Portrait of the Performer (eSfP)
Copyrighted © 1996-8 Prometheus Nemesis Book Company.
Besides being concrete in speech and utilitarian in
reaching their goals, the Performer Artisans are informative and expressive in
their social interactions. Thus, while Performers are usually extreme in their
expressiveness and sociability, observably the most expressive of all the types,
they are not comfortable telling others what to do, preferring to offer
information rather than to issue orders.
Demonstrating or performing is putting on a show to
entertain others, and eSfPs, whether on the job, with friends, or in their
families, are the natural performers among the types, people for whom it can
truly be said "all the world's a stage." Playful and fun-loving, the
eSfPs' primary social interest lies in stimulating those around them, arousing
their senses and their pleasureful emotions-charming them, in a sense, to cast
off their concerns and "lighten up." Representing about ten per cent
of the general population, eSPfs radiate warmth and optimism, and are able to
lift others' spirits with their contagious laughter and their irrepressible joy
It is well that ESFPs are plentiful, something over ten per
cent of the population, because they bring joy to so many of us. They love the
excitement of playing to an audience, and they try to generate a sense of "showtime"
wherever they are. ESFPs are not comfortable being alone, and seek the company
of others whenever possible -- which they usually find, for they make wonderful
playmates. Lively, witty conversationalists, ESFPs always seem to know the
latest jokes and stories, and are quick with wisecracks and wordplay -- nothing
is so serious or sacred that it can't be made fun of. Performers also like to
live in the fast lane of society, and seem up on latest fads of dress, food,
drink, and entertainment, the chic new fashion, the "in" nightclub,
the "hot" new musical group. Energetic and uninhibited, ESFPs create a
mood of "eat, drink, and be merry" wherever they go, and life around
them can have a continual party-like atmosphere.
A full description of the Performer Artisan is in Please
Understand Me or Please Understand Me II