ENTJ - Executive

Extravert, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging
 
 

Intuitive and logical, ENTJs are natural leaders. They are always on the lookout for challenges to which they can apply solutions. Whether or not anyone else wants them to do so is irrelevant. They are able to implement long-term solutions by utilizing their insight and decision-making capacities.

 

They use their incredible personal power and presence to motivate, and sometimes intimidate, others to join their crusade. The people surrounding an ENTJ are frequently assigned roles pertaining to the objective at hand. ENTJs often become corporate managers and executives.

 

They are very visible to those around them due to their dominant presence. Some may find this attractive while others find it intimidating. Like in other aspects of life, ENTJs become the leader in their relationships. They take on the responsibility of finding new ways to promote growth and learning. They are insightful into how things are going but often do not express their feelings

 

Unlike Instincts compatibility, Personality compatibility is largely based on personal preference. However, general patterns do exist. Many ENTJs find themselves to be most compatible with INTPs and ISTPs. Generally speaking, they prefer long-term relationships with Thinking and Perceptive types. More on compatibility can be found under the "In Relationships" tab.

 

About 2% of the U.S. population is ENTJ.

 

 

Famous ENTJs

 

Al Gore, US vice president

Daniel Tosh, comedian

Dave Letterman, comedian

Donald Trump, real estate mogul

Franklin D. Roosevelt, US president

Norman Schwarzkopf, US Army General

Harrison Ford, actor (Star Wars)

Jim Carrey, actor (Dumb and Dumber)

Lamar Alexander, US Senator

Les Aspen, US Secretary of Defense

Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister

Napoleon, French leader

Patrick Stewart, actor (Star Trek)

Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff

Richard M. Nixon, US president

 

Fictional

 

Ari Gold (Entourage)

Eric Cartman (South Park)

Nathan Petrelli (Heroes)

Roger Sterling (Mad Men)

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

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Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.

ENTJ Personality

Executive

 

 

Intuitive and logical, ENTJs are natural leaders. They are always on the lookout for challenges to which they can apply solutions. Whether or not anyone else wants them to do so is irrelevant. They are able to implement long-term solutions by utilizing their logical decision-making capacities.

 

They use their incredible personal power and presence to motivate, and sometimes intimidate, others to join their crusade. The people surrounding an ENTJ are frequently assigned roles pertaining to the objective at hand.

 

Their leadership ability is supplemented by their insight. They are quick to grasp the complexities of any situation and to absorb large amounts of impersonal data. They use their intuition to find the data's meaning and implications for their objectives.

 

ENTJs are energized by stimulating debates. They respect people who can confidently and effectively defend their points. However, because of the ENTJ's forceful personality and excellent oratory skills, few people feel capable of standing up to them.

 

ENTJs have a steadfast commitment to achieving their goals when the solution is clear to them. Thus, they waste little time with people who disagree with their plan. In addition, ENTJs set high standards for themselves and others. They dislike inefficiency and are not forgiving towards those who repeat mistakes. Because they believe that one's feelings compromise doing what is logically correct, they find virtue in refusing to alter their judgment in consideration of other people's feelings.

 

Placing little value on feelings, they may become forceful and overbearing. However, they know that in order to achieve their goals, they may at some point in time call upon information and collaboration from those who are more emotionally inclined. Thus, most actively work on recognizing, or at least pretending to recognize, other people's opinions and feelings from time to time. Despite their efforts, many still have problems in this arena. This can be especially challenging for female ENTJs due to social norms.

 

ENTJs with underdeveloped intuitions may make poor decisions by failing to analyze all of the data and possible solutions. ENTJs that have developed unfavorably may become tyrannical by giving commands without a good purpose and without consideration for others.

 

Naturally career-focused, ENTJs are a great fit for the corporate world. They are usually successful because of their drive for leadership. They tirelessly try to find solutions to problems on their job and they have an exceptional ability to visualize where the organization is going. ENTJs often join the ranks of corporate managers and executives. Their leadership abilities also propel them to become the military leaders and politicians of the world.

 

 

Their Cognitive Functions

 

1. (E)xtraverted (T)hinking: the ability to apply logic and order to the external world. As their primary function, ENTJs can solve challenges logically and decisively, putting them in positions of leadership.

