Posted 29 November 2008 - 03:18 PM
Personality Type ESTPEXtraverted 71% Introvertal 29%Sensing 55% Intuitive 45%Thinking 55% Feeling 45%Perceiving 59% Judging 41%ESTP Strengths--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Can be quite charming Witty, clever, and popular Earthy and sensual Not personally threatened by conflict or criticism Excellent and clear-headed dealing with emergency situations Enthusiastic and fun-loving, they try to make everything enjoyable As "big kids" themselves, they're eager, willing and able to spend time with their kids Likely to enjoy lavishing their loved ones with big gifts (both a strength and a weakness) WeaknessesNot naturally good at expressing feelings and emotions May inadvertantly hurt others with insensitive language May be very good with money, but highly risky with it as well Living in the present, they're not usually good long-range planners May fall into the habit of ignoring conflict, rather than solving it Don't naturally make lifelong commitments - they take things one day at a time Prone to get bored easily More likely than other type to leave relationships quickly when they get bored Likely to enjoy lavishing their loved ones with big gifts (both a strength and a weakness) ESTPs generally have the following traits: Action-oriented Live in the present moment Dislike abstract theory without practical application Like to see immediate results for their efforts Fast-paced and energetic Flexible and adaptable Resourceful Seldom work from a plan - make things up as they go Fun to be around Highly observant Excellent memory for details Excellent people skills Good-natured Excellent ability to see an immediate problem and quickly devise a solution Attracted to adventure and risk May be flashy or showy Like initiating things - not necessarily following them through to completion ESTPs have some advantageous traits which are unique to their personality type. Their skills of observation make them extremely good at correctly analyzing and assessing other peoples' motives or perspectives. Their people skills allow them to use this knowledge to their advantage while interacting with people. For this reason, ESTPs are excellent salespeople. They also have a special ability to react quickly and effectively to an immediate need, such as in an emergency or crisis situation. This is a valuable skill in many different professions, perhaps most notably in action-oriented professions, such as police work. ESTPs enjoy new experiences and dealing with people, and dislike being confined in structured or regimented environments. They also want to see an immediate result for their actions, and don't like dealing with a lot of high-level theory where that won't be the case. For these reasons, they should choose careers which involve a lot of interaction with people, and do not require performing a lot of routine, detailed tasks. The following list of professions is built on our impressions of careers which would be especially suitable for an ESTP. It is meant to be a starting place, rather than an exhaustive list. There are no guarantees that any or all of the careers listed here would be appropriate for you, or that your best career match is among those listed. Possible Career Paths for the ESTP: Sales Representatives Marketing Personnel Police / Detective Work I work as a Forensic Nurse Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician PC Technicians or Network Cablers Computer Technical Support Entrepreneurs
I love the game of poker for the competition, the psychology, the never-ending quest to improve, the advanced and sometimes minute complexities not everyone sees when they play, and the enjoyment of succeeding after giving all your energy to reach a goal that may at first seem unattainable but that you find a way to make it possible.