Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Famous ESFP Celebrity Personality Type Leonardo Dicaprio

Author: Siebbi

Author: Siebbi

One Famous MBTI® ESFP Personality Type is actor and film producer, Leonardo Dicaprio.

Examining the life and career of Leonardo Dicaprio shows how he personifies the qualities of the Myers-Briggs® Test ESFP Personality Type.

The MBTI ESFP Celebrity Personality Types are known for their Sensing function that often shows itself with the individual being interested in everything around them.  They are always interested in people and new experiences. They learn better through action then by hitting the books Leonardo Dicaprio has been quoted as saying that he struggled in school and had trouble focusing on things that he didn’t want to learn. He had always been one to draw attention to himself growing up and his Sensing preference went hand in hand with his growing interest in acting. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

ESFP Personality Types tend to naturally attract people to their joyous lifestyles, which are also flexible and easygoing.  Structure and routines are not highly valued by ESFP Types and they will generally find ways to get around such situations. In his personal life, Leonardo Dicaprio has also been one to keep from getting tied down with routine for long periods of time. He has been linked to numerous relationships with supermodels and actresses over the years, but he has never been one to settle down for any prolonged periods of time. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® ESFP Types are also known for being guided by their Feeling preference.  Their decision making process involves focusing on their personal values and by identifying and empathizing with others.  Leonardo Dicaprio is also universally known as one of the genuinely “good guys” in Hollywood, with a reputation for being genuinely caring and thoughtful. Dicaprio has even gone on record by saying that he sometimes wishes he could be a jerk like others in his position, but it’s just not in him. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

When something is true and dear to the ESFP Type, they are especially good at mobilizing people to deal with any crises that may be at hand. One such area in Leonardo Dicaprio’s life has been his extensive environmental activism. He lives a “green” lifestyle, installing solar panels on his house, driving electric vehicles, and has taken part in global warming focused efforts, including his film the 11th Hour. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Additional Myers-Briggs® Famous ESFP Celebrity Personality Types  

Myers-Briggs® Famous ESFP Personality Type Katy Perry

Author: Liam Mendes

Author: Liam Mendes

ESFP Personality Types prefer living in the moment and find enjoyment in people, the natural world, and activities. Singer-songwriter and Famous MBTI® ESFP Personality Type Katy Perry is known for her enthusiasm and youthful exuberance.  Her fashion is a mix of color and style that started a trend of its own, and she realizes that people want variety stating, “People don’t want just vanilla. They want 31 flavors.1(Myers, CPP. 1998)

The ESFP Personality Type learns best by doing and generally dislike theory and written explanations, they tend to have more difficulties with traditional schools. Katy Perry decided to focus her efforts on her music career at the age of 15 when she took her GED after one semester of high school. Her focus has been on developing her musical career ever since. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Myers-Briggs® Famous ESFP Personality Type Cameron Diaz

Author: Caroline Renouard of Pixiel Association

Author: Caroline Renouard of Pixiel Association

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® ESFP Personality Type is known for being flexible, adaptable, and spontaneous. Former model, actress, and Famous MBTI® ESFP Personality Type Cameron Diaz is now a household name, though at one point she had no ambitions of being a movie star. Cameron Diaz, a model during her teenage years, decided to audition for the lead female role in the film The Mask, based on the recommendation of a modeling agent. It was not until she received the role that she actually started taking acting lessons, but her spontaneous and adaptive nature made it a natural transition. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Those of the ESFP Personality Type are also known to be exuberant lovers of life, who are playful and fun loving. According to her friends and colleagues Cameron Diaz personifies the ESFP type, having fun and living life to its fullest with a smile on her face. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Myers-Briggs® Famous ESFP Personality Type Bill Clinton

Author: Bob McNeely, The White House

Author: Bob McNeely, The White House

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® ESFP Personality Type is known for learning through doing and interacting with their environments. They also tend to dislike theory. The 42nd President of the United States and Famous MBTI® ESFP Personality Type Bill Clinton has self-identified not being conceptual.  He has also stated how at his root he is not an intellectual. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

The MBTI® ESFP Personality Type is also known for being exceptionally good at interpersonal interactions and often ends up playing the role of peacemaker.  During his political career, Bill Clinton was gifted at being able to connect with a broad assortment of people, and capitalized on the youth of the 1990’s to win the 42nd Presidency. His overwhelming popularity led him to not only become the first Democrat since Franklin D. Roosevelt to be elected president twice, but he remained a highly popular figure throughout his presidency. He also exited office with one of the highest approval ratings of any U.S. president. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Myers-Briggs® Famous ESFP Personality Type Quentin Tarantino

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Author: Siebbi (original)

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® ESFP Personality Types are known for learning best by acting, rather than from studying or reading. They also have a tendency to plunge into projects, opting to learn as they go. Award winning filmmaker and Famous MBTI® ESFP Personality Type Quentin Tarantino is an example of a non-traditionally trained artist. He learned his art through watching movies and mixing and matching different techniques that he found interesting. Tarantino has been quoted as saying: “When people ask me if I went to film school, I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.”2 (Myers, CPP. 1998)

The MBTI ESFP Personality Types are also known for having fun and enjoying life to its fullest. Quentin Tarantino’s reputation precedes him in the industry. Actress Rose McGowan has stated, “Quentin Tarantino is controlled insanity, I would say. He’s very loud and fun. I don’t think there’s anybody on the planet like him that I have ever met.”3 (Myers, CPP. 1998)

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ESFP Type’s Popular Careers 

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ESFP Type’s Most Important Life Values

  • Home/Family
  • Health
  • Friendships
  • Financial Security
  • Achievement

 (Myers et al. CPP. 2003)

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1. Katy Perry. (n.d.). Retrieved June 25, 2014, from Web site:
2. Quentin Tarantino. (n.d.). Retrieved June 26, 2014, from Web site:
3. Rose McGowan. (n.d.). Retrieved June 26, 2014, from Web site:

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