Here's my question. (and this applies to everyone, not just ESFJs, because maybe you are or know someone who brought an ESFJ to see the light so to speak, with the MBTI)
How were you convinced of the validity of the MBTI? How did you come to believe in it, for lack of my ability to phrase this better in my currently sleep deprived / jet lagged state?
If you're not an ESFJ, how have you seen or yourself convinced an ESFJ to accept the system as valid and of use?
I'm interested because I'm currently dealing with an ESFJ woman (early 50's) who is not a fan of the system at all, and rather unwilling to change. Why --> the whole "we can't put people in boxes" thing. Normally, with non-believers, I have them read their profiles, especially in the book "Profiles of the 16 Types, Bill Jeffries", because it shocks them to their core. It's like they have a little come-to-Jesus moment where they are so blown away / scared by the degree to which someone they've never met knows them that they want to learn more about it. Problem is, she refuses to read it, all because of her aforementioned "people in boxes" view.
You may be thinking, you're an ESFJ... how were you convinced! Well... I grew up in a household of people who were very aware of the MBTI and so I sort of grew up with it; hence, I have no experience in the matter. Hopefully you guys have some good strategies, I'm quite stone-walled right now.
Many thanks ahead of time