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Teddy Bear

Teddy bears are warm and friendly - qualities usually found in ESFJs. Teddy Bears are often loyal, organised and a bit of a chatterbox - characteristic qualities usually found in ESFJs. Teddy bears are popular and widespread, as are ESFJs.

  • Friendly, good communicators.
  • Can be popular team members.
  • Can act and communicate quickly and without fuss.
  • Often know what is going on and join in keeping everyone else involved.
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As Children
  • Bundles of energy, warmth, friendly and cheerful.
  • Confident, sociable & like doing new things.
  • Love cuddles and 'wear their hearts on their sleeves'.
  • Natural performers.
  • Tend to like school as a place to make friends and enjoy parties, playing at friends houses, family gatherings.
  • Thrive when feel liked by teachers and other adults.
  • Usually enjoy discussing opinions, values and views, especially about people.
  • Can put others' feelings and needs ahead of their own.
As Young People

They can be modest about their achievements and be surprised at how well they're liked by friends.

As a Partner

They're usually very loyal, loving, supportive and protective. They provide stability and structure and are friendly and sociable. They like to spend time with groups of friends and family, not just their partner.

At Work

Natural hosts/hostesses.

Over-represented in organising services for people such as conference organising, health service, hospitality, tourism, catering, marketing, business administration, hairdressing, advice and social care.

Reduce Stress

Don't try and be perfect all of the time - chill.

Preferred Roles

Protector, organiser, provider, supervisor, carer.

Leadership Style

Sociable, caring, decisive, respect hierarchical structures, follow procedures/rules, expect deadlines to be met. Sometimes their desire to please people and also follow the rules can cause personal stress.

Like to find out more?

Read more about Myers-Briggs type indicators on Wikipedia. For further information on personality and career choice, see Paul Teiger's 'Do What You Are'. Advice on understanding and improving relationships see Paul Teiger's 'Just My Type'. General books covering all of these topics include David Keirsey's 'Please Understand Me II' , Otto Kroeger's 'Type Talk' and David Hodgson's 'The Buzz'.

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