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ESTJ – The “Overseer”

Temperament: SJ (Protector)
SJs are observant, stable and motivated by a need to maintain security. They are realistic, routinized administrators requiring tasks be completed correctly and that people behave appropriately. SJs make thorough examinations to ensure everything is done according to plan. They make sure no more and no less credit is given than due. When a need arises, they are quick to provide a solution, provided that the need is justified. SJs are not driven by impulse, but rather by concrete fact. By virtue of their reliable, diligent, industrious, persevering nature, they make excellent leaders.

Primary Function: Extraverted Thinking
Thinking people make decisions based on logic, so the Extraverted thinking function allows a person to organize and categorize things, thoughts or arguments. It is the ability to see the logical consequences of actions. It follows sequence and organization.

Population: 11% (13.5% male, 8.5% female)

Full ESTJ Profile >> (description, famous people, careers…)
ESTJs are responsible, logical, norm-following hard workers. Their efforts are carried out in a practical, structured manner. ESTJs trust facts and experiences more than theories. They are decisive, loyal, tradition observing individuals. They enjoy being the person in charge and often make good supervisors.

About the ESTJ (Expert Quotes)

“ESTJs live in a world of facts and concrete needs. They live in the present, with their eye constantly scanning their personal environment to make sure that everything is running smoothly and systematically. They honor traditions and laws, and have a clear set of standards and beliefs.”
– Portrait of an ESTJ (The Personality Page)

“…go by experience and that is what counts, not speculation and experimentation, and certainly not fantasy. They keep their feet firmly on the ground and make sure that those under their supervision do the same…”
– The Portrait of the Supervisor (eStJ) (Keirsey)

“responsible, finisher, decisive, norm following, respects authority, punctual, hard working, stiff, self confident”
– Jung Type Descriptions (ESTJ) (similarminds.com)

“ESTJs thrive on order and continuity. Being extraverted, their focus involves organization of people, which translates into supervision. While ENTJs enjoy organizing and mobilizing people according to their own theories and tactically based agendas, ESTJs are content to enforce “the rules,” often dictated by tradition or handed down from a higher authority.”
– ESTJ Profile (TypeLogic)

“ESTJs prefer occupations that require an organized, logical, and practical bent that incorporates an effective use of time and resources. They pay attention to the organization’s hierarchy and use policies and procedures to help them to move the tasks along. They like making decisions and dealing with concrete, specific facts.”
– ESTJ – The Enforcer (Lifexplore)

Famous ESTJs

Real ESTJ People

* Andrew Jackson – American President
* Bette Davis – actress
* Carrie Nation – advocate
* Elliot Ness – prohibition agent
* George W. Bush – American President
* Grover Cleveland – American President
* James Monroe – American President
* John D. Rockefeller – industrialist, philanthropist
* Lyndon B. Johnson – American President
* Pat Summit – basketball coach
* Rev. Billy Graham – evangelist, writer
* Robert A. Taft – Governor of Ohio
* Sam Walton – founder of Wal-Mart
* William Henry Harrison – American President

Fictional ESTJs (Characters)

* Lucy van Pelt – Peanuts (Charlie Brown)
* Mrs. Harbottle – All Creatures Great and Small
* Mrs. Rachel Lynde – Anne of Green Gables
* Princess Leia Organa – Star Wars
* The Mayor – The Music Man
* Tony Soprano – The Sopranos

ESTJ Career Matches

ESTJs are often happy with the following jobs which tend to match well with the Overseer/Protector personality.

* Accountant
* Auditor
* Banker
* Business Administrator
* Business Analyst
* Computer Specialist
* Detective
* Economist
* Editor
* Engineer
* Financial Officer
* Government Worker
* Insurance Agent
* Judge
* Lecturer
* Librarian
* Manager
* Marketer
* Military Leader
* Nursing Administrator
* Police
* Researcher
* Sales Representative
* Scientist
* Senior Manager
* Teacher
* Teacher/Professor
* Technical Specialist
* Underwriter
* Writer


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