- Dedicated. ESTJ personalities take their duties very seriously and do not abandon tasks just because they have become difficult or boring. ESTJs can also spend a lot of time and effort on causes that they care deeply about.
- Enjoy creating order. ESTJs strongly dislike chaos and do their best to define rules, structures and roles in the environment that they see as too chaotic.
- Excellent organizers. ESTJ personalities know how to manage people and distribute tasks and responsibilities. They are excellent team leaders, especially from the administrative perspective.
- Loyal, patient and reliable. ESTJs value stability and security, and do their best to be responsible and reliable members of their company, community or family.
- Strong-willed. People with this personality type have strong beliefs and rarely give them up regardless of the opposition – more likely than not, they will defend their ideas and principles relentlessly.
- Direct and honest. ESTJs dislike reading between the lines and prefer simple and straightforward answers. They are more interested in facts than ideas or opinions.
- Often too inflexible and stubborn. ESTJs often focus so much on traditions and their own principles that they may hastily dismiss unconventional ideas or methods that might be more effective than the “old ways”.
- Judgmental. People with the ESTJ personality type tend to have strong convictions about what is right and socially acceptable, and do not tolerate any deviations. They are likely to comment on or criticize such behavior, believing that it is their duty to make things right.
- May have difficulties expressing their emotions. ESTJs value facts and rationality, placing them above sensitivity and emotions. Consequently, they may have difficulties understanding other people’s feelings and expressing their own.
- Find it difficult to relax. ESTJ personalities may focus too much on what is expected of them, forgetting to relax – or worrying what people might think of them if they do.
- May focus too much on their social status. ESTJs value their social status very highly, and seek to be respected by their friends, colleagues and relatives. Consequently, they may often pay too little attention to their own needs and wishes.
- Uncomfortable with unconventional solutions. People with this personality type prefer tried and tested solutions – they may be uncomfortable with sudden change or get stressed when there is a need to try something completely new.
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