ESFP is one of the sixteen personality types as classified by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI. ESFP is an acronym for extraversion, sensing, feeling and perceiving.
E is for Extraversion
People with ESFP personality are outgoing. They rejoice their associations or camaraderie with others and would often be more interested in interactions with others than keeping to oneself. They like to be among people and they love to socialize.
S is for Sensing
A person with ESFP personality will be sensible or in other words, pragmatic. He or she will be drawn more by what is tangible or concrete than what is abstract or intangible.
F is for Feeling
The ‘F’ is feeling as it dominates reasoning and decision making. People with such a personality are more willing to consider personal values and interpersonal relations than objectivity while making any kind of decision or choice. Logic takes a backseat.
P is for Perception
A person with ESFP personality will allow perceptions to prevail and would delay inferential analysis. They would not judge a situation or a person objectively or factually and would rather have their perception dictate the path forward.
Some of the most popular people with ESFP personality type are Leonardo DiCaprio, Marilyn Monroe, Steve Irwin, Eva Gabor, Jamie Oliver, Kathy Lee Gilford and Kyle Petty.
People with ESFP characteristics or personality will be bold and original. They don’t like holding things back. They would go all out to experience life, to be with people and they do not flinch before venturing out of their comfort zone. They are outgoing and willing to take risks or do something that others don’t really fathom as doable or should be done. Such people don’t like traditions. They love what is new and easily get bored with the old. People with ESFP characteristics are often champions in the sphere of showmanship. They are practical, observant and have good interpersonal skills.
There are certain negative ESFP characteristics as well. Such people are very sensitive and that can make them extremely emotional. While being emotional isn’t a very bad or undesirable trait but that can make them vulnerable to all kinds of negative fallouts, such as criticism, being treated badly or not being cared for enough, appreciated enough or if someone just walks out on them. People with ESFP personality don’t like conflicts, they get bored very easily, don’t have the ability to plan ahead and are often unfocused.