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ESFP Enneagram Type and ESFP-A (Assertive) and ESFP-T (Turbulent) Traits

The ESFP Enneagram types, ESFP-A (Assertive), and ESFP-T (Turbulent) are all subtypes of the ESFP “Performer” personality. Each ESFP subtype embodies the main traits present in ESFP personalities – spontaneity, enthusiasm, and cheerfulness as defined by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

ESFP subtypes

Below are four main ESFP Enneagram subtypes.

  • ESFP-A+/Enneagram type 7: The ESFP-A+ subtype and Enneagram 7 both encapsulate the same main characteristics of enthusiasm, leadership, and optimism. ESFP-A+ subtypes are eager to explore the world around them and have a penchant for turning negativity into a learning experience. The same curiosity and zest for life are found within the Enneagram type 7, or the Enthusiast. Both ESFP-A+ types and Enneatype 7s are at risk of exhibiting narcissistic or selfish behaviors due to their strong personalities and passion. In society, ESFP-A+ subtypes and Enneatype 7s work hard to accomplish their goals and utilize their drive and confidence to climb the corporate ladder or to network in large groups.
  • ESFP-T+/Enneagram type 9: The ESFP-T+ subtype and Enneagram type 9s both display the main characteristics of a cheerful exterior, fear of criticism, and expressive compassion. ESFP-T+ subtypes are outgoing and strive to live in harmony with others. The Enneagram type 9 is also known as the Peacemaker. Enneagram type 9s possess pleasant personalities and are happy to contribute to group activities. Both ESFP-T+ subtypes and Enneatype 9s suffer from a strong need for approval that can result in self-criticism. In society, ESFP-T+ types and Enneatype 9s are highly driven and determined to please others. ESFP-T+ types and Enneatype 9s gravitate towards education or social work because of their desire to help other people.
  • Enneagram type 2: Enneagram type 2 exhibits the main ESFP characteristics of excellent communication skills, empathy, and warmth. One strength of the ESFP Enneagram type 2 is their ability to find fulfillment in activism and generosity. The Type 2 ESFP’s main weakness stems from their desire to please others. Due to the Enneatype 2 having a strong desire to satisfy those around them, they experience hypersensitivity and subsequently take their negative emotions out on themselves. ESFP Enneagram type 2 personalities are frequently found in positions that allow for them to impact the lives of other people, such as social work or fitness coaching.
  • Enneagram type 6: ESFP Enneagram type 6 displays the characteristics of being a team player, having strong communication skills, and practicality. The main strength of ESFP Enneagram type 6 is the ability to form a tight bond with the people they interact with. ESFP Enneatype 6 personalities experience weakness in the form of anxiety. Anxiety causes both the ESFP and Enneatype 6 personalities to become hypersensitive and reactive. In society, ESFP Enneagram type 6 people choose careers such as nursing or public safety where they can help others.

You will have to take both an MBTI personality test and an Enneagram of Personality test separately to better understand your ESFP Enneagram type. You can analyze your results after you take both tests. Be mindful of the nuances of your chosen personality test as some Enneagram and MBTI tests provide subtype suggestions and Enneagram wings while comparing your results. Use the information from each test to the best of your ability to discover the subtype that matches your personality best.

1. ESFP-A+ The Leader Subtype

The ESFP-A+ subtype represents Assertive ESFP personality types. ESFP-A+ types possess the moniker of the Leader which compliments the ESFP characteristics of vivacity, being the center of attention, and the desire to forge their path. The Leader subtype displays a developed dominant Extraverted Sensing and auxiliary Introverted Feeling cognitive functions. ESFP-A+ types are passionate, charismatic people who use their positive attitude to reach their goals. The main weakness of ESFP-A+ types is that their spontaneity and desire for new experiences give them the appearance of being unreliable. ESFP-A+ subtypes are common among the larger umbrella of ESFP personalities due to their main characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses.

The Enneagram type 7 displays the same main characteristics of leadership and positivity that are present in the ESFP-A+ subtype. A study from TypologyCentral confirms that there is a strong correlation between ESFP types and Enneagram type 7s, with 31% to 44% of ESFP types testing as an Enneagram type 7. We infer that the Leader subtype is prevalent by assessing the similarity of characteristics and taking into account the overlap of type 7s and ESFPs.

2. ESFP-T- The Follower Subtype

ESFP-T- subtype describes Turbulent ESFPs that lack confidence and display pessimism. The ESFP-T- subtype bears the nickname of the Follower because they are quick to change for other people. Follower subtypes have developed their inferior function and their tertiary function—Introverted iNtuition and Extraverted Thinking, respectively. The main weakness of ESFP-T- subtypes is their desire to please other people. If they fail to meet expectations, ESFP-T- types fall into self-criticism. Despite their low self-esteem, the main strength of ESFP-T- subtypes is their eagerness for self-improvement. ESFP-T- subtypes are less common than the other ESFP subtypes. The main qualities of an ESFP personality consist of their personable attitude, excitable nature, and showmanship. However, ESFP-T- subtypes lack the confidence of the naturally assertive ESFP.

The Enneagram type 1 displays several of the main attributes commonly found in ESFP-T- subtypes. Both Enneatype 1 and ESFP-T- personalities hold themselves to a high standard, similarly striving for perfection and presenting a serious demeanor. The combination of ESFP-T- and Enneagram type 1 presents the one-to-one traits or sexual characteristics of high expectations, controlling behavior, and intense passions. ESFP-T- Enneagram 1 subtypes display the social or business characteristics of perfectionism and fear of failure.

3. ESFP-A- The Fighter Subtype

The ESFP-A- subtype represents Assertive ESFP personality types that are independent yet often feel underappreciated. ESFP-A- subtypes have the Fighter moniker due to their attitude toward fighting social norms. Fighters have developed the dominant cognitive function of Extroverted Sensing and the tertiary cognitive function of Extroverted Thinking. The main strength of ESFP-A- subtypes is their sense of responsibility. Those with the Fighter subtype are highly motivated and set out to accomplish their personal goals. The main weakness of ESFP-A- subtypes is their critical nature. ESFP-A- subtypes are rare among the traditional ESFP personality types. The negativity and doubt in the ESFP-A- subtype overpower the main ESFP qualities of positivity and empathy for others.

The unhealthy Fighter Enneagram type 4 subtype often overthinks situations due to a highly developed Extroverted Thinking cognitive function. A combination of ESFP-A- Enneagram type 4 showcases an extremely critical nature, a serious demeanor, and distinct individualism. ESFP-A- Enneagram type 4 personalities exhibit one-to-one, or sexual, characteristics of intense independence and a competitive spirit. Sociable or business-oriented ESFP-A- Enneagram type 4s have sensitive emotions and experience a deep sense of shame if they make mistakes in life.

4. ESFP-T+ The Pleaser Subtype

The ESFP-T+ subtype describes Turbulent ESFP personalities that appear social and upbeat but harbor anxieties below the surface. ESFP-T+ subtypes have the Pleaser nickname because they strive for others to perceive them as agreeable. Pleasers have developed and predominantly use their auxiliary and inferior cognitive functions of Introverted Feeling and Introverted iNtuition, respectively. The main strength of the ESFP-T+ subtype is within their outward projection of positivity. The main weakness of the ESFP-T+ subtype is their need to seek approval from others. ESFP-T+ subtypes are common among ESFP personality types because they adhere to the main qualities of a happy exterior with a turbulent interior.

People with an ESFP-T+ Enneagram 9 subtype have an empathetic and harmonious nature but struggle with self-criticism. A study from TypologyCentral shows 21% of their ESFP participants tested as an Enneagram 9 personality type. The combination ESFP-T+ Enneagram type 9 subtype displays one-to-one, or sexual, character traits of conscientiousness. ESFP-T+ Enneagram 9 subtypes with prominent social or business character traits tend to blend in with the larger group, often losing their own identity.

