ESTJ Type dynamics
There are two groups of letters in the personality type code:
- The two letters in the middle (S and T) refer to your preferred mental functions. In total, there are four functions (Sensing, iNtuition, Thinking, and Feeling) that correspond to regions of the brain. You use all of them, but the letters ST indicate which functions you prefer using.
- The letters on the outside of the code (E and J) indicate which function is dominant in your personality. The letters also describe how you like to use that function.
What does it mean for you?
The dominant function of an ESTJ is the judging one of Thinking. This means you like making decisions on the basis of logic, using objective considerations, are concerned with truth, principles and justice, are analytical and critical, tending to see the flaws in situations, and take an objective approach.
The judging Thinking function is extraverted. That is, thinking is used primarily to govern the outer world of actions and spoken words. You are therefore likely to organise life and work on a logical basis - classifying, ordering, and directing facts and situations. You tend to be decisive, with the aim of being just and fair, and are comfortable with conflict as a way of resolving problems. You are professional rather than personal in your approach, tending to focus more on systems and organisational needs than each individuals' feelings.
The diagram represents how an average ESTJ uses all the functions. You can find out more about the diagram, and your personal, unique type dynamics, by completing our personality test.