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The Best Words to Describe the ESTJ

Learn about the best words to describe the ESTJ personality type

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How do other people see and describe ESTJs?

ESTJs’ higher conscientiousness often leads others to see them as systematic, organized, efficient, and thorough.

ESTJs also favor tried-and-true ways of thinking and doing things, and they can come off as traditional, conventional, economical, and uninquisitive.

The wordcloud below shows over 100 words used to describe people with similar Big Five personality dimensions as a typical ESTJ. Larger words describe the more prominent aspects of ESTJs.

Adjectives describing the ESTJ
Adjectives used to describe ESTJs
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20 adjectives for describing the ESTJ personality type

Below are the definitions (credit: wiktionary.org) of 20 adjectives that are usually good descriptions of the ESTJ personality type.

  • traditional: Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned
  • conventional: Pertaining to a convention, as in following generally accepted principles, methods and behavior
  • systematic: Methodical, regular, and orderly
  • organized: Characterized by efficient organization
  • responsible: Having good judgment in decision-making; able to be trusted; reliable; trustworthy
  • efficient: Making good, thorough, or careful use of resources; not consuming extra
  • persistent: Obstinately refusing to give up or let go
  • self-disciplined: Having self-discipline; in control of oneself and one’s actions
  • strict: Tense; not relaxed; exact; accurate; precise; rigorously particular
  • competitive: Inclined or eager to compete with others
  • stern: Having a hardness and severity of nature or manner
  • economical: Careful and efficient; prudent
  • ambitious: Having or showing ambition; having motivations for power, honor, respect, superiority, or other distinction
  • fastidious: Excessively particular, demanding, or fussy about details, especially about tidiness and cleanliness
  • precise: Exact, accurate, or adhering too much to rules; prim or punctilious
  • deliberate: Weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; slow in determining
  • punctual: Prompt; on time
  • firm: Steadfast; insistent upon something, not accepting dissent
  • terse: Brief, concise, to the point
  • perfectionistic: Unwilling to settle for anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards
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