ESFP Strengths and Weaknesses

ESFP Strengths

ESFP strengths
  • Bold – ESFPs aren’t known for holding back. Wanting to experience everything there is to experience, people with the ESFP personality type don’t mind stepping out of their comfort zones when no one else is willing.
  • Original – Traditions and expectations are secondary to ESFPs, if a consideration at all. ESFP personalities love to experiment with new styles, and constantly find new ways to stick out in the crowd.
  • Aesthetics and Showmanship – Not stopping at mere outfits, ESFPs inject artistic creativity into their words and actions, too. Every day is a performance, and ESFPs love to put on a show.
  • Practical – To ESFPs, the world is meant to be felt and experienced. Truth is stranger than fiction, and ESFPs prefer to see and do than to wax philosophical about "what-ifs".
  • Observant – With all this focus on the here and now, on doing and acting, it makes sense that ESFPs are naturals when it comes to noticing real, tangible things and changes.
  • Excellent People Skills – More so than things though, ESFPs love to pay attention to people. They are talkative, witty, and almost never run out of things to discuss. For people with this personality type, happiness and satisfaction stem from the time they spend with the people they enjoy being with.

ESFP Weaknesses

ESFP weaknesses
  • Sensitive – ESFPs (especially Turbulent ones) are strongly emotional, and very vulnerable to criticism – they can feel like they’ve been backed into a corner, sometimes reacting badly. This is probably ESFPs’ greatest weakness, because it makes it so hard to address any other weaknesses brought to light.
  • Conflict-Averse – ESFPs sometimes ignore and avoid conflict entirely. They tend to say and do what’s needed to get out of such situations, then move on to something more fun.
  • Easily Bored – Without constant excitement, ESFPs find ways to create it themselves. Risky behavior, self-indulgence, and the pleasures of the moment over long-term plans are all things ESFPs get into a little too often.
  • Poor Long-Term Planners – In fact, ESFP personalities rarely make detailed plans for the future. To them, things come as they come, and they rarely bother with taking the time to lay out steps and consequences, with the belief that they could change at any moment – even with things that can be planned.
  • Unfocused – Anything that requires long-term dedication and focus is a particular challenge for ESFPs. In academics, dense, unchanging subjects like Classic Literature are much more difficult than more dynamic, relatable subjects like psychology. The trick for ESFPs is to find day-to-day joy in broader goals, and to tough it out with those tedious things that must be done.
4 years ago
Well for me at least I don't loathe conflicts I go at them head on and try to solve them (usually to direct using no tact therefor possibly further harming the person). I am also quite a bit deeper and loyal than it makes me out to be. But for a general population I think they've done very well :D
4 years ago
So amazing how great and on point this is. Just the academic part. I don't mean to be cocky but I'm actually really smart (that probably came out really bad)
4 years ago
It's most right- but the academics, well, I am guilty of a late night or two but I do take it seriously! I have no problem sticking to a plan...just as long as someone else made that plan. >.
4 years ago
I agree for the most part. I love school and have no problems sitting in a classroom environment learning new things. And I have no problem with sticking to a schedule either.
4 years ago
Same here - most things sound like me - I'm not great at sticking to a schedule. But I am good at planning get-togethers. I have a degree in Theatre Arts and political science, am a bit of an over-achiever, great with people, love in-depth discussions and I love learning new things! I even home school my kids.
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