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ESTP Personality


Entrepreneurs are savvy, energetic, and very perceptive people who truly enjoy living on the edge.

A scene representing the ESTP personality type (Entrepreneur). A famous male ESTP skier stands confidently in the snow, with pine trees and a mountain in the background. The skier is the center of attention, smiling while two fans – a male and a female – excitedly take his picture and ask for an autograph. The overall scene conveys a sense of adventure, boldness, sociability, and popularity.
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People with the ESTP personality type (Entrepreneurs) can bring practically any party to life with their vibrant disposition – the best way to spot them is to look for the whirling eddy of people flitting about them as they move from group to group. Laughing and entertaining with a blunt and earthy humor, they love to be the center of attention.

ESTP personalities have an enviable imagination and an invigorating sense of spontaneity that tends to keep people on their toes. They love exploring interesting ideas, both in discussion and by going out and seeing for themselves, which means that ESTPs always seem to have some fun activity hidden up their sleeves. At the same time, they are easygoing, tolerant, and charming, making them naturally quite popular.

ESTPs are usually the life of any social gathering. Their charismatic storytelling and exhilaration for life create a contagious energy that most find hard to resist.

A Zest for Life

Hands-on, energetic activities like team sports and concerts are ESTPs’ idea of fun, and these environments give them plenty of chances to make new friends. There is little difficulty for them here – they seem to get along with just about everyone and to make new friends wherever they go. ESTPs live in the moment, and as a naturally confident personality type, they don’t worry much about what others think of them. This attracts friends who share their attitude and zest for life.

ESTP (Entrepreneur) friends

While not opposed to long philosophical discussions, and often enjoying the intellectual exercise, ESTPs are unlikely to develop friendships based solely around one-on-one discussions about global economic challenges or the role of religion in politics. Straightforward to the point of being blunt, people with this personality type call it like they see it, and an honest opinion in debate is a sure thing. But at their heart, ESTPs are people of action, preferring to do what can be done than to talk about what might someday be.

Adventure Awaits

Sitting idle, especially in boredom, is the bane of ESTPs’ existence.

Exploration, excitement, adrenaline, and risk – ESTPs’ friends should be prepared for all of these things. Often enough they are happy to perform for the crowd, but they also tend to encourage their friends to join in. Most personality types might take “thanks but no thanks” personally, but ESTPs are comfortable with who they are, and they are more likely to just shrug their shoulders and move on with the friends in their life who are game for adventure.