About ESFP – ‘The Performer’

ESFPs thrive on new experiences and having a lot of contact with people. Possessing strong people skills, they tend to choose careers that allow them to help people in practical ways and often find themselves in the role of peacemaker. ESFPs enjoy work that is independent, resourceful, and allows them to have plenty of hands-on involvement and see the results of their efforts. They are great communicators, collaborators, and team players. ESFPs make up 8.5 percent of the U.S. population.

What ESFP Means

Extroversion image49.3%

of U.S.


You gain energy from your outer world.


of U.S.


You value the actual, practical, and present.


of U.S.


You base decisions on what concerns others.


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You’re adaptable and prefer flexibility.

How Common ESFPs Are

How Common ESFPs Are

Characteristics of ESFPs

They Most Value
They Appear to Others As
Energetic, Inquisitive, Encouraging
  • Energizing
  • Communicative
  • Open
  • Practical
  • Action-Oriented
  • Empathetic
  • Cooperative
  • Loyal
  • Flexible
  • Curious
  • Informal

Careers for ESFPs

Learn More

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