ESTP Decorating for the Promoter

I’m back again today with another post in the Decorating for your Personality series. Today we’re delving into the characteristics of an ESTP or Promoter.  This the one post in a sixteen part series looking at how your Myers Briggs personality profile affects your decorating choices.  Previously we examined the ISTP (Artisan) and principles they should be considering in their home decor. In this series, it’s important to remember that everyone has different tastes when it comes to home decor, but each of us have preferences that can often be traced back to our personality profile and how we perceive and react to the world.  By better understanding our personality profile, we can make informed decorating decisions that can lead to more peaceful living and well-rounded lives.

In this guide, I will not attempt to tell you whether country cottage fits you better, or if you are more the modern eclectic type.  We all are drawn to different styles, and similar personalities will not necessarily have similar decorating tastes.  But, they will have similar ways of making decisions, evaluating choices, and experiencing the decor in their homes.  Which is why, in this series, I will be focusing on broader concepts and decision making  in your home decor versus specific design styles.

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Promoters, also known as ‘Doers’ and ‘Persuaders’, make up around 10% of the population.  Famous ESTP’s include Donald Trump, Madonna, Evel Knievel, and Lucille Ball.

ESTP’s are the ultimate salespersons with their excellent enthusiasm and persuasion abilities.  They are ‘doers’ who constantly live in a state of action.  Unfettered by the rules and constraints of society, they are guided by their inner standards.  Enjoying the finer things in life and are often the center of attention at social gatherings.  ESTP’s are spontaneous risk-takers, with innovative, practical, and fun-loving qualities.

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ESTP Decorating

  • Just Do It.  As an ESTP, this is what you do best.  Plunging right into the action!  You can’t wait to get your hands dirty.  You’ll be most at peace with your home decorating process if you just get right to it, go with the flow, and don’t bother with excessive planning.  ESTP’s generally avoid theory and prefer practical application and action.  Get to those projects!  They will turn out great :)

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  • Don’t take style rules too seriously. In general, ESTP’s view rules moreso as ‘guidelines’ rather than mandates.  You have your own beliefs on what is right and wrong, and you’re going to stick to those, even if they go against conventional wisdom.  Apply these characteristics of yourself when furnishing your house.  Don’t be caught up in designer do’s and dont’s!  Stick to what you know to look good and pleasing to you.

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  • Take Risks.  Living in the moment, diving into action, relishing drama, acting on the fly… these are all terms that describe the ESTP’s way of life.  When decorating for your own home, let it be a reflection of these attributes of yourself.  Take some style risks!  Buy that crazy wall hanging that caught your eye!  And take joy in the whole crazy, off-the-cuff process.

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  • Solicit other for help.  Of all the Myers Briggs types, the Promoter makes the best salesman.  They contain enthusiasm and ability to motivate others to action, also they are observant of others and can read their reactions extremely well.  Use this skill of yours to get some DIY home help!  Soliciting others is likely second nature to you and you will have more hand than you know what to do with.

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  • Bring projects full circle.  While Promoters tends to be great at diving headfirst into projects, they sometimes struggle when it comes to finishing them up.  Set yourself up for success in your projects by deciding to tie up loose ends before beginning new ones.  Also, have others around you who tend to be great finishers and they can help you along in this weak spot.

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  • Embrace change. Allowing yourself to have home decor you can change out at a whim will help facilitate several aspect of your personality.  ESTP’s are fast-moving individuals who have a keen appreciation for the finer things in life.  While this makes them exciting people to be around, this can pose issues for decorating on any sort of budget.  To help accommodate your desire for change and nice things, invest in quality, neutral, larger pieces so that you can splurge on the accessories and still be able to switch out on a whim.

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Good News for the Promoter

1.  You’re a fun-loving risk taker.  This will surely be reflected in your home decor, and people will will love that about your home just as they do about you.  Everybody loves a conversation piece, well your whole home will be just that and you are perfect host to entertain in your fun-loving atmosphere.

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2. You make quick and effective decisions.  ESTP’s are logical, and make decisions quickly based on facts.  They execute, then move on.  Do you realize what a gift that is?  Some personality types could agonize for months over what paint color to choose.  Take joy in your decisive and confident spirit.  You’re a straight shooter and your home will reflect it.

