11. Elvis Presley – ESFP
Elvis Presley rocketed to stardom in records and film in the late 1950s. He was the biggest star, in terms of the adulation of his fans, to appear since Frank Sinatra and his bobbysoxers years earlier. Presley surrounded himself with a coterie of supporters, eventually known as the Memphis Mafia. His desire to avoid conflict led to him being easily manipulated, especially by his longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker. Elvis made his Memphis home a giant game room for his guests and friends. He enjoyed meeting people of all sorts, from fans to Presidents and loved recognition and attention. He often displayed an impulsive streak, ordering up his jet to fly somewhere for cheeseburgers, giving away new Cadillacs, usually convertibles, and hosting impromptu parties.
Elvis was almost certainly an ESFP (Extravert, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving) personality, a type known, appropriately in this case, as the Entertainer. Such personalities are always onstage, and love the spotlight as well as being the center of attention. They are also sometimes known for extravagant outfits, which Elvis certainly demonstrated during the latter stage of his career. They are also somewhat incurious regarding details in the areas of finances, and work responsibilities, traits Elvis exhibited throughout his career. He relied on others to watch his money, plan his tours, and contract his films, and in general run his career. Elvis shared his MBTI with another, mostly contemporaneous entertainer, the beautiful and talented actress and singer Marilyn Monroe.