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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 group with ESFP personality type preferences.

ESFPs typically approach the world using their dominant function, Sensing (Se), observing and interacting in an open-ended way. I call people who prefer ESTP and ESFP, Responders. Notice how they enjoy the last-minute rush and take a wait and see approach. The Responder’s approach is usually active, fun, practical and in the moment. They enjoy focusing on the situation at hand and usually take a step-by-step approach to tasks.

The ESFP’s auxiliary function, Introverted feeling (Fi), is shown by their interest in people, harmony, and peace. In my experience, people who have preferences for ESFP are often observant of the people around them and in tune with what people need right away.

You may also enjoy looking at how other ESFPs have completed this illustration of type exercise.

If you are interested in seeing how people with different type preferences complete this exercise, check out the Illustrations of Type series.

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