 

2. Introverted I(N)tuition: the ability to perceive the unconscious world and see the underlying patterns behind events. As their second function, ENTJs have insight into people and situations.

 

3. Extraverted Sensing: the ability to pick up on immediate details of the surroundings and grasp how it fits into the rest of the environment. As their tertiary function, ENTJs are moderately quick on their feet.

 

4. Introverted Feeling: the ability to form emotional conclusions that act as a source of ethics, ideals, and moral vision. As their inferior function, ENTJs do not trust their emotions, instead seeing it as a weakness.

 


Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers Briggs determines their day-to-day interactions. Although MBTI dating is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

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Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.

ENTJ Relationships


Executive
 
 

Before a Relationship

 

They are very visible to those around them due to their dominant presence and leadership. Some people may find these traits attractive while others find it intimidating. Regardless, ENTJs are often focused on education and career early in life, with little time for relationships. When they do decide to enter the dating realm, they have a high drive to succeed. Thus, whether they are dating casually or pursuing something long-term, they tend to take their efforts seriously.

 

 

During a Relationship

 

Like in other aspects of life, ENTJs become the leader in their relationships. They take on the responsibility of finding new ways to promote growth and learning. While their commitment stays the same, they may often redefine the relationship's direction. Relationships that work best for them are based on mutual respect and perpetual growth. If they sense that there is no more room for growth, they will leave.

 

ENTJs have a positive self-image and are not emotionally needy. This is good for other Thinking types who are not inclined to provide such emotional support. However, ENTJs will occasionally become overwhelmed by emotions. They tend to suppress these bouts of sentiment, believing them to be weaknesses. These suppressed emotions may manifest as ill-founded value judgments at later times, or as them overly focusing on insignificant details.

 

ENTJs are not naturally aware of their partner's emotional needs, which can be a major problem, especially when paired with Feeling types. However, they can learn to develop their own feelings by spending more time self-reflecting, which also helps them to become more in-tune with their partner's feelings. The ENTJ must consciously decide to develop this awareness as it will not occur naturally. Failure to consider their partner's feelings and opinions may make the partner feel stifled. While ENTJs like to be in charge, they may become bored if the relationship is too dominated by them.

 

Unafraid of direct confrontation, ENTJs view conflicts as a chance for open communication and growth. While this view usually fosters a stronger relationship, it may be overwhelming for Feeling types. The Feeling types may feel threatened by conflict, especially from their loved ones.

 

 

Sex

 

ENTJ are sexually powerful and imaginative. Their leadership traits are apparent in this realm as well, for they are likely to lead their partners on adventurous and creative experiences of intimacy.

 

 

Compatibility

 

Unlike Instincts compatibility, Personality compatibility is largely based on personal preference. However, general patterns do exist.

 

With a strong Extraverted Thinking function, ENTJs are better understood and appreciated by other Thinkers. With the Judging characteristic, ENTJs are naturally the ones who "steer the ship". Thus, they are better paired with Perceivers, who tend to "go with the flow". Specifically, they are most suitable with those who have strong Introverted Thinking functions, such as the INTP and the ISTP. How this is derived can be found here.

 


ENTJ - INTP

 

INTPs provide ENTJs with unique ideas and a different approach to thinking. High in intellectualism and low-maintenance in emotional needs, INTPs allow ENTJs to be themselves in a mutually respectful relationship. ENTJs analyze the INTPs' ideas and turn them into plans of action. ENTJs help INTPs pursue their intellectual ambitions in a structured, growth-oriented environment.

 

 

ENTP - ISTP

 

ISTPs provide ENTJs with unique ways to solve problems and a different source of analysis. Independent and respectful of other people's space, ISTPs allow ENTJs to be themselves in a mutually respectful relationship. ENTJs analyze the ISTPs' observations and turn them into plans of action. ENTJs allow ISTPs to freely pursue their interests while maintaining a stable, growth-oriented environment. 

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers Briggs determines their day-to-day interactions. Although Myers Briggs matchmaking is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

SIGN UP: Find your Instincts and meet compatible members! We are non-profit and free. Members can chat with each other or discuss topics on our forum.

 



Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.

ENTJ Career & Other Info

Executive
 

 

How ENTJs relate to other Types


ENTJ: Identity - They are the same types. Feeling like they are competing in the same space, the two may initially oppose each other. However, they usually recognize their similarities and begin to cooperate.

