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(E) Extraverted - (S) Sensing - (T) Thinking - (P) Perceiving
The ESTP is the 'committee person,' looking constantly looking for the 'next big thing,' and immersing themselves in social activities with gusto. An ESTP will need such experiences as it through such activities that they best learn and understand. The imaginative, reflective life is not for them, preferring to jump in and see what happens.
Supreme optimists, ESTPs will work long and hard on activities which interest them but can switch tack entirely once they begin to lose this interest, and then their energies may become depleted or focused in a totally different direction. The ESTP does not enjoy the constraints of deadlines, schedules or end-dates. The ESTP is pragmatic, tough-minded and will act on the facts and data, rather than emotion. They don't like to be controlled, need to know they can switch horses in mid-stream and may slide out of obligations, if they get a 'better offer.' If an ESTP does exactly what you tell him, it is only because he wanted to in the first place.
The ESTP is an excellent champion for the cause, provided someone is checking and can sweep up any debris behind them. The ESTP sees life through their own very subjective lenses and it is a fun packed, great-tasting adventure with one sensory experience after another. They jump into the ‘next big thing’ without thinking through the consequences so keen are they to immerse themselves in something new.
The ESTP is the fun-loving, adventurous, gregarious individual who will be the life and soul of the party - until their boredom levels kick in and they will be off looking for the next big adventure. The ‘S’ factualness goes strangely with the ‘P’ which means that they will want to quickly get as much sensory experiences as possible, all that can be fitted into one day, then the ESTP will need the next fix of excitement. The ESTP is family oriented and will protect and support those close. However they do not like to be constrained or bored or (worst of all) told what to do.
The ESTP is the classic trouble-shooter often ‘parachuted’ into difficult situations to sort them out. Their capacity for energy and getting on and doing is immense but, as in other aspects of their lives, the ESTP will lose interest and energy once the situation becomes stable or boring. The ESTP would step into the fire, loving the excitement and being thrown into the fray. However once the time has come to clean up the ESTP will be long gone, fighting another fire.
In a team situation, the ESTP will bring an urgency to get things rolling - and make sure they happen right now. The ESTP will look to have an immediate and positive impact on the team and as such will be a good catalyst for action, and cutting through anything woolly or ethereal.