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Illustrations of Type – ESFP

Illustrations of Type – ESFP

By Donna Dunning

In my MBTI® Certification workshops participants respond to the instruction -“Describe your type using words, phrases, or pictures.” I find these visual representations of type preferences help illustrate individual differences. Here is a photo of a response from a woman with ESFP preferences.

People are certainly a theme in this poster. She shows us her interest in being involved in many practical actions and interactions. Her in-the-moment approach is seen in her statements: “Do what I want when I feel like doing it” and “Let’s make a plan to do something but decide on the day what we feel like doing”.

ESFPs prefer to gather information through Extraverted Sensing (Se). I use the term Responder to describe people who use this active and adaptive approach as their dominant function.

You may also enjoy looking at the first ESFP illustration and the second ESFP illustration.

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3 Responses to “Illustrations of Type – ESFP”

  1. Paul Sage says:

    It’s always interesting for me, as an INTJ, to see how my diametric opposite thinks. I think we’d drive each other nuts.

  2. Allison Rhine says:

    On the contrary, Paul. INTJs provide spectacular dynamic to a dominant Extraverted Sensing functional and visa versa. You just have to find the right ES. 🙂

  3. JeniRae says:

    Oh my… This definitely describes a close, albeit much older, sibling of mine. (My sister identified as Se, Fi without even taking the “official” MBTI(R) inventory, even though I have been Certified to purchase and evaluate for over a decade, and own a number of Self-Score inventories. I have offered to provide her w/ one FREE OF CHARGE numerous times.)

    Over the past 10-12 years, we have had numerous conversations that have spanned the gamut of Dominant Cognitive Process // Temperament // Interaction Style (a-la Linda Berens) and she definitely fits this pattern. Perhaps, this is one of the reasons we have always gotten along so well, despite being 16 years apart in age. We complement each other in our differences (Se, Fi- ESFP versus Ne, Ti – ENTP) while identifying on the Dominant Perceiving // Auxiliary Judging process dynamic.
    There are many times when I have become overwhelmed with trying to evaluate the Internal Consistency of numerous possibilities, and she has grounded me and advised me to look at what ACTUALLY IS, and evaluate on what feels right. (And I have assisted her Vice-Versa — to see possibilities and evaluate on what she knows to make sense.)

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