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For those who know their profile - here is the next Infographic in our series on MBTI personality profiles. If you are an ESTP you may enjoy finding out just what it is that makes you tick in the world of work and what careers you are best suited to.
Discover Your Personality Profile with MBTI - ESTP
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are active problem-solvers
"LET'S GET BUSY”
who respond creativelyESTPs
environment. They bring a sense ofto challenging situations in their
dynamic energy to their interactions with others & the world around them.
Interested in everything going on around them
the outdoors & everything that offers new
- activities, food, clothes, people,
standard procedures interfere,
Seldom let rules or
ﬁnding new ways to use existing
learning as they go, trusting
their ability to respond resourcefully.
Tend to plunge into things,
More common in men than women
4% 3% women
Report high levels of
assertiveness in college
Among most likely of all
types to stay in college
Values include variety,
autonomy & structure
Commonly found in ...
careers in marketing, skilled trades, business & law enforcement.
bold & driven
& get along well
with most people
ESTPs ARE LIKELY TO BE...
LETS THEM RESPOND TO UNPLANNED SITUATIONS, USING UNCONVENTIONAL
approaches, where they can skilfully negotiate satisfactory solutions.
IS ACTIVE & FULL OF ADVENTURE & FUN, WHERE THINGS HAPPEN QUICKLY,
& where they are allowed to take risks & be alert to new opportunities.
LETS THEM USE THEIR KEEN POWERS OF OBSERVATION
& their capacity for absorbing & remembering facts.
means doing work that:
INVOLVES REAL PEOPLE & THINGS, NOT THEORIES OR IDEAS;
where their efforts are directed to producing a tangible product or service.
LETS THEM ORGANISE THEMSELVES AS THEY GO ALONG & AS THEY
deem necessary, rather than according to someone else's standards.
to do DIFFICULT things & make their
Are ﬂexible, adaptable, inventive &
resourceful. Can pull conﬂicting
factions together & are good TEAM
& have a knack for improvising as
they go, making them excellent in
Have a solid grasp of the concrete
realities of a situation & a good
sense of the RESOURCES at their
Make decisions by logical analysis
& reasoning and can be TOUGH
when the situation calls for
THE FINAL WORD...
"With a basic built-in
restlessness, these are
the hyperactive 'doers,'
who like to keep their
hands in a variety of
pots, churning as much
as they can to keep
everyone on their toes
& to keep life exciting."
Type Talk at Work
Develop easy methods
Process information very rapidly
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Isabel Briggs-Myers, Mary H. McCaulley, Naomi L. Quenk, and Allen L. Hammer. MBTI Manual