ESTJ

the efficient organizer

ESTJ type diamond e s t j

ESTJ at a glance

People with ESTJ preferences are incredibly motivated, often organizing themselves, other people, and resources to achieve their goals. They value order and structure, and like to get things done. They’re outspoken and prefer proven processes to new ways of doing things. They’re also great at seeing potential problems that others may have missed. They make decisions easily—even tough ones—and move quickly to get a decision put into action.

at their best sun image

ESTJs at their best

People with ESTJ preferences are objective, analytical, and dependable. They’re confident in their own thoughts and actions, and have great organizational skills. They’re not afraid to take charge, especially when decisions need to be made. They make up the greatest proportion of leaders and executives in the United States.

Under stress storm cloud image

ESTJs and stress

People with ESTJ preferences get stressed by uncertainty, inefficiency, and constant change. They dislike it when people fail to honor their commitments.

When they're stressed, they tend to become oversensitive, emotional, bossy, and inflexible. At times of extreme or prolonged stress, they may become angry or frustrated easily, or start to believe that other people don't like them.

In a relationship hearts image

ESTJs and relationships

People with ESTJ preferences generally enjoy interacting with others. They take relationships seriously and are keen to fulfill their roles responsibly. Their partner, peers, family, and friends will likely see them as conscientious and dependable. They’re calm and quick to make logical decisions, even at times of stress or conflict. They’ll often look at relationships with a detached, objective view.

ESTJs at work

People with ESTJ preferences often enjoy setting clear goals and deadlines and analyzing problems logically. They work best in a stable environment with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Jobs in law enforcement, manufacturing, or applied technology are likely to appeal to them.


ESTJs are generally driven to get things done efficiently. They like to have clarity in all areas of their working lives. They often like data, math, or science, and tend to favor careers that focus on accuracy, results, and the efficient management of people or systems. They naturally consider what has or hasn’t worked in the past and make sure that past mistakes aren’t repeated.

Using awareness to take action.

Take the knowledge and run. We’ve designed MBTIonline.com to help you put insights into action.

We don’t just give you your results and send you on your way. We bring together education, psychology, behavioral sciences and communications in a platform that helps you use and apply what you’re learning.

After all, insight means nothing if you don’t know what to do with it.