The ENFP Brain — Dr. Dario Nardi Author of “Neuroscience of Personality” | Shot live on the main stage of the Profiler Training Class in Washington DC – Former UCLA professor and author, Dario Nardi, has discovered that people of different personality types don’t merely rely on different brain regions — they use their brains in fundamentally different ways. In this talk Dr. Nardi demonstrates how the ENFP brain shows up on EEG machines and scanning devices. Using colorful anecdotes and brain imagery, Dr. Nardi shares key insights from his lab. Among these insights: how people of different personalities can find and sustain a state of creative flow. This talk references the Myers-Briggs personality type system.

did you get a report afterwards no I
think the only complaint I’ve ever
gotten is like could it you have
recorded and on video or like did you
have even more I give them a 23 page
report but for some of them want more I
think I give them an audio tour of the
report too so that they hear my voice
explain each page
I don’t record for every single person I
just record a generic thing and then
tell them what to look for on their page
but no I don’t think so yeah but I think
that they know what they’re getting when
they come in so it’s not like some
terrible surprise or something and
everybody is different I would say the
one quote disappointment that people
have is there is invariably that person
who comes in like we heard someone
today’s like well I thought I was an
intp but now I’m thinking INTJ what type
am I will this brain scan is probably
going to show which type I am right and
like ya know what is going to show is
exactly why you can’t figure out between
those two
that’s what it’s going to show because
you’re going to show elements of both
because every person remember you have
every ENFP is like no other ENFP and the
same for int P and int J and so on so
now we’re gonna go in and we’re gonna
look at brain wiring and I’m gonna jump
off from this point of male and female
brains and then we’re gonna leave that
behind and go to some other stuff but
I’m gonna take a look at this idea of
brain wiring which you’re like what say
look carefully there’s a test on it
the the male enfps
on aggregate are on the left and the the
female are on the right they actually do
look different so this is a different
technique this is when the computer goes
in I can’t see this visually watching
the screen you know as they’re doing the
session the computer does this analysis
and it spits out these results and then
I get to draw the the map from the
results and it is sort of neat to see
that male and female enfps look
different but like I said wait and watch
because by the time people are 55 and
above these disappear so it’s really
this is only like an influence
it’s an influence but and there’s this
idea that we have these circuit diagrams
this one like social network different


Radio Lab: What’s Left When You’re Right?

More often than not, a fight is just a fight… Someone wins, someone loses. But this hour, we have a series of face-offs that shine a light on the human condition, the benefit of coming at something from a different side, and the price of being right.

3 Part Series:

  1. British Gameshow features prisoner’s dilemma, which one contestant solves by promising to always defect.
  2. Enneagram 1 confronts uncooperative bike mechanic and potentially schizophrenic man, to the growing appreciation of possible Enneagram 9, who typically tries to go-along-to-get-along.
  3. Why is left-handedness a 90-10 trait?