What is the personality type of Tom Cruise? Tom Cruise is an ESTP 3wing4.
The ESTP Personality Type
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Thrillseeker? Check out this stunt Tom Cruise did himself. Also note “good sense of humor” and “life of the party” tendencies.
Did you see him play Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder? How can you not love him in this clip??!!
ESTP Values and Motivations
Notice how many ESTP’s struggle with “long term goals”, while Tom Cruise does not? That is because his Enneagram type provides more than enough structure and long term thinking (Type 3).
How Others See the ESTP
Interesting Facts about ESTPs
- On personality trait measures, score as Dominant, Flexible, Demanding, and Sociable
- More frequent among patients suffering from chronic pain
- One of four types reporting highest levels of assertiveness in college
- One of two types with lowest college GPA
- Among most likely of all types to stay in college
- Values at work include autonomy, variety, independence, and structure
- Overrepresented among MBA students
- Commonly found in careers in marketing, skilled trades, business, and law enforcement
The ESTP is an enigma in a sense, because it is both a risk taking adrenaline junkie, and a social butterfly. Only the ISTP is more of a risk taker than the ESTP. Energetic ESTPs often come off as ESFPs, but they are less sensitive and more drawn to action and taking risks (than the ESFP).
The ESTP is actually overrepresentated as conmen. They have the social skills, the logistical skills, and the risk-taking to make it happen.
There is no other ESTP featured on this site, but there is an ESFP and an ISTP.
Enneagram 3’s have the highest drive out of any Enneagram type, it is legendary. A lot of company CEO’s are Type 3’s. They have the mental structure to tackle an insane workload. They are task execution machines.
Although not overtly stated above, it is known that 3’s have a problem with integrity and being genuine. For whenever those two stand in the way of executing an important task or accomplishing a career goal… the task/goal is picked.
This can lead people to perceive them as “fake”, or fraudulent. This might sound completely random, but the 3wing4 is the best ghostwriter out of all Enneagram types. They get the drive & work ethic from the Type 3 and the creativity/talent/artistic side from the Type 4.
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