Writing Personality: Bold Action
A lot of people are afraid to say what they want.
Thatís why they donít get what they want.
óMadonnaESTP writers are action-oriented. They focus on facts to solve concrete problems. They want goals and expectations to be established up front. They have little regard for rules that donít help them meet their objectives.
E: Extraversion preferred to introversion
ESTPs get their energy from people and activity in their external world. Spending time alone can leave them listless and bored. They enjoy interacting with a large group of friends and acquaintances. They generally act before reflecting.
S: Sensation preferred to intuition
ESTPs are concrete thinkers, placing more trust in past experience than in flashes of insight. Theyíre more interested in sensory data than in the patterns perceived by the unconscious mind. ESTPs tend to be intellectually contentóthey want to enjoy the world.
T: Thinking preferred to feeling
ESTPs prefer to use their thinking function when making decisions. They place more emphasis on the impersonal rule of logic than on the effect that actions have on people. They tend to be skeptical in evaluating ideas, whether their own or someone elseís.
P: Perception preferred to judgment
ESTPs like to keep their options open. They enjoy beginning new projects and exploring opportunities as they arise. ESTPs think in terms of possibilities rather than likelihoods.
Writing Process of the ESTP
ESTPs may approach a writing project in the following ways:
- Begin by assembling a wide variety of facts. This gives them a detailed view of the topic. Then, they weed out what doesnít fit.
- Seek clarity, and organize their material logically. Naturally competitive, they may enjoy writing about subjects that showcase their skills at troubleshooting or negotiating.
- Build their topic around a visual element. This might be a chart, a graphicóeven a quotation. They may follow a template thatís worked in the past, rather than inventing something new. Just be sure to give a new slant on the old idea to keep it fresh.
- Prefer writing in an active environment where they can shape their ideas by discussing them with others. You may also want to use a voice recorder so you donít have to work shackled to a computer.
Potential Blind Spots of the ESTP
ESTPs may experience the following pitfalls:
- May procrastinate because they perform well under the pressure of a looming deadline. However, ESTPs donít enjoy working quietly for long stretches. Be sure to schedule frequent breaks so you can re-energize.
- Enjoy factual analysis but have little enthusiasm for theories and abstractions. Orient your topic toward achieving results. Include a call to action.
- May fail to consider the audience. Where appropriate, incorporate a human element into your writing to help readers connect to the topic. Use your powers of persuasion to sway others to your point of view. Ask someone you trust to review your writing to make sure youíve achieved the desired effect.
Source: The ESTP Writing Personality: Bold*Action | Andrea J. Wenger: Write*with*Personality