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ESFJ Enneagram

I. The overview of ESFJ Enneagram

If you are an ESFJ, you are most likely an Enneagram 2. 47 - 61 percent of ESFJs fall into this group. Other popular kinds are ESFJ Enneagram 2, 6, and 9.

Please keep in mind that the ESFJ personality type is commonly associated with the enneagram categories listed below:

  • ESFJ Enneagram Type 2

  • ESFJ Enneagram Type 6 

II. The ESFJ Enneagram with 9 Types

1. ESFJ Enneagram type 1

People with the ESFJ Enneagram type 1 are efficient, meticulous, and have strong moral notions about how others should behave and what is socially acceptable. They frequently have unrealistic standards for others and may be unaware that their own self-standards are equally impossible (due to inferior Ti / lack of self-analysis), but they can usually find 'pleasing' ways to 'correct' others and shift them toward betterment, without realizing that their anger isn't as hidden from others as they think.

Extroverted people are typically leaders, and they have a tendency to force their perfectionism on others.

Sensing Ones are realistic and detail-oriented, and they frequently value norms and tradition.

Feeling Ones prioritize assisting others, promote peace, are more scared of criticism, and are more prone to channel their rage inwardly.

Because of their general penchant for logic, they are more trustworthy, organized, and structured.

2. ESFJ Enneagram type 2

The vast majority of ESFJs choose 2 as their Enneagram type (Type 2 with a 1 wing: 19 percent ; Type 2 with a 3 wing: 81 percent ). This match makes sense since this type significantly connects with the ESFJ's major function, extroverted emotion.

People with the ESFJ Enneagram tend to be extremely sociable and active members of their communities. They feel that they are worthy inasmuch as they are helpful to others, and they will frequently go out of their way to assist loved ones in need.

Because their primary objective in life is to feel loved and valued by others, they are likely to demand more affirmation from others than their type 6 counterparts.

Type 2 ESFJs are continuously shifting from thoughts of worthlessness to sentiments of love, connection, and respect. They are most similar to their intuitive relative, the ENFJ.

Type 2 and ESFJ are another'most likely' combination, although they are significantly more focused, like the ESTJ, on the needs of the larger group rather than individuals. They are more prone to establish hospitals, social organizations, aid groups, and movements to address immediate local needs.

If immature or unbalanced, low Ti + 2 leads to a lack of self-analysis and anxieties of others not requiring their influence, and can be aggressive in attempting to solve others' issues for them.

Extroverted twos are lively, theatrical, and chatty. They reach out to others and like being noticed. Sensing twos provide practical, down-to-earth assistance to others.

Feeling twos are often warm and empathic, and they attempt to make their surroundings more peaceful. Twos that are rational (judging) are more consistent and ordered.

3. ESFJ Enneagram type 3

People with the ESFJ Enneagram type 3 will be in command of every group, in the forefront of every public appearance, and will constantly move forward to lead, with the drive to impress others and win their praise.

These people may find it difficult to let others succeed or to 'lose' anything they believe they should have won; they have a lot of friends, but few to whom they can turn when their life falls apart. And they may retain illusions about success long after they have failed, for fear that others would reject them if they do not sustain the illusion.

The Si will force them to concentrate in a few strong personal areas (and therefore become 'indispensible' to their work / organization), and Ne is afraid of what 'might happen' if that goes away / if they be their actual self. A person of this kind has inferior Ti issues such as being unable to self-analyze / separate from their identity.

Extroverted threes are action-oriented and quick-witted. Extroverted threes are strong communicators who enjoy being in the spotlight. Sensing threes are problem solvers who are practical, conventional, and detail focused.

Feeling Threes are more people-oriented, as well as inventive or imaginative. Rational twos are well-structured and well-organized.

4. ESFJ Enneagram type 4

ESFJ Enneagram type 4 people have tremendous emotions that control their life and spill over onto others in their near vicinity, making them prone to overreacting and feeling lonely.

The desire to connect with people while being apart from them, and the belief that there is something 'wrong' with them that no one can repair.

Inferior Ti makes people hesitant to take a step back or recognize that their emotions are too powerful for the occasion. Often takes pleasure in being a 'artist' and going against the grain, and may become involved in a variety of worthy causes, only to abandon them when they become 'too mainstream.'

