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your personality type: ENTJ

You assume leadership readily, quickly see ineffective procedures and policies, and develop and implement systems to solve problems. A long-term planner, you are forceful in presenting your ideas.

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everything's fine – I'm in charge

 

 

 

The natural generals

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.

Creating order from chaos

Driven by their strong vision of what is possible, ENTJs excel at directing others to achieve goals and enjoy achieving order out of chaos.

The ENTJ: a quick summary

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.

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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.

ENTJs: careers, hobbies and examples

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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  • ENTJs take charge quickly and deal directly with problems, especially in situations that involve confusion and inefficiency. They provide structure to the organizations to which they belong and design strategies to accomplish their personal and organizational goals. They are 'take charge' people who organise their own and others' external environments. They use their resources to find a way to meet the challenge. They are at their best in using their analytical and strategic thinking.
    LifeTypes: Understand Yourself and Make the Most of Who You Are
    Sandra Krebs Hirsh and Jean Kummerow
  • LifeTypes is a book about you. Authors and MBTI experts Hirsh and Kummerow show you how to to know your strengths and tendencies, overcome your weaknesses, and understand the people in your life better. LifeTypes is book designed to help you know and accept yourself ... to let your true self guide you in everything you do.

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  • ENTJs take charge quickly and deal directly with problems, especially in situations that involve confusion and inefficiency. They provide structure to the organizations to which they belong and design strategies to accomplish their personal and organizational goals. They are 'take charge' people who organise their own and others' external environments. They use their resources to find a way to meet the challenge. They are at their best in using their analytical and strategic thinking.
    Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence
    Dr David Keirsey
  • Please Understand Me is a book to share with your partner, family members and friends. With nearly two million copies sold, Dr Keirsey's book has a central message: we are fundamentally different from each other, and we would all do well to appreciate our differences and give up trying to change others into copies of ourselves.

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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.

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