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The Best Words to Describe the ESTP

Learn about the best words to describe the ESTP personality type

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How do other people see and describe ESTPs?

ESTPs tend to be assertive in social situations, leading others to see them as assured, confident, uninhibited, and even domineering at times.

ESTPs are also more spontaneous than most, and they may be sometimes described as daring, devil-may-care, lax, explosive, and rambunctious.

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

Adjectives describing the ESTP
Adjectives used to describe ESTPs

Because no two ESTPs are the same, some of the words above may be better descriptors of a particular individual than others. You can see your personality’s own unique set of words with TraitLab’s free assessment.

20 adjectives for describing the ESTP personality type

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

  • domineering: Overbearing, dictatorial or authoritarian
  • opinionated: Having very strong opinions; holding to one’s own opinion obstinately
  • unruly: Wild; uncontrolled
  • mischeivous: Troublesome, cheeky, badly behaved
  • lax: Lenient and allowing for deviation; not strict
  • exhibitionist: Prone to draw attention to oneself by their behavior
  • rambunctious: Boisterous, energetic, noisy, and difficult to control
  • confident: Self-assured, self-reliant, sure of oneself
  • unemotional: Reasoned and objective, involving reason or intellect rather than feelings
  • vigorous: Mentally strong and active
  • assertive: Boldly self-assured; confident without being aggressive
  • assured: Self-confident; self-assured; sure
  • daring: Adventurous, willing to take on or look for risks; overbold
  • forceful: Capable of either physical or coercive force; powerful
  • devil-may-care: Carefree, reckless, irresponsible
  • curt: Brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude
  • terse: Brief, concise, to the point
  • flamboyant: Showy, bold, or audacious in behavior or appearance
  • insensitive: Expressing or feeling little or no concern, care, compassion, or consideration for the feelings, emotions, sentiments, or concerns of other people; inconsiderate or incompassionate
  • weariless: Tireless; incapable of being wearied
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