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Illustrations of Type – ESTP and ESFP

Illustrations of Type – ESTP and 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 two participants, one with ESTP preferences and the other with ESFP preferences.

ESTPs and ESFPs both 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.

Their practical and adaptive approach is seen in the phrase “bring on the change”. Notice how they see themselves grounding ideas, a great gift that people with these preferences add to the world. I have often seen Responders being willing to jump in, try new things, and be “early adopters” of new technologies. Have any readers seen this in people with ESTP or ESFP preferences?

They use many active words to show their approach to the outer world: outgoing, spontaneous, high energy, dynamic, and enthusiastic. People with these preferences tend to show lots of positive energy and introduce a fun, playful approach into a (sometimes) way too serious world.

You may also enjoy looking at other ESTP and ESFP illustrations.

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