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A Guide to ESFP Relationships and Compatibility with Other Personality Types

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You know the saying, “Actions speak louder than words”?

We couldn’t agree more, especially when it comes to relationships. You can tell a lot about someone’s personality by observing how they treat others and how they behave in different social roles.

ESFPs’ personalities are known as The Entertainer and are bubbly, outgoing, energetic, and adventure-seeking. They are also known as people pleasers who care deeply about their friends and loved ones. But, as you may find out, not everyone is able to handle this larger than life personality that is constantly demanding attention and respect.

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For this reason, we will offer you a comprehensive description of ESFP relationships and give you a clear picture of what you can expect from the ESFP personality type in various social roles. We’ll be exploring what ESFPs are like as lovers, as friends, as parents, and as colleagues.

In addition to digging into what makes ESFPs tick, we will focus on their compatibility with other personality types to see who is a perfect match, as well as what personality types should invest more energy and effort in  relationships with ESFPs.

If you’re not an ESFP, this article may provide you with valuable insights into a typical ESFP person’s behavior in relationships. You may be able to adjust your expectations for current relationships as a result, or see whether you could build a significant bond with an ESFP in the future.

On the other hand, all the ESFPs that are reading this article may find out the reasoning behind their behavior in different relationships. More importantly, they may find ways to overcome some shortcomings typical for ESFP personality type and improve their professional or personal relationships.

ESFP in Love

The ESFP type is caring, affectionate, and a generous people pleaser when in love. An ESFP tends to cuddle their loved ones endlessly, going above and beyond to make them laugh. So if you date an ESFP person, don’t be surprised if you get a “just because” gift on a regular Tuesday. Hooked on excitement and fun, ESFPs tend to involve their significant others in all their adventures, making sure they enjoy the ride.

Also, they will always find a way to make their loved ones feel better, even if they need to share their most embarrassing secrets, which is not an easy task for ESFPs.

Being enthusiastic and energetic, an ESFP will be attracted to spontaneous people who share their love for excitement. Also, as an outgoing and assertive personality type, they will look for courageous and strong-willed partners who know what they want and how to get it.

If you want to win an ESFP’s heart, try to be spontaneous and engage them in an exciting, fun-packed activity.

While dating someone who shares their lust for life may be a dream come true for an ESFP, they will not tolerate partners that overshadow or disrespect them. ESFPs are attention-seekers who need to be respected and appreciated constantly. If this is not the case, they may feel rejected and hurt and let their negative emotions get the best of them. In short, they expect to be accepted for who they truly are in a romantic relationship, and if their partners fail to do, so they may either shut down completely or lash out impulsively.

Even though they are practical and down-to-earth problem solvers, ESFP personalities are known for their inexhaustible optimism. They tend to observe the world through rose-tinted glasses, and they hate it when someone meddles with their optimistic perception. For this reason, they avoid people who tend to start serious conversations and spread negative energy.

These are some hints about the typical behavior of ESFPs in love. Further on, we will offer you a detailed analysis of emotional relationships between ESFPs and other personality types. If you want to find out more about ESFP personality traits, you can click here.

ESFP Best Match

Now that we’ve provided a general picture of an ESFP in love, let’s see what personality type would be the best match for an ESFP personality. It is not surprising that the personality types that share the same extroverted (E), sensitive (S), or feeling (F) preferences would make a great ESFP relationship match. This being said, ESFJs and ISFPs stand out among others as the most compatible partners for ESFPs. This is because both of these types share numerous similar traits and principles, despite their obvious differences.

Other personality types that ESFPs are likely to get romantically involved with are ENFP, ENFJ, ISTP, ISTJ. Namely, ESFP may find these personalities interesting and intriguing enough to meet and spend time with. They may build significant and lasting relationships with these types if they create balance between their similarities and key differences. ESFPs may get a valuable and fresh perspective on life from relationships with these personality types.

