The ESFJ personality loves to be satisfied by a job well done. That satisfaction can come in a number of different ways, but most often comes from a clearly structured environment. They may not like it when someone tries to force them to toe a specific line in the sand when working, but having clear expectations in place that the ESFJ can follow on their own can allow them to thrive.
The ESFJ also prizes time with their family and job predictability. Because of this, here are some of the top ESFJ careers that should be avoided.
The ESFJ personality type can work on their own, but they prefer a team environment that is built on loyalty and security. Having a job security and stability, in fact, is one of the primary goals of the ESFJ. This is why being a freelancer is one of the worst job options for this personality type. The unsure nature of when the next job will come in will drive the ESFJ crazy.
ESFJs love to work with their hands and the social nature of construction will please, but the repetitive tasks that come with this industry will ultimately drive this personality type away. Coming to work to do the same type of labor, even though it may be in different environments, will cause boredom rates to rise until the ESFJ decides to just quit.
The different stories that a journalist would cover are at first exciting to the ESFJ, but then the expected hours of the job will become a problem. ESFJs hate working unstructured hours that can grow deep into the evening. They crave a job with a fairly rigid schedule that allows them to plan life around work.
One of the most important things to the ESFJ is making a societal impact. That’s why you’ll find many ESFJs as teachers, social workers, or in similar careers. In the marketing of goods and services, the idea of getting people to spend money on something that may not be useful or needed is a big turnoff.
ESFJs want to leave a legacy through their career that proved they were able to change the world in some small way. That’s why these careers are often ones to avoid for this personality type.