Myers-Briggs Type Indicator/ENTJ

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Introduction | Four polar dimensions: E/I, S/N, T/F, J/P | Four basic temperaments: SJ, SP, NT, NF | The sixteen types
QuickTyping | At work | Criticisms | Further reading


ENTJs at work[edit]

Quick to begin planning. They constantly scope the area for logical problems to solve. It triggers their bank of 'ideas', allowing them to associate and classify objects. Mostly an intuitive creature, the raw 'idea', can be used, or it can receive further stimulus from Extraverted Sensing, and lastly. Introverted Feeling.

A complicated, genius, logical, strategy, is born! They intensely bury their efforts into the goal at hand, and tirelessly work against it. Those working with them, soon recognize the ENTJ's competence and importance, and rely on it for many small issues. The ENTJ is now needed. With the deadline of a complex project at hand, they continue to pour in more effort, struggling against the clock, and seeking closure.

Quick to stand up for any thing they find logical, they come off opinionated, aggressive, and highly extroverted at work. Their identity doesn't matter in the work place. Work matters. Production matters. Capital matters. Their emotions don't matter! If they push their limits, and establish a dominant role, as a person with high influence, they are "winning the fight". Promotions are looked at as 'positive re-enforcement'. 'Good job, you are so smart!' is liable to make an ENTJ feel like a little kid, which is not what you want to do.

As the deadline of the project gets close, they push for any extra addrenaline they can find in them. Twenty-four hours a day is a common shift length. All in time, to finish 2 days early, in the 3 month battle.

For that moment, they have the opportunity to seize the reward they deserve for their efforts!

In general, they are too intense for standard, procedure-based, punch in, punch out, work styles. They would much rather take on a project, establishing an impossible goal, and obtain it, whenever he/she feels like working on it.

They want to be heard, taken seriously, believed in, and trusted. However, don't ask them for their "fully detailed plans," - only they know what they truly mean. When working in a team, he/she'll tell you what you need to know, just believe them and be ready to give information upon request.

Famous ENTJs[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Jim Carrey
  • Faye Dunaway
  • Harrison Ford
  • Patrick Stewart (STNG: Jean Luc Picard)
  • Dave Letterman
  • Steve Martin
  • Candace Bergen (STNG:Murphy Brown)
  • Penn Jillette, Magician

Politicians and Leaders[edit]

  • Lamar Alexander, US Senator
  • Les Aspen, former U.S. Secretary of Defense
  • Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Gaius Julius Caesar
  • Dick Cheney, US Vice President
  • Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff
  • Charles de Gaulle
  • Al Gore, US Vice President
  • George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff of the US Army
  • Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel
  • General Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Joseph Stalin, Premier of the Soviet Union
  • Suleiman the Lawgiver, sultan of the Ottoman Empire
  • Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the UK

Literature[edit]

  • Robert James Waller (author: The Bridges of Madison County)

Fictional Characters[edit]

  • Agamemnon
  • Danny Archer (Blood Diamond)
  • Eric Cartman (South Park)
  • Jimmy Conway (GoodFellas)
  • Daffy Duck
  • Timothy Drake/Robin (Batman)
  • Gordon Gekko (Wall Street)
  • The Master (Doctor Who)
  • Hans Gruber (Die Hard)
  • Michael Kohlhaas (Same named Novel of H.v.Kleist)
  • Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter)
  • Megatron (Transformers)
  • Arcturus Mengsk (StarCraft)
  • Gary Oak (Pokemon)
  • Roberto Rastapopoulos (The Adventures of Tintin)
  • Sebastian Shaw (X-Men: First Class)
  • Virgil Sollozzo (The Godfather)
  • Winston Wolf (Pulp Fiction)
  • Zeus
  • Harvey Specter (Suits)

Others[edit]

  • Averroes, philosopher
  • Galen of Pergamum, physician, philosopher
  • Benny Goodman, big band leader
  • Lisa Randall, theoretical physicist
  • Carl Sagan, astrophysicist
  • Edward Teller, theoretical physicist
  • Jack Welch, ex-CEO of General Electric

ENTJs in relationships[edit]

-ENTJs have strong personalities, so they would also want to be in the company of people who have their own opinion and people who won't bring them down.

How to deal with an ENTJ[edit]

- Be assertive and stand up for your ideas

- Support your idea/argument with reasonable facts

- Be completely objective (do not bring in personal beliefs or fear their wrath)

- Be straightforward and never lie as to any ENTJ it shows a sign of weakness

- Do not make them feel vulnerable or weak, they have trouble being open-hearted

- When it seems they are becoming angry, simply give them time to think before they come up with a more cooperative nature

- Acknowledge that they don't always assume that they are right but it's just their manner of speaking

- Never betray their trust (seriously don't) or else you are a goner