October 1, 2013

ESFJ


I found out I was an ESFJ (aka Caregiver) back in college when I took an Emotional Intelligence class and have been a consistent ESFJ ever since. Now some of you might be thinking "what does she mean she is an ESFJ"? Well, that's my personality type! ESFJ stands for Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling and Judging and is one of 15 other personality types. The 16 personality types which have been found are based on the well-known research of Carl Jung, Katharine Briggs, and Isabel Briggs Myers. I would highly recommend doing a Google search for more information on the background of these individuals and how personality types were determined because it is very interesting. Because my time is limited this morning, I'll let you do that on your own--so for now, I'd like to tell you a little more about being an ESFJ (much of the information was gathered from here).

ESFJs are people persons--they love people. They are warmly interested in others. They use their Sensing and Judging characteristics to gather specific, detailed information about others, and turn this information into supportive judgments. These types of individuals have a strong desire to be liked and for everything to be pleasant makes ESFJs highly supportive of others. People tend to like to be around ESFJs, because they have a special gift of invariably making others feel good about about themselves.

The ESFJ takes their responsibilities very seriously, and are very dependable. They value security and stability, and have a strong focus on the details of life. They usually see before others what needs to be done, and do whatever it takes to make sure the tasks at hand gets done. They enjoy these types of tasks, and are extremely good at them. 

ESFJs are very warm and energetic. At times, these individuals need approval from others to feel good about themselves. They are hurt by indifference and on't always understand unkindness. They are very giving people, who get a lot of their personal satisfaction from the happiness of others. They want to be appreciated for who they are, and what they give. 

The ESFJ's value system is defined externally. They usually have very well-formed ideas about the way things should be, and are not shy about expressing these opinions. These individuals at their best can be summarized as warm, sympathetic, helpful, cooperative, tactful, practical, thorough, consistent, organized, enthusiastic, and energetic. They enjoy tradition and security, and will seek stable lives that are rich in contact with friends and family.

 I can easily say that I agree 100% that I am an ESFJ and proud of it! Not only is it good to know what your personality type is, it's very helpful in relationships and the workplace. Find out what type you are by taking the free Jung Typology Test.

11 comments :

  1. ME TOO!!! Oh my gosh same personality type. Now it makes even more sense why we're obviously a match made in heaven. Duh :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am not surprised! So glad to know we have THAT much more in common :) Match Made in heaven...like YES!

      Delete
  2. Melissa, I am SO excited to come across your blog. I saw Caitlin's cute post about meeting you at her Lilly Pulitzer event (so bummed I'm all the way down in Texas) and am so excited it led me here!

    I literally took the Myers Briggs two weeks ago for a management class I'm in, and drumroll please... I'm an ESFJ, too! ;) So all that to say, I'm so excited to find your blog and you are adorable. Can't wait to get to "virtually" know you!

    Love from Texas,
    Kate

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kate! You are too sweet! I am so happy you found my blog (as I am still pretty new) :) It must be fate because if you look at my 'Blogs I Read' you will see that I recently added you!! How crazyyy is that?! And to top it all off, I found you when I was playing on Cait's blog! Small, but big world!!

      YOU my friend, are the adorable one! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog and stylish outfits--and that boyfriend of yours...boy he can sing ;-) You are adorbs and I'm excited to be new blog friends!

      Delete
  3. These tests are so interesting to me! I am an INTJ and I think it is spot on! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Laura! I couldn't agree more! I love taking tests like these that give you TRUE insight on YOU! They always keep me learning something new about myself :)

      Delete
  4. This is such an interesting post! Thank you for sharing! I love your blog!

    Lauren,
    http://atouchofsoutherngrace.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lauren! I just checked out your blog and it's so cute! Thanks for checking out my blog! I thought this was a fun post to write about as I am always up for reminding myself of my "characteristics"!

      Delete
  5. I need to take this test!!! They totally hit your personality spot on - you are definitely a caregiver. I knew from the moment I met you that you were so genuine and loyal - those are two traits that I value so much in my friends!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Caitlin--I don't need to tell you anymore but I will because I want to...you are just the sweetest! And I love ya! You must take this test - I am interested to know what you are!

      Delete
  6. Yaaay! Hi I am an Esfj too! Nice to see another fellow Esfj blogger!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I will usually respond back to you via email (not here on the blog)...It's easier for me that way and hopefully it sparks a conversation for us! It makes me giddy that you're here and took the time to leave me a comment :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...