Couldn't find any info on this anywhere else so thought I'd throw it out there.
I'm a male ISFJ, so I don't have all the traditional stereotypes. I am more outgoing, assertive and actually have been told by people that I use logic sometimes or give the impression that I am a "logical" person. This isn't the case, because I still prefer making decisions based more on my emotions, although sometimes I guess I blend logic into it.
Anyways, I find that the friendships I've had with ESTPs to be great. One of my best friends that I work with is an ESTP and we both share a love of debating/arguing, sarcasm and sports.
Its cool because for once I don't think about whether or not I can criticize someone without hurting their "feelings." My friend and I give each other put-downs and criticize each other freely without a second thought, because we both know each other can take it and are easy-going. It seems like we both speak our mind to each other without any second thoughts ever. This leads us to give each other pretty good honest and straight forward advice that I can't usually get from other friends.
At the same time, we seem to have the same conversational style and work great as a team in just about any project, especially in sports. We are both highly competitive, team players who want to win.
Criticizing him for his lack of money management, while he criticizes me for being perpetually single, never seems to get old for either of us.
My question to ESTPs is what impression do you get from ISFJs? I know I am a special case bc I'm not the traditional ISFJ, but I'm still curious about what you think of us in general even if its negative.
I always thought my friend and I have learned a ton from each other, even if we both will never admit it, and continually insist the other person is stupid in some respects haha.