ESTPs are outgoing, enthusiastic doers, who live in a world of action. They have excellent people skills and they bring a sense of dynamic energy to their interactions with others and the world around them. They assess situations quickly and move adeptly to respond to immediate problems with practical solutions. 

At work, the ESTP is motivated to solve logical problems in the moment. ESTPs have a solid grasp of the concrete realities of a situation and a good sense of the resources at their disposal. ESTPs tend to choose careers that allow a lot of interaction with people in a fast-paced environment and do not require a lot of routine, detailed tasks. They tend to prefer objects to ideas and often like a tangible product. They may have trouble sitting still and often avoid being stuck behind a desk.



  • Most Value: Competition

  • Appear to Others as: Active, pragmatic, incisive, demanding

  • Strengths: Can do attitude, bold, personable and sociable, direct

  • Areas for Growth: Judgemental, impatient, unstructured, commitment-phobe


Other Characteristics:

  • Energizing

  • Communicative

  • Open

  • Practical

  • Action-Oriented

  • Objective

  • Rational

  • Logical

  • Flexible

  • Curious

  • Informal


Common Careers:

Construction, Architecture, Engineering

  • General Contractor

  • Building Inspector

  • Surveyor

  • Carpenter

  • Land Developer

  • Landscape Architect

  • Flight Engineer

  • Civil Engineer

  • Mechanical Engineer

Public Service

  • Military Officer

  • Police Officer

  • Firefighter

  • Paramedic

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry

  • Mechanic

  • Forester

  • Farmer or Rancher

Health and Wellness

  • Exercise Physiologist

  • Biologist

  • Chiropractor

  • Fitness Instructor

  • Respiratory Therapist

  • Radiology Technician

  • Athletic Trainer


  • Real Estate Broker

  • Sales Engineer

  • Stockbroker

  • Sales Manager

  • Property Manager

  • Insurance Agent

  • Hotel Manager

  • Factory Supervisor

  • Cost Estimator

  • Chief Financial Officer

  • Chief Information Officer

  • Budget Analyst

  • Financial Planner






  • Vocational Teacher


  • Airline Pilot

  • Air Traffic Controller

  • Flight Attendant

Personal Care and Service

  • Restaurant Owner

  • Chef

  • Bartender

  • Photographer

  • Television Reporter


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