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Known as The Executive or Supervisor, ESTJs are:

  • Responsible - they are dependable and dutiful almost from infancy.

  • Honorable - they bring a sense of honor and duty to every facet of their lives, whether it is in their business dealings, or personal relationships with friends and family.

  • Structured - they are the best at scheduling orderly procedures and in detailing rules and regulations.

  • Forceful - they not only establish rules and procedures, but are eager to enforce them.

  • Authoritative - they are comfortable issuing orders, so demands, commands, requests, and directions come easily from them.

  • Experienced -  they earn their way to the top, with careful steps, and are not apt to take shortcuts or the easy way. 


Some ESTJs can also be:

  • Inflexible

  • Stubborn

  • Uncomfortable with Ambiguity

  • Judgmental

  • Too Focused on Social Status

  • Difficult to Relax

  • Difficult to Express Emotions

Under stress, ESTJs may become hypercritical and controlling.


How ESTJs typically operate in the workplace:

  • As Subordinates - they are hard-working and do things by the book.

  • As Colleagues - they enjoy the hustle and bustle of well-organized workplaces.

  • As Managers - they take genuine pleasure in organizing others into effective teams, and as managers they have no better opportunity to do so.


Other well-known ESTJs include:

  • John D. Rockefeller

  • Sonia Sotomayor

  • Frank Sinatra

  • Martha Stewart

  • Vince Lombardi

  • Estee Lauder

  • George Washington

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