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ESTPs and Decision Making

ESTPs and Decision Making

By Donna Dunning

Donna Dunning

We all have different ways of solving problems and making decisions. People with ESTP preferences have their own distinct, strengths and challenges.



• Quickly assess situations logically and impartially

• Focus on immediate consequences and implications of options

• Like to troubleshoot day-to-day problems and come up with creative, practical solutions

• Are willing to try something new and different, just to see what might happen

• Usually easy-going and independent, ESTPs are comfortable deciding and solving problems on their own



• May lose interest and not follow through with a solution once a problem has been figured out

• May not take the time to consider what the other people involved might want or need when deciding

• May avoid looking to the future, as this tends to be less appealing than living in the here-and-now


• In some situations, instead of finding a short-term quick fix, ESTPs can take a different approach and look for a more appropriate, strategic, long-term solution

• If ESTPs don’t look at the personal factors involved in problem solving and decision-making, others may see them as insensitive or uncaring

• ESTPs can filter their words and actions to avoid being seen as flippant when solving problems or deciding with others. Before speaking or acting, think about how the other person may respond.

Follow this link for more information on the ESTP preference.

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