ESFP as a Friend

ESFPs are fun-loving, outgoing social butterflies that like to entertain others and involve people in various exciting activities. For all these reasons, they make friends easily and are always a well-liked companion. ESFPs are caring friends who have an in-depth understanding of other people’s needs and wishes. So, ESFPs will usually be the first to offer help, and will go above and beyond to solve any problem.

Hollywood diva Elizabeth Taylor is a perfect example of a devoted friend. Besides the fact that she formed life-long friendships with her partners on the silver screen and numerous husbands, she was also a great humanitarian. After her close friend, Rock Hudson, died of AIDS, Elizabeth invested her influence and energy to start her foundation to battle this ominous disease .

ESFPs tend to turn to their friends when times are rough, according to another famous ESFP, Justin Bieber. So if you want to make an ESFP person feel better, just take them to a party or thrill them with some other breathtaking activity. Or, just be there to offer your ESFP friend a shoulder to cry on.

One of the misconceptions about ESFPs is that they cannot form lasting friendships because they are thrill-seekers who get bored easily. Quite the contrary – they are devoted friends who will stay by your side until the end of time, if you don’t betray them. However, when friends hurt or disrespect ESFPs they tend to end friendships abruptly, even though they try to avoid conflict at all costs.

You can find out more about famous ESFP personalities here.

ESFP as a Parent

As you can imagine, ESFP parents are loving, warm, and affectionate, and they make sure that their houses are filled with people, love, and joy.  You will rarely have a dull moment with an ESFP parent because they love spending time with their children and involving them in many entertaining activities. The ESFP personality type often enjoys having larger families, and they delight in pampering their children and making their wishes come true. Yet, ESFPs’ practical and grounded approach to everyday life allows them to find a way to help their loved ones tackle any problem.

Although they are enthusiastic parents, ESFPs may struggle with providing a structured and organized lifestyle for their children. As they prefer learning from experience, they may avoid making tightly-scheduled activities and instead may let their children explore new things in their own way.

This lack of structure and organization may easily lead to the lack of discipline, and discipline is not always a strong suit for an ESFP parent. On the other hand, they may get easily agitated if children disregard set rules, which may lead to numerous heated arguments during teenage years. Despite their possible shortcomings, ESFPs may be among the most supportive and understanding parents in the entire personality type spectrum. While ESFPs will do their best to prevent their children from experiencing disappointments similar to their own past, they will let their children choose their own life paths. ESFP parents are ready to fully support their children’s decisions and help them achieve their goals.

ESFPs in the Workplace

ESFP’s bubbly personality often shapes their working environment. They tend to turn their workplace into an enjoyable and motivating space. Furthermore, they use their open-minded and easy-going communication style to convince their co-workers to get things done efficiently. Since ESFPs are known for their strong practical side, they only need to know what the goal is and to have freedom to execute tasks their way. Because of this, ESFP personalities are great at working in dynamic and hectic work environments.

They connect with others easily. So, an ESFP will most likely be the co-worker that gets along with everybody in the office, always trying to liven up the atmosphere at work. You will likely find them channeling their love of socializing and fun into organizing office parties or team-building activities. You can find out more about ideal ESFP careers here.

ESFP Compatibility

After reading about how an ESFP behaves in different relationships and roles, you may think that everyone would love to have this kind of person in their life. Surprisingly, you might be wrong. Not everyone is attracted to the ESFP’s easy-going, enthusiastic, and overly-optimistic nature.

Their constant quest for new activities and adventures may seem reckless to others, as well as their spur-of-the-moment decision making. Also, their reluctance to engage in serious or deep conversations may seem shallow to personality types on the opposite side of the personality spectrum.

These opposite types are mostly introverted, intuitive, thinking, and judging, which means their preferences are completely different from those of an ESFP. Therefore, these personality types may find it hard to understand or handle an ESFP person.

ESFP Compatibility Chart

We have created an ESFP compatibility chart, which includes all 16 personality types,  to better explain their potential for creating relationships with ESFPs.

ESFP Compatibility Chart

Possible Soul Mates

Blue-colored personality types represent almost perfect matches for ESFPs. These four types share many features and foster similar values and outlook on life. This high compatibility rate does not guarantee a relationship totally free of disagreements. But, it is believed that ESFP people will create meaningful relationships with ESFP, ESTP,  ESFJ, and ISFJ types more easily because of the numerous preferences they have in common.

