ESTP Careers

When it comes to ESTPs’ career options, "action" is the word of the day. People with the ESTP personality type think on their feet and are great at making quick decisions in the heat of the moment. At the same time, they’re affable people who always seem to make friends and connections wherever they go. Popularity and solid networking can be huge assets in the working world, and ESTPs nail it.

ESTP careers

This social intelligence, combined with ESTPs’ natural boldness and improvisational skill, makes sales, business negotiations, marketing, even acting – any tense, competitive environment – a great fit. ESTP personalities trust themselves to make the right call. Risks, big and small, are a part of life, and ESTPs don’t sit around waiting for some boss at the top to tell them what to do. This can get ESTPs into trouble, but often enough it’s exactly what’s needed, and can boost them up the career ladder just as well.

It’s hard to imagine ESTPs choosing secure but boring jobs over less stable but more exciting careers.

Restrictions, rules, highly structured environments – these are great ways to drive ESTPs crazy. People with this personality type live life on their own terms, and this makes them brilliant entrepreneurs and freelancers. These roles also allow them to delegate the more tedious aspects of work, the accounting, meticulous research and so forth, to those better suited.

ESTPs are curious, energetic people with a taste for action. There are those who analyze and manage the logistics of public safety resource distribution, and there are those who drive the ambulances, patrol the streets, and save lives with their own two hands – ESTP personalities are the latter. They are highly observant yet impatient, enabling them to take in the whole of a situation at a glance, and act. Any emergency response role is great for ESTPs, whether it be as paramedics, police officers, or soldiers.

There’s Nothing to It – Just Sit Down and Bleed Your Passion

This quality of living in the moment and craving immediate results for their efforts translates well into another field: sports. The thrill of competition, of pushing themselves to the physical limit to rack up just one more point for the win can have no comparison for ESTPs. Whether they are on the field as athletes themselves, coaching from the sidelines or commentating from high above, people with the ESTP personality type revel in well-honed team effort and a well-executed plan, and any of these positions makes a fine line of work for them.

5 years ago
This article seems centered around jobs traditionally chosen by men. I don't see any careers that a woman would be more likely to choose.
5 years ago
Being a woman estp, I am prone to try ANY activity that includes men and/or women. I was in the military and worked in sales and volunteer for an emergency crisis center, so I think that women who would normally take a traditional role in the workplace, will find some rewarding experiences with 'male' typical jobs or even extracurricular activities. I have no regrets...and now I know what kinds of things I will never want to do for a career. Women can do anything that men can do, and sometimes better...and sometimes not better, but I think women are more willing to try men roles than vise versa. Good luck to you.
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