Myers Briggs Types
Extraordinarily caring, social and popular people, always eager to help.
from Pride and Prejudice
Like many ESFJs, Mr. Bingley was sure of being liked wherever he appeared.” He’s eager to assume the best of people and to make friends. After his first social event in Meryton Bingley is left with the impression that “every body had been most kind and attentive to him … he had soon felt acquainted with all the room.” INTJ Mr. Darcy found no one to interest him and walks away with an entirely different impression, but Mr. Bingley assumes everyone he meets will be interesting and so they are. He’s very people-oriented, friendly, enthusiastic, and devoted in such an adorable way. He’s also intelligent, though he tends to underestimate himself and defer to Darcy’s judgement.
from Star Wars, Vol. 1
Hera from Star Wars Rebels is a fantastic example of an ESFJ type. She has that Si-Fe blend of prioritizing other people’s good while working to maintain social order. SFJ characters are often stereotyped at the “mother” figure and we get to see why in the way Hera leads and cares for her crew, especially in the first two seasons. As is typical of a dominant Extroverted Feeling type, she puts extra effort into maintaining harmony among her crew, even if it means sending them on a wild meiloorun chase so they can bond. After Hera’s rebels become more involved with the larger rebellion, we see that she’s concerned with helping the galaxy as a whole and not just a single planet or system. This is partly an SJ’s commitment to order, and partly an Fe type’s concern for people.
Sam from is a great example of an ESFJ character, as seen in both the novel and the film. Sam is very sociable and people-oriented, and she feels most comfortable when she's surrounded by others. One of her greatest strengths as an ESFJ is that she's able to make other people feel at home and comfortable even if they're on the shy side. Charlie is a wallflower, yet Sam is able to help bring him out of his shell due to her warm and outgoing personality. She is also someone who is looking for love in any place she can find it. This can sometimes lead to her putting her trust in the wrong hands, yet luckily Charlie is able to help her see her worth so she can be more self-sufficient.
Draco defines himself by his relationships. His family name and family is extremely important to him and he must uphold social traditions. His clubs and house are just as important to him. Draco strives to have a role in society and his struggle throughout the series revolves around this goal. He wants to be an integral part of the social groups in place. Draco is a very socially fluent person. He reads people’s outward behaviors and interprets these behaviors to standardized social expectations. Draco also heavily needs approval from others. He needs professors to favor him and he needs his family to approve of him. Because his feeling is directed outwards he has trouble figuring out his own personal feelings. Draco sees others as selfish and considers himself the all-knowing person on human relationships. He fears that others are not as strong and logical as himself. It is why he is so bossy of his fellow Slytherins. He seems harsh and cold in his dictation of his friends, because he thinks he knows better. He thinks he is helping, but doesn’t see that he is constantly deciding for his friends.
from The Notebook
Allie Hamilton is a character who embodies tons of traits from the ESFJ personality type. Her character is loving, polite, and benevolent to all those around her. She is a traditional woman who desperately wants to please all those around her, which is a very common trait for the ESFJ persona. She often will fail to put her own happiness first and instead, she'll place the satisfaction of others before her own. This is why Noah asks her "what do you want?" with so much passion and vigor because ESFJs often don't fully know what they want since they are so busy trying to make other people happy.
Bilbo isn’t the only ESFJ to have someone take advantage of his hospitality. ESFJs tend to be sociable, outgoing, friendly people ready and willing to help those in need. That doesn’t mean they like it when people exploit their good-naturedness, but they still feel obligated to respond in the way that’s socially correct. Note how Bilbo reacts to the arrival of all the dwarves — he is not shy letting them know what he thinks about their unexpected arrival, yet he still plays the perfect host. Like other types with Introverted Sensing as an auxiliary function, ESFJs can become set in their ways and comfortable with routine, which explains Bilbo’s initial reluctance to leave his house or have his routine disrupted. But with tertiary Extroverted Intuition (and some time to get used to the idea) he turns into quite a brave little hobbit.