The Promoter

What is ESTP?

ESTP stands for Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, and Perception and is one of 16 personality types studied from the MBTI personality identification indicator (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). The MBTI personality assessment developed by Isabel Briggs Myers, Katharine Cook Briggs and David Keirsey from the work of renowned psychiatrist Carl G. Jung the types of psychology based on theories of cognitive functions. Keirsey named ESTP The Promoter because their goal is to convey their self-worth and ideas to others. ESTP is one of the 4 personality types of a group of The Artisan.

What are the personality traits of the ESTP group?

The MBTI assessment accurately estimates about 75% according to its guiding indicator, using multiple-choice questions on the basis of four "binary" (opposing psychological pairs), ESTP is one of 16 personality types and is abbreviated by the first four letters (iNtuition is an exception because I is used for Introversion) as follows:

  • Extraversion: extroverted tendencies, have the feeling of being motivated and energetic for those around them;

  • Sensing: using specific perception rather than intuition, so they focus attention on the small details rather than the big picture, as well as what happens in reality rather than things that have can come in the future;

  • Thinking: they think more rationally than emotionally, tend to value objective criteria rather than personal preferences. When making a decision, they usually based on logic rather than social factors;

  • Perception: they do not rush to evaluate or soon make an important judgment, instead, they always see the problem in a flexible way and can change depending on the specific situation.

What are the core values, actions, and thoughts of ESTP's personality trends?

ESTPs are positive people, who tend to practice to solve problems rather than just discuss them. They are also artistic in promoting and influencing others to act together. Be specific in words and realistic in actions, they always bring a plentiful energy source to the collective. ESTPs prefer to focus on tangible results rather than thinking about long-term goals. They are capable of untying problems for others to accompany them, and at the same time, bringing good things to life. That is why ESTPs are called Promoters.

ESTPs people also tend to view laws, rules, and obligations as recommendations or guidelines rather than rigid principles. If ESTPs believe that something has to be done and the main reason is accurate and ethical, they will go ahead and do it, regardless of what laws or social rules warn. This does not mean that ESTPs are offenders - they often have a clear understanding of what is good and what is evil - rather, they tend to prefer personal values, opinions, and principles than what others or society thinks.

ESTPs love to watch movies, pursue their interests and other material pleasures. However, people with this type of personality should know that their passion can be done in many different ways, including quite a few nasty or unhealthy tricks - such as gambling. ESTPs also inadvertently hurt others - they are very frank and based on facts and logic (T traits) rather than emotions (F traits), so their words can easily hurt people with more sensitive personalities.

ESTPs do not like theory and abstract thinking, they often have difficulty in school, especially in later years. People with this kind of personality view theoretical discussions as boring and meaningless. In contrast, their energy and passion are virtually unlimited when it comes to areas they consider to be practical and interesting. ESTPs can be very inspiring and persuasive - this makes them excellent at positions such as sales reps, consultants, and entrepreneurs. They have a lot of talent - it is important that every ESTP recognizes his/her talents, as well as his/her strengths and weaknesses.

The career of the ESTP personality group

ESTPs are motivated by logical issues, often choose careers related to mechanical skills, sports, diplomatic and negotiating skills. They also want to be able to flexibly handle issues without having to follow an existing rule. ESTPs are suitable for the following careers fields:

  • Science and Life (Agricultural and Forestry Technicians, Environmental Biologists);

  • Education (Vocational Teachers, Administrators);

  • Business, sales, and finance (Financial Advisors, Human Resource Management, Business Management);

  • Technical maintenance and repair (Automobile Mechanics, Refrigeration Staff, Electronics);

  • Production (Carpenter, Baker, Quality Control Inspectors);

  • Architects and Technical Engineers;

  • Police, Bodyguards, Firefighters, Military Officers, Pilots;

  • Construction.

