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ESFJs careers

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ESFJs at work

ESFJs are the nurturers of the office, and they fill a very important role for both their clients and their co-workers. ESFJ personality types often enjoy careers that allow them to focus on what others need, determine how best to promote harmony in the workplace, and how to create a family-like atmosphere that people enjoy.

When interacting with customers or clients, the ESFJ likely enjoys forming strong, personal bonds with those people and gaining their trust before doing business together. ESFJs are adept at communicating the usefulness of a product or service. They like to see results so they know how they’re improving clients’ lives.

With co-workers, ESFJs typically enjoy planning bonding activities, onboarding new team members, and upholding the company’s ethos. ESFJs need to feel like they’re a part of a tight-knit team when they’re at work, and they’re often the person to create that closeness.

Career trends

ESFJs don’t typically look for careers that will enable them to change the world. Rather, they would like to make a big impact within their small team. ESFJs enjoy face-to-face contact with the people they work with and for, and they like to follow up with them regularly so they can see the results of their work.

Because ESFJs are such natural caretakers, they would do well in careers where they can care for others, whether it’s in the world of medicine, human resources, or by teaching children.

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Leadership style

ESFJs are not typically the leaders in their place of work, though they do fulfill a sort of leadership role behind the scenes.

If they are in a position of power, ESFJs are incredibly concerned with the emotional well-being of their employees. They often worry more about atmosphere of their workplace than they do about meeting strict goals. But in some professions, this type of practical encouragement and caretaking makes for a very effective leader.

ESFJs on a team

ESFJs love being a part of a team, and they thrive on working together with people they’re close with. They might find themselves naturally falling into the role of the mediator or nurturer, encouraging others, and helping the team to stay on task when times get tough.

ESFJs may become discouraged when the team changes course too quickly or pitches ideas that are too outside the box. But working together with people who are different may help them to see different viewpoints and broaden their horizons in a way they wouldn’t otherwise do.

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