Abhishek's Personality Max Report

ESTP, Persuader, Creator, Extraverted, Kinesthetic, Interpersonal

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You have a unique set of traits that make you who you are. The study of personality identifies and organizes your characteristics and behaviors in such a way as to help you better understand yourself. Your Personality Max report is intended to equip you to lead a more effective and fulfilling life.

Your Personality Type is ESTP (Persuader)

Extraverted (E) + Sensing (S) + Thinking (T) + Perceiving (P)
Strength of Abhishek's Preferences

Your Temperament is SP (Creator)

Sensing (S) + Perceiving (P)
Temperaments in Population

Your Top Intelligences are Kinesthetic and Interpersonal

Abhishek's Multiple Intelligences
Abhishek's Multiple Intelligences

"Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower." — Charles M. Schwab

Your Personality Type

Your Personality Type in the Population
Personality Types in Population Legend

Your personality type is ESTP. This is based on your four Preferences: Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Thinking (T) and Perceiving (P).

Many of today's theories of psychological typology are based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, who wrote Psychological Types in 1921. He was the founder of analytical psychology, which studies the motivations underlying human behavior.

Your personality type is a detailed classification of the innate characteristics that make you who you are. Each of the four temperaments can be divided into four types, making a total of 16 distinct personality types. As with Temperament, your type is determined by the strength of your preferences.

No personality type is better than another. Each person has a unique set of equally valuable characteristics. Understanding your type can be useful in many ways, including relationships and school or career.

ESTP - The "Persuader"

ESTP Population

ESTPs live in the "here and now." Their strength lies in their ability to persuade others and get things done. They are enthusiastic and lively. They think on their feet and thrive in crisis situations. The rush that risk-taking situations produce is very appealing to the ESTPs. They are straightforward, realistic and take criticism well.

"I learned a long time ago in Hollywood that the only person I should vote for is myself." — Jack Nicholson

ESTPs direct their energy outward. They are energized by interaction with others. They are gregarious, outgoing, assertive and talkative. As Sensors, Persuaders process information through their senses. They are realistic, practical and concrete thinkers. They live in the present.

ESTPs by Gender Pie Chart

Persuaders are Thinkers and are thick-skinned. They see things objectively and do not take things personally. ESTPs are rational and logical people. ESTPs are spontaneous and carefree. They are adaptable and like to keep their options open.

Persuaders have an uncanny ability to read other people's nonverbal communication and to anticipate what others will say and do. They are very adept at winning others over. They are generous, likeable and humorous. Persuaders are drawn to people they can have fun with and talk to. They are good at getting people to do what they want.

ESTPs often do well in business. They love the challenge of selling and negotiating. They are driven to achieve what others might consider impossible. They are energized by results and are not slowed down by obstacles. ESTPs are gifted at using the resources they posses in order to achieve their goals.

ESTPs are concrete learners. They enjoy learning practical skills and they often prefer to acquire those skills by hands-on experience. They may become bored with in-depth analysis or passive learning. ESTPs do not like to sit still and they learn well through interaction.

ESTPs are people-oriented. They are flexible and adaptable in all situations. They are energetic and fun. They are direct and clear and can take the same kind of honesty from others. The ESTP's greatest contribution is their ability to get things done and work well with others.

Characteristic of an ESTP

  • Realistic
  • Practical
  • Adaptable
  • Direct
  • Experiential
  • Logical
  • Factual
  • Spontaneous
  • Outgoing
  • Risk taking
  • Thick-skinned
  • Enthusiastic
  • Assertive
  • Sensation-loving
  • Carefree
  • Objective
  • Sociable
  • Active
  • Persuasive
  • Gregarious
  • Lively
  • Informal
  • Rational
  • Problem solver

Typical Strengths

  • Persuasive and charming
  • Humorous and popular
  • Great at dealing with crisis situations
  • Fun-loving and generous
  • Handles criticism well

Possible Weaknesses

  • Not able to express their own feelings
  • Easily becomes bored
  • Commitments are difficult
  • Can be insensitive with their humor
  • ESTPs make up 10% of all 16 personality types. ESTPs are the fourth most prevalent personality type. On average, people are more Extraverted, Sensing and Thinking than the opposite preferences.
  • 1 in every 8 males is an ESTP (12.5% of all males). 1 in every 13 females is an ESTP (7.5% of all females). Male ESTPs are the third most common type-gender combination.
  • There are significantly more male ESTPs than there are female ESTPs. Just over one-third of ESTPs are female. One reason there are more male ESTPs is that males tend to be Thinkers (T) while females are more often Feelers (F).

