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MBTI- ESTP Personality

MBTI- ESTP Personality
ESTPs, also known as Entrepreneurs, are energetic, adaptable, and pragmatic individuals who thrive in action-packed environments. They are known for their quick thinking, resourcefulness, and ability to take risks.

ESTP and Myers Briggs Personality Test

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire designed to identify a person's personality type, preferences, and strengths. It is based on the work of Carl Jung, who developed a theory of psychological types that categorized individuals based on their preferences for four key dichotomies:
Introversion (I) vs. Extraversion (E): Individuals who are more introspective and energized by solitude are categorized as introverts, while those who are more outgoing and energized by social interaction are categorized as extraverts.
Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N): Individuals who focus on concrete details and facts are categorized as sensors, while those who prefer abstract concepts and possibilities are categorized as intuitives.
Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F): Individuals who make decisions based on logic and reason are categorized as thinkers, while those who consider emotions and personal values are categorized as feelers.
Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P): Individuals who prefer structure and closure are categorized as judgers, while those who are more flexible and adaptable are categorized as perceivers.
Read more and take a quick MBTI test to assess your personality.

ESTP Personality Type

ESTPs are “doers”, pragmatic, and spontaneous. The primary function of an ESTP is Extraverted Sensing in which they take in the world through their senses and view it in a concrete fashion. They auxiliary function is Introverted Thinking in which they are able to categorize data and apply it. They place limited importance in concept and theory and prefer to focus on what needs to be done. They view rules as guidelines and will follow them so long as it is convenient. The ESTP often has enthusiasm for getting projects started, but often will lose interest before project completion (Butt “ESTP”).
ESTPs have an abundance of enthusiasm and can easily motivate those around them to work. They enjoy conversation and have a well-developed sense for the attitudes of others. They are direct, hands- on, risk-takers, and have little tolerance for those who hold them back from their goals. They can be insensitive of others feelings, but this is because of their drive to get things done.
ESTP weaknesses include not being readily able to grasp what other people are feeling let alone expressing their own. They may also be so preoccupied with the present that they don’t consider what happens in the long-range. This leads on to their tendency to take risks without thought. Because the ESTPs live in the present, they may not be good with commitments (“Portrait of an ESTP”).

Jungian functional preference ordering:

Dominant: Extraverted Sensing
Auxiliary: Introverted Thinking
Tertiary: Extraverted Feeling
Inferior: Introverted Intuition

ESTP’s generally have the following traits:

• Action-oriented
• Live in the present moment
• Dislike abstract theory without practical application
• Like to see immediate results for their efforts
• Fast-paced and energetic
• Flexible and adaptable
• Resourceful
• Seldom work from a plan - make things up as they go
• Fun to be around
• Highly observant
• Excellent memory for details
• Excellent people skills
• Good-natured
• Excellent ability to see an immediate problem and quickly devise a solution
• Attracted to adventure and risk
• May be flashy or showy
• Like initiating things - not necessarily following them through to completion ESTP’s have some advantageous traits which are unique to their personality type. Their skills of observation make them extremely good at correctly analyzing and assessing other peoples' motives or perspectives. Their people skills allow them to use this knowledge to their advantage while interacting with people. For this reason, ESTP’s are excellent salespeople. They also have a special ability to react quickly and effectively to an immediate need, such as in an emergency or crisis situation. This is a valuable skill in many different professions, perhaps most notably in action-oriented professions, such as police work. ESTP’s enjoy new experiences and dealing with people, and dislike being confined in structured or regimented environments. They also want to see an immediate result for their actions, and don't like dealing with a lot of high-level theory where that won't be the case. For these reasons, they should choose careers which involve a lot of interaction with people, and do not require performing a lot of routine, detailed tasks.

ESTP Relationships

ESTP’s are gregarious and fun-loving individuals who want to make the most of every moment. They love action, and always seem to be doing something. This enthusiasm is carried over to their personal relationships, which they approach with the desire to make the most of their relationships on a daily basis. They tend to get bored easily, and may be prone to switching relationships frequently unless they find an outlet for their boredom elsewhere. They approach life on a day-by-day basis, so long-term commitments are not naturally comfortable for the ESTP. They may feel tremendously committed, but they want to take their commitments day by day.

ESTP Strengths

• Can be quite charming
• Witty, clever, and popular
• Earthy and sensual
• Not personally threatened by conflict or criticism
• Excellent and clear-headed dealing with emergency situations
• Enthusiastic and fun-loving, they try to make everything enjoyable
• As "big kids" themselves, they're eager, willing and able to spend time with their kids
• Likely to enjoy lavishing their loved ones with big gifts (both a strength and a weakness)

ESTP Weaknesses

• Not naturally in tune with what others are feeling
• Not naturally good at expressing feelings and emotions
• May inadvertently hurt others with insensitive language
• May be very good with money, but highly risky with it as well
• Living in the present, they're not usually good long-range planners
• May fall into the habit of ignoring conflict, rather than solving it
• Don't naturally make lifelong commitments - they take things one day at a time
• Prone to get bored easily
• More likely than other type to leave relationships quickly when they get bored
• Likely to enjoy lavishing their loved ones with big gifts (both a strength and a weakness)

Potential Problem Areas

• Either singly or in combination, these ESTP traits cause most or all of the following weaknesses in varying degrees:
• Can become morose or even antagonistic in situations offering little promise of advantage or the possibility to “do something.”
• May be manipulative, taking advantage of other people’s weaknesses for their own gain.
• May be unwilling or unable to plan anything in advance themselves, or to follow other’s careful plans.
• Can be overconfident of their own cunning or ability, ignoring problems which eventually catch up with them on their blind side.
• May find it difficult or be actually unwilling to follow through where an ongoing commitment is expected.
• In relationship situations may be overbearing, demanding and/or uncaring of the feelings of their partner.
• When alone or in reduced circumstances may be subject to dark or morbid feelings about themselves.
• May be unable to maintain employment for any length of time, losing credibility with potential employers or clients by job hopping.
• May become so engrossed in challenging activities that they lose all sense of proportion, neglecting themselves and their relationships.
• Without challenges of their own, may become focused on the behavior of others, particularly that of family or employees, insisting that they live up to what the ESTP sees as the proper code or level of accomplishment.


• Sales Representative
• Marketing
• Law Enforcement
• Paramedic
• PC Technician
• Technical Support
• Entrepreneur
• Athlete

Key Elements to Working with this Type

• Give tasks which provide immediate results.
• Do not expect the ESTP to follow a set plan: they will complete their work in their own fashion.
• Allow this type to be the initial motivator of a project.
• Let the ESTP to work with their own methods rather than stifle their creativity.

If you are an ESTP, you are an energetic, adaptable, and pragmatic individual with the potential to make a positive impact on the world. Use your strengths to take risks, achieve your goals, and make a difference in the world.

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