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ENTJs and Other Personality Types

Kindred Spirits

People of the following types are more likely than most to share the ENTJ's values, interests, and general approach to life. They won't necessarily agree on everything, and there's no guarantee they'll always get along, but they're more likely to feel an easy rapport and have plenty of things in common.

Intriguing Differences

People of the following types are likely to strike the ENTJ as similar in character, but with some key differences which may make them seem especially intriguing. The ENTJ may find people of these types particularly interesting and attractive to get to know. Relationships between ENTJs and these types should have a good balance of commonalities and opportunities to challenge one another.

Potential Complements

ENTJs may not feel an immediate connection with people of the following types, but on getting to know each other, they'll likely find they have some important things in common, as well as some things to teach one other. Although people of these types may not attract the ENTJ initially, their relationships present a lot of potential to complement and learn from one other.

Challenging Opposites

People of the following types present the most potential for personality clash and conflict with the ENTJ, but also the best opportunities for growth. Because people of these types have fundamentally different values and motivations from the ENTJ's, initially, it may seem impossible to relate. But because they are so different, their strengths are the ENTJ's weaknesses, and if they are able to develop a relationship, they can learn a tremendous amount from each other.

ENTJs in Love

In relationships, the ENTJ is a commanding and challenging partner. ENTJs have high expectations for themselves and for their partners, and want a mate who will put in the time and effort necessary to create a successful life together.

ENTJs prefer to have their homes and lives structured and organized, and may be domineering in imposing this structure on others. They tend to have a clear idea of how things should be done, and may feel that others should follow.

ENTJs are enthusiastic and analytical problem-solvers, and will approach conflict head-on. They are unemotional in sorting out issues, and weigh perspectives with a logical detachment. They may neglect to attend to their partner's feelings, preferring to arrive at conclusions with objective logic. They can also have trouble listening patiently, because of their strong desire to problem-solve.

ENTJs are typically ambitious and may spend a lot of time at work or otherwise pursuing career success. They often need a partner who is independent and supportive of their goals. ENTJs value a partner who respects and appreciates their competence, intelligence, and effectiveness.

ENTJs as Parents

As parents, ENTJs are in control of their children and their households. ENTJs set clear expectations and see that their rules are followed. They tend to be consistent and rational disciplinarians by setting clear consequences for misbehavior, and usually elicit obedience from their children.

ENTJs often have a strong focus on career, and so may spend limited time at home and with family. However, they place great importance on the task of being a competent and effective parent. They often ensure that what time they do spend with their children is well used, and allows them to instill values of hard work, productivity, and achievement.

For more information: Please Understand Me II

ENTJ Communication Style

ENTJs are direct and commanding communicators, often with a clear idea of what needs to be done and and a take-charge attitude toward organizing people and projects. ENTJs are organized and strategic in their thinking. They communicate their vision and their plan to implement it in a logical, task-oriented way. ENTJs see flaw in ideas and plans quickly and give critique freely. They enjoy analyzing ideas, but are ultimately oriented toward action; they want to integrate information, formulate a long-term plan, and then move forward.

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zainyp (not verified) says...

I first did this quiz as a teen and i got ESTJ, it seemed fairly accurate, then in my early 20s i did it again and got ENTJ, that seemed to match perfectly. I'm 28 now and have gotten ENTJ everytime i've done it, which is anually!

I graduated from university and started working straight away, I did well academically and got a good job but I didn't think of myself as ambitious because professionally, i didn't have a plan. I felt a bit lost like I was just bobbing along,  I thought, if i feel like this at 26, how will i feel at 40?

I feel a bit lame saying this but re-reading my ENTJ traits helped me more than anything else. I recognised myself in these words and they helped me get out of my head. I knew I would never be happy in a professional offie encironment because it would never be my vision, i knew i needed to do something else.

Although i'm very analytical, I also have a creative side and although I haven't quit my old job, I have started my own business which is in its first few months. I have already amassed a massive and engaged following, much quicker and larger than I ever anticipated.

I am currently doing 2 jobs i don't feel tired because pursuing my vision genuinely energises me. I know it seems a bit silly that I am dedicating so much of my success to. meyers briggs but sometimes you just need someone else to believe in you a little bit before you can believe in yourself :)

keep smasing it fellow entjs xxxxxxxx

Ritz (not verified) says...

I am a 26 yrs old ENTJ too and feel very similar, actually exactly the same, to what you have expressed. I have a great design job but I cannot see myself staying as an employee forever. It will eat me from inside in a few years. How did you go about starting a business on the side? I have been procrastinating it since a few years now. I come up with some interesting ideas but feel scared to take the next steps since I don't have a mentor to guide me. What steps would you recommend to overcome this fear?

