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Myers and Briggs Personality Types: ESFJ Profile

Updated on April 17, 2012

ESFJ Population

Total Population: 12%

Men: 7%

Women: 17%

ESFJ Relationships

Lover: INTJ

Friend: ISFP

Enemy: ENTJ

Personality Summary

ESFJs are very nurturing and enjoy social interactions. Relationships are very important to ESFJs and they find comfort in nurturing and supporting those relationships. The ESFJ is not a shy person and they enjoy hosting parties and events. ESFJs are very responsible, dutiful and enjoy working in teams. They are often times very traditional and feel most comfortable following the rules. ESFJs are very concern about others well being, so they have a tendency to work in fields that allow them to care for others. ESFJ have a difficult time accepting criticism and care very much about what others think of them. ESFJs have a strong need to be accepted and appreciated by others in order to feel comfortable. The ESFJs quick wit, generosity, and understanding nature gives them a unique ability to care for others.

ESFJ Weaknesses

  • ESFJs will often times admit fault to protect others.
  • They can be overly worried about what others think about them.
  • ESFJs avoid conflict.
  • They dislike change and try to avoid it.
  • They have a difficult time taking criticism
  • ESFJs are more susceptible to being manipulated through guilt.
  • They are often times blind to the negative features that their closest friends and family have.

ESFJ Strengths

  • They like to please others.
  • ESFJ's respect and fulfill their commitments.
  • They are observant of other peoples needs.
  • They are good at managing their money.
  • ESFJ's make very warm and friendly people.
  • They seek lifelong relationships with others.
  • ESFJs tend to have very traditional values.

Fictional Charcter with ESFJ Personality

Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh was a ESFJ
Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh was a ESFJ | Source

ESFJ Description Words

  • Committed
  • Supportive
  • Traditional
  • Warm
  • Dutiful
  • Caring
  • Friendly
  • Organized
  • Realistic
  • Practical
  • Generous
  • Understanding

Famous ESFJ

William McKinley was a ESFJ
William McKinley was a ESFJ | Source

ESFJ Careers

  • Human Resources
  • Teacher
  • Receptionist
  • Nurse
  • Accountant
  • Counselor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Family Doctor
  • Church Organizer
  • Marketer
  • Administrator
  • Researcher
  • Personal Trainer
  • Family Doctor


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