About ESFJ – ‘The Provider’

ESFJs are warm, energetic, people persons. They are hard-working, organized, conscientious, and enjoy being part of a cooperative team. ESFJs are driven by a desire to lead and help people in practical ways. They often choose careers where they can observe others’ needs and organize a plan to meet those needs. ESFJs make up 12.3 percent of the U.S. population.

What ESFJ Means

Extroversion icon49.3%

of U.S.


You gain energy from your outer world.

Sensing icon73.3%

of U.S.


You value the actual, practical, and present.

Feeling icon59.8%

of U.S.


You base decisions on what concerns others.

Judging icon54.1%

of U.S.


You’re decisive and prefer structure.

How Common ESFJs Are

ESFJ bar graph

Characteristics of ESFJs

They Most Value
They Appear to Others As
Helpful, Supportive, Practical
  • Energizing
  • Communicative
  • Open
  • Practical
  • Action-Oriented
  • Empathetic
  • Cooperative
  • Loyal
  • Decisive
  • Sticks to Plans
  • Rigid

Careers for ESFJs

Learn More

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