Davers says...

Being genuinely motivated by the nature of the task is but a self-actualizing experience in the workplace when these qualities & demands provide the sustenance and motivation for performance in this workplace motivational atmosphere to preform with "true lock' belief & trust toward mission acquisition of a primary task objective of accomplishing mission task objectives and of the secondary objectives of the personnel welfare in the task at hand, big or small, This Esprit De Corp self actualize in nature as Maslow eluded to.

Nicky2050 (not verified) says...

ENTJ for 50 years now...and happy with me! I am curious to meet ENTJ if you want also?!

Benzy (not verified) says...

It's funny but I have retaken the test every year for 5 years now and I always got the same result which is ENTJ. I am proud to be ENTJ and that I get to know myself over time and to improve my personal growth, of course. This is highly accurate! ENTJ rocks!

Ariel (not verified) says...

Dude, exactly! I've been retaking the test for a few years like several times a month and I get the only entj-a result every single time. Entjs fire!!!

Matt H (not verified) says...

As a proud ENTJ - I can confidently say that being self employed was the only work situation that has worked for me 😂

S (not verified) says...

Thank you, this is so accurate both in the good and bad aspects of myself! I'm 100% an ENTJ. No idea why some people are moaning that this is not accurate, honestly. Maybe they need to retake the test.

Omar (not verified) says...

I am happy I took the teat, I see myself within these words, many ppl told me that I have this skill. I wonder if I could be a Motivational speaker or a trainer, I wanna open a Youtube channel, my friends adviced me to do it without thinking but I am kinda thinking of the content that would suit my caracter. Any advice would be appreciated from my leader mates.

Ray says...

Hi all, I'm ENTJ (female, 27) both 3 years ago and now. So I reckon that is my right type. I've been going through some career difficulties as well - I started to work 2 years ago after graduation in a foreign country for a boss who is a bit control-freak and never listen to me or support my own career development. I soon feel very underemployed and trapped in this team as most of the work I was assigned were really not challenging for me. I feel I'm such a capable person but I have to hide everything to suit this boring job. I wasn't able to change jobs at that time due to visa/sponsorship issues, and frankly speaking, it's still hard for me to nail a better job I wanted with a temperory visa in the industry. So now I'm still actively looking for great job opporunities and sponsorship, it's not a good timing as most companies are freezing headcounts, but I'll keep going. Meanwhile I always have the long term plan to start my own business and be my own boss as I really don't like others to tell me what to do, especially some lame bosses.

So that's my story for now, honestly I'm still quite stressful for I haven't found the job that suits me better and let me shine. But I always believe in myself and I know I'll achieve my goal one day and be a truly great global talent. Happy to chat with anyone who got similar experience or at the same phase of their life!

BlackEric (not verified) says...

Hey Ray,

I am an ISTP male serial entrepreneur in his early thirties who's pretty much getting swallowed up by the lack of structure in all the businesses he's trying to manage while trying to be a good husband and father to twin 2-year-old boys. I desperately need to automate and structure my operations. 

I have never really worked well with a lot of people, and I couldn't quite figure out why. Lately, as I've begun to research deeper into the mind and why people do the things they do, I've realized that the ENTJ's are potentially the best business partners for ISTPs. 

I suspect you're I another part of the world. I live in Lagos Nigeria, and I would like to connect with you and any other ENTJ's out there who's may be interested in taking a look at my operation.

Kalpana says...

Great, that you identified what makes you tick, at such an early age :) . It will help you have better success in life, than others who haven't

Aob (not verified) says...

hello Ray,

I share the same personality type as you and I've experienced the same situation 4 years ago, and I survived this difficult time.

If you want to hear the whole story just let me know

Kentj (not verified) says...

Oh girllll I can totally relate 

I'm a lawyer and my first job was interning at an incompetent firm.. It was so frustrating but I left soon as my contract was up... And opted for non renewal Because I felt the same way you feel about working for incompetent people... Im also equally driven and I'm currently job hunting for something more challenging even though I'm already working... I feel for us we know our value and we tend to be brilliant so incompetency is a No no

Because I relate I say don't give up I'm also actively looking for a job even though corona slowed me down I'm not stopping till I g free t what I want and where I need to be 

DH. ARA (not verified) says...

Are you sure you're an ENTJ? 

Experienced ENTJ (not verified) says...

First, why would your boss give a sh*t about your career objectives...? Reassess your expectations around that.

Second, analyze the people around you including your boss. What's their plan?

