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Do you know your Myers-Briggs personality type? Have you taken the test yet? In case you have been living under a rock and have no clue what I am talking about, then let me start by telling you a little about the test. The Myers-Briggs test offers rating scale questions, with the scale ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree.
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When you answer all the questions, you are given your result, which can be any one of these 16 categories:
Category 1: Analysts
– INTJ (The Architect)
– INTP (The Logician)
– ENTJ (The Commander
-ENTP (The Debater)
Category 2: Diplomats
-INFJ (The Advocate)
-INFP (The Mediator)
-ENFJ (The Protagonist)
-ENFP (The Campaigner)
Category 3: Sentinels
–ISTJ (The Logician)
-ISFJ (The Defender)
-ESTJ (The Executive)
-ESFJ (The Consul)
Category 4: Explorers
-ISTP (The Virtuoso)
-ISFP (The Adventurer)
-ESTP (The Entrepreneur)
-ESFP (The Entertainer)
After taking the test, if you realized that ESTP is your personality type, then you have found your way to the right article to know more about your personality traits.
ESTP stands for
- Extroverted: People with this personality type enjoy spending time with other people. They have strong verbal skills and interacting with others helps them feel energized.
- Sensing (S): ESTPs are interested in the here-and-now and are more likely to focus on details than taking a broader view of things.
- Thinking (T):How you make decisions. ESTPs make decisions based on logic and objective data rather than personal feelings
- Perceiving (P): ESTPs don’t like to be pinned down by excessive planning. Instead, they like to improvise and keep their options open.
Common ESTP personality traits include,
- Good at influencing others
- Lives and loves in the present
- Easy-going and practical
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong memory
- Can be theatrical at times
Based on analysis of their lives and works, some researchers including Keirsey have suggested that the following famous individuals exhibit ESTP characteristics:
- Ernest Hemingway, author
- James Buchanan, U.S. President
- Madonna, singer
- Chuck Yeager, U.S. Air Force General and pilot
- Donald Trump, businessman and the POTUS
- Lucille Ball, actress
- Jack Nicholson, actor
- Eddie Murphy, actor
- Bruce Willis, actor
- Michael J. Fox, actor
- Samuel L. Jackson, actor
- Nicolas Sarkozy, Former President of France
Some famous fictional characters that exhibit ESTP characteristics include:
- Lincoln Burrows, Prison Break
- Elle Driver, Kill Bill
- Bart Simpson, The Simpsons
- James Bond
- Fred and George Weasley, Harry Potter
- Jamie Lannister, Game of Thrones
- Hank Schrader, Breaking Bad
- Seth Grayson, House of Cards
- Gabrielle Solis, Desperate Housewives
- Fiona Glenanne, Burn Notice
- Phillip Wenneck, Hangover
- D’Artagnan, The Three Musketeers
How does ESTP personality traits affect a relationship?
For the ESTP, life is fun; it is an adventure, and so they tend to usually see marriage as an obstacle to their idea of independence and freedom. ESTPs believe in living in the present, and as such, you can expect them to be planning for something that’s to happen in the future; kind of explains why Donald Trump doesn’t believe in climate change, eh?!
ESTPs are never boring in a relationship. They have an improvisational style in business, which they also apply in their relationships. So, no matter how bad the situation, they always know how to turn it around. ESTPs love unpredictability, and that is why, they are likely to be very spontaneous and not romantic. Like we said, don’t expect your ESTP partner to plan a date for you; it is just not their style.
ESTPs have a lot of hobbies, which makes tem interesting personalities. They love discussing new ideas. They do talk about philosophical things, but only until those topics can be explored through action.
If you are wondering how your ESTP partner is sexually, then there is some greats news. ESTPs have no reservations when it comes to sec. They enjoy talking about fantasies, even the most unconventional, and do not hesitate from trying everything out.
ESTPs can predict things really well, and so they will always be aware of their partner’s needs and desires, which strengthens the bond between the two.
The challenge that an ESTP faces in a relationship is when the relationship has to be taken to a deeper level, emotionally. ESTPs struggle with this, and tend to feel stuck in a relationship as soon as the excitement dwindles. Also, since these folks are practical, they tend to move on rather easily which might be very hurtful for the ex.
There is nothing to worry about. Focus on how your ESTP is an adaptable person and is extremely curious. To make the relationship work, the two of you have to work on it; it is as simple as that. Make your relationship an adventure, and you will see how healthy it remains.
The best partners for an ESTP include that who are observant, introverted, and judging. A combination of these qualities balances out the weaker traits of an ESTP, like their struggle with intimacy, their inability to plan something long-term etc.
How compatible are ENTPs with other personality types?
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The personality types with which ESTPs are likely to share their interests, and have a similar approach toward life are,
- ISTP, The Craftsman
- ESTJ, The Supervisor
- ENTP, The Visionary
If you belong to any of the aforementioned personality traits, then you are likely to form a very good bond with an ESTP because you both are very similar to each other.
The following personality traits have striking similarities with ESTPs; however, they have some key differences that make them seem intriguing and interesting:
- ISTJ, The Inspector
- ESFP, The Performer
- ENTJ, The Commander
- ENFP, The Champion
ESTPs are likely to get attracted to the aforementioned personality types. The relationship between ESTPs and the above will have a good balance of shared aims; the differences will challenge them to be more understanding and accommodating.
ESTPs may not feel attracted immediately to the following personality types; however, if they give the friendship time, it could evolve into a relationship, and that too a strong one:
- ISFP, The Composer
- INTJ, The Mastermind
- ESFJ, The Provider
- ENFJ, The Teacher
When the ESTPs and the aforementioned spend more time with each other, they realize that they have more things in common, that too, important things. They will teach each other, inspire each other, and help each other grow.
The personality types that have the greatest potential to have a clash with ESTPs are,
- ISFJ, The Protector
- INTP, The Architect
- INFP, The Healer
- INFJ, The Counselor
The aforementioned personality types have frequent conflicts with ESTPs, but this is not necessarily a bad thing; it can also mean a great opportunity for growth. ESTPs and the above have very different core values; they are motivated by different things. An ESTPs strength is the above mentioned personality types’ weakness, and vice-versa. Therefore, this is a chance for both the parties to learn from each other.
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That is a wrap on what makes the people who exhibit ESTP personality traits the best in the dating world.
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