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The Top 10 Great Things About Being an ESFJ! And 10 Bad Things…

Rochael Williams
Written by Rochael Williams

When I first set out to do this, I thought, “Of course, no problem, there are plenty of great things about me!” Although I admit that half-way through I did become a bit stuck, but here it goes.

  1. I am a wonderful mother! I mean, most moms are going to say they are great, but the one thing I always wanted in life was to be a mom. If my husband would allow it, we would have like 10 kids!
  2. I LIVE to help others. If someone asks me for directions, it absolutely makes my day. I even eavesdrop on others so that maybe I can answer any questions that may crop up in their conversation.
  3. I am the ultra planner. When I go on vacation, I am going to have something to do. If we have a party, all the supplies will be there, guaranteed!
  4. Organized is my middle name. Basically, the container store was made for me, and my motto is, you can never have too many lists.
  5. Laser focus. Whatever project I am working on, I can block out everything and I do not stop until I am completely finished.
  6. I enjoy life. I am a no holds barred explorer. When I go somewhere that I have never been, I am all about seeing everything and doing everything no matter what it is.
  7. I am almost always up for anything. Not a big fan of base-jumping, but if you have an extra ticket…. why not!
  8. I’m a great storyteller. I will take your boring story about your summer at grandma’s house, and turn it into the funniest summer of your life.
  9. I’m hilarious. Now, this article might not show it, but I really am quite funny. Not the stand up comedian type of funny, but situational humor. Trust me, you would love having dinner with me.
  10. I’m a loyal friend. If you need me, I’ll be there. In sickness and in health, through bad boyfriends and job promotions, I’m the girl who will bring you ice cream or a shot, depending on what is needed.

Now for my so-called “faults”!

  1. I’m not great at keeping in touch. If you plan a one-on-one session, I’ll be there. If you call, text or email, I will respond. Just do not ask me to initiate.
  2. I don’t always follow through. I will find a delicious recipe, get all the ingredients, and then take for-eeeeeeever to make it. But it will be the most delicious thing you’ve ever tasted when I finally do…a month later.
  3. I eavesdrop. Remember I mentioned I love to help? Yeah, I eavesdrop big time. So much so, that my husband was able to distract me with eavesdropping so that he could propose to me!
  4. I have a weird, selective memory. I never remember anything except for the weirdest facts and events. If you ask me what I did on the first date with my husband: no clue. If you ask me the name of one of my grandmother’s cats: Henry, Henry the cat.
  5. I have 2 modes of operation: Crazy Busy and Lazy Bones Jones. One day I will make dinner for the week, clean the apartment, grocery shop, take the car to the car wash, and do 5 loads of laundry. Another day, I only get out of bed to pee, and barely to eat.
  6. My daily time management sucks. I’m pretty sure I can paint my toes, cook dinner, clean the kitchen and check emails in a half hour. Then a half hour hits, and my toes are wet, dinner is not even in the oven, there are dishes in the sink, and I’ve given up on my email.
  7. I try to take unrealistic short cuts. Like, do I need to take the top boxes off to get that box off the bottom… nah!
  8. I am too nice. I’m nice to the point of being taken advantage of sometimes by not so nice people.
  9. I occasionally make jokes at other people’s expense. Okay, I don’t do this often, but sometimes I am guilty of it. Usually, it’s at my husband’s expense, and he let’s me know when it happens. FYI, usually, it is funny.
  10. Laser focus. My focusing on something to the exclusion of all else, kind of works as a negative for me as well. Like when I am suppose to be somewhere, and I think I have time to read a couple of chapters in a book, and I look up and I am an hour late!

About the author

Rochael Williams

Rochael Williams

Rochael Williams is a Clinical Research Coordinator in Los Angeles. She has been married for 8 years and has an adorable 2 year old boy. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, and reading a good book. Photo by Janice Trowbridge.

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