ESFP Introduction

Extraversion. Sensing. Feeling. Perceiving

esfp introduction

ESFPs are fun-loving, bubbly and energetic individuals. Wanting to enjoy everything that life has to offer, ESFPs bring a lightness and fun to everything they do. They are also considerate, warm and sensitive to the needs of others. Hence, they are often popular among their peers. ESFPs enjoy independence and flexibility in their work without rules that they feel stifle them.

ESFPs live in the moment and want to experience life to its fullest. The past is not worth dwelling on, and the future is not worth worrying about. The present is what matters. Hence, they are usually bold, adventurous and ready to try out new experiences at every turn.

"You only live once!"

ESFPs are highly observant of their physical surroundings. They can spot nuances in body language, tone or even words; this trait coupled with their compassion for people makes them sensitive and considerate. Their observations of their environment also mean that they have a good sense of fashion.

They are kinesthetic learners, preferring to learn by doing. They dislike theory and abstract information which they find hard to process. Hence, they often appear restless in the traditional classroom. When they can experience new information with their physical senses, they grasp them much faster than most other types.

"This is what I believe!"

ESFPs hold values of sympathy, tactfulness and care toward their peers. ESFPs can appear casual, flexible and easy-going, but when they feel something or someone they value has been slighted, they will stand firm and stubborn. However, sometimes in the spirit of new experiences, ESFPs may forgo some of their values.

"Let's see how it goes."

Spontaneous and casual, ESFPs prefer to keep their options open. They dislike making decisions that they feel tie them down unnecessarily. They are likely to be disorganised and unplanned, and may often be late for appointments. However, their charm and light-heartedness often gets them out of trouble in these situations.

"What if the worst thing happens?"

Their Intuition (N) is the weakest of their mental functions. This means that under stress, their Intuition function may come out in an underdeveloped or childish way.

Under stress, the ESFP may conjure up worst-case scenarios in their heads and worry too much.

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Famous ESFPs

  • Richard Branson

  • Bill Clinton

  • Katy Perry