Heh. An ESFP at the top of their game can play you so good that you know you're being played and you keep coming back for more. It's worth it just for the pleasure of their company. Not so stupid if you ask me.
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” ~ John Rogers
Hmm...the one ESFP I know is a ditz. Nice, hyper-social, ditz.
The other one I know (probable ESFP), seems reasonably intelligent, but doesn't seem interested in utilizing such. He's not pursuing any higher education or a career. He likes to talk about how he pwned someone in Battlefield 2142, generally.
We are not poets
We have no right to make amendments
If it helps, my quoted reply was intended as an offering of humility.
I was not affronted by anything you said.
One of the things I do on this forum is try to learn more about the different types and how they communicate.
Your post was out of character for an ESFJ.
OH! LOL! What you said about NTJs being dull!
Meh. What do I care about that?
Like you said, it's not empirical.
I am only slightly above average intelligence myself,
yet I am clever enough to get along very well in life.
After all, I was clever enough to figure out you are not an ESFJ.
I've noticed a trend in television sitcoms for "stupid" characters to be ESFPs.
Notably, Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin, Joey Tribbiani and Kelly Bundy.
Obviously this a stereotype unfounded in reality, but what is it about ESFPs that makes Hollywood writers make them stupid characters, or alternatively make stupid characters into ESFPs?
What are you talking about?
The producers aren't writing characters based on MBTI. It comes from interaction with people. Characters are based on co-workers, colleagues, friends, enemies (maybe all hollywood producers, by some coincidence hate people who happen to be ESFP), etc. If ESFPs are stupid in real life, they're going to be portrayed as stupid on TV, because the producers know that most people want down to earth shows.
The Office comes to mind; Kelly Capoor, is particularly unintelligent. No one would really know that she's an ESFP. They just relate to either the ESFP herself, or the people around her as they also knew an overbearing loud party girl with no concern for anything outside her local stimulus.
Stereotypes might be 'wrong' but they're not always incorrect.