I think we really rock the house when it comes our values. I am becoming increasingly delighted how ENFPs stay "true to themselves". I think a lot of our spirit and determination comes from our steadfastness at adhering to our values. I also think this makes us quite feisty "people people" as well.
I am noticing lately that this is not something everyone possesses. I have heard it's something pretty strong in NFPs. But I can't believe how often people will just "sell out" and go against themselves all the time. It blows my mind! I will think in my head, "Don't they have any standards?"
Here are 2 examples of some of my core values:
Find what I love doing and then figure out a way to make some money off of it. This is never up for negotiation. No one can pressure me into something else because of "pay". If this value comes up for review, it is only because I have decided to review it.l
It's never okay for someone to abuse power. I can understand we've all been hurt. We have all been abused. But it is never an excuse to abuse another person period.
I am funny how I am with my values. I can be at a party and get along with anyone anywhere. I am a pretty outgoing easy to get along with person. So I can see it might catch a person off guard when they hit on a value of mine and then I express it. They usually are surprised at my steadfastness and resilience to explain my reasoning. It's like I'm sure they didn't see that coming.
Anyway. I am just trying to say I think we ENFPs are so cool. We can be very grounded in our values and I think that is a good thing.
I am wondering what are some of your values? I only gave two examples but I have many. I am not trying to find the difference in big values like faith, but perhaps values which might be a little unique and you hold to it with all that you are.