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Extraverted Sensing Function (Se)

Sensing people process data with their five senses, so the Extraverted Sensing function allows a person to process life through their experiences.

Extraverted Sensing is the ability to be keen to what is seen, smelled, touched, heard and tasted. It is energized by experience and it is able to live “in the moment.”

Personality Types with Extraverted Sensing

The ESTP and ESFP personality types have Extraverted Sensing as their Primary Function.

ESTP – The “Persuader”
Persuaders live in the “here and now.” Their strength lies in their ability to persuade others and get things done. They are enthusiastic and lively. They think on their feet and thrive in crisis situations. The rush that risk-taking situations produce is very appealing to the Persuader. They are straightforward, realistic and take criticism well.
ESFP – The “Entertainer”
Entertainers are fun-loving and outgoing. They seek an audience to listen to their stories and adventures. They love being the center of attention. They are people-oriented and dislike being alone. Their harmonious and lively nature makes Entertainers popular and very likeable. They enjoy action, new experiences and a life filled with excitement.