15 Most Effective ESTJ Anime Characters

In this brief guide, we will take a look at 15 of the most effective ESTJ anime characters, and also discuss some major ESTJ personality traits.

List of ESTJ Anime Characters

Here is a list of 15 very effective ESTJ anime characters:

  • Takaya Abe
  • Kanji Tatsumi
  • Akainu
  • Rudol Von Stroheim
  • Erza Scarlet
  • Izumi Curtis
  • Agatha
  • Temari 
  • Asuka Langley Sohryu
  • Spandam
  • Jean Kirstein
  • Mello
  • Sanemi Shinazugama
  • Kankuro
  • Tenya Iida

What is ESTJ?

ESTJ is a personality type in the Myers Briggs Personality test, and it stands for Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking and Judging.

Due to their aptitude for good judgment and logical thinking abilities based on facts and figures, as well as their ability to get things done effectively, ESTJs are often also called Executives.

Executives are known for, and crave, tradition and order, and they are good at utilizing their understanding of the black and white concepts of right, wrong and socially acceptable, which enables them to see the world quite clearly and therefore gives them the power to be able to work in it.

However, due to the clear distinction they see in right and wrong or for other concepts that may be binary in nature, their tendency to see it as black and white with no possibility for grays or ambiguity, they may sometimes be too rigid and inflexible, which may lead to interpersonal or social problems.

Think of a teacher that insists on strict rules and regulations for an assignment and refuses to accept anything but that, even though she may not be mean or angry about it, this is the kind of order these individuals crave.

ESTJs are all about values like honesty, dedication and dignity, and they take great pride in bringing people together due to their people oriented extraverted traits.

Due to the extroverted sensing function that is dominant in such personality types, they are also drawn to new challenges and people, as a means of gathering information which then drives the decisions baking or behavioral processes.

ESTJs are also great people to seek out for clear advice and guidance, due to their tendency of thinking things out well and the cognitive function of Judging as a dominant trait.

ESTJs may sometimes have problems breaking out of patterns and dealing with situations that are not necessarily in line with the values and ideas they have, and as a result they may sometimes get flustered in the face of unconventional things.

If you’re facing this, it may be a good idea to seek the help of a therapist or other mental health professional. You can find a therapist at BetterHelp who can help you learn how to cope and address it.

ESTJs are also quite big on loyalty and reliability, and when working with other people they may expect, and even chastise the absence of, accountability from each and every individual, which may sometimes make the personality types that are more free spirited and sensitive to criticism, like ENFP, bristle with discomfort.

However, ESTJs are also easy to discuss things with given their logical nature and when they are told of a situation in a simple, fact based manner which highlights the key aspects of a problem, they respond well and may even look into altering their actions depending on the people under their care.

ESTJ anime characters

Takaya Abe

Takaya Abe is a character on the show Big Windup!, and he shows some great ESTJ traits that may be seen in real life ESTJ individuals as well.

As an ESTJ anime character would be presumed to be, Abe is a serious and mature character and usually quite blunt when talking to someone, not sparing what needs to be said in favor of what might be more politically correct.

While he can be rather menacing in blunt in his criticism, Abe also equally praises and expresses his appreciations to his fellow players on the basketball team, but he refuses to coddle or humor anyone for the sake of it, which might be expected of an ESTJ that believes in efficiency and honesty.

Abe is also big on strategy and logical thinking, using these abilities often in games. These are methods an ESTJ might use frequently.

Kanji Tatsumi

Kanji Tatsumi is a character in the game Megami Tensei.

To understand why Kanji may seem like an ESTJ anime character, take a look at this prominent quote of his:

“I still don’t really get what bein’ “strong” means, but I’m gonna start by not lying to myself. No more being scared of everyone, hiding my hobbies, staying away from people… Anytime, anyplace, I’m gonna bust right through as my own self! That’s the way to deal with that “other me” in the TV world.”

This quote is emblematic of a true ESTJ personality, right from the conviction in one’s beliefs and the courage and strength to be one’s true self.

He exclaims that he wants to be himself and not hide away anything about him as well, which is something a lot of ESTJs may suffer from on occasion if they are too heavily criticized for their preoccupation with the details and minutiae of things.

Even Kanji’s hobbies like knitting, stitching or cooking, are reflective of his tendency to work with details and things that are tangible and observable, which is desirable to many ESTJ personality types.

Akainu (Sakazuki)

Akainu appears on the show One Piece and shows some definitely ESTJ traits in his portrayal.

Akainu has often been described as being a dogmatic leader that wants to play by the rules and follow rules to the fullest, which is something that may be seen in many ESTJs in leadership positions.

He believes in the concept of absolute Justice and can be somewhat ruthless in enforcing it, which may be seen in his motto which is “Thorough Justice”.

He can be rather stern and deadly serious, which may make him intimidating at times, but he can also be kind to people under his care, which is quite ESTJ in nature.

Rudol Von Stroheim

Rudol von Stroheim is a rather polar ESTJ anime character on the show JoJos Bizarre Adventure.

While the ESTJ traits in him are far more dramatized versions of what might be seen in most day to day, regular ESTJ personalities, the traits like bravery and loyalty to the country are some that may be seen in many ESTJ individuals.

He defends those he believes in and cares for, and while he can be callous in his behavior with others that he sees on the opposing team, he respects courage from everyone regardless of what team they are on.

Erza Scarlet

Erza Scarlet is an ESTJ anime character on the show Fairy Tail and is known by her trademark warrior-like appearance.

She shows many ESTJ characters that may be somewhat stereotypical, like being strict and ruthless, but she also shows characters that many people often overlook in ESTJs, which are kindness and loyalty and honesty to people they hold dear and things they believe in, which can be rather refreshing in a world that may seem too haphazard otherwise.

