U.S. President (D), married to Hillary Clinton
Clinton: "I always tried to keep things moving in the right direction, to give more people
a chance to live their dreams, to lift people's spirits, and to bring them together."
Clinton: "I have a good heart. And I mean well."
Clinton: "I am at root not intellectual [and] not conceptual."
Clinton: "The soul: I know what it is - it's where I feel things, it's what moves me, it's what makes me a man."
Larry Ellison: "I hope they can amend the constitution to let Bill Clinton
run again. I'm very fond of Bill Clinton personally. ... He's gifted, bright, charming and charismatic."
John F. Kennedy
U.S. President (D), married to Jacqueline Kennedy
Kennedy: "Physical fitness goes with mental fitness. It goes with energy - and I am concerned [about
the] steady decline in the standards of American fitness."
Kennedy: "Our children [should be] concerned with being energetic [so] that they use their
young years not merely as spectators but as participants in life."
Lyndon B. Johnson: "[Kennnedy is] the enviably attractive nephew who sings
an Irish ballad for the company and then winsomely disappears before the table clearing and dishwashing begin."
James Reston: "Every woman either wants to mother him or marry him."
Steven J. Rubenzer: "Kennedy was lighthearted, lively and quick, carefree, happy-go-lucky, and spontaneous."
Kennedy identified himself as an introvert.
Keirsey & son identify Kennedy as ESTP.
The American Psychological Association identifies Kennedy as an extrovert.
Peter the Great
Tsar of Russia
Peter: "I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself."
Peter: "Delay is like death."
Voltaire: "Peter had a goodness of heart [and] an excess of passion."
Robert K. Massie: "His ... liveliness and readiness to be pleased [always] made a favorable impression."
Queen Sophia Charlotte [upon meeting Peter in 1697:] "He has a natural, unconstrained air which pleased me."
Countess Sophia of the Palatinate [upon meeting Peter in 1697:] "He was very gregarious, very
talkative. ... He has a very good heart, and remarkably noble sentiments."
Alexis Eustaphieve: "[Even Peter's] greatest enemies ... cannot deny his generosity and magnanimity ... his
leniency and tenderness."
'Lord Nelson' - U.K. naval officer
Nelson: "If it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive."
Nelson [to a girlfriend:] "It is [the female] sex that make us go forth and seem to tell us, 'None but the brave
deserve the fair!' and, if we fall, we still live in the hearts of those females."
Alexander Scott: "[He was] the greatest and most simple of men - one of the nicest and most innocent." [Upon meeting Nelson ca. 1804.]
Jules Maurel: "[Nelson is a] genius, no doubt, but also ... fantastic, violent, and extravagant in all his passions."
Thomas Pettigrew: "[He had a] love of glory and ... honors [but was] contemptful of money. The sincerity and ardor
of his character and the simplicity and energy of his sayings give him more the appearance of an ancient hero than a modern one."
Founder of Playboy Magazine
Hefner: "[We at Playboy] prefer to approach sex ... with a smile and a song in our heart.
... I guess we don't really believe that sex is nearly as serious
as some people would like us to."
Hefner: "Playboy is dedicated to the enjoyment of 'the good life' that is every
American's heritage, if he's willing to display a little of the initiative and dering-do that made the
country great in the first place."
Hefner: "[Too many people] settle for job security, conformity, togetherness, anonymity and slow death."
Founder of Virgin Group
Branson: "I always had an urge to live life to its full."
Branson: "[I have] a rebellious streak. I have always thought rules were there to be broken."
Branson: "I worry about all the people who have been classified as stupid by [IQ] tests.
Little do they know that often these tests have been dreamt up by academics who are
absolutely useless at dealing with the practicalities of the outside world."
Branson: "I admire Bill Clinton enormously."
Branson: "I'm proud to say that I [support] Jamie Oliver's
Founder of Oracle
Ellison: "If you can help others, you will feel great. The more you can help ... the better
you will feel about yourself [and] the more joy you will experience."
Ellison: "The great thing about programming is [that] you don't have to defer
gratification for more than a few hours [before] you get ... feedback [and you see if it works]."
[Asked if extreme sports don't make him feel fear:]
Ellison: "I certainly feel a little stress, if I just bought a jet fighter and I'm flying it for the very
first time, and doing aerobatics very low to the ground. I wouldn't call it fear, but it's a little bit of a rush."
CEO of Starbucks
Schultz: "The word I would use to describe my relationship to this company isn't a word that is used in business a lot: It's love."
Schultz: "It is my nature to speak from the heart, usually unedited."
Schultz: "[Being in business] is about telling a story, providing excitement, and elevating the emotions."
Schultz: "[I want Starbucks to be a place where] you are swept away by attention to detail. ...
[We're a company] that's about multiple sensory experiences, and it's about romance."
