ENTJ
 

ENTJs are natural leaders. They are confident, authoritative, and will take the lead in situations, especially one that calls for organization and marshaling of the troops. They don’t hesitate, and their directness can often leave others reeling in their wake.

Their desire to get the job done, move from A to Z in the shortest possible time frame, and use the quickest possible route may mean that ENTJs neglect the niceties of thanking people and showing them that they are appreciated. This is not intentional; it is just another part of the ENTJ robustness.

ENTJs see what needs to be done and have the wherewithal to do it, often making harsh or courageous decisions, sometime going against the grain.

ENTJs have no problems bucking authoritythey’d secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) relish it!

They are rarely intimidated or made to feel like they are out of their depth. ENTJs are always looking for ways of doing things better. In doing so, they increase their own store of knowledge and experience.

 

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Characteristics

• Frank and decisive
• A natural leader
• Exudes confidence
• Well informed

Areas of Growth

• Slow down and experience today
• Spend time reflecting on values
• Make an effort to praise others
• Be sensitive to others’ needs

Attitude

Expect ENTJs to question anything and everything. While they are always open to new ideas, they tend to be skeptical of their validity until logically proven otherwise.

Energizers

• Work itself
• Predictability
• Opportunity to lead
• Well-defined and structured environments

Stressors

• Lack of control
• Disorganized environments
• Illogical behavior
• Incompetence

To function at their best

ENTJs need mental challenges and interesting problems to solve. They also need recognition, positive feedback, and respect for their ideas. An absence of routine is also helpful.

Relationships

ENTJs tend to be expressive and are not shy about articulating how they are feeling.

To be fair, they expect this in return, since they thrive on robust debate and argument—which other people might call “confrontation.”

ENTJs are essentially caring individuals, but this is more about sorting things out and making sure everyone is clear rather than being “huggy” or emotionally expressive.

ENTJs draw their energy from high-impact interactions, challenging the status quo, and getting things done.

ENTJs have strong opinions and have the confidence to express them openly. They do, however, expect others to do the same.

They may steamroll other people at times, because they assume that everyone enjoys stimulating debate and is happy to engage in sparring, or that silence is agreement.

ENTJ at work

ENTJs are challenging, pushy, task-focused, outgoing, and dynamic.

They will have high drive and a readiness to challenge inertia, ineffectiveness, complacency, or self-deception.

Managing ENTJs is about providing the right conditions to let them lead—whether that is people, a project, or a task—and giving them the authority to do so, though they occasionally need to be pulled back to ensure people are with them.

ENTJs love a goal and excel at making sure other people are just as enthused and understanding of the need to work toward closure. They will keep the team focused.

ENTJs love the complex and the big picture. They strategize and consider, but once the goals are clear, they are all about getting to the desired conclusion as quickly as possible.

 

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