ESTJ/Executive Personality – Traits, Characters & Types
What makes a good leader great is the ability to recognize greatness in others. Leaders who lead by example, relying…
September 6, 2021 | 4 mins read
What makes a good leader great is the ability to recognize greatness in others. Leaders who lead by example, relying on fact rather than fiction are what healthy work environments are built on.
The ESTJ personality type—one of 16 personalities on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator—is one of a true leader. Famous and inspiring ESTJ characters are Ella Baker, activist and educator who inspired people like Rosa Parks, and Sonia Sotomayor, the associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the US. She said, “I strive never to forget the real world consequences of my decisions on individuals, businesses and government.”
Well-respected by the people who surround them, the Executive personality type sticks to their principles, having faith in the law and doing right by their people.
Read on to learn more about ESTJ personality traits and discover whether you have someone with ESTJ traits in your workplace!
The MBTI or the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a self-report personality assessment test developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs-Myers. Based on Carl Jung’s theories of extraversion and introversion, the MBTI is a widely recognized personality test that helps people understand your traits, strengths, weaknesses, workplace habits and relationships.
There are 16 personalities, each a four-letter acronym with the following elements:
For instance, the ESTJ personality is extroverted (E), sensing (S), thinking (T) and judging (J). The Executive personality type falls under the ‘sentinel’ category of the 16 personalities—the other three are analysts, Diplomats and Explorers. Sentinels are observant, seeking stability, order and security. Let’s discuss ESTJ personality traits and ESTJ characters to get a closer look.
A persona with ESTJ personality traits believes in what’s right. They uphold traditions, law and order. What makes them leaders is how they bring people together with their ability to differentiate between right and wrong.
The role that best suits an ESTJ personality type is that of a community organizer. This is one of the reasons why many people with an Executive personality type have served as presidents, political leaders and legal advisors.
Here’s an overview of ESTJ personality traits:
Executive traits like these are what makes ESTJs excellent managers who look out for their juniors. They’re consistent, hard-working and rule-abiding employees. But they can also be stubborn in an attempt to do everything by the book. Organizations that follow a flexible work culture may not always suit the tendencies of an ESTJ.
At work, we encounter several different types of people—some who work well independently, others who prefer more collaboration. You may be able to recognize some ESTJs around you based on ESTJ personality traits. If you’re an ESTJ, it’s important to find a workplace that fits your outlook, abilities and personality.
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