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Spotlight on ESTP

Spotlight on ESTP

By Donna Dunning

Donna DunningESTP Logical ResponderResponder

Motto: “It’s easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.”

When creating type resources, one of my goals is to offer practical descriptions and examples to help people understand each of the different patterns of personality type preferences.

One way I have done this is by creating mottos for each four-letter combination. Each motto is based on type research, my reading, and my experiences. The intention is to create a motto that reflects the dominant function.

I chose “It’s easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.” for ESTP preferences to describe their active, logical approach.

A person with these preferences can become frustrated by rigid rules and procedures, especially when they get in the way of taking immediate action to solve a problem.

Do you think it is a good idea to circumvent rules or are you inclined to stick to procedures?

There are advantages and disadvantages to both approaches. I think there are times when it is useful to break the rules and times where it is unwise to do so.

Your Opinion

Do you think this motto is appropriate for people who prefer ESTP? What other motto would you choose to describe these type preferences?

For more information on these preferences, go to the ESTP tag.

What’s Your Type?

Learn about your personal approach on our What’s Your Type? page where we’ll introduce you to personality type and the 8 Ways of Working.

Introduction to Type and Communication describes in detail how personality preferences influence communications.

If you live in the USA, Introduction to Type and Communication is now available on Kindle.

Looking for a practical resource to help you plan your ideal career? Check out my book, What’s Your Type of Career?: Find Your Perfect Career By Using Your Personality Type

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One Response to “Spotlight on ESTP”

  1. Erica says:

    I think it’s a great motto for ESTP. My ESTP boyfriend said almost that exact phrase to me the first week we were dating.

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