What are the ESFP Enneagram types?

The ESFP Enneagram types are a subtype combination of the ESFP personality and the nine Enneagram Types. A person who tests as an ESFP on the MBTI personality test can analyze their personality further through their combined MBTI Enneagram subtype.

Below are the nine individual ESFP Enneagram types and three examples of ESFP Enneagram wings.

  • ESFP Enneagram type 1: The ESFP Enneagram type 1 is an ESFP subtype that strives for perfection and is a fervent rule follower.
  • ESFP Enneagram type 2: The ESFP Enneagram type 2s are ESFP subtypes that are cordial and work well with others in a group setting.
  • ESFP Enneagram type 3: The ESFP Enneagram type 3 subtype is a combination of ESFP and Enneagram type 3 traits of charisma and ambition.
  • ESFP Enneagram type 4: The ESFP Enneagram type 4 is a personality subtype that values independence but struggles with overindulging in sensory experiences.
  • ESFP Enneagram type 5: The ESFP Enneagram type 5 subtype is an ESFP Enneagram combination that has an analytical and independent mind.
  • ESFP Enneagram type 6: ESFP Enneagram type 6 personalities are subtypes that worry about receiving criticism from others, a common characteristic of ESFP and Enneatype 6.
  • ESFP Enneagram type 7: The ESFP Enneagram type 7 subtype is a combination of ESFP and Enneatype 7 personalities that thrive in fast-paced environments.
  • ESFP Enneagram type 8: The ESFP Enneagram type 8 is a subtype that combines the ESFP and Enneatype 8 traits of extraversion and strong leadership skills.
  • ESFP Enneagram type 9: The ESFP Enneagram type 9 subtype displays the traditional ESFP traits of an outgoing yet relaxed personality.
  • ESFP Enneagram type 7w8: The ESFP Enneagram type 7w8 is a subtype that displays assertive traits that correspond with Enneatype 7 and Enneatype 8.
  • ESFP Enneagram type 2w3: The ESFP Enneagram type 2w3 is a subtype that relates to the Enneatype 2, Enneatype 3, and ESFP personality trait of empathy but struggles with self-criticism.
  • ESFP Enneagram type 7w6: The ESFP Enneagram type 7w6 is a subtype of the ESFP Enneagram that displays the leadership abilities of Enneatype 7, Enneatype 6, and ESFP personalities.

What is ESFP Enneagram Type 1?

ESFP Enneagram type 1 is a personality subtype that combines ESFP and Enneagram type 1. The ESFP Enneagram type 1 possesses the moniker of the Performer under the MBTI’s typology and the Perfectionist through the Enneagram. ESFP Perfectionist subtypes are Enneagram Body types, and as such, they are known for their independence, perfectionist tendencies, and sensitivity to criticism.

The ESFP Enneagram 1 subtype has three main strengths. Firstly, the ESFP Enneagram type 1 is conscientious. For example, Perfectionist ESFPs are eager to help those around them. Secondly, the ESFP Enneagram type 1 possesses an outstanding work ethic. ESFP Enneagram type 1s care what others think, so they work hard to prove their worth. Thirdly, the ESFP Enneagram type 1 is practical. ESFP Enneagram type 1s prefer to tackle tangible challenges, as opposed to theoretical problems.

The ESFP Enneagram type 1 has three main weaknesses. Firstly, the ESFP Enneagram type 1 is impatient. Perfectionist ESFP subtypes know what they want and find it difficult to stay in one place too long. Secondly, the ESFP Enneagram type 1 is prone to self-criticism. ESFP Enneagram type 1s will default to criticizing their capabilities if they feel others don’t appreciate their efforts. Thirdly, the ESFP Enneagram type 1 is resentful of others. Unhealthy ESFP Enneagram type 1s are prone to take their anger out on others for being the center of attention.

ESFP Enneagram type 1s work best in a position where they can fix problems. Perfectionist ESFP subtypes work hard to handle crises and create successful working environments. Furthermore, Perfectionist ESFPs are motivated by the chance to implement practical solutions to real problems.

There aren’t many known ESFP Enneagram type 1 famous people. One famous ESFP Enneagram type 1 is Tomasz Karolak. Additionally, there are a couple of ESFP Enneagram subtypes with a type 1 wing that exhibit characteristics of Enneatype 1. For example, both Wang Yiren of the Korean girl group Everglow and Justin Gaethje showcase the determination of the ESFP Enneatype 1.

What is ESFP Enneagram Type 2?

The ESFP Enneagram type 2 is a personality subtype combining the ESFP personality type and the Enneagram type 2. The Performer Enneatype 2 holds the nickname of the Giver because of their altruism. The ESFP type 2 is a Heart type Enneagram, so this type is sensitive to criticism as well as the needs of others.

ESFP Enneagram type 2 personalities have three strengths. Firstly, ESFP Enneagram type 2s are approachable. The ESFP Giver wants to interact and help others, so they work hard to have an approachable demeanor. Secondly, ESFP Givers work well with others. ESFP Enneagram type 2s are happy working with other people and thrive in a setting where they can showcase their altruistic nature. Thirdly, ESFP Enneagram type 2s go out of their way to make others happy. For example, you can find an ESFP Enneagram type 2 volunteering at a charity event.

Meanwhile, ESFP Enneagram type 2 personalities have three weaknesses. Firstly, ESFP Enneagram type 2s are critical. Performer type 2 personalities can be particularly critical toward other people and themselves if unhealthy. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type 2 personalities are overbearing. Sometimes ESFP Enneagram type 2s will express entitlement or arrogance because they want others to acknowledge their generosity. Thirdly, Performer Enneagram type 2s are prone to experiencing burnout. Due to ESFP type 2s always wanting to help others, they tend to push themselves over the edge and suffer a jam-packed schedule.

ESFP Giver subtypes work best with other MBTI Enneagram subtypes that have developed Introverted Feeling cognitive functions. The Introverted Feeling function highlights a person’s empathy for others and acts as the driving force for the ESFP Enneagram type 2’s altruism.

Three famous people with ESFP Enneagram type 2 traits are Drew Barrymore, Brittany Murphy, and Rita Ora. All three examples are famous for their upbeat personalities and showmanship, two traits common to ESFP Enneatypes.

What is ESFP Enneagram Type 3?

The ESFP Enneagram type 3 is a combination of the Enneagram type 3 and ESFP personalities. The Performer Enneatype 3 bears the name of the Achiever because of their ambitious attitude. That said, ESFP Enneagram type 3s are Heart enneatype so they struggle with self-confidence.

ESFP Enneagram 3 subtypes have three strengths. Firstly, ESFP Enneagram type 3s are natural entertainers. Achiever ESFP types can command a crowd with their accomplishments and conversation. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type 3s are productive. Performer Enneagram 3 subtypes will work hard and make sure others know about their exertions. Thirdly, ESFP Enneagram type 3s are goal-oriented. ESFP Enneagram type 3s will remain committed to achieving a goal if they set their mind to it.

Performer Enneagram type 3 personalities have three weaknesses. Firstly, ESFP Enneagram 3 subtypes often shift careers. The ESFP Enneagram type 3 wants to have many accomplishments and stories—so to accommodate their impulsivity, they switch careers to new challenges. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type 3s are prone to speaking poorly of themselves if others don’t validate their accomplishments. ESFP Enneatype 3 personalities want to be recognized for their accomplishments and will default to self-deprecating comments if they feel insecure. Thirdly, ESFP Enneagram type 3s have a competitive nature. Although some competition is healthy, Achiever ESFP subtypes are prone to taking their competitive nature too far and holding grudges or acting out.

