ESTPs and ESFPs are both Extroverted, Sensing, Perceiving personalities, meaning they are people-oriented, pragmatic, and adaptable. However, ESTPs are generally logical thinkers, while ESFJs tend to be empathetic.
ESTP personalities should use a friendly, casual tone when communicating with ESFPs.
ESFPs should avoid using emotional phrasing when engaging in discussion with ESTPs.
Conflict can be difficult for ESFP types to face, so ESTP types should be sensitive and patient, allowing ESFPs to feel safe enough to express themselves openly.
ESFPs should focus on sharing logically and working through a problem with ESTPs systematically.
ESTPs are more likely to be trusting of ESFPs who address issues directly, while ESFPs may find it easier to trust ESTPs who are patient and encouraging.
ESTPs and ESFPs both bring charisma, attention to detail, and a flexible attitude to a workplace. ESTPs also offer logical decision-making, while ESFPs offer empathetic reasoning. ESTPs can help ESFPs be more objective when solving problems, while ESFPs can help ESTPs consider how their actions and decisions affect others.
Due to their Perceiving trait, both ESTPs and ESFPs tend to be innately accepting of change. They are adaptable personalities who tend to crave unexpected experiences and appreciate the benefits of a new situation.
ESTP and ESFP types need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
ESTPs should avoid being overly critical of ESFPs’ actions, while ESFPs should avoid pushing ESTPs to open up emotionally.
ESTP and ESFP types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
ESTPs can encourage ESFPs by sharing appreciation and affirmation, while ESFPs can motivate ESTPs by sharing in a new, last-minute experience.