“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” -Helen Keller, an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur is one of the sixteen personality types in the Myers-Briggs personality test. The letters of an entrepreneur are ESTP and more specifically me ESTP-A. Throughout this article, I will be going over the strengths, weaknesses, and a few personality traits, I will also talk about my experiences with these characteristics.
When I found out about the strengths of an ESTP-A I was surprised because it sounded exactly like me. One of them is that we are bold. I love going on the highest of roller coasters and the fastest of waterslides, I live for the thrill. Also, I try to put myself out there the best I can so when an opportunity arises I can take it. Another strength is that we are original. I have loved piano forever and a few months ago I got into creating my own music. I have three pieces that are currently up on the WEquil school youtube channel. Lastly, we are direct. In school, If I have a question, I always ask the teacher and I never stay in the shadows in hopes of somebody asking the same question.
ESTP-A also has many weaknesses I see in myself. We can be very insensitive. Emotionally charged situations are awkward and uncomfortable for me. Most of the time I have trouble acknowledging and expressing my own feelings as well. Another weakness is that we are impatient. I love moving at my own pace but when I’m forced to slow down I can get extremely annoyed, especially when I am writing something and just can't find the right words to say. Lastly, we are risk-prone. Because of my impatience, I can sometimes make decisions without thinking of long-term consequences. This normally causes unfortunate hindrances in my future.
Entrepreneurs tend to be more extroverted than introverted, we also normally make decisions based on facts and prior knowledge instead of what one feels to be true. In other words, head over heart. Instead of sticking to one thing and focusing on that until it's finished we normally just go with the flow and complete things at our own pace. Lastly, we try to take things into our own hands by choosing leadership roles instead of just staying with the crowd.
I strongly recommended everybody take the Myers-Briggs personality test. It is not only a way to recognize your strengths and weaknesses but also an amazing way to better understand yourself. As Aristotle, an entrepreneur, once said, “knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”.