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ESTJs careers

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ESTJs are born leaders, and they often fall into these roles in the workplace. ESTJs are often the ones to take control of any project, keep things on track, and set up a clear structure for others to follow. While some people may focus on finding new or creative ways to do things, ESTJs are focused on achieving results above all else.

ESTJs may seem isolated because they are so driven, but they want to motivate and organize others, too. This is why they make good bosses! ESTJs can quickly gather concrete facts and past examples to understand how things should be done. They can then efficiently and effectively communicate this information to others.

Career trends

Whether they’re in a leadership role or not, ESTJs do best in jobs where they can manage people, structures, or systems. If you’re an ESTJ, your analytical mind and interest in concrete numbers would do well in a career in finance, business, or law, where there are black and white answers and “right” ways of doing things.

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Leadership style

ESTJs make up a higher percentage of leaders around the world than any other personality type. Nearly 17% of leaders identify as ESTJs. While simply being an ESTJ doesn’t guarantee you’ll be a good leader, it’s a safe bet that your Extraverted Thinking will put you in a good position to lead with confidence, communicate your ideas clearly, and help guide your team to complete tasks.

As leaders, ESTJ personality types are logical and organized. And while they may seem like they’re bossy, they’re often the people who keep things under control when stressful situations arise.

ESTJs on a team

ESTJs aren’t exactly team players. They would prefer to lead the team. If they do find themselves on a team where everyone is at the same level, ESTJs may naturally gravitate into a self-determined role which manages tasks and creates a schedule for the group.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and it can be incredibly beneficial for getting the job done. ESTJs will just need to remember when it’s okay to tell others what to do, and when they need to stay in their own lane a bit more.

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