ESFP personalities are bound to have many friends – it is nearly impossible to resist their enthusiasm and optimism. People with this personality type focus entirely on the present and always find something exciting to experience and share with their friends. This does not mean that their relationships are shallow or based entirely on pleasure – quite the contrary. ESFPs are sincerely interested in other people, but they simply believe that there is no point in living if you cannot feel truly alive.
On the other hand, that excellent control of all five senses, which all ESFP personalities share, may push them to engage in risky behavior, e.g. gambling, promiscuity, over-consumption of alcohol etc. This is why it is very important for ESFPs to have friends with different personality types instead of surrounding themselves with people who act and think in the same way (e.g. most other SP types).
Generally speaking, ESFP friends are unlikely to have any difficulties communicating with other personality types. ESFPs are very direct, even blunt sometimes, but their openness and charm are very disarming. People with this personality type know how to have fun and are more than happy to share that fun with their friends, as long as they are willing to reciprocate.
ESFPs will stay away from intellectual, logical discussions unless they revolve around practical, daily and exciting matters – consequently, ESFP personalities may find it quite difficult to relate to NT or NF types. Even then, the ESFP friend will probably be able to come up with an idea or an activity that they will both enjoy.