I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you surely don’t deserve me at my best.
– Marilyn Monroe
ESFPs is an amazing, exciting personality type that tends to love to be with other people.
I would like to start by explaining what the letters stand for; this can be helpful and give us a fuller knowledge of what we are dealing with. First there is the E which stands for Extrovert this means that the ESFP prefers to spend time with other people than alone. Then comes S, this stands for Sensing and means that they tend to look at the details and the tangible rather than the big picture and the abstract. After that there is F for Feeling which means that they tend to make decisions based on emotions rather then on logic. Lastly there is the P which stands for Perciever which means that they tend to be spontaneous and not plan ahead.
Now that we understand what the letters stand for better, let’s look at how these letters work together to make a unique personality type.
ESFPs love people, and people love them. They tend to spend most of there time with people.
ESFPs are fine being in the spotlight, in fact, they rather enjoy it.
They tend to be the life of the party. ESFP loves being with people. They would rather overextend themselves than miss something with people that they love.
They tend to be very good team players. They enjoy working through things with other people, and do there best to keep things running smoothly.
ESFPs tend to be very attune to the world around them. They are especially attuned to beauty, and will try to keep themselves and their homes to that standard.
ESFPs tend to be very practical, however, they do not like too much structure and routine.
They live in the here-and-now. ESFPs love the excitement in the world, and they seem to find it all around them. If it isn’t already there they will generate it themselves.
ESFPs also have a lot of trouble with things that are focused too much on theory. They are much better when the focus is more hands on. Hands on is the way that they tend to learn the best.
I would like to take a few minutes to look at the dark side of the ESFP. This is probably a worse case scenario, so as you read this part, please, bear that in mind as you are reading this part.
ESFPs can be master manipulators. They can also become rather selfish, only thinking of themselves.
Now that that part is taken care of, let’s look at some different people and characters who share this personality type. This is actually what helped me the most when I was learning about the different Myers-Briggs Personality types when I was just beginning.
Real Life ESFPs Include:
Fictional ESFPs Include:
Princess Ana (Disney’s Frozen)
Lydia Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby)
Prince Naveen (Disney’s The Princess and the Frog)
Simba (The Lion King)
Ron Weasley (Harry Potter)
I hope that this has helped you to understand the ESFP personality type better. If you are interested in learning more about this personality type, this site helped me quite a bit when I was first setting out to learn about Myers-Briggs personality types.