An ESFP Enneagram type 3 person works best in a position of power where they can be recognized for their accomplishments and flex their creativity. For example, ESFP Enneagram type 3s thrive as public figures because they’re motivated by high-profile achievements.

Three examples of ESFP Enneagram type 3 famous people are Nicki Minaj, Christiano Ronaldo, and Paris Hilton. Each ESFP Enneatype 3 example is famous for their ambition and many individual achievements.

What is ESFP Enneagram Type 4?

The ESFP Enneagram type 4 is a personality subtype that combines the Enneagram type 4 and the ESFP personality. The Performer Enneagram type 4 has the moniker of the Individualist. ESFP Enneatype 4s are Heart types and thus exhibit an innate understanding of sadness.

Three strengths characterize ESFP Enneatype 4s. Firstly, Individualist ESFP subtypes have a strong sense of self. A healthy ESFP Enneatype 4 is surefooted and confident in knowing they’re capable. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type 4s are creative. ESFP Enneagram type 4s are individuals who have a penchant for innovation. Thirdly, ESFP Enneagram type 4 people are passionate. Healthy ESFP Enneagram type 4 people are expressively passionate and have a go-getter attitude.

ESFP Enneagram type 4 people have three weaknesses. Firstly, ESFP Enneagram type 4s worry they’re too different from other people. Unhealthy ESFP Enneatype 4s suffer from low self-esteem and worry their individuality is off-putting. Secondly, Performer Enneagram type 4s are self-destructive. An unhealthy ESFP Enneatype 4 will take dangerous risks if they’re feeling insecure and allow their impulses to get the best of them. Thirdly, Individualist ESFP subtypes are prone to bouts of deep sadness. ESFP Enneagram 4s have a deep understanding of grief, like all Heart types. However, ESFP Enneagram 4s expand upon this knowledge, choosing to welcome sadness as part of their identity and surrendering to negative thoughts.

People with ESFP Enneatype 4 personalities work best in an environment that allows them to flex their creative prowess. Individualist ESFP subtypes are motivated by self-expression and they fear losing their sense of self amongst others at work.

Examples of ESFP Enneatype 4 celebrities include Elton John, Tonya Harding, and Ray Charles. All three examples are sure of their talents and identities. Additionally, all three ESFP celebrities are passionate, creative forces within their respective careers.

What is ESFP Enneagram Type 5?

The ESFP Enneagram type 5 is a combination of the Enneagram type 5 and the ESFP personality type. Performers with Enneatype 5 traits have the nickname of the Investigator under the Enneagram typology. Investigator ESFPs are Head types which means they’re curious and excited to embrace life’s mysteries.

ESFP Enneagram type 5 possesses three strengths. Firstly, ESFP Enneatype 5s set strong boundaries with other people. In doing so, ESFP Enneatype 5s maintain a sense of autonomy. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type 5 people think their responses through. Performer Enneatype 5s appear lost in thought during a conversation, but in actuality, they’re preparing well-thought-out responses. Thirdly, Performer Enneagram type 5s are inquisitive. The Investigator ESFP subtype uses their inquisitive nature to extensively study their personal interests and learn more about the world.

ESFP Enneagram type 5 possesses three weaknesses. Firstly, unhealthy ESFP Enneatype 5s are difficult to get to know. ESFP Enneatype 5s will shut themselves off from others and retreat into seclusion despite their innate extroversion. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type 5s often appear lost in thought. Type 5s’ absent-minded nature can be off-putting and alienate them from other people. Thirdly, Performer Enneagram type 5s have a sense of superiority. ESFP Enneagram type 5s are intelligent, but their knowledge can cause them to develop an ego if they’re showcasing unhealthy traits.

ESFP Enneagram type 5 people are motivated by their own independence and thirst for knowledge. Investigator ESFP subtypes work well in careers that utilize their special interest or desire for independence, such as freelance writing or engineering.

Three famous people with ESFP Enneagram type 5 personalities are musicians Alper Erözer and Daniil Trifonov, and footballer Ciro Immobile. Each ESFP Enneagram type 5 possesses a strong drive for independence and creativity in their respective music or football careers.

What is ESFP Enneagram Type 6?

The ESFP Enneagram type 6 is a personality subtype that combines the Enneagram type 6 and the ESFP personality. Performers with an Enneagram 6 subtype bear the nickname of the Skeptic due to their suspicious nature and Head-type intellect. ESFP Enneagram personalities are devoted individuals that are eager to trust others, but fall victim to stress if they let their skepticism dictate their social life.

ESFP Enneagram type 6s have three strengths. Firstly, ESFP Enneagram type 6 personalities appreciate preparation. The ESFP Enneatype 6 wants to avoid risk so they tend to plan and prepare for many possible scenarios. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type 6s are detail-oriented. For example, ESFP Enneagram type 6 people are good at focusing on many elements of a scenario rather than just the big picture. Thirdly, ESFP Enneagram type 6 people are reliable due to wanting to stay prepared.

ESFP Enneagram type 6s has three weaknesses. Firstly, unhealthy ESFP Enneatype 6s are prone to negativity. ESFP Enneatype 6s will succumb to pessimism if they dwell on their fears. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram 6 subtypes are suspicious of others’ intentions. Performer Enneagram type 6s are skeptical of other people and how they really feel about the ESFP type 6. Thirdly, ESFP Enneagram type 6s are often insecure. Unhealthy ESFP Enneagram type 6s let their suspicions and pessimism fester, breaking down their sense of self-worth in the process.

ESFP Enneagram type 6 personalities are motivated by a sense of security within a larger group. Therefore, a person with ESFP Enneatype 6 traits is best suited to work in group settings, such as non-profit work or activism.

Three famous ESFP Enneagram type 6 people are Lindsay Lohan, Kylie Jenner, and Prince Harry. Skeptic ESFPs appreciate privacy, but they frequent the social scene if they get the chance. Each of the ESFP Enneagram type 6 celebs has an immense social presence but harbors a deeply private inner life.

What is ESFP Enneagram Type 7?

ESFP Enneagram type 7 is a personality subtype that combines ESFP and Enneagram type 7. Performers with Enneatype 7 traits are known as Enthusiasts under the Enneagram methodology. Although intellectually focused Head enneatypes, Enthusiast ESFPs are lively people who want to get the most out of life. Therefore, Enthusiast ESFPs often pursue new hobbies, careers, or interests of study.

Performer Enneagram type 7s have three main strengths. Firstly, ESFP Enneatypes 7s are excitable and full of life. The ESFP Enneatype 7 sees life as an adventure and embraces it with a smile. Secondly, Performer Enneagram type 7s are curious. ESFP Enneagram type 7s want to learn about the world and experience life to the fullest. Thirdly, Performer Enneatype 7s are creative. A vigor for life and a curious mind allows Enthusiast ESFP to come up with inventive ideas and express them in imaginative ways.

ESFP Enneagram type 7s have three main weaknesses. Firstly, ESFP Enneagram type 7s are prone to impulsivity. The Enthusiast Performer’s zest for life pushes them to make hasty decisions and jump from interests, jobs, and relationships. Secondly, an unhealthy ESFP Enneagram type 7 is prone to cynicism. ESFP Enneagram type 7 will turn their curiosity and creative thinking into cynicism if they’re stressed. Thirdly, Performer Enneagram type 7s are temperamental. An unhealthy ESFP Enneagram type 7 will lose control of their emotions, similar to how they can lose control of their impulses.

ESFP Enneagram type 7 people are motivated by their inquisitive nature. Enneatype 7’s enthusiastic spirit and outgoingness make this ESFP subtype well-suited for working as private investigators or broadcast journalists.