Intriguing Partners 

The green-colored section of the ESFP compatibility chart contains personality types that share numerous features with an ESFP, while having some key differences. These relationships have excellent potential to grow if the partners manage to balance their similarities and obvious differences in character.

Hypothetical Complements 

In the yellow-colored part of this chart you will see personality types that, despite their many differences from ESFPs, may hypothetically build lasting relationships with an ESFP if they invest a lot of time and energy in it.

If an ESFP gets to know any of these personality types better, they may realize that they share important features and values. Besides, they may find out that they can learn a lot from each other’s  differences.

Opposites That Do not Attract 

Red-colored personality types are opposite ESFPs on the 16 personalities spectrum. These four types hold fundamentally different values and principles than ESFPs, so you may expect serious clashes between the ESFPs and INTJs, INFJs, ENTJs, and INTPs. However, if these types get involved in a relationship and overcome their differences, they will get the opportunity to see things from a different perspective, which can be valuable experience for both of them.

Now that we’ve explained our color-coding system, let’s start from the beginning and give you a detailed review of how romantic and workplace relationships function between an ESFP and each of the other personality types.


These two types fall in the “blue zone” of the compatibility chart. They have very similar world views and usually get along easily. It doesn’t mean they won’t come across issues but may find it the easiest to deal with them.

In Relationships

Many would think this would be a match made in heaven because both partners share the same optimistic outlook on life and have the same preferences and values. However, there are some challenges that may appear in the ESFP and ESFP relationships due to their mutual need to be the center of attention.

As a personality type that adores adventure, an ESFP is going to enjoy the company of a like-minded ESFP partner who also lives in the moment and tends to live life to the fullest. Also, two ESFPs in a relationship will usually be very attuned to each other’s wishes and needs, trying their best to fulfill them and make their partner happy.

On the other hand, communication between two ESFPs in a relationship may be challenging. They may both be forthcoming, loud, and attention-seeking. While this communication style can lead to interesting discussions, it may also easily slip into a battle for the limelight.

Both ESFP partners may overcome this issue by trying to be better listeners, which may be a demanding task. But, by becoming a better listener, ESFPs can significantly improve not only their emotional relationships but also their friendships, workplace relations, and more.

At Work

Two ESFPs working together can easily make a powerful team. Both are extremely practical and focused on providing a swift and efficient solution to problems. Thanks to their assertiveness and positive attitude, they will have no problem persuading others to follow their lead and do what is necessary to get the job done.

On the other hand, ESFPs’ weaker organizational skills may become a great challenge that the two may have to face when working together. However, they can certainly harness their energy and enthusiasm to overcome this weakness.


These two types fall in the “blue zone” of the compatibility chart. They have very similar world views and usually get along easily. It doesn’t mean they won’t come across issues but may find it the easiest to deal with them.

In relationships

A relationship between these two types will be filled with fun and energy, because both ESFPs and ESTPs are extroverts on the hunt for new and exciting activities to occupy their time. However, the ESFP, as a true entertainer, will be people-focused and will make sure everyone is having fun, while an ESTP will be looking for the next big thing as soon as they get bored. The good thing about these two is that they are both vocal and outspoken. However, ESFPs will want to keep some things to themselves and share their deepest feelings only with their close circle. On the other hand, their ESTP partner will express their feelings directly and factually, without going into depth. In fact, as a dominantly practical type, ESTP does not pay much attention to emotions. This may be a challenge for their more sensitive ESFP partner who often has less control of their feelings.

At work

ESTPs and ESFPs may make a great team at work because they share the same tendencies toward practicality and efficient problem solving. However, ESFPs tend to take the time to include other team members in problem solving, while action-oriented ESTPs focus on the problem that needs to be solved and move on once they conquer it.


These two types fall in the “blue zone” of the compatibility chart. They have very similar world views and usually get along easily. It doesn’t mean they won’t come across issues but may find it the easiest to deal with them.

