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Illustrations of Type – ESTJ

Illustrations of Type – ESTJ

By Donna Dunning

Donna DunningIn my MBTI® Certification workshops participants respond to the instruction -“Describe your type using words, phrases, or pictures.” I find these visual representations of type preferences help illustrate individual differences.

Here is a succinct summary of ESTJ preferences. What jumps out at me is the importance of sequence… 1.2.3. and the schematic “Begin – End” with arrows showing to repeat.

This is something I need to keep in mind when teaching and working with people who have these preferences. My approach (NP) is naturally random and can be very frustrating for someone who likes information presented sequentially.

Does this description fit with the ESTJs you know?

If you are interested in information on communicating with someone who has these preferences, check out my Is there a ESTJ in your Life? post.

You may also want to look at previous Illustrations of Type posts.

The ESTJ tag will link you to other posts that mention this personality type pattern.


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2 Responses to “Illustrations of Type – ESTJ”

  1. Great post Donna! And absolutely this description of an ESTJ fits with the ESTJs I know. I lke your process of having participants describe their type in words, phrases or pictures. The Sensors really like this approach.

  2. Fitouri says:

    I’m an INTJ and I currently freelance full-time but I would like to marry a breadwinner and become a full-time wife and [homeschooling] mom. It’s how I was raised. I went through a phase thinking I wanted a career, but honestly nope. I’ll probably always freelance a little on the side as a creative outlet, depending on my kids’ phase in life but work full-time forever? No, thank you. (If it turns out I have to, I probably won’t have kids.)

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