In this brief guide, we will look at a comprehensive list of ESTP fictional characters and take a more detailed look at some special ones who show a lot of ESTP personality traits.
A list of ESTP Fictional Characters
Given below is a full list of some of the best ESTP Fictional Characters:
- Rayla: The Dragon Prince
- Matt LeBlanc: Episodes
- Cana Alberona: Fairy Tail
- Glen Quagmire: Family Guy
- Brian O’Conner: Fast & Furious Franchise
- Wally West: The Flash
- Ikumi Mito: Food Wars!
- Terunori Kuga: Food Wars!
- Vod: Fresh Meat
- Logan Huntzberger: Gilmore Girls
- Mercedes Jones: Glee
- Santana Lopez: V
- Sonny Corleone: The Godfather
- Neil Melendez: The Good Doctor
- Crowley: Good Omens
- Eleanor Shellstrop: The Good Place
- Harvey Bullock: Gotham
- Stan Pines: Gravity Falls
- Valkyrie: Marvel’s Cinematic Universe
- Jean-Phillipe “Fantomex”: Marvel’s Comics
- Remy Etienne LeBeau “Gambit”: Marvel’s Comics
- Hatsumomo: Memoirs of a Geisha
- Ernest Hemingway: Midnight in Paris
- Richard ‘Rick’ O’Connell: The Mummy
- Aramis: BBC’s The Musketeers
- Denki Kaminari: My Hero Academia
- Kiba Inuzuka: Naruto Shippuden
- Kisame Hoshiga: Naruto Shippuden
- Samantha Jones: Sex and the City
- John Willoughby: Sense and Sensibility
- Steve: Shameless
- Mary Morstan: Sherlock
- Russ Hanneman: Silicon Valley
- Bart Simpson: The Simpsons
5 In-Depth Portraits of ESTP Fictional Characters
The ESTP personality is also known as Entrepreneur and these individuals tend to be charismatic, focused on the present but thoughtful, and practical learners.
ESTP fictional characters generally tend to have a dry wit and they are usually quite funny, and at the same time, they are also very relatable because they are generally shown as being flawed in some way or another.
ESTP characters have an odd sense of right and wrong, and they are usually very sure of themselves, exactly like the true ESTPs are.
ESTPs are also not very concerned about the past of the future, and this tendency may be seen very clearly in ESTP fictional characters as well.
Keeping this brief description in mind, let us learn a bit more about this personality type by delving a little deeper into some ESTP fictional characters.
Oliver Queen from Arrow
Oliver Queen from Arrow is a well known ESTP fictional character, and this is evident in how much importance he gives to his own experience of the world, and his desire to keep experiencing it.
In the beginning he parties, he drinks, and sleeps around, which is all done in an effort to better experience everything around him, and which a lot of people with ESTP traits may associate with.
Because of his ESTP personality, Oliver is also very action-oriented, and more than being a feeler or thinker he is a “doer” above everything else.
Due to his extroverted sensing function, we may also notice that he has a more kinesthetic intelligence, which is also likely what makes him so observant.
Frank Abagnale from Catch me if You Can
Frank Abagnale from the movie Catch me if you Can is a crook who steals and lies, but with amazing panache, and evades authorities for the longest time.
Like a true ESTP, Frank is addicted to the thrill of the chase and is constantly immersing himself in new situations and seeing how long he can get away with winging it, which also helps him collect a whole lot of stuff in a relatively short period of time.
The sensing function of a typical ESTP allows him to be observant of other people and how they perceive him which serves the double function of allowing him to commit his crimes and also a chameleon and able to be so many different people.
His introverted thinking ability allows him to focus on applying the other abilities on strategy and facing challenges and through it, he takes care of the different variables involved in various situations and acts calmly to get through them.
Eleanor Shellstrop from The Good Place
Eleanor Shellstrop is an ESTP fictional character on the show The Good Place and she shows some very typical traits of this personality type.
She is a person of action at the outset and even though she grows and matures considerably during the show, she is not a fan of anything abstract at the beginning.
She reaches the bad place because of her selfish actions in her life and when she does, she is paired up with an indecisive, introverted philosophy professor, who then helps her figure out how to be a nice person, and her struggles to deal with abstract concepts of philosophy are evident throughout the show.
Her growth is also symbolic of the typical real-world ESTP person though, these people may start out as novelty-seeking and somewhat selfish individuals, but there is not really much malic in them always, and they can usually grow into full individuals who can use their energy and excitement for good.
However, in the beginning, Eleanor is a typical immature ESTP who does not care in the least about the consequences of her actions.
