Last week I met a dear friend of mine who mentioned 16personalities.com and intrigued me to the point of actually taking the personality test while driving back home Here’s a brief of my results:
ESTJs are representatives of tradition and order, utilizing their understanding of what is right, wrong and socially acceptable to bring families and communities together. Embracing the values of honesty, dedication and dignity, people with the ESTJ personality type are valued for their clear advice and guidance, and they happily lead the way on difficult paths. Taking pride in bringing people together, ESTJs often take on roles as community organizers, working hard to bring everyone together in celebration of cherished local events, or in defense of the traditional values that hold families and communities together.
Demand for such leadership is high in democratic societies, and forming no less than 11% of the population, it’s no wonder that many of America’s presidents have been ESTJs. Strong believers in the rule of law and authority that must be earned, ESTJ personalities lead by example, demonstrating dedication and purposeful honesty, and an utter rejection of laziness and cheating, especially in work. If anyone declares hard, manual work to be an excellent way to build character, it is ESTJs.
I never imagined that “Boromir” from The Lord of the Rings is ESTJ. Anyhow, the description of each of the 16 personalities is pretty detailed and at some point it’s like reading a book about yourself. It gets really weird when they dive into Strengths & Weaknesses, Romantic Relationships, Friendships, Parenthood, Career Paths, and Workplace Habits.
If you’re up to it go ahead and take the test, it only takes 12 minutes and you can learn so much about you.