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Type theory

Type descriptions - ESTP's

ESTPs are action-oriented and sophisticated. As mates, they are both exciting and charming. They make good promoters and entrepreneurs. 13% of the total population.

Owing to their drive for excitement, ESTPs are often unaware of the long-term consequences of their actions. Not understanding the far reaching implications of their behaviors, ESTPs often find themselves at odds with friends, colleagues, and employers. A quick fix mentality and strong improvisational skills cannot always compensate for the long-term disappointments resulting from shortsighted planning. ESTPs are tough-minded and may appear insensitive when resourceful shortcuts fail to impress a taskmaster. They can quickly become defiant. Those unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of an ESTP's anger or retaliation may soon find that they have a tiger by the tail. If they lose the opportunity to act freely on their impulses, ESTPs abuse rules and regulations laid down by others in an attempt to regain a sense of excitement.

If confinement continues, an ESTP's stress increases. They feel empty and hollow inside, as if dead to the world. Their first impulse is to seek revenge by mocking other people’s values. They become increasingly anti-social and ridicule others with startling displays of disdainful behavior. By causing a scene, ESTPs rejuvenate their fading spirits and at the same time punish their oppressors. Like all SPs under stress, ESTPs get even by undoing the barriers to freedom, especially though gaining the trust and cooperation of others.


This lists represent careers and jobs people of your type tend to enjoy doing. The job requirements are similar to the personality tendencies of your personality type. It is important to remember that this is not a list of all the jobs possible. And it is very important to remember that people can, and frequently do, fill jobs that are dissimilar to their personality. This happens all the time, and sometimes works out quite well.

  • real estate broker
  • chef
  • land developer
  • physical therapist
  • stock broker
  • news reporter
  • fire fighter
  • promoter
  • entrepreneur
  • pilot
  • budget analyst
  • insurance agent
  • management consultant
  • franchise owner
  • electrical engineer
  • aircraft mechanic
  • technical trainer
  • EEG technologist
  • radiological technician
  • emergency medical tech.
  • corrections officer
  • flight attendant