02 Mar The Best Extroverted Personality Types Suited for Tech and Cybersecurity
Last week, we published the ideal introverted personality types suited for careers in tech and cybersecurity. This time, we’ll focus on the ideal extroverted personality types suited to work in the tech and cybersecurity industry in Singapore.
ESTJ – The Supervisor
Individuals with this personality type are often found in managerial positions. And for good reasons too! ESTJs are hardworking traditionalists and often tackle projects in a systematic and methodical way. This makes them ideal for the tech and cybersecurity industry, despite their extremely extroverted nature.
Some major strengths that ESTJs can bring to the tech and cybersecurity industry include:
- Organized: In a world where lines of codes and meticulousness matters, being organized is a soft skill that is very high in demand. And being organized is something that the ESTJs brain is wired to naturally embrace.
- Natural born leaders: ESTJs are the natural gatekeepers of society. Since they hold themselves and others to high standards (e.g. rules, moral, etc). They generally expect others to follow through with the ESTJs rules. Which is probably why they’re most often found in leadership and management positions.
- Great problem solvers: When it comes to solving problems, the ESTJ can be very resourceful. They are able to think critically and logically when it comes to making decisions. A trait that is much respected in industries that deal heavily with logic.
At work, the ESTJ might come across as a bossy or control freak. However, despite this, people with these personality types often develop a reputation in the workplace as trustworthy individuals who can deliver assignments in a timely manner.
Additionally, as these individuals value both logic and order, ESTJs want to bring structure to their both workplace and its surroundings. Which is why, on paper, the ESTJs love of order and organization might make them the ideal candidate for the tech and cybersecurity industry.
ENTJ – The Commander
Much like the ESTJ, individuals with the ENTJ personality type are often found in management and supervisory positions. ENTJs enjoy solving difficult problems as well as understanding very complex systems so that they can determine areas that need improving. In addition, these individuals want both their and their colleague’s work to be scrutinized based on a set of guidelines.
Since people with this personality type are often drawn to positions of management and supervisory roles, they often spend their time developing strategies and methods to help gain better efficiency.
Some major strengths that ENTJs can bring to the tech and cybersecurity industry include:
- Efficient: There is no such thing as being unproductive to the ENTJ. These are individuals with a natural love affair with anything that’s productive and systematic. As such, you can expect the ENTJ to find a way to make just about any task a lot more efficient.
- Focus: Whilst focus is a soft skill that can be learned by many different personality types. It is a naturally occurring talent to individuals with the ENTJ personality type. Thanks to their focus, the ENTJ can multitask and handle multiple challenging assignments at one go.
- Problem solvers: Much like their ESTJ counterpart, ENTJs are natural problem solvers. When tackling a problem, they tend to have great ideas, and are able to strategically map out a plan in order to achieve their goals.
At work, the ENTJ can often be found in leadership positions. People with this personality type want the lead in any organizational change. Much like the ESTJ, they value order and thrive in environments that’s often professional and business-like.
The ENTJ wants a work environment that allows for innovation, and one where traditions are not held sacred.
ESTP – The Entrepreneur
On paper, the ESTP sounds like a good candidate for a job within the tech and cybersecurity industry. These are energetic personalities who love being the centre of attention. Individuals with this personality type do not waste their time indulging in theoretical conversations. In fact, Entrepreneurs prefer to fix their mistakes, as they go about their work. Additionally, they’re also the type to prep contingency plans in case things go sour.
Some major strengths that ESTPs can bring to the tech and cybersecurity industry include:
- Original: ESTPs are a beacon of innovation. They love experimenting with new ideas and solutions, to find solutions that no one else would think to do.
- Perceptive: Despite having a loud, enigmatic personality. Individuals with this personality type can spot small changes. They’re observant, and often use their observations to network with people.
- Direct: There’s no “beating around the bush” with an ESTP. They’re often direct and communicate using factual questions and answers.
- Risk-takers: ESTPs are not opposed to taking risks and crossing over to “uncharted territories”. Of course, they tend to take risks when it is in favour of their cause.
ESTP’s are not one to blend into the crowd. At work, you can easily spot an ESTP due to their enigmatic personality and their love of tackling problems. According to online sources, the Entrepreneur is a personality type that enjoys experimentation, quick thinking, and improvisation.
They live for accomplishing day-to-day goals, and often keep their eye on their goals. Making them the right choice for tech and cybersecurity positions in Singapore.
Try holding a personality test for your cybersecurity and tech employees to see if our theories check out! Stay tuned for our upcoming article, the best, extroverted personality types suited for tech and cybersecurity.
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