"Without a sound appreciation of the concrete world, an ESFJ may show some or all of the following weaknesses in varying degrees:
May be unable to correctly judge what really is for the best
May become spiteful and extremely intractable in the face of clear, logical reasoning
May be unable to shrug off feelings that others are not "good people"
May be unable to acknowledge anything that goes against their certainty about the "correct" or "right" way to do things
May attribute their own problems to arbitrary and unprovable notions about the way people "ought" to behave
May be at a loss when confronted with situations that require basic technical expertise or clear thinking
May be oblivious to all but their own viewpoint, valuing their own viewpoint, valuing their own certainties to the exclusion of others
May be unable to understand verbal logic, and quickly cut off other's explanations
May be falsely certain of the true needs and feeling of others
May be extremely vulnerable to superstitions, religious cults, and media manipulation
May react too quickly and too emotionally in a situation better dealt with in a more pragmatic fashion"
ESFJs can find themselves waging a self created war against all that opposes their own. This conflict often expresses itself in various unambiguous and simplistic "Us verses Them" generalities, or a penchant for smugly and narrowly defining other people by arbitrary or superstitious belief systems, which often actually symbolise and define their own conflict. At its worst, this conflict with the obstinate and unfeeling contingent realities of the world creates a situation where the ESFJ retreats to a kind of psychological castle where, not only none but those who have the "right" or "nice" approach can enter, but also where the ESFJs feeling based and often tortured logic, attitudes and judgments reign supreme and cannot be questioned; a place where: "give and you shall receive" can ironically twist quickly into: "off with his head!"
The main driver to the ESFJ personality is Extraverted Feeling, whose function is to judge the relative human value of the ideas, behaviours, situations and objects they perceive. The resulting world view is tidy, and ordered according to its worth to the ESFJ's own particular character: "Everything has its place and everything in its place". If this picture of the world is threatened by external influences, the ESFJ generally tries to shut such new information out of their lives. This is totally natural, and works well to protect the individual psyche from getting hurt. However, the ESFJ who exercises this type of self-protection regularly will find they can only connect and relate with those who do not actively disturb their increasingly narrow and rigid world view. They will always find justification for their own inappropriate behaviours, and will always find fault with the outside world for problems that they have in their lives. It will be difficult for them to maintain the flexibility needed for a healthy relationship with the messy world outside because the differing ways others value things is a constant affront to their personal judgements.