5 Mind-Blowing ESTP secrets (A detailed list)

In this brief guide, we will take a look at 5 mind-blowing ESTP secrets, and other things related to the MBTI, like the most hated MBTI personality type, unstable MBTI personality types, and Famous ESTP people and characters in fiction.

Secrets of ESTP personality

The ESTP personality can seem somewhat enigmatic to those who are not very familiar to them and it may look like the average ESTP is full of secrets.

The big secret of ESTP personality may also be the simple fact that these people learn through action and actually dealing with a situation, and unless they interact with their environment or actually experience something for themselves they may not have much appreciation for it at all.

This may be evident in the fact that a lot of them found themselves not fitting into the regular study or academic schedule of most institutions, and they may often find that they learn through experience and direct interaction. 

The secret to teaching an ESTP is that even though you may try to teach them through books and lectures you have t eventually make sure that they can connect what they learn in a classroom with what they actually experience in the real-world setting.

The ESTPs are absolutely fantastic at convincing others, which is the primary reason they have earned the title of entrepreneurs, given that they can sell anything to anyone, really.

A great example of this is Donald Trump, the current President of the United States and a long-time businessman and television personality, who is the reason the Trump brand means anything at all despite some of the failures it has also seen.

Donald Trump is a great example of the ESTP personality, and he shows very well how convincing an ESTP personality can be, and how great they are at interacting with people.

There is no secret about the ESTP ability to be charming and reach out to others, and their ability for executing things in the right manner with other people.

The ESTP is likely the most extroverted of all the MBTI personality types and they have an innate need to connect with people around them and work with them, rather than a need to lead them or have power as the ESTJ might. 

The ESTP also has an engaging and friendly style that helps them along with their ventures and makes them the kind of person that seems to have no secrets from anyone.

Another secret to the ESTP having such success with people may be the fact that they are able to pick up on the most minimal nonverbal cues, which helps them understand the people around them better, and allows them in practices such as negotiating, selling, making deals, arbitrating,  trying to achieve the impossible.

ESTP Secret 1: They can be Sensitive to others

The picture of the ESTP as someone who is just all flash and going around being amazing and getting along with others may hide the ESTP secret tendency to be sensitive and touchy about things.

The ESTP can often be rather sensitive to things, especially things they may be insecure about, and if they pick up on any problems in the people around them and they feel like they are being rejected in some way, they may either lash out vehemently or they may turn the pain inward and feel depressed and anxious.

The ESTP tends to be very extroverted without actually sharing a lot about them as well, so when these emotions they keep so tightly coiled inside themselves come out, it can be rather cathartic to them, but if they come out in the wrong sort of context, they can also bring them all sorts of pain.

ESTP Secret 2: They may take Unnecessary risks

Because they are entrepreneurial in nature and they have the extroverted sensing function as a dominant function, it should be no secret that the ESTP can take unnecessary risks in order to make their goals within reach.

The ESTP tends to be very single-minded in terms of what they have set their eyes on and they usually have no qualms about what they need to do to get what they want, which may make them very successful, but can sometimes lead them into problematic situations as well.

The ESTP may take some not very calculated business-related risks and they may not always pay off, which can then be something the ESTP may not know how to deal with.

ESTP Secret 3: They can take Quick Decisions

The ESTP has an introverted thinking function which is usually related to careful analysis and assessment of information and decisions that need to be taken, but a huge ESTP secret to their success is that they are just as able to make quick decisions as they are of careful and methodical analysis of things.

An entrepreneur or business person, or just anyone who is selling anything, really, news to be able to make quick and on the spot decisions very often, and this little ESTP secret likely comes from the fact that they have the extroverted sensation function as the dominant one, and that probably also affects how they take decisions on certain occasions.

ESTP Secret 4: They like being on their own

This is another huge secret of the ESTP personality, that even though they are so good at being around people and they usually like working with people and reaching out to them for something or the other, at the end of the day, they like their company more than anything else, and they may not necessarily mind being alone.

The ESTP may be almost narcissistic in their love of self, and while it is sweet and healthy in someone who does not take it too far, the love for their own image in an unhealthy ESTP may lead to problems for nearly everyone around them, as when this love for self combines with an almost ruthless sense of achievement motivation, it can catapult these people into situations they may not be able to handle.

ESTP Secret 5: They are Ruthless

The last big ESTP secret is that one should not be fooled by their happy-go-lucky and charming personality because that is just what they behave like to get to their goals, underneath and shiny happiness is an almost machine-like mind that works tirelessly to get these people the best possible solutions to their problems nearly constantly.

Famous ESTP People

Here is a list of some of the most famous ESTP people:

  • Donald Trump
  • Helen Mirren
  • Tommy Lee Jones
  • Eddie Murphy
  • John Wayne
  • David Tennant
  • Michael J. Fox
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Mike Tyson
  • Steve Nash
  • Joe Montana
  • Dan Marino
  • Dale Carnegie
  • Anna Wintour
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Axl Rose
  • Dave Mustaine
  • Amy Winehouse

ESTP Characters in Fiction

Here is a list of ESTP characters in fiction to give you a more accurate idea of what ESTPs are like.

  • Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)   
  • Raven Reyes (the 100) 
  • Summer (500 Days of Summer)
  • King of Ooo (Adventure Time)
  • Martin Mertens (Adventure Time)   
  • Lance Hunter (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)  
  • Aladdin, (Disney’s Aladdin)
  • Klaus American Day)
  • Technical Boy (American Gods)
  • Amy Pond (Doctor Who)
  • Frank Abanagle (Catch me if you can)
  • Gina Linetti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • The Prince of Edinburgh (The Crown)
  • Eleanor Shellstrop (The Good Place)
  • Robin Longstride (Robin Hood)
  • Han Solo (Star Wars)

Most Unstable MBTI Personality

It is irresponsible and pointless to comment on a personality type in a way that calls them the most unstable personality type because there are just far too many variables involved, not to mention the fact that unstable as a psychological phenomenon means nothing unless one is talking about Emotionally Unstable Personality, also known as Borderline Personality.

It is possible that when people ask what the most unstable personality type in MBTI is they are likely talking about the emotional responsiveness of a person, meaning who is more likely to act out and be more emotional, and who is more likely to have more inward-focused and quieter traits.

Since asking who is unstable is not a valid measure of anything, we are not discussing here what personality type is more or less likely to have a mental health condition because there simply is no research behind that hypothesis; instead, let us talk about the characteristics of each personality that may be problematic at all, should they reach unhealthy levels.

Typically, those with high intuition and feeling functions tend to be more emotional and more liable to emotional outbursts, and the people who have more sensing and thinking function tend to be more methodical or rigid.

Both variants are unstable, so to speak, but the instability manifests differently

Looking at the MBTI system of personality traits:

  • INTP: too logical and may therefore struggle with healthy processing and expression of emotions.
  • ISFP: Too strongly attached to their beliefs and values and may therefore struggle to let go even when they need to.
  • INFP: Maybe too emotional and hold on to emotionally destructive things even when they shouldn’t.
  • ESFP: Too aware of sensory stimulation and too focused on it; may lead to anxiety or stress.
  • ESFJ: Maybe too focused on achieving things and emotions may be too tied to achievement.
  • ENFP: May have trouble taking responsibility for their actions and alienate others due to their unintentional selfishness.
  • ISTJ: Maybe afraid of change and have bad reactions to it.
  • INFJ: Maybe too concerned with keeping things ordered and organized and the slightest chaos may throw them off.
  • INTJ: may have emotions that are too complex for them to focus on or process, let alone express.
  • ENTJ: may be somewhat merciless at times and then feel guilty about it and/or hurt people.
  • ISFJ: may be far too unsure of themselves
  • ENTP: may analyze things far too much and throw themselves into self-doubt.
  • ENFJ: may micromanage far more than necessary, needs to control everything about the environment.
  • ISTP: Maybe too skeptical and think they are right for being so.
  • ESTP: Maybe selfish or cunning depending on what they want, and may also find it far too easy to lie to protect self-image.

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we took a look at 5 mind-blowing ESTP secrets, and other things related to the MBTI, like the most hated MBTI personality type, unstable MBTI personality types, and Famous ESTP people and characters in fiction. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments you may have about this topic or suggestions for what you may want us to do in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): ESTP Secrets

What attracts Estp?

Confidence attracts an ESTP the most, followed by people who are charming or aesthetically pleasing.

ESTP may also find themselves attracted to someone that has an air of mystery to them.

Which personality type is the most stubborn?

INFJ tends to be the most stubborn, likely due to the dominance of the judging function..

Who Should an Estp marry?

ESTP should marry someone with an introverted sensing functional personality, like ISTJ or ISFJ.

Can ESTPs fall in love?

Yes, ESTPs can fall in love, and when they do they may be very deeply in love too, even though they are usually not viewed as emotional or sensitive people.

There is more to ESTPs than what is seen on the surface.

Are Estp manipulative?

ESTPs can be manipulative and they are very independent people.

The ESTP has a great understanding of their environment and the people around them, and therefore they may also find it rather easy to manipulate either or both, if need be, but this is only seen in the more unhealthy ESTPs, the average ESTP will likely just be charming to a fault.

Citations

https://www.yourtango.com/2018315772/super-secret-personality-traits-each-myers-briggs-personality-type

https://www.psychologyjunkie.com/2019/08/09/heres-the-secret-struggle-you-face-based-on-your-myers-briggs-personality-type/

Divya is currently a Clinical Psychology Trainee in a Master of Philosophy program and holds a Master’s in clinical psychology. She has a special interest in Personality studies and disorders, having researched the subject before, and Neuropsychology; with an additional interest being Mood disorders. She likes to write about Psychiatric issues, having worked in multiple specialty setups during her time as a clinical psychology student, and in her free time she likes to cook and read.