In Relationships

These two personality types have the potential to build a strong and lasting relationship based on the features they share. Namely, both ESFPs and ESFJs are people-oriented, caring, and sympathetic. They are also interested in real-world problems and practical ways to solve them. They are open and straightforward in communication, which allows them to share their history and experiences and connect on a deeper level. However, there are significant differences in their personalities that may put a strain on the ESFP/ESFJ relationship. ESFJ people are known for being great planners who like to make detailed and structured schedules. This tendency may be frustrating for free-spirited ESFPs who prefer to go with the flow. Since both hate conflicts, ESFPs may be able to avoid confrontation if they try to respect and accept their ESFJ partners’ highly organized way of life.

At Work

As we have already mentioned, ESFJs rely on practical solutions as ESFPs do, but they have a stronger sense of duty than ESFPs. Therefore, they will focus on making an efficient plan that will solve problems. And they expect people to follow their plans. Therefore, as team members, ESFJs may complement ESFPs weaknesses in planning and organization and help them get their ducks in a row.


These two types fall in the “blue zone” of the compatibility chart. They have very similar world views and usually get along easily. It doesn’t mean they won’t come across issues but may find it the easiest to deal with them.

In Relationships

ESFPs may find great joy and fulfillment in a relationship with an ISFP person, if they manage to tone down their extroverted side. Namely, ESFPs and ISFPs share a majority of their personality type preferences, even though they differ in their preference for Extroversion and Introversion. They are both deeply attuned to their senses. Also, they are always seeking appreciation and respect for who they really are because of their Feeling preference. Both ESFP and ISFP types care immensely about their friends and loved ones, but they tend to express their love and affection differently. For example, while ESFPs love to talk about their feelings openly, ISFPs tend to let actions speak louder than words, since they are very private.

Relationships between ESFP and ISFP personalities may have amazing potential, because the people-pleasing ESFP may be an ideal partner to a harmony-seeking ISFP. The main issue to tackle in this relationship is oversensitivity. Both ESFPs and ISFPs tend to get hurt easily, and this may present a significant problem as both types also shy away from conflicts. For this reason, many things may be left unsaid and many issues left unresolved.

At Work

A creative introvert will complement a practical extrovert perfectly. ISFPs will add much needed creative perspective and attention to detail to the ESFP’s focus on practicality. On the other hand, as born leaders, ambitious and assertive ESFPs may help their ISFP colleagues come forward and share their ideas and solutions with others.

Now that we’ve explored the green zone of the compatibility chart, let’s turn to personality types from the ESFP compatibility chart in the yellow zone; these may be interesting and intriguing to ESFPs, both because of and in spite of their obvious differences.


These two types fall in the “green zone” of the compatibility chart. These two types click easily and have enough differences to be able to learn from each other.

In Relationships

Even though ESFPs base their decisions on feelings and ISTPs base theirs more on logic, this relationship may have potential if both types learn from their differences. While ESFPs give in to feelings completely, the rational ISTP types may not understand the seemingly irrational and emotional side of their ESFP partner.

On the other hand, both ESFPs and ISTPs are thrill seekers who like to be at the center of the action, solving difficult problems. This shared trait that can bond ESFPs and ISTPs. Even though they may not have numerous things in common, these two may build a solid relationship if they decide to use each other’s strengths to fight their weaknesses. For example, ESFPs may teach ISTPs how to share their emotions, and ISTPs may show ESFPs how to mellow out their over-sensitivity.

At Work

ISTPs will bring loads of experience and practical knowledge to their team. They love tackling difficult problems and working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. However, they tend to get easily bored by their tasks, and then they shut down. ESFP co-workers or managers, known for being great motivators, may be a perfect support for an ISTP.


These two types fall in the “green zone” of the compatibility chart. These two types click easily and have enough differences to be able to learn from each other.

In Relationships

Even though they are reserved and withdrawn, ISFJ people care deeply for others, as ESFPs do. While ESFPs will go above and beyond to make others feel good and to be the life of the party, ISFJ will quietly do the hard work to make things happen, staying in the shadows.

