ESFP Personality Types In-Depth
Each letter in the personality type code - E, S, F, and P - describes a preference for a way of thinking or behaving. There are eight styles and you use all of them, but ESFPs prefer:
- Extraversion (interacting with people) more than Introversion (thinking things through)
- Sensing (perceiving tangible facts) more than iNtuition (perceiving new possibilities)
- Feeling (making decisions using subjective values) more than Thinking (making decisions using objective logic)
- Perception (a flexible lifestyle) more than Judgement (an organised lifestyle)
If your closest personality type is ESFP then you are an action-oriented people person. You seek to live life to the full, and enjoy applying your people-skills (and other practical skills) to achieve a tangible benefit for people. You have a strong sense of immediacy or urgency - realising what needs to be done now - and are probably often urging your colleagues to stop talking and get on with doing something.
Stereotypes and Individuality
The original author of personality type theory - Carl Gustav Jung - said that everyone is individual and unique. The personality types are not strict classifications, but stereotypes that are akin to landmarks on a map. Just as a few landmarks can help you find many unique locations, so too the personality stereotypes can help you understand your unique personality.
Next: ESFP's Mental Functions
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