The ESFJ is a Sensing, Feeling, and Judging Extrovert. As one of the most socially savvy personality types, they’re very outgoing and approachable, and they’re constantly on the go. Despite how light-hearted they might seem on the surface, ESFJs actually feel deeply. They thrive in positive, harmonious environments, and want to be acknowledged for their efforts, especially by people they love. With their strong drive to organize, they’re great at initiating hangouts and group activities. They can be warm even with strangers, and humor comes easily to them.
Memes circulate online about each personality type and ESFJs are no exception. There is a running stereotype about how ESFJs love trying to bring people together. Dealing directly with conflict stresses them out. Although they can become impulsive with their words when they’re emotional, they usually have a hard time stating their frustrations directly and objectively. They can also try to play the role of a mediator when others are arguing. On another level, as Extroverted Feelers, they typically aim to include everyone. This gives them an interesting relationship with introverted types. Introverts can get overwhelmed by ESFJs’ high-energy invitations, but at the same time, they also appreciate how ESFJs draw them out of their shells.
Another ESFJ quirk is often displaying concern about others’ well-being. ESFJs may be described as being like the mom or dad of their group. They’re compelled to take care of others, and they can anticipate someone’s needs quickly, especially if it’s a physical need such as wanting a chair to sit on or craving for a snack. As selfless as they can be, ESFJs also seek validation. If what they do isn’t appreciated, ESFJs can feel hurt and even get irritated at the other person.
In this article, we decided to take a look at the endearing ESFJ through the lens of their humor as well as memes about them. We’ve also included quotes that ESFJs find inspirational. Humor is rarely discussed when it comes to MBTI types–and reading all about it can give deeper insights into the inner workings of this fascinating personality type.
The humor style of each MBTI type can vary widely because of their individual personality types and preferences. ESFJs lean towards short, wholesome jokes and witty one-liners. Their sense of humor is readily apparent when they’re surrounded by other people, whether friends, family, or coworkers. Because ESFJs are sensitive to social undercurrents, they try to create a comfortable environment where everyone feels at ease with each other. They may use humor as an icebreaker, and it’s a win for them if they can get other people to smile.
Since they have a keen sense of how to behave appropriately in different situations, they take care not to offend anyone with their jokes. Although they can employ sarcasm light-heartedly, they wouldn’t direct it to anyone directly unless they’re genuinely feeling upset. They steer clear of satire and controversial topics, focusing instead on quips or jokes that would appeal to most. It helps that they have a good sense of timing. ESFJs can think of amusing lines mid-conversation, and they have a definite sassy side.
In general, they prefer uncomplicated jokes that people understand right away. They are also likely to be active on social media, keeping up with what’s trending, and they might bring up jokes that have gone viral online or that are circulating among their groups of friends. ESFJs will almost always be in the know when it comes to what’s currently happening, so they’ll pick up quickly on what everyone’s talking about. They may even enjoy sitcom humor, remembering funny lines from the latest TV show. Observational humor also appeals to them. They have a sharp eye when it comes to details, which leads them to make amusing observations about day-to-day life that some other personality types can miss.
Hang around ESFJs long enough, and you’ll see their unique brand of humor. Bantering with them is also fun because they’re excellent conversationalists, often trying to go along with a joke that someone’s making. This creates a lively environment where everyone’s potentially laughing and joining in.
Although much of their humor is spontaneous, a lot of ESFJs enjoy making classic jokes, ranging from quick puns to knock-knock jokes that work for nearly every occasion. These can be cheesy occasionally, but ESFJs have a knack for delivering jokes with the right timing and tone of voice. The effect they’re going for is usually a quick chuckle–they don’t want people to get confused or overthink just to figure out the punch line. Here is a taste of what they find funny:
- How did the barber win the race? He knew a shortcut!
- What’s a writing utensil’s favorite place to go on vacation? Pencil-vania!
Olive you and I don’t care who knows it!
- Where does Batman go to the bathroom? The batroom.
- Which is faster, hot or cold? Hot because you can catch a cold.
