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 8 (8w7 8w9)
The Enneagram Type 8 is all about being assertive. The Enneagram Type Eight wants to enjoy the world and understand how to become the best they can be in order to provide for themselves and others. They could come across as a bit too domineering to some, but they will likely learn how to balance this trait. They prefer to be in control of their environment, and will work hard to make that a reality. Some people may be resistant to their ways, but the 8 usually has a way to manage themselves and get results. The 8 is driven to make an impact and be important in their world. If they Enneagram 8 does not feel in control, it is a very unpleasant experience for them. They can become a bit fearful and afraid of what happens to them when they aren’t the ones steering the ship, so to speak. When they develop their strengths and trust the world more, they can see themselves becoming much more caring and share their resources with others around them. They are driven to be independent and want to make their own way in the world. However, they need to be able to manage when this is not possible. They are sometimes scared of vulnerability, but over time, they will understand that being open and expressive of their emotions leads to a much more rich and fulfilling life.