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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!


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