Self-help advocate and author, featured on Oprah
Robbins: "Live with passion!"
Robbins: "The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The
more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your
talent to produce outstanding results."
Robbins: "I was touched so deeply by the emotions in that room
that I got choked up. ... As I looked out on my audience and saw 5,000 smiling,
cheering, loving faces, in that moment I realized that I am living my dream!"
Bill Clinton: "Tony Robbins has a great gift.
... Since I am supposed to be more buttoned-down ... I can't lead you in cheers and jumping up and
down the way Tony did. But in spirit, I'm there, I love it!"
Self-help advocate and author, featured on Oprah
Dyer: "Feeling good ... always boils down to energy."
Dyer: "Every thought you have affects everything in your body."
Dyer: "I [am] a high-energy person who loves what I am doing."
Dyer: "When people ask, 'How do you get to be a great speaker?' I say, 'Be authentic and be enthusiastic.'"
Dyer: "I hope that you'll feel joyously in love ... and that you'll add your light and color to [the world]. ... I can think of no
greater vision for you, for our planet, or for our universe."
[Speaking to Tony Robbins:]
Dyer: "I know your material as well as you know mine ... and I know we have a
lot of similarities there."
Alternative medicine advocate and author
Chopra: "The only belief you need to have is in your infinite potential."
Chopra: "We should be socializing six hours every day ... which means purposeless activity, playful activity."
Chopra: "Love can only blossom with a return to innocence."
Chopra: "[My first book] was written in one long burst of excitement. ... My brain was fired by a
revelation, my spirits soared as high as the clouds. ... I had the key! I was going to reveal a secret beyond price."
Author of 'The Alchemist'
and self-help advocate
Coelho: "In today's society ... there is a tremendous amount of energy spent on trying to make people
conform to established behavior. ... This uniformity ... stifles people's spontaneity."
Coelho: "[We should avoid] working from nine to five at something that does not give us
the least pleasure [and] retiring only to discover that we have no more energy to enjoy life."
Coelho: "All we need is to be ... open to people and willing to share our souls."
Coelho: "If you want to capture ideas, you are lost. You are going to be detached from emotions and
forget to live your life. You will be an observer and not a human being living his or her life."
Coelho: "Deep within, [people] long to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again."
Dictator of Fascist Italy
Mussolini: "[Professors] can find arguments to justify the most absurd propositions.
That is in fact their job. But I stick to my guns."
Mussolini: "I liked the life of a soldier [and] I can say that in every regard I was an excellent one."
Mussolini: "I have had only one great teacher. ... Life, lived. The teacher is day-by-day experience."
Mussolini: "Pacifism [is] born of ... cowardice. ... War alone brings up to its highest
tension all human energy and puts the stamp of nobility upon the people who have the courage to meet it."
Richard Washburn: "Mussolini ... gives the impression of an energy which cannot be bottled [and]
which bubbles up and over."
C.G. Jung: "I couldn't help but liking Mussolini! His bodily energy and elasticity
are warm [and] human."
Dictator of Uganda
Amin: "Sometimes I know more than PhDs because ... I know how to act.
I am a man of action."
[Interviewer: "Do you feel regret?"]
Amin: "No, only nostalgia for when I was a non-commissioned officer fighting ... in Kenya and everyone
respected me. I was as strong as a bull. I was a good soldier."
British Intelligence Memo: "[He is] popular and ... a man of the people. ... As Head of State, he has shown an engaging lack of formality and a disregard
for his personal safety. [He is] benevolent but tough."
[To Queen Elizabeth II:]
Amin: "Dear Liz, if you want to know a real man, come to Kampala."
Amin: "De Gaulle was a very great leader; Napoleon was a very
great leader; Mao Zedong is a very great leader; Gaddafi is very popular."
Tarantino: "To me, violence is a purely aesthetic thing. It has nothing political,
there is no morality involved."
[Asked to define 'Tarantino-esque':]
Tarantino: "I don't know if it's for me to say exactly what Tarantino-esque is ...
because I just do it."
Tarantino: "I write movies about mavericks, about people who break rules, and
I don't like movies about people who are [punished] for being mavericks."
David Carradine: "Tarantino is more fun than you can imagine to work with. ... He has an awful lot
of fun and he transmits that to you."
[On studio films versus independent films:]
Spielberg: "It was the establishment that attracted me ...
because they had the best toys: Big cameras, big lights, big
movie stars [and] tremendous sets."
[On making 'Schindler's List':]
Spielberg: "I could have chosen a much darker Holocaust story where nobody survives
the furnaces, but I wanted some kind of redemption."
Scott Ross: "[Spielberg has] unbelievable exuberance and [is] incredibly collaborative."
Actor and filmmaker
Gibson: "There's nothing quite so beautiful in life as certain women so
you look ... you look. But you get into trouble if you do more - I was just
telling my mistress the other day."
