While ESFJs are generally warm and giving, they can also be strong-willed and stubborn when they feel that their values or loved ones are threatened. They take their responsibilities very seriously, and will stop at nothing to uphold the values of their families, communities, or affiliations.
Relationships are paramount to the ESFJ, who craves a strong support network at home and at work. They innately take care of others, and can be relied on to help out others with their personal problems. They are warm and nurturing, and don’t mind if they’re put in the role of ‘mom’ or ‘wife’.
ESFJs are the people our world needs most. They offer a lot of personal comforts to see others happy, and will stop at nothing to help perfect strangers. These are the kind of people who are always willing to offer a shoulder to cry on, or a hand when you’re down on your luck. ESFJs care deeply about others, and they know how hard it is to accept unpleasant truths about someone they care about.
1/25. Tamaki Suou (Ouran Host Club)
Tamaki Suou is a pretty cool guy. He might seem a little stuck up, but in reality he’s just socially awkward and looking to fit in. Tamaki has spent his whole life being pushed around by his family into every elite school he could find. It’s this outside pressure that seems to be pushing him to be the ‘perfect child’ that he tries so hard to be.
Tamaki is the original creator of the Ouran host club. That’s why he ends up at Ouran in the first place, after realizing that he can’t keep a secret from his schoolmates. So he asks them what they’d want to be if they had the chance — and then he decides to make it happen.
Tamaki is typically a sweetheart, but when it comes to Haruhi, he becomes an entirely different person. That’s because he has a crush on her and doesn’t think she can love him back, which leads him to be very awkward and unsure of himself around her every time they meet.
2/25. Mami Tomoe (Madoka Magica)
Mami might be one of the most complex characters in all of anime, so it’s a good thing we’re going to break her down for you. Before we do, though… *spoiler alert* if you haven’t seen this show yet and want to remain unspoiled, skip down and head to the next section.
Homura isn’t much when it comes to the physical aspect of being a Magical Girl. She’s got big guns and great friends, but she doesn’t want to involve them in the Magical Fight Club that is Homura’s life. She doesn’t talk about her loneliness well, considering how hard everyone has tried to cheer her up.
3/25. Stephanie Dola (No Game No Life)
Stephanie is the granddaughter of the former king of Imanity’s humans. She is Sora and Shiro’s subordinate, and a very expressive, emotional sort of girl. You can’t help but love her! Her grandfather was the former king of Imanity’s humans, so it’s no surprise that she has an enormous amount of respect for him.
Steph is in love with Sora because they played a game of paper, rock, and scissors together. After their game, she became his servant, bound to the pendant he wore around his neck. At the end of Sora’s journey in Disboard, Steph asked Sora to take her with him. Jibril later stated that Steph may have truly fallen in love with him. However, she loves her kingdom and the world and believes in the potential of humanity.
4/25. Maka (Soul Eater)
Maka is a cybernetic humanoid that is Soul’s technician and the main character of the story. She’s a lot like her mother, except for the whole “anti-demon vibrations” part. Her mom was an android model known as “F3-4”, and Maka is trying to figure out exactly what that means.
Maka is perfectionist. She’s eager, enthusiastic and an all-around hard worker. She’s also a bit of a smart-ass who takes her work — and her schoolwork especially — very seriously. Even so, she has trouble with authority figures and being told what to do, which sometimes results in conflict with her peers.
5/25. Elizabeth (Black Butler)
Nishikino Maki is the girl that you want to be friends with. She’s effortlessly cool, friendly, and popular at school, and her family runs a flower shop. On the surface Nishikino Maki is a beautiful, helpful girl who would do anything for her friends. But as the story goes deeper we see she is also very protective of herself and those around her.
Ciel is a young girl who first appears in the manga’s 4th volume, serving as its primary female protagonist. She is shown not to be very skilled at anything at first, but gradually reveals skills that contribute to the overall plot of the manga. Her triggering event inspiring her to embrace her skills more seriously was her desire to protect her beloved older brother, Sebastian.
