The ESFJ personality type

"Social Executives"

Read a description of this personality type below.


ESFJs are very humble and polite in their self-expression. You are outspoken and sociable, warm, and affectionate. You quickly grow to love and appreciate others around you. You’re kind and seek to be a positive influence on the people around you. You tend to have strong existential and personal beliefs. You tend to express your values openly and directly, without much restraint. You love to talk freely about your values and your beliefs with others. You enjoy big or large groups and social settings, and you want things to happen around you wherever you go. You’re playful and prefer fun and carefree social interactions over more work-oriented situations. You’re community oriented and want to be an integral, trustworthy part of society.

You tend to be quick to trust and to share with others, freely expressing your thoughts and opinions with others. You freely share your knowledge and your beliefs with others, and you’re diplomatic and well in touch with others needs and quirks. You tend to connect with others unusually quickly. You live like a racecar, always forward, often in a fast manner, and it can be difficult for your friends and loved ones to keep track of everything happening in your life. You are sensitive to feedback and you listen a lot to your family and the people around you. You trust and try hard to follow instructions and norms. You like selling your ideas and your opinions to the people around you, and you love to discuss your values and morals with others.

Because of your love for politeness, health, and tradition, you tend to distrust those who are in discord with society. You think everyone should work hard to respect their superiors and to adjust to the normal flow of things. ESFJs are passionate and slightly erratic about their values. You sometimes say and do things you regret, but your friends see this as a part of your charm and honesty. As an ESFJ, you tend to be resistant to new ideas and to new suggestions. You’re firm about your beliefs and when you’ve made up your mind, it’s hard to lure you to the other side. Your ideal romantic partner tends to be the ISFP. Their down to earth, thoughtful side, and their inner depth appeals to you greatly.

Executives have a preference towards action, presence, and short-term, hands on experience. Executives drive things forward with their dominant world-view, preferring to intervene directly. They thrive when they can engage topics and problems from a set interest or perspective, and generally prefer to make decisions in the situation instead of corresponding with universal laws and procedures. Executives enjoy to monitor and to be aware of their environment and the people in it. They have fun in controlled environments and clashes of opinions, or fists. They naturally prefer action-filled environments, where there is always something to engage them. They prefer to directly respond to interruptions and to engage conflicts directly.

Executives prefer to focus their attention towards things of their interest, controlling the flow of information related to their world-view, taking on a form of soccer approach to life. They are at their best when they are fully updated on the present situation and when they can respond to any new updates based on instinct. Spending time calculating or anticipating events can break their flow.

Executives require more direct control than Explorers, and respond worse to environments which lack supervision and predetermined standards of procedure, and such situations can make them more distanced and detached. Executives require more action than Leaders, and can become affective and emotional in situations that are unable to keep them engaged.

As a popular, you seek to find the common themes and settings which are the foundation for the identity of your people. You are interested in the traditional narratives and symbols which have formed society so far and how to use these symbols to maintain the social identity of their people in spite of new changes in society.

As a doer you enjoy getting started as soon as possible and not get stuck in passive speculation. The world affects you directly, you respond instinctively and are not afraid of making mistakes.

As a realist you enjoy relating things to actual circumstances and see what is straight-forward and plausible. You have a strong sense of reality and prefer staying grounded in it.

As a value-based person you enjoy basing decisions on figurative or metaphorical feeling values. You enjoy looking at how things affect peoples motivation and how actions affect peoples momentum and well-being.

As a judger you enjoy sticking to tasks until you reach a closure before moving on to anything else. You are quite autonomous and resistant to disruptions.

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