ESFP, Entertainer, Creator, Extraverted
- Your Results Snapshot
- Your Personality Type
- ESFP - The "Entertainer"
- Your Cognitive Functions
- Famous People of Your Type
- Career Matches for Your Type
- Your Temperament
- SP - The "Creator"
- Famous Creators
- Creator Career Matches
- Your Preferences
- Extraversion vs. Introversion in You
- Sensing vs. Intuition in You
- Thinking vs. Feeling in You
- Judging vs. Perceiving in You
- Sharing and Saving Your Report
- Further Learning
Your Results Snapshot
You have a unique set of traits that make you who you are. The study of personality identifies and organizes your characteristics and behaviors in such a way as to help you better understand yourself. Your Personality Max report is intended to equip you to lead a more effective and fulfilling life.
Your Personality Type is ESFP (Entertainer)
Extraverted (E) + Sensing (S) + Feeling (F) + Perceiving (P)
Your Temperament is SP (Creator)
Sensing (S) + Perceiving (P)
"Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower." — Charles M. Schwab
Your Personality Type
Your personality type is ESFP. This is based on your four Preferences: Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Feeling (F) and Perceiving (P).
Many of today's theories of psychological typology are based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, who wrote Psychological Types in 1921. He was the founder of analytical psychology, which studies the motivations underlying human behavior.
Your personality type is a detailed classification of the innate characteristics that make you who you are. Each of the four temperaments can be divided into four types, making a total of 16 distinct personality types. As with Temperament, your type is determined by the strength of your preferences.
No personality type is better than another. Each person has a unique set of equally valuable characteristics. Understanding your type can be useful in many ways, including relationships and school or career.
ESFP - The "Entertainer"
ESFPs 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 ESFPs popular and very likeable. They enjoy action, new experiences and a life filled with excitement.
"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." — Marilyn Monroe
ESFPs direct their energy outward. They are gregarious, talkative and sociable. They often have many friends and are energized by interaction. They are approachable and friendly. As Sensors, Entertainers process information through their five senses. They are down-to-earth, practical and live in the moment.
ESFPs are Feelers and make decisions with their heart. They can be easily hurt and strongly dislike conflict. They care about other people's feelings. Entertainers possess a flexible and relaxed nature. They like spontaneous and carefree activities. They like their options open.
ESFPs love to have fun and do things with the people they love. They are very outgoing and warm. They volunteer personal information with unique enthusiasm and expressiveness. If things get too serious in conversation, they lighten the mood with a joke or a happy story. They enjoy being the center of attention and do not like to share the spotlight.
ESFPs are hard workers who like to get things done. They work well in social and friendly environments. They dislike confining rules and prefer to work with freedom and flexibility. They strive to do their best and expect the same from others. They are fun to work with and are able to get along with others.
Entertainers are concrete learners. They are curious and interested in subjects that engage their senses such as art, music, nature, culinary arts, etc. They usually enjoy learning through hands-on experience.
ESFPs are lively. They possess a great zest for life. They are adventurous, enjoy new experiences and like to build new memories. They are fun and exciting companions. The ESFP's greatest contribution is their ability to create positive experiences for others.
Characteristic of an ESFP
- Problem solver
- Down to earth
- Fun-loving and warm
- Friendly and likeable
- Artistic and creative
- Practical and clever
- Has trouble with long-term commitments
- Does not take criticism well
- Takes things personally
- ESFPs make up 11% of all 16 personality types. ESFPs are the fourth most prevalent personality type. On average, people are more Extraverted, Sensing and Thinking than the opposite preferences.
- 1 in every 12 males is an ESFP (8% of all males). 1 in every 7 females is an ESFP (14% of all females). Female ESFPs are the third most common type-gender combination.
- There are significantly more female ESFPs than there are male ESFPs. Just over one-third of ESFPs are male. One reason there are more female ESFPs is that females tend to be Feelers (F) while males are more often Thinkers (T).
Your Cognitive Functions
You engage the world through four cognitive functions. Each function is directed outward toward people and surroundings (Extraverted) or inward toward your thoughts (Introverted). Your primary function is Extraverted Sensing and secondary is Introverted Feeling.
Extraverted Sensing (Primary Function)
You use this function most often. Through Sensing (S), you process data with your five senses. The Extraverted Sensing function allows you to process life through your experiences. It is being aware of what is seen, smelled, touched, heard and tasted. It is being energized by experience and living "in the moment."
Introverted Feeling (Secondary Function)
Your use of this function is somewhat high. When Feeling (F), you make decisions based on feelings, so the Introverted Feeling function allows you to know what you value. It is the ability to see through others and know what they are really like as if you had internal radar. When you identify a person with similar values, there is a desire to connect.
