Performers have the special ability, even among the Artisans, to delight
those around them with their warmth, their good humor, and with their often extraordinary skills in music,
comedy, and drama. Whether on the job, with friends, or with their families, Performers are exciting and full
of fun, and their great social interest lies in stimulating those around them to take a break from work and
worry, to lighten up and enjoy life.
Performers are plentiful, something over ten percent of the population, and this is fortunate, because they
bring pleasure to so many of us. Performers are the people for whom it can truly be said "all the world's a
stage." Born entertainers, they love the excitement of playing to an audience, and will quickly become the center
of attention wherever they are. Performers aren't comfortable being alone, and seek the company of others whenever
possible -- which they usually find, for they make wonderful playmates. Performers are smooth, talkative, and witty;
they always seem to know the latest jokes and stories, and are quick with wisecracks and wordplay-nothing is so
serious or sacred that it can't be made fun of. Performers also like to live in the fast lane, and seem up on the
latest fashions of dress, food, drink, and music. Lively and uninhibited, Performers are the life of the party,
always trying to create in those around them a mood of eat, drink, and be merry.
The Performers' talent for enjoying life is healthy for the most part, though it also makes them more subject
to temptations than the other types. Pleasure seems to be an end in itself for them, and variety is the spice
of life. And so Performers are open to trying almost anything that promises them a good time, not always giving
enough thought to the consequences.
Like the other Artisans, Performers are incurably optimistic - "Always look on the bright side," is their
motto -- and they will avoid worries and troubles by ignoring them as long as possible. They are also the most
generous of all the types, and second only to the Composer Artisans [ISFPs] in kindness. Performers haven't a
mean or stingy bone in their body-what's theirs is yours-and they seem to have little idea of saving or conserving.
They give what they have to one and all without expectation of reward, just as they love freely, and without expecting
anything in return. In so many ways, Performers view life as an eternal cornucopia from which flows an endless
supply of pleasures.
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