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Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceptive

 

 

ESTPs are action-oriented individuals. They can look at a situation and swiftly come up with a solution to finish the job. Optimistic and enthusiastic, they are not afraid of taking risks. Rather than sticking to a plan, they live for the moment and improvise their actions. They get pleasure from acting on their impulses. Many enjoy activities involving thrill, risk, and competitive games, which they play to win.

 

ESTPs have an incredible ability to pick up on details from their environment. Noticing subtle nonverbal cues, they are quick to perceive what others are thinking and where the situation is going. They can be found working as salespeople, emergency room physicians and athletes.

 

Bombastic and generous, ESTPs can be intensely charming to people they are interested in. Living for the present moment, they generally do not like commitment, at least when they are young. When they decide to be in a relationship, they are fun and adventurous, bringing new ideas and activities to daily living.

 

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

 

About 4% of the U.S. population is ESTP.



Famous ESTPs

 

Babe Didrikson Zaharias, US baseball player

Bruce Willis, actor (Die Hard)

Chuck Yeager, US Air Force General

Eddie Murphy, actor (Beverly Hills Cop)

Ernest Hemingway, writer

Jack Nicholson, actor (The Shining)

James Buchanan, US president

Jimmy Conners, tennis player

Lucille Ball, actor (I Love Lucy)

Madonna, singer

Michael J. Fox, actor (Back to the Future)

Natalie Cole, performer

 

Fictional

 

Catherine Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights)

Louie DaPalma (Taxi)

Peter Griffin (Family Guy)

Thor (Thor)

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers Briggs psychology determines 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.

ESTP Personality

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ESTPs are action-oriented individuals. Expending little time on hesitation, they look at a situation, swiftly come up with a solution, and finish the job. Optimistic and enthusiastic, they are not afraid of taking risks.

 

Rather than sticking to a plan, they live for the moment and improvise their actions. They get pleasure from acting on their impulses. Many enjoy activities involving thrill, risk, and competitive games, which they play to win.

 

ESTPs have an incredible ability to pick up on details from their environment. Noticing subtle nonverbal cues, they are quick to perceive what others are thinking and where the situation is going. Usually several steps ahead of the other person, ESTPs can take advantage of the opportunities in the given situation. They also have exceptional visual memories, which they rely on to solve new challenges.

 

In the public realm, they are energetic, creative people who are fun to be around. They have an uncanny ability to tell stories and to come up with activities. Their actions are enlivened by their theatrical flair or shock-value. On the other hand, ESTPs at home are not particularly talkative, as they enjoy activities more than conversation.

 

Because they are competitive, they pay particular attention to their social standing. They tend to maintain a flawless public image using physical entities that appeal to the senses. In other words, they are likely to be exceptionally sharp dressers, have sophisticated mannerisms, and know the best restaurants in the city.

 

To an ESTP, the rules of the establishment serve as guidelines rather than mandates. If they decide that something needs to be done, they will get it done uninhibited by the external rules. This is because ESTPs typically define right and wrong in their own terms. Out of personal integrity, they stick firmly to their own principles to do what they think is right.

 

Preferring to use their senses, ESTPs do not typically utilize their intuition. As a result, they do not make conclusions based on "soft" data and are skeptical of conclusions drawn from other people's intuition. Along the same lines, they prefer practicality over theory. While ESTPs are very logical and can absorb large amounts of data, they may become bored in the realm of formal education. This is especially true in classes that emphasize theoretical thinking and lack concrete stimulation and challenges.

 

They perform well in fast-paced careers that utilize their energy, perceptiveness, and swift logic. They excel at jobs in sales and negotiation. Many also become entrepreneurs, for they are quick to see new opportunities and eager to get things started. They have difficulty following through with their plans, but they are able to sell others on the idea to get the help they need. In addition, with their perceptiveness and hands-eye coordination, they have a natural advantage as emergency room physicians, athletes, and soldiers.

 

 

Their Cognitive Functions


1. (E)xtraverted (S)ensing: the ability to pick up on immediate details of the surroundings and grasp how it fits into the rest of the environment. As their primary function, ESTPs are able to fully engage with the moment, quickly responding to what is happening around them.

 

2. Introverted (T)hinking: the ability to construct a network of logical connections suggested by external events. As their secondary function, ESTPs are able to logically understand complex concepts.

 

3. Extraverted Feeling: the ability to form conclusions about people and to socially organize others. As their tertiary function, ESTPs have some ability to read into other people's emotions.

 

4. Introverted Intuition: the ability to perceive the unconscious world and see the underlying patterns behind events. As their inferior function, ESTPs are often unaware of the symbolic meaning behind events and do not see the value of abstract theory.

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers-Briggs personalities determine 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.

ESTP Relationships


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Before a Relationship

 

Bombastic and generous, ESTPs can be intensely charming to people they are interested in, especially initially. They live exciting, fast-paced lives that make people notice them. Because they are keenly in-tune with their environment, they are often athletic and carry a particular sensual attractiveness.

