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Type Statistics: ESTP and ESFP Responders

Type Statistics: ESTP and ESFP Responders

By Donna Dunning

Act and Adapt

Individuals with these personality type preferences have a dominant function of Extraverted Sensing (Se).

Together, people with preferences for ESTP and ESFP comprised 12.8% of the national representative sample of personality type preferences collected in the USA by CPP Inc.

Personality Type ESTP

Type preferences for ESTP are less common than type preferences for ESFP in the US, with ESTPs comprising 4.3% of the national sample. More males than females have this personality type pattern.

ESTP males: 5.6% of the sample of men

ESTP females: 3.0% of the sample of women

Personality Type ESFP

People with ESFP preferences comprised 8.5 % of the US national representative sample. When you look at gender, ESFP preferences are more common for females than for males.

ESFP males: 6.9% of the sample of men

ESFP females: 10.1% of the sample of women

Responders do not show up as often as other types do in my MBTI ® Certification workshops. Perhaps it is because the intensive four-day classroom program is theory–based.

If you are a Responder reading this, please let me know how you became interested in personality type. We need to add more of your energetic, practical input into the world of personality type discussions, which can sometimes get highly theoretical and esoteric.

I find ESTPs and ESFPs generally have fun enjoying the moment. They tend to be spontaneous, entertaining, and enthusiastic.

If you have preferences for ESTP or ESFP, it would be helpful for my readers to hear your career story. Please add it on my Responder Career Success Stories and Strategies page.

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2 Responses to “Type Statistics: ESTP and ESFP Responders”

  1. Jane Doe says:

    It seems that you were asking for a bit of input from ESTPs and ESFPs in your blog. I am a female ESTP. I can tell you that when you asked for input on a discussion that can get highly theoretical, we ESTPs are very quickly disinterested as we don’t enjoy discussing things that we do not see a practical use for, or nothing that has a direct benefit for us. I would highly agree that we are spontaneous, enthusiastic, and love living in the moment. I enjoy competition and thrive off of it. I like to have a “to-do” list and get things done a week ahead of time if possible, but that is only because I like to have my time freed up so I can go on a spontaneous camping trip or see a movie and not have to worry about forgetting anything I need to do. Hope this helps.

  2. Donna Dunning says:

    Thanks for your comment Jane. I appreciate that you took the time to respond.

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