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All tests - Personality profiles - Personality types - ESFJ

Find out how many people share your type, and what your strengths are!

 

Is the glass half full or half empty? I can't believe someone would leave this dirty glass out here! Clean up this mess right now!

Prayer: Lord, give me patience and I mean right NOW.

Animal personality: Dolphin
Helpless? In danger? Going to be eaten? Donít worry, the dolphin, as a willing helper, will always come to save you.

Cat personality: "Mommycat"
Even if kittenless or male, adopts everyone, including her "owners". Will groom you until you've got a rash; will groom other cats until they snap at her and run away.

Collective noun: A cotillion of ESFJ's

Percentage of total population: 13%

Interesting facts

  • Proponents of traditions, "faith preservers".
  • Most likely than any other type to stay in college.
  • Love to entertain.
  • May assume that everything they read is authoritative.
  • Usually make family and friends their top priority.
  • Crushed by personal criticism.
  • Statistically below average among people suffering from substance abuse.
  • May assume that they already know what other people want, and may not listen hard enough to their needs.
  • Happiest when given the appreciation they deserve.
  • Sensitive to the feelings of others.
  • May neglect their own needs.

Common careers

  • education
  • physicians
  • entrepreneurs
  • lawyers
  • sales representatives
  • nurses
  • social workers
  • retail owners
  • receptionists
  • real estate agents

Famous ESFJ's

  • Barbara Walters
  • Gerald Ford
  • Sam Walton
  • Martha Stewart
  • Ed Sullivan
  • Larry King

Quotes by famous ESFJ's:

  • "It would be nice to feel that we are a better world, a world of more compassion and a world of more humanity, and to believe in the basic goodness of man." - Barbara Walters
  • "To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling." - Barbara Walters
  • "Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time." - Gerald R. Ford
  • "The pat on the back, the arm around the shoulder, the praise for what was done right and the sympathetic nod for what wasn't are as much a part of golf as life itself." - Gerald R. Ford
  • "We're all working together; that's the secret." - Sam Walton
  • "I'm not a sponge exactly, but I find that something I look at is a great opportunity for ideas." - Martha Stewart
  • "This is what truly interests us, why we all come to work every day ... our passion is and always should be to make life better." - Martha Stewart
  • "If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers." - Ed Sullivan
  • "Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization somehow releases or frees you to operate more effectively." - Larry King
  • "I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening." - Larry King

Hobbies and recreation

  • volunteer in the community
  • president of a club or society
  • hosting the family holiday dinner
  • throwing a party for friends
  • planning the fourth of July horseshoe match
  • church volunteer
  • planning the annual treasure hunt
  • debate society
  • cooking
  • competitive sports
 

There are 16 types in total. Now that you know your type, read about other types below!

 

 
 
How accurate were your results? Join the discussion below.

   

ravenwolf
February 24, 2014 - 14:55

Yup,definitely me

Trina
December 10, 2013 - 15:21

The ESFJ is on point about everything.

Flabbergasted
November 22, 2013 - 17:14

This was scary how accurate it was I just had to comment. I'm actually planning to become a social worker someday, and I am currently the "president" of my art club and I'm sort of planning a party. I actually took another quiz and it said I was a dolphin too. It's weird but in a good way :)

Mary
August 09, 2013 - 19:40

They were somewhat accurate but two or three things that couldn't seem further from the truth.

Good quiz.. TY :)

Emily
March 27, 2013 - 02:33

It's actually kinda scary how accurate this is!

sasha
January 17, 2013 - 07:01

i dont normally do this as i think they are completely off scale...... BUT this was completely correct this is me in a nutshell ...... i always put others before myself and i am a very sensitive person.

THIS IS BRILLIANT!!!

Amazed
June 03, 2012 - 16:39

so me

Yolie
October 27, 2011 - 10:18

I'm a true ESFJ!!!!

All these sooo apply to me. And i love the qoutes by famous EFSJ's... I'm Facebooking my friends right now about it

chazzz
August 26, 2011 - 06:35

It is me..i put friends before me, and even though i don't like to lead people i some how or other get the lead...and I'm a law student...

Maryann
August 14, 2011 - 17:57

this is true....I always put my friends before myself. Now I'm putting myself FIRST.

Makayla
May 15, 2011 - 11:23

This is just like me! I love to cook I am looking forward to be a nurse, and i am planning on staying in college!

stephanie
March 11, 2011 - 13:28

this is just like my mum! she always gets annoyed and says we don't appreciate her enough... she always puts her family before herself, she sacrifices herself for us! and sometimes i get the feeling she doesn't listen , so maybe that IS because she assumes she already knows whats wrong.

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