Everybody make room! Here comes the ESTP Personality: The Persuader! ESTPs are Extroverted- (S) Sensing- Thinking- Perceiving. ESTPs make up 10% of the population. Of this number, 37% are females and 63% are males.
ESTP personality traits
ESTPs are even more spontaneous than their “I” counterparts! You can’t tell ’em nuthin’: they learn by doing! These life-lovers are active, fun-loving, straightforward, assertive, practical, inventive, direct, adaptable and persuasive. There is all kinds of personality up in here! ESTPs love being the center of attention and are most likely to assist a magician onstage when a volunteer is needed.
Strengths and weaknesses
The energy of the ESTP allows them to be bold and full of life! They can be rational, practical thinkers. BUT!!! They will look for a way to inject ACTION into a plan or idea. You don’t have to wonder what an ESTP is thinking–they’ll just tell you. In a direct way. And with lots of eye contact! But they’re sociable and awesome at networking with others.
But for every yin is a yang and the ESTP personality is not without some less-than-desirable tendencies. For instance, they can be insensitive. They are “Ts” after all. They don’t want to get in touch with their feelings and definitely don’t want to get in touch with yours. These balls of energy can be impatient and unable to stay focused on a single task for too long. They’re defiant and don’t like structure (surprise!!) so these rule-breakers are generally the group of people who like to take unnecessary risks.
More about ESTPs
ESTPs live in the here and now, man!! So conversations about how to stop pollution and end homelessness will not keep their attention for long. To an ESTP, moving and doing is better than inertia. Like Bart Simpson, fellow ESTPs struggle with regimented school schedules.
ESTPs make natural entrepreneurs: they’re not afraid to take risks, are resourceful, and don’t get hung up on “failures” and “obstacles”. These words are not part of the ESTP vernacular and lucky for us, they usually play well with others!
I’ve done a lot of bad stuff through the years. Now I’m paying the price but there’s so many things I’ll never get a chance to do: smoke a cigarette, use a fake I.D., shave a swear word in my hair… (Sniffling)”
Famous ESTP personalites
- Donald Trump
- Jack Nicholson
- Ernest Hemingway
- Simon Peter, Jesus’ disciple
- Bruce Willis
- Joan Cusack
- Huckleberry Finn
- Vincent Vega, Pulp Fiction
- Samuel L. Jackson
- Bart Simpson
Are YOU an ESTP? Well, “Don’t have a cow, man!” Tell me about it in the comments below 😉