ESFJ Famous People (9 ESFJ Personality traits)

In this brief guide, we will look at a list of ESFJ famous people, some ESFJ personality traits, ESFJ career matches, and quotes from ESFJ famous people.

List of ESFJ Famous People

Here is a list of some of the most pleasant and supportive ESFJ famous people that almost everyone likes:

  • Terry Bradshaw
  • Danny Glover
  • Sally Fields
  • Don Knotts
  • William McKinley
  • Harry S. Truman
  • Gerald Ford
  • Pope Francis
  • Sam Walton
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • Rick Santorum
  • Sarah Palin
  • Bill Clinton
  • Steve Harvey
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • Desi Arnaz
  • Nancy Kerrigan 
  • Sally Struthers
  • Dixie Carter
  • Jack Benny 
  • Steve Spurrier 
  • John Connally
  • Elvis Stojko
  • Larry King
  • Chris Wallace
  • Barbara Walters
  • Regis Philbin
  • Adam Young
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Penelope Cruz

ESFJ Personality Traits

ESFJ stands for extroverted, sensing, feeling, and judging, and this is a personality type in the MBTI system of personality, and they are also known as consuls due to their highly extraverted nature and ability to help people.

The ESFJ is known for their help and supportive tendencies towards others and they’re often found helping other people in some way or another.

These people have great empathy for those around them and will often have a huge circle of friends, all of whom they will care about equally deeply.

Sometimes they may get slightly clingy due to their need to help out all the time, but for the most part, these people are great for their communities and they get work done.

The introverted sensing function of the ESFJ also allows them to be able to compare and contrast between things and they may base a lot of their decisions on their internal and personal experiences, and they will usually seek a degree of structure and organization in their outer world as well.

The ESFJ is different from the ESTJ only in terms of the feeling function, which means even though they seek similar order and structure, they may not be as neurotic or rigid about it, and their main focus is always oriented to other people.

The ESFJ may also have mannerisms, expressions, and emotions, which all play into their need to help others, and as such, they may often display traits that are meant to reflect their attitude towards the external world.

The ESFJ may also have intense and noticeable emotional reactions to the external world, or maybe in empathy for what the other people might be going through.

This trait also makes these individuals great relationship builders and provides them with a mothering instinct on occasion as well, given the empathetic nature of their cognitive functioning, they are better able to assess and provide for the needs of those around them.

The ESFJ personality also tends to be rather avoidant about conflict, but if they do sense something is wrong, they will try to restore the peace, as they like their external environment to be harmonious.

This ability may also be seen in their tendency to solve arguments between them and their own friends as well, as they like to maintain their social relationships at the very very best levels.

ESFJ Career Matches

ESFJ has great interpersonal skills, that much is clear, and they love to put it to work by helping people all the time, which means that a typical ESFJ career match needs to involve somewhere they can be their helpful outgoing self.

ESFJs can also do well in a career where they may be able to organize people and processes, and they will not like being stuck behind a desk with no one to talk to and just look at a computer, which means careers with data or computers might not be their forte unless it also involves dealing with people somehow.

The ESFJ is fine-tuned to anticipate and understand the needs of others, almost like an Empath, which means that they are possibly going to be able to create a structure to provide for people. 

As excitable and outgoing and fun-loving the ESFJ is, they are also very good at working at something that allows them to help people in practical, observable ways, and like ISTPs, they like tangible and real effects of their actions, only theirs needs to be in the society or their community (Think Leslie Knope and her obsession with building parks).

If the ESFJ is engaged in their community they will most likely follow through on all their work and they will definitely get results, especially if they are given a high degree of structure and organization. 

The typical ESFJ will get a lot of satisfaction from completing tasks and they will do so with their utmost attention to order and detail. 

An ideal career match for an ESFJ would involve attention to procedure and specifications, and the ability or job requirement of some sort to be able to organize people and processes and at the same time work for the betterment of those around them as well as the community at large.

Here are some of the best career matches for an ESFJ:

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Child Care
  • Physical Therapist
  • Actor
  • Musician
  • Model
  • Advertising
  • Creative agency
  • Government work
  • Politics
  • Law Enforcement
  • Paramedic
  • Military
  • Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Psychologist
  • School counselor
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources

ESFJ Famous People: Quotes

Given below are some of the best ESFJ famous people quotes that display the kind of traits ESFJ is known for.

Harry S. Truman

“I fired [General Douglas MacArthur] because he wouldn’t respect the authority of the president. … I didn’t fire him because he was a dumb son of a “you know what”, although he was, but that’s not against the law for generals.”

