ESFJ personality type

ESFJ: Extravert-Sensor-Feeler-Judger

  • Jung type ESFJ
  • Extraverts are outgoing, energetic and action-oriented. They are enthusiastic and expressive
  • Sensors live in the present. They rely on facts, handle practical matters well and like things to be concrete and measurable.
  • Feelers let their feelings and emotions play a leading role because of their concern for other people.
  • Judgers prefer a lifestyle that is decisive, planned and orderly. They like a life that is organized and controlled.

An ESFJ at a glance

ESFJs are people persons. They are outgoing, friendly and warmly interested in others. They want to like people and have a special skill at bringing out the best in others. People like to be around them because they have a real gift for making people feel good about themselves.

ESFJs are optimistic, generous and giving souls - often attracted to the underdog and those in need of a champion. Giving is their driving force and they look for ways to improve situations and people. People frequently think of an ESFJ as someone who will gladly give the shirt off of their back without a second thought.

An ESFJs energetic liking of people is balanced by a practical, no-nonsense attitude. ESFJs like to get things done now rather than later. They are armed with a strong sense of justice and a natural feeling for what is right and wrong. Following the rules is important, they mind their P's and Q's, and they expect the rest of the world to do the same. So if someone upsets them by breaking the rules, they make sure they know it.

Their probable contributions to an organization

Each personality type has a different set of skills, talents and attributes that they bring to an organization, group or relationship. Here is a list of those most commonly associated with personality types like ESFJ.

  • Is a hard worker who seeks responsibility and is always accountable.
  • Is very attentive to the needs and wants of others and always has a friendly attitude.
  • Is outgoing and sociable, and will also nurture and maintain relationships.

On a team

Some people work well on teams, others work best on their own. Understanding the personality types of team members provides information about how individuals are likely to carry out their work and interact with each other. Given the personality preferences of an ESFJ, the following are the strengths (and possible weaknesses!) they will most likely bring to a team:

  • Delivers humor, enthusiasm and attentive organization to a group.
  • Brings a systematic and practical outlook to the team.
  • Personally invests in issues and projects.

Jung personality types

There are sixteen Jung personality types. Take a free Jung personality test or learn more about the Jung typology.