ESTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Type indicator points to someone who is an Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging individual. These people are known as guardians, and there are some interesting differences between ESTJ women and ESTJ men. However, there are also certain traits that exist quite clearly across the entire gender spectrum.
Typically, ESTJ individuals are people who are enthusiastic. Their friendliness will be emphasized further by their optimistic outlook on life. Because of their stability and reliability, they are frequently looked to during a family or other type of crisis to take on the role of protector of others. They also have a noted practicality about themselves, which makes them ideal for handling day-to-day responsibilities around the house or work environment. They will take the commitments given to them very seriously, and they can be trusted with disciplinary matters and even money matters. However, when it comes to money matters, some might say an ESTJ male or ESTJ female can be a bit on the conservative side.
Additional ESTJ weaknesses that you can find in both men and women include stubbornness, a desire to always be in charge, impatience, and a noticeable insensitivity to how others are feeling.
ESTJ Women And ESTJ Men
In terms of the personality traits mentioned above, you can certainly find certain characteristics of ESTJs that are more distinctive in women than in men and vice-versa.
An ESTJ man is going to be someone who will likely be extremely proud of his ability to stand as the provider for his partner and children. This pride will come out of the fact that his partner is capable of staying home to care for the children. However, an ESTJ man might be extremely frustrated with the way discipline is handed out, or with the way the home is kept clean. They may even try to take charge, which can create a host of problems. They may have to be made to emphasize with how hard their partner works at keeping the home and family unit in order during the day.
An ESTJ woman might be someone who dated frequently in their youth, but rarely with the same person for very long. They are often known all throughout their lives as someone who is going to be brutally honest, even with someone they care about. This can sometimes lead to problems, as an ESTJ woman may not be terribly sensitive to how the person feels about being told something in such blunt terms.