The relationship between ESTPs and others

ESTPs are energetic when interacting with people and good at observing people's needs. They are adept at communicating and persuading others to fulfill work requirements, which can be said that they are masters of negotiation to achieve their goals in the most effective way.

  • For ISTP, ESTJ, ENTJ: they have similar characteristics and many things in common so it is easy for ESTPs to share values, interests, and approaches;

  • For ISTJ, ENFP, ENTJ, ESFP: they have some differences but these differences are attractive to ESTPs. Basically, they still have something in common to create a balance in their relationship with ESTPs;

  • For INTJ, ISFP, ESFJ, ENFJ: At first, ESTPs may have some difficulty accessing and connecting with this personality group. However, if interacting for a while, they will discover commonalities as well as other points of view that can complement each other;

  • For INTP, INFJ, ISFJ, INFP: this personality group is opposite and conflicting with ESTPs, but if it is possible to develop a relationship, this is an opportunity for ESTPs to learn and grow themselves, the challenges always come with great opportunities.

ESTPs are very easygoing and tolerant of their friends who they never get bored with. Their imagination and spontaneity are really envious - ESTPs can always come up with exciting ideas to explore and find interesting things to do. They live completely in the present, rarely look back on the past or care about the future, and this is one of the reasons why they are so attractive and admired by many.

ESTPs seem to get along with people and make new friends wherever they go. They are honest, straightforward and do not really worry about how others feel about them - and this helps them attract friends who share the same viewpoint of life. ESTPs like to enjoy reality and physical activity, so they often have lots of opportunities to create new friendships in an environment they are comfortable with. ESTPs unusually search for friends who have intellectual and philosophical debates.

ESTPs are also more likely to engage in risky behaviors and can encourage their friends to get involved. People with this personality type look for excitement more than anything - this means they will be more willing to explore new things, but such a trait obviously has drawbacks.

In short, ESTPs are people who love communicating, being easygoing and are excited to enjoy every wonderful moment of life. ESTPs like action and are always eager to work. This inspiration spreads to their relationships, and they aspire to utilize and develop relationships daily. They get bored quickly and feel sad about having to change unless they find the right person. ESTPs live in the present, so long-term commitments are often not right for them. ESTPs are extremely committed, and they want to live up to their commitments on a daily basis.

Classify trends in the ESTP personality group

  • Artisan personality groups (SP): ISFP (Composer), ISTP (Crafter), ESFP (Performer), ESTP (Promoter);

  • Guardian personality group (SJ): ISTJ (Inspector), ISFJ (Protector), ESFJ (Provider), ESTJ (Supervisor);

  • Idealist personality group (NF): ENFP (Champion), INFJ (Counselor), INFP (Healer), ENFJ (Teacher);

  • Rational personality group (NT): INTP (Architect), ENTJ (Fieldmarshal), ENTP (Inventor), INTJ (Mastermind).

The popularity of the ESTP personality group

This is the fourth most popular personality group in the world and accounts for about 4-10% of the world's population. By gender, only 3% of ESTPs are female and 6% are male. People with ESTP personality types are very collective, spontaneous and frank. Sometimes, they are viewed as rude or reckless, but ESTPs really love to act and always jump right into the heart of the problem. ESTPs do not like theoretical debates or thinking about the future - they only care about the present moment and focus all their efforts on things they like rather than thinking about what is possible.

ESTPs rarely make detailed action plans, they often rush into work, instead, they find mistakes and take action right away. If necessary, they are not afraid to start over and correct their mistakes. People with this type of personality also have an innate ability to recognize other people's thoughts and motivations, ESTPs can easily detect minor changes in someone's facial expressions, clothing, behavior, etc, while other types of personalities don't have this mysterious ability.

The famous ESTPs

  • James Buchanan - 15th president of the United States;

  • Ernest Hemingway - Writer;

  • Jack Nicholson - Actor;

  • Eddie Murphy - Actor;

  • Madonna - Singer;

  • Bruce Willis - Actor;

  • Michael J. Fox - Actor.