Three examples of ESFP Enneagram type 7 celebrities are Miley Cyrus, Cardi B, and Mads Mikkelson. Each individual is known for their distinct creative efforts throughout their career, which aligns with the ESFP Enneagram type 7 personality.

What is ESFP Enneagram Type 8?

The ESFP Enneagram type 8 is a combination of the Enneagram type 8 and the ESFP personality type. The Performer Enneagram type 8 takes the nickname of the Challenger from the Enneagram typology. Challenger ESFPs are Body enneatypes who display an obtrusive sense of confidence that exerts control of others.

ESFP Enneagram type 8 people have three strengths. Firstly, ESFP Enneagram type 8s are confident. ESFPs with Enneatype 8 personalities know what they want and have a solid understanding of their own moral code. Secondly, Challenger ESFP subtypes are independent. Performer Enneagram type 8 people are comfortable expressing themselves, which enables them to be independent and stand out among the crowd. Thirdly, ESFP Enneagram type 8s are passionate, which enables them to complete any goal they set their mind to. Confidence and independence also play well with the Challenger ESFP’s innate passion.

ESFP Enneagram type 8 people have three weaknesses. Firstly, Performer Enneagram type 8s are argumentative. Their assertive nature can shift to being argumentative if the ESFP Enneatype 8 feels someone is standing in their way. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type 8s are controlling. An unhealthy Challenger ESFP will try to insert themselves into leadership roles or demand their wants and needs be met. Thirdly, ESFP Enneagram type 8s are stubborn. Challenger ESFPs will continue to assert their opinions, even if they’re in the wrong.

Challenger ESFP subtypes are motivated by working towards noble causes. ESFP with Enneatype 8 traits work best if they can utilize their passionate spirit and properly balance their assertiveness. Challenger ESFP subtypes excel in careers like activism, law, and counseling because they’re both driven and bold.

Three examples of famous ESFP Enneagram type 8 people are DMX, Pablo Picasso, and Muhammad Ali. Each celebrity is passionate and independently minded, two traits common to ESFP Enneatype 8s.

What is ESFP Enneagram Type 9?

The ESFP Enneagram type 9 is a personality subtype that combines the Enneagram type 9 and the ESFP personality. The ESFP Enneagram type 9 is called the Peacemaker under the Enneagram typology. Peacemaker ESFPs are Body enneatypes with a serene presence that makes them easy to connect with.

The ESFP Enneagram type 9 exhibits three main strengths. Firstly, Peacemaker ESFP subtypes stand out for their peaceful nature. Peacemaker ESFP subtypes have an inviting presence and make other people feel comfortable. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type 9 people are humble. ESFP Enneatype 9s tend to perform good deeds due to their humble nature. Thirdly, ESFP Enneagram type 9 people are well-liked thanks to their peaceful presence and humility. ESFP Enneagram type 9 people use their likability to their advantage by creating a peaceful world that matches their inner desires.

ESFP Enneagram type 9s have three main weaknesses. Firstly, an ESFP Enneagram type 9 is sometimes self-critical. Unhealthy Peacemaker ESFP subtypes struggle to maintain their peaceful disposition in stressful situations, resulting in self-criticism. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type 9s are sometimes passive-aggressive. Peacemaker ESFPs will default to passive-aggressive behaviors because they want to avoid snapping at others. Thirdly, ESFP Enneagram type 9s are prone to listlessness if they fall into depression. Unhealthy and depressed ESFP Enneagram type 9s fail to act on goals they once worked hard to achieve.

Peacemaker ESFP subtypes are motivated by their desire to create harmony and peace in the world. Therefore, an ESFP Enneagram type 9 works well in an environment that capitalizes on their kind demeanor, such as diplomacy or human resource management.

Ringo Starr, David Guetta, and Michael B. Jordan are three examples of famous people with ESFP Enneagram type 9 traits. Each celeb is a likable public figure that has a peaceful demeanor common to the subtype.

What is ESFP Enneagram Type 7w8?

ESFP Enneagram type 7w8 is a personality subtype that combines ESFP and Enneagram type 7w8. An ESFP Enneagram wing like 7w8 has the same main characteristics as both their respective enneatypes. ESFP Enneagram type 7w8 is a combination of both Enneatype 7 and Enneatype 8, with Enneatype 7 being the dominant subtype. The two Enneagram types differ in that Enneatype 7 is a Head type that concentrates on fear, while Enneatype 8 is a Body type that strongly experiences anger.

Performer Enneagram type 7w8s have three main strengths. Firstly, ESFP 7w8s are career minded. Those with a 7w8 personality are driven and want to make great accomplishments in their career. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type 7w8s are charismatic. ESFP Enneagram type 7w8s are full of life and have glowing personalities. Thirdly, Performer 7w8 has an assertive attitude, which they use to successfully lead groups and manage projects.

ESFP Enneagram type 7w8 people have three main weaknesses. Firstly, unhealthy ESFP Enneagram 7w8s sometimes appear combative due to their assertiveness. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type 7w8s appear intimidating. The powerful demeanor of ESFP Enneagram type 7w8s gives others the impression that they are difficult to approach. Thirdly, ESFP Enneagram type 7w8s are skeptical of others. Performer Enneagram type 7w8s lean towards the characteristics of Type 8s and thus are doubtful of other people’s intentions.

People with an ESFP 7w8 personality are motivated by their response to anger and fear. Therefore, ESFP 7w8s work well in careers that provide a healthy outlet for their emotions, such as public speaking or film.

Three famous ESFPs with 7w8 traits are John F. Kennedy, Mick Jagger, and Charli XCX. Each famous ESFPs showcases the common 7w8 traits of career-mindedness and tangible charisma.

What is ESFP Enneagram Type 2w3?

The ESFP Enneagram type 2w3 is a combination of the ESFP personality and the Enneagram type 2w3. An ESFP Enneagram type 2w3 exhibits characteristics of Enneatype 2 and 3, with Enneatype 2 being the dominant subtype. ESFP Enneagram type 2w3 consists of two Heart types that focus on grief.

Three strengths characterize the ESFP 2w3 personality. Firstly, ESFP 2w3 subtypes are ambitious, exemplifying Enneatype 3’s sense of drive. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram 2w3 subtypes are good communicators. The ESFP 2w3 wants to connect with others and works hard to understand others. Thirdly, ESFP Enneagram type 2w3 personalities are social because they’re innately outgoing and have a strong desire to connect with others.

Three weaknesses further define ESFP Enneagram type 2w3 personalities. Firstly, Performer Enneagram type 2w3s are attention seeking. An ESFP Enneagram type 2w3 can cross over from ambition to attention-seeking behavior if they’re unhealthy. For example, Performer 2w3s will be performative and selfish in their actions if it gives them attention. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type 2w3s are judgmental, particularly if an ESFP Enneagram type 2w3 feels another person is threatening their achievements. Thirdly, ESFP Enneagram type 2w3s have low self-esteem if they’re unhealthy.

ESFP 2w3s are motivated by their achievements and want to take pride in their work. Therefore, an ESFP with 2w3 traits functions best in careers where they can be adored for their altruism, such as philanthropy.

Barbara Palvin, Vanessa Hudgens, and Shin Yuna from ITZY are three examples of famous ESFP 2w3 personalities. All three examples are ambitious, work hard to succeed, and take great pride in their achievements.

What is ESFP Enneagram Type 7w6?

The ESFP Enneagram type 7w6 is a personality subtype that combines the Enneagram type 7w6 and the ESFP personality. The ESFP Enneagram 7w6 displays characteristics of both Enneatype 7 and Enneatype 6, with the dominant traits in Enneatype 7. Both Enneatypes are also Head types that focus on the emotion of fear.

