About ESTJ – ‘The Supervisor’

ESTJs focus on facts and concrete needs. They are analytical, conscientious, decisive, direct, efficient, responsible, and fact-minded individuals. ESTJs thrive in an environment built on order and continuity with explicit rules, expectations, and standards to follow. Leadership roles come easily for the ESTJ personality type, and they enjoy results-oriented work of a practical nature. ESTJs represent approximately 8.7 percent of the U.S. population.

What ESTJ Means

Extroversion icon49.3%

of U.S.


You gain energy from your outer world.

Sensing icon73.3%

of U.S.


You value the actual, practical, and present.

Thinking icon40.2%

of U.S.


You base decisions on logic and facts.

Judging icon54.1%

of U.S.


You’re decisive and prefer structure.

How Common ESTJs Are

ESTJ bar graph

Characteristics of ESTJs

They Most Value
They Appear to Others As
Methodical, Focused, Planned
  • Energizing
  • Communicative
  • Open
  • Practical
  • Action-Oriented
  • Objective
  • Rational
  • Logical
  • Decisive
  • Sticks to Plans
  • Rigid

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