"ESFP" Themes and Relationships
By Linda V. Berens Ph.D. and Dario Nardi Ph.D.
||ESFP - Presenter Motivator
|Likely Social Style:
- Theme is performance.
- Warm, charming,
- Want to impact and help
others, to evoke their enjoyment, and to
stimulate them to act.
- Want to make a
difference and do something meaningful.
- Often masterful at showmanship,
entertaining, motivating, and presenting.
- Thrive on social interaction, joyful living,
and the challenge of the unknown.
helping people get what they want and
need, facilitating them to get results.
Themes and Relationships
for each Personality Type
by Linda V. Berens, Ph.D.
Dario Nardi, Ph.D.**
For Motivator Presenters, life is a process of stimulating
action—getting things going to get things done—
preferably having a variety of projects going at once. It
is not enough to just have a feeling; it is important to act
on that feeling. They accomplish an amazing amount,
often juggling a wide range of projects—all with a
sense of style. They have a talent for presenting things
with a “look”, with flair, and so others can more easily
understand and use those things. They are the “natural
actors” who meet what the environment gives them and
engage others. They enjoy opening up people to all the
possibilities they see. Instead of roadblocks and problems,
they see challenges.
They have a healthy respect for freedom, theirs and
others. Freedom is so important to them that anything
that takes it away meets with strong resistance, even on
small matters. Freedom from boredom gives them the
strength to do what they need to but don’t want to. For
them, anything is possible as long as they have freedom!
Taking what others view as risk is part of their daily life.
They perceive a choice as risky only when it would limit
their options and variety.
In their thought processes, they often experience
a swirl of input all at once. To manage all these nearly
simultaneous perceptions, they want to know what is
relevant so they can focus their attention—what’s the
goal? Then they process the information so fast, they
know what is important and what is wanted—they
“get it.” Then they want to be off, achieving the goal.
They often find it frustrating to have to stay tuned in,
while others are delving deeper or going methodically
from A to Z.
Many aspects of life interest them and they have
a love of learning. Their talent for displaying and
presenting information gets people interested, excited,
Interpersonally, they are warm and friendly. People
open up and relate easily to them. Others are often
charmed by their genuine caring, willingness to help,
and generosity. They are keen observers of others and
very alert to nonverbal cues. They are responsive to those
clues, often adapting to others’ wishes to make their lives
easier and happier. They want to give others the freedom
they so value themselves.
Even though they have a talent for noticing and
responding to nonverbal cues, they can place meaning
on them that was not intended. When they misread
others’ intentions, they can find themselves trapped in a
web of complexities.
For Motivator Presenters, relationships are about caring,
sharing experiences, and having fun together. They are
quite generous with their time and possessions. They are
great at asking the right questions or making an immediate
suggestion and getting a genuine response. They make
the effort to get involved, don’t want to be left out of the
loop, and often wind up being the center of attention. The
upside is that in talking with people, they work really hard
to see other people’s points of view. They can be very
accommodating until they feel taken advantage of. They
have an enormous desire to help and they are sensitive to
the pain and suffering of others.
In their close relationships, they like having fun,
doing things together. They don’t like dealing with
relationship issues in an impersonal, abstract way but
prefer relating personally. When there is deep caring, it’s
very important and they can be very loyal. If things are
going poorly, they will try to make the best of things for
quite a long time. But if the situation doesn’t change, then
they will want to stop sitting around and go out and start
anew. They like affection and showing real feelings and
visible gestures of caring.
This concludes "Themes and Relationships for ESFP,"
A Personality Type Description.
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