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 4 (4w3 4w5)
The Enneagram Type 4 is all about understanding the self. The Enneagram Type Four is always finding ways to discover more about themselves and understanding their emotions and reactions to the world they are exploring. They pay attention to how things make them feel, and they believe this helps them better get in touch with their true self. They are expressive and usually will find an outlet to put this to use. They can become a bit too absorbed in their feelings sometimes, which can make it difficult to put on a brave face or public persona to navigate life a bit quicker and easier. The Enneagram 4 typically has difficulty with being understood and may feel a bit like an outcast in their life. The 4 is not afraid to express the darker parts of themselves to others because they believe it is a vital part of the process of understanding who they are and their place in the world. They can typically seek out someone to rescue them. Someone that feels the 4 might need help in a world that can be a bit harsh toward them. The Enneagram 4 functions best in the world when they can let go of the past and live more in the moment. The Four will eventually find their identity and can live a very expressive life.