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Spotlight on ESFP

Spotlight on ESFP

By Donna Dunning

Donna DunningESFP Compassionate RespondersResponder

Motto: “Consider it done.”

When creating type resources, one of my goals is to offer practical descriptions and examples to help people understand each of the different patterns of personality type preferences.

One way I have done this is by creating mottos for each four-letter combination. Each motto is based on type research, my reading, and my experiences. The intention is to create a motto that reflects the dominant function.

I chose “Consider it done.” for the ESFP preferences to describe the immediate, practical, helpful orientation of people who have this approach.

Your Opinion

Is this motto appropriate for people who prefer ESFP? What other motto would you choose to describe these type preferences?

For more information on these preferences, go to the ESFP tag.

What’s Your Type?

Learn about your personal approach on our What’s Your Type? page where we’ll introduce you to personality type and the 8 Ways of Working.

Introduction to Type and Communication describes in detail how personality preferences influence communications.

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Looking for a practical resource to help you plan your ideal career? Check out my book, What’s Your Type of Career?

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4 Responses to “Spotlight on ESFP”

  1. Mariah says:

    Very useful! This motto, along with the motto for ESTP (“It’s easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission”), helped me to finally realize that I’m actually an ESFP. And while it was a bit of an unpleasant realization (I would much rather be a thinker than a feeler), it has already helped me find a lot of useful information that better describes me and suggests relevant ways for me to be more productive.

    Incidentally, your blog is the best MBTI resource I’ve ever found. Thank you!

  2. Donna Dunning says:

    Thanks for your comment Mariah. I am glad you found the information helpful.

  3. Glenn says:

    G’day, I’m ESFP my motto, “No Dramas” and my mates motto, he is ESTP but i think he is ESFP his motto is “Everybody Happy” there is vast difference in our temperaments both unstoppable in our cause and goals, but I’m wild in speech, behaviour and body language. He is cool,calm and collected. However we do share a trait that is very dominant, when we both get excited about an idea we can come of sounding drunk and hard to understand. Also words that have no meaning to the subject drop in to the sentence…i am ridiculously creative in cinema, visual effect and after effects, he is a full on sales entrepreneur..these skills in both of us are self tought. Can you shed any light on that?


  4. Donna Dunning says:

    Hi Glenn, I call people with preferences for E, S, and P, Responders. They tend to be present in the moment and may very well be creative and entrepreneurial, as these characteristics link with their preferences to be unstructured, flexible, and resourceful. I don’t like to “guess” types, because it is important for each individual to validate their own. Cool, calm, and collected are words often used to describe a preference for Introversion. I’m not saying your friend has a preference for Introversion, just making an observation. Of course, an E can demonstrate these characteristics too. I’m just giving food for thought.

    As for getting excited and having trouble getting it all out articulately, I think that can happen to anyone.

    P.S. The “No Dramas” motto is a great way to express the easygoing, logical, casual ESTP approach. As for the “Everybody happy” motto, could be linked to a preference for SP: living in and appreciating the moment or F: focused on meeting people’s needs. Or it could be something completely different. Only your friend can tell you for sure.

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