of the Teacher (eNFj)
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called Teachers are abstract in their thought and speech, cooperative
in their style of achieving goals, and directive and extroverted
in their interpersonal relations.
in the young has to be beckoned forth, teased out from its hiding
place, or, as suggested by the word "education," it has to be "educed."
by an individual with educative capabilities. Such a one is the
eNFj, thus rightly called the educative mentor or Teacher for short.
The Teacher is especially capable of educing or calling forth those
inner potentials each learner possesses. Even as children the eNFjs
may attract a gathering of other children ready to follow their
lead in play or work. And they lead without seeming to do so.
expect the very best of those around them, and this expectation,
usually expressed as enthusiastic encouragement, motivates action
in others and the desire to live up to their expectations. Teachers
have the charming characteristic of taking for granted that their
expectations will be met, their implicit commands obeyed, never
doubting that people will want to do what they suggest. And, more
often than not, people do, because this type has extraordinary charisma.
Teachers are found in no more than 2 or 3 percent of the population.
They like to have things settled and arranged. They prefer to plan
both work and social engagements ahead of time and tend to be absolutely
reliable in honoring these commitments. At the same time, eNFjs
are very much at home in complex situations which require the juggling
of much data with little pre-planning.
experienced eNFj group leader can dream up, effortlessly, and almost
endlessly, activities for groups to engage in, and stimulating roles
for members of the group to play. In some Teachers, inspired by
the responsiveness of their students or followers, this can amount
to genius which other types find hard to emulate.
ability to preside without planning reminds us somewhat of an eSfJ,
but the latter acts more as a master of ceremonies than as a leader
of groups. eSfJs
are natural hosts and hostesses, making sure that each guest is
well looked after at social gatherings, or that the right things
are expressed on traditional occasions, such as weddings, funerals,
graduations, and the like.
much the same way, Teachers value harmonious human relations about
all else, can handle people with charm and concern, and are usually
popular wherever they are. But Teachers are not so much social as
educational leaders, interested primarily in the personal growth
and development of others, and less in attending to their social