ESTJ Personality Type

The Commander Type

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What is the ESTJ personality type (The Commander)?
People with an ESTJ personality type tend to be organized, loyal, and hard-working in their behavior. They are good, law-abiding citizens with a desire to lead. They are very principled and thrive when they are helping and encouraging others to follow a set of beliefs and values.

ESTJ Personality Traits

ESTJ types are very high energy. They’d rather spend their time with other people than alone.

They tend to pay more attention to the details of a situation. They make decisions based on what they see right now.

Commanders base their decisions on what makes sense, rather than what feels right. They listen to their head, not their heart.

They are responsible and like to plan ahead. They hold themselves accountable by making lists and following set processes and rules.


In summary, ESTJ personality types tend to...

  • Follow rules and listen to authority figures
  • Absorb the specifics of a situation
  • Enjoy time spent around other people
  • Create and abide by schedules
  • Listen to their logic when making decisions

ESTJ Meaning

  • (E) EXTROVERSION: Extroverts tend to draw energy from spending time around other people.
  • (S) SENSING: Sensing types usually prefer to experience new things and focus on the reality of the situation.
  • (T) THINKING: Thinking types tend to follow their head and consider facts when making decisions.
  • (J) JUDGING: Judging types tend to be very structured and organized.

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Related Personality Types

Below are the DISC and Enneagram types that are similar to 16-Personality Type ESTJ. 

DISC Type CD, Dc, D, or Di

Enneagram Type 6 or 8

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