Gibson: "You can drown in a mire of worry ... but it doesn't pay,
because tomorrow always takes care of itself."
Gibson: "I think it's pretty hard to [pass on the lessons you've learned].
If someone else is not going through the experience, they can't really apply it to anything they're doing."
President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship
White: "I love being in contact with the fans. ... [The greatest thing is] feeling out ...
what everybody's doing and what's going on and just talking to people."
White: "I say whatever I want to say. I don't filter."
White: "Donald Trump was the first guy who gave [me] a shot.
... You won't ever hear me say anything bad about him."
White: "The way I handle things [is] everything is on a case-by-case basis and [I'll] deal
with stuff as it comes."
Lorenzo Fertitta: "Dana has no filter. ... Dana is all about saying exactly what's on his mind."
Lorenzo Fertitta: "Dana is a great promoter."
DiCaprio: "I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention. ... I'd do little unexpected
DiCaprio: "School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn."
DiCaprio: "I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends ... but I just can't."
Singer, dated Selena Gomez
Bieber: "I want my world to be fun. No parents, no rules, no nothing."
Bieber: "I'm not afraid to show my emotions. If you love someone, you should tell them. If you
think a girl is beautiful, you should say that."
(One Direction) - dated Taylor Swift
Styles: "I get such a thrill when I'm in front of people singing."
Styles: "I think if you like someone, then ... you shouldn’t play games. You should ask them out."
Styles: "I am quite flirty. Maybe I'm too flirty."
Styles: "I don't mind getting a black eye or a broken arm for a girl as long as she's there to
kiss it after."
Starr: "If I do do something, I want it to be positive."
[Interviewer: "Why did you give up drugs?"]
Starr: "Because you're miserable in the end - you're not creating, you're not doing anything positive."
John Lennon: "He's every ... bit as warm, unassuming, funny
and kind as he seems - he was quite simply the heart of the Beatles."
Perry: "I'm a jokester prankster - I'm an open book. And my boobs are real!"
Perry: "I know I have sex appeal in my deck of cards."
Perry: "I never want to be boring, so therefore I aspire to always be interesting, experimental
Perry: "People overthink things."
Minaj: "I was always like a comedian to my friends and family."
Minaj: "My music is a way for me to have fun. Sometimes I'll say things and I'll laugh. But it's all love."
Vibe Magazine: "Nicki has never had a hard time getting attention. ... [Even at her performing arts school]
Nicki was hard to miss. She was loud and friendly."
Pink: "When I was little, I was like, 'I'm going to grow up [and] hitch-hike across the country and
get discovered [while] singing on the boardwalk in Venice Beach.'"
Pink: "I'm a very honest person. Sometimes I put my foot in my mouth, but ...
everybody will always know where [I'm] coming from."
(Marina and the Diamonds)
Diamandis: "It's just my nature [that] I'm really overly dramatic."
Diamandis: "I'm a bigmouth and I like to say ridiculous things."
Diamandis: "I like using fashion for humor. ... [Without] fashion ... I feel like everything is
really 2D, and I can't ever imagine style and image not being a part of what I do."
Diamandis: "Britney Spears is a big influence [on me]. Huge."
Lady Gaga: "She is such an incredible piece of art in herself.
And she is limitless. ... She is so free."
Diamandis identifies herself as an introvert.
Cyrus: "I don't think of [being on stage] as work. It's just so much fun."
Cyrus: "Pink isn't just a color, it's an attitude!"
Cyrus: "I'm not afraid to be embarrassed."
Cyrus: "Life is all about having a good time."
Cyrus: "What I always say is: [Try] to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh [things] off."
Diaz: "I love the feeling that you get when you can really laugh with a man and be natural."
Diaz: "For me, flirting means making fun of myself [and being] very unpretentious."
Oliver: "[What I do is] far more natural, and less strategic than [people] seem to think."
[On crafting things himself:]
Oliver: "I'm [good] with my hands, and I always loved the slightly romantic idea of starting with bits of wood
and being able to create something to sit on, to eat from, to store your clothes in."
Oliver: "[Schools] are not doing enough for those [children who] need a more physical, tactile
approach, involving people skills, team-building [and] building things."
Williams: "When you're 13, 14, 15 ... then the possibility of being exactly who you want
to be is at its strongest."
Williams: "[When you're young] your expectation of sex and of drinking and of ... being in a
loving relationship ... is just so beautiful and perfect."
Fox: "I feel the sexiest when I've been laughing really hard."
Fox: "I'm very confident in how I project my personality."
Fox: "I'm just really confident sexually, and I think that sort of oozes out of my pores. It's just
there. It's something I don't have to turn on."
Danielle de Niese
De Niese: "I absolutely adore being on stage."
De Niese: "Dance is integral for me ... because [it] helps me embody a character and helps me feel comfortable."
