Taking care of business (Source)
ESTJ’s are practical, realistic, and matter-of-fact, with a natural head for business or mechanics. Though they are not interested in subjects they see no use for, they can apply themselves when necessary.
They like to organize and run activities. ESTJ’s make good administrators, especially if they remember to consider others’ feelings and points of view, which they often miss.
ESTJ’s take a practical approach to life that is guided by their matter-of-fact attitudes and focus on realism. They recognize tradition and prefer order which makes them strong leaders within their families and communities.
An ESTJ prefers to lead by example and believes that authority is earned through hard work, dedication and honesty.
They abhor laziness and cheating, and instead stick to their principles with unclouded judgment by sticking to the facts of a matter.
ESTJ’s excel in administer roles that enable them to sort through the details of challenging projects to identify a way to break them down into manageable tasks. With these traits, it is no wonder that many of the U.S. presidents have been ESTJ’s.
Although ESTJ’s will be the first to take the lead, they recognize their need for assistance from others. Yet, they tend to hold their colleagues up to the same expectations they set for themselves.
In business matters, ESTJ’s can be unyielding and unable to see other’s perspectives when they do not match up to the facts.
If there is a weakness to be found in this personality type, it would be inflexibility as an ESTJ will hold their view even in the face of heavy resistance. However, an ESTJ who can overcome this rigid mindset will be able to utilize the input of others to maximize their leadership potential.
In social situations, ESTJ’s tend to represent a pillar of the community by organizing and hosting events. Yet, they do know how to project their boisterous personality and have fun mingling with others.
Since ESTJ’s tend to have an innate ability to remember details from past experiences, they thrive in both social and business relationships and are the first to remember names and personal details to be brought up in conversation.
They are often described by others as charismatic, focused and driven.
An ESTJ is likely to seek out a career as a business administrator, financial officer or office manager.
Their ability to quickly identify a person’s needs makes them an ideal sales person or insurance agent. A career in the military or any government organization can also appeal to their respect for law and order.
Famous ESTJ’s include Henry Ford, George W. Bush and Judge Judy who all found a way to utilize the best aspects of their executive personality to enhance their careers and communities.
SJ – Guardian (What does this mean?)
Business Administrator, Financial Officer, Office Manager, Military, Insurance Agent, Salesperson (More)
Andrew Jackson, Saddam Hussein, Billy Graham, Judge Judy, Ivanka Trump, Daisy Ridley (More)
“God, help me to not try to RUN everything. But, if You need some help, just ask.”
E S T J = Elevated Stress Tightens Jaw
Dominant Jungian function:
Extraverted Thinking (Te) – The ability to organize external reality in logical ways (What does this mean?)
Secondary Jungian function:
Introverted Sensing (Si) – The ability to remember the details of past experiences and sense perceptions (What does this mean?)