ENTJs are logical, assertive, conceptual, and organized. ENTJs enjoy new ideas and planning for the future. They are decisive and efficient, and have a natural ability to lead. ENTJs often take charge of a situation, confidently coordinating people and tasks. They appreciate challenging issues and always push themselves to learn more about the world and its systems.
ENTJs are forward-thinking, constantly working to bring efficiency and organization to the world. Logical and rational, they are inspired by using their intellect to create innovative solutions for improving processes. They are often competitive, driven to achieve their goals and increase their knowledge.
Critical thinkers, ENTJs are always questioning ideas and theories for faulty logic and unsound reasoning. They enjoy discussion, happy to explore new ideas and concepts and often energized by interacting with people. ENTJs are direct, and may challenge others. They typically feel no need to spare people from their critique, and expect the same treatment in return.
ENTJs are independent and assertive, often eager to take control of a group or project, confident that they will be able to coordinate people and tasks effectively. ENTJs appreciate order, and are excellent at delegation. When they give direction, they expect it will be followed, and may be seen as forceful or intimidating. ENTJs are often competitive, eager to demonstrate their abilities and talent. They care more for being known as capable, rather than for being well-liked. ENTJs prefer to be around others who share their capability and skill, and have little patience for incompetence.
ENTJ Type Dynamics
The core of the ENTJ personality type is Extraverted Thinking. This dominant function guides the way ENTJs evaluate information and approach the world around them. Using Extraverted Thinking, ENTJs seek to create logical systems in their environments. They set goals, make objective decisions, and communicate clear plans of action.
The auxiliary function for ENTJs is Introverted Intuition. This mental function supportys their dominant Extraverted Thinking to help them contemplate possibilites and explore systems of thought. Using Introverted Intuition, the ENTJ considers connections and makes sense of patterns, and seeks to develop insight and understanding.
The tertiary Sensing function is less developed for most ENTJs, especially early in life. When this function is not well developed, ENTJs may have trouble thinking through the details and steps required by their plans.
The inferior function for ENTJs, or that function which is least likely to be conscious and well developed, is Introverted Feeling. When this function is not developed, the ENTJ may have difficulty measuring events and outcomes against their personal values.
ENTJ in the Population
ENTJ is one of the least common types in the population, and the rarest type among women (with INTJ). ENTJs make up:
- 2% of the general population
- 3% of men
- 1% of women
ENTJ at Work
ENTJs are drawn to leadership positions that allow them to develop strategies to achieve greater efficiency and productivity. They prefer to be in management or supervisory roles, and want the ability to initiate and lead organizational change.
ENTJs enjoy the challenge of solving difficult problems, and enjoy understanding complex systems so that they can determine where improvement is possible. ENTJs naturally see opportunities to improve systems, and want to lead teams to carry out their vision. They appreciate an environment where innovation is encouraged, and where traditions are not held sacred.
ENTJs want structure in their work. They prefer that their work and that of their colleagues be evaluated based on a set of clear guidelines. They appreciate an environment that is businesslike and fair, where performance is evaluated objectively and rewarded generously. ENTJs are typically motivated and hardworking, and want to be recognized for their efforts with money, power, and prestige.
An ideal organization for an ENTJ values competence and logical thinking, and includes coworkers who are intelligent and ambitious. An ideal job for an ENTJ is one that challenges them to address complex problems with strategic planning and clear goal-setting.