ESFJ friends are likely to be very loyal and willing to spend a lot of time with people who are important to them. ESFJs are warm, social and traditional individuals who seek strong relationships and do everything they can to make their friends happy. Not surprisingly, ESFJ personalities tend to be very popular and well-liked, no matter where they are.
ESFJs enjoy making their friends feel good, but they also expect them to reciprocate. People with this personality type strongly dislike criticism, especially if negative comments come from the people they trust. It is important for ESFJs to not be too judgmental when it comes to communicating with people who have different views and opinions – living in a bubble prevents us from improving ourselves.
People with the ESFJ personality type should also be aware that their sensitivity enables them to recognize what motivates and drives their friends – this knowledge then can be used for both good (encouraging and inspiring other people) and bad (manipulation and control). Unfortunately, many ESFJs also choose to believe that their friends can do no wrong, always stepping up and defending them regardless of the situation.
Generally speaking, ESFJ friends are likely to try very hard to keep their relationships strong and their social circle happy. Their pleasant, sincere personality will win them many acquaintances and friends.