We will start the article about typical ESFJ careers by restating that the key words for ESFJs are Practical, Altruistic and Sociable. The jobs that ESFJs tend to choose reflect this as well – as people with this personality type are ultimate extroverts and very strong Sentinels (SJs), these traits tend to be clearly expressed and push them towards certain career paths. As always, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment below if you have any questions, suggestions or criticism.
To begin with, ESFJs are very organized, dependable and practical individuals. They take pleasure in making their environment more structured and predictable, and do not shy away from monotonous, routine tasks. Some of the best career paths for ESFJs revolve around these traits – for instance, people with this personality type can be excellent bookkeepers, accountants or administrators.
Next, it is worth pointing out the fact that ESFJs are very comfortable in social situations. They are good listeners and valuable team members, and prefer jobs that involve some level of personal contact and emotional feedback – pure analytical careers may be too dull for them. ESFJs also tend to have a lot of practical knowledge and skills. Unsurprisingly, some of the best ESFJ careers are in teaching, medical care, counseling or social work.
Finally, it is important to mention one trait that may be seen as a weakness by some personality types – however, it often drives the ESFJ career forward more than anything else does. ESFJs really need to feel appreciated and know that they have helped someone. People with this personality type find it hard to feel satisfied with their job if they are not convinced that they are creating some value and giving it to others. This trait is a driving force behind many typical ESFJ careers, especially if they are in the fields of religious, social or psychological work.
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