esfp

ESFP personality

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

If anyone is to be found spontaneously breaking into song and dance, it is the ESFP personality type. ESFPs get caught up in the excitement of the moment, and want everyone else to feel that way, too. No other personality type is as generous with their time and energy as ESFPs when it comes to encouraging others, and no other personality type does it with such irresistible style.

ESFPBorn entertainers, ESFPs love the spotlight, but this isn't limited to the stage. Though many famous ESFPs are indeed actors, they love putting on a show for their friends too, chatting with a unique and earthy wit, soaking up attention and making every outing feel a bit like a party. Social through and through, ESFPs enjoy the simplest things, and there's no greater joy for them than just having fun with a good group of friends.

It's not all talk either, as ESFPs have the strongest aesthetic sense of any personality type. From grooming and outfits to a well-appointed home, ESFPs have an eye for fashion, knowing what's attractive the moment they see it, and they aren't afraid to change their surroundings to reflect their personal style. ESFPs are naturally curious, exploring new designs and styles with ease.

Though it may not always seem like it, ESFPs know that it's not all about them – they are observant, and very sensitive to others' emotions, and will often be the first to help someone talk out a challenging problem, providing emotional support and practical advice all the while. However, if they are the point of contention, ESFPs are likely to avoid a potential conflict altogether than to address it head-on. ESFPs usually love drama and passion, but not so much when they are the focus of the criticisms it can bring.

The biggest challenge ESFPs are likely to face is that they are often so focused on immediate pleasures that they sometimes neglect the duties and responsibilities that make those luxuries possible. Complex analysis, repetitive tasks and matching data points to real consequences are not easy activities for ESFPs, who rely more on luck and opportunity, or simply asking for help from their extensive circle of friends. It is important for ESFPs to challenge themselves to keep track of things like their retirement plans or sugar intake – there won't always be someone else around who is willing or able to lend a hand.

ESFPs recognize value and quality, which on its own is a fine trait, but in combination with their tendency to be poor planners, this can lead to problems as they begin to live beyond their means, making credit cards an especially dangerous tool. Being a type that is more focused on leaping at opportunities than in planning out long-term goals, ESFPs may be distressed to find that due to their inattentiveness, some activities have been pushed out of reach. There's nothing that makes ESFPs feel quite as unhappy as realizing that they are boxed in by circumstance, unable to join their friends.

ESFPs are welcome wherever there's a need for someone who can laugh, play and volunteer to try something new and fun, and there's no greater joy for them than to meet that need, and bring everyone else along for the ride. ESFPs will chat for hours, about anything but the topic they meant to be talking about, and will share their friends' and loved ones' emotions through good times and bad. If they can just remember to keep their ducks in a row, they will always be ready to dive head-first into all the new and exciting things the world has to offer, friends in tow.

Famous ESFPs:

Marilyn Monroe
Eva Gabor
Leonardo DiCaprio
Steve Irwin
Jamie Oliver
Kyle Petty
Kathy Lee Gifford
Arsenio Hall
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Jade
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Jul 23, 2014 07:48:28
My best friend and I are both ESFP. Is that weird since opposites attract? or is it just that we understand each other?
I have done this test twice and got ESFP. Most of this is right for me but I don't Love the spotlight and I am not always as outgoing as this.
Euritce Bizerra
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Jul 22, 2014 13:49:27
Everything that i read about it it was like I see myself in a mirror
Euritce Bizerra
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Jul 22, 2014 13:47:46
very interesting
shawna dutton
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Jun 18, 2014 01:03:59
WOW!!!! sooooo very accurate! my sister and I just laughed; that's really all we could do 'cause it's so right on....
Jaina
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Jun 13, 2014 12:43:33
I have always wanted to be an actress, so when I saw that they listed three actresses with an esfp personality,I was physched!!!!! Plus, the description fit me perfectly.