Sammy Davis Jr. – ESFJ
“My home has always been show business.”
In this post we’ll take a look at one of America’s most beloved entertainers of the past century, Sammy Davis Jr.
Sammy’s Myers Briggs type was ESFJ. People of this type are typically very warm and caring and well loved by those who know them.
“Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.”
ESFJs are usually qute supportive and genuinely interested in other people. They’re often very complimentary of others and will tend to remember facts and details about people that most would miss.
As is typical for an ESFJ performer, Sammy Davis Jr. was well known as a sharp dresser, with a sense of style that ranged from conservative to flashy.
ESFJs are very much affected by how the people around them feel and as performers, they tend to be very aware of their public image and motivated by the adulation that comes with fame.
“I have to be a star like another man has to breathe.”
“I had more clothes than I had closets, more cars than garage space, but no money.”
ESFJs are not likely to be radical or overly creative. They tend to be traditionalists who value experience and place a strong emphasis on doing things the ‘right way’ based on how people they respect have done things before them.
“There’s nothing that can match Broadway for stature and dignity.”
Other ESFJ performers include Diana Ross and Liberace.