Personality trains of Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving (ESFP):

  • Go big or go home is how they roll.
  • Very Energetic
  • Thrill seekers and risk takers.
  • Outdoorsy
  • Nurturing
  • Talkative
  • Sensory seekers
  • Visual
  • Can’t sit still
  • Feel deeply
  • Slow to forgive
  • Like affection
  • Vulnerable to temptation
  • Like surprises
  • Need reassurance
  • Enjoy being the center of attention
  • Strong situational awareness

What Parents need to know about ESFP Children:

  • Offer clear and explicit instructions. Teach by showing when possible.
  • Offer lots of physical affection and reassurance of your love. They need both.
  • Focus on what they’re doing right instead of wrong. This will prove to be more effective.
  • Communicate expectations and follow through with immediate and fair consequences when they break the rules. Think in day tight compartments instead of discipline that extends into the next day.
  • They’ll need help reading people. Quick to see the good and overlook warning signs and patterns of bad behavior.
  • Receive gifts is a popular love language for this type.
  • Generous to a fault. If playing monopoly they’re the type most likely to lend all of their money to a friend only to find themselves broke.
  • Will need help thinking long-term, and considering consequences to their actions. This sets them up for trouble during the teen years. Keep an eye on them. Don’t be naïve.

Now that you’ve completed the personality type assessment, read more about your child’s preferred learning style.

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