Erza also values efficiency, and can sometimes snap at people who don’t answer her questions quickly enough. 

She can also be rather cool-headed and passionate about things that she believes in.

Izumi Curtis

Izumi Curtis is an ESTJ anime character on the show Fullmetal Alchemist.

While Izumi introduces herself as a simple housewife and on the surface might even come across as one, she has a fearless sort of disposition underneath, and characters that associate with her sometimes fear aggravating her as well.

The ESTJ trait of seeking adventure and new knowledge can be seen in Izumi’s curiosity and open-mindedness.


Agatha is a character on the show Pokemon, as well as all the related materials like Manga, games, and so on.

Agatha is shown as having a rather short temper, but at the same time, she is a respected character who is wise and older, depicting the ESTJ seriousness and authority that they tend to assume in most conditions.

Agatha can also have some strong reactions to betrayal, which is another ESTJ trait, as ESTJs place a high premium on honesty and loyalty.

Agatha also makes sense as an ESTJ anime character due to her expertise and precise nature of working in whatever she does.


Temari is an ESTJ anime character on the popular show Naruto.

Temari is shown to be a rather blunt person, speaking what is on her mind at all times and not mincing any words, in true ESTJ fashion.

She is also quite prudent and stoic and does not engage in emotional and obvious displays of affection or another sentiment.

At a later point in the show, she also serves as a diplomatic liaison between Sunagakure and Konohagakure, which is a role many ESTJs might find themselves in given their propensity for details and clear decision-making processes.

Asuka Langley Sohryu

Asuka Langley Sohryu is a character on the show Neon Genesis Evangelion.

She shows ESTJ traits like being kind and helpful but at the same time very stern in her beliefs and being quite stoic.

Asuka is also shown as being a very proud individual, and she is especially proud of her abilities related to piloting.

She can also be somewhat stubborn and finds it difficult to express her feelings often, which are also traits one might find in real ESTJ personalities, making her a believable ESTJ anime character.


Spandam is another ESTJ anime character on the show One Piece.

Spandam is a believer of the same Absolute Justice concept that Sakazaki (Akainu) believes in, and he values honesty and loyalty and accountability for one’s actions just as much, which may make him come across as slightly dogmatic as well.

He also has no qualms about any of the things he may have to do in the acquisition of things he wants or goals he wants to achieve, which also represents the determined attitude of many ESTJs.

Jean Kirstein

Jean Kirstein is an ESTJ anime character on the show Attack on Titans, and he makes for a great character study of ESTJ personality traits.

Jean is shown as having a blunt personality. He usually says what is on his mind without really holding back or taking stock of who he is saying it to.

In addition, Jean is also a pragmatic person, and he also values traits like honesty and can be rather critical of people who are too idealistic, showing that he believes more in the real and factual, rather than concepts and ideologies, which is also quite typically ESTJ.


Mello is a character on the show Death Note.

Mello shows some ESTJ characteristics like being extremely ambitious and needing to be the best in what they are doing, and he may sometimes be driven to doing things the wrong way, in this need.

His goal is simply to become number one and do whatever it takes to become so. While this is not something that every ESTJ will do, obviously, it does show the determinedness and blind ambition ESTJs may have towards their goals.

Sanemi Shinazugama

Sanemi Shinazugama is a character on the show Kimetsu No Yaiba.

Sanemi shows characteristics of ESTJ personality like being blunt and stubborn, and being acutely aware of the differences in concepts in a binary, black-and-white sort of manner.

He can also be somewhat cold and dismissive, sometimes, and though this is the result of his fear of losing people he loves, it can still be quite reminiscent of the Executive personality, making him a good ESTJ anime character.


Kankuro is another ESTJ anime character on the show Naruto.

Kankuro is the type of person who would want to avoid unnecessary fighting and wants to achieve his goals without it, if possible. 

However, in true ESTJ fashion, he will do what it takes to achieve the things he wants, 

And he is also very realistic about things around him, and also shows pride in things well done.

Tenya Iida

Tenya Iida appears on the show My Hero Academia and shows some great ESTJ personality traits.

Tenya often looks severe or unfriendly, but he is just really straightforward like many ESTJs, and one can see a great deal of discipline in him.

He also engages in plenty of friendly gestures that make it amply clear that he is just really driven but not hostile at all.

Tenya can also be rather sophisticated and earnest, perhaps because of his elite upbringing too, in addition to his ESTJ anime character traits.

He also takes things quite seriously, making sure he gives his all to everything he does, and not doing anything hallways.


In this brief guide, we took a look at 15 of the most effective ESTJ anime characters, and also discussed some major ESTJ personality traits.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): ESTJ anime characters

What is an ESTJ personality type?

ESTJ personality type is also known as the executive, and they have traits of Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging.

The ESTJ can be outspoken and tends to be a person of principles, and also express them rather frequently.

ESTJ stands for Extravert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging, and is a personality type given by the Myers Briggs Personality test that reveals any one of 16 personalities.

Who Should an Estj marry?

ESTJ should marry someone with introverted tendencies but judging and thinking oriented personality as well.

It may be assumed that ESTJ can marry an ISTP or INTP.

Who are Estj attracted to?

ESTJs may likely be attracted to confident people who believe in their goals, and don’t delve in too much vague stuff.

ESTJs like order and clarity, so they likely won’t find someone that is too flighty and free-spirited, as they may find this person confusing and not know how to keep up with them.

What personality type is Tanjiro?

The personality type of Tanjiro may be ENFJ, owing to his kind and caring tendency and extroverted traits.

He may also be ENFJ due to traits like idealism and determination to pursue his dreams and goals with a single-minded focus.



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