ESFPs thrive on new experiences and having a lot of contact with people.They are spontaneous, energetic, and fun-loving, and take pleasure in the things around them: food, clothes, nature, animals, and especially people.ESFPs are typically warm and talkative and have a contagious enthusiasm for life. They like to be in the middle of the action and the center of attention. They have a playful, open sense of humor, and like to draw out other people and help them have a good time.

Possessing strong people skills, they tend to choose careers that allow them to help people in practical ways and often find themselves in the role of peacemaker. ESFPs enjoy work that is independent, resourceful, and allows them to have plenty of hands-on involvement and see the results of their efforts. They are great communicators, collaborators, and team players. 

ESFPs make up 8.5 percent of the U.S. population..


  • Most Value: Realism

  • Appear to Others as: Energetic, inquisitive, encouraging

  • Strengths: Showmanship, supportive, positivity, bold and practical

  • Areas for Growth: Avoid conflict, sensitive, easily bored, poor long term focus


Other Characteristics:

  • Energizing

  • Communicative

  • Open

  • Practical

  • Action-Oriented

  • Empathetic

  • Cooperative

  • Loyal

  • Flexible

  • Curious

  • Informal


Common Careers:

Healthcare and Wellness

  • Nurse

  • Physical Therapist

  • Massage Therapist

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Veterinary Assistant

  • Fitness Trainer

  • Dental Hygienist

  • Pediatrician

  • Physician Assistant

  • Dietitian

  • Child Care Provider

  • Cosmetologist

Education and Counseling

  • Elementary Teacher

  • Special Education Teacher

Public Service

  • Police Officer

  • Firefighter

  • Social Worker


  • Retail Manager

  • Buyer

  • Public Relations Manager

  • Corporate Trainer

  • Real Estate Agent

  • Insurance Agent

  • Retail Salesperson

  • Merchandise Planner

  • Landscape Manager

  • Receptionist





Personal Care and Service

  • Flight Attendant

  • Animal Trainer

  • Restaurant Host


  • Fashion Designer

  • Interior Designer

  • Jeweler

  • Landscape Architect

  • Chef

  • Florist

  • Gardener

  • Musician

  • Artist

  • Event Coordinator

  • Photographer


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