If You Have These 11 Characteristics, You Belong To The World's Most Entertaining Personality Type

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In every group of people out there, you’ll find that one person who’s always a party animal. They’re not only the life of the party, though — they’re the most well-liked and popular people you’ll probably ever meet.

If you’ve got this personality type, you’re probably one of the most appreciated people in your circle of friends and have an ESFP personality.

As most people know, the Myers-Briggs personality type spectrum shows every kind of person out there, and yes, this would include that one party animal, too. In the Myers-Briggs world, this kind of personality is known as an ESFP.

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ESFP is an acronym for Extroversion, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving, but most people just know people with this personality type as “the Entertainers.” Believe it or not, research has been done to find out more about these outgoing folks and how their Myers-Briggs personality type affects their dating life.

Think you’re an Entertainer? Here are their most common traits, and what you need to know about having an ESFP personality:

1. You’re known for being generous with your time, and for being willing to go the extra mile for your friends.

ESFPs are the ultimate best friend in a box. They are the ones who encourage their friends to live their best lives, applaud them when they do well and are there for them.

At times, this can even be a bad trait, since ESFPs tend to place everyone else’s needs before them, often to the point that they may burn themselves out.

2. Though you may have been burned in the past, you still see the best in people.

Many people wrongly see the ESFP personality type as the one that’s permanently naïve. This is just not true!

The thing about ESFPs is that they tend to be overly optimistic around people, often to the point that they may end up giving the wrong people chances. This is because they hope everyone is as good a soul as they are.

3. You see people and memories as more precious than money.

Once again, it’s all about people and having a good time with ESFPs. That’s why they tend to see their connections with people to be the best investments they can make on both a personal and professional level.

4. Attention is something you need, rather than just enjoy.

If you want to upset an ESFP, it’s very simple. All you have to do is ignore them. As an ESFP, you soak up attention and make people feel great as a way of saying thank you. It’s just in your nature.

5. People often tell you that you’ve got a great sense of style.

Few other personality types have as much a flair for fashion as ESFPs do. From a very luxe-looking home to a perfectly put-together outfit, you can bet that ESFPs will always be the ones people compliment when they decide to flaunt their fashionability.

6. At any given moment, you know where all the coolest parties are.

ESFPs are the people who you go to when you need to know where the party’s at. This is because they really, truly love to go out and will often plan a large portion of their lives around it.

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7. You’re often called immature.

ESFPs have a very playful, almost childlike nature to them. This can make them very fun to be around, but also can make them extremely immature.

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Learning to enjoy responsibility is something most ESFPs have to really buckle down to do. Otherwise, they may end up flitting from job to job, unable to hold down anything for more than a few months.

8. You may have a tendency to live above your means.

Glitz and fun times are what ESFPs live for, and that can be great.

The problem with having a party lifestyle is that it costs a lot of money and ESFPs will often spend that money without actually having cash to do so in the first place. If they could, a typical ESFP would live in a music video.

9. You’re not the conventional type.

Most ESFPs are as unconventional as they come, and also tend to click with people who are equally as unique as they are.

As such, many ESFPs are artists by birth. ESFPs hate structure, routine, and “the Man,” so expect to hear a lot of status quo questioning from these guys.

10. You never have a problem smoothing out people problems.

If you’re an ESFP, chances are very, very high that your people skills are on point. You’re perceptive enough to notice problems underneath the surface, but are graceful enough to handle just about anything with serious amounts of tact.

Because of that, they make any group outing fun and also can act as a mediator when friends argue.

11. Being bold and outspoken is just the name of the game with you.

In a crowd full of people being told to “go with the flow,” the ESFP will be the first one to tell the leader to shut their squawkbox. Why? Well, ESFPs don’t like being told what to do and they also tend to be the boldest in the crowd.

What does this mean for your dating life if you are an ESFP? Well, congratulations, because you will not have an issue trying to find a person who will be interested in you.

Your magnetic personality is what makes people love you, and your social connections often mean that there will be an endless amount of parties to attend while single. The only problem you might have is that it’ll be hard to find someone who takes you seriously and who would be able to convince you to settle down!

Most of the issues you’ll have is finding the right match for you.

Otherwise, commitment just won't be your thing. It may take a while to find a like-minded party animal to be with. Thankfully, you’ve got plenty of options, and no matter what happens, you’ll likely always have a nice group of friends who have your back. 

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Ossiana Tepfenhart is a writer based out of Red Bank, New Jersey whose work has been featured in Yahoo, BRIDES, Your Daily Dish, Newtheory Magazine, and others. Follow her on Twitter for more.

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