ESFPs with 7w6 traits display three strengths. Firstly, ESFP 7w6s are disciplined. Enneatype 6’s preparedness shines through if the ESFP has to accomplish a task. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram 7w6s are reliable. Unlike the impulsive standalone ESFP Enneagram 7, the 7w6 is more loyal to a cause. Thirdly, Performer 7w6s are productive. Enneagram type 7w6 combines the reliability of Enneatype 6 and the discipline of Enneatype 7 to create a more productive personality.

The ESFP 7w6 subtype has three main weaknesses. Firstly, ESFP 7w6s are skeptical of others due to their Enneatype 6 wing influence. An unhealthy ESFP 7w6 will question the intentions of other people. Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type 7w6s are anxious due to their skeptical side. Thirdly, Performer 7w6s are insecure. If an ESFP 7w6 is unhealthy, they will default to a poor self-image because they start to question other people’s intentions.

Performer Enneagram type 7w6s are motivated by their discipline and work best if they’re able to showcase their skills. Challenging careers suit ESFP Enneatype 7w6s best because obstacles will focus their attention and allow them to feel secure in their abilities.

Three famous people with the ESFP Enneagram type 7w6 personality are Lisa Manoban, Freddie Mercury, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Each of the three examples displays the prominent traits of productivity and discipline.

How are ESFP Enneagram types analyzed with Enneagrams?

ESFP Enneagram types are analyzed with Enneagrams by comparing the two main typologies of the Enneagram of Personality and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The Enneagram of Personality is a psychometric analysis that determines your personality based on nine main types. Each of the nine Enneagram types is further broken down into Head, Heart, and Body types. Further still, Enneagram typology includes wings, stress lines, and growth lines.

Our analysis of the ESFP personality type and data from TypologyCentral shows that the most common ESFP Enneagram subtypes are types 7 and 9. Enneagram type 7s make up 44% of the ESFP subjects, while type 9s make up 21% of ESFP test subjects. Moreover, each of these types mirrors the vigor and optimism of the ESFP personality type.

How does MBTI interpret ESFP Enneagram type with the help of Enneagram?

The MBTI interprets the ESFP Enneagram type with the help of the Enneagram by analyzing traits of the ESFP personality and the nine Enneagram types. The MBTI is a psychometric assessment that measures your personality based on sixteen core personalities. Each personality type consists of either Extroverted vs Introverted, Sensing vs iNtuition, Feeling vs Thinking, and Perceiving vs Judging psychological functions.

According to the MBTI, a person showcases dominant, auxiliary, tertiary, and inferior functions. Depending on the development of an MBTI personality type, they can be further analyzed as either Assertive or Turbulent. With their cognitive function stack in mind, we can compare and analyze the ESFP’s MBTI characteristics against their Enneagram traits to interpret how ESFPs identify under the Enneagram.

Although there isn’t an MBTI assessment to interpret ESFP Enneatypes through the Enneagram, there are two research studies that point to a logical comparison between the two typologies. Alternative Methodologies for Automated Grouping in Education and Research by Lenuta Alboaie, Mircea-Florin Vaida, and Diana Pojar discusses the interconnectivity of Enneagram typology and the MBTI. Additionally, Managing Psychological Factors in Information Systems Work: An Orientation to Emotional Intelligence by Eugene Kaluzniacky highlights both the Enneagram and MBTI.

What is the ESFP-A (Assertive)?

The ESFP-A (Assertive) is a subtype of the ESFP personality. Assertive ESFPs are more confident than their Turbulent counterparts. For example, an Assertive ESFP wouldn’t hesitate to introduce themselves to someone new.

The ESFP-A subtype shares common features with Enneagram types 4 and 7, namely by similarly asserting their sense of self and innovative mindset upon others. However, if they’re not careful, Assertive ESFPs’ creative minds can become overbearing to others.

Assertive ESFPs are confident and take pride in their appearance. ESTP-As not only dress the part but are commonly found climbing the corporate ladder or excelling in a high-profile career. The Assertive Performer’s charisma and drive take them far within the workplace, which lends itself to a secure financial life.

ESFP-A subtypes are more likely to reach out to potential partners and explore the dating world. The subtype’s self-assurance and vigor play key roles in their ability to connect with other people. In family life, Assertive ESFPs are fun-loving and excellent communicators. ESTP-As can forge deep relationships with friends and family with ease.

What are the key characteristics of ESFP-A?

Below are four key characteristics of ESFP-As.

  • Confidence
  • Stoicism
  • Gregariousness
  • Optimism

The MBTI further classifies the ESFP subtypes to account for their cognitive function stack. For example, the cognitive function stack of an ESFP consists of Extroverted Sensing, Introverted Feeling, Extroverted Thinking, and Introverted iNtuition. ESFP subtypes express traits that align with their dominant function of Extroverted Sensing and their auxiliary function of Introverted Feeling.

Our analysis of Assertive ESFP subtypes shows they prominently display the characteristics of confidence and gregariousness. The Assertive Performer’s confidence stems from their Introverted Feeling function, allowing them to reflect on their true identity and gain self-assurance. Meanwhile, ESTP-As’ friendliness comes from the Extroverted Sensing function which encourages them to connect with others.

What is the ESFP-T (Turbulent)?

The ESFP-T (Turbulent) is a subtype of the ESFP personality. Turbulent ESFPs are more insecure and prone to stress than their Assertive counterparts. For example, Turbulent ESFP subtypes will worry they aren’t meeting the expectations of others and become lost in anxiety.

The ESFP-T subtype shares common features with Enneagram type 1 and unhealthy Enneagram type 9 due to their similarly moody behavior. ESFP Enneagram type 1s are perfectionists and become irritated if they’re unable to have their way. Likewise, an unhealthy ESFP Enneagram type 9 will become neglectful and headstrong, the opposite of their typical lively personality.

Turbulent ESFPs are social and strive for self-improvement but risk suffering from anxiety. ESFP-Ts want other people to accept them, so they spend time improving their appearance. However, anxiety causes ESFP-Ts to doubt themselves and hesitate on asking for promotions or raises at work.

ESFP-T subtypes are more likely to doubt a potential partner’s interest, so they’re timid while exploring the dating world. That said, ESFP-T subtypes thrive in a close-knit group where they can feel stable. In family life, Turbulent ESFPs want to have fun with their loved ones, but often let their anxieties cloud their thoughts.

What are the key characteristics of ESFP-T?

Below are four key characteristics of ESFP-Ts.

  • Desire for self-improvement
  • Susceptibility to stress
  • Sociability
  • Hesitant thinking

The two most prominent traits of ESFP-Ts are their quest for self-improvement and their vulnerability to stress. The Turbulent Performer’s quest for self-improvement stems from their desire for acceptance and appreciation. Meanwhile, the ESFP-Ts’ vulnerability to stress comes from overthinking and planning to the point of exhaustion.

According to our analysis of the MBTI and Enneagram, Turbulent ESFP subtypes won’t lose their core characteristics under the Enneagram. Moreover, Three Keys to Understanding Yourself by Pat Wyman and The Nine Dots by Ian Cogdell argue the overlapping similarities of MBTI and Enneagram types.

