To an ESTJ, friends are secondary to their family. Others are often drawn to ESTJs outgoing and enthusiastic nature, and they are usually well-liked by others. ESTJs generally seek out friends who are like themselves — someone who is dependable and smart, and shares the same interests and values as themselves. Their friendships center on trust and loyalty. Friends of ESTJs never have to worry about an ESTJ betraying them.
ESTJs are very aware of their own and others’ social status. They are drawn to others who are well-liked, successful, and respected. However, ESTJs heightened awareness of social status can sometimes become overly-concerned with their social status. They may become preoccupied with getting others to like them.