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ESTPs careers

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ESTPs at work

ESTPs do best in careers that give them full autonomy to experiment, brainstorm ideas, and create workarounds for the accepted ways of doing things. They do less well in settings with direct supervision or micro-managing, as they tend to reject authority and become frustrated by too much unnecessary planning.

They love to find the most efficient ways of doing things and creative ways to solve problems. ESTPs do best in roles that allow for quick thinking and experimentation.

If you’re an ESTP, you may want to consider a job in science, mathematics, manufacturing or research, as these fields allow new ways of thinking to thrive and encourage direct action rather than lots of discussion and planning. As an ESTP, it’s best to look for a career path where you can use your analytical mind and your passion for finding data-driven results.

Career trends

ESTPs are skilled multi-taskers, and they think it’s fun to bounce from one task to another when looking for results. Because of this, many ESTPs look for careers that give them a lot of autonomy to work at their own pace and on their own schedule. The traditional nine-to-five lifestyle may not be suitable for an ESTP personality type.

If they do have a job with this type of structure, they’ll likely want to be able to create their own way of doing things. Generally, ESTPs look for jobs that offer different challenges every day.

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Leadership style

ESTPs are not typically drawn to leadership roles, and this personality type makes up a very small percentage of leaders around the world. If they are in a leadership role they can usually focus on practicalities while pointing out inaccuracies and inconsistencies during decision making. They can see where the system can be improved.

ESTPs on a team

ESTPs like to solve problems, get immediate results, and be where the action is. They bring enthusiasm and logic, and help to create a non-bureaucratic approach. ESTPs are resourceful workers.

In a team setting they might frustrate others by using improvisation too much, taking risks, and jumping in to things too quickly.

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