ESFP

clever , witty, intellectually precocious, capable, charming, optimistic, kind, easy going, immediate, smooth, risk, overextended,mediator, here and now, practical, realistic, tangible, concrete, sensitive, supportive, warm, accepting, flexible, fun, diplomat

Overview

*they are tolerant of others and themselves—they are the ultimate people people
*sociable,fun loving, charming, enjoy life and are impulsively generous- often described as the most generous of all types- they are able to interact with all people of all ages and types of people
*they are openminded, easygoing and they just sparkle
*they absolutely appreciate the beauty of their surroundings—so happy to be outside playing
*never take the hard way when the easy way will do
*they are very alert and social little individuals who are very attached to their pets their friends, parents and siblings
*not always a good judge of character–give everyone the benefit of the doubt
*surprise, novelty and change excite them
*often need help budgeting as they get a little older
*usually patient, easy going and tolerant
*super realists—- solid tangible facts are their reality
*they are often good at coaching others as they have a sensitivity to others —-from a very early age— were able to generate enthusiasm
*they are outgoing, fun loving and are extremely flexible
*they are able to attend to the practicalities of the situations
*easily develop a rapport with others and love working with people
*of any other type they are most attuned to the present moment
*get a great deal of satisfaction from material possessions
*they are fun, generous, adventurous
*very action oriented and always on the go
*they are practical and have a great deal of common sense
*they are warm , vivacious, friendly, talkative, fun loving and high-spirited
*want things to be harmonious— they try to avoid disagreement or disharmony
*generally so much better in life than in school
*impulse driven,casual,laid back but don’t often consider the consequences of their immediate choices
*they have very busy social calendars and can be rushing from one activity to the next
*they will be aware of the latest fashions, fads, music, physical comforts etc
*life is an ‘endless supply of pleasures ‘ and they have a gift for enjoying life

Cautions

*they rely heavily on external control to shape their behaviour ( good or bad)- they can be self indulgent
*very talented performers- they do love to be the centre of attention and if they are having trouble with their classes *they could go overboard with their entertainment options
*they can be very susceptible to the beliefs and expectations of those they are with at the time—may be too easily convinced by friends or organizations that have strong opinions
*they avoid being alone and when in trouble they feel like they are spinning their wheels or going crazy—— they can be quite agitated
*they have difficulty leaving fun activities- they may have emotional upsets/meltdowns
*their tolerance for anxiety is the lowest of all types ( Kiersey)
*relationships with family and friends are a very high priority—-if things go wrong they may be unable to concentrate-they may just stare at their books and worry about relationships
*they find tension with other people very uncomfortable and may not ever confront a difficult situation—they may simply avoid the situation
*they are extremely sympathetic or compassionate and they have a difficult time when they get involved with other people’s problems— they may get taken advantage of— or find that trying to help becomes all consuming
*they are not always comfortable applying objective analysis to their decision making—-they may need assistance from parents or teachers to help them balance if their feelings completely derail a difficult decision
*may not always be interested in long term educational goals
*they do not often spend much time on either abstract theory or planning in advance
*will avoid conflict or controversy at all costs they may avoid taking a stand and end up agreeing with everyone involved
*too much theory or projecting to possibilities can be stressful for them— they need to shift to a sensing activity (movement, working with their hands or being with people)
*have difficulty delaying gratification
*they can procrastinate with the best and they often are overextended with activities with friends

Gifts

*they have a gift for eye/hand coordination, crafts, machinery and a precision with facts
*know the facts, notice and remember more than most other types
*they are able to get other people to adapt
*they are gifted at remembering details and facts- even better if it is about people
*extremely resourceful and especially good at being with people in a crisis
*they are usually very goodnatured and very rarely stressed or worried by much
*love performing, entertaining and always being involved
*they are extremely generous—they will give a friend all they have
*they want to be physically very close to their friends and family
*they are flexible and spontaneous
*they have a joy and enthusiasm of living that is contagious
*they are witty and amusing conversationalists
*superb sensory awareness — loving the arts, crafts, performance and active involvement—-they have an excellent sense of color