Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Personality Test (warning it's lengthy)

Your Type is





Strength of the preferences %





Student Life:
Let's start with the Guardians. Guardians work best when they have a specific place set aside for studying, generally with a desk, proper lighting, and a computer as needed. It is usually important for them to make sure everything is in its proper place. A piece of paper not neatly lined up can drive them to distraction. They like to get everything they need in one place, organize it, and then get to work. Guardians usually do best with an environment which is restful or business-like, but not too stimulating.

Supervisors (ESTJ)
are usually a little more comfortable with mess than Inspectors. They also tolerate a lot more noise, but interruptions can easily derail them. Supervisors often do well with a study partner. Talking out loud can help them get a handle on the material they are learning. Taryn studies for history with Michael. They each develop questions based on the material. Then they test each other. Taryn's grades have gone up.

Capitalizing on Intelligence:
Guardians have a natural intelligence in logistics – making sure the right thing is in the right place at the right time. However, natural ability benefits from being exposed to tried-and-true training in logistics skills demonstrated in various majors. The logistics of performance arts is different from the logistics in computer science. Guardians benefit when they think of courses in terms of logistical knowledge. All four types of Guardians emphasize different aspects of logistics intelligence.

Supervisors (ESTJs) have directing logistical intelligence and enjoy a chance to lead. They have a natural talent for planning and for getting people to commit to action. They also have a talent for seeing how to get things done more quickly than some other types. They rely on proven methods to be effective.

Ariceli majored in civil engineering and thought she would have great job prospects. She was particularly impressed with how much planning needed to go into major engineering projects and how each needed to be planned out ahead of time to keep the project to a tight time schedule. She thought she would be particularly good at making sure that people kept to an effective schedule. If you're a Supervisor, how does your major help develop your directing logistical intelligence?

Finding my Passion:
In this five-part series of articles, we're examining each personality type and job fit. While Guardians would probably not substitute the words "Finding Membership and Belonging" for the Baby Boomer phrase, "Finding Your Passion," these are driving forces behind a Guardian's need to find life satisfaction.

The Guardian type most driven to show some type of leadership is the Supervisor (ESTJ). Many seek a career where they can either run their own business, or move up the ladder to positions of influence. Those who do not find this opportunity through work may show leadership in a volunteer position. Others are driven to give service to the community in such areas as government employee, military or police officer. Some are drawn to more technical positions such as engineer, or computer analyst. Still others find their sense of belonging in the professional community by becoming a dentist, judge, or physician. Says Gordon, "It took me a while to find the right place for me. After a bad car accident, I changed my focus and eventually became a building contractor where I could call more of my own shots.

Management, management in business or education, stock broker, accounting, engineering, construction specialist, truck and bus driver, military training, police/security services, and law.

Love Life:
April is a Guardian Supervisor (ESTJ). She dated quite a bit in high school but seldom went out with the same guy more than two times. Either she decided he wasn't worth pursuing or her tendency to "tell it like it is" caused the guy to drop her. Now in college, she's not quite as fast to rule a man out, but she still doesn't want to waste time. April has been dating her current boyfriend for 6 months. She's been surprised to find out that some things she thought were deal breakers aren't. She's not sure if their long-term goals are compatible, but she wants to see if they can work things out.

Qualitative analysis of your type formula

You are:

  • distinctively expressed extravert
  • moderately expressed sensing personality
  • slightly expressed thinking personality
  • slightly expressed judging personality

ESTJs thrive on order and continuity. Being extraverted, their focus involves organization of people, which translates into supervision. While ENTJs enjoy organizing and mobilizing people according to their own theories and tactically based agendas, ESTJs are content to enforce "the rules," often dictated by tradition or handed down from a higher authority.

ESTJs are joiners. They seek out like-minded companions in clubs, civic groups, churches and other service organizations. The need for belonging is woven into the fiber of SJs. The family likewise is a central focus for ESTJs, and attendance at such events as weddings, funerals and family reunions is obligatory.