6/25. Milly Ashford (Code Geass)
Milly is a super-chill girl who can be found on the roof of Ashford Academy most days. She’s Lelouch’s best bud and the granddaughter of the school Principal, but don’t hold that against her. Seriously — the kid’s cool! Keep her out of trouble, and she’ll help you with your homework. Just don’t tell your parents that we actually did any work today.
This charming girl is prone to teasing her friends, but never in a mean-spirited way. She’s generally very careful and inquisitive, sometimes to the point of being slightly overzealous. Her methods of discovering Lelouch ‘s secrets are pretty extreme, which is why she wants to keep her distance from him.
7/25. Ren (Konohana Kitan)
Ren is a character from the popular Konohana Kitan anime series. This adorable Anime Characters Personality Type has long pink hair, a light blue and pink bow, and calm eyes. She wears a kimono with flowers, white socks and yellow undies with brown boots. She’s definitely one of our favorite ESFJ anime characters.
8/25. Leorio (Hunter x Hunter)
Leorio is the kind of guy who sets his career path in his teens. He’s passionate and determined, fiercely loyal to those he cares about, and looks forward to a future spent making the lives of others better with his presence. He’s an incredibly driven young man who dreamed of becoming a doctor from the age of 14… until he discovered that medical school is really, really expensive.
Some might call Leorio selfish, but he’s the kind of guy who just likes to help others. He’ll do whatever it takes to help his friends, or strangers in need. He might act a bit reckless at times, but that’s okay because most of the time he’s just trying to do what’s right.
9/25. Nanami Aoyama (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou)
Nanami Aoyama is a voice actress with a ditzy, air-headed personality, who perpetually falls in love with the wrong guy (and vice versa). She is the dorm mother of Sakura Dormitory, otherwise known as Sakura Hall — one of many boarding houses on campus that are all managed by Hosts, who handle everything from cleaning to cooking to laundry services.
Nanami is a hardworking girl who dreams of making it big. She expresses her tsundere behaviour towards Sorata because she has a complex and doesn’t want to receive help from him. The residents of Sakurasou admire Nanami for her diligent work habits, and let her help out with any task that comes along.
Fujino Nanami is smart, but she has trouble standing up for herself. This is a problem, because it means that she doesn’t really know how to express her feelings or deny the advances of others. It’s also pretty difficult to talk about sex with your friends if all you’ve done with boys is hold hands, right? This can make some things awkward in the bedroom.
10/25. Ragyo Kiryuin (Kill la Kill)
Ragyo Kiryuin is the owner and head of Revocs Corporation, a company which has been leading the way in Life Fiber usage and scientific innovation. Her main goal is to use Life Fibers and iron-blooded determination to take over the planet, and lead humanity into a glorious new age. She is vain and proud, with abundant power and high social status.
She’s a mistress, but she’s your mistress — and that makes all the difference. Yes, you’re her slave — but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a say! Although she will always possess totalitarian traits, and be quite cruel to those who disobey her, she can be very agreeable to those loyal to her. She just needs to know what pleases you — after all, isn’t that why we’re here?
She has an unwavering will and is a devoted believer in Living Combat Fibers — she believes that the survival of the fibres should be paramount, even over human life. Believe it or not, both humans and Combat Fibers can coexist peacefully. The key to this lies in the Fiber Alinity — it’s the most important thing in the universe.
11/25. Jenny Wakeman (My Life as a Teenage Robot)
“Jenny is your typical teenage girl, if you ignore the ability to bend steel in her bare hands, or the outfit that nearly rivals that of a WWE wrestler. She likes hanging out with her friends, listening to music, and flirting with boys (and sometimes girls). She’s super sweet to everyone she meets, but can get snippy when her mom gets on her case about training . . . so basically, she’s your average teenager.
Jenny has a busy life — how can one person keep the entire town of Tremorton safe, with the help of her mother’s invention, the threat detector, and also be a student in high school? Unbelievable! When she’s not busy at home or at school, she likes to spend time with her friends. More often than not, though, she is seen working on some disaster-prevention device or another.
