MBTI 4 Functions of ESFP & ESFJ (2b)


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ESFP = The PERFORMER (Review)
Strengths –
enjoys people & socializing, focused on the present, gregarious, optimistic, practical

Weaknesses: dislikes abstract theories, easily bored, doesn’t plan ahead, impulsive

DOMINANT = Se
ESFPs primary response is to focus on the here-&-now, rather than thinking about the distant future. They prefer learning about concrete facts rather than theoretical ideas.

ESFPs don’t spend a lot of time planning & organizing, wanting to keep their options open. When solving problems, they trust their instincts & their own ability to come up with a solution. While generally reasonable & pragmatic, they dislike structure, order, plans or schedules, acting spontaneously

AUXILIARY = Fi
As a support to the DOM, when making decisions – Fi places more emphasis on values that come from within, rather than logic & facts. ESFPs can experience deep emotions, but they’re mainly interested in following their own moral code & gut instinct that tells them what’s right, often based on how they themselves want to be treated.

They’re great at putting themselves in another person’s shoes, giving them empathy & consideration for others. It can take them a long time to mull over their own beliefs to make sure that’s right, which requires mental solitude. Fi generally puts great value on authenticity & is repulsed by anything that seems shallow or fake.

TERTIARY = Te
Less prominently, Te is a very logic-oriented way of problem solving. In 3rd place it’s focused on enforcing order on the outside world, centered on productivity & results. It helps ESFPs to look for a better solution to a problem, improve the efficiency of a process, or critique & refine what’s already in place.

This allows them to balance between a quick, decisive & efficient way of making decisions as well as the pondering, value-driven decision making process of their Fi. But because TERS tends to be a weaker aspect of personality, ESFPs may not always feel secure sharing their conclusions or beliefs, especially if it will disrupt the harmony of the group.

INFERIOR = Ni
Usually least preferred, here Ni Ni allows them to pull from every area in their brain to find valuable data, that helps ESFPs spot patterns & to make connections between things they’ve observed.

ESFPs are not usually very good at using logic to sort through abstract concepts, Ni can involve mentally jumping around, which can sometimes lead to flashes of insight & epiphanies about the themselves or the world. Ni might give them the sense that it’s okay to not have everything figured out. Overuse of an inferior function can be very draining, & can be unhealthy when constantly given priority over other functions.

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ESFJ = The CAREGIVER (Review)
Strengths
: dependable, enjoys helping others, kind, loyal, organized, outgoing, practical

Weaknesses : approval-seeking, needy, overly sensitive to criticism

DOMINANT = Fe
ESFJ’s primary response is to make decisions based on personal feeling, emotions & concern for others. They tend to think more about the personal impact of their decisions rather than use objective criteria.

They usually evaluate people & situations using ‘gut feelings’, often making snap decisions as a result. They’re quick to share their emotions & opinions. This can be great in some ways, since it helps them make choices rather quickly. Negatively, it can also lead to making harsh judgments of others

AUXILIARY = Si
As a support to the DOM, Si focused ESFJs on the present rather than on the future. They’re interested in concrete, immediate details of any situation, rather than abstract or theoretical information

While Fe gathers information about people, Si is running in the background to keep track of these facts in an organized way – like in a filing cabinet or very organized library. Si helps ESFJs remember data that’s important to them, which allows them to determine if things are right or wrong – based on Fe’s observations.

TERTIARY = Ne
Less prominently, Ne in 3rd place fuels ESFJs instincts about the world around them,. It helps them make mental connections & find creative solutions to problems, exploring possible options. Ne can find patterns that provides insights into people & experiences, allowing them to navigate unfamiliar situations & see potential in others. Ne also helps keep their Si-AUX in check, so that when they use it the ESFJ doesn’t get too set in their ways, which may lead to isolating themselves.

INFERIOR = Ti
Usually least preferred, here Ti can provide the ability to be organized, wanting to plan things out in advance, which helps them feel more in control of the world around them.

ESFJ can analyze complex information, but as the INF, it’s often a point of weakness, especially when making sense of abstract or theoretical concepts.

Ti-INF combined with Si-AUX encourages ESFJs to examine & analyze information collected by Fe-DOM, with Ti checking to see if their ideas or opinions stand up to scrutiny. Since Ti is the weakest function, they might have trouble coping when asked to analyze complex theoretical problems in their head, such as intricate math equations.

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