ESFP and ESFJ personalities both possess the Extroverted, Sensing, and Feeling traits, meaning they are present-focused, conscientious, and enjoy spending time with others. However, ESFPs are generally more adaptable, while ESFJs tend to be organized. ESFPs should set meetings to address important information with ESFJs, while ESFJs should listen closely and connect emotionally with ESFPs.
Since ESFPs and ESFJs are both Feeling personalities, they should address conflict by opening up emotionally and showing sensitivity to each other’s emotions. Though neither type enjoys facing conflict, it’s important to address issues in a timely manner. To avoid some of the stress, ESFPs should address problems directly, while ESFJs should be open-minded, considering ESFPs point-of-view, while calmly expressing their own.
ESFPs are more likely to trust ESFJs who are supportive and encouraging, while also giving ESFPs the freedom to pursue last-minute opportunities.
ESFJs may find it easier to trust ESFPs who recognize and appreciate ESFJs’ contributions to the community.
Both ESFPs and ESFJs should spend intentional time getting to know one another.
Both ESFPs and ESFJs bring energy, practical thinking, and empathy to a work environment. ESFPs also offer open-mindedness and flexibility to a workplace, while ESFJs offer motivation and organization. ESFPs can help ESFJs adjust to new situations, while ESFJs can help ESFPs set and accomplish personal goals.
Due to their Perceiving trait, ESFPs tend to naturally accept new situations. ESFJs may be upset by change, as it interrupts their plans. ESFPs should help ESFJs process by encouraging them to follow a new routine or plan, which may provide them with a necessary sense of control.
ESFP and ESFJ types need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
ESFPs should avoid being too last-minute around ESFJs by making plans in advance, so ESFJs can set expectations.
ESFJs should avoid pushing ESFPs to commit to a person or job that isn’t right for them.
ESFP and ESFJ types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
ESFPs can motivate ESFJs by sharing encouragements and staying relatively organized in their workspace.
ESFJs can motivate ESFPs by participating in a new, shared experience.