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The 20 Best ESFP Anime Characters

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Vote up the best examples of ESFP anime characters.

There are a number of amazing anime characters who fit the personality trait of an ESFP (Extroverted, Observant, Feeling, and Prospecting).

Those who qualify as an ESFP by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator are described as “Entertainers.” ESFPs love living in the moment and encourage others to do the same. As their label suggests, ESFP people know how to entertain an audience. They may appear to be simple-minded in nature, but they can display strong observational skills when analyzing the environment and people around them. The downside to ESFPs is that their spontaneous nature means they rarely plan ahead. On top of that, Entertainers are not the most receptive to criticisms of themselves.

Which anime characters best fit the ESFP personality trait? Take a look at the list below.

  • Gon Freecss - 'Hunter x Hunter'
    Photo: Hunter x Hunter / Madhouse

    In the world of Hunter x Hunter, Gon Freecss being an Enhancer means he embodies the personality traits of simple-mindedness and determination. In the real world, Gon embodies the personality traits of an ESFP. Gon is courageous, caring, and adventurous. However, his happy-go-lucky charm is challenged by his questionably moral views, as he does not care about the good or bad and has admittedly admired problematic foes for their strength.

    Gon’s hyperactive nature also leads to impulsive actions that will bite him back in the end. Even when he’s obviously outmatched, Gon will take on anyone who challenges his abilities. In anger, Gon can lose sight of the objective and give in to his violent desires. That said, Gon also possesses amazing talent as a hunter and a strong will to fight for those he loves. 

  • Monkey D. Luffy - 'One Piece'
    Photo: One Piece / Toei Animation

    Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece is a prime example of an ESFP character. He has a childlike mentality in the best ways. His grand optimism can only be matched by his endless ambition. Luffy has set his sight on becoming the Pirate King ever since he was a little kid. Despite the countless obstacles and near defeats that have stood in his way, Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirate crew are on the verge of securing their dreams by acquiring the legendary One Piece treasure from the former King of the Pirates, Gol D. Roger.

    Although Luffy’s childish antics and impulsive nature can make him come off as a buffoon, his sharp observation allows him to detect the hidden pain of another and help them overcome it, such as standing by Nami when she left the Straw Hats for Arlong, or helping Nico Robin find her will to live. Luffy admires those who chase after their dreams – no matter how impossible it may seem – and looks down on those who make up cowardly excuses for not chasing theirs. Just like an ESFP, Luffy is focused on immediate pleasures, such as gorging himself with food, which leads to Nami knocking some sense into him when he wastes the crew’s budget on meats or celebratory parties.


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    Sasha Braus - 'Attack on Titan'

    Sasha Braus - 'Attack on Titan'
    Photo: Attack on Titan / Wit Studio

    In a series filled with sorrow, gore, and angst, Sasha Braus brings a much-needed dose of comic relief to Attack on Titan. Sasha is a girl that lives in the moment and that moment is her eating delicious food.

    As someone who grew up with little-to-no food, eating provides comfort and gratification for Sasha. It not only relieves the stress of living in fear of the Titans, but also resolves what’s left of her initial anxious attitude. Her desire to eat is so impulsive she earned the nickname “Potato Girl” for being caught red-handed for stealing a potato. Regardless of her simple-minded nature, Sasha has surprisingly sharp instincts in battle and possesses the courage to back them up.  

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    Hinata Shoyo - 'Haikyuu!!'

    Hinata Shoyo - 'Haikyuu!!'
    Photo: Haikyuu!! / Production I.G

    To Hinata Shoyo, nothing is more important than a good game of volleyball. Ever since he was a kid, Hinata has dreamed of becoming a professional volleyball player. Even when his debut volleyball team in middle school suffered a humiliating defeat, Hinata still held on to the determination of becoming a volleyball pro. Not even his short stature was enough to kill his childhood dream, as Hinata went on to perfect his jumping abilities to make up for his height.

    In addition to his strong will and bold athleticism, Hinata is an excellent extrovert. He can perfectly read other people and give them that extra push they need to overcome their problems. Also, as his teammates would put it, Hinata is a “natural schmoozer” who can woo over anyone. As expected of most Entertainers who live in the now, Hinata’s fixation on volleyball comes at the cost of his good grades.