ESFJ careers

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 Extraverted (E), their traits tend to be clearly visible, pushing 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 they 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 they prefer jobs that involve some level of personal contact and emotional feedback. Purely 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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11 Responses to “ESFJ careers”

  1. Anna May Reply

    I have seen these personality test before and it has been interesting how some colleagues have had an outcome that is so very different to their own perseption of their persobality. Good to get a different perspective through these tests.

  2. Theresa Jones Reply

    I work as a fitness instructor, some of the points raised here directly reflect my daily duties. however, In my job, it is necessary to improvise and adapt quite frequently. People skills are sometimes needed when listening and advising. I am impresses overall. Mostly pretty much ACCURATE!

  3. Sydney Daniel Reply

    This test was a good indicator of what my personality is. The only thing is I feel that I am not as judging as it said I was. I’m not sure if it meant judging as if judging situations or people. I know that I am not one to judge people all the time or viciously but I do judge others some, everyone does. Other than this I felt that the test was accurate.

  4. sheshAnsh Reply

    I’m also have ESFJ personality..
    I’m little bit confused to choose my career.
    I’m in 11th std BIO grup..
    I am a gud Dancer..
    Inspite of this i’m gud in studies also..
    What shuld i preffer..
    (i love fame.!)

  5. cassie Reply

    This is SCARY true with me. I’m most definitely a ESFJ personality! lol

  6. Alesa Reply

    This is so good and i like it.Its good to be like that but sometimes people who are ESFj gets hurt from the other..We think cuz behind a Beautiful smile is a good person too but we are wrong cuz sometimes behind that smile sometimes is a devil..We try to help or somethink but we get hurt.Anyway everybody has their karakter so behind every bad thing as they do they get in the future from the God so i am who i am and i am proud with it..

  7. DELA Reply

    it is helping me so much, i am a college student in Architecture Engineering. I hardly differentiate between doing a good work and being appreciated and thought as benevolent person with others and my lecturers. I crave for ‘A’ mark written on my forehead wherever i go

  8. Nikki Reply

    I would like to go into the culinary business when I graduate, but by these stats, it doesn’t seem like my fit. Would it be a bad choice to go into this line of work?

  9. Joey Reply

    This description has just confirmed my indecision on future career path. I have been wondering if psychology would be a suitable career for me, but after reading all these I found myself feeling absolutely good (and relieved). At least the fog in my head is partly cleared. Thank you! :)

  10. NaChelle Reply

    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. :)