- I could tell a joke about pizza, but it’s a little cheesy.
Although there are hundreds, even thousands of MBTI memes out there, ESFJ memes are much rarer than those for other personality types. The main reason for this is ESFJs aren’t as engrossed with internet culture.
ESFJs tend to be updated and in the know when it comes to real-life matters. But they don’t spend as much time on forums, devoting more of their energy to socializing face-to-face instead. When they do go online, they’re typically more absorbed with social media platforms such as Instagram or Facebook where they can share photos or see how others are doing. The key distinction is that ESFJs use these platforms to connect with people they already know or as a prelude to meeting up in person.
As a result, there are fewer memes focused on ESFJs. Many ESFJ memes are also made by other personality types. Still, the memes available online end up being a hit because the descriptions can hit close to home for many ESFJs. Following, we list the best hubs for ESFJ memes (and include our favorite meme from each):
Reddit is a network of communities that are based on people’s interests. These are called subreddits, and Reddit has at least 130,000 subreddits that are active out of a total of 1.2 million. There are numerous subreddits devoted to the MBTI community, including r/mbti and even r/ESFJ. For ESFJ memes, we recommend going to r/mbtimemes–you’re bound to find an ESFJ meme in the first two pages.
Pinterest is an image-sharing service where users save images and links that they like on pinboards. In turn, pinboards have a specific theme or topic, and users can follow pinboards that cater to their different interests. Since Pinterest is a visual-heavy platform, it’s helpful for finding personality-type memes. If you look up “ESFJ” on the search bar, you’ll see several ESFJ pinboards, with facts and article links about ESFJs on top of memes.
Twitter is another great place online where ESFJ memes can circulate widely and become viral. As a microblogging service, Twitter excels at sharing information through concise tweets, ranging from the latest news to personal life updates. What makes it powerful is how fast tweets can spread–when someone reposts a tweet, more users in their network can share it too. For an account to follow, @mbtimeme makes several tweets every week about different personality types.
ESFJs are pragmatic realists at heart, and they like hearing about stories from actual people as inspiration. Instead of basing their dreams on castles in the sky, they’re interested in real-life examples that show how others took concrete action and achieved their goals. Here are some quotes that ESFJs can relate to, as well as quotes by famous representatives of this Myers-Briggs personality type.
Quotes ESFJs can relate to
ESFJs live in a connected world. It’s said that human beings have an average of six degrees of separation from each other, but ESFJs know this instinctively. Aside from valuing their personal relationships, ESFJs are also huge believers in the power of diligence and consistency. Here are some quotes that describe the life philosophy of this personality type:
- “I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people who are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can’t change the way anyone else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.” – Charles de Lint
- “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
- “There is satisfaction… in creating a list of things you can actually accomplish, then removing them one at a time.” – Brandon Sanderson
- “Some people care too much, I think it’s called love.” – Winnie the Pooh
- “Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl
- “Always have a plan, and believe in it. Nothing happens by accident.” – Chuck Knox
- “To feel deeply is not a symptom of weakness, it is a trademark of the truly alive and compassionate.” – Anthon St. Maarten
- “I’m happiest when I’m just hanging out with my friends… It doesn’t really matter what we do.” – Kirsten Dunst
- “Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.” – Julie Andrews
- “I’m just chatty. But I do express my opinion.”– Reese Witherspoon
Quotes by famous ESFJ people
If you’re curious about ESFJ celebrities and fictional characters–we wrote a whole article on the topic. If you just want to read quotes by famous ESFJs, this is the right section for it.
- “No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” – Taylor Swift
- “Commitment is a big part of what I am and what I believe. How committed are you to winning? How committed are you to being a good friend? To being trustworthy? To being successful? How committed are you to being a good father, a good teammate, a good role model? There’s that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not?” – LeBron James
- “My motto is concentration. First honesty; then industry and then concentration.” –Andrew Carnegie
- “Coming to terms with our true natures and who we really are has always been a fascination to humans. I know it fascinates me.” – Hugh Jackman
- “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