Comparison of ESFP-T and ESFP-A

ESFP SubtypeESFP-A (Assertive)ESFP-T (Turbulent)
Stress ManagementESFP-As experience stress if they feel bored with a situation. Assertive ESFPs manage stress by switching between tasks.ESFP-Ts experience stress if they don’t feel appreciated by others. Turbulent ESFP subtypes handle stress by retreating inward or removing themselves from situations.
Business LifeIn business life, ESFP-As enjoy working with others. ESFP-As are found in leadership roles or managing a team.In business life, ESFP-Ts prefer working with others. Due to their insecurities and need for approval, ESFP-Ts will work hard to please others but their insecurities will hold them back.
Social LifeESFP-As have active social lives. Their outgoing personality and passion for excitement allow ESFP-A subtypes to make friends wherever they go.Turbulent ESFP subtypes thrive in social settings where they feel seen. ESFP-Ts seek to have a role in their social group and avoid large groups that leave them feeling unimportant. Turbulent ESFPs thrive in close-knit groups where they have a solidified role.
RelationshipsESFP-A subtypes have a warm and empathetic nature. In relationships, ESFP-A subtypes are kind and confident in their relationships.ESFP-T subtypes are caring and long to make their partner in a relationship feel loved. Due to the risk of low self-esteem, ESFPs require relationships that leave them feeling validated.
BehaviorsESFP-A subtypes behave practically, choosing to think realistically about problems.ESFP-T subtypes behave cautiously because they lack the confidence of their Assertive counterparts. ESTP-Ts will be slow to act and often avoid conflict.
StrengthsThe main strengths of Assertive ESFP subtypes include having a positive outlook, empathy, and a friendly demeanor.The main strengths of Turbulent ESFPs are their concern for others, dedication, and openness to self-improvement.
WeaknessesThe main weaknesses of ESFP-A subtypes include being judgemental of others, self-criticism, and abandoning tasks.The main weaknesses of ESFP-T subtypes include a fear of rejection, lack of confidence, and sensitivity.

ESFP subtypes are extroverts that thrive in settings where they feel useful and serve a greater purpose. If an ESFP subtype feels aimless they experience stress. The table above explains how the Assertive and Turbulent ESFP subtypes deal with stress in two distinctly different ways. Firstly, ESFP-A subtypes handle stress by abandoning their current focus and moving on. Assertive ESFP subtypes need to experience fulfillment to continue with a project, and if that task leaves them feeling stressed, they will abandon it and find another. Secondly, ESFP-T subtypes manage their stress by criticizing themselves. Turbulent and Assertive ESFP subtypes need to feel confident in their roles, but Turbulent ESFPs will especially default to self-criticism to cope with stress.

Which ESFP subtype is better for relationships?

The ESFP Enneatype 4 subtype is better for relationships. Healthy ESFP Enneagram type 4 personalities are genuine romantics, yearning for an idealistic love to experience with another person. Furthermore, the Performer Enneagram type 4 is a Heart type. As Heart types, ESFP Enneatype 4s desire to express themselves through love. In relationships that extend beyond romance, ESFP Enneagram type 4s take care of their friends and display commitment toward their careers.

The ESFP Enneatype 9 is another example of a subtype that’s well-suited for relationships. Peacemaker ESFPs are endearing and easily make friends, which transfers over into their intimate relationships. The Peacemaker ESFP’s practical mindset allows them to navigate relationship issues with a clear head. Furthermore, Enneatype 9’s harmonious nature encourages the ESFP subtype to keep the peace in a relationship. ESFP Enneagram types 4 and 9 differ in their idealism. ESFP subtype 9 is realistic, whereas type 4 is a dreamer.

While both ESFP Enneagram types 4 and 9 make good partners in relationships, the healthy ESFP Enneagram type 4 is superior. Enneatype 4’s natural inclination for love and compassion is a driving force in their lives. ESFP Enneagram type 4 is the best for relationships if they can avoid falling victim to their unhealthy traits.

Which ESFP subtype is better for family life?

The ESFP Enneatype 7 subtype is better for family life. ESFP Enneagram 7 subtypes create a family life that invites positivity and love because they’re energetic, fun-loving, and amicable people. The Enneagram type 7 are Head types and they tend to fear missing out on exciting aspects of life. While their thrill-seeking behavior and upbeat personality make them popular family members, Enthusiast ESFPs’ impulsivity can cause them to appear flaky to loved ones.

Additionally, ESFP Enneatype 4 is well-suited for family life because they’re compassionate and embrace love. ESFP Enneatype 4 family members are authentic and try hard to follow through on commitments. Unlike the ESFP Enneagram subtype 7, type 4s commit to their responsibilities and are unlikely to bounce from trends or emotional whims.

Although both ESFP subtypes 4 and 7 are good for family life, ESFP Enneagram type 7 is best. Enthusiast ESFPs have a natural positivity and zest for life that encourages a fun and healthy family life. If type 7s can remain present and act less impulsive, their family life will blossom.

Which ESFP subtype is better for sensitive people?

The ESFP Enneatype 2 subtype is the best subtype for sensitive people. Giver ESFP subtypes have a natural drive to help others and support them in their time of need. ESFP Enneagram type 2 people are part of the Heart type Enneagrams. They possess a deep understanding of their emotions, and can accurately project those emotions onto others if necessary. Due to their empathy, ESFP Enneagram type 2 people can care for others without being asked and find joy in knowing they’ve been helpful.

Additionally, the ESFP Enneagram type 9 makes a great match for sensitive people. ESFP Enneatype 9 people spread harmony and kindness. Enneatype 9s are also part of the Body type category and have a deep understanding of anger. However, Peacemaker ESFPs turn away from anger and choose to remain serene—ensuring that their calming presence is a welcome embrace for sensitive personality types.

Unlike the ESFP Enneatype 2, those with ESFP Enneatype 9 personalities can push their positivity at unnecessary times, making their efforts fall flat. ESFP Enneagram type 2 personalities are genuine in their desire to cultivate a safe space for others. If ESFP Enneagram type 2 people can accept that they can’t make everyone happy, then they are the best choice for sensitive types.

Which ESFP subtype is more confident?

The ESFP Enneatype 8 subtype is more confident than the other ESFP Enneagram subtypes. Challenger ESFP subtypes are self-assured and will dive headfirst into difficult pursuits. ESFP Enneagram type 8 personalities are part of the Body Enneagram type. They have a profound understanding of anger and embrace it to assert their wants and needs. People that are part of the ESFP subtype 8 display a strong sense of self and are confident in their abilities. They aren’t afraid to defend their opinions and will willfully assert themselves into leadership roles.

Likewise, ESFP type 3 is a confident ESFP subtype. Achiever ESFP subtypes often have a polished appearance with a magnetic personality. Achiever ESFPs have a natural drive for success and take great pride in their accomplishments. ESFP Enneagram type 3 personalities are also from the Heart type and are deeply in touch with heartache. ESFP Enneagram types 8 and 3 differ in how they approach their core traits. ESFPs with Enneatype 8 traits embrace their anger, while ESFP Enneatype 3s fear theirs.

Both ESFP Enneagram type 8 and 3 display confidence and self-assurance, but type 3 can default to feeling insecure. ESFP Enneatype 8 is naturally assertive and can maintain confidence in healthy and unhealthy times. If ESFP Enneagram type 8 people can avoid outwardly displaying their rage, they are the most confident ESFP subtype.

Which ESFP subtype is better for a career?

ESFP Enneatype 3 subtype is better suited for a successful career path compared to the other Enneagram types. Achiever ESFP subtypes set high goals and work diligently to accomplish them. If an ESFP Enneagram type 3 feels that they aren’t successful in their efforts, they feel a great sense of shame that motivates them to work harder. Achiever ESFP subtypes are also Heart types and have a thorough understanding of sadness. As a result, Enneatype 3 ESFPs risk falling victim to their negative thoughts. However, fortunately for the workplace, Enneatype 3 ESFPs bounce back by using their failure as motivation.

Conversely, ESFP Enneatype 1 personalities are good choices for subtypes that have successful careers. ESFPs with Enneatype 1 traits are perfectionists and have a good work ethic. Perfectionist ESFP subtypes have an innate ability to illustrate ideas and teach others at work. ESFP Enneatype 1s are sensitive to their anger due to being a Body type Enneagram. In times of stress, Enneatype 1 ESTPs default to trying to control their temper and external stimuli. Unlike the more jovial type 3, type 1 people are prone to bouts of aggression in the workplace which can keep them from progressing in their field.

