ESFJs are the popular/charismatic type in the MBTI world. When compared with the enneagram of personality, a few identify as the ESFJ 4w3.
This article discusses the ESFJ 4w3 and what you can expect from them.
Who is the ESFJ 4w3?
ESFJ 4w3s are unique goal-oriented people. Standing out from the crowd on their terms reigns supreme. The outcome is heightened because they are ESFJs. ESFJs are popular because of their willingness to serve and their loyalty. This makes ESFJ 4w3s likable yet gives off a mysterious aura.
Because of their wing, this personality type will have their plans and targets. Their wing will also ensure they work towards their goals. While this is true, their priority remains standing out/being independent.
Type 4 is not a common type for ESFJs. However, it’s not an impossible combination. Nevertheless, you can expect it to change some of the typical traits of the ESFJ.
ESFJ 4w3s are more likely to be turbulent.
What is the Core Desire of the ESFJ 4w3?
The core desire of the ESFJ 4w3 is to be different. They want to succeed based on their ability and creativity.
What is the Core Fear of the ESFJ 4w3?
The core fear of the ESFJ 4w3 is to be average. They have big dreams and want to achieve them.
How the 4w3 Changes Some of the Natural Tendencies of the ESFJ
1. Even More Fashionable
ESFJs are usually stylish. ESFJ 4w3s take this to another level. They have a distinct and appealing style. Backed by type 3’s need to impress, ESFJ 3w4s hardly get their colors wrong.
They might like specific accessories such as perfumes or wristwatches.
2. Less Extroverted
ESFJs are super extroverts. This changes with ESFJ 4w3. Because they are type 4, they become introverted extroverts.
This personality type might find their alone time enjoyable. Because they are usually ESFJ-Ts, they are not as engaging as typical ESFJs.
3. More Sensitive
ESFJs are feelers. Type 4 is also sensitive. Thus, expect ESFJ 4w3s to be very sensitive. This has its pros. This personality type is more aware of their feelings and usually chooses to pursue them.
So, expect them to be big romantics.
4. More Independent
ESFJs are not the most independent folks. This is out of their need to help and better understand others. With ESFJ 4w3s, things are a bit different.
Type 4 likes an independent life. So while this personality type will still be helpful, this trait is less evident.
5. More Creative
The presence of type 4 enhances creativity. This is also true of the ESFJ 4w3. So, they might be great at creative roles. This, combined with their charisma, makes their path to success easier.
While this is true, ESFJ 4w3 will not be as creative as an intuitive type 4, such as the INFP 4w5.
New Weaknesses of the ESFJ 4w3
The problems of the ESFJ 4w3 start from being self-absorbed. This makes them more interested in themselves. Thus, this personality type can easily become caught in their bubble.
When this happens, they might neglect loved ones. They’ll also feel special or cursed, depending on the situation.
2. Lower Energy Levels
The presence of type 4 reduces the energy level of ESFJs. Here’s why. Type 4 loves to live in their head. They are great at analyzing and staying creative.
While this is admirable, it makes them less action-oriented. This easily leads to complacency and procrastination.
3. Difficulty Handling Criticism
ESFJs and type 4s are sensitive types. Thus, ESFJ 4w3s are especially sensitive to criticism. Their wing’s fear of failure heightens this.
So, when criticism comes, it hits them hard. This personality type might push back against it or walk away. Regardless of their decision, it takes a toll on their self-confidence.
4. The Struggle with External Validation
As stated earlier, ESFJ 4w3s are more independent. However, they are not fiercely independent. The presence of type 3 and the extroverted feeling (Fe) function means they struggle with external validation.
This personality type will care a bit about people’s opinions. They might also try to impress others directly or indirectly.
The strength of their wing determines how pronounced this trait will be.
ESFJ 4w3 in the Workplace
ESFJs love people. They want to observe and interact with them. Thus, they often seek a career that allows them to do this. ESFJs prefer their workplace to be structured and well-defined. They work best in a 9-5 setting.
ESFJ 4w3s are different. They are less interested in people and enjoy working alone. This personality type wants appreciation for their efforts. Most especially, they want to stand out as different.
They also don’t mind working remotely. To get the best out of the ESFJ 4w3, ensure their role offers them a chance to be creative.
Best Careers for the ESFJ 4w3
- Graphic Designer
- HR Manager
Worst Careers for the ESFJ 4w3
- Store Clerk
- Sales Representative
Fictional/Famous/Anime Characters that are ESFJ 4w3
- Guinevere Beck (You)
- Mew (Girl From Nowhere)
- Abby Roberts
- Pete (Lucifer)
- Jin Cho-yeon (Alchemy of Souls)
- Katy Moore (The Office)
- Rachelle (Where tangents meet)
- Eso (Jujutsu Kaisen)