Jungian Compatibility  » ESTP Compatibility


This is a comfortable, fun-loving match that may need extra help when it comes to each expressing their emotions to the other.

These two dynamic souls have a deep understanding of each other as they are of the same temperaments.  Both are socially sophisticated and possess plenty of empathy.  Neither care much for total commitment.  This could work for or against this charming, unpredictable, and exciting pair.  If anything, these two will make great friends.

Positives of an ESTP-ESTP Relationship:

Shared Enthusiasm: Both ESTPs are typically outgoing, energetic, and enjoy living in the moment. They are likely to have an active lifestyle and engage in various activities together, which can result in a dynamic and exciting relationship.

Practical Approach: ESTPs are practical and straightforward. They value concrete facts and experience, which could lead to a mutual understanding and similar approach to dealing with problems.

Spontaneity: Both being Perceiving types, ESTPs are adaptable and spontaneous, which can keep the relationship exciting and unpredictable.

Challenges of an ESTP-ESTP Relationship:

Lack of Long-term Planning: Both ESTPs are focused on the present and may struggle to think about long-term consequences or plans. This could cause problems when decisions affecting the future need to be made.

Difficulty with Emotional Expression: As Thinkers, ESTPs may struggle with expressing their feelings and understanding others' feelings. This might lead to miscommunications or feelings of emotional distance in the relationship.

Competitive Nature: ESTPs are often competitive. While this can be fun and invigorating, if it goes unchecked, it could lead to conflict and strain in the relationship.

In conclusion, an ESTP-ESTP relationship can be exciting and full of shared experiences. However, potential challenges include a lack of long-term planning, difficulty with emotional expression, and unchecked competitiveness. With mutual understanding and effort, these challenges can be navigated for a satisfying relationship.


Betty Baker M.A. Psych, M.Ed

About the Author

Betty Baker is an awarded marriage and family therapist and contributor to the internationally renowned PeaceBuilders® Program - a science-based, research-validated violence prevention curriculum and professional development program for grades pre-K to 12.