ESFP (The Performer)

Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving

ESFP Characteristics

ESFPs love people, and everybody loves an ESFP. One of their greatest gifts is their general acceptance of everyone. They are upbeat, enthusiastic, and genuinely like almost everybody. An ESFP is unfailingly warm & generous with their friends, and they generally treat everyone as a friend. However, once crossed, an ESFP is likely to make a very strong and stubborn judgment against the person who crossed them. They are capable of deep dislike in such a situation.

ESFP Traits, Strengths, and Weaknesses

• Live in the present moment
• Are stimulated and excited by new experiences
• Practical and realistic
• Warmly interested in people
• Know how to have a good time, and how to make things fun for others
• Independent and resourceful
• Spontaneous – seldom plan ahead
• Hate structure and routine
• Dislike theory and long written explanations
• Feel special bond with children and animals
• Strongly developed an aesthetic appreciation for things
• Great people skills

ESFP Natural Partners

ISTJ and ISFJ


Career Suggestions for the ESFP

• Actor
• Entrepreneur
• Consultant
• Psychologist
• Teacher
• Writer / Journalist
• Counselor
• Politician / Diplomat
• Computer Programmer
• Television Reporter
• Systems Analyst
• Computer Specialist
• Engineer
• Scientist

ESFP Cognitive Functions

Dominant: Extraverted Sensing (Se)
Auxiliary: Introverted Feeling (Fi)
Tertiary: Extraverted Thinking (Te)
Inferior: Introverted iNtuition (Ni)

ESFPs in Relationships

ESFPs are fun and delightful to be with. They live for the moment and know how to make the most of each moment. They are genuinely, warmly interested in people, and love to make others happy. They’re usually very kind-hearted, generous, and are always going out of their way to do something nice for someone. Their affection is simple, straight-forward, and honest. They dislike theory and complexities. They often resist forming relationships which require them to function on a high iNtuitive or Thinking level. They prefer things to be light and happy, although their warmth and affection run deep. Their potential downfall is the tendency to live entirely for the present moment, and therefore to sometimes be unaware of the direction that their relationship is heading or to be easily distracted from long-term commitments.

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