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 8 (8w7 8w9)
The Enneagram Type 8 is all about being assertive. The Enneagram Type Eight wants to enjoy the world and understand how to become the best they can be in order to provide for themselves and others. They could come across as a bit too domineering to some, but they will likely learn how to balance this trait. They prefer to be in control of their environment, and will work hard to make that a reality. Some people may be resistant to their ways, but the 8 usually has a way to manage themselves and get results. The 8 is driven to make an impact and be important in their world. If they Enneagram 8 does not feel in control, it is a very unpleasant experience for them. They can become a bit fearful and afraid of what happens to them when they aren’t the ones steering the ship, so to speak. When they develop their strengths and trust the world more, they can see themselves becoming much more caring and share their resources with others around them. They are driven to be independent and want to make their own way in the world. However, they need to be able to manage when this is not possible. They are sometimes scared of vulnerability, but over time, they will understand that being open and expressive of their emotions leads to a much more rich and fulfilling life.