How the STs communicate themselves

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The sensory thinkers, STs, have a rational approach to life. These types are first-class realists. STs are great at maintaining routines and are called “the traditionalist”. Traditionalists are reliable, safe and duty-oriented. The sensory thinkers respect and pride themselves on their ability to follow authority. They all have an eye for detail, and people can really count on them. STs have a unique way of communicating themselves – here follows some information about each type:


The ESTJ personality type prefers to have logical dialogues about factual things. They prefer to discuss practical matters over ideas, but are willing to theorize for the sake of effectiveness. They want things to be done the way they always have been, so they are very eager to inform others about the traditional routines. ESTJs are talkative and often seek out conversation. As an ESTJ, you have no problem with telling people what to do or to give detailed guidelines. You also express your expectations of people, which often are as high as those you put on yourself. The ESTJ personality is very direct and eager to give feedback. This might feel like criticism to other, more sensitive, types. This type is so honest and outspoken that it comes on the cost of politeness. They often have a hard time expressing romantic feelings verbally.


The ISTJ personality type prefers to have logical, practical discussions, in preference about how to improve. ISTJs are less talkative, as they prefer to observe and listen. Despite that, they have no problem with sharing knowledge with others. The ISTJs are great at textbook-knowledge, and have exceptional memory for how things usually gets done. Many ISTJs have a serious yet calm tone and are quite predicable in their conversation style. They like to talk about subjects related to the situation and prefer to keep their private life out of the dialogue. This type is often interested in the details, and ISTJs are likely to remember numbers and names others forget about. ISTJs gives answers, but doesn’t ask many questions. They are sometimes perceived as cold or distant due to their private nature, and they often have a hard time communicating feelings verbally. ISTJs seem secure, knowledgeable and competent.


The ISTP personality type often takes a more observing role in conversation. ISTPs prefer to engage in discussions with few people or not as frequently as most other types. While interested in a dialogue, they are known for asking many questions. The specifics of a matter is something ISTPs value highly, and so they might ask about anything from screw-size to exact time of occurrence. ISTPs like getting things explained, as it is very important for the ISTP to understand how things work. They share observations and experiences, but leave their private life out of the dialogue. The ISTPs can appear emotionally distant because of their private nature, and are often less considerate or aware of the feelings of others. The ISTP often dislike expressing emotions. ISTPs are more about giving advice than prone to giving feedback, although they are eager to give recommendations.


The ESTP personality type enjoys realistic conversations about present events. They like to talk about happenings (such as sport events), hobbies, and activities they share with others. ESTPs seek conversation, and are likely to find many different kinds of conversations rewarding. As they speak with enthusiasm and interest, they like to know all details of a story. ESTPs are supportive of others’ ideas and opinions, since the healthy ESTP naturally has a very open mind. ESTPs might unintentionally come off as rude, just because they are so quick to speak their minds. The outspoken and sometimes critical ESTPs aren’t always as considerate of the feelings of others. But ESTPs know how to keep a conversation and can engage almost anyone in participating, which is partly due to their ability to adapt combined with them being so observant about their environment.


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