Communication in a ESFP/ISFJ relationship may present a problem at first. An outspoken ESFP may not understand ISFJs’ reluctance to talk openly about their feelings. However, ISFJs tend to open up more as time goes by and as they begin to trust their partner. Therefore, ESFPs, be patient with your ISFJ partners or friends, and try to earn their trust first.

At Work

ISFJs will bring order, clarity and organization to the team, all features an ESFP desperately needs. Both types possess a caring and practical nature. However, while ISFJs are hard working with an amazing attention to detail, ESFPs have a problem with staying focused. So pairing these two at work may be a great idea. ISFJs may help ESFPs stay focused and organised, while ESFPs may motivate ISFJs to step out of the shadows and boost their confidence.


These two types fall in the “green zone” of the compatibility chart. These two types click easily and have enough differences to be able to learn from each other.

In Relationships

These two personality types share numerous similarities on which they can build meaningful, deep relationships. Both ESFPs and ENFPs are optimistic and enthusiastic. Outgoing and people-oriented, they will embrace novelties, energetically asking “What’s next?”

However, so many similarities may lead to misunderstanding and frustration in specific situations. For example, ESFPs and ENFPs are both sensitive personalities; while ESFPs tend to overreact when they feel hurt or disrespected, ENFP will get caught up in their thoughts. Yet, if they try to learn from their strengths and shortcomings, their relationship may bloom. For example, the ESFP can show an ENFP how to fully enjoy beautiful things that surround them. In return, an ENFP may teach an ESFP how to focus on future prospects.

At Work

ESFPs and ENFPs are both caring and supporting colleagues who do their best to motivate their team and bring a positive atmosphere into the work environment. However, their poor organizational skills could be a major setback for an ESFP and ENFP working together. However, if they direct their energy towards becoming more focused and organized, they can complement each other perfectly. Besides, the creative and inventive ENFP may come up with fresh ideas that a practical ESFP can execute efficiently.


These two types fall in the “green zone” of the compatibility chart. These two types click easily and have enough differences to be able to learn from each other.

In Relationships

ENFJ people are caring and giving, always in tune with others and their needs. They will selflessly show support and appreciation for others, so people feel special around them. ENFJs enjoy being the soul of every group. While both ENFJs and ESFPs both share these traits (as extroverts who make feelings-based decisions), they also bring some key differences to relationships. ENFJs tend to be great planners, which is a trait that a typical ESFP despises . Even though ENFJs are amazing networkers and smooth communicators, they do not like to share their intimate thoughts with others and may get easily insulted, just like their ESFP partners. ESFPs can learn from an ENFJ partner how to let other people shine, rather than constantly trying to steal the show. On the other hand, ESFPs may show an ENFJ how to put themselves first and indulge in new experiences.

At Work

There are several solid reasons why ESFPs and ENFJs can be amazing collaborators at a workplace. They will both do their best to find out people’s needs and to do their best to fulfill them. But, unlike ESFPs, ENFJs will carefully plan their actions, giving other team members a chance to contribute. They are goal-oriented and will take initiative to reach their goal in a practical and efficient way. In short, ESFP and ENFP complement  each other’s strong sides and weaknesses to make team work run smoothly.

Now that we have examined the green and yellow zones of compatibility, we are going to address the other half of the ESFP compatibility chart. The orange and red zones are filled with personality types ESFPs may find challenging to build a significant relationship with. However, this does not mean these relationships won’t work. Rather, both partners may have to invest some intentional energy and efforts to make them work.


These two types fall in the “yellow zone” of the compatibility chart. They have some similarities but they also have traits that don’t balance each other which, when ignored, can cause friction in a relationship.

