ESTP 8w7 (The Complete Guide)

ESTPs can be game-changers. This personality type is strong, determined, and can pull off the spectacular. When compared with the enneagram of personality, they usually identify as ESTP 8w7.

Here, we’ll talk more about this type and what you can expect of them.

Who is an ESTP 8w7?

This type is ambitious, aggressive, and are visionaries. They are charismatic individuals who like to be in the action.

ESTPs traits are enhanced nicely by their dominant type. However, the flaws of ESTPs are heightened by the presence of their wing as we shall soon see.

What is the Core Desire of the ESTP 8w7?

The core desire of the ESTP 8w7 is to be in control of their lives. They do not want to be disturbed, manipulated, or hurt. This also extends to their families and loved ones.

To achieve their goal, ESTP 8w7s tend to be powerful, big and quite intimidating.

What is the Core Fear of the ESTP 8w7?

The core fear of the ESTP 8w7 is to be manipulated, controlled, or harmed. To combat this fear, ESTP 8w7 will fight to achieve their dreams or gather tools that keep them powerful.

If you are trying to control this personality type, you have a difficult task ahead of you.

How the 8w7 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the ESTP

1.      More Ambitious

Straight out of the bat is the need to be ambitious. ESTP 8w7s realize that the only way to be powerful is to achieve certain goals.

Usually, this has to do with their finances or with physical strength. Thus, this personality type will become ambitious. Similar to the ENTP 8w7 and ENTJ 8w7, they will have goals and rise to meet them.

2.      More Aggressive

One of the main differences between the ENTP and the ESTP is their physicality. However, aggressive in this sense goes beyond physicality. ESTP 8w7 will be aggressive towards their targets and life in general.

They will attack situations and hope to get the best out of them. Their aggressive nature can come off as pride to other personality types.

3.      More Charismatic

ESTPs are fun people. They are extroverts that find it easy to hug the spotlight. When they are type 8s, they become more than that.

They become leaders and influencers among their cliques. If they are famous, they can have a lot of followers. People love this type because of their bluntness and down-to-earth nature.

They certainly can come off as very charismatic.

4.      More Future-Focused

The stereotype that comes with being a sensor is their preference to focus on the present. ESTP 8w7 certainly defies this stereotype.

They have big dreams and look forward to achieving these dreams. Thus, this personality type can make a lot of plans for the future.

While this is true, they tend to focus on the present when dealing with other smaller issues.

5.      Better Entrepreneurs

ESTPs are nicknamed the entrepreneur. ESTP 8w7s are some of the best entrepreneurs out there. They have the drive, tenacity, and determination to make things happen. Type 8 gives them the willpower to keep going.

Type 7 allows them to think out of the box. ESTP gives them the aggressiveness to contend with the business world. It’s the complete package.

New Weaknesses of the ESTP 8w7

1.      Absolutely Reckless

The impulsiveness and recklessness of the ESTP are not completely dealt with here. ESTP 8w7 will still be reckless in their decisions and actions.

This will definitely be spurred on by type 8’s quick turn to anger and type 7’s excitement. Thus, ESTP 8w7 will make life-altering decisions on a whim. These decisions often lead to disaster and leave them scrambling to pick up the pieces.

2.      Quick Temper

Type 8’s anger issues combined with ESTP physicality can be really scary. This personality type will have a quick temper and a loud voice.

Thus, when they are angry, it can be extremely difficult not to be intimidated. While their anger might be quick and aggressive, they certainly do not last long.

However, they usually last long enough for the ESTP 8w7 to take revenge.

3.      Work Hard, Play Harder

Usually, this will be in the strength department. However, ESTP 8w7 takes this to the extreme. They have a fabulous work ethic. They also play so hard. As sensors, they are drawn to their environment.

As a result, their health and their body are the biggest losers. Their closeness to their family might also suffer. Although 8w7s are known to care about their family a lot, the emotional side of their relationships will suffer.

4.      Harsh and Unyielding

Speaking about emotions, ESTP 8w7s find it difficult to deal with emotions. They do not want to be seen as weak. So, they suppress how they feel. They also do not regard emotions highly.

Thus, they might seem harsh or unfeeling to a lot of people. There’s also the problem of not knowing when to yield. Because they do not want to be seen as weak, ESTP 8w7s can be very stubborn.

So, they might not listen to sound advice and might run headlong into issues that could have been avoided.

ESTP 8w7 vs ENTP 8w7

Wondering if you are an ESTP 8w7 or an ENTP 8w7? Here are some of their common differences. You can read the full comparison between an ENTP and an ESTP by clicking that link.

ESTP 8w7ENTP 8w7
More RecklessMore Disciplined
More AggressiveMore Goal-Oriented
More ExtrovertedIntroverted Extrovert
More RealisticCan get excited over unrealistic ideas

Here is a link to an in-depth description of the ENTP 8w7.

ESTP 8w7 vs ESTJ 8w7

Wondering if you are an ESTP 8w7 or an ESTJ 8w7? Here are some of their common differences

ESTP 8w7ESTJ 8w7
More ExtrovertedIntroverted Extrovert
More of an entrepreneurMore of a manager
RecklessStructured

Here’s a link to an in-depth description of the ESTJ 8w7

ESTP 8w7 and the Work Place

ESTPs value a workplace that offers flexibility. These are people who can put in a shift for you and your business. This does not change with the ESTP 8w7.

They want to work in an environment that allows them to solve problems. If it also allows them to meet their goals, even better. They certainly do not do well when they are micromanaged. They also do not like structure and will struggle in such an environment.

To get the best out of this personality type, place them in a role that offers flexibility and a lot of problem-solving.

Best Careers for ESTP 8w7

  • Politician
  • Entrepreneur
  • Lawyer
  • Military Officer
  • Photographer
  • Sales Representative
  • Farmer
  • Police Officer
  • Chef
  • Freelancer
  • Fitness Instructor

Worst Careers for the ESTP 8w7

  • Writer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Clergy
  • Software Engineer
  • Financial Analyst
  • High school teacher

Famous/Fictional Characters and who are ESTP 8w7

  • Rocket (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Bart (Unleashed)
  • Charlie (Real Steel)
  • Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl)
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Dracula (Dracula)
  • Euron Greyjoy (Game of Thrones)
  • Ginny Weasley (Harry Potter Series)
  • Donald Trump (Former President of the United States)
  • Samson (The Bible)
Ejike Umesi is the owner of Personality Hunt. He is an ENTP, lawyer and is very enthusiastic about psychology. In his spare time, he can be seen watching football or reading more about the enneagrams!

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