In this profile we’ll take a look at one of the most influential artists in Hip-Hop, KRS-One. KRS is a great example of an ENFJ.
The ENFJ type has been given nicknames such as ‘The Teacher’ or ‘The Councilor’. It’s no coincidence that KRS is often referred to by the nickname ‘The Teacha’.
An ENFJ’s primary function is Extraverted Feeling. This tunes them into the emotional atmosphere around them. They have a very natural sense of empathy and are very much aware of how the people around them are feeling. In their music, ENFJs will often look to uplift people’s emotions. It’s usually important to them that their music ultimately have a positive effect on their audience.
“I’ll give you the gift, but use the gift to uplift.”
An ENFJ’s auxiliary function is Introverted iNtuition. This allows them to tap into the unconscious and extrapolate insights based on patterns they perceive from the information they take in through their senses. This can allow them to see hidden meanings and patterns that may not be evident to other people and can give them a strong sense of what will happen in the future.
“We’re getting ready to leave the sex and violence—which, by the way, won’t disappear. It’s just that the community of hip-hoppers is going to look at something different. This will now spur on a whole lot of artists to start thinking more consciously, and making music that pertains to their self-worth.”
The combination of the two functions will often produce an ability and desire to share insights with others. It will give an ENFJ great satisfaction if they’re successful in spreading wisdom and ‘raising the vibration’ of those around them.