ENTJ personality types are driven, organised, decisive natural leaders.
This introduction to the ENTJ personality type, based on the Myers-Briggs® Step I personality assessment, can help ENTJs to understand how they interact with others, and what careers they might enjoy.
ENTJs see the big picture and think strategically about the future. They are able to efficiently organise people and resources in order to accomplish long-term goals, and tend to be comfortable with taking strong leadership over others.
Potential development areas for ENTJs
ENTJs may overlook the contributions of others and may neglect to consider the needs of the people who implement their plans. Because they drive themselves strongly, they risk driving others as hard and may intimidate people with their take-charge attitude.
Typical ENTJ characteristics
ENTJs are typically structured and challenging, they also tend to be strategic and questioning.
Their most common characteristics are shown here in the form of a fun Typie, which you can download and share.
ENTJ careers & career ideas
ENTJs aren’t afraid to make tough decisions to move forward, and enjoy solving system-level problems. They work best in a fast-growing environment which fosters competition, rewards achievement and offers them continual new challenges. ENTJs are typically attracted to positions of leadership and management, where tough-minded analysis is key. More insight about ENTJ jobs can be found in our Introduction to Type and Careers.
ENTJs under stress
An ENTJ will typically become stressed in the situations shown in this MBTI stress head illustration. In these circumstances you will tend to become hypersensitive, emotional, domineering and inflexible. Download and share* this stress head to remind yourself and your colleagues about the things that stress ENTJs.
An ENTJ is energised by stimulating interactions with people, which they really enjoy. An ENTJ is seen by their partner as decisive and fair.
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Fun ways to share ENTJ characteristics:
- Explore what kind of drink, sport or shoes we think depicts an ENTJ personality
- Discover more ways to characterise the ENTJ personality on our Fun ways to share your type page
- Already have your MBTI Step II profile? Create your Personal Typie
- Read more on our blog about how aspects of Type dynamics are captured in each Type