This is a discussion on ESTJ Stereotypes within the ESTJ Forum - The Guardians forums, part of the SJ's Temperament Forum- The Overseers category; Originally Posted by Lance Tell me what ESTJ stereotypes you have heard of. This is in no way an attack ...
ya the estj i know is not boring.....liberal...very liberal actually.....and doesnt follow rules.
I don't know many ESTJ, though... Just myself.
Yeah, maybe it's just because I haven't noticed ESTJs that didn't fit the stereotypes, but pretty much all of the ones I can think of did. But in a Guardian-dominated society I don't think that's necessarily the case, it's just the extremes stand out. It wouldn't make sense at least, since maturity is different from temperament.
Being an ESTJ, I've got some stereotypes that I'd like to debunk:
1. ESTJ's are boring because they play by the rules.Totally incorrect. We respect the rules, but that doesn't mean we don't play our butts off. I mean, serisouly, when you play by the rules, you're bound to have more fun when you win, because you did it fairly and without any extra help. Part of my philosophy: work hard, play hard. We ESTJ's may play by the rules, but if there's a loophole, you can bet we'll find it and exploit it! hahaha2. ESTJ's are bossy.This isn't necessarily true. Sure, we can come across as domineering and/or demanding, but it's usually because the people we're dealing with are completely incompetent, or they're shirking responsibility. One thing that I hate (and I'm guessing other ESTJ's do, too), is irresponsibility.3. ESTJ's are "penny-wise and uber-pound-wise."This also isn't necessarily true. I have the tendency to be fairly lax with money. I work to make it so I can spend it on things that I want. That's the point of having a job, right?What do you think?