ESFP Type dynamics
There are two groups of letters in the personality type code:
- The two letters in the middle (S and F) refer to your preferred mental functions. In total, there are four functions (Sensing, iNtuition, Thinking, and Feeling) that correspond to regions of the brain. You use all of them, but the letters SF indicate which functions you prefer using.
- The letters on the outside of the code (E and P) indicate which function is dominant in your personality. The letters also describe how you like to use that function.
What does it mean for you?
The dominant function of an ESFP is the perceptive one of Sensing. This means you like looking at information in terms of facts and details, focusing more on the here and now rather than possibilities for the future. You feel comfortable in areas with which you are already familiar (as opposed to uncharted territory) and you tend to take a realistic approach.
The perceptive Sensing function is extraverted. That is, sensing is used primarily to govern the outer world of people and things. Therefore, you probably seek experience and enjoy the world as it is, paying attention (and responding) to current events (as opposed to future possibilities). You tend to be pragmatic, so life tends to be a succession of events where you get things done and have a constructive impact on the people around you.
The diagram represents how an average ESFP uses all the functions. You can find out more about the diagram, and your personal, unique type dynamics, by completing our personality test.
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