Your Cognitive Functions

You engage the world through four cognitive functions. Each function is directed outward toward people and surroundings (Extraverted) or inward toward your thoughts (Introverted). Your primary function is Extraverted Sensing and secondary is Introverted Thinking.

Extraverted Sensing (Primary Function)

You use this function most often. Through Sensing (S), you process data with your five senses. The Extraverted Sensing function allows you to process life through your experiences. It is being aware of what is seen, smelled, touched, heard and tasted. It is being energized by experience and living "in the moment."

Introverted Thinking (Secondary Function)

Your use of this function is somewhat high. While Thinking (T), you make decisions based on logic and reason. The Introverted Thinking function enables you to categorize and analyze information that you receive. It is the ability to identify inconsistencies and know how things work as well the ability to solve problems.

Extraverted Feeling (Tertiary Function)

You use this function but to a lesser degree. When Feeling (F), you make decisions based on feelings. The Extraverted Feeling function allows you to tune your behavior to the needs of others. Is it the ability to relate and the desire to connect with others with warmth and consideration as well as draw others out and responds to expressed or unexpressed needs.

Introverted Intuition (Least Function)

You use this function least of the four. With Intuition (N), you process data through impressions, possibilities and meanings. Introverted Intuition enables you to have a sense about the future. It is the ability to grasp a pattern or plan. Information that is commonly hard to understand and dissect is more easily processed through Introverted Intuition.

Famous People of Your Type

Here is a sampling of famous people and fictional characters that are likely to be ESTPs like you.

  • Donald Trump
    US President, Businessman
  • Madonna
    Singer
  • Jack Nicholson
    Actor
  • James Buchanan
    American President
  • Mae West
    Actress
  • Ernest Hemingway
    American Novelist
  • Simon Peter
    Disciple of Jesus
  • Lucille Ball
    Actress (I Love Lucy)
  • Roy Rogers
    Singer, Actor
  • Eddie Murphy
    Actor, Comedian
  • Ann Jillian
    Actress
  • Jimmy Conners
    Tennis Player
  • Cybil Shepherd
    Actress
  • Jacob (Israel)
    Jewish Patriarch
  • Bruce Willis
    Actor (Die Hard)
  • Michael J. Fox
    Actor (Back to the Future)
  • Joan Cusack
    Actress, Comedian
  • Chuck Norris
    Martial Artist, Actor
  • Louie DePalma
    Taxi
  • Jake "J.J" Gittes
    Chinatown
  • Spike Spiegel
    Cowboy Bebop
  • James Bond
    James Bond Series
  • Sonny Corleone
    Godfather
  • Tuco
    The Good, the Bad and...
  • Charlie
    Dead Poets Society
  • Elle Driver
    Kill Bill Vol. 1
  • Huckleberry Finn
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Bernie Bernbaum
    Miller's Crossing
  • Vincent Vega
    Pulp Fiction
  • Bart Simpson
    The Simpsons

Career Matches for Your Type

ESTPs may find satisfaction with the following careers which tend to match well with their Persuader personality. This list is not exhaustive and these are not guaranteed to be perfect matches for you but this may be a helpful starting point if you are planning to pursue a new career.

  • Carpenter
  • Craftsman
  • Paramedic/EMT
  • Police Officer
  • Detective
  • Driver
  • Firefighter
  • Military
  • Farmer
  • Comedian
  • IT Support
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marketer
  • Project Manager
  • Computer Technician
  • Sales Agent

Your Temperament

Your Temperament in the Population Your temperament is SP since you lean toward the Sensing (S) and Perceiving (P) preferences. We identify your temperament by the strength of your Preferences. Many psychologists, philosophers and other thinkers have for centuries proposed that there are four temperaments that can describe a person.