Extroverted fours are social, outspoken, and flashy. Sensing fours express themselves via action and live in the present now.

Feeling fours indicates that you are emotionally sensitive and empathic. Preservation and rational fours

5. ESFJ Enneagram type 5

Extroverted fives are outgoing, friendly, and intellectually confident. Sensing fives are realistic, practical, and enjoy categorizing facts.

Feeling fives are more sensitive and attuned to people and ideals in their activities. Rational fives are well-organized and have a strong desire to achieve their objectives.

6. ESFJ Enneagram type 6

A modest (but significant) fraction of ESFJs choose 6 as their Enneagram type (Type 6 with a 5 wing: 67 percent ; Type 6 with a 7 wing: 33 percent ). This coupling makes sense given that this type is significantly connected with the ESFJ's auxiliary function introverted sensing.

ESFJ Enneagram type 6 persons are engaged and dedicated members of their communities, much like their type 2 counterparts. They value their personal ties and are fiercely devoted to those they care about.

These partnerships, however, are primarily motivated by the type 6 ESFJ's desire for support and direction, rather than their need for love and approval. The type 6 ESFJ fears not being unlovable, but rather being unable to provide for oneself.

As a result, they get profoundly involved in their communities and create meaningful connections with the people and institutions that surround them.

Type 6 ESFJs are continuously shifting from emotions of helplessness to sentiments of support and external guidance. They have the most in common with their introverted-sensing dominating counterparts, ISFJs.

A person of this type takes on a mothering role in safeguarding and shepherding their loved ones, attempting to foresee and handle any possible concerns, wanting to avoid danger, and feels safest in familiar area and/or with those who share their beliefs.

Because of their low Ne issues of paranoid suspicions, indecisiveness, and second-guessing their actions (low Ne issues + 6 fearfulness), they have a significant dependence on inferior Ti, but are concerned about its blind spots.

Sixes that are extroverted are chatty and social. Sensing sixes are trustworthy, practical, and classic. Feeling sixes are compassionate, devoted, and dependant, and they are prone to becoming phobic. Rational sixes are usually organised.

7. ESFJ Enneagram type 7

ESFJ Enneagram type 7s are adventurous, daring, and always optimistic, and they are a ray of sunshine in everyone's lives. They cope with hard events with humor and unwavering optimism.

They have a lot of Ne and a wanderer's spirit, but high Si can help them settle into a more satisfied existence as they become older. Because of Fe-inability dom's to be aware of their genuine sentiments until they discuss them with others, and 7's unwillingness to discuss bad emotions.

They may be unaware of how disturbed or afraid they are. Extroverted sevens are outspoken, gregarious, fast-paced, and enjoy themselves. They often have a diverse set of friends and experiences. Sensing Sevens are action-packed, humorous, and realistic. They gain knowledge by firsthand experience and observation.

Feeling sevens are more soft, sensitive, and people-oriented. Rational people make excellent administrators and organizers.

8. ESFJ Enneagram type 8

People of the ESFJ Enneagram type 8 would utilize their Fe-dom to rally others to shared goals for the development of society, and they would be aggressive when confronting anybody who abuses their position of authority or when speaking out against injustices.

Because of the Si's influence, the 8 would be more concerned with immediate impact than than long-term effects, and their opinions would be powerfully proclaimed but not necessarily completely filled out on a systematic basis (inferior Ti).

Extroverted Eights are vivacious, enthusiastic, talkative, and quick-witted. They frequently develop into strong leaders.

Sensing eights are practical, pragmatic, and concerned in facts. Feeling eights are helpful and supportive, but feeling sevens are more aggressive and direct. Rational Eights are determined and well-organized.

9. ESFJ Enneagram type 9

The external focus of ESFJ Enneagram type 9 people means they prioritize keeping everyone in their life in harmony, which means they would be natural professional mediators, but they frequently overlook their own weaknesses, the true source of their anger, and insecurities (inferior Ti's lack of self-analysis).

These individuals, like the ESXJ, are better capable of maintaining forward momentum and pursuing change, but they are also indecisive (lower Ne) when faced with significant decisions.
Extroverted nines are gregarious, chatty, and lively. Sensing nines are warm, humble, and restrained. Feeling nines prioritize harmony and pleasurable interactions, but logical nines are ordered and want closure.