MBTI® Test ESFP Baristas

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Enterprising, Conventional, Realistic, (ECR) (GOT)

Upon the completion of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) you will not only obtain an enhanced view of who you are as a person, but additionally gain perspective on how to best deal with others. Understanding yourself can help you find your best-fit career. Some of the more popular and accessible ESFP careers include baristas. Those with the ESFP personality type tend to excel at working with others by using their adept communication skills as well as their innate ability to sense what others are thinking and feeling. These characteristics are strongly associated with Extraverted-Sensing-Feeling-Perceiving (ESFP) MBTI test personality types.

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Those looking to enter barista ESFP careers can look forward to perform various service based tasks for a variety of patrons in various restaurant, coffee shop, or deli settings. The main role of a barista is preparing or serving a variety of generally non-alcoholic hot or cold beverages, such as coffee, espresso drinks, blended coffees, or teas. They may also serve baked goods or sandwiches depending on the location. Baristas can also provide customers with product details, such as coffee blend or preparation descriptions. Other non- drink preparatory tasks are also performed including checking the temperatures of freezers, refrigerators, or heating equipment to ensure proper functioning. Baristas also take control of stocking customer service stations with paper products or beverage preparation items. They can also be found ordering, receiving, or stocking supplies or retail products. In addition, they clean or sanitize work areas, utensils, service and seating areas, or equipment.

The various tools required for fulfill these tasks include cappuccino or espresso machines, various electronic technologies, as well as commercial use blenders, coffee grinders, coffee or iced tea makers, and cutlery.  The use of these tools are generally learned via on-the-job training. The use of point of sale (POS) software are used in some locations while others may require the use of traditional cash registers.

The most useful characteristic required for the barista ESFP career position revolves around customer and personal service. Individuals that have strong active listening qualities and social perceptiveness will have an easier time in this field as will those with the ability to coordinate with team members while adjusting their actions in relation to others’ actions.

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There is no formal educational requirements for becoming a barista, but prior related on-the-job experience can only be beneficial in the acquisition of this job.

Below are some employment trends for Baristas:

  • Median wage: $10.93 hourly, $22,740 annually
  • Employment: 480,200 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Slower than average (2% to 3%)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 107,600

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ESFP Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ESFP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Barista, Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks, Dental Hygienist, Mail Clerk and Mail Machine Operator, Medical Assistant, Municipal Clerk, Nanny, Radiation Therapist, Statement Clerk and Surgical Technologists.

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org
  1. MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)
  1. Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)