Dan Grim, Founder and CEO
Personality type: ENFP (Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving)
ENFPs are warm, enthusiastic people, typically very bright and full of potential. They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others, more so than we see in other types. They can talk their way in or out of anything. They love life, seeing it as a special gift, and strive to make the most out of it. They are fun to be with, and truly understand and love people. They are typically very straight-forward and honest. ENFJs exude a lot of self-confidence, and are generally bright, full of potential, energetic and fast-paced. They are usually good at anything which captures their interest. Their uncanny ability to understand people and say just what needs to be said to make them happy makes them naturals for counseling. They enjoy being the center of attention, and do very well in situations where they can inspire and lead others, such as teaching.
Billy Roberts, Vice President
Personality Type: INFJ (Introverted Intuitive Feeling Judging)
INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities. Only one percent of the population has an INFJ Personality Type, making it the most rare of all the types. INFJs place great importance on havings things orderly and systematic in their outer world. They put a lot of energy into identifying the best system for getting things done, and constantly define and re-define the priorities in their lives. On the other hand, INFJs operate within themselves on an intuitive basis which is entirely spontaneous. They are usually right, and they usually know it. Consequently, INFJs put a tremendous amount of faith into their instincts and intuitions. They believe in constant growth, and don't often take time to revel in their accomplishments. They have strong value systems, and need to live their lives in accordance with what they feel is right. In deference to the Feeling aspect of their personalities, INFJs are in some ways gentle and easy going. Conversely, they have very high expectations of themselves, and frequently of their families. They don't believe in compromising their ideals.
Billy and Dan, High School Friends since 1988
INFJs and ENFP’s use their cognitive functions in the same order, but all of the functions that are introverted in an ENFP are extroverted in an INFJ and vice versa. This means that the two types often share similar values, but approach them from refreshingly opposite perspectives. An ENFP generates possibilities where an INFJ analyzes the specifics and an ENFP applies introverted morality to situations where the INFJ looks at the Universal consequences. They are essentially always analyzing different sides of the same coin, which is fascinating for both parties. In addition, while the INFJ is deeply analytical, they sometimes need an extrovert to help them open up and discuss their deeper thoughts and beliefs. On the flip side, the scattered ENFP benefits from the focus and structure that the INFJ brings to their over-the-top ideas. These two types tap into each other’s strengths almost effortlessly, and they naturally bring out the best in each other. As with any friendship or relationship, conflict can arise between these two types. The good news is, neither of these types will shy away from resolving the issue in the interest of maintaining the relationship. They are both intuitive first and feelers second – meaning their inclination in the wake of a disagreement will be to look at the bigger picture. And for ENFPs and INFJs, the bigger picture always includes the people they love most.