This is a discussion on Why does everyone think ESFJs are stupid??? within the ESFJ Forum - The Caregivers forums, part of the SJ's Temperament Forum- The Overseers category; Originally Posted by lenabelle Is there necessarily an inverse relationship between EQ and IQ though? I've met people who have ...
A better question would be "why do people judge"?
However if the stereotype is linked to that, why are just ESFJs seen in this way and not also the other types with the inferior thinking function?
Because in ESFJ, you have 3 letters that aren't (as much) associated with intelligence. They point to an action-orientated, fun-loving, lively and sociable person. The common weakness in rationality is compensated for by an ESFJs many lovable values, it's not a decisive negative to not belong to the most prestigious type by intellect. A quick mind is only one of many keys to success.
Last edited by Pyromaniac; 04-17-2013 at 12:42 PM.
The answer is simple
it's because ESFJS are
subject to prejudice and the types that employ such petty insults are the less intelligent ones.
This question is kind of moot anyway. I think in the end, it comes down to the fact that ESFJs (and other SFs) are smart in a way that NTs don't value or appreciate. We can spend all day arguing about it, but I think there are going to be inherent differences in the way we think, and that's fine. In an ideal world, we would learn to work together and combine our different types of intelligences rather than scorn each other.
I think ESFJ and ESFP are thought as stupid because they are the opposite of the oh so smart INTP and INTJ.
Well my mom is an ESFJ and she has always been my hero even though I'm likely an NT. I have looked up to her for strength and confidence and doing the right thing
It seems to be that bias against S-and-F-types manifesting.
Really is a shame though--all personalities have valuable things to offer.
Here's my observation.
Almost all the SP replies in this thread have either restated or expanded the premise, or asked additional questions.
The Ns have tried to answer those questions or construct theories.
Perhaps this feeds into the notion that S are "dumb" because they don't try to concoct a theory. They just want to know the answer so they can apply it.