And that's one reason I like ESTPs. You are unafraid to tell the world what you think.If you're referring to Donald Trump then no. I think he's a dick that has no business being the President of the U.S
Immaturity sucks no matter the type though. I live by one rule which is ''try not to be a dick''. Apart from that rule I do what I feel like doing.And that's one reason I like ESTPs. You are unafraid to tell the world what you think.
I find that I have two reactions to ESTPs. I usually like their straightforward approach to the world, because it is easy for me to understand. I don't have to spend time guessing motivations and worrying about feelings. I can relax and have fun with them. If we have a thoughtful conversation, I often find their take on the world quite insightful, in a way very different from my approach. That is good for me.
Some ESTPs can be kind of scary. They seem to tramp through life and not worry about who is getting hurt along the way. And a few seem to actually enjoy hurting and manipulating others - like they are getting an emotional high from the power trip. But that is mostly among immature people who have insecurity issues - think high school. (And the president.)
@hornpipe2 thinks this way as well. When I think of it, I don't see him as an ESTP so much as someone who has inferior Ni - just complete inability to plan. But then, I also hold the opinion that he has at least one Axis II disorder, potential neurological damage, and maybe even more legitimate clinical disorders. I do take the (more uncommon) opinion that he's an Enneatype 3 rather than an Enneatype 7w8 that most think he is.Why do we think Trump is a T? This is a guy who said his net worth varies day to day based on how he feels. He always seemed like an ESFP to me.
I don't know what I think of you because I don't know you, but I can tell you about the three ESTPs that I do know fairly well: my childhood friend (female), my ex (male) and my colleague/friend (male).
Who wants to know, and why?
It depends on how mature the ESTP is. My dad is an ESTP. I've been around a few mature ESTPs that I get along with very well. I've noticed that both myself and mature ESTPs appreciate each others insights on different topics and the fact that we can both learn from each other. On the other hand, a little goes a long way in terms of being around an immature ESTP. I spent a lot of time around two ESTPs during my senior year of High School, and they would constantly be moving around and causing disruption. If I'd call them out on it, they would go off and try to inflict hell on me for a period of time. Again, those two weren't a good impression of ESTPs for me, but I've found that I get along pretty well with the rest of them.
Thank you for the answer, I don't know much about types but found this forum. So I don't really know how to answer your question. Also I forgot about the site and went to do other stuff which is why my answer is so late.I don't know what I think of you because I don't know you, but I can tell you about the three ESTPs that I do know fairly well: my childhood friend (female), my ex (male) and my colleague/friend (male).
What I appreciate about them is:
- They all took the initiative to approach me.
- They are uncomplicated about socializing (no drama, no overthinking based on weird assumptions).
- They can read people's body language well and know what is going on, e.g. territorial matters (if they are in your personal space they will be there on purpose and they also know how to sneak up in a non-threatening way; I also know where they are because they have physical reality to me due to Se; they're not 'phaseshifted' like Ne-doms and aux). They know if someone fancies them or not and don't fall over backwards when someone is friendly to them (XNTPs can't deal with spontaneous friendliness because they think it's something else, either an attack or a flirting).
- They are good at figuring me when it comes to Ni, Se, my general habits and preferences. Not so good at figuring out how Te-Fi works. They expect Fe-Ti and unpleasant surprises, but they are grateful when they get a pleasant surprise via Te-Fi (the bossy voice annoys them and they expect trouble, but then I fuss with them.)
- When they drag me somewhere to socialize, it's clear that they actually want to socialize with me. It's not just a mission that they are on where they have a theory that I should socialize more (but with somebody else). They praise me and indicate that I'm a brave little kitty who is trying very hard when I go to horrible noisy places with them. They can accept my explanation that too many sensory inputs overwhelm me and make me go quiet and they fuss with me when I admit that. Some other types just act like I'm an awkward shit but they are no better themselves in this respect.
- When they troll me too much or diss me, I can fight back by shouting and spontaneous Se reactions. They can take that and won't pursue the same point forever. ENTPs like to troll me, but I can't fire back with Se because it would be unfair on them and they can't actually deal with that, no matter how much they big themselves up.
What I don't like that much:
- Their tendency to assume that they are the only people who ever get anything done and that everyone has/ should have the same aims as them.
These two factors cause no end of unnecessary arguments. But then again, I can talk back to them more easily than to other types. It's just not conducive to harmonious relations.
What do you think of INTJs?