David Lee Roth is indeed a wild man, yet has alot going on behind the madness.
I enjoyed how he was able to very candidly respond to any question at any time in a truthful yet not overly egocentric manner.
His propensity to not take himself OR his band's success too seriously is also very ESTP-ish.
We get things done, we do it in style, and we have fun doing it, but we don't lose sight of our place in the mix of it all; we might be the catalyst of the reaction, but there would be no reaction without all the other reagents.
Maybe that's why I'm so out of place in my career as a consultant, I'm trying to turn corporate offices into rock concerts.
I've played guitar since age 10, and sang since 8th grade.
Every year I looked forward to finding a few other musically inclined hooligans to wreak terror at the school talent show.
Then later in life switched over to DJ-ing when there was no more time for a band.
I totally relate to David Lee's comment of "I get paid to sell smiles. Here! Take one for free, it looks great on you! Have another for breakfast!"
To see a crowd of people dancing and smiling and enjoying the hell out of a batch of new tunes being dished out to them is perhaps some of the greatest fun I've ever experienced.
I never get tired of it, and every once in a while get into the spirit of doing it again, just for the grins, just for the smiles, it's great stuff.
I've never had feelings of "I'm a nobody and I have no value."
Simply not my programming.
I've had an internal locus of control and an overabundance of self-esteem/self-worth for as long as I can remember.
Thanks so much, my friend.
I watched the Iggy Pop interview(s) as examples of 7w8 and both have that outward seeking vibe to them, but Iggy was a bit more intense than David Lee, and maybe that's because David Lee is an ESTP?
I can be very intense, but prefer to be really laid back.
David Lee's attitude toward life seems to me what a 7w8 would feel like on any normal, good day.
Iggy Pop comes across as a 7w8 who somehow just got pissed off with someone and is taking care of it.
I'm most definitely a joker, and approach everything I do with a fun yet serious attitude.
So, maybe I've got a streak of David Lee's and Iggy's implementation of 7w8 in me, because despite being a fun-loving soul, I am quite awful when pissed.
Does your brother play guitar, or a different instrument?
Two of my best friends are ESFPs.
They and I are remarkably alike, but there are also definitive differences.
All of us though are wild, performing S.O.B.s.
I can say this however, I'd rather deal with a pissed off ESTP than a pissed off ESFP.
You can reason with the ESTP, they keep their pressure cooker in check (Ti) up until the very moment they wallop you or read you the riot act.
Once an ESFP gets pissed beyond a certain threshold, the horse is out of the gate, and there is going to be a dose of WhoopAss that gets dished out just for the principle of things.
"Colder" and "Detached" as in "T" vs. "F" - yeah, I can see that, but once things get all mixed up, often it is the "T" who comes across as the more cool-tempered personality.
All of this is from my personal observations of course.
Not the easiest two types to separate ala observable phenomena.
My two ESFP compadres have both been good friends of mine for over 20 years.
They have things in common with each other and not with me.
And then again, we all share several other commonalities.
When all are in the same room though, it's a fucking circus, that is certain.