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Thanks for reading these decorating tips and tricks for the ESTP or Promoter.  I just love hearing from you and any other insights you may have on the topic!!  More personality types below:


Decorating for your Personality:

INTP Decorating for the Thinker
ESTJ Decorating for the Guardian
INFP Decorating for the Idealist
ENFJ Decorating for the Giver
INFJ Decorating for the Protector
ENTP Decorating for the Visionary
ESFJ Decorating for the Caregiver
ISFP Decorating for the Artist
ISFJ Decorating for the Nurturer
ESFP Decorating for the Performer
ENFP Decorating for the Inspirer
INTJ Decorating for the Mastermind
ENTJ Decorating for the Executive
ISTP Decorating for the Artisan
ESTP Decorating for the Promoter


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A Few Favorites for Friday

This week we’ve been taking a breather and haven’t made much house progress… which has been good for us, but means I have no fun pictures to show you!  So I thought we’d do a little throwback to Friday Five (it’s been a while since the last one!) and do a feature post on what I’ve been loving on the blogosphere lately.

Ready for Halloween yet?  If I was dressing up I would most definitely don this cute DIY costume.  How fun is this ice cream cone attire from Kelly at Studio DIY?? :)  But seriously, I love it!!!

DIY Ice Cream Cone Costume


Since we’re talking Halloween…. normally, I do not like Halloween decorations (except pumpkins but those can be classified under fall), but this pineapple jack-o-lantern by Victoria at A Subtle Revelry just tickles me! I mean how funky and cute right??  Confession ~ I bought a pineapple last week to try this on… but first my cat chewed all the leaves up, then I left it too long and it imploded a juicy mess all over the counter.  Sad, sad pineapple… So I will just admire this one from the screen, who knows, there is always next year??

Pineapple Jack-o-lantern


I am in LOVE with this new Target task lamp (that I pinned recently).  The brass and clean lines make it look so high end!!  I think it would be pretty as a floor lamp too.  I’ve seen several big bloggers featuring it lately, it seems everyone is in love!

Cozy Nook


Let’s talk layers… They are the key to a good haircut, but just how should you ask for them to be done?  I read this article on the Beauty Department recently that walks through different hair types and what layers are best suited for them.  I read Part II for curly hair, but Part I is very informative too for if you have straighter hair.


Happy weekend everyone!  It is supposed to be in the 70’s here in Chicago-land so I plan to enjoy this rare piece of sun and warm in late October.  :)


Weekend Progress!

Right now, progress looks like….

An empty bathroom prepped for tile.
An assembled vanity in the living room.
Three ceiling light boxes installed waiting for lights.
Two bedrooms mostly painted.
Painted den windows.. with excessive tape residue leftover.
A makeshift worktable in the dining room.

Can we just have an honest moment here?  Sometimes looking at all the projects we’ve started causes a slight tightening of the throat reaction inside me.  Like, are we ever going to finish anything?  It feels like we’re knee deep in a gazillion projects and just about every room in the house is covered in fine spackle dust.

Though I’m pining to have the satisfaction of one room being finished, this process is teaching me the importance of patience and contentment.  Each time we work on one of the many projects that are currently happening around the house, I have to remind myself to breathe and just enjoy the process.

I know different people find joy in different parts of a process; some in the planning, some in the doing, and others in the finished product.  It’s most natural for me to dwell in the planning stage, and sometimes I struggle executing, and I always struggle finishing!  Right now though, we are in the ‘doing’ phase in most projects.  That means no more planning until the projects at hand are completed.

But, at the end of the day, amiss all the dust and tools and random toilets in our dining room…. I’m working on projects with Jake, and that’s fun.  They may almost always go wrong at some point, but we figure them out together.  And through this process we’re learning to work better together and enjoy ourselves along the way.

As we were driving home from church on Sunday, we spotted an entire dining set curbside in our neighborhood.  We picked it up and it turned out to be an incredibly solid set!  Although we have no dining room to put it in at the moment (our is currently acting as flooring storage and acting workstation) it brought a break from the more ‘structural’ house projects at hand.  It’s always a thrill to find something neat for free!!

free arts and crafts table

I really like the clean lines and sturdiness of the wood.  I’m thinking of refinishing the top in a lighter color that emphasizes the grain and maybe painting the chairs navy and reupholstering.  The only thing I’m not sold on is the base.. so maybe we can make some simple legs for it, we will see :)

So thanks to this curbside find I got a little dose of creative planning in between all the project ‘doing’ this weekend.  Do you find you have similar struggles enjoying every part of the process?  Any tips on savoring it all are appreciated :)

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