An ESFP (Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving) personality is the type of person that you want around if you’re having fun. They love to be around excitement, fun people, fun times, and they also love telling stories. Their personalities result in impulses and spontaneity which helps to make them the most entertaining people in the room. Not only are they entertaining but they also love to entertain – whether it’s at work or at home. They are essentially the “people” people that you want at the party.
The Brain of an ESFP
The way that they think and talk may form a spider web-like pattern as they may jump from one thought to another in the middle of their sentence. They may even make physical contact with the person that they are talking to that might not make sense to the listener. When you take the time to listen to an ESFP talk, it is incredibly fascinating.
An ESFP personality is attracted to everything and anything that is new. They love new fashion, new gadgets, new ideas, and more. You may find them in careers that pertain to new life such as elementary schools and preschool classes. Their personalities help them to be more down-to-earth than other personality types and at times so witty that they appear to be mischievous.
Signs of Stress
If an ESFP is under stress they will first experience a disinterest in the topic at hand or experience a lot of depression which can result in lower levels of emotional and physical energy. They may be prone to becoming indifferent and self-absorbed when it comes to the needs of others and if they get too overwhelmed, they will block the situation out and leave.
When the stress gets worse, they will act flighty and quite superficial as they will be interested in the current moment instead of thinking about the consequences that their actions will bring forth. To others, they will be unpredictable and go for anything that is popular and new which will lead them to lose their individuality. People may even start to distrust an ESFP as they will adapt to new environments, losing their sense of self.
The best thing for an ESFP personality to do is to figure out what really matters to them by going through their priorities so they can stay focused during times of stress. They will need to learn to avoid current trends and to say “no” instead of participating in unnecessary experiences.