ESFP Personality Type

The Entertainer Type

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What is the ESFP personality type (The Entertainer)?
People with an ESFP personality type tend to be friendly and supportive in their behavior. They usually go with the flow of things. They love parties and are often the center of attention.

ESFP Personality Traits

ESFPs are very outgoing, lively people. They thrive in groups and prefer not to spend too much time alone.

They are very observant, focusing closely on the details rather than the grand scheme. They think in terms of the present.

Entertainers tend to prioritize emotion when making decisions, concerning themselves more with how their decisions will affect others. They are empathetic and diplomatic.

They rely more on opportunity than rigid scheduling. They are spontaneous, playful people, with a passion for finding new adventures.


In summary, ESFP personality types tend to...

  • Thrive around other people
  • Have a keen attention to detail
  • Consider emotion more than facts or logic
  • Avoid schedules or strict planning
  • Enjoy parties and large gatherings

ESFP Meaning

  • (E) EXTROVERSION: Extroverts tend to draw energy from spending time around other people.
  • (S) SENSING: Sensing types usually prefer to experience new things and focus on the reality of the situation.
  • (F) FEELING: Feeling types usually prioritize emotion over logic, often choosing to follow their gut when making decisions.
  • (P) PERCEIVING: Perceiving types usually prefer to be flexible and spontaneous.

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Related Personality Types

Below are the DISC and Enneagram types that are similar to 16-Personality Type ESFP. 

DISC Type IS, Si, or S

Enneagram Type 27, or 9

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