Following on from my post and my BFF Yani ‘s comment yesterday, I conducted a personality assessment test on the CFA website and found out I’m a ENFP.

Extraversion or Introversion (E – I) – Where they prefer to focus their attention and energies.
Extraversion Characteristics.
Those who choose Extraversion derive satisfaction from their involvement with people and their surroundings. They are energized by their affiliation with others and are easily engaged by friends and strangers alike. Extraverts prefer to explore ideas through conversation. They act–think–act.
Introversion Characteristics.
Those who choose Introversion want less interaction with others. They are energized by reflection and solitude. They prefer to voice their opinions after they have ample time to process the issue. They think-act-think.
Sensing or Intuition (S – N) – The way they prefer to take in information, the kinds of information they want and give weight to, and usually how they communicate information. The S and N preference seems to have the most influence on occupational choice.
Sensing Characteristics.
Those who choose Sensing tend to take in tangible information; this means they focus on present reality, count their practical experience, trust facts, and like full, detailed, and verifiable information. They are described as left-brain and identify with efficiency, standardization, cost benefits, precision and quick response.
Intuition Characteristics.
Those who prefer Intuition, on the other hand, tend to take in information as a kind of snapshot; they notice present reality but are quickly drawn toward connections, finding patterns in data and seeing possibilities in the future. Intuitors are described as right brain. They prefer to focus on possible innovations, new markets and products, and adding value.
Thinking or Feeling (T – F) – The way they prefer to make decisions and the different ways of prioritizing and organizing information and coming to conclusions.
Thinking Characteristics.
Those who choose Thinking take a detached approach. They step back to analyze the situation, assess the pros and cons, and choose the rationale alternative. They question and critique before making decisions. For them, a good decision is one that is based on objective reasoning.
Feeling Characteristics.
Those who choose Feeling put themselves into the decision-making situation to assess how it will affect everyone involved: They will ask, Does it fit with my values? How does it affect people? For them, a good decision is one that “feels good.”
Judging or Perceiving (J – P) – How people prefer to arrange their external lives. The J-P preference can be the source of the greatest amount of interpersonal tension.
Judging Characteristics.
Those who choose Judging plan ahead and work toward closure. They want structure and schedules, and like to come to decisions and move on. Judgers are annoyed by interruptions and surprises. For Judgers there is usually a “right way” and a “wrong way” to do anything.
Perceiving Characteristics.
Those who choose Perceiving like to have an open, fluid calendar with loosely defined plans. They find structure and schedules inhibiting, and trust their ability to respond resourcefully and energetically to changing environments and final deadlines. Perceivers enjoy the process and options. They handle surprises and interruptions well.

And found out that I am thus suitable for these roles:

ENFP – 6-8%
Planner of change
Grasp of possibilities
Understands others
Energetic, Flexible

And the recommended jobs for me:


  • Consultant
  • Inventor
  • Sales: Intangibles/Ideas
  • Insurance Broker/Underwriter
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Development Trainer
  • Conference Planner
  • Employee Assistance Counselor
  • Employment Development Specialist
  • Restaurateur


  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Copywriter
  • Publicity Writer
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Advertising Creative Director
  • Strategic Planner
  • Publicist
  • Research Assistant
  • Journalist
  • Screenwriter/Playwright
  • Columnist/Reporter/Editor/Newscaster
  • Artist/Cartoonist
  • Character Actor
  • Musician/Composer
  • Interior Decorator


  • Teacher: Preschool/Special Education
  • Teacher: Art/Drama/Music/English/Reading
  • Social Worker
  • Social Scientist
  • Residential Housing Director
  • Psychologist
  • Career Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Worker
  • Clergy
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Ombudsperson

So what’s interesting is that a lot of my former ambitions sejak kecik – cartoonist (believe it or not), teacher, musician/performer, counsellor, psychologist – are on this list, as well as current ambitions I’m toying with – restaurateur, something in social sciences, screenwriter (believe it or not II), writer, PR/events, HR, consultant, etc. So i should just pick one from the list, huh?

Categories: Career woman

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3 replies »

  1. hey, i gotta try this quiz too! it looks like fun (or depressing if i’m actually no way near my ideal occupation).
    betul girl, ur book cafe tu = restaurateur lah, hehehe

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