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MOTM Nov 2009
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ESFP personality: you thrive in the world of people possibilities. You love people and new experiences; lively and fun-loving, you enjoy being the center of attention. You live in the here-and-now, and relish excitement and drama in your life.

You have very strong inter-personal skills, and may find yourself in the role of the peacemaker often. Since you make decisions by using your personal values, you are usually very sympathetic and concerned for other people's well-being. You are usually quite generous and warm, and are very observant about other people, and seem to sense what is wrong with someone before others might, responding warmly with a solution to a practical need. You may not be the best advice-givers in the world, because you dislike theory and future-planning, but you are great for giving practical care.

These are just some of the ESFP factors that make up your list of personality traits you can use to find a career that is a natural fit!

Extraverted with Sensing, Feeling and Perception. Your career personality profile would include the following natural tendencies among others:
• Reliance upon facts
• Breadth of interests
• Warmth and sympathy (emphasis on relationships)
• Adaptability
• Enthusiasm
• Attention to detail
• Grounding in realism
• Active curiosity

There are more natural traits making up ESFP self personality profile but those above indicate a natural ability for careers calling upon your very strong inter-personal skills, uncommon sympathy for others, natural peacemaking ability, powers of observation and cooperation. ESFP is often drawn to any career that requires you to meet, work with, or entertain people. You may also have an attraction to careers requiring a flair for the aesthetic and you can be skilled at jobs that involve designing, molding or shaping things in a hands-on way.

The ESFP personality type will move naturally towards careers that allow you to get personally involved in the tasks at hand, working directly with clients or customers, out in the field rather than away from the action. Also, you will be a natural for careers requiring the skillful handling of people and conflicts, the ability to ease tensions to help groups work more cooperatively, and the ability to motivate others. In addition, work that lets you interact throughout the workday with other easygoing and social people who share your enthusiasm, energy, and realistic point of view you will probably find naturally rewarding!

Examples of careers often chosen by the ESFP personality type as a career personality profile fit include:
• Child Care Worker
• Transportation Worker
• Factory Supervisor
• Library Worker
• Cashier
• Designer
• Receptionist
• Lifeguard
• Pre-School Teacher
• Coach
• Restaurant Worker
• Respiratory Therapist
• Religious Educator
• Storekeeper
• Aeronautical Engineer
• Medical Secretary
• Bookkeeper
• Nursing
• Electrician
• Clerical Worker
• Insurance Agent
• Computer Operator
• Nursing Aide
• Dental Hygienist
• Laboratory Technologist
• Construction Worker
• Carpenter
• Salesperson
• Police Officer
• Medical Assistant
• Private Household Worker
• Hairdresser or Cosmetologist
• Counselor
• Factory Machine Operator
• Religious Worker
• Teacher (K-12)
• Nursing: Critical Care
• Banking
• Elementary Education
• Radiological Technologist
• Farmer
• Social Services Worker
• Real Estate Agent
• Mechanic
• Craft Worker
• Personal Service Worker
• Math Teacher
• Editor
• Adult Education Teacher

The ESFP type is found much less often in careers that are highly structured, theory oriented or in high technology positions such as engineering, management, and computer sciences. You may be also much less attracted to careers that require a more impersonal and analytical approach to people, such as:
• Director of Religious Education
• Student Personnel Administration (college)
• Chemical Engineer
• Psychiatry
• Management Consultant
• Mechanical Engineer
• Research Worker
• Attorney
• Corrections Officer
• Human Resources Planner
• Fine Artist
• Architect
• Federal Govt. Manager
• Computer Professional
• Credit Investigator
• Education Administration
• Priest or Monk
• Retail Store Manager
• Accountant
• English Teacher

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