The ESFJ MBTI® Personality Type and Learning Styles
The professional environment today is incredibly competitive. In order to be successful, people need to be able to maintain their current workload while also constantly learning the latest new techniques or being aware of the latest developments in their field. Staying one step ahead of the competition can mean the difference between landing a job or not. As we all know, learning can be very time-consuming. That’s where your Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI®) comes in. People with different MBTIs learn differently, so knowing yours can help you learn faster, so you can get back to making money.
For example, Extraverted-Sensing-Feeling-Judging (ESFJ) personality types are problem solvers. When they see an opportunity to improve the world around them, they seize it and take immediate action. They enjoy spontaneity, and are excited to see the fruits of their labor. Because of their focus on action, they learn most effectively when given the opportunity to apply new information in real-world circumstances. They often lose interest when they only consider theoretical perspectives. For example, if you are an ESFJ and you need to memorize a list of different types of tools or programs, try to find out when you would use each one and consider their benefits or shortcomings. You might even form a study group where you can discuss the topic with other people. If you find yourself in a traditional, lecture-style learning environment, find small ways to improve your own learning experience. For example, you might add a column to your notes where you can jot down questions or possible applications.
If you have ESFJs in your classroom, consider using a variety of different media, such as audio recordings, videos, and pictures, as well as traditional lecture-style teaching. ESFJs also benefit from activities in which they can improvise, negotiate, or otherwise use new information in creative and dynamic ways, especially with other people. You might even add a time component, since they are motivated by tight deadlines. In general, it may be helpful to focus on designing learning experiences instead of just getting your students to “learn” a series of content bullet points. As a result, field trips, guest speakers, experiments and other experiences that provide opportunities for applying information to real-world contexts are all very helpful to ESFJs. For ESFJs, the goal is for ESFJs to not only remember information, but also to be able to use it when it matters most.
An additional benefit of using an interactive, application-focused approach is that they have built-in feedback. For example, if the goal is to build a bridge or cook a dish correctly, learners will know if they were successful if their dish tastes correct or if the bridge can carry a certain load. If you are providing feedback to an ESFJ, be as specific as possible so they know what to change going forward.
Changing how you learn can take time, but the personal and professional benefits are endless.
MBTI® Career Report
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Choosing a career path can be difficult. The revised MBTI® Career Report helps point the way by showing you how your type affects your career exploration and discusses the benefits of choosing a job that is a good fit for your type. By taking the Myers-Briggs test you also explore preferred work tasks and work environments as well as most popular and least popular occupations for all types and receive strategies for improving job satisfaction. This completely updated report includes expanded coverage of popular fields such as business, health care, computer technology, and high-level executive and management occupations. It is based on four-letter type results and can be generated using your reported type or verified type.
Strong Interest Inventory® & MBTI® Combined Career Report + Strong Profile
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MBTI® Step II™ Profile
Further investigate the intricacies of your personality with this detailed report of your MBTI® type and its features.
The MBTI® Step II™ Profile further dissects your MBTI® type, providing you with more in-depth information on your personality and preferences. Four pages of detailed graphs show why you received the Myers-Briggs® test four-letter type that you did (given at the beginning of the profile), and what it is about yourself that makes you that type (five detailed subcategories, or facets, for each letter). The information gained from the MBTI Step II Profile can be beneficial to your work life, your relationships, your home life, and your schooling.
Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report
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Your Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report starts with the same foundational information found in the Strong Interest Inventory Profile, but goes even further into analyzing your likes and dislikes by offering you a detailed look at how following your interests and preferences can help you lead a more fulfilling, satisfied life. The report presents you with the closest matched occupations for people with your interests, an in-depth breakdown of certain areas matched to your Strong Interest Inventory test results, and insight into your likes and dislikes.
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Strong Interest Inventory® & Skills Confidence Profile + Strong Interpretive Report
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Your strengths, interests, and preferences, when understood and well known, can lead you toward a successful and satisfying career. With this custom package, you’ll learn which occupations, strengths, and skills work best with your likes and dislikes and how confident you are in your ability to fulfill the needs of certain occupations, allowing you to formulate a career path that you’ll enjoy for years to come with the help of the Strong Interest Inventory test.
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Visit Our ESFJ Personality Type Information Page to Learn More About The ESFJ Personality Type
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Click on one of these corresponding popular ESFJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education:
Hotel, Motel, or Resort Clerk, Kindergarten Teacher, Meeting, Convention, or Event Planner, Personal or Home Care Aide, Radiologic Technologist, Receptionist or Information Clerk, Registered Nurse,Secretary, Teacher Assistant, Teller.
Click on a link below to read more about different MBTI Personality Types
Introduction To Type and Learning. (Dunning, D, 2008. CPP)