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Personality Types

ESFP Personality Type — The Entertainer

ESFP Entertainers are fun-loving and outgoing. They seek an audience to listen to their stories and adventures. They love being the center of attention. They are people-oriented and dislike being alone. Their harmonious and lively nature makes ESFPs popular and very likeable. They enjoy action, new experiences and a life filled with excitement.

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The ESFP personality type is of the SP Creator temperament.

ESFP Preferences

Preferences: Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Feeling (F), Perceiving (P)

ESFPs direct their energy outward. They are gregarious, talkative and sociable. They often have many friends and are energized by interaction. They are approachable and friendly. As Sensors, ESFPs process information through their five senses. They are down-to-earth, practical and live in the moment.

ESFPs are Feelers and make decisions with their heart. They can be easily hurt and strongly dislike conflict. They care about other people's feelings. ESFPs possess a flexible and relaxed nature. They like spontaneous and carefree activities. They like their options open.

Describing an ESFP

ESFPs can often be described using these words.
  • Sociable
  • Cooperative
  • Creative
  • Spontaneous
  • Experiential
  • Excitable
  • Sensation-loving
  • Practical
  • Adventurous
  • People-oriented
  • Harmonious
  • Action-loving
  • Efficient
  • Accepting
  • Fun-loving
  • Gregarious
  • Problem solver
  • Down to earth
  • Attention-loving
  • Talkative
  • Lively
  • Sensitive
  • Friendly
  • Warm
  • Carefree

ESFPs and Relationships

ESFPs love to have fun and do things with the people they love. They are very outgoing and warm. They volunteer personal information with unique enthusiasm and expressiveness. If things get too serious in conversation, they lighten the mood with a joke or a happy story. They enjoy being the center of attention and do not like to share the spotlight.

ESFPs and Work / Career

ESFPs are hard workers who like to get things done. They work well in social and friendly environments. They dislike confining rules and prefer to work with freedom and flexibility. They strive to do their best and expect the same from others. They are fun to work with and are able to get along with others.

ESFP Career Matches

The following careers are possible matches for individuals with the ESFP personality.
  • Athlete
  • Artist
  • Actor/Actress
  • Coach
  • Fashion Designer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Social Worker
  • Recreation Worker
  • Comedian
  • Interior Decorator
  • Marketer
  • Musician
  • Painter
  • Performer
  • Photographer
  • Public Relations
  • Receptionist
  • Supervisor
  • Broadcaster/Newscaster
  • Pediatrician
  • Singer
  • Nurse
  • Manager
  • Sales Agent
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Shopkeeper
  • Animal Trainer
  • Firefighter
  • Dancer
  • Public Speaker
  • Events Coordinator
  • Administrative Assistant
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ESFPs and Learning / School

ESFPs are concrete learners. They are curious and interested in subjects that engage their senses such as art, music, nature, culinary arts, etc. They usually enjoy learning through hands-on experience.

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ESFP Strengths and Weaknesses

There are strength and weaknesses that ESFPs are more likely to possess than others.

Typical ESFP Strengths

  • Fun-loving and warm
  • Friendly and likeable
  • Artistic and creative
  • Practical and clever
  • Adaptable

Possible ESFP Weaknesses

  • Has trouble with long-term commitments
  • Does not take criticism well
  • Materialistic
  • Takes things personally
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Famous ESFPs

The following famous people and fictional characters can be classified as ESFPs with reasonable accuracy.

Famous ESFP People

  • Gracie Allen
  • Bob Hope
  • Eva Gabor
  • Willard Scott
    Media Personality
  • Kyle Petty
    NASCAR driver
  • Arsenio Hall
  • Mary Lou Retton
  • Kathy Lee Gifford
    Actress, Singer
  • Elvis Presley
    Singer/Musician, Actor
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Ronald Reagan
    American President, Actor
  • Bill Clinton
    American President
  • Saint Mark
    Apostle, Evangelist
  • Earvin "Magic" Johnson
    Basketball Player
  • Pablo Picasso
    Spanish Painter, Sculptor
  • John Goodman
  • Marilyn Monroe
    Actor, Singer, Model
  • Peter Kay
    Writer, Actor, Comedian

Fictional ESFP Characters

  • Fredo
  • Miley Stewart
    Hannah Montana
  • Peggy Bundy
    Married with Children
  • Kelly Bundy
    Married with Children
  • Homer Simpson
    The Simpsons
  • Tim Taylor
    Home Improvement
  • Clementine Kruczynski
    Eternal Sunshine of the...
  • Donkey
  • Cody
    Step by Step
  • Mrs. Pumphrey
    All Creatures Great and Small


ESFP Entertainers are lively. They possess a great zest for life. They are adventurous, enjoy new experiences and like to build new memories. They are fun and lively companions. Their greatest contribution is their ability to create positive experiences for others.

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