[Interviewer: "How does it feel that people aren't just talking about your singing,
but also about what a sex bomb you are?"]
De Niese: "Hel-lo-o! [I'm playing] Cleopatra! I'd be worried if people were saying that I was rigid."
Evan Rachel Wood
Actress, married to Jamie Bell, dated Marilyn Manson
Wood: "I always feel like one of the guys and very unintimidated."
Wood: "You don't have to take yourself so seriously all the time."
Wood: "I'm a big karaoke fan and I also love Justin Bieber unashamedly."
Founder of the 'Solidarity' movement and President of Poland
Walesa: "I was really a very lively child. I really needed to break at least one window every
month, and to get into mischief."
[Asked what was on his mind when he started the strike at the Gdansk shipyard:]
Walesa: "It was [a] contest with the system. ... I had to see how far I could go."
[To the U.S. Congress in 1989:]
Walesa: "[Declarations of support] are appreciated, but being ... a man of concrete work, I must
tell you that the supply of words on the world market is plentiful [and that] the demand is falling."
Vitali Vitaliev: "[He is a] highly charged ... electrifying politician. ... [A] fast and
restless, 68-year-old, father of eight."
Vitali Vitaliev: "[His] whole appearance perfectly suits his last name: 'Walesa' means
'he who roams' in Polish."
Sun Myung Moon
Founder of the Unification Church - the 'Moonie movement'
Moon: "[I have a] straightforward and high-spirited personality."
Moon: "Once I set my mind to do something, I have to put it into action immediately."
Moon: "I could be wild in my actions, but nevertheless I was a child with a big heart. [Despite my
behavior] the adults never disliked me ... because they could see that my heart was filled with a warm love."
Moon: "I always enjoyed it when many people would play together."
Moon: "I have lived my entire life intoxicated in ... love. I wanted nothing aside from love,
and I threw my entire being into the effort to share love."
Author of 'Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus'
Gray: "Deep inside every man there is a hero. ... More than anything, he wants to succeed in serving and
protecting the woman he loves."
Gray: "When [a man] feels trusted, he is able to tap into [the] noble part of himself. He becomes more
caring. When he doesn't feel trusted he loses some of his aliveness and energy."
Author of 'The Da Vinci Code'
[On reading his first thriller novel:]
Brown: "[I] thought 'Wow, this is fast-paced and fun and interesting - maybe I can do something like this!' ...
It was light and it was simple, but it was very suspenseful, and that intrigued me."
Brown: "The nicest thing I ever hear, [which] always makes me happy, is when someone [says] to me:
... 'After I got out of high school I really didn't read much [but] you reintroduced me to the love of books.'"
Lynne McTaggart: "Dan Brown featured ... my book 'The Intention Experiment' ...
in his book 'The Lost Symbol.'"
Self-help advocate and author
McTaggart: "I have an audacious mission: to revolutionize the way you live your life."
McTaggart: "At this very moment you live contrary to your truest nature. ... I wish to wake you
up to who you really are, to do nothing less than to return to you your truest self."
McTaggart: "I'm complimented all the time on my ability to make quantum physics read like detective fiction."
Deepak Chopra: "Once in a very great while, a book comes along that
shifts our sense of reality, or extols a new way of living. Lynne McTaggart's extraordinary new
book, 'The Bond,'
Founder of Diamond Way Buddhism
Nydahl: "Experiencing Buddhist enlightenment is like driving a 400 horsepower Audi in your mind."
Nydahl: "[When I was young I had] undisciplined energy."
Nydahl: "Neuroscientists love me! The back of my brain is like Mozart's and the front of my
brain is like Einstein's!"
Claus Hetting: "[Nydahl has an] exuberant and contagiously upflifting personality."
Pavlina: "[I have] a wellspring of creative ideas and an
inexhaustible passion for contribution."
Pavlina: "My greatest insights usually came from personal experimentation."
Pavlina: "I want to help as many people as possible. I genuinely care what happens
to this beautiful planet and to the people who live here."
Pavlina: "Your greatest gift to the world
is to share who you really are."
Pavlina identifies himself as ENTJ.
Braun: "Today I bought two lottery tickets, because I had a feeling that it would be now or
never [but] they were both blanks. So I am not going to be rich."
Braun: "[Hitler] has so often told me he is madly
in love with me, but what does that mean when I haven't had a good word from him in three months?
So he has had a head full of politics all this time, but surely it is time he relaxed a little."
- Free-spirited and fun-loving people persons
- Strongly linked to the Histrionic personality
- Somewhat linked to the Hypomaniac personality
- Jung said that there was a majority of men among all ESPs, though ESFPs are in fact more common
among women than among men
- Repress their Introverted Intuition function, meaning they sometimes experience paranoid
thoughts which they are convinced are true
More About ESFPs
While demographical data on Jungian type is unreliable, the following figures are commonly accepted as