ESFPs And The Enneagram
Enneagram Type Distribution
Type 7 ESFPs
Type 7 with a 6 wing: 50%
Type 7 with an 8 wing: 50%
A significant proportion of ESFPs identified 7 as their enneagram type. As extroverted sensing – the ESFP’s dominant function – is strongly correlated with the 7 type, this type pairing comes as little surprise.
Type 7 ESFPs tend to be highly energetic, excitable and sociable. They are constantly on the lookout for new experiences and rely heavily on their extroverted sensing function. Introverted feeling may be somewhat of a blind spot for the type 7 ESFP as they are more interested in taking on new experiences than they are in analyzing them or coming to firm decisions about how they feel. They are prone to pushing any negative feelings under the rug, rather than dealing with them outright.
This type of ESFP lives in a world of endless people possibilities and may jump quickly between relationships, enjoying the intense high of falling in love (or lust). Though they like to surround themselves with people constantly, they are highly independent and self-directed. At their core, the type 7 ESFP believes that they are responsible for going out into the world and getting what they want from it. They are constantly moving away from boredom and deprivation and towards excitement and abundance. They are most like their thinking cousin, the ESTP.
Type 2 ESFPS
Type 2 with a 1 wing: 0%
Type 2 with a 3 wing: 100%
A moderate portion of ESFPs identified 2 as their Enneagram type. Though the 2 type is most commonly associated with the extroverted feeling function, the ESFP’s combination of introverted feeling and extroverted sensing often mimics Fe in many ways. For that reason, it is unsurprising that many ESFPs identify with the 2 type.
Type 2 ESFPs are extremely warm and welcoming – wanting to make others feel comfortable and supported at all costs. Though they are energetic in nature, they are incredibly patient when it comes to supporting the people they love, and make for great listeners and practical problem-solvers. These types will go well out of their way to help the people they love, whether that means offering them practical assistance, taking them out to get their mind off things, or having a long, encouraging conversation about how the other person is feeling. Type 2 ESFPs are often highly in touch with their introverted feeling and are very insightful about the desires, fears and motivations of others.
At their core, the type 2 ESFP believes that they are worthy insofar as they are helpful to others. They are constantly moving away from feelings of insignificance and towards feelings of love and appreciation. They are most like their extroverted-feeling dominant friends, ESFJs.
For further commentary on the cognitive functions as they relate to the instinctual variants of the Enneagram, click here.