Portrait of the Promoter (eStP)
Copyrighted © 1996 Prometheus Nemesis Book Company.
The Artisans called Promoters are not only concrete in
speech and utilitarian in achieving their goals, they are also directive and
expressive in their social interactions. They have no hesitation at all in
approaching strangers and persuading them to do something. And others do their
bidding, even on slight acquaintence.
Promoters are men and women of action. When someone of
this personality is present, things begin to happen: the lights come on, the
music plays, the game begins. And a game it is for the eStP, the entrepreneur,
the troubleshooter, the negotiator. Promoting is the art of winning others to
your position, giving them confidence to go along with what you propose, and
eStP's seem especially able to maneuver others in the direction they want them
to go. In a sense, they are able to handle people with much the same skill as
iStP's handle tools, operate machines, or play musical intruments. You might say
that people are instruments in the eStPs' hands, and that they "play"
them with great artistry. eStP make up approximately ten per cent of the general
population, and if only one adjective could be used to describe them,
"resourceful" would be an apt choice.
Life is never dull around Promoters. Witty, clever, and
fun, eStP live life with a theatrical flourish which makes even the most routine
events seem exciting. Not that they waste much time on routine events. Promoters
have a knack for knowing where the action is. They always seem to have tickets
to the "hot" show or "big" game (or can get them when others
can't), and they usually know the best restaurants, where the headwaiters are
likely to call them by name. To be sure, eStPs have a hearty appetite for the
finer things of life, the best food, the best wine, expensive cars, and
fashionable clothes. And they are extremely attentive to others and smooth in
social circles, knowing many, many people by name, and knowing how to say just
the right thing to most everyone they meet. None are as socially sophisticated
as eStPs, none as suave and polished-and none such master manipulators of the
people around them.
Ernest Hemingway is an example of a Promoter Artisan
A full description of the Promoter is in Please Understand Me
or Please Understand Me II