These descriptions can be found on Best Fit Types.
ESTJ On A Team
How ESTJs Build Relationships
For them, team relationships are about showing caring and concern by providing structure and organization. They enjoy being with people, keeping track of everyone, and staying connected. They want to establish a solid foundation of structure and routine. They often take responsibility for teaching people how to be responsible and what’s important so the team will be successful. They tend to have high expectations, of themselves and of others, and tend to push and educate colleagues on the right way to do things. They relate by taking care of what needs to be taken care of, working very hard, and giving of their time.
How ESTJs Deal with Conflict
Conflict often comes when others don’t share the load or follow through. When conflict occurs, their concern will be for the maintenance of the group. In interpersonal conflict, they are likely to take a direct approach, facing the conflict head-on and pushing back on issues they feel right about. And they want to be treated in the same way.
To Forge Better Relationships with ESTJs…
Provide a team environment that is stable and that honors time-tested practices and procedures. They enjoy a team approach where no one individual attempts to outshine or draw more attention to himself or herself than the group as a whole. Give them specific examples and comparisons to ground theories and abstractions in practical reality. For them, the team needs to have a time and task focus, agendas, and clearly defined outcomes, and the work of the team needs to follow the agreed-upon plan.
How ESTJs Approach Doing Work
They are likely to first want to be sure they are properly educated so they can be informed and learn the best way to do the job, and they will want this education to come quickly. They also want a clear sense of direction and chain of command. It is critical to them that things feel under control, and when there doesn’t seem to be any team leadership, they are likely to take control of the situation.
How ESTJs Make Decisions
While decisions are usually made quickly as to the right step to take now, they may still be more open to other ideas than their brusque manner might communicate. Decisions are usually based on criteria for keeping order and completing tasks and the responsible thing to do.
How ESTJs Respond to Change
When a change is needed or is happening, they are likely to look first to what has been done before, what is tried and true. In the area of something new, they like having some conventional examples to follow. They compare new information quickly to their large internal data bank of life experiences as well as the external rules and standards to be followed.