ESFP personality

ESFP_1For ESFP personalities, life is a never-ending party. Forming around 7.5% of the population, ESFPs love being the center of attention and enjoy even the simplest things. Their fun and impulsive nature is usually very attractive to other people. People with this personality type never run out of ideas and their curiosity is insatiable. They will always be among the first to try something new and exciting.

ESFPs love communicating with other people and can spend hours upon hours chatting about various topics. An ESFP has no clearer telltale than spending the last hour talking about everything but the topic that was supposed to be the main reason for the conversation. Not surprisingly, this personality type tends to be very popular in the company of Extraverted (E) types.

ESFP personalities live in the world of opportunities and savor the pleasures, dramas, and ideas that life throws at them. They are immersed in a never-ending performance, trying to cheer other people up. ESFPs are extremely talented at making other people feel good and excited, and they enjoy this immensely. The earthy and often unique wit of ESFPs is a perfect symbol of their playfulness.

ESFPs have a highly developed aesthetical sense, which is one of their strongest personality traits. This type of person will enjoy creating well-decorated surroundings and recognize the value of quality in many other things.

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you surely don’t deserve me at my best.

Marilyn Monroe

ESFP personalities are very observant, able to notice and respond to someone’s distressed emotional state. As planning and long-term thinking are often their weakest personality traits, ESFPs may be inferior strategists and planners, but they are very well equipped to provide practical advice and emotional support.

The main weakness for many ESFPs is their spontaneity, which can lead to superficiality and forgetfulness. They place more emphasis on quick satisfaction than they do on their obligations and duties. ESFPs are also likely to do their best to ignore potential conflicts instead of dealing with them head-on.

It is likely that the ESFP personality will be very practical, but not when it comes to repetitive or analytical tasks. They would rather rely on their luck or ask other people for help than spend time trying to understand a complex theory.

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Some famous ESFPs:
Marilyn Monroe, actress
Eva Gabor, actress
Kyle Petty, racing driver
Arsenio Hall, actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, actor
Kathy Lee Gifford, television host
Steve Irwin, wildlife expert
Jamie Oliver, media personality






12 Responses to “ESFP personality”

  1. Anonymous Reply

    I have a friend who is ESFP…. I am an INTP. In a program we did together, we answered questions and then were given our two temperaments. Then we had to partner with someone who was our complete opposite and plan a picnic. We were yelling at each other for the entire thing, and didn’t get a single thing done. This just proves that we are opposite; however, we are still good friends and she DEFINITELY knows how to make me laugh!

    • Dez Reply

      This myself and my best friends totally. Very interesting. We get along great and have been friends for almost 20 years. We think so much alike but at the same time we are very different. It all balances out in the end and I love her to pieces! :)

  2. Daniel Olaguib Reply

    What would I be if everything is true except for the “doesn’t like long term thinking or theoretical and philosophical talks”? I am everything ESFP, except I live for theoretical talks and philosophical debates

  3. Helena Reply

    Just as Anonymous June 17, 2013 said, but opposite. I am the ESFP and she is INTJ. We are complete opposites yet we get along well and she is my best friend. I bring out the ESFP in her and she brings out the INTJ in me. I love her to bits!

  4. Daniella Reply

    I guess this is pretty accurate although some of the things I’ve grown out of.. But I guess life is a party is correct started reading about another personality type and it seemed pretty depressing so switched right away..:D hehehhe..:D And I definitely have always enjoyed making people happy around me. Joking around a ton..:D Maybe the art thing and decorating thing isn’t that strong although I’d say I’m more into music.. I do like to finish things though seems like this personality thing doesn’t..
    What fitted the most is probably how I can understand peoples emotions all the time and try to help them with it.. That can drive me nuts seeing all this emotions all the time..
    Although I’ve come to the conclusion I definitely need my fair share of talking and fun of the day to feel like keeping up.. If I don’t get it I might easily get depressed..
    Plus it’s interesting about the spontanity I think I definitely have that, just all of a sudden buying things like projectors or deciding to go places.. Although I have to keep it somewhat in order since I don’t have all the money in the world..which is wierd but I could always be orderly as well with money and so forth..I’m also very logical and studying to become a fireengineer.. Of course my first choice was fire fighter (goes right along chosing something like that with this personality trait I suppose..:D) And I absolutely love testing new thin gs, and learning new things as well.:D So yeah I’d say it’s pretty accurate..:D Interesting about how some traits change in this personality type according to how mature you are.. I would say that’s right though I think stuff like being afraid of confrontations and stuff. And I’ve always been super open to the point where I’m an oversharer definitely. heheh..:D But I seem to forget things easily when they’re small that’s why I always have keys and such things at the same spot all the time..:D I enjoy being in the center of attention though of course and seems like a lot of actors have this personality, I love acting..:D It’s soo fun…:D Maybe that should be my profession, Always been pretty good at it and imitating and stuff..:D But yeah when I got to school this year I had already learned that I need more fun to stay on top of things so I became a swimming teacher on the side it’s awesomeness..:D definitely agrees with my personality type heheheh..:D Anyone else out there with the same personality type what’s your experience..

  5. Daniella Reply

    oh yeah and i definitely value practical work a lot.. probably more then like school work just seem to learn more out of practical stuff..:D I mean what’s the point if you’re not going to use it in reality..

  6. renata Reply

    Yeah, I get it. This site is too polite to say it. We are the crazy people.

  7. miranda philen Reply

    this describes me perfectly other than the weakness of loathing conflict. i honestly don’t really mind it. but this is perfect. ♥

  8. syed ijaz Reply

    thanks alot for giving me my traits ,this type of sites are very best for personality assessment .