The ESFJ Personality is all about supporting and encouraging others. The ESFJ is great at understanding the emotions of others and the group as a whole. The ESFJ is very skilled at knowing what to say and how to handle most situations so that there is group harmony. They are very active in their community and will find ways to be of service to others. The ESFJ believes in tried and true methods and will want to implement them on the world and people around them. They can be a bit of a traditionalist, but they also know that this way has worked for years and years, and they try to get everyone to see the same way. They want to be acknowledged and appreciated for all the effort they put forth, though they may have a hard time admitting it. The ESFJ can sometimes be a bit manipulative to get their way and do what they feel is their obligation to do, however, more mature ESFJs realize the best way for them to be a pillar in their community is to lead by example and hope that others see them as an inspiration to be like. The ESFJ is a caring and hard working person that is always there for the people close to them.
Enneagram Type 1 (1w9 1w2)
The Enneagram Type 1 is all about being an advocate. The Enneagram Type One wants to deal with what is right and what is wrong. When they are at their best, the 1 has high standards that they hold themselves to. This becomes problematic if they find themselves being too much of a perfectionist and nothing ever gets done. They believe in keeping things in order, and they are also advocates for what they believe is right. This can cause them to fight the good fight. When they are stressed, they can become rather moody. However, when they are feeling their best, they are able to let go a bit more and just enjoy the moment. The Enneagram 1 works best when they are striving to achieve their goals and believe everything is moving in the right direction. They ideally would like to be doing everything right so that they are not criticized. The 1 needs to realize that others may not see their way initially, and that change takes time. However, they need to realize that they may still be implementing change by their well spoken words and ideas, it just might take a bit of time for that to sink in.