INTJ: Pal - Similar worldviews, goals, and thoughts. The Introvert is more original while the Extravert is better at implementing ideas and plans. They get along at work and at play.

ENTP: Complement - They have interests in similar realms but their strengths have opposite emphasis. They solve the same problem with different approaches and for different reasons.

INTP: Contrast - They have the same order of functions but the Introvert/Extravert direction of each function is reversed. They have similar interests but the Perceiver thinks of possibilities while the Judger thinks of plans. They have different goals and opposite emphasis in strengths.

ESFP: Supplement -They have the same functions in different order. One's weaker strengths are the other's stronger strengths. Their strengths can add to each other.

ISFP: Anima - They have the same functions but in reverse order. Each sees the other as having strengths that the former wishes to improve upon.

ESTP: Suitemate - The two enjoy the same environment and have little interpersonal friction. They do not have anything in common but can enjoy everyday activities together.

ISTP: Cohort - The two find each other in the same activities only when one is stressed out and wishes to "escape" from normalcy.

ENFJ: Companion - They have the same primary function. The two have a mutual understanding of each other and can talk on a deep, honest level.

INFJ: Tribesman - They have similar cultures and are often found in the same social groups. They have different strengths and will be pursuing goals independent of each other.

ENFP: Advisor - Each has insight that the other lacks. They find each other to be a source of fresh perspectives and enjoy each other's company.

INFP: Pedagogue - Each has insight and strength that the other lacks. They develop a parent-child relationship.

ESFJ: Enigma - They are complete mysteries to each other. They have different goals and strengths. ISFJ Novelty - Their differences are so striking that they are curious about each other. They sometimes run into conflict due to their fundamental differences in worldview.

ESTJ: Neighbor - The two are often found in the same jobs or walks of life, but they reached their position through completely different means.

ISTJ: Counterpart - The two perform the same functions but are in different realms. They have mutual respect for each other but do not necessarily wish they had the same skillset as the other.



ENTJs As Parents

 

Having high expectations for their children's success, ENTJs optimize their children's learning experience to achieve those goals. Any time spent with their children is used productively. They often challenge their children to ensure that they can stand up for themselves and think critically. They are good at providing structure and discipline, but some can be overbearing or harsh, which may lead to problems during a child's teenage years. They set clear guidelines for behavior and punishment. Their offspring usually grow up to be intelligent and responsible.

 

Typically successful in their careers, ENTJs are good at providing financial security for their family. However, they are more vulnerable than others to become workaholics.

 

 

ENTJ Occupations

 

ENTJs need careers that give them the opportunity for leadership and strategic planning. They enjoy coming up with creative solutions to perfect or improve the efficiency of systems. They like to interact with a variety of people and need to be constantly challenged by unique problems. They prefer direct, straightforward communication in places where there are people whose intelligence they respect. They thrive at jobs where evaluation and compensation are based on merit and outcomes, rather than personal relations. They perform better in an innovative culture than in a traditional one.

 

 

Potential Career Paths (ENTJ Jobs)

 

Advertising Manager

Airline Pilot

Architect

Attorney

Biomedical Engineer

Budget Analyst

Cardiologist

Chemical Engineer

Civil Engineer

Compliance Officer

Construction Manager

Controller

Corporate Trainer

Database Administrator

Economist

Environmental Engineer

Executive

Financial Manager

Financial Planner

Geologist

Health Care Administrator

HR Manager

Investment Banker

Judge

Management Consultant

Market Researcher

Marketing Manager

Materials Scientist

Mechanical Engineer

Medical Scientist

Office Manager

Police Supervisor

Political Consultant

Political Scientist

Project Manager

Psychologist

Public Administrator

Real Estate Manager

Sales Engineer

Sales Manager

Science Teacher

Stockbroker

Surgeon

Systems Analyst

Urban Planner

 

 

Instincts and Myers Briggs

 

Project Evolove's Instincts determine two people's compatibility while Myers Briggs psychology determines their day-to-day interactions. Although using Myers Briggs for relationships is a popular concept, it does not accurately predict compatibility when used without Instincts.

 

SIGN UP: Find your Instincts and meet compatible members! We are non-profit and free. Members can chat with each other or discuss topics on our forum.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers-Briggs Theory, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool is a separate and unrelated entity.