“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.”

In a letter to someone who had negatively reviewed his daughter’s singing: “Someday I hope to meet you. When that happens you’ll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!”

Diary entry when he was President: “Met forty or fifty patients most of whom were war wounded. They were happy and optimistic. Makes a person ashamed to be gloomy even if world affairs are mixed up.”

“Lady Astor [said] to me that she liked my policies as President but that she thought I had become rather too much ‘Yankee.’ I couldn’t help telling her that my purported ‘Yankee’ tendencies were not half so bad as her ultra-conservative British leanings. She almost had a stroke.”

Pope Francis

“Sometimes [right] after a meeting I want to arrange another one.”

“When I entrust something to someone, I totally trust that person. He or she must make a really big mistake before I rebuke that person.”

“[I like] listening to the things that happen, the feeling of the people, especially the poor. My choices … are related to … a need that arises from looking at … people and from reading the signs of the times.”

“I manage to look at individual persons, one at a time, to enter into personal contact with 

whomever I have in front of me.”

“I hear some people tell me: ‘Do not consult too much, and decide by yourself.’ Instead, I believe that consultation is very important.”

Regis Philbin

“I had my years of struggling. Some of my shows failed miserably, and I was upset by it, and it dented my confidence. But I never stopped. I kept going for it. And when I returned to New York from Los Angeles, I mean, it was make it or not – that was my last chance. And what a great chance it was, to make it in my own hometown”

“I’ve done the best I can with the morning show. I made it a morning show. We have the coffee cup, you have the morning papers, you know, it’s got that feel to it, that’s what I wanted.”

“When you’re a co-host, you’ve got to consider what the other person is saying and take the next step and get the laugh or get to the end of the story. You’ve got to make it happen and then move on to the next story.”

Jennifer Garner

“My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother’s voice and smile.”

“Beauty comes from a life well-lived. If you’ve lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and your frown lines aren’t too bad, what more do you need?”

“I knew we were going to marry someday, but I was absolutely surprised when he actually proposed. And surprised he had bought a ring. I ran around the yard screaming.”

“I know I live a charmed, beautiful life and nobody wants to hear a celebrity whine. The last thing I want to do is complain; I love what I do and I know every job comes with a downside.”

Danny Glover

“If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism – about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica.”

“I’ve always been able to make choices that don’t embarrass me.”

“This country has always been run by elite, and it’s an elitist democracy. And that’s not a radical concept. It’s elitist democracy. When people talk about democracy, they don’t talk – really talk about participatory democracy, until the point that we get us at Election Day.”


In this brief guide, we looked at a list of ESFJ famous people, some ESFJ personality traits, ESFJ career matches, and quotes from ESFJ famous people. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments you may have about ESFJ personality or other concepts related to personality in any way.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): ESFJ Famous People

What famous people have ESFJ?

Here is a brief list of Famous People that have ESFJ personality:

Whitney Houston
Vin Diesel
Terry Bradshaw
Harry Truman
Pope Francis
Ariana Grande
Elton John
Selena Gomez
Mariah Carey
Jennifer Garner.

Who is ESFJ most compatible with?

ESFJ is most compatible with someone like ISFP, as their function stacks are quite complementary to each other.

ESFJ’s dominant function is Extraverted Feeling, which is supposed to be very compatible with introverted feeling, and this function may be seen in ISFP or INFP.

How rare is ESFJ?

ESFJ is not very rare at all, and it is in fact one of the more common personality types in the  MBTI system.

ESFJ makes up about 12.3% of the population, and after the ISFJ personality, it is the second most common type.

The rare personality types are ENTJ (1.8%), INTJ (2.1%), and ENFJ (2.5%).

Is ESFJ a good personality?

Yes, ESFJ is a good personality, but there are also no “bad” personalities as such, there are dark or unhealthy sides to every personality but those are rarer and usually, the good aspects of any personality prevail.

ESFJs are very good at reading people and understanding them, and they have very sociable and pleasant personality traits, which make them very likeable.

Can ESFJ be leaders?

Yes, ESFJs can be leaders, as may be seen in many ESFJ famous people across the decades, as they have very proactive and social tendencies, and they will likely make a very well-liked leader.
An ESFJ tends to be very excited about new things and they will likely be able to place high importance on sensory experiences, which means that they might make the kind of leaders that gets everyone else also excited about what they are meant to be doing


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