Although both ESFP Enneatype 3 and Enneatype 1 subtypes do well in their careers, ESFP 1 struggles with internalizing their stress. The ESFP Enneatype 3 subtype is the best suited for a successful career because they choose to see their failures as opportunities to improve themselves. If ESFP Enneatype 3s can refrain from feeling insecure, they can have an illustrious career in their chosen field.

Which ESFP subtype is better for teamwork?

The ESFP Enneatype 6 subtype is better for teamwork. The Skeptic ESFP subtype is excellent at communication because they value precision and planning ahead. ESFP Enneagram type 6s feel comfortable working in groups and value shared goals. Skeptic ESFP subtypes are also Head type personalities, so they experience fear as their center emotion. ESFPs with Enneatype 6 traits will conquer their fear and make valuable assets to the team by taking the lead in decision-making.

Additionally, ESFP Enneatype 9 is good at working on teams compared to other ESFP subtypes. ESFP Enneagram type 9 personalities are peaceful and can make friends with ease. Enneatype 9’s ability to resolve issues without fighting makes ESFPs with the subtype good team members. That said, The ESFP Enneatype 9 is a Body type and thus has an intense understanding of their anger. An unhealthy ESFP Enneatype 9 will resort to passive-aggressive behaviors if they let their anger take hold, making teamwork difficult.

Both ESFP subtypes 6 and 9 work well on teams, but ESFP subtype 9 can push their teammates away with their passive-aggressive response to stress. The ESFP subtype 6 is therefore better for teamwork because they have a handle on their fear response. If ESFP Enneagram type 6 personalities can maintain control of their fear of abandonment, they will remain a pleasant and helpful member of their team.

Which ESFP subtype is better for artists?

The ESFP Enneatype 4 subtype is better for artists compared to the other nine types. Individualist ESFP subtypes are unique in their sense of style, self-expression, and interests. Individualist ESFPs seek out creative outlets and are always searching for new ways to express their artistry. To add, ESFP Enneagram type 4 personalities are Heart types and feel a strong connectedness with sorrow. Performers with Enneatype 4 traits are therefore comfortable with embracing their sadness and using it as motivation to shape their sense of self.

The ESFP Enneagram type 7 is another good representation of artists within the Enneagram. ESFP subtype 7 exhibits a wondrous curiosity and enthusiasm for numerous ingenious undertakings. ESFP Enneagram type 7 people are part of the Head type and connect with their fear on a deep level. Enthusiast ESFP subtypes choose to ignore their core fear response instead of utilizing it like ESFP subtype 4 does to bolster their creativity.

Although both ESFP Enneatype 4 and Enneatype 7 make creative artists, Enneatype 7 lacks the edge that type 4s bring to their art. The ESFP Enneatype 4 is the true artist of the ESFP Enneagram subtypes because their ability to turn their negative experiences and emotions into passion projects is unmatched by the other types.

How are ESFP Enneagram types classified?

ESFP Enneagram types are classified by comparing the four dichotomies of the MBTI and the nine types of the Enneagram. We’ve analyzed two methods of classification.

Firstly, ESFP Enneagram types are classified based on the four dichotomies of Extroversion versus Introversion, Sensing versus iNtuition, Feeling versus Thinking, and Perceiving versus Judging. ESFP types display a preference for Extroversion, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving. The MBTI Manual by Isabelle Briggs Myers, Mary H. McCaulley, Naomi L. Quenk, and Allen L. Hammer explains the four preferences by classifying them into separate groups of attitudes and functions. Extroversion vs. Introversion and Perceiving vs. Judging are attitudes that reflect how a person orients their energy and deals with the outside world, respectively. Meanwhile, Sensing vs. iNtuition and Feeling vs. Thinking are functions that showcase a person’s preference for processing information or judging situations.

Secondly, ESFP Enneagram type classification requires an analysis of the nine Enneagram types, specifically those that align with the ESFP characteristics. The Enneagram of Personality additionally breaks down classification into three categories–Heart Types, Head Types, and Body Types. The main Enneagram types that align with the ESFP personality are typically Enneatype 2, Enneatype 6, Enneatype 7, and Enneatype 9, according to a comparative study performed by TypologyCentral.

How are ESFP Enneagram types found?

ESFP Enneagram types are found by overlapping an individual’s MBTI and Enneagram results. No one person is responsible for this approach as the MBTI and Enneagram have separate origins. The MBTI’s principles were first theorized by Carl Jung and later expanded upon by Katharine Myers and Isabel Briggs, a mother-and-daughter team inspired by Jungian psychology. Meanwhile, Bolivian philosopher Oscar Ichazo is attributed to the creation of the Enneagram of Personality.

The MBTI and Enneagram are both used to define a person’s personality, but they differ in their intended use. Katharine Myers and Isabel Briggs began creating the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to measure the personalities of people entering wartime jobs and find the best placement for them. Meanwhile, Oscar Ichazo created the Enneagram as a tool for self-discovery.

Do ESFP Enneagram types change according to gender?

No, ESFP Enneagram types show no indication of changing according to gender. There isn’t direct research into the correlation between gender and the MBTI and Enneagram typologies. However, you can assess the variance between ESFP gender statistics and Enneagram gender statistics. Firstly, ESFP gender statistics show ESFPs make up 6.3% of the female population and 2.5% of the male population. ESFP Enneagram types display high sociability and empathetic ways, two traits that are commonly associated with female gender roles. Secondly, Enneagram gender statistics show the gender disparity of each of the nine types. For example, three of the main ESFP Enneagram types 9, 6, and 2 display a higher percentage within the female population. You can use this data to infer whether an ESFP Enneagram type can change according to gender, but the resulting answer is speculative.

Can someone change their character from an ESFP Enneagram type to another?

It may be possible for someone to change their character from an ESFP Enneagram type to another. Researchers from the University of Illinois, professors Nathan W. Hudson and R. Chris Fraley, argue that people can voluntarily change their personalities. Professors Hudson and Fraley held two sixteen-week studies where participants used the Big Five personality typology to set goals to change their personalities. Although the study used the Big Five typology and took place for a short duration of time, the results suggest personality is possible. However, the possibility of permanent changes to a person’s character is unknown.

Can someone be from multiple ESFP Enneagram types?

No, someone cannot be from multiple ESFP Enneagram types. However, the Enneagram typology allows for personality wings, such as the ESFP Enneagram type 7w6. While the ESFP 7w6 is a standalone subtype, it incorporates qualities from both Enneatype 7 and Enneatype 6. Additionally, the Enneagram typology accounts for stress and growth lines. A person can shift directions between stress and growth. Shifting in the direction of stress lines will cause a person’s personality to stagnate. Meanwhile, growth lines allow a person to build upon healthy traits. Although Enneagram typology accounts for shifts in personality, there is only one dominant personality. In the case of Enneagram 7w6, the dominant personality is Enneatype 7. MBTI is a similarly fixed typology and the core of an ESFP remains the same, even between the main Assertive and Turbulent subtypes.

Who are the famous people from the ESFP Enneagram type?

Below are examples of famous people from each of the nine ESFP Enneagram subtypes.

