENTJ, ENFP, INFP, ISTP, whatever, these four letter combinations. Anyhow, ENFP is one of the types that is probably the most all over the map in terms of, and I’m an ENFP, so take no offense, fellow, fellow friends here. If you talk to most ENFPs who are 20 or 30, the odds of them having one steady job for the last ten years is about the same odds as winning a lottery. It’s the kind of personality type where you tend to change direction a lot, and so it’s natural to ask this question about ADHD because ADHD is associated with getting distracted, changing your, not necessarily change your mind, but bouncing around, doing lots of different things, and this is something I’ve, I’ve thought about before and what I would say is that, the ENFP traits are related to longer term life decisions. Now, I’m not talking about five years or ten years, that’s way too long for an ENFP to ever think about, but I mean of in terms of maybe like weeks out, months out. So, the ENFP wiring personality trait is more likely to lead you to quit a job after six months instead of waiting three years, which in my opinion is a blessing not a curse, because it causes you to leave bad situation sooner rather than stick around. But yeah, so the personality type, I think, is a higher level, bigger decisions, longer term effect on your life, where ADHD is going to affect your day-to-day a lot more. Now, of course, your daily actions, your hourly actions really are what shape your life. So, you know, an example would be brushing your teeth. If you don’t brush your teeth every day, it’s two minutes, four minutes a day, whatever of a habit, not doing that is going to have a long-term consequence. And so, ADD or ADHD functions or in effects, I would say the short-term, day-to- day, minute by minute actions, but of course those can have long-term effects. But ADHD is maybe going to impact your ability to, you know, stay on track, sit down and work for a long period of time, certainly doing work you don’t enjoy like accounting or admin work. Now, these same things also apply for ENFPs, so generally ENFP types do not like accounting, do not like administration work, do not like just paperwork in general, which combined with some of the ADHD traits, which make it difficult to do work you don’t enjoy, and that can obviously be quite interesting in terms of the life that comes from it. Now, I really want to talk about the positive side here though, because I’ve taken some flak in other videos for just focusing on the negative and that’s not how I think. I really, I am into personality types and studying this stuff to find the positive. So, with ADHD and with the ENFP personality type, and this also applies to a bunch of other personality types as well, it’s really really important to be doing work that you enjoy. So, believe it or not, some people actually enjoy accounting and enjoy paperwork. And a lot of people are able to force themselves to consistently do work that they don’t necessarily enjoy but it’s a means to an end. They assume that their job should be so so, it’s not supposed to be amazing, they don’t mind it and they get by with it. Problem with people with ADHD and ENFP personality types as well, is in both cases, we don’t like doing things for the sake of it, you know, when the teacher says, “You have to do this.” “Why?” And, “Because I said so,” that’s never a good situation for, for either types, and in this case with a combination of having both. And so, having a career or business that’s aligned with your natural skills and what you enjoy doing, it’s going to make a huge difference. Because despite the stereotype, people with ADHD are capable of long periods of focus. It’s actually one of the contradictory on the surface of these traits of ADHD, is an inability to focus because there’s actually hyper-focus, essentially, that comes up. So, someone with ADHD, their frontal lobe is less active in general, which is what you use to focus and to change directions, and to avoid kind of distractions. The thing is, when you have ADHD, if you get into a task like playing a video game, or writing, or like editing something, building a website, you can get lost in it and have extremely high levels of focus for hours on end, and this sometimes confuses people, because they, they’re like, “How come I can focus sometimes and not others?” I have some theories on why that happens, but nothing that’s worth sharing publicly at this point. So, in the same, I would say it’s true for people with ENFP. Sometimes on the surface, outsiders will look and say, you know, “You always change direction, you don’t commit to something,” or you know, when we’re younger at least. And the, the reality is that, when an ENFP is passionate about something, they often have more energy and more fire, and more drive and focus than just about anyone else, for better or worse. You can look at the, the revolutionary leaders like Fidel Castro who are assumed to be ENFPs. So, when an ENFP gets a mission, they are very focused and very dedicated, which is why it’s so important. If you have either of these traits, the personality type of ENFP or ADHD as a, just a way of being, to really proactively design your life. I know I’m the Life Design guy, so it makes sense, I’ll bring it up. But in these cases, it’s that much more important, because you’re not going to, or you’re much less likely to succeed just trying to force a square peg in a round hole, right, just trying to do something because you think you should. So, yeah. I think that’s it. I hope that answers your question and helps out with it. I’ll probably go on for this more, and if I do think of more aspects of this I might make another video or add it in the comments below, here. The big takeaway here is there are similar things of being an ENFP and being, or having ADHD. They can manifest in similar ways, but they’re completely unrelated and they’re different things. I’m sure they are misdiagnosed both different ways, right? And that, either way whether you’re one of the two or both, in my case, I think I’m both, it’s really important to proactively align your life, align the work you’re doing with what you enjoy because then you can use things like your hyper focus, your passion, your ability to like get really into something and get obsessed. You can use that positively and create something awesome rather than fighting it all the time trying, to do work, or trying to fit yourself into a role that you really don’t belong to. 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