Every person likes to spend their free time differently. But, millions of people with similar personality types often participate in similar hobbies, extroverts are no exception. In case you are searching for hobbies that ENFP persons will enjoy you have come to the right place.
But first, let me step back for a minute and take a look at what does ENFP means? ENFP stands for extraverted, intuitive, feeling, perceiving. It’s one of the sixteen personality types (MBTI) which has been created by Isabel Myers and Katharine Briggs in the 1940s. It is a common personality type, which makes up around 8% of the general population.
Let’s get back to hobbies for ENFPs, so here are some suggestions for appropriate hobbies.
ENFPs want to experience life with flair and intensity, they like self-expression and personal freedom. Their personal values include creativity, learning, friendships, family, and community service.
ENFPs often may be artistic in appearance and sometimes develop a quirky and distinctive personal style. They are usually found in teaching, arts, counseling, and in religion.
What about their hobbies? As I mentioned before, below I will list some hobbies for ENFPs. Let’s start with writing.
There exist different ways of writing. For example Journalism and writing and exploring what is going on in the world, writing books (there are all sorts of genres).
Or if you like to express yourself more artistically you can try to write a poem or a screenplay. So start writing down your ideas, because, you know, Shakespeare wrote a lot of good stuff during quarantine in the plague years.
If you like to listen to music or maybe even play an instrument, then you probably already thought about composing your own tunes.
Take a deep breath, think about how would you like to express yourself, listen to your inner voice, and write it down. You can use the help of some free software like GarageBand, Sibelius First, MuseScore
This hobby will probably take a little more time, perseverance, and dedication than other ones. But if you keep on practicing on little things, you can become the next Michelangelo.
Start working the clay and make simple figures. As will your level of confidence rises, you can easily start processing different materials.
Have you ever think about making your own greeting cards, calligraphy will offer a great platform to do that. If you don’t know where to start I suggest that you find free, online resources and learn basic technics and skills.
You don’t need much equipment at the beginning, all you need are special pens, paper or cardboard, and a passion for design.
Play an Instrument
Perhaps you are already playing an instrument, but there is always time and room for another one. If this one doesn`t do trick, then it is time to learn how to play a different one.
There are so many options out there and keep searching until you find the right instrument to play. You can look for tutorials and different videos online to decide how to choose from.
Listening to music
Listening to music is a limitless hobby that can become a way of life. Explore and discover new bands and artists in the genre you already like. Then dive into other genres and go deeper into sounds.
Ask friends what they are listening to and what they recommend. Go to the local record shop, listen to records, and see if there is anything new.
Connect with the record shop owner and exchange thoughts about music. Nowadays you can find all about artists and music online. I am sure you will find something that will trigger your soul.
These days almost everyone has a smartphone and every smartphone have a camera on the backside. So we always have the camera nearby and every moment a new picture can be made.
The best about photography is that you can combine it with any other hobby you already have. If you find yourself playing around with the pictures you took while hiking or camping, I suggest that you take up photography as your hobby.
In order to improve your pictures, you will have to learn about picture composition, light, and photoshop. You don’t have to buy professional equipment to make great pictures but if you are serious about it get a DSLR camera and a DSLR Stabilizer.
Last but not least, photography will give you the medium to document the memories you don’t want to forget.
Improvisation is challenging and requires focus and creativity skills, you need to be able to create a scene from nothing. So, if you are creative, improvisational acting is the right hobby for you. For extroverts, impro theaters are one of the best social hobbies to start with.
Improvisational acting will improve social interaction and help to stop overthinking, it will ward off mental issues as well. Find some impro theater in your city and ask if you can join them.
Dancing is not only for women, it is for men as well. Dancing will make you more attractive and nimble and will improve your balance.
If you don’t like ballroom dancing there are still many dancing styles you can learn. Maybe you are not comfortable to dance in front of people, don’t let this stop you.
Learn to dance when you are alone or with your family. A good place to start taking lessons is the internet, search YouTube and you will find many tutorials.
Meaning »live-action roleplaying«. Still not sure what that acronym means? Well, think of a real-life fantasy game where you choose your character, then dress and act like them.
Great customs, makeup, and more is a necessity to achieve the real concept behind the mask of your favorite character. It is a wonderful hobby that will allow you to meet like-minded people.
Have you ever wondered how the film goes from script to screen? Perhaps it is time you get into film making occupation and pursue your dream as a filmmaker.
You can start to write your own screenplay and shoot a simple scene. Then edit everything with free video software like Lightworks or Shotcut. That way you will begin to learn about composition and editing before you move on to more advanced tasks.
Maybe you already forgot about the mini-golf, but this hobby can be a great social experience.
Use balls with your favorite color and run them through twists, turns, and loops. You can make the game competitive and keep score or you can play it just for fun.
It depends on the place you play but you will find many mini-golf places that offer some food and drink to keep you happy while you play.
A famous quote from Joseph Addison says: »Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body«. Consider that exploring new words is not just an exercise for the brain, but also can take you forward into the state of mind where you feel most comfortable.
Who knows, you might find new ideas for everyday life and learn a thing or two about different cultures. Start with topics that interest you most.
Skiing and Snowboarding
If you live in a place where snow is a common sight you should consider snowboarding or skiing. These are excellent winter hobbies for those who want to burn calories in the snow.
You will improve lower body strength and balance, plus you will relax while enjoying the view.
It is an expensive hobby if you want to have your own gear, but you always have the chance to borrow all equipment and spend less money.
To feel good and relaxed all you need is to spend some quality time outdoors. If you hike a lot you know that you need good hiking boots so you can avoid unnecessary foot pain.
For those who hike and camp on the same trip, I suggest searching for a tent and supplies online, this way you will find the proper equipment for a good price.
But if you just want to spend time hiking, all you need is good company and a pair of hiking boots.
Did I miss something?
As you can see, there are numerous hobbies for ENFP persons, but I am sure there are more hobbies that ENFPs will enjoy. If you can’t find your favorite hobby make a suggestion.