Focus on the here and now (Source)
ESTPs are hands-on learners who live in the moment, seeking the best in life, wanting to share it with their friends.
The ESTP is open to situations, able to improvise to bring about desired results. They are active people who want to solve their problems rather than simply discuss them.
ESTPs are high energy extroverts who maximize each moment to get the best out of life. They are gregarious and sociable which often makes them the center of attention whether they are at work or a social event.
An ESTP will be open to new situations, and they are often the first to volunteer to demonstrate or learn a new skill whenever the opportunity arises.
ESTPs prefer to actively participate in solving a problem rather than sitting around discussing a solution.
They tend to jump into projects and thrive on the mental stimulation that comes from making critical decisions in the moment.
Due to their desire to follow their own moral compass, ESTPs will sometimes encounter challenges when dealing with authority figures.
An ESTP may find it difficult to work in highly organized environments that require a great deal of focused discussions.
Formal education and regimented work schedules interfere with their desire to learn through hands-on experiences. However, ESTPs who manage to harness their energy long enough to complete their formal learning can go on to experience high achievements.
An ESTP will be a natural group leader who can quickly identify the strengths and weaknesses of each member of their team.
ESTPs have a unique knack for picking up on slight details such as a change in a person’s facial expressions and body language.
As soon as an ESTP senses an unspoken thought or shift in mood from another individual, they are quick to bring it into the open and ask questions to get to the heart of the matter. While this ability to perceive the motives of others can be beneficial, it can also be off-putting to those who prefer not to have their secrets revealed so easily.
The passionate and energetic nature of ESTPs make them ideal entrepreneurs provided they can enjoy active participation in running their business.
Hands-on careers, such as construction, emergency services and the military are also ideal careers for an ESTP. They also thrive in the public eye and may enjoy working as a salesperson, comedian or actor.
Eddie Murphy, Madonna and Bruce Willis are among the more well-known ESTPs.
As long as an ESTP can harness their high energy and point it in a positive direction, they can conquer any challenge they encounter while promoting success for everyone with whom they come in contact.
SP – Artisan (What does this mean?)
Construction Worker, Entrepreneur, Firefighter, Laborer, Marketer, Military, Paramedic, Salesperson (More)
Winston Churchill, Mike Tyson, Donald Trump, L. Ron Hubbard, Milla Jovovavich, Malcolm X, Epicurus (More)
“God help me to take responsibility for my own actions, even though they’re usually NOT my fault.”
E S T P = Extraordinarily Smooth Talking Persuader
Dominant Jungian function:
Extraverted Sensing (Se) – The ability to experience the sensory details in what is happening right now (What does this mean?)
Secondary Jungian function:
Introverted Thinking (Ti) – The ability to categorize ideas into logical systems and frameworks (What does this mean?)