12/25. Reiner Braun (Attack on Tita)
Reiner is a graduate of the 104th Cycle’s Recruit Troop, and placed second in his class. He was formerly a member of the Scouting Legion, and showed true passion when it came to protecting others. Although he may have had doubts about the cause at times, Reiner never hesitated to be there when his friends needed him most.
The game has some pretty awesome characters, but none of them is less popular than the main villain, Sephiroth. This is because he’s kinda insane, killing his mom and all. And it’s not like he couldn’t have a chance living life peacefully — his mom was going to name him Luciano! But no, he’s got to go and do what he did.
13/25. All For One (My Hero Academia)
All For One is the true mastermind behind the League of Villains. He treats his underlings so well that they willingly follow his orders and commit heinous crimes without hesitation. The way he treats villains is remarkable in every sense of the word. He doesn’t believe in a rigid form of utilitarianism, but rather treats each person as an individual, which invites those lacking perfection to join him in his quest to remake the world.
All For One is much like the man himself: calm, collected, and extremely intelligent. Yes, the name might be a bit of a misnomer — most people don’t think that this man actually exists, but he not only exists, he’s been around for centuries! He is skilled in many and various fields of study and learning.
14/25. Ryuk (Death Note)
Ryuk may not be a friend to his human companion Light and the boy’s Shinigami Rem, but he is a true foe of the show’s antagonists: L and Watari. While Ryuk doesn’t show particular loyalty to either Light or Rem, he does serve as a reliable guide throughout Death Note ‘s 37 episode run.
Ryuk is delighted to meet you! However, he’s a bit of a weirdo (to put it lightly). He helps Light out of the goodness of his heart (it’s not as if he’ll be around for much longer anyway) and also for the unadulterated amusement of it. After all, my advice is absolutely free…and you were going to buy me an apple anyway, right?
15/25. Kaname Tosen (Bleach)
The betrayal of Tosen was tragic, but the reasoning behind it is understandable. After all, the young boy had never experienced a normal life and so was susceptible to Sosuke’s vision of glory and power. When you’re young, it’s hard to resist such temptation — just ask anyone who’s ever been a kid!
Tosen was one of the few Soul Reapers Aizen came to trust. His blindness never stood in the way of his talents as a battle tactician. This quality — along with his loyalty to Aizen and power as a swordsman — earned him the position of Squad 2 captain, and he became a source of inspiration to his fellow soldiers.
16/25. Dwarf In The Flask (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Homunculi are generally nothing more than empty, lustful shells with extraordinary physical prowess. Their lack of free will and lack of soul makes them little more than tools to be manipulated.
Homunculi are generally nothing more than empty, lustful shells with extraordinary physical prowess. Their lack of free will and lack of soul makes them little more than tools to be manipulated by those who created them.
17/25. Shaiapouf (Hunter X Hunter)
Pouf is the leader of the Royal Guards, a trio of powerful ants who serve as King Jayce’s most trusted protectors. They are well-known for carrying out their orders loyally, even if it means getting physical with any would-be assassins that threaten their king — just ask Xin Zhao.
Pouf is fiercely loyal to Meruem and feels that a King should be surrounded by riches and beautiful things. He resents Komugi, the blind girl his master has taken into his care (Meruem also can’t see), predicting (perhaps correctly) that she would ultimately be his undoing.
18/25. Kurogiri (My Hero Academia)
Shigaraki believes Kurogiri more than anyone else to be essential to the League of Villains’ survival. Kurogiri’s portal creation has saved the League many times, and Gran Torino even said so during his capture. Without Kurogiri’s help, Shigaraki’s plans are less likely to succeed.
19/25. Monspeet (Seven Deadly Sins)
Unlike other demons who typically hate everything and everyone — or even petty evil demons like Estarossa who are just megalomaniacs — Monspeet is a delightful being who, like his brother Meliodas, may have a drive to love as strong as a demon’s drive to hate. His love for Derieri is particularly noteworthy, especially considering she’s known as the ‘Destroyer Princess’.
