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ESTJs and Decision Making

ESTJs and Decision Making

By Donna Dunning

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



• Make a rapid logical analysis that considers the facts and realities of the immediate situation

• Take charge. Push decisions through and solve problems quickly

• Accomplish immediate practical results by deciding, acting, and then correcting if necessary

• Build on what is already working well

• Solve immediate problems in a practical way to maintain the status quo and get things up and running right away



• May rely on impartial analysis and not pay as much attention to the needs of the individuals involved

• May not take the time to consider alternatives that are more abstract, untried, or future focused

• May move too quickly. This can result in a need for unnecessary corrections or revisions to the decision later


• More grounded in facts than ideas, people preferring ESTJ may decide to maintain status quo even when something else would work better in the long-term

• ESTJs may decide rapidly and independently. This can result in a loss of cooperation, especially when others’ feel their needs are not heard

• ESTJs need to be aware that many people require time to think things through and may be intimidated or frustrated by pressure to decide and act right away


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