Episode #66: Dismantling the Imposter Syndrome of the ESTP

Buckle up and brace yourselves for an exhilarating ride into the fast and fabulous world of ESTPs in today’s thrilling episode! Meet the masters of spontaneity and action, the life-force at every party and the quick thinkers in every crisis. These resourceful dynamos are always ready for the next adventure. They’re all about diving into the unknown, embracing challenges head-on, and bringing everyone along for the thrill of it. With their can-do spirit and knack for rallying others, ESTPs are a powerhouse of energy, charisma, and enthusiasm.

While their love for spontaneity and breaking the norm sure sets them apart, it can also be the very source of their self-doubt. One day, they’re the superstars, soaring high and achieving greatness, and the next, they might face unexpected challenges that leave them questioning their abilities. Does their rule-bending make them less deserving of success? Does their resistance to long-term planning question their competency? Are their impulsive decisions and inconsistent performances a sign that they’re frauds?

Stay tuned as we unravel how the Imposter Syndrome manifests in ESTPs’ lives, from self-sabotaging behaviors and an unsatisfied thirst for fulfillment to the constant risk of burnout and the impact on their relationships. We’ll explore how the fear of being exposed as an imposter can lead them to procrastinate, dodge challenging opportunities, and even downplay their successes. Get ready to witness the hidden emotional landscapes of ESTPs, the fears lurking beneath their lively exterior, and the steps they can take to combat the Imposter Syndrome. You won’t want to miss this action-packed journey into the world of ESTPs!

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  • [01:36] Episode Introduction
  • [07:03] Why Does the ESTP Experience Imposter Syndrome?
  • [15:31] Impact of Imposter Syndrome on ESTPs
  • [25:38] Episode Gem
  • [27:20] Episode Wrap Up


  • Self-sabotage is a common pattern among ESTPs with Imposter Syndrome, as they struggle with their own perceived inadequacy. Procrastination becomes a familiar companion for ESTPs with Imposter Syndrome. They may put off important tasks or projects, fearing that they won’t meet their own high standards or that they will ultimately fail.

  • ESTPs are typically high-energy individuals who thrive in dynamic environments. However, the relentless pursuit of success and the constant self-doubt that accompanies Imposter Syndrome can push them to the brink of exhaustion. They may find themselves in a perpetual cycle of overworking, always striving to prove their worth and competence.

  • ESTPs’ impulsiveness may result in sporadic or unpredictable performance. They might excel in some situations while underperforming in others. This inconsistency can lead to doubts about their own competence and contribute to Imposter Syndrome. They may feel like imposters when they experience setbacks or struggle to meet expectations.

  • Join us throughout our series on how the Imposter Syndrome shows up in the 16 MBTI types (or 8 Striving Styles). If you are not sure what your Striving Styles is, make sure to visit www.whoareyoumeanttobe.com to complete the assessment! Remember, if you need help dealing with dysfunctions at work or in your personal life, reach out to us.




"Deciding to compensate for poor performance instead of managing it is an act of self- disempowerment."
episode 18 quote tile 2 - "When acting from the Victim Leadership Persona, our power and sense of personal agency is taken away by seeing situations through a  lens of helplessness."
episode 18 quote tile 2 - "When acting from the Victim Leadership Persona, our power and sense of personal agency is taken away by seeing situations through a  lens of helplessness."
episode 18 quote tile 3 - "Self-disempowerment starts from within. Leaders need to recognize when they are keeping their self-esteem low."

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