Tradition is important to the ESTJ. Holidays, birthdays and other annual celebrations are remembered and observed often religiously by this type. The ESTJ is inclined to seek out his roots, to trace the family heritage back to honored ancestors both for a sense of family respectability and for a sense of security and belonging.

Service, the tangible expression of responsibility, is another key focus for ESTJs. They love to provide and to receive good service. The ESTJ merchant who provides dependable service has done much to enhance her self image.

ESTJs have an acute sense for orthodoxy. Much of their evaluation of persons and activities reflects their strong sense of what is "normal" and what isn't. ESTJ humor is frequently centered around something or someone being off center or behaving abnormally.

ESTJs promote the work ethic. Power, position and prestige should be worked for and earned. Laziness is rarely viewed with ambivalence nor benevolence by this type.

The ESTJ is outspoken, a person of principles, which are readily expressed. The ESTJ is not afraid to stand up for what she believes is right even in the face of overwhelming odds. ESTJs are able to make the tough calls.

Occupations attracting ESTJs include teaching, coaching, banking, political office, and management at all levels.

Functional Analysis:

Extraverted Thinking

ESTJs are very good at making impersonal decisions quickly, and standing by those decisions. They live in their Extraverted Thinking functioning, thus, their prime directive is in discovering that which is true and logical in the events of the real world. Circumstances calling for product invite the ESTJ to supervise or direct other individuals toward production and productivity. Extraverts are attracted to the "object," the external things and people in observable reality. This bent translates into a natural interest in goods and material objects. >

Introverted Sensing

The secondary Introverted Sensing is like that of the ISTJ, but not as strong. Si provides practical form and concept data to the Te head, however, form is not the overriding principle, especially if Thinking has already decided. In times of need, ESTJs are tempted to overlook even necessary information if its absence impedes closure. Secondary sensing sometimes translates into interest in sports. The persistence of primary Thinking gives many ESTJs a desire for discipline and regimen which can be beneficial in skills development in the arena. >

Extraverted iNtuition

As the ESTJ matures, and as situations arise which call for suspension of criticism, Extraverted iNtuition is allowed to play. Under the leadership of the Te function, iNtuition gravitates toward the discovery of broad categories which at worst amount to stereotypes. Those ESTJs who hone their Ne abilities may find success in academia. (I've encountered ESTJs whose Ne overshadows the auxiliary Si function--for whatever reason--to the extent that there is an appearance of NT radical geekism.)

Introverted Feeling

This function may rarely be expressed. ESTJs who have cultivated, or have been blessed with, a "natural indirect expression of good will by inference," have great prospects of developing genuine friendships (as opposed to ESTJs who merely act out the behavior of Extraverted Feeling). Such a weak, introverted function is best observed in facial expression, eye contact, body language, and verbally only by implication.

Famous ESTJs:

Simon Peter (Christ's disciple)
John Heywood (c.1497-c.1580, collector of English colloquialisms)
U.S. Presidents:
James Monroe
Andrew Jackson
William Henry "Tippecanoe" Harrison
Franklin Pierce
Grover Cleveland
Harry S. Truman
Lyndon B. Johnson
George W. Bush
Carrie Nation
Elliot Ness
John D. Rockefeller
Bette Davis
Robert A. Taft (U.S. senator, son of Pres. Wm. H. Taft)
Sam Walton, owner and founder of WalMart stores
Barbara Stanwyck
Rev. Billy Graham
Dale Bumpers (U.S. Senator, D-Arkansas)
Phil Fulmer, head football coach of the U. Tenn Vols
Pat Head Summit, head basketball coach of the Lady Vols
Bill Frist, M.D. (U.S. Senate Majority Leader)


Lucy (Charles Schultz's Peanuts character)
Mrs. Harbottle (Herriott,
All Creatures Great and Small)
Mrs. Rachel Lynde (
Anne of Green Gables)
The Mayor (
The Music Man)


Pretty scary if you ask me. Most of it is true...

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