Life is a chess game. You've demonstrated an inability to put yourself in someone else's shoes. And like chess, life is about perspectives and if you can't figure out what other people want, then you won't be able to develop strategies to get what you want.

Trent A Ballard (not verified) says...

Actually I just wanted to encourage you that what you are feeling as constrained by a boss and not challenged is not uncommon for an ENTJ. We love new things!  but we don't always like to stay with them to completion because we get bored.  ALso, we love to learn!  and if your current position is not forcing you to learn, well you get bored and dread it.  Being your own boss might provide you a great option especially if you build a solid team.  Your first partnership should be with someone who likes details and day to day stuff so you can lead, create, etc.  Blessings

Nearu (not verified) says...

I'm a 12-year-old ENTJ here and I got this facts really with me. I like this website too. Finally understands who am I. Also, it must be the reason why my classmates sometimes hate me when it comes to group activities. They find me arrogant which is accurate. I really like understanding myslef now. Thx to this.

 

Kalpana says...

I admire you for having the curiosity and desire to know more about yourself at such a young age :) At that age, I was still busy playing with dolls and my siblings, I think :) 

Maya S (not verified) says...

I'm 13 and I feel the exact same!

Yan (not verified) says...

Me too  😂

Guest A (not verified) says...

Hi All. Late 20s Entj/Estp here. I've aways been outgoing, able to speak with anyone and always worked hard. Three years ago I had a career break and travelled. Loved it! I then moved to another country and found the job process difficult along side poor living conotions. Self doubt crept in and I began to beat myself up. Lost all interest in socialising, sport, my new surroundingsand learning. I moved home and felt trapped and hopeless. I should have reached out for help but didn't want to bother others even though I don't mind lending a hand. The real trigger was having a temp job overseas and for a good company. I felt isolated from other colleagues and unable to deliver the results with me becoming fearful and lashing at others. It really crushed me. Totally out of character. I've been in Sales and looking toward consultancy or project management as a career change.  I've always been the life of the party too and goal orientated. I get ENTJ/ENFJ in MBTI since I first started the test 5 years ago but think I maybe an ESTP. If anyone has advice on the above please share your thoughts. 

Trevor says...

I personally think the move from sales to consulting or PM is a good guess. Unless you are leading a large sales team you are only using part of your strength (extroverted) and not so much the (Intuitive, Thinking, Judging). I moved from a sales role to a consultant strategist role and it is infinitely more engaging. Good Luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VT (not verified) says...

I went through something similar as you about 10 years ago. Moved to a different country, tried to start a business with a local and did, but felt isolated, unproductive and was the beginnings of a long and confusing depression. My suggestion start small again, just put one foot in front of the other and find your interests and hobbies again. Regarding work, if you are an ENTJ, then you need to be around people (a team) leading and guiding them towards a common objective or goal. Hindsight really is 20/20! And life changes as well in 2020!! Best of luck to you - baby steps all the way

 

T (not verified) says...

I can relate to your story. The first thought regarding your text is that the Selv doubt you experience is not nessecary due to a change in your personality (ref. Are you ENTJ or ENFJ.

 

Due to the question if you are T or F, the answer would be easy to find since these letters are polarized. On other words the T and F has a vital impact on your personality and are easy to distinguish. If the question was: am I ENTJ or ENTP, the answer would be rather more difficult to exploit since the J/P is more alike than the F/T - question.

For me the ENTJ-question was easily answered due to my connection with my feelings. There is clear to me that feelings are extremely introverted. While thinking is in the other hand extremely extroverted which tells me without doubt that I am an TJ and not an TP. 

As you write I would recommend you to take a closer look on how your connection with feelings are rather than how you live as an career person. This might help you to set some of the letters and then focus on the more questionable part of the personality traits you are asking for. 

 

Hope this helps. 

Sam (not verified) says...

Hi mate, thanks for the reply. Really appreciate all your information there. I totally relate to the feelings bit. After my previous post I took some time out of my career and worked at a cafe (low pressure environment) to focus on myself internally. It’s one of the best decions I made. 

Ive become happy with my feelings- it’s bettered my self awareness led me to finding balance in life and find more joy in daily life. I’ve also become empathetic to others after having empathy for myself. The process has helped me loosen up and be my humorous self again. 

I still get ExTJ a lot when testing but still think I relate more to ESTP description when reading. 

Im now back in the corporate world but an environment that suites me and living off my internal values daily. Having purpose and have done this i am now really enjoying the ride with self awareness.

Thank you for sharing 

Tumi Nyembe says...

