That's true! I hadn't thought about it that way. I guess it's because my Ne can only operate with my Te's consent, meaning whenever my Ne has a cool idea, it has certain requirements it has to fulfill before the idea can happen:The second bolded. You really think you need a Te to get into doing cool things? Just imagining isn't enough for my Ne - it's extraverted, you know, it wants to interact with the real world. I don't need Te to start huge projects... I need it to complete them!!
Ne: What if we did this really cool thing, and it had all these cool things to go with it -- that would be really, really cool!!!
Te: Do you really want to do it? Don't talk to me about it if you don't want to see it through to the end.
Ne: I really really want to do it!!!
Te: All right... well, regardless of how much you want to do it, I'm only going to OK the project if it's practical, considering resources and amount of available time. Is it practical?
Te: Okay. *stamps Ne's idea with seal of approval* Now go out there and get it done. And if you don't want to get it done, then I'll get it done for you.
So you were right, that Te isn't about getting the thing started. But, like the judge in your comics, my Te has to OK everything I want to do, before I do it.
Exactly! Especially the bolded. I think xSTJs might be the type that is most easily satisfied with things done well. I mean, we are famously prone towards taking things done "the right way" for granted -- but when something is done perfectly, you see the ESTJ's Ne come out and they will tell everyone how impressed they are!About ESTJs and tradition: I think you're quite able to establish new traditions. Traditions don't need to come from what society expects from you. Si has got the supporting role: goals are easier to reach if you know how to get to them.
On the whole, I think ESTJs are contented people. They're easily satisfied with how things are done. If they are not, you'll get the whole Te-I'll-reach-this-whatever-it-takes.