ESFJ careers

Because ESFJs' traits are so strongly expressed, leading with practical sense and social vigor, the careers they find most satisfying usually revolve around making the best use of these qualities. ESFJs are well-organized, enjoying bringing order and structure to their workplaces, and often work best in environments with clear, predictable hierarchies and tasks. Monotony and routine work are not a challenge for the ESFJ personality type, as they are happy to do what needs to be done.

Cooperation, not Conflict

Careers as administrators are a natural fit, allowing ESFJs to organize not just an environment, but the people in it. Their practical skills combine well with their dependability, making ESFJ personalities surprisingly good accountants - though they often prefer to be personal accountants, helping people and interacting with them directly, instead of corporate accountants crunching numbers in some back room.

Purely analytical careers are often too dull for ESFJs though - they need human interaction and emotional feedback to be truly satisfied in their line of work. Good listeners and enthusiastic team members, people with the ESFJ personality type are excellent providers of medical care and social work. Teaching is another great option, as ESFJs are comfortable with authority, but are supportive and friendly enough to keep that authority from feeling overbearing.

ESFJs' best careers all have the additional benefit of providing them with perhaps their most important requirement: to feel appreciated and know they've helped someone.

Being as altruistic as they are, ESFJs find it hard to be satisfied unless they know they've done something valuable for another person. This is often the driving force behind ESFJs' careers and career advancement, and makes religious work and counseling particularly rewarding.

Whatever they choose to do, ESFJ personalities' comfort with busy social situations and practical knowledge and skills come together to create people who are not just able to be productive and helpful, but people who genuinely enjoy it.

Workplace Habits


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Dan Smith
Nov 07, 2014 19:28:59
This is mind blowning true
Sep 30, 2014 06:04:03
So most of this has been correct up to the career paths. None of these seem appealing to me. Something more creative. I'm currently studying to become a graphic designer.
Pride Makoko
Aug 21, 2014 13:15:43
Pride Makoko
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Md Nasim sheikh
Aug 03, 2014 17:01:47
I am simple. But very romantic person.
Jul 18, 2014 22:29:53
This sounds pretty accurate. I am studying to be a civil engineer, so I need to be able to adapt with every new job I may get.
The only thing I disagree with is the "cheerleader or quarterback" thing. I am not really the center of attention and I never go to parties. Though I can talk and be friends with anyone willing to look past my quirks. I don't gossip, but I do enjoy hearing about everyone's lives and relationships. I am the kind of person who will listen to whatever is on your mind. :)
Sep 04, 2014 18:01:35
I agree the "gossip" thing bugged me. I hate gossip as much as I do conflict. I live the old adage "what someone says about others to you, is what they say about you to others". I deflect the conversation as soon as gossiping about others begin.