ESFP strengths and weaknesses

ESFP Strengths

  • Bold. ESFPs want to experience things, to try everything there is to try. They do not mind going outside their comfort zone or exploring something that others are reluctant to do.
  • Original. ESFP personalities like to experiment and enjoy standing out in the crowd. They do not really care about traditions or what other people expect them to do.
  • Excellent people skills. ESFPs tend to be very witty and talkative—they would never run out of things to discuss. They also strongly dislike being alone and enjoy communicating with other people whenever possible.
  • Great sense of aesthetics and beauty. ESFPs are very artistic, especially when it comes to entertaining other people; this personality type is unmatched in this area.
  • Practical. ESFPs are interested only in practical matters. They dislike theoretical or philosophical discussions, seeing them as a waste of their time.
  • Very observant. ESFP personalities live in the present moment and focus exclusively on what is happening “here and now.” They find it easy to notice real, tangible things and changes.

ESFP Weaknesses

  • Find it difficult to focus. ESFPs get bored very quickly and want to stay entertained and excited for as long as possible, regardless of the situation. Not surprisingly, they are likely to find it difficult to deal with tasks that require patience, focus, and dedication.
  • Very sensitive. People with this personality type are extremely expressive and emotional, making no efforts to conceal their feelings. They are likely to react very emotionally in the face of criticism or if they are pushed into a corner and are unable to make a decision.
  • Poor planners. ESFPs rarely think about the future and are more concerned about the present moment, refusing to worry about the next steps or potential consequences.
  • Always seek excitement. ESFPs take risks and are often self-indulgent, putting the pleasures of the present above stability or long-term plans.
  • Have difficulties in the academic environment. ESFPs see school as a waste of time. They are far more interested in creative, practical things as well as socializing. People with this personality type are likely to find it difficult to stick to schedules and put in enough effort to succeed in the academic environment.
  • Loathe conflicts. ESFP personalities do everything they can to ignore potential conflicts, often pretending to be interested or concerned, but then going on to do something they see as fun.

Do you agree with these points? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Sep 15, 2014 02:50:58
I agree with most of this. There are a couple of things I disagree with. One being that I am BOLD and want to try everything, and getting out of my comfort zone. The other being that I am not a poor planner, I do think about the future and the outcome, I love to plan events and stick to them.
But that being said, I guess overall it was pretty much right on.
Sep 13, 2014 17:24:37
Like most everyone. Has mentioned, I agree with the majority , except the academic part. I for one, love learning and strive to learn something new each day. School was great for me. As a student of life right now, learning never ends! I'm grateful for that.
Sep 11, 2014 11:41:18
This is actually quite true, though I find that I actually like coming to school and will work hard to get good grades, which I get often (I don't want it to sound boastful or anything :/)
Ibukun O
Sep 09, 2014 14:22:33
I agree for the most part too, but usually I can do well with academics when I study the way am supposed to.
Sep 07, 2014 21:34:49
I'll be the nth to disagree with academics. Not because I can focus on them well, but because I enjoy them and see parts of them as worth my time. Like I enjoy learning language, and history is fascinating! But English? Hoo boy.