In this series I’m delving into how each of the 16 types approaches being thankful. If you want to read a little about your own preferences ahead of time, feel free to visit this link: cpp.com/share.
Today’s type: ESTJ. You may think that work well done is its own reward. Others may need more verbal encouragement and support.
That description relates to the “get-it-done” attitude often displayed by individuals who prefer ESTJ. For them, checking things off the list as done well and completed is often a reward in itself. “Why do we need to celebrate beyond that when we could be moving on to completing something else?” is what one colleague once asked me. If your preferences are ESTJ, just keep in mind that some people need to stop and be recognized in order to feel appreciated. A big “thank you” and “you made a difference” is the fuel they occasionally need to get back up and going again. That might feel like a waste of time to you, but it is crucial for others.
Want to read more about the different approaches to being thankful? Check out my previous blogs in this series: