Mrs. Hudson (BBC Sherlock)- ESFJ Caregiver (Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging)
ESFJs are warm, energetic, altruistic, and practical. They need approval from others to feel good about themselves. They are hurt by indifference and don’t understand unkindness. They are very giving people, who get a lot of their personal satisfaction from the happiness of others. They want to be appreciated for who they are, and what they give.
People with this personality type tend to be very devoted. They’re very sensitive to others, and freely give practical care. ESFJs are such caring individuals, that they sometimes have a hard time seeing or accepting a difficult truth about someone they care about.
An ESFJ is likely to take their commitments extremely seriously, putting security and stability above everything else, while not forgetting little but important details in their lives. This personality trait makes them very stable and loyal partners. ESFJs prefer structure over spontaneity, and value clarity, predictability and stability – in all areas of their lives. As ESFJs always try to seek harmony in all possible areas, they are easily offended by others’ disinterest or reluctance to participate in the activities the ESFJ finds noble and important.
As caretakers, ESFJs sense danger all around—germs within, the elements without, unscrupulous malefactors, insidious character flaws. The world is a dangerous place, not to be trusted. Not that the ESFJ is paranoid; ‘hyper-vigilant’ would be more precise. And thus they serve excellently as protectors.
ESFJ personalities love to be involved in conversations focusing on practical topics or other people’s lives – however, they will do their best to get out of the discussion once it touches abstract, theoretical topics. Analyzing complex ideas and discussing causes and consequences does not interest ESFJ personalities at all, in a stark contrast to NT types.
Mrs. Hudson: Just this once, dear. I’m not your housekeeper.
John: A couple of biscuits too, if you’ve got ‘em.
Mrs. Hudson: Not your housekeeper!
“Family is all we have in the end, Mycroft Holmes.”
Sherlock: Mrs. Hudson leave Baker Street? England would fall.