ENTJs run as much of the world as may be theirs to run. Decisive and impatient with inefficiency, ENTJs rise to leadership roles of every type.
Driven by their strong vision of what is possible, ENTJs excel at directing others to achieve goals and enjoy achieving order out of chaos.
OVERRIDING NEED: be in charge or have control over situations, systems and people.
SEES SELF: as always on probation and under observation.
SEEN BY OTHERS: as larger than life, energetic, well spoken, confident, funny and a commanding nature.
DECIDES by generating lots of solutions and making a swift, logical conclusion. Can improvise well.
IRRITATED BY: people who beat about the bush, whingers, bureaucratic detail.
IRRITATES OTHERS: by not listening to them, jumping to conclusions without evidence, fidgeting.
STRENGTHS: excellent leadership skills, inspires change, responsive to followers' needs, gets the job done against the odds.
CHALLENGES: drives too hard, gets caught up in details, becomes overly critical of self and others, emotional outbursts under stress.
The ENTJ is also known as The Executive, The Chief or The Strategist Mobiliser.
ENTJs are strategic leaders, motivated to organise change. They are quick to see inefficiency and conceptualize new solutions, and enjoy developing long-range plans to accomplish their vision. They excel at logical reasoning and are usually articulate and quick-witted. ENTJs are often very motivated by success in their careers and enjoy hard work. They tend to be decisive, blunt, and knowledgeable. Driven to get things done, they can sometimes be critical or brusque in the pursuit of a goal. They are friendly and outgoing, although they may not pick up on emotional subtleties in other people.
LIKELY CAREERS: Leadership roles in organisations of every kind, entrepreneurs, consultants, lawyers – ENTJs are driven to in charge so they can express their special capabilities.
LIKELY REAL-LIFE ENTJs: US presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jim Carrey, Rahm Emanuel, Newt Gingrich, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Jobs, Dave Letterman, Steve Martin, Margaret Thatcher, Sigourney Weaver.
LIKELY HOBBIES: Taking leadership positions in community groups and playing competitive sports. Their career-focus often leads ENTJs to participate chiefly in leisure activities that also help to further their professional advancement.
LIKELY FICTIONAL ENTJs: Jordi LaForge (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Winston 'The Wolf' Wolfe (Pulp Fiction), President Jed Bartlet (The West Wing).
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References: The Myers & Briggs Foundation, British Association for Psychological Type, Australian Association for Psychological Type, The Personality Page (BSM Consulting), Molly Owens (Personality Desk), Wikipedia, Murray State University, Profound Knowledge Products, My Personality, Personality Page, TypeLogic and David Markley. Also various works by: Renee Baron, Linda V. Berens and Dario Nardi, David Keirsey, and Isabel Briggs Myers.