ESFJ Careers

Because ESFJs’ traits are so strongly expressed, leading with practical sense and social vigor, the careers they find most satisfying usually revolve around making the best use of these qualities. ESFJs are well-organized, enjoying bringing order and structure to their workplaces, and often work best in environments with clear, predictable hierarchies and tasks. Monotony and routine work are not a challenge for the ESFJ personality type, as they are happy to do what needs to be done.

Cooperation, not Conflict

Careers as administrators are a natural fit, allowing ESFJs to organize not just an environment, but the people in 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.

ESFJ careers

Purely analytical careers are often too dull for ESFJs though – they need human interaction and emotional feedback to be truly satisfied in their line of work. 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 ESFJs are comfortable with authority, but are supportive and friendly enough to keep that authority from feeling overbearing.

ESFJs’ best careers all have the additional benefit of providing them with perhaps their most important requirement: to feel appreciated and know they’ve helped someone.

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 ESFJs’ careers and career advancement, and makes religious work and counseling particularly rewarding.

Whatever they choose to do, ESFJ personalities’ 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 people who genuinely enjoy it.

4 years ago
I would like to go into the culinary business when I graduate, but by these stats, it doesn't seem like my fit. Would it be a bad choice to go into this line of work?
4 years ago
it is helping me so much, i am a college student in Architecture Engineering. I hardly differentiate between doing a good work and being appreciated and thought as benevolent person with others and my lecturers. I crave for 'A' mark written on my forehead wherever i go
Sydney Daniel
5 years ago
This test was a good indicator of what my personality is. The only thing is I feel that I am not as judging as it said I was. I'm not sure if it meant judging as if judging situations or people. I know that I am not one to judge people all the time or viciously but I do judge others some, everyone does. Other than this I felt that the test was accurate.
Theresa Jones
5 years ago
I work as a fitness instructor, some of the points raised here directly reflect my daily duties. however, In my job, it is necessary to improvise and adapt quite frequently. People skills are sometimes needed when listening and advising. I am impresses overall. Mostly pretty much ACCURATE!
Your name: