ESTJ - Supervisor

Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judgment

 

ESTJs use their logic to carry out the necessary changes in the world. They are perpetually surveying their environment to see what is working and what is not, allowing them to quickly decide what needs to be done. Confident and determined, they are natural-born leaders. They enjoy organizing people and enforcing rules to make sure that plans are fulfilled.

 

ESTJs are driven by their sense of responsibility and sacrifice. They value efficiency, order, and continuity. As a result, they respect and enforce traditions, laws, and societal institutions. They are guided by their strong underlying set of principles to maintain a righteous and secure world. ESTJs are found in business management, finance, and law enforcement.

 

ESTJs are respected in their community. When an ESTJ has decided to commit to a relationship, that commitment will be lifelong. They will put in maximal effort to make sure that it works, as they seek stability and security. ESTJs must feel that they can understand their partners logically, or else they may not understand them at all.

 

Unlike Instincts compatibility, Personality compatibility is largely based on personal preference. However, general patterns do exist. Many ESTJs find themselves to be most compatible with ISTPs and INTPs. Generally speaking, they prefer long-term relationships with Thinking and Perceptive types. More on compatibility can be found under the "In Relationships" tab.

 

About 10% of the U.S. population is ESTJ.

 

 

Famous ESTJs

 

Andrew Jackson, US president

Elliot Ness, Prohibitionist

Felicity Huffman, actor (Desperate Housewives)

Franklin Pierce, US president

Grover Cleveland, US president

Harry S. Truman, US president

James Monroe, US president

John D. Rockefeller, US industrialist

John Heywood, collector of English colloquialisms)

Lyndon B. Johnson, US president

Rev. Billy Graham, reverend

Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart

William Harrison, US president

 

Fictional

 

Lucy (Charles Schultz's Peanuts character)

Mrs. Harbottle (Herriott, All Creatures Great and Small)

Mrs. Rachel Lynde (Anne of Green Gables)

The Mayor (The Music Man)

Two-Face (Dark Knight)

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers Briggs personality types determine their day-to-day interactions. Although Myers Briggs dating is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

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Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.

ESTJ Personality

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ESTJs use their logic to carry out the necessary changes in the world. They are perpetually surveying their environment to see what is working and what is not, allowing them to quickly decide what needs to be done. Confident and determined, ESTJs are natural-born leaders. They enjoy organizing people and enforcing rules to make sure that plans are fulfilled. They are driven by their sense of responsibility and sacrifice.

 

They are grounded in practicality and reality, utilizing facts more than theory. However, if they decide that a theory is applicable to achieving a concrete goal, they will readily incorporate its merits. Along similar lines, if the establishment or someone that the ESTJ respects presents a strategy, the ESTJ would readily enforce the plan if it is congruent with their core principles.

 

ESTJs value efficiency, order, and continuity. As a result, they respect and enforce traditions, laws, and societal institutions. They are guided by their strong underlying set of principles to maintain a righteous and secure world. ESTJs are responsible citizens who may be found at town hall meetings, the voting booth, and other civil engagements. They will reliably honor birthdays, holidays, and family obligations.

 

ESTJs enjoy the company of others and like many other types, need a sense of belonging. Since they value normality and stability, much of their humor allude to situations in which someone was not "normal." They can be fun and outgoing in social functions pertaining to family, work, or the community. They like to keep people who share their values close to them. They form loyal, committed friendships, often checking in on their friends now and then to make sure the bond is maintained. On the other hand, they have little interest in those with dissimilar value systems.

 

Having great personal presence and communication skills, they are effective at organizing people to work on their objectives. They utilize a well-worked out system of social rituals in their approach to interpersonal relations. However, they sometimes do not place enough value on people's feelings, which is a pitfall that they usually recognize. As a result, many put forth great effort to learn how to correctly operate in situations requiring feelings. In addition, ESTJs may feel very alone when stressed. They may feel underappreciated or misunderstood, although they are unlikely to express their feelings verbally.

 

ESTJs take pride in hard work. They respect and enforce workplace hierarchies as they believe power and position are earned by experience. Dependable and authoritative, ESTJs excel in the realm of business management, finance, and law enforcement. Many are also found in the military or in athletics, in which they may rise to leadership positions.

 

 

Their Cognitive Functions

 

1. (E)xtraverted (T)hinking: the ability to apply logic and order to the external world. As their primary function, ESTJs can solve challenges logically and decisively, putting them in positions of leadership.

 

2. Introverted (S)ensing: the ability to remember facts in an internally organized fashion. As their second function, ESTJs have a well-organized memory of details and facts.

 

3. Extraverted Intuition: the ability to see patterns in events and to see possibilities of where things may go. As their tertiary function, ESTJs have some ability to imagine future possibilities.

 

4. Introverted Feeling: the ability to form emotional conclusions that act as a source of ethics, ideals, and moral vision. As their inferior function, ESTJs do not trust their emotions, instead seeing it as a weakness.

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers-Briggs psychology determines their day-to-day interactions. Although MBTI dating is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

SIGN UP: Find your Instincts and meet compatible members! We are non-profit and free. Members can chat with each other or discuss topics on our forum.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.

ESTJ Relationships


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Before a Relationship

 

ESTJs are popular and respected in their community. Many people are attracted to them, bolstered by the fact that ESTJs tend to be physically fit. However, they usually only enter relationships when they have the time and when there is long-term potential.

 

 

During a Relationship

 

When an ESTJ has decided to commit to a relationship, that commitment will be lifelong. They will put in maximal effort to make sure that it works, as they seek stability and security.

 

The words of approval or criticism from an ESTJ can be interpreted at face value, for ESTJs are direct and honest. In addition, seeing it as their duty to protect their loved ones, ESTJs are very good at shielding their partners from harm. Sometimes they would instruct their partners on how to behave in certain situations. While their sense of responsibility is largely a positive trait, sometimes it may come off as being controlling, especially when they are paired with an incompatible partner.

 

ESTJs are very confident in their knowledge and decision-making. This confidence is generally attractive to potential partners. However, in situations of disagreement, ESTJs may believe too strongly in their own viewpoints and have difficulty appreciating those of others. This may be problematic to relationships, for their partners may feel stifled. ESTJs can benefit by seeing the value in other people's opinions, even if these opinions do not readily fall into their logical system.

 

ESTJs are not in-tune with feelings, be it their own or their partners'. They feel uncomfortable operating in this realm, and would often apply logic to situations that require emotions. ESTJs must understand their partner logically, or they will not understand him or her at all. If the ESTJ's partner is more emotionally inclined, that person may feel alone, despite sufficient conversation. The ESTJ may sense that the partner is not interested or is holding back, and may try to fix the problem with even more logic. The partner may need to explicitly discuss the importance of feelings in regards to the relationship's well-being.

 

 

Sex

 

In regards to sex, the ESTJs are energetic, powerful, and athletic. Sex is largely a physical experience to them, as opposed to a chance to share love and affection. With partners who are more emotional, it behooves ESTJs to verbally reaffirm their love. Traditionally oriented, they prefer sex at the proper time and location.

 

 

Compatibility

 

Unlike Instincts compatibility, Personality compatibility is largely based on personal preference. However, general patterns do exist.

 

With a strong Extraverted Thinking function, ESTJs are better understood and appreciated by other Thinkers. With the Judging characteristic, ESTJs are naturally the ones who "steer the ship". Thus, they are better paired with Perceivers, who tend to "go with the flow". Specifically, they are most suitable with those who have strong Introverted Thinking functions, such as the ISTP and the INTP. How this is derived can be found here.

 

 

ESTJ - ISTP

 

ISTPs provide ESTJs with unique ways to solve problems and a different source of logical evaluation. Independent and respectful of other people's space, ISTPs allow ESTJs to be themselves in a mutually respectful relationship. ESTJs take into consideration the ISTPs' observations to make better decisions. ESTJs allow ISTPs to freely pursue their interests while maintaining a stable, well-maintained environment.

 

 

ESTJ - INTP

 

INTPs provide ESTJs with unique ideas and a different approach to thinking. Logical and low-maintenance in emotional needs, INTPs allow ESTJs to be themselves in a mutually respectful relationship. ESTJs learn from the INTPs' ideas to make better decisions in life. ESTJs help INTPs pursue their intellectual ambitions in a stable, well-maintained environment.

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers-Briggs personalities determine their day-to-day interactions. Although Myers-Briggs matchmaking is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

SIGN UP: Find your Instincts and meet compatible members! We are non-profit and free. Members can chat with each other or discuss topics on our forum.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.

ESTJ Career & Other Info

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How ESTJs relate to other Types


ESTJ: Identity - They are the same types. Feeling like they are competing in the same space, the two may initially oppose each other. However, they usually recognize their similarities and begin to cooperate.

ISTJ: Pal - Similar worldviews, goals, and thoughts. The Introvert is more original while the Extravert is better at implementing ideas and plans. They get along at work and at play.

ESTP: Complement - They have interests in similar realms but their strengths have opposite emphasis. They solve the same problem with different approaches and for different reasons.

ISTP: Contrast - They have the same order of functions but the Introvert/Extravert direction of each function is reversed. They have similar interests but the Perceiver thinks of possibilities while the Judger thinks of plans. They have different goals and opposite emphasis in strengths.

ENFP: Supplement -They have the same functions in different order. One's weaker strengths are the other's stronger strengths. Their strengths can add to each other.

INFP: Anima - They have the same functions but in reverse order. Each sees the other as having strengths that the former wishes to improve upon.

ENTP: Suitemate - The two enjoy the same environment and have little interpersonal friction. They do not have anything in common but can enjoy everyday activities together.

INTP: Cohort - The two find each other in the same activities only when one is stressed out and wishes to "escape" from normalcy.

ESFJ: Companion - They have the same primary function. The two have a mutual understanding of each other and can talk on a deep, honest level.

ISFJ: Tribesman - They have similar cultures and are often found in the same social groups. They have different strengths and will be pursuing goals independent of each other.

ESFP: Advisor - Each has insight that the other lacks. They find each other to be a source of fresh perspectives and enjoy each other's company.

ISFP: Pedagogue - Each has insight and strength that the other lacks. They develop a parent-child relationship.

ENFJ: Enigma - They are complete mysteries to each other. They have different goals and strengths.

INFJ: Novelty - Their differences are so striking that they are curious about each other. They sometimes run into conflict due to their fundamental differences in worldview.

ENTJ: Neighbor - The two are often found in the same jobs or walks of life, but they reached their position through completely different means.

INTJ: Counterpart - The two perform the same functions but are in different realms. They have mutual respect for each other but do not necessarily wish they had the same skillset as the other.



ESTJs As Parents

 

They take their parental duties very seriously. They emphasize discipline, moral code, and tradition to their children. Believing parents and children should adhere to their respective domains, they expect their children to be respectful and dutiful to their parents. They make rules and assign roles to their family members. They typically raise children that can fit nicely into society. However, if their child is spontaneous and imaginative by nature, their strict parenting style and their predisposition towards practicality may create a barrier between parent and child.

 

Financial distress is usually not a problem for their relationships, as they are likely to choose careers that provide financial security and upwards mobility. Their homes are typically well-kept and efficient.

 

 

ESTJ Occupations

 

ESTJs need careers that provide responsibility and leadership opportunities. They excel in careers that rely on factual knowledge, organization, and logical decision-making. Projects that call for practical solutions, rather than abstract or philosophical ones, are best. They prefer structured, hierarchical environments where everyone is busy working together to get things done. They wish to eventually reach a position where their experience is respected and where they can make decisions and enforce the rules. They like their contributions to be evaluated in fair, logical ways.

 

 

Potential Career Paths (ESTJ Jobs)

 

    Airline Pilot

    Athletic Trainer

    Attorney

    Auditor

    Budget Analyst

    Building Inspector

    Chef

    Chief Financial Officer

    Chief Information Officer

    Civil Engineer

    Cost Estimator

    Credit Analyst

    Database Administrator

    Dentist

    Factory Supervisor

    Farmer or Rancher

    Financial Counselor

    Flight Engineer

    Funeral Director

    General Contractor

    Hotel Manager

    Industrial Engineer

    Insurance Adjuster

    Insurance Agent

    Judge

    Management Consultant

    Mechanical Engineer

    Military Officer

    Office Manager

    Paralegal

    Pharmacist

    Physician

    Police Officer

    Project Manager

    Property Manager

    Public Administrator

    Purchasing Agent

    Real Estate Agent

    Real Estate Appraiser

    Restaurant Owner

    Sales Engineer

    Sales Manager

    School Principal

    Stockbroker

    Vocational Teacher

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers Briggs typology determines their day-to-day interactions. Although using Myers Briggs in relationships is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

SIGN UP: Find your Instincts and meet compatible members! We are non-profit and free. Members can chat with each other or discuss topics on our forum.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.