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The Best Words to Describe the ESFP

Learn about the best words to describe the ESFP personality type

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How do other people see and describe ESFPs?

ESFPs often have a spontaneous and unpredictable nature, leading others to see them as spirited, unrestrained, playful, uninhibited, and even mischeivous at times.

Most ESFPs are relatively agreeable and interpersonally warm, so they are often described as friendly, sociable, vibrant, enthusiastic, and jovial.

The wordcloud below shows over 100 words used to describe people with similar Big Five personality dimensions as a typical ESFP. Larger words describe the more prominent aspects of ESFPs.

Adjectives describing the ESFP
Adjectives used to describe ESFPs

Because no two ESFPs are the same, some of the words above may be better descriptors of a particular individual than others. You can see your personality’s own unique set of words with TraitLab’s free Personality Wordcloud tool.

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20 adjectives for describing the ESFP personality type

Below are the definitions (credit: wiktionary.org) of 20 adjectives that are usually good descriptions of the ESFP personality type.

  • happy-go-lucky: Carefree or untroubled
  • vibrant: Pulsing with energy or activity
  • spirited: Lively, vigorous, animated, or courageous
  • enthusiastic: With zealous fervor; excited, motivated
  • playful: Liking play, prone to play frequently; rather sportive; jesting, not serious
  • cheerful: Noticeably happy and optimistic
  • merry: Jolly and full of high spirits; happy
  • unrestrained: Spontaneous, natural and informal; unconstrained
  • unruly: Wild; uncontrolled
  • mischeivious: Troublesome, cheeky, badly behaved
  • uninhibited: Not inhibited; having no inhibitions; fearless
  • devil-may-care: Carefree, reckless, irresponsible
  • flamboyant: Showy, bold, or audacious in behavior or appearance
  • rambunctious: Boisterous, energetic, noisy, and difficult to control
  • exhibitionist: Prone to draw attention to oneself by their behavior
  • sociable: Tending to socialize or be social
  • energetic: Characterised by force or vigour; full of energy; lively, vigorous
  • lax: Unable to relax; fidgety or restless
  • compassionate: Having, feeling or showing compassion to or toward someone
  • easy-going: Calm, relaxed, casual and informal
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