Wow. Took the assessment and have never been described so accurately!!!!! Thank you to Truity team as well for responding to my (panicky) requests on billing and further insights on the report. Am encouraged to engage further with them and trust their feedback as they're available (even in face of geographical/time challenges) and respond to your queries. Thank you for the revelation (hey, I'm a poet!) and painless experience :-). 

Joshua Velazquez (not verified) says...

INTP-ego

ESFJ-Subconscious

ENTJ-unconscious

ISFP-superego

Please check out C S Josephs youtube video on the shadow functions there should be 16 of them in total divided into 4 personalities with one being the ego which is which every person presents when taking a personality test. it will expand your knowledge and give you greater understanding. 

Ming (not verified) says...

As an ENTJ female I have finally realised what was the cause of all my work related problems - having a boss in the first place! Now I work blissfully from home, hustling towards that self employment goal. 

Mp556 (not verified) says...

Entj choose their battles and will walk away from people who talk back because they know those people will self destruct. We entj do things for the reason being that we care and want you up there like us. We are crass and rude because we wake you up in a slumber stare of mind. Please don’t scorn a entj. They generally mean well. They are leaders because they want order in that we care of the whole society. 

Xam C says...

Very very true. Everyone hates my "straightforwardness" but to me I think I'm doing them a favour because I wake them up and they will think me in the future. 

Reizel (not verified) says...

Hi ENTJ's!
I created a FB group so there will be at least one place where everyone is as awesome as us! join :)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/entjparadise/

Ryan Hadley (not verified) says...

Where are these people getting percentages? Everyone wants a label, just go be a human and let your life define you .

3 decades of ENFJ changes to ENTJ (not verified) says...

I was first introduced to the MBTI in my psych class in college decades ago. I was a ENF(60 percent Feeler, 40 percent Thinker) J. After college, and in business, I noticed that I used my thinking traits more frequently. However, when tested thirteen years later, I still scored the exact same, ENFJ. Now, with young adult twin daughters, I encouraged my daughters to take the MBTI. I re-took the test myself and was really surprised that my results switched to ENTJ, Thinking now 60 percent and feeling 40 percent.

I can relate to the isolation-friend factor. I have been told my entire life that I don't have a filter and not to ask me, if you really don't want to know my opinion. I do not respect anyone who doesn't pull their own weight or is lazy. I prefer straight shooters and those who are ever learners, like myself. But, where they are....I have yet to locate them.  

 

ToStand (not verified) says...

I would switch ESFJ and ESFP in your graphs.

ENTJWOMANTHEBOSS (not verified) says...

There is no doubt in my mind that I'm an ENTJ woman, goals in life include sitting at the round table making boss moves & being a shot caller. Sounds pretty accurate to the description I'd say...hahaha

He's not real and you know it as an ENTJ (not verified) says...

Jeez the Christians really ruined the comments on page 2

CapriciousCat (not verified) says...

Some of you seem to think being ENTJ makes you unemotional. It doesn't. It simply means you process and prioritize emotions very differently than the majority of people. I am an ENTJ woman and I've taken the test many times over the past 15 years in hopes it wouldn't result in ENTJ because it can get lonely not being understood by others. Ultimately, I've come to embrace precisely who I am and I take a lot of pride in being different. I'm glad I am more on the charismatic end of the scale as it has really helped with cultivating social circles. But I have a very low tolerance and patience for people who can't match me intellectually and professionally and I've struggled to tame the desire to push ahead without them.

Mp556 (not verified) says...

I appreciate your comment and I don’t like being diffferent. I want people to get there like myself. Superman May be a infp but I understand why he felt he wanted to fit it. Buddha was one too. He wanted society to learn his ways and get there. I am not Christian but have Christian and Buddhist principles. I admit that I walked and ran and sometimes stumbled on the way to greatness but I would never separate from myself from people because we all have flaws and greatness is created and evolved because we always improve on ourselves no matter what.

Katie-ENTJ (not verified) says...

I am an ENTJ woman, through and through! I too do not get on with "typical" women. I believe that most women are over sensitive and I have a more practical approach to things. I do have friends that are women but they come to me for an honest practical answer, they know that they won't get a "poor you" response from me. I am ambitious and career driven and always find a broken link in any process. 

Niik Natt (not verified) says...

wow I knew I never really clicked with women my age and the only women whom seemed to get me were my moms age ??‍♀️ I never felt like I fit in because my perspectives were always different on how I would analyze things, people, situations. And this makes me feel less like an outcast lol 1% is why I cannot find like minded. Men and I organically become friends then women. 