Monspeet and Derieri’s teaming is the perfect compliment to Gloxinia and Drole’s more aggressive playstyles. Derieri is more prone to aggression, while Monspeet is the calmer and more reserved of the two. They make a perfect match, covering for each other’s weaknesses in a way that few other teams could.
20/25. Kabuto (Naruto)
Kabuto has long been Orochimaru’s closest ally. The medic-nin has helped move his master’s plans forward, even as they have threatened to destroy the world. He saved Orochimaru after he lost an arm to Sarutobi, and in return Orochimaru gave him access (and permission) to experiment with jutsu. Kabuto is all about science — but it’s often deadly science.
Kabuto is a well-known confidant in the Leaf Village, serving as a trusted adviser for the village council. In the past, the legendary shinobi has given his all to fight alongside the Kage of his generation. Now, he lives an obscure life in the region as one of their trusted advisers.
21/25. Jaken (Inuyasha)
Everyone knows that even if Sesshomaru comes across as the most powerful dog demon in the world, he still pines for his brother Inuyasha. However, the fact that they were two very different people led to conflict between the half brothers — Jaken, Sesshomaru’s right-hand man, was especially resistant to the partnership. He would constantly egg on his master to destroy Inuyasha and company…
Despite Jaken’s affable demeanor, his loyalty to Sesshomaru is unquestioning and unwavering. Whether this devotion stems from a sense of respect for his master or a desire to survive on the battlefield is uncertain, though his eagerness to put himself in harm’s way for the sake of others – namely, Sesshomaru – is clear.
22/25. Mokuba (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Mokuba has often tried to win the affections of Yugi, despite how unassuming and pure he may appear. As if that’s not conclusively clear on its own (though it’s not hard to tell with Yugi), Mokuba has threatened Yugi’s life and well-being in order to woo his brother.
The King of Games was forced to play a game – but he had the last laugh. The game was Capsule Monsters, a spin-off game loosely combining elements of chess, Dungeons & Dragons and Monopoly. Yugi Yūgami, who played in place of his friend Seto Kaiba was captured and forced to play. Grave consequences awaited the loser – fortunately, Yugi would be the one to decide them.
23/25. Gyutaro (Demon Slayer)
Vengeance is the one thing keeping me going in my bleak, miserable existence. As a Demon I have to cause misery equal to or greater than the suffering I’ve faced in order to make any progress. My past experiences have taught me that inflicting pain on others helps with this. If you’re not trying to hurt someone else, you’re not living life as a true Demon!
Gyutaro is a Demon affiliated with the Twelve Kizuki’s Upper Ranks. He holds one of the three highest positions in the group, being true holder of the position of Upper Rank Six. This is shared by his younger sister, Daki.
24/25. Komi Shouko (Komi Can’t Communicate)
Komiyama Shouko is one of the main characters in the Komiyama-san wa manga and anime series, Komyushou desu. She’s a very shy, polite, curious girl who happens to want to make 100 friends — so she can stop having anxiety. Despite her disorder, she’s determined to beat the obstacle and achieve her goal.
Tadano was the first person in Hinako’s class to realise that she didn’t really have friends. True, as a new student at an all-male school, there were bound to be some misunderstandings, but when people make fun of you for crying in the middle of class — you know it’s time to make a change.
25/25. Muichiro Tokito (Demon Slayer)
I was happy at home, before I went on to make friends. I have by no means had the most interesting or dramatic life imaginable, but what I lack in story, I make up for with friends. I’m still happy that we’re together — and I know that we’ll be together again soon. Welcome home!
Muichiro Tokito is the older brother of Yuichiro Tokito, and the current head of his family’s Demon Slayer Corps company. He is ranked as a First Class Demon Slayer within the corps, and was previously known as the Iron Fist King within the town of Ibara.