In Relationships

It may be challenging for an ESFP person, also known as the Entertainer, to form a lasting relationship with an ISTJ type. ISTJs are logical, responsible, extremely focused, and private people. These personality types often seem detached because they do not share their feelings lightly, and cannot cope with people who openly show theirs. At the same time, ISTJs are well-organized, hard-working, with a strong sense of loyalty and duty. They believe in well-devised plans and schedules, things that ESFPs tend to avoid at any cost. Differences between these two personality types are stark. However, an ESFP/ISTJ relationship may be successful if they accept these differences and learn from them. An ISTJ partner may bring a sense of stability to the relationship, while an ESFP will be a kind, supportive and optimistic partner.

At Work

Highly organized, structured, and goal-oriented ISTJs will devise an elaborate action plan and work quietly towards reaching goals in the workplace. Chaotic and disorganized ESFPs may find it hard to understand this approach to different tasks. Also, people-oriented ESFPs focus on team performance, motivating their colleagues to do their best. On the other hand, ISTJs like to be left alone with their plans to work hard until they reach their goal.


These two types fall in the “yellow zone” of the compatibility chart. They have some similarities but they also have traits that don’t balance each other which, when ignored, can cause friction in a relationship.

In Relationships

ESFPs and INFPs may build a meaningful relationship based on their mutual personality traits as caring, sensitive, and emotional individuals. However, there are major differences when it comes to expressing their feelings. Being introverted and intuitive, INFPs tend to bottle up their deepest emotions, especially when they are hurt, only to let them burst out in awkward moments. Outspoken and open-minded ESFPs may find it difficult to understand this behavior. Despite these differences, both partners are in tune with each other’s needs and will be supportive and caring.

INFPs are curious but shy. They like to know what’s going on and hate when they are excluded or misinformed, but they tend to stay behind the scenes. ESFPs, often the true stars of every event, may help INFPs step out from the shadows and be at the heart of the action.

At Work

ESFPs and INFPs share the love for freedom to do things their own way and do not enjoy being constrained by fixed plans or schedules. Additionally, they are both caring and flexible, able to adapt swiftly to their working environment.

However, people-centered ESFPs love working in a team and may not understand the INFP’s preference to work alone. On the other hand, INFPs’ creativity and imagination may help their practical ESFP colleagues to look at things from a different, inventive perspective.


These two types fall in the “yellow zone” of the compatibility chart. They have some similarities but they also have traits that don’t balance each other which, when ignored, can cause friction in a relationship.

In Relationships

It will take significant effort, understanding, and compromise for an ESFP and ESTJ personality type to have a successful relationship, due to their different values. ESTJs are highly organized and structured people, focused on getting things done. At the same time, they do not naturally tune into other people’s feelings, which can make them look rude and inconsiderate at times. ESFPs, who are all about feelings and sharing, may see this as an insurmountable obstacle in a relationship. ESTJs will be quite outspoken in expressing their thoughts and opinions, disregarding ESFPs feelings. This can be a serious deal breaker for ESFPs who cannot accept criticism and take things personally.

At Work

ESTJ personalities like to be in charge at work. They are extremely goal-oriented, structured, and organized, and they will do whatever it takes to get things done in the most efficient way. Also, they are traditional and will expect people to act exactly as planned. Free-spirited and people-oriented ESFPs may not adjust easily to ESTJs’ work ethics. On the other hand, working with an ESTJ may teach ESFPs how to be more organized and stick to the plan.


These two types fall in the “yellow zone” of the compatibility chart. They have some similarities but they also have traits that don’t balance each other which, when ignored, can cause friction in a relationship.

In Relationships

Even though both types are extroverted and perceptive, meaning they are curious, communicative, and always seeking new challenges, there are some key differences that can put a strain on an ESFP/ENTP relationship. ENTPs are jovial, communicative, and always appreciative of novel experiences. But as ENTPs are intuitive types, they enjoy devising new ideas and concepts and engaging in intellectual debates. Fun-loving and attention seeking ESFPs may find this overwhelming because they do not like to have serious, intellectual conversations. They prefer having fun instead. But if ESFPs and ENTPs accept each other as they are, they can enjoy seeking  new experiences together.

