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Are you the type of person that will spontaneously start singing and dancing, even if no one else is? Do you tend to get caught up in the excitement of the moment, and expect others to feel the excitement too? Do you enjoy spending time with others? And, lastly, do you love-love-love to help and encourage others? If you answered “YES” to one or more of these questions, you probably have an “artist” type of personality. Ok, so what is that? Well, according to the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator, you have an ESFP personality type. Hmm…what is an ESFP personality type? Well, it is someone, who is creative, spontaneous, energetic, and a “hoot” literally. If you have this type of personality, you probably have a lot of energy and feel honored to help others. You are also a big motivator, who always encourages others to do their best. Basically, you are irresistible!
And, let’s face it; you were born to be in the spotlight. You are a true entertainer aka artist. It doesn’t matter if you are singing, dancing, painting, or modeling – you are always the “star.” And guess what? Most celebrities share this personality type with you! Yay!!! You love to be the center of attention, and with your creative style, charming personality, and wit, people flock to you. You like to have fun, and it shows tenfold. If someone was to ask your friends what they like best about you, they would most likely say your ability to make any and every occasion feel like a party.
Why do people like you so much? Well, because you are sensitive towards the feelings of others, funny, and observant, and let’s not forget, you also have a killer fashion sense. A weakness – you hate confrontations, opting to avoid them at all costs. A strength – you are trustworthy and emotionally supportive, which makes your friends feel as if they can tell you anything – and they can! And, although you probably love the attention, when it is positive, you cringe when the attention is negative. All you need to be happy is good friends and a good time. P.S. You hate to be “boxed in,” preferring to be out with friends exploring the town, and doing something you are passionate about. Sound a lot like you?
E - Extroversion S – Sensing F - Feeling P - Perception
How common is this personality type?
Approximately 9% of the general population has this personality type.
Do people with ESFP personalities do well at work?
ESFPs actually do quite well at work. Why? Well, because they work really hard to boost morale in their departments and at their companies. How do they do that? Well, by working hard to make the workplace as friendly and as pleasant as possible. These individuals are social beings, who are laid-back and easy-going. They are also supportive and encouraging with their co-workers. Bosses would be wise to use ESFPs as motivators for other employees. Why? Well, because they are excellent for inspiring others to do their best and get the job done by deadline. And, the more freedom they have at work, the more productive they are.
ESFPs just need to know what tasks need to be performed and the deadline, and they will get the job done. But, in order to work to the best of their abilities, they need space. And, what is best about this personality type? They work best in fast-paced, chaotic environments. These individuals excel at jobs when they can use their creativity, but they also tend to be unpredictable, which can cause problems at work. They hate-hate-hate repetitive tasks. ESFPs are fun, enthusiastic workers, who are witty, honest, and sensitive towards others.
Do people with ESFP personalities have good relationships?
Yes, ESFPs do tend to have good relationships. Why? Well, because they are free-spirits, who are social butterflies, who like to have fun. They live in the here and now, and try to squeeze as much fun and excitement out of every situation. Those same characteristics are present in romantic relationships. ESFPs are creative and energetic, which most people crave when dating. However, it is important to understand that these individuals are not the type of people, who plan for the future. Remember, they like to have fun – and entertain. They are “artists,” after all. No, they live solely in the present, which makes them come across as unpredictable to their partners and potential partners. These individuals also tend to be highly sensitive and emotional, so they do best with partners that are calm, laid-back, and understanding.
ESFPs also make good friends. Why? Well, because they are supportive, encouraging, sensitive, fun, charming, stylish, popular, witty, and exciting. They tend to have a huge clique of friends, and those friends always have a good time when ESFPs are around. Unfortunately, these individuals sometimes come across as shallow and self-centered, when in reality they are anything but. They are also highly sensitive, so they get their feelings hurt a lot, especially when others criticize them. ESFPs are always looking for new experiences, which mean there is always a fun activity close by.
ESFPs are really fun, I mean really fun, parents, who are easy-going and spontaneous. They are supportive parents, who encourage their children to be brave and explore the world. They also love-love-love to spend time with their children, watching them grow and mature. They love to surprise their children with small gifts. They are also warm and affectionate parents, who go out of their way to make sure their children know they are loved and accepted – unconditionally.
What types of jobs are best suited for those with ESFP personalities?
ESFP personality types excel at jobs that allow them to work with others. They are the definition of “teamwork.” They also enjoy helping others and getting to know a variety of people. Therefore, the best jobs for this personality type are: counseling, social work, nursing, coaching, business consulting, EMTs, paramedics, singers, dancers, actors/actresses, comedians, event planners, tour guides, sales reps, and vacation planners.
Do any famous people have an ESFP personality?
Yes! Listed below are respected ESFP personalities: