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.
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 assessment.
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