My Personality: ESFP


I'm a natural poser, as you can see. ;)
Just for fun, I thought I'd give you a picture of my personality. By taking a test, and being given information from various siblings that this IS my personality, it was decided that I am an ESFP.
E = extravert, S = sensing, F = feeling, P = perceiver. I got this information from a site called 16 Personalities.

Here are some facts about my personality, including some of the strengths and weaknesses:


If anyone is to be found spontaneously breaking into song and dance, it is the ESFP personality type. ESFPs get caught up in the excitement of the moment, and want everyone else to feel that way, too. No other personality type is as generous with their time and energy as ESFPs when it comes to encouraging others, and no other personality type does it with such irresistible style.

ESFP Strengths

  • Bold - ESFPs aren't known for holding back. Wanting to experience everything there is to experience, people with the ESFP personality type don't mind stepping out of their comfort zones when no one else is willing.
  • Original - Traditions and expectations are secondary to ESFPs, if a consideration at all. ESFP personalities love to experiment with new styles, and constantly find new ways to stick out in the crowd.
  • Aesthetics and Showmanship - Not stopping at mere outfits, ESFPs inject artistic creativity into their words and actions, too. Every day is a performance, and ESFPs love to put on a show.
  • Practical - To ESFPs, the world is meant to be felt and experienced. Truth is stranger than fiction, and ESFPs prefer to see and do than to wax philosophical about "what-ifs".
  • Observant - With all this focus on the here and now, on doing and acting, it makes sense that ESFPs are naturals when it comes to noticing real, tangible things and changes.
  • Excellent People Skills - More so than things though, ESFPs love to pay attention to people. They are talkative, witty, and almost never run out of things to discuss. For people with this personality type, happiness and satisfaction stem from the time they spend with the people they enjoy being with.

ESFP Weaknesses

  • Sensitive - ESFPs (especially Turbulent ones) are strongly emotional, and very vulnerable to criticism - they can feel like they've been backed into a corner, sometimes reacting badly. This is probably ESFPs' greatest weakness, because it makes it so hard to address any other weaknesses brought to light.
  • Conflict-Averse - ESFPs sometimes ignore and avoid conflict entirely. They tend to say and do what's needed to get out of such situations, then move on to something more fun.
  • Poor Long-Term Planners - In fact, ESFP personalities rarely make detailed plans for the future. To them, things come as they come, and they rarely bother with taking the time to lay out steps and consequences, with the belief that they could change at any moment - even with things that can be planned.
  • Unfocused - Anything that requires long-term dedication and focus is a particular challenge for ESFPs. In academics, dense, unchanging subjects like Classic Literature are much more difficult than more dynamic, relatable subjects like psychology. The trick for ESFPs is to find day-to-day joy in broader goals, and to tough it out with those tedious things that must be done.
So what do you think? What's YOUR personality?

Comments

  1. How fun! I love examining personality traits. My sisters and I went through the test and it helped a great deal in understanding each other and why we just see things from different perspectives, which really helped in our relationships.

    By the way, in my research on this I found numerous tests out there that are not too accurate. The most accurate test I found is at http://similarminds.com/jung.html which actually tells you what percentage you are of each of the 4 areas. That can be very helpful for someone who is borderline in one area or to show you that you are for instance very strong on the feeling side. The test is much closer to the professional tests that you pay for.

    By the way, I am ISFP (very strong on the F and P) which is only one letter different than yours, but quite a bit different in many areas.

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    1. I'll be sure to check out that test... it would be helpful to know what my strong points are... :)

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    2. I just took this one and it says that I am an ESTJ:
      ESTJ - "Administrator". Much in touch with the external environment. Very responsible. Pillar of strength. 8.7% of total population.
      Extroverted (E) 55% Introverted (I) 45%
      Sensing (S) 58% Intuitive (N) 42%
      Thinking (T) 72% Feeling (F) 28%
      Judging (J) 70% Perceiving (P) 30%

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  2. I am..INTP-A not sure what they stand for though...

    ~Skylar

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    1. Cool! That means you're: I= introvert, N= intuitive, T= thinking, and P= perceiver.

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  3. Cool thanks!
    ~Skylar

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  4. Oh wow, I took this test about a month ago. It. was. Ridiculously. accurate!!!!!

    This was the one
    http://www.truity.com/test/type-finder-personality-test

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    1. Interesting! I'll definitely try it out! What's your personality?

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    2. This one said that I am:

      You have an extremely acute sense of morals and values
      You are a highly private person who does not share your true self with many others
      You are a true idealist who can clearly see how the world could be a better place
      Your highest priority is to be true to yourself and live an authentic life
      You believe that everyone has the right to express themselves as an individual

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  5. I took this test over a month ago on the Myers Briggs site. They're the ones who invented it. I was an ESFP as well! My percentages was this:

    Extrovert: 33% preference over introvert
    Sensing: 12% over Intuition
    Feeling: 75% over thinking (Very true!)
    Perceiving: 44% over judging

    I loved the test, and it's good to find another ESFP! You're the only other one I know. ;) Yay for the performers! I have tons of pictures on this topic. I should send them to you... they're hilarious. ;)

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    1. Surprise! ;) I thought your personality might be a lot like mine...

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    2. Why is this "not" a surprise that we're so similar? :P I think it kind of shows in our writing... ;)

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    3. Yup! ;) I was being sarcastic when I said it was a surprise... :P

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  6. I'm ISTJ. . .very accurate :)
    53% Introverted
    68% Sensing
    46% thinking
    93% judging
    It was a fun test to take :D

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    1. Cool! I'm glad you had fun taking the test. I must say, I like taking personality tests, though sometimes I come out different personalities than ESFP. ;) I'm sure that's happened to you before...

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    2. Haha! Yes, I actually took it again (not through the 16 personality's site but through the Truity website) And I was a ENTJ. My mom said she thinks that describes me better then ISTJ because I'm not really to much of an introvert :)

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  7. I took it and just forgot to let you know. I ended up being an ENFP-T. I need to go read more about myself. :P
    Extraverted: 28%
    Intuitive: 18%
    Feeling: 11%
    Prospecting: 44%
    Turbulent: 37%.

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