There is this truly aggravating stereotype people who are casually acquainted with type have about ENFPs. It is a stereotype that so pervasive that I thought I wasn't an ENFP because I wasn't that stereotype.
I won't describe this stereotype because I'm sure you have heard it before (and if you haven't simply search 'ENFP' online and read the profile descriptions).
I have chosen ENFP as my type because of (1) the Best-Fit Type, and (2) the cognitive functions.
According to the Best-Fit Type ENFP is described as the 'Discoverer Advocate'. 'Discovering' is what the ENFP sees himself or herself as. 'Advocating' is what others see the ENFP as.
Let me emphasize this. You don't have to be a Christopher Columbus or a Ferdinand Magellan to be a discoverer.
The verb 'discover' simply means:
"1. to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown)...2. to notice or realize..." 1
You can discover something both outside yourself and within yourself. You can discover a 'thing' or an 'idea'. You can discover an 'insight' about yourself. Discoverering isn't limited to any particular arena.
For example, I spent nights awake during high-school exploring mythologies, psychologies and philosophies to discover 'something'. 'Something' that perhaps no one had discovered before. I haven't found that 'something' but the mere act indicates a lot about myself.
And you don't have to be a Martin Luther King Jr. or a Mohandas Gandhi to be an advocate.
The verb 'advocate' simply means:
"1. to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly" 2
And as a noun an 'advocate' is:
"2. a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc. ... 3. a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor. 4. a person who pleads the cause of another in a court of law." 2
Right now I'm advocating! I advocate everyday even in the most 'insignificant' conversations for mental health, personal growth, satisfaction, etc. I advocate for my co-workers and my faith in their ability to 'get the job done'.
Yet I'm not a revolutionary as most people would imagine a revolutionary as. I'm not not a lawyer. I am me.
These verbs and nouns are defined vaguely because everyone is different. Every ENFP is discovering something different than the other ENFP. Every ENFP is advocating something that may be in direct contrast to something else another ENFP advocates.
You don't have to be 'bubbly', 'quirky', 'odd', 'talkative', 'weird' to be either of the above. You are not a damn stereotype. It is who you are regardless of what habits or traits you have or exhibit.
That is all I want to say.
1 Discover | Define Discover at Dictionary.com
2 Advocate | Define Advocate at Dictionary.com