(Posted today in an ESTJ group of 1,854 members.)
The ESTJ is the enforcer of our society. I can appreciate their flawless strength, as it stands intrinsically. But our society is corrupted and unjust. Therefore the ESTJ (typically) is the enforcer of a corrupt and unjust society.
This type would be highly valuable if it were adjusted to a rational society, but they will resist –due to their education and upbringing in this one, a profoundly sick society– the movement to a healthy one. Because they do not ask themselves what basic (non-conventional) principles there are and avert their gaze from the ill effects of current “tradition.”
"Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do." But as a type, which represents this society, you have had enough time to find out. It is not merely lack of knowledge, but neglect. This neglect, it seems, is tragically built into your psychology.
Don’t take it personally, but the ESTJ types will be the first up against the wall when revolution comes.
The “tradition” you operate by (supporting industrial state-capitalism or the present, non-capitalist, trans-national, corporate oligopoly) creates and has created the most human inequality and environmental destruction the world has seen, and all of this for the most infantile and trite aims. Progress in GDP is our society’s goal. “Products” in “Gross Domestic Product” could be anything from ikea couches to iphones, as long as there is higher sales of them it doesn’t matter. Hence the fulfillment of basic human needs or the respect of environmental and ecological principles, if it ever happens, is purely accidental and is today, close to nil.
I invite all of you to look into the truth. And question whether what you’re doing is right, when you conform and enforce conformity—As a spiritual journey that the world needs you to go on.
It is the core of responsibility to be *responsive* to the world.
So, as an ENTJ likes to say to everyone else, I, a poet, will say it to you, Man up, put your nose to the grindstone, and face reality.