At Work

ENTPs’ unique view of the world enables them to bring a fresh perspective to the workplace. Both types are good at overcoming obstacles and finding ways to motivate others to be more efficient. Easily bored, ENTPs will thrive in a fast-paced working environment. Therefore, ESFPs and ENTPs may complement each other in a team. However, a mutual lack of organizational skills and the ENTP’s short attention span may present a serious challenge at work.

Now for the last group of ESFP relationships: the red-colored part of the ESFP compatibility chart contains personality types that possess a completely opposite outlook on life, personal traits, and values from those typical for an ESFP personality. We will now offer a short summary of potential relationships between ESFP and the following four types:


These two personality types fall in the “red zone” in the compatibility chart. These two types may take considerable work and patience to create a  fulfilling relationship.

In Relationships

It would be hard to expect a stable and lasting relationship between an ESFP and INTP because of the stark differences in their personalities. INTPs are deep, extremely private types that rely heavily on logic and struggle with expressing emotions. For all these reasons, there can be serious clashes in a relationship with fun-loving and outgoing ESFPs, who act upon their feelings and don’t have a problem with sharing them with their partner.

At Work

INTPs are highly motivated to find innovative and non-traditional ways of solving problems. This is something that practical and down-to-earth ESFPs can learn and accept from their INTP co-workers. On the other hand, ESFPs may feel bored while analyzing problems and generating new ideas because they are focused on action and want to get things done in a fast and efficient way.


These two personality types fall in the “red zone” in the compatibility chart. These two types may take considerable work and patience to create a  fulfilling relationship.

In Relationships

INTJs are fascinated with innovative, complex ideas and love to spend their time contemplating them. For this reason, they may seem too serious and aloof to an bubbly, fun-loving ESFP. ESFPs may not find common ground with this highly-intellectual personality type since INTJs are introverted perfectionists who prefer to spend time thinking rather than seeking social interaction.

At Work

INTJs are highly structured workers who enjoy analyzing complex systems and devising innovative solutions. Despite their focus on solitary planning, they are satisfied when their ideas come to life. This is where a practical ESFP may jump in to help, with their hands-on approach.


These two personality types fall in the “red zone” in the compatibility chart. These two types may take considerable work and patience to create a  fulfilling relationship.

In Relationships

Even though they are gentle and strive to create harmony in relationships, INFJs may not seem like interesting partners to ESFPs at first. INFJ people tend to stay far from the limelight, contemplating serious global issues; this will not appeal to a thrill-seeking ESFP who despises deep intellectual debates about “the big picture.” Although they feel things deeply, INFJs do not share their feelings lightly, and may exclude even close friends when they need to be alone. This type of behavior clashes with the ESFP’s preferences, and even though they may find common ground, these two types would probably stay away from each other.

At Work

INFJs are generators of radical, innovative ideas at work. Since they believe strongly in their values and principles, they are going to be unexpectedly vocal when it comes to defending their ideas. They are focused on the cause at hand and often have a clear idea of what needs to be done. ESFPs, who are more practical and less creative, can profit from an INFJ’s inventiveness. In return, they can help INFJs to fit better into teams and share the workload with others.


These two personality types fall in the “red zone” in the compatibility chart. These two types may take considerable work and patience to create a  fulfilling relationship.

In Relationships

ENTJs are also known as Commanders, so it is not surprising that they may not make a great match with an Entertainer type. ESFPs adore their freedom and tend to go with the flow. On the other hand, ENTJs are deep, intuitive, and analytical. They love spending their time contemplating complex ideas, rather than engaging in small talk with others. Furthermore, you can expect an ENTJ to be assertive and vocal in sharing their opinions, which sensitive ESFPs may find overwhelming.  If ESFPs and ENTJs manage to overcome all these differences and learn to cope with them, they can learn a lot from each other.

At Work

ENTJs are goal-oriented leaders, in contrast to people-oriented ESFP leaders. ENTJs are extremely driven towards devising an efficient strategy and following it until the goal is reached. Although ESFPs are also ambitious and assertive, they may find an ENTJ’s work ethic constraining and overwhelming. On the other hand, ESFPs may learn that teams work better with a well-devised plan of action.