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ESTJ At A Glance

ESTJs lead with Extraverted Thinking (Te), which makes them extraverted towards external logic and  inclined to absorb facts and data in service of being productive and efficient. They usually do not feel the  need to work things out by themselves what has already been worked out by other people. They may  sometimes ignore the underlying logic of what they are doing for the sake of results, and they have a strong  urge to organize and work and often have tremendous stamina. 

Their auxiliary function is Introverted Sensing (Si), which is awareness of their own health and well being  and what is comfortable and natural to the ESTJ, and compels them to establish comfortable routines and  usually to be good at noticing their own physical needs. It also inclines them to details and to prefer what  is customary and conventional (relative to their own background and experiences). They are willing to  change their ways, but they prefer to do so slowly and at a conservative pace. 

Their tertiary function is Extraverted Intuition (Ne), which allows them to brainstorm and explore new  ideas. When this side of them develops, it can make them more willing to think outside the box and be more  open to playful and unconventional ways of thinking and behavior, but this is usually in small doses and is  ultimately subservient to their normal and conventional way of doing things. It can also make some ESTJs  speak at a faster pace and at length, and occasionally go off on tangents. 

Their inferior function is Introverted Feeling (Fi), which is their repressed emotional and value-driven side.  ESTJs rarely let emotions get in the way of their productivity or their vision, but part of them still desires  deeper emotional connections and they typically have a small amount of personal values and relationships that they value deeply and maintain throughout their lives. They can appreciate the company of those who  are more in touch with their feelings and can help the ESTJ do the same with theirs as well. 

ESTJs are the embodiment of order. They believe in a world where rules are to be followed and structures  are to be respected. Their approach to life is practical and down-to-earth; they trust what is tangible and  proven over abstract concepts. ESTJs are natural administrators, often finding themselves in charge of  maintaining the operations of organizations and systems. 

Their decision-making process is thorough and based on factual information and past experiences. They  like to quickly make decisions and focus on facts, productivity and hard work. ESTJs take pride in utilizing  a reliable system within which people can operate efficiently and effectively. 

As natural leaders, ESTJs often find themselves in positions where they can enforce rules and guidelines.  They have a strong sense of duty and responsibility, which makes them dependable and trustworthy. In  their world, there is a clear line between right and wrong, and they are not afraid to uphold these distinctions. 

They are also excellent at managing details and expect the same level of precision from others. This can  sometimes make them appear inflexible or rigid to those who value spontaneity and flexibility. However,  ESTJs are often the backbone of their teams, ensuring that every detail is accounted for and that operations  run smoothly. 

ESTJs may need to be mindful of others' perspectives, as their focus on order can sometimes overshadow  the importance of innovation and change. Yet, when they embrace a balance between the tried-and-true and  the new, they become even more effective leaders who can guide their teams through both stable and  challenging times with confidence and clarity. 

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