The Baboon – ENFP

At first glance, a Baboon’s neurotic zaniness might seem like showmanship, and thus lead observers to mistake them for their distant cousin, the Hunter Peacock. It’s only upon deeper inspection that one finds their motivations to be entirely akin to their other Shaman brethren, and what was once perceived to be an uncontrolled excitability of the body is actually the exuberant enthusiasm of the spirit.

The Herald

Thomas Paine

That some desperate wretches should be willing to steal and enslave men by violence and murder for gain, is rather lamentable than strange. But that many civilized, nay, christianized people should approve, and be concerned in the savage practice, is surprising.

– Thomas Paine

A Baboon’s sole purpose in life is to inspire humankind to action… Preorder The Power of Personality to learn more!

The True Believer

Jennifer Lawrence

I always knew that I was going to be famous. I honest to God don’t know how else to describe it. I used to lie in bed and wonder, ‘Am I going to be a local TV person? Am I going to be a motivational speaker?’ It wasn’t a vision. But as it’s kind of happening, you have this buried understanding: “Of course.”

– Jennifer Lawrence

Baboons are highly adaptable people who certainly think well enough of themselves to point out such gifts… Preorder The Power of Personality to learn more!

The Fickle Friend

Imagination is a strong, restless faculty, which claims to be heard and exercised: are we to be quite deaf to her cry, and insensate to her struggles? When she shows us bright pictures, are we never to look at them, and try to reproduce them?

– Charlotte Bronte

With their ideas being evanescent in nature, Baboons regularly flit from one project to another, feeling passionately about an idea in one moment, and then forgetting about it in the next. Unfortunately, this behavior can also manifest itself within their relationships, especially those of a romantic bent… Preorder The Power of Personality to learn more!

The Revolutionary

Nelson Mandela

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.

– Nelson Mandela

In most social situations, Baboons can appear to be fun-loving, easygoing, and dare it be said, somewhat reserved… Preorder The Power of Personality to learn more!


  • “That’s not a baboon, that’s a Mandrill”, says the Owl

  • Excellent. Thank you!

  • This is one of the (if not THE) best descriptions I’ve ever read about the ENFP personality type. I love the quotes! Are the people who said them all Baboons, too?

    • Thanks Maddie. Yes, the quotes are coming from, theoretically, other Baboons.

  • Is it possible for an INFP to get the Baboon?

    • Hi Alethea, it’s possible, as the Humpback Whale (INFP) is the type most similar to a Baboon. One of the more noticeable differences is that Baboons are more aggressive and loud (think class clown vs. daydreamer).

    • Samantha Thomson says:

      I’m usually infp! So yes.

  • WOW ..glad to get some pretty perfect descriptions of my self.

  • Found myself chronically dating this type…and chronically heartbroken. Very little attention span, but oh, SO seductive. You can have my leftovers, because this type is on my list of never agains.

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