ESTP 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 P) 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 ESTP is the perceptive one of Sensing. This means you like looking at information in terms of facts and details, focus more on the here and now rather than possibilities for the future, feel comfortable in areas of proven experience, and take a realistic approach.
The perceptive Sensing function is extraverted. That is, Sensing is used primarily to govern the outer world of actions and spoken words. You therefore probably seek to experience and enjoy the world as it is, being very responsive to current events and, being pragmatic in nature, life tends to be a succession of events. You keep looking for problems to solve and are in your element when you are up against an urgent problem or trouble-shooting.
The diagram represents how an average ESTP uses all the functions. You can find out more about the diagram, and your personal, unique type dynamics, by completing our personality test.
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