Temperament is a more broad classification than Personality Type. Each of the four temperaments is like an umbrella over four related personality types (for a total of 16 personality types).

SP - The "Creator"

Creators (SPs) are naturally artistic, brave and adaptable. They appreciate the beauty in nature, fashion and decoration. Their adventurous nature makes them excitable, energetic and spontaneous. Driven by their curiosity and playfulness, Creators are willing to try almost anything. They are likable and popular as they love to tell a good story or joke.

Creators are flexible in different situations and with different types of people. They love being the center of attention. They learn best through their senses, in interesting environments and when the information is practical. Their love for people and interest in business makes them gifted negotiators. Creators usually do not enjoy elaborate discussions or analysis.

SP Population by Gender
"I don't understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting." — Jacqueline Kennedy

Famous Creators

  • Lucille Ball
    Actress (I Love Lucy)
  • Jack Nicholson
    Actor
  • Madonna
    Singer, Actress
  • Simon Peter
    Disciple of Jesus
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Novelist
  • Eddie Murphy
    Actor, Comedian
  • Mozart
    Composer
  • Elizabeth Taylor
    Actress
  • Donald Trump
    American President
  • Elvis Presley
    Singer, Actor
  • Bill Clinton
    American President
  • Michael Jordan
    Basketball Player
  • Pablo Picasso
    Painter, Sculptor
  • Kyle Petty
    NASCAR Driver
  • Marie Antoinette
    Queen of France
  • Ronald Reagan
    American President
  • Marilyn Monroe
    Actress, Singer
  • Chuck Yeager
    U.S. Air Force Pilot
  • James Dean
    Actor
  • Bruce Lee
    Martial Artist, Actor
  • Jacqueline Kennedy
    American First Lady
  • Vincent Vega
    Pulp Fiction
  • Maggie Fitzgerald
    Million Dollar Baby
  • Homer Simpson
    The Simpsons
  • Louie DePalma
    Taxi
  • Sonny Corleone
    The Godfather
  • James Bond
    James Bond Films
  • Tim Taylor
    Home Improvement

Creator Career Matches

SP's are commonly skilled at and often find satisfaction with the following careers.

  • Paramedic/EMT
  • Police
  • Detective
  • Pilot
  • Sales Agent
  • Farmer
  • Athlete
  • Photographer
  • Musician
  • Artist
  • Comedian
  • Actor
  • SPs (Creators) make up about one-third of the general population.
  • There are slightly more male SPs than there are female.
  • Many of the world's most talented artists, entertainers and athletes have been SPs.

Your Preferences

Your preferences are Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Thinking (T) and Perceiving (P). These determine your Personality Type and Temperament.

There are four pairs of opposite preferences. Everyone has a greater tendency toward one preference than the other in each pair. For example, in the Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F) dichotomy, you personally have a stronger tendency toward Thinking (T). Each preference has a single letter (such as "F") that identifies it.

Extraversion vs. Introversion in You

Extravert/Introvert Population Pie Chart Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I) are opposite preferences. Your natural tendency toward one is stronger than the other. Extraversion and Introversion describe how a person directs their energy either outwardly toward people and activities or inwardly toward thoughts and ideas. Of the two, your dominant preference is Extraversion. Although everybody exhibits characteristics of each preference to some degree, you can be referred to as an Extravert.

  • You are 83% more Extraverted than the average
  • You are part of the majority of people who are primarily Extraverted
  • Females on average are slightly more Extraverted than males

Your Extraversion (E)

Strength of Abhishek's Extraversion (E) Extraversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the world outside the self. Extraverts are energized by social gatherings, parties and group activities. Extraverts are usually enthusiastic, gregarious and animated. Their communication style is verbal and assertive. Extraverts often need to talk. They enjoy the limelight.

  • Sociable
  • Energized by interaction
  • Assertive
  • Gregarious
  • Talkative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Expressive
  • Volunteers personal info
  • Many friends
  • Easy to approach
  • Enjoys groups

Your Introversion (I)

Strength of Abhishek's Introversion (I) Introversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the inside world. Introverts are energized by spending time alone or with a small group. They find large group gatherings draining because they seek depth instead of breadth of relationships. Introverts process information internally. They are often great listeners.

