ENTJ Personality Type, Strengths & Weaknesses
Personality traits, ideal career paths, strengths and weaknesses of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) type the Extroverted Intuitive Thinking Judger, or ENTJ personality type. Also, with a list of fictional and famous ENTJ characters.
The ENTJ personality type is out-going, socially confident, assertive and generally positive, and they often crave attention from the group. They’re also very logical and good at being unbiased and objective with their thinking. They’re also likely to be sensitive to seeking impulsive pleasures.
Appearance wise they are more likely to be adventurous and unconventional with their dress dense, which may show itself from time to time. You may also see this with their language and how they talk. They’re likely to have a large vocabulary, often using unique words, and generally being creative with their language.
ENTJ Personality Type Careers
In terms of careers and jobs, they would be suited to work that involved a lot of social interaction, so education related careers. They also gravitate to management and leadership roles, they have a psychological drive or desire to take charge. Career examples: solicitor or lawyer, engineer, psychologist, doctor, market researcher, statistician, analyst, auditor, sales, economist, and architect.
ENTJ Personality Functions
- Dominant – Thinking (Te)
- Auxiliary – Intuition (Ni)
- Tertiary – Sensing (Se)
- Inferior – Feeling (Fi)
ENTJ Personality Type Strengths
Friendly & Positive
ENTJs tend to be out going, talkative and energetic. As an extrovert, they’re also high in positive emotion, this tends to make them charismatic people.
High extroversion and positive emotion also means that they’re naturally confident. People tend to listen to, and gravitate towards them.
Once a goal is in mind the ENTJ personality will become extremely determined to achieve that goal. They will be very resilient to set backs; if they’re knocked down, they will get back up and keep fighting until they win or achieve their goal.
With dominant thinking they’re strong with logic and reason. They naturally see things objectively, and have the ability to put aside personal biases.
ENTJ Personality Type Weaknesses
Sometimes ENTJs natural confidence will move into the realms of arrogance. It doesn’t take much to push beyond a healthy level of confidence, and for it to reach unhealthier levels (arrogance).
Harsh & Blunt
Their natural preference for logic, and a strong desire for efficiency can mean they can be very straight talking. They prefer to be truthful, even if that truth is potentially hurtful to others, emotions can be pushed to the side. They may also prioritize their desire for efficiency before social niceties.
Quick to Judge
The ENTJ personality is often quick to make judgments of situations and people, and once their mind is made up, it can be very difficult to change.
Lacks Emotional Control
Emotions are not their strong suit. Most of the time they are absent of emotion. However, during stressful situations, their emotions can protrude and become problematic. This is due to (Feeling) being their inferior function; this will likely develop and improve as they get older.
ENTJ Famous & Fictional Characters
- Steve Jobs
- Margaret Thatcher
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Malcolm X
- Jordan Peterson
- Harrison Ford
- Gordon Ramsay
- Andrew Tate
- Doctor Strange
- Voldemort (Harry Potter)
- Bane (The Dark Knight Rises)
- Klaus Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries)
- Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)
- Frank Underwood (House of Cards)