Understanding Executive Personality



Cognitive Functions

Based upon the Jungian personality theory, the test suggests that personality is composed of a number of different cognitive functions. These functions can be focused primarily outward (extraverted) or inward (introverted). Each of these functions relate to how people perceive the world and make decisions.

The dominant function is the most prominent aspect of personality, while the auxiliary function plays a supporting role. The tertiary function has a weaker influence, but can become more apparent when a person is under stress. The inferior function is primarily unconscious and is often a point of weakness.

Developing this aspect can help people form a more balanced personality.

Inferior: Extraverted Thinking

  • They rely on objective information and logic to make decisions rather than personal feelings.4 They are skilled at making objective, impersonal, and impartial decisions. Rather than focusing on their own subjective feelings when they are making judgments, they consider facts and logic in order to make rational choices.
  • People with ESTJ personality types tend to be very practical. They enjoy learning about things that they can see an immediate, real-world use for, but tend to lose interest in things that are abstract or theoretical. They enjoy concrete facts as opposed to abstract information.4
  • They are good at making fast and decisive choices, but they may often rush to judgment before considering all the information about a situation. One positive side, this trait makes them good leaders, but it can sometimes lead them to being viewed as harsh or abrasive.

Inferior: Introverted Sensing

  • They are good at remembering things with a great deal of detail. Their memories of past events can be quite vivid, and they often utilize their recollections of past experiences to make connections with present events.
  • Because their sensing function is focused inwardly, they tend to be less concerned with novelty and more focused on familiarity. They enjoy having habits and routines that they can depend upon. While this gives them stability and predictability, it can also make them stubborn and unyielding at times.

Inferior: Extraverted Intuition

  • This aspect of personality seeks out novel ideas and possibilities. It compels people with this personality type to explore their creativity.
  • As they process new ideas and information, they may explore the possible meanings in order to spot new connections or patterns. This allows them to look at incoming information and recognize that there may be more than one interpretation or possible outcome.

Inferior: Introverted Feeling

  • When this function is used, it may lead They to make decisions based more on feelings than on logic. These are often internal valuations that lead to "gut feelings" about some situations. While this function is not used as often, in some cases a person might allow their subjective feelings to override their objective interpretation of a situation.
  • They tend to give much thought to their own emotions, so this function often operates on a largely unconscious basis.


In case of Personal Relationship

  • As extroverts, They are very outgoing and enjoy spending time in the company of others.
  • They can be very boisterous and funny in social situations and often enjoy being at the center of attention.
  • Family is also of the utmost importance to them.
  • They put a great deal of effort into fulfilling their family obligations.
  • Social events are also important and they are good at remembering important events such as birthdays and anniversaries.
  • They look forward to attending weddings, family reunions, holiday parties, class reunions, and other occasions.
  • One potential area of weakness for them is their tendency to be rigid when it comes to rules and routines.
  • They take their own opinion quite seriously, and are often less inclined to listen to what others have to say on a subject.

Friendship Tips

  • People with this personality type are sociable and enjoy getting their friends involved in activities that they enjoy.
  • They often value dependability over almost everything else.
  • If you are a stable friend who sticks to your commitments, you will likely be able to forge a strong friendships with an ESTJ.

Parental Tips

  • Their children tend to be very responsible and goal-directed, but be cautious to avoid placing too many expectations on your childs shoulders.
  • They enjoy structure and routine.
  • While they are good at being self-directed, they still need guidance and rules to give them the security they crave.

Relationship Tips

  • They are dependable and take their commitments seriously.
  • Once they have dedicated themselves to a relationship, they will stay true to it for life.
  • They tend to avoid emotions and feelings, which can be difficult for their partners as times.
  • While they may not express how they feel through words, remember that they will often convey their emotions through actions.

If they are into you

  • They’ll give you a PowerPoint presentation about your potential relationship, including a slide titled Mutual Benefits.


  • Traditional and conservative
  • Conventional
  • Law abiding
  • Follows rules and meets standards
  • Skilled in managing people and situations
  • Organized and efficient
  • Loves structure and order
  • Commanding: Born Leader


  • Practical and realistic
  • Dependable
  • Self-confident
  • Hard-working
  • Traditional
  • Strong leadership skills


  • Insensitive
  • Inflexible
  • Not good at expressing feelings
  • Argumentative
  • Bossy

Favourable Hobby to be adopted

Home improvement

Where others might roll their eyes at what looks like a tedious work project, such a task can make typical Their eyes light up

Career Paths

  • Because they appreciate order and organization, they frequently do well in supervisory roles.
  • When in such positions, they are committed to making sure that members of the group follow rules and traditions and law established by higher authorities.
  • In school and work situations, They are very hard-working and dependable. They strive to follow directions to the letter and show a great deal of respect and deference for authority figures.
  • They are thorough and punctual about completing their work, and rarely question or complain about the work they have to do.
  • They have a wide range of personality characteristics that help them excel at a number of different careers.
  • Their emphasis on rules and procedures make them well-suited to supervisory and management positions, while their respect for laws, authority, and order help them excel in law enforcement roles.

Popular Careers

  • Police officer
  • Military
  • Judge
  • Politician
  • Teacher
  • School administrator
  • Business manager
  • Accountant
  • Banker

Some Famous Personalities

  • George Washington
  • Colin Powell
  • Vince Lombardi