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 6 (6w5 6w7)
The Enneagram Type 6 is all about security. The Enneagram Six wants to live a lifestyle of safety and to be supported. This usually leads to them joining up with people and groups that can provide this. They usually become vet good at understanding how they can fill a role that will contribute to their tribe. They are good at foreseeing problems and figuring out ways to solve them before they occur. Because of this, they are hyper alert and may sometimes be stressed out. They are full of self doubt because they don’t believe the can be their own support. They are at their best when they are able to relax and be self sufficient. They are naturally able to help others, but they should become better at helping themselves. The Enneagram 6 is very loyal, and will stick through even the toughest of times as long as they believe they are supported. They don’t believe in being the loudest or draw the most attention, believing that it can be dangerous to have such a target on their back. However, their self doubt is their biggest achilles heel. They need to learn to believe in themselves. They need to make decisions on their own and build a track record of having success without needing support. The 6 is all about sticking with the people they are loyal to though, which makes them a very good friend and companion. They need to address their emotional insecurity. They can be a walking contradiction at times. If they can learn to manage and confront their fear, they can become that strong person they are searching for in someone else.