Outgoing, warm, charming and cheerful are the hallmarks
of the ESFP. Extremely close behind are the characteristics of generosity
ESFPs love people, places and things! They LOVE having
"All the world is a stage" is certainly true of the ESFP.
They are "at home" wherever people are.
ESFPs definitely prefer that there NEVER be any "bad news" or
deadly serious talk. Seriousness requires critical analysis and THAT
is not an ESFP strength. In fact, many feel that if they can
just postpone even thinking about "it" long enough, something will be SURE
to come up [THIS IS THEIR OPTIMISM TALKING!] that will solve everything---and
wouldn't that be wonderful!
Novelty is intriguing and stimulating... surely "something new"
- experiences, foods, people, ideas - is the spice of life. ESFPs
love laughter, talking, sharing, playing, helping, giving - sometimes to
a fault. Their "fun-loving, non-judgmental natures" can be abused
many times over, but they do somewhat invite it, too. Those who know
them know that their easy-going, open-minded natures are apt to lead them
to be "in it before they know it"!
The ESFP love for people makes them fun to be with, good conversationalists
and playful when people are looking for someone to relax with and to enjoy
Feelings help the ESFP to make many decisions. They
are deeply caring, cheerful and optimistic and will make many of their
decisions based upon those characteristics. It is VERY difficult
for them to be disciplinarians, particularly when called upon to use deprivation
as a disciplinarian's tool. Generally, then, since they are such
people-persons and are persons of great good-will, they will "cut people
some slack"...and "cut them some slack"...and "cut them some slack".
Get the picture?
It is said that if not critically practiced and
used, "thinking becomes a liability. ESFPs do well to seek out confirmation
of the soundness of tough-minded decisions".
It is also difficult for the ESFP to be asked to deal with the
abstract. They much prefer what they can see, touch, taste, smell
and hear: hands-on experiencing. Intuition and visualizing
are not strong points and it is difficult for them to "imagine".
They much prefer concrete examples to help them to understand.