In this post we’ll take a look at our first profile of an ESTP musician, David Lee Roth.
ESTP’s primary function is Extraverted Sensation. They live very much in-the-moment and have a high level of awareness of their bodies and their environment. Notice the sensory detail that David uses when he speaks in the video at the top of the post.
Their second function is Introverted Thinking, which assesses information based on logic and accuracy.
ESTPs are action oriented and love to engage with the physical world.
“It’s always irritated me that people say, ‘Where’s the action? Oh wow, there’s no action here; let’s go somewhere else.’ These people will never find the action.”
ESTPs are especially good at reacting and improvising.
“When I’m on stage with the volume rippling my body like a glass of water and thousands of people are generating heat in my direction, there’s no time for thought.”
ESTP’s extraverted sensation process, combined with their tertiary function, extraverted feeling, can make them especially good performers. They can be very quick on their feet verbally and they’re often enthusiastic and effective promoters of themselves and/or others.
“The world’s a stage, and I want the brightest spot.”
Other ESTP Musicians
- Axl Rose
- Mick Jagger
- Billy Idol