Extraverted Thinking (Tertiary Function)
You use this function but to a lesser degree. While Thinking (T), you make decisions based on logic. The Extraverted Thinking function enables you to organize and categorize items such as thoughts and arguments. It is the ability to see the logical consequences of actions. It follows sequence and organization.
Introverted Intuition (Least Function)
You use this function least of the four. With Intuition (N), you process data through impressions, possibilities and meanings. Introverted Intuition enables you to have a sense about the future. It is the ability to grasp a pattern or plan. Information commonly hard to understand and dissect is more easily processed through Introverted Intuition.
Famous People of Your Type
Here is a sampling of famous people and fictional characters that are likely to be ESFPs like you.
- Gracie AllenComedian
- Bob HopeActor
- Eva GaborActress
- Willard ScottMedia Personality
- Kyle PettyNASCAR driver
- Arsenio HallComedian
- Mary Lou RettonGymnast
- Kathy Lee GiffordActress, Singer
- Elvis PresleySinger/Musician, Actor
- Elizabeth TaylorActress
- Ronald ReaganAmerican President, Actor
- Bill ClintonAmerican President
- Saint MarkApostle, Evangelist
- Earvin "Magic" JohnsonBasketball Player
- Pablo PicassoSpanish Painter, Sculptor
- John GoodmanActor
- Marilyn MonroeActor, Singer, Model
- Peter KayWriter, Actor, Comedian
- Peter GriffinFamily Guy
- Miley StewartHannah Montana
- Peggy BundyMarried with Children
- Kelly BundyMarried with Children
- Homer SimpsonThe Simpsons
- Tim TaylorHome Improvement
- Clementine KruczynskiEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- CodyStep by Step
- Mrs. PumphreyAll Creatures Great and Small
Career Matches for Your Type
ESFPs may find satisfaction with the following careers which tend to match well with their Entertainer personality. This list is not exhaustive and these are not guaranteed to be perfect matches for you but this may be a helpful starting point if you are planning to pursue a new career.
- Fashion Designer
- Social Worker
- Recreation Worker
- Interior Decorator
- Public Relations
- Sales Agent
- Animal Trainer
- Public Speaker
- Events Coordinator
Your temperament is SP since you lean toward the Sensing (S) and Perceiving (P) preferences. We identify your temperament by the strength of your Preferences. Many psychologists, philosophers and other thinkers have for centuries proposed that there are four temperaments that can describe a person.
Temperament is a more broad classification than Personality Type. Each of the four temperaments is like an umbrella over four related personality types (for a total of 16 personality types).
SP - The "Creator"
Creators (SPs) are naturally artistic, brave and adaptable. They appreciate the beauty in nature, fashion and decoration. Their adventurous nature makes them excitable, energetic and spontaneous. Driven by their curiosity and playfulness, Creators are willing to try almost anything. They are likable and popular as they love to tell a good story or joke.
Creators are flexible in different situations and with different types of people. They love being the center of attention. They learn best through their senses, in interesting environments and when the information is practical. Their love for people and interest in business makes them gifted negotiators. Creators usually do not enjoy elaborate discussions or analysis.
"I don't understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting." — Jacqueline Kennedy
- Lucille BallActress (I Love Lucy)
- Jack NicholsonActor
- MadonnaSinger, Actress
- Simon PeterDisciple of Jesus
- Ernest HemingwayNovelist
- Eddie MurphyActor, Comedian
- Elizabeth TaylorActress
- Donald TrumpAmerican President
- Elvis PresleySinger, Actor
- Bill ClintonAmerican President
- Michael JordanBasketball Player
- Pablo PicassoPainter, Sculptor
- Kyle PettyNASCAR Driver
- Marie AntoinetteQueen of France
- Ronald ReaganAmerican President
- Marilyn MonroeActress, Singer
- Chuck YeagerU.S. Air Force Pilot
- James DeanActor
- Bruce LeeMartial Artist, Actor
- Jacqueline KennedyAmerican First Lady
- Vincent VegaPulp Fiction
- Maggie FitzgeraldMillion Dollar Baby
- Homer SimpsonThe Simpsons
- Louie DePalmaTaxi
- Sonny CorleoneThe Godfather
- James BondJames Bond Films
- Tim TaylorHome Improvement
Creator Career Matches
SP's are commonly skilled at and often find satisfaction with the following careers.
- Sales Agent
- SPs (Creators) make up about one-third of the general population.
- There are slightly more male SPs than there are female.
- Many of the world's most talented artists, entertainers and athletes have been SPs.
