Hi, could you explain why exactly Rapunzel isn't ENFJ and why she is ENFP, please? I can't find clarity about that and I think you might be able to explain this to me :)
Rapunzel: ENFP [Disney’s Tangled]
As someone who once typed her as an ENFJ I get the confusion. Even though functions of an ENFP and ENFJ once broken down are quite different their combinations can make them easy to confuse as their outward behavior can look identical at times.
Dominant Extraverted Intuition, Ne: Rapunzel first looks outward towards the world seeing constant possibilities. Her tower is covered in her moving from hobby to hobby. This may seem like what we would all do trapped in a tower, but indeed it isn’t. Notice she doesn’t perfect anything but moves from thing to thing. But more importantly the world is full of meaning and potential.
Secondary Introverted Feeling, Fi: This is the crucial function to differentiate ENFJ and ENFP for Rapunzel. Fe and Fi are both people focused, but Fe deals in societal terms and human behaviors. Fi, what Rapunzel has, is more individually focused. Her Ne sees potential and her Fi directs her to see potential in people. This is why she helps people with their dreams. But on a more personal level, especially with Eugene.
Now, ENFJs also help people. But their focus is different as they try to help people on their journey’s in society. Of discovering their roles. Meanwhile, an ENFP is trying to help people fulfill their possibilities.
Tertiary Extraverted Thinking, Te: Rapunzel has quite a healthy tertiary function. It helps her prioritize her life and others. She knows what the important things are in life and makes sure they take priority.
Inferior Introverted Sensation, Si: For Rapunzel in Tangled her inferior function takes the form as a goal setter. She is looking for that thing that created concrete meaning in her life. She thinks it is the lanterns but it turns out to be finding a home in Eugene and her parents. In all her Ne possibilities her Si balances in trying to find that steady thing in her life.