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ESTP is one of 16 different personality types from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI). This personality group values an entrepreneurial spirit, problem-solving skills, and has an aptitude for risk-taking.
If you’re in this category, you’re in great company: famous ESTPs include many singers and actors like Madonna and Angeline Jolie, and leaders like John F. Kennedy and Theodore Roosevelt. On this page, we’ll help you better understand your strengths, weaknesses, and ESTP career choices, with key suggestions for top ESTP personality type careers.
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ESTP stands for Extravert, Sensing, Thinking, and Perceiving.
ESTPs are lively extraverts who become fired up when spending time with others. ESTPs are also detail-oriented; they prefer facts to vague concepts. The most common ESTP personality careers tend to require that candidates lean into logic and reason when thinking and try to stay away from instinct when making decisions. Spontaneous is often a reoccurring trait with ESTPs. As with most spontaneous behavioral traits though, ESTPs often find themselves less planned or organized than some of their other Myers-Briggs personalities.
Generally, this blend of behavioral traits produces dynamic thrillseekers who are adept at solving problems on the fly. They’re often observant of their audience and able to quickly adapt to keep social interactions scintillating. Many ESTPs consider themselves entrepreneurial in spirit and open themselves to a wide variety of ESTP career choices.
|Confident||Lack of focus|
|Problem-solver||Shoot first, ask questions later|
There’s a large variety of ESTP careers, with some of the best careers for ESTP personalities landing in the tech industry.
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