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I know someone who was typed as ESTP, but he is quite shy and sometimes even stutters slightly when he speaks. Is it possible he was mistyped?
 

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Seems a bit odd for even an ISTP to be timid. So my answer is yes.

Remember quiet and timid are two different things. ESTP can be quiet
 
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I know someone who was typed as ESTP, but he is quite shy and sometimes even stutters slightly when he speaks. Is it possible he was mistyped?
That depends. Did you sleep with him? I know that's my test. :unsure:
 
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How old is he? What is your relationship to him? How long have you known him - do you know him very well or is he new in your life? If he's very young, he may just be in an awkward phase. If he's interested in you, he may be shy because he's still figuring out his approach. Or, he could be shy because you're new and he's not sure how to act around you yet.
 

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i refuse to believe ESTPs as shy. It's a diversion tactic! lol j/k
I'm inclined to agree to the possibility. Only because the ESTP that I went out with last weekend was trying to convince me he was an Introvert.
 

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What you guys are percieving as shyness in an ESTP is really just us being quiet because we're gathering intel. >;) I do it all the time.
Well in my case, I knew my guy could not be an introvert or shy. He didn't act like one at all. He was just yanking my chain for the fun of it.

I was just agreeing with "diversion tactic", rather than there being an actual "shy" ESTP. But he does get more quiet when football is on.
 

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Quiet yes, shy no. If I am quiet and avoiding conversation then I am not interested or it's not the appropriate time or place to socialize. Also, I am quiet when I am observing the atmosphere of a room.
 

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I'm not going to quote individual posts, coz that will take forever...

Coming from an INTJ, I'm quiet, but he really does seem shy. I only know him in a work related way and I see him as more of an ESTJ, possibly, because we haven't worked closely, so I don't know him that well. He's MBTI results came up in a conversation. He's mid-twenties.

It's no biggie, I was just wondering and thought to ask for your expert opinions. :laughing:
 

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usually when Im quiet, Im observing the room im in and everyone in it..for any estp to be timid then I question their type
 

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I can't imagine an ESTJ being shy either. In fact, the only Extroverted type I've personally known who managed to be shy was an ENFJ. The others have all been pretty engaging.
 

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Really? I was told that of the ENFJs. The ENFPs I've known have been manic as hell.
People make me hyper as hell, but usually it's overcompensation. I "perform" like a comedian on stage if there a lot of people around. But it's a technique that still separates myself from the group in order to feel safe.

One on one if I like a guy, I'm so scared I usually take off. Lol. That's pretty typical for ENFPs. We get really shy around those we like romantically. This is why people have such a hard time figuring out whether we are crushing on them or not. Because to outsiders, it appears like we "flirt" with everybody.
 
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ENFPs get really shy. We are the most introverted extroverts. We get panic attacks and everything.
This is true. As a psych degree graduate and someone who did social psych as one of his dominant streams just so he could do personality stuff...This is 100% true.
 

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What moby and pink said about ENFPs is correct. they can be very shy and can shut down for long periods of time.
 

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Haha no! He probaly just realy likes you and your making him nervous he probaly isnt so shy once he gets comfortable around ypu and this could take a while you never know but just make sure to always make eye contact and smile alot if your a girl you can never do enough of that
 

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I agree with ryder. He might be little nervous and 'observe' you. You will see after some time if he's really "shy".
 
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