 

Living for the present moment, ESTPs generally do not like commitment, at least when they are young. As a result, they may jump from relationship to relationship, approaching each one with optimism. Some ESTPs dislike this tendency, some thrive on it. These bonds are often temporary, and the ESTP leaves when a new pursuit awaits.

 

However, many eventually feel the need to settle down. When that point comes, ESTPs can be very loyal and committed, although they may need to remind themselves of their commitment daily.

 

During a relationship

 

A relationship with an ESTP can be fun and adventurous. They bring new ideas and activities to the present, keeping day-to-day life fresh and exciting.

 

ESTPs have a tendency to avoid conflict, choosing to internalize their frustrations instead of discussing it with their partners. This can sometimes put them in a difficult position where they want to please their partners but still assert their frustration. An ESTP in such a situation may be agreeable on the outside, but spend more time at the office as a form of passive resistance. If there is too much interpersonal tension in the relationship, they are likely to leave entirely.

 

Because ESTPs interact with their partners through their actions, they are not likely to express their affection verbally. They may appear empathetic because they can pick up on subtle nonverbal cues, but they are not truly in tune with the feelings of others. In fact, sometimes their words are unintentionally hurtful, despite their desire to be amiable. It is not that ESTPs do not care about people's feelings, but that their decision-making process is based on logic and do not take into account emotions. For ESTPs in a relationship with a feelings-oriented individual, they may want to consciously make an effort to verbalize their affection.

 

 

Sex

 

ESTPs approach sex as a physical way for two people to enjoy the present moment. Experiencing sex through their five senses, they are keen to make sure their partners are pleasured in a sensual, physical way. Along the same lines, they pay particular attention to the aesthetics of their mates. They come up with fun, new ways of enjoying intimacy.

 

 

Compatibility


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

 

With a strong Extraverted Sensing function, ESTPs are better understood and appreciated by other Sensors.  With the Perceiving characteristic, ESTPs are naturally the ones who "see all the possibilities". Thus, they are better paired with Judgers, who can "pick the best choices".  Specifically, they are most suitable with those who have strong Introverted Sensing functions, such as the ISFJ and the ISTJ. How this is derived can be found here.

 

 

ESTP - ISFJ

 

ESTPs bring spontaneity, mental stimulation, and new ways to do things to to the ISFJ's life. By enjoying life to its fullest, they give the ISFJs a sense of purpose and appreciation. ISFJs' reliability and faithful commitment provide ESTPs with stability, both emotionally and in practical matters. With their nurturing care and decision-making skills, ISFJs allow ESTPs to enjoy life without losing direction.

 

 

ESTP - ISTJ

 

ESTPs bring spontaneity, mental stimulation, and new ways to do things to the ISTJ's life. They provide the ISTJ with novel ventures to pursue. ISTJs' reliability and sense of duty provide ESTPs with stability and security, especially in practical matters. With their organization and decision-making skills, ISTJs allow ESTPs to pursue new activities without losing direction.

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers-Briggs typology determines 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.

ESTP Career & Other Info

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How ESTPs relate to other Types


ESTP: 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.

ISTP: 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.

ESTJ: 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.

ISTJ: 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.

ENFJ: 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.

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

ENTJ: 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.

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

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

ISFP: 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.

ESFJ: 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.

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

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

INFP: 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.

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

INTP: 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.



ESTPs As a Parent

 

Free and spontaneous in their own lives, ESTPs are not inclined to enforce a rigid structure on their children. Rather, they enjoy engaging in fun activities with their children and teaching them knowledge as the moment arises. They do not see themselves as better than others or have the best plan for everything. Thus, they tend to interact with their children as friends, rather than as an authoritarian figure. While they have no problem laying down discipline, they rarely see the need for it. They may feel awkward expressing their affection, but they typically develop a deep friendship with their kids.

 

Although they can often think of quick new ways to make money, they often take risks with their finances and do not plan for the future. Thus, their partners are usually the ones who manage the money.

 

 

ESTP Occupations

 

ESTPs enjoy careers that provide a changing environment with plenty of new experiences and people. They like to use their creative logic to come up with solutions to immediate, tactical challenges using the resources available. Their ideal workplace has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where they are in charge of their own schedule. They like to see the tangible results of their work. They prefer practical, hands-on projects over theoretical ones. They thrive in environments where they can respond to people, take risks, and think on their feet.

 

 

Potential Career Path (ESTP Jobs)

 

Air Traffic Controller

Airline Pilot

Athletic Trainer

Bartender

Biologist

Budget Analyst

Building Inspector

Carpenter

Chef

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Information Officer

Chiropractor

Civil Engineer

Cost Estimator

Exercise Physiologist

Factory Supervisor

Farmer or Rancher

Financial Planner

Firefighter

Fitness Instructor

Flight Attendant

Flight Engineer

Forester

General Contractor

Hotel Manager

Insurance Agent

Land Developer

Landscape Architect

Mechanic

Mechanical Engineer

Military Officer

Paramedic

Police Officer

Property Manager

Radiology Technician

Real Estate Broker

Respiratory Therapist

Restaurant Owner

Sales Engineer

Sales Manager

Stockbroker

Surveyor

Television Reporter

Vocational Teacher

 

 

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 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.