Myers-Briggs Type Indicator/ESFP

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Introduction | Four polar dimensions: E/I, S/N, T/F, J/P | Four basic temperaments: SJ, SP, NT, NF | The sixteen types
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Fictional ESFPs[edit]

  • Lysandra (Throne of Glass)
  • Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter Series)
  • Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
  • Peter Pan (Peter Pan Movies)
  • Mushu (Mulan)
  • Dory (Finding Nemo)
  • Miley Stewart (Hannah Montana)
  • Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
  • Donkey (Shrek)
  • Penny (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Finnick Odair (The Hunger Games)
  • Olaf (Frozen)
  • Pikachu (Pokémon)
  • Prince Naveen (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Finn the Human (Adventure Time)
  • Dandy Mott (American Horror Story)
  • Thomas LeFroy (Becoming Jane)
  • GoGo Tomago (Big Hero 6)
  • Gina Linetti (Brooklyn 99)
  • Matt Murdock (Daredevil)
  • Jimmy Kent (Downton Abbey)
  • Rose MacClaire (Downton Abbey)
  • Yzma (Emperor's New Groove)
  • Stephanie Tanner (Full House)
  • Ginger Grant (Gilligan's Island)
  • Sookie St. James (Gilmore Girls)
  • Maya Hart (Girl Meets World)
  • Serena Vanderwoodsen (Gossip Girl)
  • Daisy Buchannan (The Great Gatsby)
  • Sirius Black (Harry Potter Series)
  • Sid (Ice Age)
  • Disgust (Inside Out)
  • Legolas (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Aurora (Maleficent)
  • Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
  • Summer Roberts (The O.C)
  • Michael Scott (The Office)
  • Anna (Once Upon A Time)
  • Ruby (Once Upon A Time)
  • August Booth (Once Upon A Time)
  • Cruella DeVil (101 Dalmations)
  • Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson)
  • Elizabeth Swann (Pirates of the Carribean)
  • Hanna Martin (Pretty Little Liars)
  • Lydia Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
  • Moses (Prince of Egypt)
  • Tzippora (Prince of Egypt)
  • Bridget Vreeland (Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants)
  • Jack Dawson (Titanic)
  • Alice Cullen (Twilight)
  • Titus Andromedon (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Louis Zamperini (Unbreakable)
  • Lexi Branson (Vampire Diaries)
  • Nora Hildegard (Vampire Diaries)
  • Vicki Donovan (Vampire Diaries)
  • Elizabeth Woodville (White Queen)
  • Xena (Xena Warrior Princess)
  • America Chavez (Young Avengers)
  • Joey Tribbiani (Friends)
  • Rachel Green (Friends)
  • Kronk (The Emperor's New Groove)
  • Ms. Frizzle (The Magic School Bus)
  • Andy Dwyer (Parks and Recreation)
  • Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

ESFPs at work and school[edit]

ESFPs see work as play. They like to whistle, drum, sing, talk or joke while they are doing work to keep what they are learning fun for them. This could cause teachers, mostly SJs, to feel that they are not paying attention. It could also be disturbing to people who like quiet when they think. ESFPs learn best when they are having fun. They also look at the person who is speaking to them as they can feel sound vibrations strongly. As they work they celebrate small accomplishments in what they are doing before moving on to the next, happy for what they have done, rather then being sad at what they still have to do. When they work with more logical things such as mathematics, they want to know how it relates to life right now. Preferring a hands-on approach, subjects like those can bore them. Their favorite subjects are ones that they have an interest in and ones that they can do things with and apply to the world around them. Music, drama, dance, competitive sports and computers are among many they like. They may also go into those areas when choosing their careers. Careers that may appeal to ESFPs are: actor, musician, stand up comedian, dancer, dance instructor, their favorite position in their sport of choice, gardener, painter, sculptor and chef. Sometimes though, it's hard for them to decide.

ESFPs in relationships[edit]

ESFPs are warm, loving, generous and sympathetic. They especially like physical affection such as hugs, kisses, petting on the head, massages, snuggles, tickles, and just being held. They show their love through those ways as well as surprising friends and loved ones with gifts. They want fun, variety, spontaneity, travel and adventure in their relationships and are usually not keen on settling down. This could be because of fear of rejection, commitment or because they found someone else. They like to keep things light and happy and not get into anything deep and lasting unless they are sure and have thought it out, which could take a while. This could cause their mates to express impatience which would make the ESFPs nervous and withdraw from them. ESFPs do not do well with anxiety, and are highly sensitive. When they can't make people smile with their charming ways and their playfulness, they feel bad as though it was their fault and leave. When they are in their best mood, they are seen as bouncy, hyperactive and childlike. They go from one activity to another so they won't be bored. When feeling their worst, they are moody, likely to beat themselves up (physically and/or mentally), call themselves unintelligent, think nobody takes them seriously and feel better after a good cry.

How to deal with an ESFP[edit]

Explain things clearly, Appeal to their common sense, Do something they enjoy with them, Discuss things over a break in the action and then get right back into the fun, give them lots of tlc.