The ESTJ are strong to the point of being slightly intimidating. You are outspoken and sociable, driven and business-oriented. You are quick to engage and work with others. You radiate power to the people around you. You tend to have strong beliefs and a strong work-ethic. You tend to express your opinions openly and directly, without holding back. You’re competetive and you like to win. You love to talk freely about your thoughts and to have open, serious discussions with others. You enjoy big or large groups and social settings, where you can express yourself without restraint. You’re an expert at what you do and value efficiency and productivity highly. You’re very involved with your community and you want to be someone people can trust and count on.
You tend to be quick to trust and to share with others, freely expressing your ideas and strategies with others. You enjoy share your facts and engaging in logical discussions with others, and while you may struggle with a bit of a temper, you tend to be quick to forgive others. You tend to connect with others unusually quickly, but you connect more about work and about traditions than on an emotional level. You live like a racecar, always forward, often in a fast manner, and it can be difficult for your friends and loved ones to keep track of everything going on in your life. You pride yourself on living up to societal expectations, maintaining your health, being polite, being on time. You are a practical and fairly simple person.
Because of your need for power and order, you tend to frown on sentiment and kind gestures. You value strength and self-reliance. You find politness to often be an obstacle and would rather people just state their opinions openly. ESTJs are driven and proactive and slightly erratic about their values. You often say and do things you regret, but your friends see this as a part of your direct and honest style. As an ESTJ, you tend to be resistant to new ideas and to new suggestions. You’re firm about your beliefs and when you’ve made up your mind, it’s hard to lure you to the other side. Your ideal romantic partner tends to be the ISTP. Their love for logic, their ability to reflect deeply on things, and their thoughtfulness appeals to you greatly.
The ESTJs Four Intelligences
Heroic Extroverted Thinking (Te) – Systematic Intelligence
You will spend your entire life exploring this function, and it will be important to you throughout your entire journey. It represents your ego, your dreams, your conscious experience of “you”. This function is about asserting yourself as a unique person in this world and walking your own journey, being true to yourself. This function is what you love.
Mentor: Introverted Sensing (Si) – Structural Intelligence
This is how you grow and how you improve as a person. Whenever you engage in this function, you’re taking on challenges in life. You’re adding pressure on yourself, and you are in the pursuit of growth and learning opportunities. This function also represents your expectations and the standards you set yourself to.
Sidekick: Extroverted Intuition (Ne) – Interpretative Intelligence
This function helps you bring balance between your expectations and what you aspire towards, and who you are and your most basic desires. This function also represents a secret superpower within a limited field, something you have an unexpected knack for as a hobby.
Rival: Artistic intelligence – Introverted Feeling (Fi)
This function represents your opposing values, the things you find the most tedious and annoying, but which you must sometimes rise up to deal with even if you dislike it. Most of the time, you should avoid making this function a too big influence on your life and your decisions.