Is there anyone like this around you?
Nice guy, but a bit irresponsible…
If you know someone like the above, the person may be an ESFP.
This article will clear up a lot of “questions” about ESFPs.
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Criteria for Judgment are the Five Senses
The ESFP combines extroverted sensation with feeling.
I will begin with the features of the extroverted sensation.
Simply put, this type of person lives to satisfy the five senses.
This personality can also be described as follows.
The physical “pleasure or discomfort” is the criterion for all decisions.
In addition, it can also be said as follows.
ESFPs utilize their “five senses” as “the most essential sensors in life.
These “five senses” are the following five.
Which of these senses is more important depends on the person.
For example, when choosing clothes, some people place importance on the appearance of the design, such as color.
This is the visual group.
People who choose clothes based on the touch of the fabric might be considered tactile people.
Another example would be someone who always keeps their room filled with aromatic scents.
Another type of person needs their favorite music whenever they relax in their room.
Some people are gourmets who live to eat good food.
All of these people make decisions and choices based on their five senses.
The introverted sensation has a somewhat “nerdy” character.
However, the extroverted sensation is more interested in the external world, so the person has an open-minded taste for making the environment comfortable.
Also, in general, ESFPs seem to have a good fashion sense.
Their way of life that values the five senses can be seen in their behavior.
They act before they think or feel.
After they receive information through their senses, they immediately take action without thinking or feeling.
It can be said that they are dynamic, but they also need more thought.
Also, this type of person tends to be easily influenced by the environment in which they live.
For example, when they go to a restaurant, they are satisfied with the food itself, but the view from the window is bleak, which ruins their mood.
Some people of this type are only motivated to study if they listen to their favorite music.
After reading the ESTJ description on this page, you may feel it does not apply to you.
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Let’s Have Fun Together!
Because ESFPs have both extroverted sensation and feeling, they try to share their senses with others.
So, for example, they often invite their friends out for fun in the following way.
“I found a great restaurant.
Let’s go eat together”.
“That band’s music is great!
Let’s go to a concert together next time”.
they tend to want to experience pleasant things with others.
Weaknesses: Intuition and Thinking
Here is a diagram of ESFP personality functions using Jungian psychology concepts.
(This is different from the MBTI interpretation)
As shown in the diagram above, sensation and feeling functions are in the realm of consciousness and are already well-developed.
Therefore, the owner of this personality is familiar with handling those two functions.
However, intuition and thinking are in the realm of unconsciousness and are not developed yet.
Problems related to these underdeveloped areas are a real weakness for this type of person.
However, having these weaknesses isn’t a problem in itself.
Not realizing that you have such weaknesses is the real problem.
It is so hard to develop functions that you aren’t good at.
However, just by being aware that you have such a weakness, you can change your way of life.
Sitting Still is Equivalent to Death
ESFPs who want to experience the real world with all their senses dislike sitting still.
To stay still is as good as being dead for them.
Therefore, they try to “feel alive” by constantly moving around and enjoying their senses.
They seek enjoyment rather than rest.
That’s why they are cheerful and friendly.
They always seem to be having fun, and they are the life of the party.
They are open-minded and not shy.
Therefore, they get along quickly with people they meet for the first time.
They are not only pleasant people but also seem to be attentive to others.
This is because they are seekers of pleasure, and they don’t want to make others feel uncomfortable as well.
Therefore, they are people who are rarely disliked by others.
Nice Guy but Irresponsible!
When ESFPs become interested in something, they immediately take action.
However, because they have yet to plan, they often falter later.
Also, even if they make some plans, they are easily bored and eventually only last for a while in everything they do.
Instead of doing things to the end, they do a little and then move on to the next thing.
This is because they don’t think about things in the long run.
Thus, they are often thought of as frivolous.
They may also be perceived as nice but irresponsible.
As I mentioned earlier, ESFPs often invite people to have fun, but they can make mistakes when they do.
For instance, they tell a friend,
“I found a great restaurant”
and take the friend there.
But of course, this type of person doesn’t check the restaurant’s opening days in advance.
So, when they arrive at the restaurant, they may find that it is closed on that day.
In such a case, The friend has the following thoughts:
“Why didn’t that guy research more in advance?”
So, the ESFP tends to give you the impression that they are nice guys but unreliable.
Summary of ESFP type
Finally, a summary of the features of the ESFP is given below.
●The criteria for judgment are the five senses.
●Easily influenced by the environment.
●Shares the pleasures of the senses with others.
●Good person, but somewhat irresponsible.
●Staying still is equivalent to death.