  • ESFP Enneagram Type 1: There are no known ESFP famous people with Enneatype 1 traits. However, Wang Yiren from the K-pop group Everglow and MMA fighter Justin Gaethje are both ESFPs with 9w1 traits. Both display characteristics of Enneagram type 1, namely a diligent work ethic and high standards.
  • ESFP Enneagram Type 2: Vanessa Hudgens and the Colombia singer Camilo are two examples of ESFP Enneatype 2s. Both are generous and easy to talk to, which is characteristic of ESFP Enneagram type 2 personalities.
  • ESFP Enneagram Type 3: Two examples of ESFP Enneagram type 3 personalities are Lizzo and Elvis Presley. Lizzo and Elvis are both known for the ESFP Enneagram type 3 traits of charisma, showmanship, and productivity.
  • ESFP Enneagram Type 4: Ross Lynch and Bella Thorne are two examples of ESFP Enneagram type 4 celebrities. ESFP Enneatype 4s like Lynch and Thorne have a strong desire to perform and be creative—which is evident by their respective careers.
  • ESFP Enneagram Type 5: Musicians Alpher Erözer and Daniil Trifonov, and footballer Ciro Immobile are ESFP Enneagram type 5s. Both showcase the stoicism and creative independence of the ESFP Enneagram type 5 through their music and sportsmanship.
  • ESFP Enneagram Type 6: Two examples of ESFP Enneagram type 6 famous people are Prince Harry and Sophie Turner. ESFP Enneagram type 6 personalities like Prince Harry and Sophie Turner demonstrate dedication and thoughtfulness.
  • ESFP Enneagram Type 7: Charli XCX and Dave Grohl are two examples of ESFP Enneagram type 7 personalities. Prominent characteristics found in Enthusiast ESFPs like Charli XCX and Dave Grohl are having many creative projects and acting rather impulsively.
  • ESFP Enneagram Type 8: Two examples of ESFP Enneagram type 8 famous people are Blake Griffin and Jessi. Both are independent-minded and passionate, which is characteristic of ESFP Enneagram type 8s.
  • ESFP Enneagram Type 9: Michael B. Jordan and David Guetta are two examples of ESFP Enneagram type 9s. Both display ESFP traits as well as Enneatype 9’s easygoing personality.

How to understand which ESFP subtype you are?

There are four approaches you can take to understand which ESFP subtype you are.

  • Take a quiz: To understand your MBTI Enneagram type, you should take an MBTI and Enneagram of Personality assessment. You can find MBTI tests that offer a deeper analysis of Assertive versus Turbulent, and Enneagram tests that provide an analysis of your respective wing.
  • Ask someone to assess you: If you’re looking for further evidence of your ESFP Enneagram type, ask someone knowledgeable of both the MBTI and Enneagram.
  • Analyze yourself: You can learn your ESFP Enneagram type by analyzing yourself and using your knowledge of the MBTI and Enneagram.
  • Research the MBTI and Enneagram: You should research the MBTI and Enneagram of Personality to find out your ESFP Enneagram type.

ESFP subtype quiz example

There isn’t an ESFP subtype quiz available, but you can use results from separate MBTI and Enneagram personality tests to determine which ESFP Enneagram subtype suits you best.

Below are ten examples of ESFP subtype quiz questions taken from MBTI and Enneagram personality quizzes.

  • You aim for perfection: Performer Enneagram type 1 personalities will relate to being perfectionists. If you’ve already taken an MBTI and know you’re ESFP, craving perfection might label you as an Enneatype 1 as well.
  • You want to feel important in groups of people: The Enneagram type 3 ESFP subtype wants to play a significant role in society and craves recognition.
  • You look for excitement: The Enneagram type 7 personality exemplifies ESFPs’ naturally outgoingness and desire for adventure. Therefore, strongly identifying with this part of your ESFP personality may align you with the Enneatype 7 personality.
  • You like to help other people: Enneagram type 2 ESFP subtypes are generous and empathetic. ESFP subtypes generally agree with the notion of helping others, but those Enneatype 2 traits are particularly altruistic.
  • You want people to like you: ESFP subtypes with Enneatype 3 traits struggle with insecurities behind their charismatic exteriors.
  • You can easily introduce yourself to other people: ESFP subtypes have a warm demeanor and can socialize with ease.
  • You enjoy working on a team: ESFP subtypes work well with others and thrive in a group setting. If you’re an ESFP and prefer to be independent or in charge, then you may have an Enneatype 4 or Enneatype 8 subtype, respectively.
  • You’re often impulsive: Enneagram type 7 ESFPs are innately impulsive and lose interest in tasks quickly.
  • You have a practical mind: ESFP subtypes avoid lofty conversations and abstract theories because they prefer realistic discussions.
  • You can sense other people’s emotions: ESFP subtypes are highly attuned to the emotions of other people due to their Auxiliary Function of Introverted Feeling.

How can ESFP Enneagram types develop themselves?

ESFP Enneagram types can develop themselves by focusing on their healthy qualities and traits. Performer Enneagrams share the common traits that define the ESFP personality type. ESFP Enneagram subtypes can further develop themselves by solely focusing on the healthy traits of their core personality type or their enneatype.

Below are the six methods Performer subtypes can use to develop themselves.

  • Maintain positivity during times of stress: Performer Enneagram subtypes, such as ESFP Enneatype 1, strive for perfection and become stressed if they can’t achieve it. An ESFP Enneagram can develop themselves if they choose to maintain positivity during times of stress rather than fixate on perfection.
  • Learn to value yourself: ESFP Enneagram subtypes experience self-criticism due to holding themselves to high standards. Those with Enneatype 3 or Enneatype 6 traits especially experience insecurities because they’re unsure about how others perceive them. ESFPs can develop themselves into healthy examples of their subtype by focusing on valuing themselves.
  • Confront problems: Healthy ESFP Enneagram subtypes confront their problems head-on. Meanwhile, Enneagram type 6 is an example of a subtype that runs from fear. Performers with Enneatype 6 traits can develop a better understanding of themselves if they confront what they’re afraid of.
  • Avoid passing judgment: Performer Enneagram subtypes can develop themselves further by working to avoid passing judgment on others. Enneagram type 2w3 is prone to passing judgment on others and thus should learn to focus on their faults instead of the faults of others.
  • Embrace communication: Most ESFP Enneagram subtypes are social and excellent communicators, but unhealthy ESFP Enneatype 8s present an argumentative attitude. Performers with Enneatype 8 traits can improve themselves by working on their communication skills and avoiding arguments.
  • Avoid using sensory experiences to cope: Unhealthy ESFP Enneagram types risk using sensory experiences to cope. To develop healthy characteristics, ESFP Enneagrams, such as type 4, can work on finding healthy coping mechanisms.

Who are the famous experts for the ESFP Enneagram type?

There are no famous experts for the ESFP Enneagram type, but there are two noteworthy experts in the study of MBTI and Enneagram typologies. Firstly, Pat Wyman is certified in the Myers-Briggs System and argues that different personality typologies can complement each other and interconnect. Three Keys to Self Understanding by Pat Wyman presents research on the MBTI, Enneagram, and Inner Child Healing. Secondly, Eugene Kaluzniacky from the University of Winnipeg is a member of the Association for Psychological Type and completed training in the Myers-Briggs Personality System. Kaluzniacky goes into detail about the MBTI and Enneagram in his book, Managing Psychological Factors in Information Systems Work: An Orientation to Emotional Intelligence.

What are the other personality Enneagram types close to the ESFP Enneagram type?

The other personality Enneagram types close to the ESFP Enneagram type are unknown. There isn’t an official guide to back up MBTI Enneagram subtype compatibility. However, ESFP personalities are close to the four types below.

  • ENTP: ESFP Enneagram types are likely close to ENTP Enneagram types because they’re similarly outgoing, easy to talk to, and enjoy hands-on work.
  • ESTP: Both the ESTP personality and ESFP Enneagram types are close because of their shared impulsivity and excitement for life.
  • ESFJ: ESFJ types are close to the ESFP Enneagram type because of their shared kindness and empathy.
  • ISFP: ISFP Enneagram types and ESFP Enneagram types are close due to their similarly spontaneous nature and positive outlook on life.