Sit up straight and pay attention! You will now learn about the ENTJ personality: The Commander. ENTJs are Extroverted- (N) Intuitive- Thinking- Judging. This 4% of the population makes up our natural born leaders. Most ENTJs are men, at 69%, while women comprise 31%.
ENTJ personality traits
ENTJ personalities are action-oriented. They’re logical, fair and strategic. Natural planners, they like to think ahead and have no qualms about being tough when necessary. These intelligent global-thinkers tend to be straightforward and direct. If they can’t find a way, they’ll make one!
Strengths and weaknesses
Let’s face it: some of us just need to be told what to do. Fortunately for us, ENTJs possess that can-(and will) –do attitude. It’s natural for them to assume leadership positions because they are decisive, efficient, and capable of solving organizational problems. If you know an ENTJ, you may recognize this bookworm as someone who likes to share knowledge, though they may do it a bit more forcefully than what we’re used to. ENTJs are strong-willed and confident. Because they are charismatic and inspiring, we want them to lead us!
The downside to this personality type is that they’re not prone to handing out warm-fuzzies. Instead, they can be intimidating, controlling, and slow to compliment other people. Emotion-based decisions are not for this personality type. They love to debate…and win. If you don’t fall in line with an ENTJ’s way of thinking, he’ll cut you down with his impatience and intolerance. There’s only room for ONE at the top, and he’s already there. This quick-minded decision-maker can’t be patient for those who want to contemplate a situation. To an ENTJ, contemplation presents itself as stupidity. As with other leader types, ENTJs can be arrogant.
More about ENTJs
ENTJ’s are too busy strategically planning global initiatives to be bothered with such things as feelings. Of course, not being in touch with your feelings means you can’t relate to those that do. ENTJs may step on your feelings because emotions are not something they value.
Common phrases for ENTJ personalities might be, “It’s MY way or the highway!” and “Allow me to simplify”. My favorite ENTJ quote is by Julius Caesar:
If I fail it is only because I have too much pride and ambition.
Famous ENTJ personalites
- Bill Gates
- Harrison Ford
- Whoopi Goldberg
- Margaret Thatcher
- Gordon Ramsey
- Steve Jobs
- Napoleon Bonaparte
- Lex Luthor
It’s easy to portray ENTJs as evil masterminds, but in reality, they are forward thinkers with the ability to take charge. Sure, they might seem a little bossy, but when you’re in a foxhole somewhere and you don’t know what to do, the ENTJ may save your life.
Are YOU and ENTJ? Do you feel this is a fair assessment of your type? Let me know what you think because as and INFJ, I care. And as an ENTJ, you want to tell me 😉