ESTJ careers (The Top 11)

This blog is about ESTJ career but to clearly understand this topic, the blog answers questions relating to the topic like characteristics of ESTJ’s working environment, roles of an ESTJ as a member of the team or leader, and the blog also describes ESTJ person and listing the strengths and weaknesses of an ESTJ.

What are the best ESTJ careers?

  • Sales engineer
  • Stockbroker
  • Insurance Agent
  • Sales manager 
  • Purchasing agent 
  • Real-estate agent
  • Hotel manager
  • Credit analyst
  • Budget analyst
  • Insurance adjuster
  • Financial counselor
  • Project manager
  • Management consultant
  • Chief financial officer
  • Chief information officer
  • Military officer
  • Police officer
  • Airline pilot
  • Vocational teacher 
  • Farmer or rancher
  • Chef
  • Attorney 
  • Paralegal
  • Judge
  • Auditor
  • School principal
  • Property manager 
  • Restaurant owner
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist
  • Physician
  • Athletic trainer 
  • Civil engineer 
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Flight engineer
  • Database administrator 
  • Cost estimator
  • Factory supervisor
  • General contractor

What careers should ESTJs avoid?

There are, however, some careers that do not match the ESTJ personality type. This is because some careers are best matched with natural talents while others require thinking and behavioral abilities that do not come automatically with ESTJ. 

Careers that demand ESTJ to think beyond their abilities can mean to be boring or stressful to an ESTJ.

Some of these occupations that ESTJ should avoid.

  • Artist 
  • Graphic designer
  • Writer
  • Musician
  • Actor
  • Art Director
  • Cosmetologist
  • Restaurant host
  • Recreation worker
  • Preschool teacher
  • Social scientist 
  • Physical therapist
  • Childcare provider 
  • Social worker
  • Nurse Aide 
  • Veterinary assistant 
  • Psychologist 
  • Librarian 

How is an ESTJ like while at work?

  • They are excellent at organizing people, projects, and ideas 
  • They like to seek management positions to oversee and control decision making while enforcing major polices
  • ESTJs are instantly trusted to deliver and usually hold a good reputation due to their time management skills and completing tasks before their deadlines
  • They are flexible at effectively completing their projects
  • They also tend to be overworked because of the different tasks that they take
  • Their work environment is highly structured with a clear set of expectations and goals

What do ENTJs look for in a career?

  • Structure
  • Challenging problems or puzzles
  • Welcomed innovation
  • Clear guidelines for evaluation
  • Generous rewards
  • Objective performance reviews.

What are the roles of an ESTJ at work?

ESTJ as a Teammate

ESTJs are task-oriented and may disagree with other team members who opt to discuss projects for too long rather than implementing the ideas fast.

They always want to be the team leaders to lead in decision making 

ESTJs are good at planning with high esteem to deadlines and schedules 

They want to keep an organized structure with every member sticking to the rules, and an ESTJ may be extremely disturbed if members do not follow the rules

ESTJs love to take charge in leading the team to implement structure and take decisive actions.

They do not hold back anything. They are honest while sharing their objective evaluation

ESTJs are hardworking and expect their teammates to have the same zeal for production and result orientation

ESTJ as a Team  Leader 

As a leader, ESTJs always make sure that everyone abides by the organizational structure and rules while making sure that expectations and goals are clear to everyone. They also lay down rules on what, where, and how things should be done

While overseeing a project, they make sure It’s effectively executed as planned and, on the time specified.

They may sometimes stick to the traditional way of running things in the company and my failure to spot the need for innovations

ENTJs tend to hold on to past experiences which may be uncomfortable while working for future projects that could limit the success of the project

ESTJs also have respect for their superiors and are okay with taking orders from their superiors for as long as the same respect is reciprocated. They also seek to create a clear hierarchy and emphasize boundaries

Who is an ESTJ?

An ESTJ is a person with an ESTJ personality type, which is one of the 16 personality types known as the Myers- Briggs assessment. Just like the other 16 personality types, the acronym for ESTJ is (E)- extraversion, (S)- sensing, (T)- thinking, (J)- judgment.

This personality type is sometimes referred to as ‘supervisors’ or ‘commanders’ this is due to their leadership skills and their good command for order 

They also have a high preference for an organized structure 

What are the strengths and weaknesses of an ESTJ?

Each personality type has strengths and weaknesses which can have an impact on both their professional and private life


  • They are extroverts who enjoy being the center of attention. Their charisma and energy attract many people around them that love and admire them.
  • ESTJs are straight forward and honest with other people and thus people easily know their boundaries with them
  • They are thought of as being highly responsible, trustworthy, likable, and reliable.
  • They are result-oriented, always pushing themselves to attain their planned-out targets.


  • They are not okay with judgment and criticism from others. ESTJs blindly trust their judgments and values although they are sometimes wrong
  • ESTJs find it difficult in adapting to different people, therefore are not flexible and tend to be stubborn while taking decisions
  • They can sometimes tend to be judgmental to those that do not follow their values hence finding a company in those with whom they share the same values and interests.
  • They may find it hard expressing their feelings or emotions as well as showing empathy for others
  • ESTJs find it difficult coping to new environments and people this is because they get attached to clear structures and routines
  • They love following traditions and norms that any new changes make them uncomfortable.

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.

Which famous people are ENTJ?

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt as the U.S President
  • Richard Nixon, as the U.S President also.
  • Harrison Ford, Actor
  • Steve Martin, Actor
  • Whoopi Goldberg, Actress
  • Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister
  • David Letterman, Comedian


The blog is about ENTJ careers whereby several other questions relating to the topic of the blog were answered for a better understanding of the topic.

Frequently asked questions:

Are ENTJs able to get along with most people?

Yes, they do get along with people but mostly with those with whom they share the same interests and targets. While on the other hand, they may be viewed otherwise because they tend to mark their boundaries with people as leaders.

Why do ENTJs like INFJs?

ENTJs have a combination of both seriousness and warmth while INFJs can understand and tolerate the sometimes bossy ENTJ and be okay with conflict 

Is ENTJ rare?

Yes, ENTJ is not rare as it’s one of the least common of all personality types. ENTJ is the rarest type among women while 3% of the general population are men

Are ENTJs people smart?

Yes, ENTJs are smart in a way that they tend to use intellectual thoughts more than they use their emotions or feelings.


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