The list of typical ESTJ careers is quite clear and straightforward, just as the description of their personality. ESTJs can be fairly flexible as far as their careers are concerned, but their traits push them in a certain direction and we will discuss this in a greater detail below. As always, please feel free to leave a comment below – we would really appreciate your suggestions, ideas or criticism.
First of all, the keystone of the ESTJ personality and their careers is a profound respect for tradition, stability and security. ESTJs are very loyal and dependable – people with this personality type will do everything in order to meet their commitments and fulfill their duties. Unsurprisingly, some of the best and most common ESTJ careers are in the military, police or legal fields. There is a reason why ESTJs are often called “model citizens” – and they do their best to project and maintain this image throughout their careers.
Second, ESTJs have many inherent leadership traits and genuinely enjoy organizing people. Their internal principles and values tend to be very clearly expressed; furthermore, ESTJs loathe disorganization and ineptitude – these traits make them fearsome, but highly efficient in the later, managerial stages of their careers. ESTJs also love putting new structures in place and are remarkably thorough. These traits make ESTJs brilliant business administrators, auditors and financial officers in the corporate world – such and similar careers are excellent choices for ESTJs. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, ESTJs also tend to be good sales representatives.
Finally, best ESTJ careers make good use of their hard work, honesty and motivation. ESTJs are also known for sticking to their projects until they are completed, no matter how hard it is. These traits are very important when it comes to advancing in a career – and ESTJs are well versed in this respect.
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