Myers Briggs Personality Type
Summary of ESFJ type
- Warm hearted, conscientious and cooperative.
- Want harmony in their environment; work with determination to establish it.
- Like to work with others to complete tasks accurately and on time.
- Loyal, follow through even in small matters.
- Notice what others need in their day-to-day lives and try to provide it.
- Want to be appreciated for who they are and what they contribute
Full explanation of ESFJ at: Myers Briggs Personality Types
They focus on the outside world and assess their experiences subjectively. They largely base their judgments on their belief system and on the effects of actions on people. They are literal and concrete, trusting the specific, factual information gathered through their physiological senses.
They project warmth through a genuine interest in the well-being of others. They are often skilled at bringing out the best in people, and they want to understand other points of view. They are serious about their responsibilities, seeing what needs to be done and then doing it. Generally proficient at detailed tasks, they enjoy doing little things that make life easier for others. They value tradition and the security it offers.
Easily hurt, they seek approval. They take pleasure in other people's happiness. They give generously but expect appreciation in return. Sensitive to the physical needs of others, they respond by offering practical care. As expert people readers, ESFJs often adapt their manner to meet the expectations of others. However, they may have difficulty recognizing the shortcomings of loved ones.
They tend to be vocal in expressing their sense of right and wrong. Their value system derives from the external standards defined by their community, as opposed to a personal set of ethics. (This is one of the traits that distinguish them from their ENFJ counterparts.)
Raised in an environment of high ethical standards they tend to display true generosity and kindness. However, those who grow up surrounded by a skewed set of values may develop a false sense of integrity and use their people skills to selfishly manipulate others—particularly if their intuition is poorly developed, leaving them unable to foresee the consequences of their actions.
They seek structured, controlled environments, and tend to be good at creating a sense of order. They generally feel insecure in an atmosphere of uncertainty. They value the rule of law and expect the same of others. ESFJs may be less interested in understanding the concepts behind the rules, tending to shy away from the abstract and impersonal.
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