Personality Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging
ESFJ stands for Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging and represents the preferences of the individual in the four dimensions that characterize the personality type, according to the theories of Jung and Briggs Myers personality type.
Characteristics of the ESFJ personality
Keepers of birthdays, holidays, and celebrations, ESFJs are generous hosts. They enjoy traditions and respect them with joy and are liberal about giving, especially when custom dictates.
Regardless of other factors, ESFJs enjoy being in charge. They clearly see problems and delegate easily, they work hard and play with enthusiasm. ESFJs, as most SJs do, strongly advocate seniority rights. They willingly provide services (an action that embodies the meaning of life) and expect others to do the same.
ESFJs are easily injured. And when they are hurt, their emotions are not contained. By nature "they don't hide their feelings." They often emanate warmth and cordiality, but sometimes they cannot contain the bewilderment of their souls. Some ESFJs channel these vibrant emotions into poignant dramatic acting on stage and screen.
Powerful and contradictory forces consume the ESFJ. Her sense of what's right and what's wrong struggles with an overwhelming "motherly" rescue drive. This sometimes results in quick and immediate action being taken against an offender, followed by a severe reprimand; However, the same executioner, in the end, snatches the prodigal from the gallows of his madness, just when the knot is tightened and all hope is lost!
An ESFJ who disagrees with himself is a remarkable sight. When a decision needs to be made, especially one involving the risk of conflict (something that is abhorrent to ESFJs), an internal wrestling match ensues between the aforementioned black and white Values and the Nemesis of Discord. The contestant pits both "me" against each other. First, he firmly decides for Good, then he changes in favor of Prudence to prevent hostilities from occurring, responding with unwavering values. This situation continues to ad exhaustion until the winner takes it all.
Characterized by offering care, ESFJs perceive danger everywhere, internal germs, external elements, unscrupulous criminals, insidious character flaws. The world is a dangerous place, which cannot be trusted. It is not that the ESFJ is paranoid; it would be more accurate to consider it "hypervigilant". And therefore they serve superbly as protectors, standing out in fields like medical care and primary education.
ESFJ career options
ESFJs are often found in occupations that involve a lot of direct interaction with other people (for example, clients, other staff members) or involve responsibility for critical tasks (for example, those that require complete attention or that can have serious consequences), or both. Very often, ESFJs realize their potential in health care and in various community care organizations. Other preferred occupation areas include social work, service-oriented professions, and teaching (often in primary schools).
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