Portrait of the
Idealist Teacher ENFJ


Teachers are extremely expressive and have extraordinary charisma. They are always finding ways to enlighten all those around. Whether they are experiencing positive or negative feelings, they do not hesitate to communicate their emotions with great passion. Their expressiveness is so contagious that they can raise the level of excitement for any group they are involved in. Teachers use empathy to connect and know how to express themselves in a unique manner where their respondent feels understood.


Teachers have well developed intuition, and so they are able to understand people and engage situations with an empathic approach. Their intuitive nature enables them to feel comfortable in complex circumstances involving people. They can navigate through challenging social situations in a winsome manner. When their intuition is on, they have just the right words at just the right time for any occasion. Their intuitive sense is so powerful to them, that they can find it difficult not to expect others to feel the same as they do.


Teachers are natural visionaries and dreamers, for they have an extraordinary imagination. What occurs in their imagination is so strong that their thoughts and feelings can often feel more real to them than what they feel with their physical senses. Ideality is often preferred over reality for them. They prefer to live in future possibilities rather than in present day reality, and so they are primarily interested in a person's growth and development over what they can do today. Teachers long for the ideal in all of their pursuits.


Teachers are natural educators with the uncanny ability to influence those around them without much effort. They are influential in groups, having no hesitation about speaking out, no matter how large or small the group may be. Followers buy into them as real persons, and not just as figureheads who hold a position. Teachers take aim at empowering people to live their best lives. They operate on the assumption that when they are passing on what they have learned, that they will make a difference in the world


Teachers consider people their highest priority. They naturally communicate care, concern, and a desire to become involved with others. They engage people with charm and warmth, and are usually popular wherever they are. As a result, people often turn to them for nurture and support. They show sincere interest in the problems of those around them, whether they be colleagues, students, family, friends or even strangers. When it comes to insight on personal and interpersonal matters, Teachers are incomparable.


Teachers make it a must to be absolutely reliable in honoring their commitments. They place a high value on integrity, and live authentically from their core values. They prefer to be structured and they expect everyone, including themselves, to be cooperative by honoring agreements. Teachers live by their convictions, and will not compromise what they believe. They seek what is noble and just, and are dedicated to teaching the principles they live by to as many people as they can.

A Collection of
Idealist Teachers

  • Oprah Winfrey
  • John Wooden
  • Jane Addams
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Margaret Mead
  • Pope John Paul II
  • Maria Shriver
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Maya Angelou
  • Desmond Tutu