Preferred work Environment
people focused on getting the job done
Provides Stability and
Focused on efficiency
Rewards meeting goals
May decide too quickly
may not see the need for change
May overlook the niceties in working to get the
job done May be overtaken by their
feelings and values if they ignore them too long
- May need
to consider all sides before deciding, including factoring in the human
May need to prod themselves to look at the
benefits of change
May need to make a special effort to show
appreciation of others
- May need to
take time to reflect and identify their feelings and values.
ESTJ people use
their thinking to run as much of the world as may be theirs to run. They like to organise projects and then act to get
things done. Reliance on thinking makes them
logical, analytical objectively critical, and not likely to
be convinced by anything but reasoning.
They tend to focus on the job, not the
people behind the job.
They like to organized Facts, situations,
and operations related to a project, and make a systematic effort to reach
their objectives on schedule. They have little patience with confusion or
inefficiency and can be tough when the situation calls for toughness.
They think conduct should be ruled by logic
and govern their own behavior accordingly. They live by a definite set of
rules that embody their basic judgments about the world. Any change in their
ways requires a deliberate change in their rules.
They are more interested in seeing present
realities than future possibilities. This makes them
matter-of-fact. practical, realistic, and concerned with the here-and-now.
They use past experience to help them solve problems and want to be sure that
Ideas plans, and decisions are based on solid fact.
They like jobs where the results of their
work are immediate, visible and tangible.
They have a natural bent for business,
industry, production, and construction. They enjoy administration. where
they can set goals, make decisions, and give the necessary orders. Getting
things done is their strong suit.
Like the other decisive types,
ESTJs run the risk of deciding too quickly before they have fully
examined the situation. They need to stop and listen to the other person's
viewpoint, especially with people who are not in a position to talk back.
This is seldom easy for them. but if they
do not take time to understand. they may judge too quickly- without enough
facts or enough regard for what other people think or feel.
need to work at taking feeling values into account. They may rely so much
on their logical approach that they overlook feeling values-what they care
about and what other people care about.
If feeling values are ignored too much,
they may build up pressure and find expression in inappropriate ways.
Although ESTJs are naturally good at seeing
what is illogical and inconsistent, they may need to develop the art of
One positive way to exercise their feeling
is to appreciate other people�s merits and ideas.
ESTJs who make it a rule to mention what they like, not merely what
needs correcting, find the results worthwhile; both in their work and in
their private lives.