Because their personality traits are so strongly expressed, leading with practical sense and social vigor, people with the ESFJ personality type (Consuls) tend to find the most satisfaction in careers that revolve around making the best use of these qualities. They are well organized. They enjoy bringing order and structure to their workplace, and they often work best in environments with clear, predictable hierarchies and tasks. Monotony and routine work are not a challenge for them, as long as they’re working in the company of others.
Careers as administrators are a natural fit, allowing them to organize not just an environment but also the people within it. Their practical skills combine well with their dependability, making ESFJ personalities surprisingly good accountants – though they often prefer to be personal accountants, helping people and interacting with them directly, instead of corporate accountants crunching numbers in some back room.
Purely analytical careers can feel too dull for ESFJs – unless they’re paired with human interaction and emotional feedback. Good listeners and enthusiastic team members, people with the ESFJ personality type are excellent providers of medical care and social work. Teaching is another great option, as they are comfortable with authority but are supportive and friendly enough to keep that authority from feeling overbearing.
A Helping Hand
Being as altruistic as they are, ESFJs find it hard to be satisfied unless they know they’ve done something valuable for another person. This is often the driving force behind these personalities’ careers and career advancement, and it makes religious work and counseling particularly rewarding.
Whatever they choose to do, ESFJs’ comfort with busy social situations and practical knowledge and skills come together to create people who are not just able to be productive and helpful but who genuinely enjoy it.