ESTP Personality Type

The Explorer Type

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What is the ESTP personality type (The Explorer)?
People with an ESTP personality type tend to be exciting, energetic, and bold in their behavior. They are usually the life of the party and can sometimes make decisions too quickly. They love crowds and adventure, typically choosing to fix their mistakes as they go.

ESTP Personality Traits

ESTP types like being around large groups of people, whether they know them or not. They prefer being out in action to being at home by themselves.

They are very observant, detail-oriented people. They are practical and realistic, focusing on the here-and-now.

Explorers make decisions based in logic. They care more about following the truth than making other people happy.

They avoid schedules, preferring to make plans as they go. They less aware of time and enjoy being adaptable.


In summary, ESTP personality types tend to...

  • Process externally and with other people
  • Pursue action and adventure on a whim
  • Think logically and practically
  • Focus on the specific details of a situation
  • Avoid feeling “boxed-in” or controlled

ESTP 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.
  • (P) PERCEIVING: Perceiving types usually prefer to be flexible and spontaneous.

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Related Personality Types

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

DISC Type SC or Cs

Enneagram Type 5

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