Hello and welcome to Anime Rants! Every Wendesday, I’m looking at examples of anime characters with one of the 16 MBTI types. This week we have the ESTP, often called the doers, the entrepreneurs, or the promoters. Please bear in mind that this is the type I know the least about, having met only 1 or 2 people of this type. What I do know is mostly from reading about the type in the book What Type Am I? by Renee Baron. There are also type descriptions at the Personality Page, the 16 Personalities website, or at Humanmetrics.com.
The short description at the Personality Page says of the ESTP: “Friendly, adaptable, action-oriented. ‘Doers’ who are focused on immediate results. Living in the here-and-now, they’re risk-takers who live fast-paced lifestyles. Impatient with long explanations. Extremely loyal to their peers, but not usually respectful of laws and rules if they get in the way of getting things done. Great people skills.” For every type, there is a healthy (assertive) variant and an unstable (turbulent) variant. The 16 Personalities website says that turbulent ESTPs tend to be insensitive, impatient, unstructured, defiant, and may miss the big picture. There are examples of both assertive and turbulent ESTPs on this list.
As usual, entries are in alphabetical order, but this time I wasn’t able to make notes for each one because of a short-lived writer’s block as I was making this post. (By the time it’s published, I’m sure I’ll be over it.) Here we go, then.
Calamity Mary (MGRP)
Mary is a troubled, alcoholic woman who abused her son. When she became a magical girl, she got drunk with the power. As if bullying and fighting with other magical girls wasn’t enough, she later creates mass destruction and kills scores of normal human who were not involved. Mary is a turbulent type who has no control over her temper or her desire for thrills.
Ekubou/Dimple (Mob Psycho 100)
Ekubou’s behavior suggests he seeks self-satisfaction in the risky business of spirit possession. Of course, he’s not a villain, and he ends up basically becoming Shigeo’s familiar.
Envy (FMA: Brotherhood)
They love thrills and taking risks.
Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
A gambler and a bad-ass. Impulsive and stubborn.
Garou (One Punch Man)
Inosuke (Demon Slayer)
This guy takes the ESTP desire for action to the extreme. He never calms down and is always looking for a fight. ESTPs are usually have a decent sense of practicality to moderate their desires, but that’s not the case with Inosuke. He’s a turbulent type.
Juuzou (Tokyo Ghoul)
Juuzou doesn’t give a shit. He just wants to have fighting and killing ghouls. He’s cheerful and friendly, albeit a little too straightforward, when it comes to interacting with others.
Kaji (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Katsuki Bakugou (My Hero Academia)
I doubt I need to add any notes. Bakugou is a turbulent type ESTP with anger issues.
Ladd Russo (Baccano!)
Leone (Akame ga Kill)
Mahiru Fuwa (Blast of Tempest)
This kid is one of my favorites. Though he is practical and capable of good logic, he doesn’t give a damn if the world ends, or even if he’s the one who ends it. As long as he’s allowed to do what he wants and get what he wants. Yeah, he’s an asshole.
Revy (Black Lagoon)
I just love her expression in this picture. Revy is a bad-ass and extremely skilled with guns. If she gets too crazy with her violent impulses, Dutch can usually rein her in again. Usually. Sometimes she goes nuts and just shoots everybody. Yeah, it’s kind of disturbing.
A stable or assertive-type ESTP who is eager action-oriented. Upbeat and friendly, with her own sort of style that’s often considered boyish.
I want to give some notes about Shichika, “but by that point, you’ll already be torn to pieces.”
Zack or Isaac Foster (Angels of Death)
These are also ESTP Anime Characters: Kurumi (Gakkougurashi), Rin Matsuoka (Free!), Arisa Uotani (Fruits Basket), Ryuunosuke (Fate/Zero), Saionji/Green (Utena), Ginti/Redhead (Death Parade), Quent (Wolf’s Rain), Watari (Your Lie in April), Meow (Space Dandy), Kagari (Psycho-Pass), Marco (Mirai Nikki)
Thank you so much for reading my work. It really means a lot to me. Next week we’ll look at the ESTJ. Come back and visit soon! Jya, ne!