Awareness without action is worthless. Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.
– Dr. Phil
Today, I would like to talk about the ESTJ. This is a personality type that is good with people and very logical.
To understand any personality type we must understand the functions and how those functions work together to make this personality type. In the ESTJ, the first letter is E which stands for Extroverted this means that the ESTJ enjoys being with people. Then comes S which stands for Sensing and this means that they tend to look more at the physical world rather than the abstract. After the S comes the T standing for Thinker which means that they would rather be logical than emotional. Lastly, J which stands for Judger and means that they would prefer to plan ahead rather than just jump into things and be spontaneous.
Now that we understand the functions that make up the ESTJ, let’s look at how these functions work together to make a unique personality type.
This is a personality type that tends to be a leader. The logical way that the ESTJ thinks of things makes them good at leading and solving difficult dilemmas.
The ESTJ will stand by what they believe and are not easily moved on their view points.
ESTJs tend to be very organized. They like for everything to be in its place.
ESTJs are very logical. They like facts. They would rather that things are concrete rather than abstract.
They are very much here and now people. ESTJs live in the present. They don’t have time to worry about abstract concepts.
The ESTJ is a traditionalist. They follow the rules. They know that there is a reason for the rules, and so they follow them. They tend to believe that since something has worked in the past that that will work now, and quite often they are correct.
They enjoy belonging. The ESTJ will often join groups and clubs that have similar views on things.
ESTJs are very responsible. If they feel that it is their duty to get something done, they will get it done.
In many ways they are the classic idea of a good citizen. The ESTJ will try to help others, follow the rules, and make sure that everyone joins in.
Although, ESTJs may sound like they never have fun, that is completely wrong. ESTJs enjoy being with people and participating in group activities. At parties, they tend to be closer to the center of things.
The ESTJ has a darker side just like all the other personality types, and I would like to take a few minutes to talk about that since to understand a personality type one must understand the entire personality type and not just apart of it.
When ESTJs go dark, they tend to think that they know what is best in every situation and that everyone else should obey them.
Of course, this is the worst case scenario, but it does help to understand a personality type.
To fully understand a personality type one must also understand those that have that personality type, that is why I am including two lists, one of people who have this personality type and one of fictional characters who have this personality type.
Real Life ESTJs Include:
Lyndon B. Johnson
John. D Rockefeller
Fictional ESTJs Include:
Nick Fury (The Avengers)
Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
Rachel Lynde (Anne of Green Gables)
Maximus (Disney’s Tangled)
Peter Pevensie (Chronicles of Narnia)
Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
I hope that this post has helped you to understand this personality type better. If you are interested in learning more this site has some good information: ESTJ.