ESTjs are inquisitive, assertive, energetic and hard-working, and really push for speedy closure of everything they start. They like utility, reliability and productivity, and seem to be impressed by insightful, functional solutions. Being practical, they can easily adopt new ideas, technologies and tools. They're alert, diligent and thrifty; they also foresee the best ways to employ people and things, and to provide for the future. They evaluate and judge everything in terms of feasibility and utility. They're also able to drop everything and just relax.
They can be very caring, providing for the material needs of those close. They help others in deeds not in words because they're not that emotionally supportive. However, they love holidays, celebrations, abundant food and are usually able to cater well to guests. They love long fruitful conversations and impressing others with their competence. They're very stable in friendship and will go out of their way to return kindness and loyalty. They'll often neglect their own needs and health while looking after others. However, they seem to adapt to the moods of those around them so when people quarrel or are distrustful, ESTj disposition can become rather judgemental and harsh. They have no problem getting into someone's face.
In communication, they tend to be open and curious; and good intentions are usually relayed through their humour and positivism. Frequently, they come across as too direct, subtlety not being their strong point. They can also become rather hot tempered in arguments or overtaken by rage to the point that they no longer hear the opinions of others and stubbornly insist on their own views. Rarely will they openly admit that they were wrong. However, if opponents remain restrained and do not succumb to bullying, ESTjs become more reflective and cautious. When needed, they can restrain their emotions but sometimes that takes a huge effort on their part.
ESTjs hate chaos, disarray, lack of discipline, or transgressions of their norms, rules and or agreements. They seem to need a guaranteed, predictable future since they know that they poorly anticipate problems. They try to gain full understanding and exhaustively prepare themselves before starting any serious endeavour because they need to be ready for every eventuality. However, their impatience can cause them to overlook important considerations but having to fix their plans later can make them very anxious, irritable and or angry.
ESTjs know how to put people to work and challenge them, and they're very intolerant of those they consider parasites or idlers.They want people to be honest, punctual, and above all, helpful so they really appreciate those who make conscientious effort for them. When starting work, they suddenly stop talking and immediately get down to business. They can be masters of discipline and organization but are usually not that good at providing detailed instructions; they prefer that others simply mimic them.
ESTjs are not very analytical or intuitive, but they do know a good thing when they see it. They prefer to determine their requirements and plans through study of what others have done or through brainstorming with someone or in group. They'll cross-examine and or research to the nth degree until they're certain of what needs to be done; they certainly know how to extract information and apply it. Because they need certainty, they want closure and don't like open-ended questions, projects or scenarios.
They cannot seem to live without purpose or without having a clear objective before them, and success inspires them most of all. The closure of one step in a project gives them inspiration and boost for the next until they've gone the full distance. They don't usually like doing steps in parallel because they seem afraid of making mistakes, causing confusion or putting the cart before the horse. They know that when they're disoriented or see no immediate solution, they grow very nervous and lose their edge so productivity goes in the toilet. They hate it when others interfere in their affairs or force them to redo work.
ESTjs have a strong sense of ownership and territory - they would not allow anyone to exert control over or do things differently on their turf. They're strongly focused on their processes and objectives but often overlook the sensitivities and needs of others. They're critical in evaluating the behaviour and productivity of others while ignoring their own shortcomings, and they can express their displeasure rather corrosively.
ESTjs enjoy competition and are venturesome, especially if there is a need to prove something. They like being leader of the pack; if they're not, they'll look for weakness in the leadership; and if they can't find any, they'll likely move on to greener pastures. Being perceived as important, substantial, or the best seems to be a goal of most ESTj. They can be very self-righteous and bold in pursuing success but sometimes these forays can be rather rash or impetuous, and that temper is always a possibility. However the motto for them seems to be: nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Although they usually have little interest in hobbies or diversions, they do love interaction with others so will participate in activities that facilitate this. Though traditional and conservative by nature, they also strive to keep up with the times and will not cling too strongly to old ways. As boisterous and open as they may appear, it can be difficult to get close to or please them because they're very discriminating and impose high standards. However, despite their brusqueness and posturing, they're quite sentimental and well meaning.