  • Energized by time alone
  • Private
  • Keeps to self
  • Quiet
  • Deliberate
  • Internally aware
  • Fewer friends
  • Prefers smaller groups
  • Peaceful
  • Independent
  • Thinks before speaking
  • Enjoys solitude

Sensing vs. Intuition in You

Sensor/Intuitive Population Pie Chart You use Sensing (S) and Intuition (N) to receive and process new information either by using your five senses or in more abstract ways. Both preferences in this pair are used by everybody to some degree. With that said, you can be classified as Sensor since your dominant preference is Sensing.

  • Your strength of Sensing is near the average
  • You are part of the majority of people who are primarily Sensing
  • Females on average are slightly more Sensing than males

Your Sensing (S)

Strength of Abhishek's Sensing (S) Sensors focus on the present. They are "here and now" people. They are factual and process information through the five senses. They see things as they are because they are concrete and literal thinkers. They trust what is certain. Sensors value realism and common sense. They like ideas with practical applications.

  • Concrete
  • Realistic
  • Lives in the present
  • Aware of surroundings
  • Notices details
  • Practical
  • Goes by senses
  • Factual
  • Trusts certainty
  • Values common sense

Your Intuition (N)

Strength of Abhishek's Intuition (N) Intuitive people live in the future. They are immersed in the world of possibilities. They process information through patterns and impressions. Intuitive people value inspiration and imagination. They gather knowledge by reading between the lines. Their abstract nature attracts them toward deep ideas, concepts and metaphors. They can see the "big picture" and are analytical.

  • Future-focused
  • Sees possibilities
  • Inventive
  • Imaginative
  • Deep
  • Abstract
  • Idealistic
  • Complex
  • Theoretical
  • Philosophical

Thinking vs. Feeling in You

Thinker/Feeler Population Pie Chart The Thinking (T) and Feeling (F) preference pair refers to how you make decisions, either by objective logic or subjective feeling. Your dominant preference is Thinking so you can be classified as a Thinker. Each of the two preferences are employed by everybody at different times and to different degrees.

  • You are 62% more Thinking than the average
  • Thinkers like you make up about half of the population
  • The majority of males are Thinkers while the majority of females are Feelers

Your Thinking (T)

Strength of Abhishek's Thinking (T) Thinking people are objective. They make decisions based on facts. They are ruled by their head instead of their heart (but are not without emotion). Thinking people judge situations and others based on logic. They value truth over tact and can easily identify flaws. They are critical thinkers and oriented toward problem solving.

  • Logical
  • Objective
  • Decides with head
  • Seeks truth
  • Rational
  • Impersonal
  • Critical thinking
  • Thick-skinned
  • Firm with people
  • Driven by thought

Your Feeling (F)

Strength of Abhishek's Feeling (F) Feeling people are subjective. They make decisions based on principles and values. They are ruled by their heart instead of their head. Feeling people judge situations and others based on feelings and extenuating circumstances. They seek to please others and want to be appreciated. They value harmony and empathy.

  • Decides with heart
  • Dislikes conflict
  • Passionate
  • Driven by emotion
  • Gentle
  • Easily hurt
  • Empathetic
  • Caring
  • Warm
  • Subjective

Judging vs. Perceiving in You

Judger/Perceiver Population Pie Chart Judging (J) and Perceiving (P) are how you interact with the world outside yourself, either in a structured or flexible manner. All people use both of these preferences to different degrees but one is more dominant. Since your dominant preference is Perceiving, you can be referred to as a Perceiver.

  • You are 78% more Perceiving than the average
  • You are part of the slight minority of people who are primarily Perceiving
  • Males on average are slightly more Perceiving than females

Your Judging (J)

Strength of Abhishek's Judging (J) Judging people think sequentially. They value order and organization. Their lives are scheduled and structured. Judging people seek closure and enjoy completing tasks. They take deadlines seriously. They work then they play. The Judging preference does not mean judgmental. Judging refers to how a person deals with day-to-day activities.

  • Decisive
  • Controlled
  • Completes projects
  • Organized
  • Structured
  • Scheduled
  • Quick at tasks
  • Responsible
  • Seeks closure
  • Makes plans

Your Perceiving (P)