The ESTP Personality is all about living in the fast lane. The ESTP is a man or woman of action. They thrive on being on the go and experimenting with how far they can push themselves in the environment around them. The ESTP loves being the center of attention and will usually find ways to stand out and entertain others. Being in the middle of the action allows them to make snap decisions and tests their logic in real time. They always find a way to land on their feet, even if it seems like they’re making big mistakes along the way. It’s how they learn. The older the ESTP gets, the wiser they become because they are constantly testing the limits of reality and verifying if what other people are saying is true. By the time they are in their 50s, they have a lifetime of experiences that allow them to properly size up any moment or situation they find themselves in. They also tend to give great advice, even if they are not up for implementing it themselves. They need to make sure they are not over-extending themselves and take the time to slow down to take care of their bodies and their well being. The ESTP can become a bit paranoid and expect the worst when they can’t properly read a situation or find the people around them too unpredictable. However, if they recognize their mind playing tricks on them, they can go back to making better decisions and being adaptable in the moment.
Enneagram Type 5 (5w4 5w6)
The Enneagram Type 5 is all about being curious. The Enneagram Type Five is always researching and trying to find out more about their topic of interest. They believe in being competent and it is one way to insulate themselves from a chaotic and sometimes frightening world. They believe that if they are always prepared, they will be ready for whatever comes. The enjoy being knowledgable and will delve deeper into topics than most. However, they need to be skilled at communicating their expertise if they want to effectively apply it to the real world. In fact, accumulating knowledge is in some ways a defense mechanism for the 5. They may delve deep into a topic and ignore more pressing issues in their life. Things like eating healthy, nurturing relationships, and confronting conflicts may take the back burner despite being things they need to face. The strong Enneagram 5 will behave in a way where they are able to delve into the unknown and confront their pressing life struggles head on, while also being able to apply themselves and their expertise to make a dent in the world. The can be seen as quite eccentric and tend to be ahead of their time. Sometimes, they will have to have the courage and boldness to step forward and trust themselves, despite others around them doubting them.