An ESTP (Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving) personality will create a spontaneous and active person. Like the other SPs they will have the most fun and enjoy their life the most when they start to act on their impulses. If there is an activity that gives them a lot of power, thrill, risk, and speed, it will be the most attractive activity in the world. If they stifle these behaviors, they will feel depressed and unhappy with the way that their life is evolving, therefore it is important that they get impulsive once in a while.
An ESTP is the type of person that you want to play sports with as they are naturally disposed to be the most competitive players on the field. In fact, they can also be incredibly successful salespeople when put to the task. This may be difficult for some personalities though as their competitive drive can undermine the ability of others. As an example, they will do anything that it takes to be the victor in any situation. Don’t confuse this for poor sportsmanship as they still have admiration for anyone that can beat them at their best game.
Signs of Weakness
Signs of weakness can be frustrated for ESTPs, whether it is in themselves or the people around them. They will do a lot to get the attention of people around them and they love to be the focal point of any situation, even if it is daring and full of wonder.
In order to deal with stressful encounters, they will look for stimulation and adventure outside of their current situation. If they feel restless or disappointed, they will try to make more success in their life by finding another audience. They may even choose grand gestures that will bring them back into the spotlight and reaffirm their image and popularity. Though it is important to note that even though an ESTP under stress may seem like a happy person on the outside, they really feel deeply empty on the inside.
As the stress gets worse, they will begin to suffer particularly in their intimate life and they won’t be able to be as emotional as they once were. This can relate to them being more overactive and agitated than ever before. Stress will also lead them to feel uncomfortable and unworthy which means they will become overly concerned about the way that other people see them.