Quote from Socionics site about superego functions, bold mine:
“People rarely appreciate direct commentary and analysis of their Super-Ego function behavior except by highly trusted friends. Otherwise, they tend to automatically suspect ill will towards them. Criticism of these aspects of a person’s life can produce long-lasting animosity. The person may either vehemently defend himself (too vehemently given the nature of the criticism) or close up and ruminate about the situation for days. Outright praise, on the other hand, produces an unexpected self-esteem boost.”
Superego functions for ENFP are:
like Sup e rNoc T(i) rnal, resident ESTP, who is quite impressive in his ability to, creepily, grab a bunch of your historical posts, slice them for evidence, present it with some key observations, and type yer ass.
A highly developed ESTP is also basically the same thing as a highly developed INFJ–they are each others axial pole partners. Ni/Se, Ti/Fe.
Meanwhile, all of the ENFPs functions (Ne/Si, Fi/Te,) are either undervalued or live in basically dangerous positions for most of the folks here, and so it’s very difficult to actually imagine being an ENFP without feeling like you’ve gone down some kind of bad rabbit hole. This is just bad imagination.
And it’s pretty easy to criticize the ENFP as bad at typology, because they don’t believe in it, and it’s super vulnerable feeling to be told that there is this thing that is visible to people and not visible to you. I mean, it’s vulnerable enough feeling to be ANYBODY having your superego functions paraded around as super critical, but imagine if your superego functions, and specifically your MOST vulnerable position, is that center of inexplicable and unique human experience called Fi?
Hell, I’ll let anyone besides me imagine it because I only believe it can possibly be what its described as because I can’t imagine a model with just 7 functions – otherwise I’d be like “Yeah that just doesn’t exist and what you are feeling is called being a child.” Notice the similarity to the opposite sort of critic of Ti by ENFJ (Ti inf), ENFP (Ti superego), which sounds a bit like, “this typology thing ISNT REALLY REAL, and you are being really cruel to claim that it is.”
So, criticizing ENFPs ability to type along the lines of some version of “You don’t observe the present moment well and you don’t differentiate data/theory well” is kinda like kicking them in the balls.