People of the
"Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging" personality
are sometimes called "The Guardian ". ESTJs live in the present, and always check to make sure that everything is smooth and systematic. They have concrete needs, and honor traditions and laws, also, they have a clear set of standards and beliefs. They expect the same of others, and have no patience or understanding of people who do not value these systems. They value competence and efficiency, and like to see quick results for their efforts.
ESTJs like to "take-charge", and will do well in leadership roles because they know just exactly how things should be, and know what things should be done in order to complete a task. However, they are sometimes critical and demanding, because of their strongly-held beliefs, and may express themselves without reserve if anything doesn't meet their standards. They are self-confident and aggressive,
do well in making plans for action, and are very straight-forward and honest.
They take their commitments seriously, and is a good citizen plus the pillar of the community. ESTJ enjoys interacting with people, and likes to have fun, and can be very boisterous and fun at social events.
ESTJs should try not to be too rigid and too concerned with details. Though they value their own beliefs, they should also try to value other people's input and opinions. If they neglect their Feeling side, they may have a problem with fulfilling other's needs for intimacy, and may unknowingly hurt other's feelings by applying logic and reason to situations which demand more emotional sensitivity.
When they have stress, they often feel that they're isolated from others, and feel that they are misunderstood and undervalued, and that their efforts are taken for granted. They have difficulty in putting their feelings into words and expressing themwhen they are under stress.
ESTJs value security and social order above all else, and feel obligated to do all that they can to enhance and promote these goals. They will mow the lawn, vote, join the PTA, attend home owners association meetings, and generally do anything that they can to promote personal and social security.
The ESTJ puts forth a lot of effort in everything that they think should be done. They are conscientious, practical, realistic, and dependable. ESTJs will dutifully do everything that is important to work towards a particular cause or goal, but they may not value the importance of goals which are outside of their practical scope. However, if the ESTJ is able to see the relevance of such goals to practical concerns, you can bet that they'll put every effort into understanding them and incorporating them into their quest for clarity and security.
Produced for Thinkquest Internet Challenge 2000.
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