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Known as The Consul or Provider, ESFJs are:

  • Honest - they seek to conduct themselves with integrity in all of their interactions with others.

  • Providing - they make it their aim in life to be a supplier of life necessities to those under their care.

  • Sociable - they are the most outgoing and most sociable of all; always expressing themselves to others in a friendly winsome manner.

  • Caring - they are happiest when they express themselves in a personal manner as they give nurture.

  • Procedural - they prefer to take a step-by-step approach where tasks are completed precisely as a part of a process.

  • Collaborative -  they yearn for belonging and therefore enjoy making others feel as though they are an important part of the group. 


Some ESFJs can also be:

  • Worried about Their Social Status

  • Inflexible

  • Reluctant to Innovate or Improvise

  • Vulnerable to Criticism

  • Often Too Needy

  • Too Selfless

Under stress, ESFJs can become excessively emotional and see only the negative.


How ESFJs typically operate in the workplace:

  • As Subordinates - they are patient, efficient, hard-working people who respect the authority of their managers.

  • As Colleagues - they are almost always willing to lend a hand when and where it’s needed.

  • As Managers - they enjoy the responsibility that comes with organizing social situations, and the enjoyment they feel in managing other people translates well into management positions.


Other well-known ESFJs include:

  • Jennifer Lopez

  • Bill Clinton

  • Steve Harvey

  • Tyra Banks

  • Barbara Walters

  • Sam Walton

  • Taylor Swift

  • Betty Ford

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