Her extroverted sensing function makes her pretty much jump into and experience every situation and the minute she is done with one thing she may immediately go looking for the next novelty.
Eleanor is an ESTP because of another trait that may be witnessed when she starts studying with Chidi, and that is the tendency of thee individuals to learn through experience and direct interaction and not being able to learn from books alone.
It is often stated that the typical ESTP is not built for the classroom or the traditional academic structures and they learn more by being out in the wild than they do from books and other things.
Eleanor is incredibly aware of her physical surroundings, which is another result of her sensing function, and this is a huge reason for her ability to keep spotting that they are in the bad place, because these people tend to be acutely aware of their environment at almost all times.
Due to her introverted thinking function, Eleanor also tends to not take other people’s feelings into consideration and may often make decisions based on how she is feeling in a given moment, which is actually why she ends up in a bad place, to begin with.
Additionally, it would be wrong to say that Eleanor is a bad person because when she realizes that she does not belong there, she gets ready to go even though it means going to hell.
Amy Pond from Doctor Who
Amy Pond is another great ESTP character and she features on the show Doctor Who as one of his companions.
Amy Pond is known as “The Girl Who Waited”, because of how long she waited for the doctor to come back and take her away on his adventures.
This shows, better than anything else, Amy’s sensing traits in action, and she needs stimulation and variety in life to be able to enjoy it truly.
She engages in risky and novelty-seeking behavior fairly often and she actually tries to have sex with the doctor right before her wedding as well.
The idea of routine and schedules bothers her a lot, which can be seen in how she runs away right before her wedding even though she knows that she might not be able to get back in time or worse, not get back at all.
Amy Pond is a typical ESTP as she craves constant outward stimulation to be interested and she has the need to understand the world through experience.
This personality type interacts with the world through hands-on experience and usually may not care much for abstract concepts and life of reflection and this kind of person may get easily bored as soon as the stimulation is lacking.
The introverted thinking function of the ESTP usually leads them to make decisions that are not particularly related to other people and they may be focused much more on themselves, basing their decisions on their emotions and their need for experiences.
Many ESTP individuals are often accused of being selfish for this very reason, as their need for adventure and experience and their introverted thinking just seems to take them so far away from people.
In Amy Pond, we see the introverted thinking function in action all the time as it directs her away from people and towards risky situations and strategy.
Han Solo from Star Wars
Han Solo is an iconic character from the Star Wars franchise and almost everyone knows at least some of his traits, and many ESTPs will rejoice to know that he is a rather typical ESTP fictional character.
Han Solo prefers to be in the action, which is a key feature of the ESTP personality, as they are ruled by the perceiving processes and extroverted sensation is their dominant function.
The typical ESTP likes adventures and novelty, and this is extremely evident in Han Solo, as he is definitely one for adventure and he often seeks the adrenaline rush of danger and action, which is also something else a lot of ESTPS may relate to.
ESTP may sometimes get into impulsive and reckless situations because of how novelty-seeking they are, and they usually gain energy from these situations, much like Han Solo.
He doesn’t care much about politics or Luke Skywalker’s religion, and he is different from a lot of the characters in the movies because he lives so much in the present, as realists and practical people like ESTPs tend to do.
Since he is high on sensing traits, he is also skeptical of the Force until he has experienced it before his own eyes, and like a typical ESTP, he also quickly loses attention when something around him does not concern him very much, as he constantly needs his outer world to interest him.
He seeks excitement most of all and doesn’t really have any other needs per se, which may be seen in his tendency to go from helping the Rebels out to leaving them and back again depending on the excitement that interests him.
He works in the moment and enjoys the act of improvising according to his needs, and he will rarely be seen planning for the future or dwelling in the past as any other personality type might do.
In this brief guide, we looked at a comprehensive list of ESTP fictional characters and took a more detailed look at some special ones who show a lot of ESTP personality traits. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): ESTP Fictional Characters
What is an Estp personality?
ESTP stands for Extravert, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving, and this is a personality type given by Jung’s and Briggs Myers’ theories of personality type.
Who do Estp get along with?
ESTP can get along with someone like an ISFJ, as their function stacks are quite complementary to each other.
ESTP may also get along rather well with people with any kind of introverted sensing, like ISTJ.
Are Estp good leaders?
ESTPs can be good leaders, but they are more likely to be the type of leaders that people relate to and are charmed by, rather than the tough as nails type leader that people respect.
ESTPs as leaders may also be somewhat task-oriented and focused, but only if the situation calls for it, generally they may be fairly relaxed and casual.