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Myers and Briggs Personality Types: ENTJ Profile

Updated on January 23, 2013

ESTJ Population

Total: 4%

Men: 5.5%

Women: 2.5%

ENTJ Relationships

Friend: INTP

Lover: ISFJ

Enemy: ESFJ

Personality Overview

ENTJs make excellent leaders since they naturally think in a strategic and organized manner. They are very effective when coordinating groups and providing instructions. ENTJs are capable of developing solutions to complex situations with little effort. ENTJs are not afraid to speak up and share their ideas on how to improve situations.

ESTJ have a strong urge to provide structure to situations that may not have enough structure. ESTJs are constantly trying to provide direction to achieve a specific goal. ESTJ are always pursuing a goal and leading people to that goal.

ENTJ Weaknesses

  • They can often times appear to be argumentative
  • They struggle with their listening skills.
  • ENTJs can be overly critical of others ideas if they are not similar to their own idea.
  • They have very high standards and expectations for those around them.
  • ENTJs have a difficult time expressing their feelings.
  • ENTJs can often times be very controlling.
  • They do not readily provide praise.
  • ENTJs will often times make decisions quickly without thinking them through.
  • They may have emotional outburst if they become too stressed.

ENTJ Strengths

  • ENTJs are excellent at managing money
  • They are capable of handling constructive criticism
  • ENTJs in general have a large and eloquent vocabulary.
  • They are very direct and frank with people.
  • They respect and honer their commitments.
  • ENTJs are interested in others ideas.
  • They are energetic and enthusiastic.
  • They look at conflict as a way to learn a positive lesson.
  • They are often times very sentimental.
  • They are not afraid to reprehend people if needed.

Fictional Character with ENTJ Personality

Geordi La Forge from Star Trek was an ENTJ
Geordi La Forge from Star Trek was an ENTJ | Source

ENTJ Describing Words

  • Assertive
  • Rational
  • Confident
  • Analytic
  • Outspoken
  • Curious
  • Leader
  • Competitive
  • Impersonal
  • Ambitious
  • Responsible
  • Creative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Organized

Famous ENTJs

Richard Nixon was a ENTJ
Richard Nixon was a ENTJ | Source

ENTJ Careers

  • Executive
  • Entrepreneur
  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Scientist
  • Banker
  • Professor
  • Manager
  • Politician
  • Teacher
  • Manager

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    • Lisa HW profile image

      Lisa HW 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      kgala, after seeing one of your other personality-profile Hubs, I went and took the test. As is usually the case with most such tests (or else, as is usually the case with me, anyway..), I ran into a handful of questions that involved my having some trouble choosing an answer because I thought, "Well, it depends on ____________".

      Without having read/studied more about the test and/or results, I have question you may be able to answer: Do you know, offhand, whether a very low number in a "category" means the person is so "borderline" in "that department" that he could have been pushed over the border by those "it depends" questions on which he wasn't completely comfortable with the answer?

      For example: 1 75 1 100 I'd think the 75 and 100 would indicate someone is pretty "heavily entrenched" in that "category". What about those 1's, though? Are they an indication that a person just barely showed "whatever it is" to get the "main letter" he did, but that the two 1's suggest that something like the "it depends" questions might have pushed the person's results into "letters" under which he really doesn't belong?

      In other words, what goes into "earning oneself a letter" (among the 4 "categories"), but only showing a 1's-worth? And is the mix of questions/answers that lead to each of the four letters first (so the person's already established under those letters), with the numbers indicating something other than "degree of being entrenched" in one letter category or another?

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      Kevin Galarneau 5 years ago from Michigan

      I'm a little confused about what your asking, but I think your asking about the range in which a person can be in any particular group or type.

      The questions that these test ask are questions to decide if your extroverted, introverted, sensing, intuitive, thinking, feeling, judging or perceiving. The combination of 4 of these preferences are what makes up your personality type.

      Keep in mind that that you can have quite a range within a preference. That is simply because everyone is an individual and you couldn't possibly place everyone into 16 perfect types.

      After taking a test you should look at your results and see which areas you were high or low in. Then do your own research on the personality type you tested as. Then I would recommend doing some self reflection and see what you can learn about yourself from the results.

      You may find that portions of your personality summary just don't match you, but find other aspects are a perfect match. I would use a personality test as a guide rather than a set of perfect rules.

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      Lisa HW 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you for feedback on what I know wasn't all that clear a question. :) I know I didn't manage to word what I was aiming at very well.

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