There are four pairs of opposite preferences. Everyone has a greater tendency toward one preference than the other in each pair. For example, in the Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F) dichotomy, you personally have a stronger tendency toward Feeling (F). Each preference has a single letter (such as "F") that identifies it.
Extraversion vs. Introversion in You
Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I) are opposite preferences. Your natural tendency toward one is stronger than the other. Extraversion and Introversion describe how a person directs their energy either outwardly toward people and activities or inwardly toward thoughts and ideas. Of the two, your dominant preference is Extraversion. Although everybody exhibits characteristics of each preference to some degree, you can be referred to as an Extravert.
- You are 37% more Extraverted than the average
- You are part of the majority of people who are primarily Extraverted
- Females on average are slightly more Extraverted than males
Your Extraversion (E)
Extraversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the world outside the self. Extraverts are energized by social gatherings, parties and group activities. Extraverts are usually enthusiastic, gregarious and animated. Their communication style is verbal and assertive. Extraverts often need to talk. They enjoy the limelight.
- Energized by interaction
- Volunteers personal info
- Many friends
- Easy to approach
- Enjoys groups
Your Introversion (I)
Introversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the inside world. Introverts are energized by spending time alone or with a small group. They find large group gatherings draining because they seek depth instead of breadth of relationships. Introverts process information internally. They are often great listeners.
- Energized by time alone
- Keeps to self
- Internally aware
- Fewer friends
- Prefers smaller groups
- Thinks before speaking
- Enjoys solitude
Sensing vs. Intuition in You
You use Sensing (S) and Intuition (N) to receive and process new information either by using your five senses or in more abstract ways. Both preferences in this pair are used by everybody to some degree. With that said, you can be classified as Sensor since your dominant preference is Sensing.
- Your strength of Sensing is near the average
- You are part of the majority of people who are primarily Sensing
- Females on average are slightly more Sensing than males
Your Sensing (S)
Sensors focus on the present. They are "here and now" people. They are factual and process information through the five senses. They see things as they are because they are concrete and literal thinkers. They trust what is certain. Sensors value realism and common sense. They like ideas with practical applications.
- Lives in the present
- Aware of surroundings
- Notices details
- Goes by senses
- Trusts certainty
- Values common sense
Your Intuition (N)
Intuitive people live in the future. They are immersed in the world of possibilities. They process information through patterns and impressions. Intuitive people value inspiration and imagination. They gather knowledge by reading between the lines. Their abstract nature attracts them toward deep ideas, concepts and metaphors. They can see the "big picture" and are analytical.
- Sees possibilities
Thinking vs. Feeling in You
The Thinking (T) and Feeling (F) preference pair refers to how you make decisions, either by objective logic or subjective feeling. Your dominant preference is Feeling so you can be classified as a Feeler. Each of the two preferences are employed by everybody at different times and to different degrees.
- You are 42% more Feeling than the average
- Feelers like you make up about half of the population
- The majority of females are Feelers while the majority of males are Thinkers
Your Thinking (T)
Thinking people are objective. They make decisions based on facts. They are ruled by their head instead of their heart (but are not without emotion). Thinking people judge situations and others based on logic. They value truth over tact and can easily identify flaws. They are critical thinkers and oriented toward problem solving.
- Decides with head
- Seeks truth
- Critical thinking
- Firm with people
- Driven by thought
Your Feeling (F)
Feeling people are subjective. They make decisions based on principles and values. They are ruled by their heart instead of their head. Feeling people judge situations and others based on feelings and extenuating circumstances. They seek to please others and want to be appreciated. They value harmony and empathy.
- Decides with heart
- Dislikes conflict
- Driven by emotion
- Easily hurt
Judging vs. Perceiving in You
Judging (J) and Perceiving (P) are how you interact with the world outside yourself, either in a structured or flexible manner. All people use both of these preferences to different degrees but one is more dominant. Since your dominant preference is Perceiving, you can be referred to as a Perceiver.
- You are 36% more Perceiving than the average
- You are part of the slight minority of people who are primarily Perceiving
- Males on average are slightly more Perceiving than females
Your Judging (J)
Judging people think sequentially. They value order and organization. Their lives are scheduled and structured. Judging people seek closure and enjoy completing tasks. They take deadlines seriously. They work then they play. The Judging preference does not mean judgmental. Judging refers to how a person deals with day-to-day activities.
- Completes projects
- Quick at tasks
- Seeks closure
- Makes plans
Your Perceiving (P)
Perceivers are adaptable and flexible. They are random thinkers who prefer to keep their options open. Perceivers thrive with the unexpected and are open to change. They are spontaneous and often juggle several projects at once. They enjoy starting a task better than finishing it. Perceivers play as they work.
- Changes tracks midway
- Keeps options open
- Dislikes routine
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