Guest (not verified) says...

What I notice about me which distinguishes myself from others:

* I find it very hard to find other women similar to me. I find it hard to provide emotional support ("get over it" is usually what's in my head).

* Maybe it is my confidence or knowledge, but I do find that most men find me very attractive. I'm not sure if this is linked to ENTJ, since I would assume ENTJ men would attract a lot of women also.

* I earn significantly more than anyone I personally know my age (yet still not satisfied, I keep aiming for every larger figures and this intimidates people) 

* I can work and neglect EVERYTHING (No food, no sleep, no social interaction or emotional fulfilment - no problem).

My hobbies and leisure revolves around earning me more money. For example I see no reason to follow sports since I am studying law, it's inefficient use of my time and would give no monetary return for my time. I might join a golf club or a certain religious group or learn a skill to build the career connections needed, not because I have any enjoyment or any belief in it.

I can be arrogant, see myself 'better' than others, label people's priority for 'love' or 'fulfilment' as stupid. I'm working on this but this naturally comes back in my mind ever so often.

I like interacting with people, so I make friends very easily. I am still quietly judging and observing though. When I let you in, you're in my life for life and have my full support in all areas.

I'm known to be a judgemental b___ch by some women. Also arrogant and high maintenance to some men who can't get past date one. Oh also, greedy but I see this as ambition hehe :). People's opinions don't matter to me, so I'm not too fussed.

Additionally, I am known as highly efficient around the workplace, smart and charismatic  to my dates, hardworking and loyal. I take charge during conversations and my opinions are well known.

 

Crystal Lake South High School (not verified) says...

YAAASSSSS! I agree with 99% of what you just said. 

Only I'm not a judgmental person at all... atleast when it comes to superficial things like your clothes,  where you grew up, what school you went to.  Only thing I'll judge someone on is their character and genuineness.  If you're a pompous dick for no reason , I'm probably not going to like you. 

Also I dont think being arrogant means you think your better than other people,  I think you can have high opinions of your self and be confident in your own abilities without making it seem like you think other people are worth less than you. 

It took me many many years to understand empathy.   For so long if a persons feelings about a topic didn't make logical sense I'd tell them they were being irrational and how they felt was wrong because if they looked at the facts they'd see that they overreacted emotionally. 

Finally after years of effort and having a more emotional but brilliant friend. I realized that because I don't agree with someone's feelings or understand why they feel a certain way about things because their feelings aren't logical .  Doesn't mean THEY DON'T  STILL HAVE THESE EMOTIONS.  And it's wrong of me to stay their feelings are invalid because they lack a logical argument.    It took me so unbelievably long to truly grasp this concept.  But once I did I became a much better manager, because then I could ask better questions and give better answers,  instead of making someone feel bad and unmotivated because they felt upset and I dismissed them.  It took the simple change of asking them , "why do you think you're feeling this way over this situation ?"  And hearing their answers to effectively motivate and coach.  

I'm still very logical and analytical,  and unemotional with my own feelings and generally give zero f*cks of others opinions of me . But I'm not a monster like alot of these posts say about entj women.  

 

Jhon (not verified) says...

I am an entj . And it is 100 accurate . 

I do like talking politics .

I do like  competitive sports or fights 

is anyone like me 

Serena Wong (not verified) says...

Spot on! I'm 100 percent ENTJ and embracing it now. Only 1 percent of women. Wow! Now I understand....

Guest (not verified) says...

Please do keep in mind that personality test have flaws. Though, they do help you get an idea on how you generally act but personality is fluid so therefore there is no way to accurately determine personality.

e-pig (not verified) says...

I need to meet some of these entj women...
But where?

Elba Mueller (not verified) says...

Here is one. I am a woman Entj, and Mexican. Attorney, diploma in interior design, trilingual, public speaker, author, and now investor.I am on the path of continuous growth. I am 50 but I am in my best shape, and look better than I ever did, even in my 20's.

too bad it took my too long to know I was ENTJ. It would have been a bit easier if I would have identified this patters earlier in my life.

Guest (not verified) says...

Just want to point out that the list of suggested books -for- the ENTJ should be corrected to "Recommended reading -about- ENTJs." These are skills, habits, and information we as ENTJs are already very familiar with as they speak to and build the foundation of our "personality type"

Guest (not verified) says...

Wanna know the real entj? Look at the comment. The one who shouting "OMG, so true!" Ordered "its so me!" are likely wannabe. The real one will analyze, making harsh comment or probably leaving without read the comment. So for all the wannabes, go off, be true to yourself, find out who you really are.aand i was being polite

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