Cyndi Lauper – ENFP
Cyndi Lauper (ENFP) broke into stardom in 1983 and has gone on to sell over 50 million albums and receive countless awards including a Grammy and Emmy award. The title of her first album “She’s So Unusual”, was a reflection of her quirky demeanor, strange voice and unique style of dress.
“Somebody did complain to me and tell me that my clothes were so loud they couldn’t hear me sing.”
ENFPs tend to enjoy being unique, though they are also very conscious about being authentic and have personal values that they will defend.
“People can save the world by the way they think and by the way they behave and what they hold to be important.”
They (along with ENTPs) have an uncommon ability to notice hidden connections and are able to put things together creatively in their minds very quickly in a way that most people cannot, due to their primary function of Extraverted iNtuition. This is one reason why they can often be very funny. Many great comedians (ex. Robbin Williams, Jim Carrey, Andy Kauffman and Billy Crystal) are ENFPs or ENTPs.
“Humor is a great vehicle for getting a message across. If you get too serious, you could die of starch.”
ENFPs are one of the most intuitive of the 16 types. As such, they can be prone to being especially creative, unusual and restless.
“Sometimes my mind boggles. It’s so deep my mind actually boggles.”