Hello! I always agreed with your typing of Naruto Uzumaki as ENFP but thinking about it I can't see any Ne-dom in him? I don't know, he looks more like a doer who needs practical examples to understand things, which strikes me as more in tune with a Se-dom? couldn't his goal to become Hokage be a vague Ni-inf goal? I'm not really convinced of another typing like ESFP so excuse my curiority and playing devil's advocate :)
Naruto Ne v. Se Dominance
Naruto is definitely an ENFP, Ne dom with Si inf. Why? Se and Ne can be similar as they can be a distracted sort moving from one experience/idea to the next. For the Se it is obvious why they have changed course. They have exhausted an actual experience. But the Ne is finicky, as we see with Naruto learning Ninjitsu. Ne deals in ideas and potentials, rather than what is. ENPs like Naruto get bored with an idea before actualizing it. They move on to the next thing before anyone quite understands how they can be bored without actually doing it. It is why growing up it is so hard for him to learn Ninjitsu. The physicality isn’t really natural, it doesn’t come to him as his mind wanders with Ne. He moves on to the next more interesting thing before actualizing the first lesson.
Se is more pragmatic and grounded. Words I would never use for Naruto. Naruto is a dreamer, an idealist. To quote Lenore Thomson:
Like Extraverted Sensates, ENPs can make things happen very quickly. Sensates, however, are concrete pragmatists. They actualize people’s expectations and in the process become to focal point. By contrast, the ENFP analyst appeals to people’s imaginations, becoming a focal point for others’ inventiveness and curiosity.
Naruto appeals to others about what could be in the Ninja world. His philosophy is shaped by Fi, not Ne. His Ne helps him see potentials and Fi directs him to see them in people. As he is guided by others and sees the world with Ne, his Fi takes shape his personal morals and philosophy. What he judges to be right. Ne is not a function that does this. The Ninja world forgets the people, the individual people. It puts the society above all, ironically forgetting the individuals. His actions and words inspires those who meet him, and remind them of what they all can be.
Now Ni, being associated with his dream to be Hokage isn’t really how inferior Ni works. Inferior Ni when healthy helps the ESP recognize that their own experiences can be interpreted differently and aren’t compatible with everyone. It helps the ESP understand alternative viewpoints that run counter to the specific ESP experiences and ways of life. If the Ni is under developed they see other perspectives and interpretations as a threat to their sense of self created by their experiences.
I don’t see this inferior function working it’s way in Naruto. However, I do see inferior Si. Naruto doesn’t understand the need to stick to older values created by past experiences. He finds old rules constraining. This is his Ne-Si conflict. His Ne sees that if something doesn’t work, you move onto something new. He misses the need to honor certain needs and values under all circumstances. It is why many of the problems of the Ninja world make no sense to him. The meaning and perspectives based on experience, grounded in history, don’t super appeal to Naruto. Just change, just adapt, just Ne! It is his coming to terms with the old and the new that drives Naruto’s journey. He can’t realize being Hokage till this conflict is resolved.