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Feb 13 2018

CTL Episode 52- Friendships with Extroverts


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Show Notes-

This week on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Monroe and co-host Erin Odom talk about personalities, specifically what it’s like to be an ENFP and how to be a good friend to an extravert! If you want a good place to start learning about the Myers-Briggs typing system, check out Also, in January on the Patreon page, MacKenzie posted about resources for learning more about your personality type. Erin and MacKenzie chat about a variety of personality type topics, including:

  • Being friends with extroverts
  • Why it’s good to know your strengths and weaknesses


  • Since ENFPs are one of the most introverted of the extroverted types:
    • they need some down time to themselves
    • they get their energy from being around people
    • they are verbal processors, but on their own time
  • Why MacKenzie loves video chatting on Marco Polo and live broadcasting
  • ENFPs and consistency struggles:
    • habits that save energy and decision fatigue are easier to keep going
    • accountability and feedback are really valuable
    • need someone to help them see the practical side of ideas and think through the implications before deciding what to pursue
    • sometimes needs advice on how to get out of the idea stage and into practical implementation
  • ENFPs and being late
  • ENFPs are willing to do about anything for their friends, but their friends need to be careful not to take advantage of that.
  • Why ENFPs greatly value authenticity
  • Why ENFPs may struggle with boundaries in relationships
  • How ENFPs tend to do something in an “all or nothing” way
  • ENFPs and the perception of them being “flighty”
  • Friends of ENFPs need to be supportive and helping them stay on track


Be sure to check out the Patreon page and CTL Patreon Facebook Group for extra resources on personality types, self care ideas for different personalities and so much more!

Resources Mentioned-


The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

Reading People by Anne Bogel

The Comprehensive ENFP Survival Guide by Heidi Priebe

Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Find The Hosts-

You can find Erin on her website, You can also find her on the following social media: FacebookInstagramPinterest, and Twitter.

You can find MacKenzie Monroe on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course!

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2 thoughts on “CTL Episode 52- Friendships with Extroverts

  1. Jenn | Practical Family

    Thank you so so much, ladies. I’ve been following Erin for a couple years now, but I came across this episode through her email links somehow. As I sat here editing one of my printables, I was just so blessed that there are at least TWO other women out there who think like me! I drive myself crazy sometimes and I’m sure have definitely driven friends crazy who don’t know what to do with me. Every aspect of blogging you mentioned is exactly what I deal with over here, too. Being real about those feelings is a struggle when you have an online presence. Pushing forward for His glory, and I’m praying for both of your families as you brave this world. Big hugs to you – xoxo. (but not in a creepy way… lol)

    1. MacKenzie

      Isn’t it great when you really resonate with what other women deal with! I’m so glad you shared with us a little bit about yourself and that you “get” us!


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