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“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”

Carl Sagan – ENTJ


are known for their strong intellectual presence and an impressive ability to meet goals and innovate with precision and speed. They make great leaders and entrepreneurs, and are often seen in the world of politics, business, and physics. Because of their strong use of Extraverted Thinking, they are decisive, logical, and have nearly unbeatable reasoning abilities. Their auxiliary Introverted Intuition helps them to be incredible strategists with clear insights into which plans will work and which ones won’t. They’re not afraid to think outside of the box and take risks to make their ideas come to life. If you look through our history books, you’ll find many ENTJs; people like Napoleon Bonaparte,  Julius Caesar, Alexander Hamilton, and possibly even Aristotle.

What Does ENTJ Stand For?

E = Extroversion. ENTJs focus on the outer world of projects, people, and experiences before focusing inwards.
N = iNtuition. ENTJs focus more on the abstract or potential of something than the concrete or existing reality.
T = Thinking. ENTJs focus on the impersonal aspects of a decision (pros and cons, logic, cause and effect) before looking at the personal impact and emotional dynamics.
J = Judging. ENTJs like having things settled, decided and structured. They are typically work-before-play people.

ENTJ Motivations and Weaknesses:

  • Driving Force: To accomplish far-reaching objectives and goals in the most efficient, strategic manner possible.
  • Backup Strength: Insight into the underlying meaning of things and their long-term implications. Fascination with theories and conceptual topics.
  • Weaknesses: May be so focused on tasks and projects that they lose sight of their feelings or the feelings of others. Can be tactless, brusque, or insensitive – sometimes on purpose, sometimes inadvertently.
  • Stressors: Lack of structure, emotionally turbulent atmospheres, inefficiency, procrastination in themselves or others, not seeing progress on a project, violation of their deeply held values, pointless small talk.

ENTJ Personality Traits:

While people vary based on their experiences and Enneagram types, ENTJs often have the following characteristics:

  • They are task-oriented, productive, and focused
  • They naturally take charge of situations that seem disorganized or inefficient
  • They have a strong vision of the future
  • They are big-picture thinkers
  • They are intellectually curious and skeptical
  • They like methodical progress towards goals and dislike indecision
  • They are more focused on the future than the present
  • They are strategically minded

ENTJ Careers:

Independence, variety, and creative challenges are all things that inspire ENTJs in the workplace. They crave a career that will challenge their mind and intellectual curiosity. Working with complex and difficult problems doesn’t overwhelm them, and brainstorming is a welcome activity. They want to improve their workplace by implementing visionary strategies. Setting and meeting goals, competing with other people or businesses, and taking charge are all things that keep them motivated. They enjoy a career that will introduce them to a variety of people and situations and might even allow them to travel abroad. More than anything, they want the freedom to change things, make systems more effective, and propel a business towards higher output and effectiveness.

Career Suggestions: Executive, Project manager, Stockbroker, Venture capitalist, Business consultant, Attorney, Surgeon, Information and design architect, Entrepreneur, Networking specialist.

Famous ENTJs:

Alexander Hamilton, Garry  Kasparov, Carl Sagan, Karl Rove, Al Gore, Madeleine Albright, Nancy Pelosi, David Letterman, Michael Douglas, Charlize Theron, Katharine Hepburn, Adele.

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