Yesterday, one of my friends shared her personality result on Facebook and she explained about how she has evolved from “ENFP: The Campaigner” to “INFP: The Mediator” within a year.
I remembered taking this quiz a few years back – maybe three years ago… I’m not sure. I didn’t remember my result as well. But my friend made me real curious about it so I decided to take it again. But I forgot my password to my account and… long story short, turns out my initial result used to be ISFP: The Adventurer
And this morning, I got different result…
I took it two times just to be sure because I couldn’t believe it. I never expect myself to be “ESFP: The Entertainer“
I mean… at the end of the day, it’s just an internet quiz but it was so interesting on how those both results are under the same personality type-category of “Explorers.” My friend said it’s almost like you evolved from ISFP to ESFP. I don’t know, but let me analyze some of the interesting points about ESFP that I agree and don’t agree.
We Are All of Us Stars…
Born entertainers, ESFPs love the spotlight, but all the world’s a stage. Many famous people with the ESFP personality type are indeed actors, but they love putting on a show for their friends too, chatting with a unique and earthy wit, soaking up attention and making every outing feel a bit like a party. Utterly social, ESFPs enjoy the simplest things, and there’s no greater joy for them than just having fun with a good group of friends.
Okay, the first line…. a little bit shocking. I don’t like spotlight. I mean, I don’t mind it but I try to avoid it as much as I can because I rather be someone who worked hard behind the scene to support someone in the spotlight. To give the clearest example, in broadcast production, I rather be the Producer behind the scene than be the Talent on the screen.
And the second part about how ESFPs love putting on a show… Idk. LOL Maybe. I guess… it’s so weird. This is something that I do only at party where everyone is so awkward and not talking, and I would just try to get attention of people and come up with random ice breaking activities because I want everyone to have fun.
(I was so ready to come out and fight on this result but I guess there is some truth to it after all.)
From grooming and outfits to a well-appointed home, ESFP personalities have an eye for fashion. Knowing what’s attractive the moment they see it, ESFPs aren’t afraid to change their surroundings to reflect their personal style. ESFPs are naturally curious, exploring new designs and styles with ease.
Nope. This is completely crap. I’m such a low maintenance person when it comes to grooming and outfits. I like comfort clothes and something familiar.
Though it may not always seem like it, ESFPs know that it’s not all about them – they are observant, and very sensitive to others’ emotions. People with this personality type are often the first to help someone talk out a challenging problem, happily providing emotional support and practical advice. However, if the problem is about them, ESFPs are more likely to avoid a conflict altogether than to address it head-on. ESFPs usually love a little drama and passion, but not so much when they are the focus of the criticisms it can bring.
Yes. LOL. “ESFPs usually love a little drama and passion” LMAO. Dramatic forever and always. hahahahaha And yeah, I agree with the observant part: I’m damn observant as hell. I like watching people, and see what is going on with them so that if they are sad, I can be there for them.
- Bold – ESFPs aren’t known for holding back. Wanting to experience everything there is to experience, people with the ESFP personality type don’t mind stepping out of their comfort zones when no one else is willing.
- Original – Traditions and expectations are secondary to ESFPs, if a consideration at all. ESFP personalities love to experiment with new styles, and constantly find new ways to stick out in the crowd.
- Aesthetics and Showmanship – Not stopping at mere outfits, ESFPs inject artistic creativity into their words and actions, too. Every day is a performance, and ESFPs love to put on a show.
- Practical – To ESFPs, the world is meant to be felt and experienced. Truth is stranger than fiction, and ESFPs prefer to see and do than to wax philosophical about “what-ifs”.
- Observant – With all this focus on the here and now, on doing and acting, it makes sense that ESFPs are naturals when it comes to noticing real, tangible things and changes.
- Excellent People Skills – More so than things though, ESFPs love to pay attention to people. They are talkative, witty, and almost never run out of things to discuss. For people with this personality type, happiness and satisfaction stem from the time they spend with the people they enjoy being with.
I am not particularly bold nor original. I don’t think I have aesthetics and showmanship traits either. But yes, I’m damn practical, observant and I’d like to think that I have excellent people skills. (I THINK) hahaha
- Sensitive – ESFPs (especially Turbulent ones) are strongly emotional, and very vulnerable to criticism – they can feel like they’ve been backed into a corner, sometimes reacting badly. This is probably ESFPs’ greatest weakness, because it makes it so hard to address any other weaknesses brought to light.
- Conflict-Averse – ESFPs sometimes ignore and avoid conflict entirely. They tend to say and do what’s needed to get out of such situations, then move on to something more fun.
- Easily Bored – Without constant excitement, ESFPs find ways to create it themselves. Risky behavior, self-indulgence, and the pleasures of the moment over long-term plans are all things ESFPs get into a little too often.
- Poor Long-Term Planners – In fact, ESFP personalities rarely make detailed plans for the future. To them, things come as they come, and they rarely bother with taking the time to lay out steps and consequences, with the belief that they could change at any moment – even with things that can be planned.
- Unfocused – Anything that requires long-term dedication and focus is a particular challenge for ESFPs. In academics, dense, unchanging subjects like Classic Literature are much more difficult than more dynamic, relatable subjects like psychology. The trick for ESFPs is to find day-to-day joy in broader goals, and to tough it out with those tedious things that must be done.
I am not really sensitive though. And I completely disagree with the “conflict averse” part. I’m the type of person who likes to solve the conflict head on. I hate it when people avoid it also. Especially, if I’m in the middle of the conflict in which people have problems with me. I would want them to come up straight to me to solve it. And I do the same thing if the situation is reverse as well. #sorrynotsorry
I guess the rest are fairly true. I can get bored easily; I’m the worst procrastinator; sometimes I’m unfocused – like it said I would find Psychology more interesting than Classic Literature.
I’m skipping these three explanations because I’m not that interested in them. My friends know what kind of person I am, and I know what kind of friend I am to all of them. ❤
ESFP personalities are natural entertainers, event planners, sales representatives, trip planners, and tour guides, as each of these creates a sense of excitement, stimulation, and novelty between them and their customers.
Ahhh this is an excerpt from Career Paths… LOL I mean… I love event planning. But Sales representatives… NOPE. Dear god, please god no.
There is workplace explanation left but those are the same old stuff so if you’re interested, you can go and read about it.
So this is me. It said “People Mastery” is my thing. LOL.