The last thing relationship-minded ENFPs need is to enter into marriage prematurely.Unfortunately, as is true of other types, ENFPs are prone to taking apparent short-cuts to wholeness by granting their inferior function control over their decision-making.With that said, there is still a sense in which ENFPs’ Ne-Si struggles involve a search for identity, working to reconcile their past experiences (Si) with future possibilities (Ne).

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They may give lip service to certain Si values, while living in a way that seems to contradict those values.

This can of course be difficult for their prospective partners, who may feel confused about who the ENFP really is.

ENFPs may also find themselves drawn to SP types (i.e., ESFPs, ISFPs, ESTPs, ISTPs).

On the surface, SPs can resemble ENFPs as far as their penchant for outer novelty.

They want to figure out who they are, what they value, what they should be doing, where they might want to live, as well as their preferred type of partner and relationship.

One way in which ENFPs differ from INFPs, however, is they are slower to discern their own personal values.And while ENFPs may experience satisfying relationships with SJs later in life, following years of growth and development, pairing with SJs in their younger years often proves unsatisfying, once the initial infatuation has worn off.It may even stifle the personal growth and type development of both partners as they go about “crutching” each other’s inferior function. Drenth How the ENFP presents and functions in relationships depends in large part on his or her stage of personality type development.I have known several ENFPs, for instance, who continue to associate with the religious tradition of their youth (Si), subscribing to its tenets and even regularly attending services.In some cases, such confusion is justified, since the ENFP may herself be experiencing ambivalence with respect to her identity.