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ESTJ - The "Overseer"

Jungian Personality Types, Take the Personality Test

ESTJs are responsible, logical, norm-following hard workers. Their efforts are carried out in a practical, structured manner. ESTJs trust facts and experiences more than theories. They are decisive, loyal, tradition observing individuals. They enjoy being the person in charge and often make good supervisors. See MyPersonality PRO™ for a full description of your personality type.

ESTJ Representation



SJ (Protector)

ESTJ Population
Total: 13%
Male: 16%
Female: 10%

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About the ESTJ
Expert Quotes & Links

"ESTJs live in a world of facts and concrete needs. They live in the present, with their eye constantly scanning their personal environment to make sure that everything is running smoothly and systematically. They honor traditions and laws, and have a clear set of standards and beliefs."
- Portrait of an ESTJ (The Personality Page)

"...go by experience and that is what counts, not speculation and experimentation, and certainly not fantasy. They keep their feet firmly on the ground and make sure that those under their supervision do the same..."
"responsible, finisher, decisive, norm following, respects authority, punctual, hard working, stiff, self confident"
- Jung Type Descriptions (ESTJ) (
"ESTJs thrive on order and continuity. Being extraverted, their focus involves organization of people, which translates into supervision. While ENTJs enjoy organizing and mobilizing people according to their own theories and tactically based agendas, ESTJs are content to enforce "the rules," often dictated by tradition or handed down from a higher authority."
- ESTJ Profile (TypeLogic)

"ESTJs prefer occupations that require an organized, logical, and practical bent that incorporates an effective use of time and resources. They pay attention to the organization's hierarchy and use policies and procedures to help them to move the tasks along. They like making decisions and dealing with concrete, specific facts."
- ESTJ - The Enforcer (Lifexplore)

Famous ESTJs

Real ESTJ People

Fictional ESTJs (Characters)

  • Lucy van Pelt - Peanuts (Charlie Brown)
  • Mrs. Harbottle - All Creatures Great and Small
  • Mrs. Rachel Lynde - Anne of Green Gables

ESTJ Career Matches

ESTJs are often happy with the following jobs which tend to match well with the Overseer/Protector personality.

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Administrator
  • Banker
  • Computer Specialist
  • Detective
  • Engineer
  • Economist
  • Editor
  • Financial Officer
  • Government Worker
  • Insurance Agent
  • Judge
  • Librarian
  • Lecturer
  • Military Leader
  • Marketer
  • Manager
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Police
  • Researcher
  • Senior Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Scientist
  • Technical Specialist
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Teacher
  • Underwriter
  • Writer

ESTJ Communities

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More ESTJ Information

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