Extraverted Sensing with Introverted Thinking (ESTP)

I like to use facebook quizzes, and found that one of my friend used a facebook quiz, to found out his character category. So that, I joined the quiz also, and found out that I am in Extraverted Sensing with Introverted Thinking (ESTP) category. Because of my curiosity at that time about myself character, I looked for more information in google, and found some interesting facts about this personality categorization.

The history itself, this personality categorization was compiled by Carl G. Jung in his book "Psychological Types". This theory then was developed by Isabel Briggs Myers, Katharine Cook Briggs, and David Keirsey. Keirsey referred to ESTP as Promoters one of the four types belonging to the temperament he called the Artisan. ESTPs account for about 4–10% of the population. So ESTP people are very rare, we are special HAHAHA..

How Myers and Keirsey can make a categorization? They made it from your own dominant character. So perhaps the result is not very compatible because not your entire traits are described in this character category. But it shows your dominant category. For me, reading the result makes me breath better :D

Because I find some similarities there, and I have already known that these are my traits. Nothing's wrong with that. It just makes me relieved, not worried about my traits are wrong or not. There are some good website that can explain me well about my traits and how to maximize that for your own goodness. It makes me more confident about whom I really am and makes me relieve to accept myself, the way it is.

Btw, there are 16 dominant characters (Myers), such as :
ISTJ (Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Thinking), The Duty Fulfiller
Quiet, serious, earn success by thoroughness and dependability. Practical, matter-of-fact, realistic, and responsible. Decide logically what should be done and work toward it steadily, regardless of distractions. Take pleasure in making everything orderly and organized – their work, their home, their life. Value traditions and loyalty.

ISFJ (Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling), The Nurturer
Quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious. Committed and steady in meeting their obligations. Thorough, painstaking, and accurate. Loyal, considerate, notice and remember specifics about people who are important to them, concerned with how others feel. Strive to create an orderly and harmonious environment at work and at home.

INFJ (Introverted Intuition with Extraverted Feeling), The Protector
Seek meaning and connection in ideas, relationships, and material possessions. Want to understand what motivates people and are insightful about others. Conscientious and committed to their firm values. Develop a clear vision about how best to serve the common good. Organized and decisive in implementing their vision.

INTJ (Introverted Intuition with Extraverted Thinking), The Scientist
Have original minds and great drive for implementing their ideas and achieving their goals. Quickly see patterns in external events and develop long-range explanatory perspectives. When committed, organize a job and carry it through. Skeptical and independent, have high standards of competence and performance – for themselves and others.

ISTP (Introverted Thinking with Extraverted Sensing), The Mechanic
Tolerant and flexible, quiet observers until a problem appears, then act quickly to find workable solutions. Analyze what makes things work and readily get through large amounts of data to isolate the core of practical problems. Interested in cause and effect, organize facts using logical principles, value efficiency.

ISFP (Introverted Feeling with Extraverted Sensing), The Artist
Quiet, friendly, sensitive, and kind. Enjoy the present moment, what’s going on around them. Like to have their own space and to work within their own time frame. Loyal and committed to their values and to people who are important to them. Dislike disagreements and conflicts, do not force their opinions or values on others.

INFP (Introverted Feeling with Extraverted Intuition), The Idealist
Idealistic, loyal to their values and to people who are important to them. Want an external life that is congruent with their values. Curious, quick to see possibilities, can be catalysts for implementing ideas. Seek to understand people and to help them fulfill their potential. Adaptable, flexible, and accepting unless a value is threatened.

INTP (Introverted Thinking with Extraverted Intuition), The Thinker
Seek to develop logical explanations for everything that interests them. Theoretical and abstract, interested more in ideas than in social interaction. Quiet, contained, flexible, and adaptable. Have unusual ability to focus in depth to solve problems in their area of interest. Skeptical, sometimes critical, always analytical.

ESTP (Extraverted Sensing with Introverted Thinking), The Doer
Flexible and tolerant, they take a pragmatic approach focused immediate results. Theories and conceptual explanations bore them – they want to act energetically to solve the problem. Focus on the here-and-now, spontaneous, enjoy each moment that they can be active with others. Enjoy material comforts and style. Learn best through doing.

ESFP (Extraverted Sensing with Introverted Feeling), The Performer
Outgoing, friendly, and accepting. Exuberant lovers of life, people, and material comforts. Enjoy working with others to make things happen. Bring common sense and a realistic approach to their work, and make work fun. Flexible and spontaneous, adapt readily to new people and environments. Learn best by trying a new skill with other people.

ENFP (Extraverted Intuition with Introverted Feeling), The Inspirer
Warmly enthusiastic and imaginative. See life as full of possibilities. Make connections between events and information very quickly, and confidently proceed based on the patterns they see. Want a lot of affirmation from others, and readily give appreciation and support. Spontaneous and flexible, often rely on their ability to improvise and their verbal fluency.

ENTP (Extraverted Intuition with Introverted Thinking), The Visionary
Quick, ingenious, stimulating, alert, and outspoken. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems. Adept at generating conceptual possibilities and then analyzing them strategically. Good at reading other people. Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing the same way, apt to turn to one new interest after another.

ESTJ (Extraverted Thinking with Introverted Sensing), The Guardian
Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact. Decisive, quickly move to implement decisions. Organize projects and people to get things done, focus on getting results in the most efficient way possible. Take care of routine details. Have a clear set of logical standards, systematically follow them and want others to also. Forceful in implementing their plans.

ESFJ (Extraverted Feeling with Introverted Sensing), The Caregiver
Warmhearted, conscientious, and cooperative. Want harmony in their environment, work with determination to establish it. Like to work with others to complete tasks accurately and on time. Loyal, follow through even in small matters. Notice what others need in their day-by-day lives and try to provide it. Want to be appreciated for who they are and for what they contribute.

ENFJ (Extraverted Feeling with Introverted Intuition), The Giver
Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible. Highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. Find potential in everyone, want to help others fulfill their potential. May act as catalysts for individual and group growth. Loyal, responsive to praise and criticism. Sociable, facilitate others in a group, and provide inspiring leadership.

ENTJ (Extraverted Thinking with Introverted Intuition), The Executive
Frank, decisive, assume leadership readily. Quickly see illogical and inefficient procedures and policies, develop and implement comprehensive systems to solve organizational problems. Enjoy long-term planning and goal setting. Usually well informed, well read, enjoy expanding their knowledge and passing it on to others. Forceful in presenting their ideas.

Excerpted from Introduction to Type by Isabel Briggs Myers published by CPP. Inc. 

Which character type do you think you are? Why don't you try to find out too?

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