Portrait of the
Artisan Performer ESFP


Performers have a magnetic energy which draws people into their orbit. They radiate warmth and festivity. They are able to lift others' spirits with their contagious good humor and their irrepressible joy for living. They love working with people, their sociability and adaptability makes them easy to get along with and fun to be around. Performers are playful, friendly, and outspoken, making them very exciting and entertaining.


Performers are the most generous of all. They haven't a mean or stingy bone in their body—what's theirs is yours—and they seem to have little idea of saving or conserving. They are generous because of their abundance mentality. They see life as an endless supply of pleasures. They love freely, without expecting anything in return. Performers simply bring their best without holding anything back and prefer to work in an environment where everyone gives with no inhibitions.


Performers are ever optimistic in their approach to life, always looking at the bright side. When the ship starts to sink, they still remain positive, and have confidence that it will all work out. In the midst of difficulty, they have no problem putting on a smile to ease any angst that others may feel. Performers will find ways to turn discomforting moments into something positive; for their aim is to bring joy to all those around.


The trademark of Performers is the way they use their charm to get what they want. Even when they are not fully aware of their intent, they use charming tactics to discover what is advantageous. They are emotionally expressive and affectionate people, virtually unable to hide their feelings. They cannot help but be charismatic, exuding a warm and cheerful presence. Their charm allows them to be at the center of the action, and to be in the limelight at all times.


Performers love the excitement of playing to an audience, and they generate a sense of "showtime" wherever they are. Even where it is not necessary, they make the ordinary into something extraordinary, as they seek to make a sensational impression. Being sensational stems from a place where they yearn for impact. Intent on making everyone feel amazed, Performers are improvisational with their humor and expressive with their entire body, creating a spectacle for everyone.


Performers live in the here and now. They are not interested in what they will receive years from now; they seek instant gratification and speedy outcomes. They place a high value in remarkable results, and like to provide rewards immediately for a job well done. Pleasure-seeking seems to be an end in itself. If not careful, they can give in easily to the desire of the moment or to the wishes of others rather than what is good for them in the long run. They are open to trying almost anything that promises a good time.

A Collection of
Artisan Performers

  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Julia Child
  • Bill Clinton
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Elvis Presley
  • Josephine Baker
  • Magic Johnson
  • Dolly Parton
  • Billy Graham