ISTJs and ESTJs are both Sensing, Thinking, Judging personalities, meaning they tend to focus on concrete details, base decisions on logical thinking, and follow plans to achieve set goals. However, ISTJs prefer to be alone and process internally, while ESTJs enjoy being with others and sharing their thoughts. ISTJs should openly express their thoughts to ESTJs, while ESTJs should allow ISTJs to have plenty of space by communicating primarily through email.
ISTJs and ESTJs are both logical thinkers and should address conflict rationally. ISTJs should be conscious of ESTJs’ desire to work through problems in person, while ESTJs should allow ISTJs space to process after a discussion. Both personalities should share their thoughts openly and work toward a mutually beneficial solution.
ISTJs are likely to trust ESTJs who can recognize when to give others personal space; ESTJs should be conscious of ISTJs energy levels to avoid pushing them too far outside of their comfort zone.
ESTJs tend to trust ISTJs who engage in deeper discussion; ESTJs will depend on ISTJs who take the time to get to know them.
Both ISTJs and ESTJs are practical, logical, and consistently motivated. ISTJs have the ability to work well independently, while ESTJs tend to motivate larger teams. ISTJs can help ESTJs become better listeners, while ESTJs can help ISTJs share their ideas more openly.
ISTJs and ESTJs don’t tend to be naturally flexible and may have a challenging time adapting to a new circumstance. They tend to follow set plans in their everyday lives and see unexpected change as an obstacle to overcome. ISTJs and ESTJs should work with new developments and create a plan to adjust more easily to change.
ISTJ and ESTJ types need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
ISTJs should help relieve ESTJs’ stress by listening as they process out loud, while ESTJs should offer ISTJs plenty of privacy when they become overwhelmed.
ISTJ and ESTJ types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
ISTJs can motivate ESTJs by spending personal time with them.
ESTJs can encourage ISTJs by allowing them to work on projects by themselves.