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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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Someone New (not verified) says...

I recently had to part ways with a business partner who was probably ISTJ, although it's possible he was an ISFJ.

My other partners, people who I work very closely with, are both NTs and that works out much better.

Like the other commenter says, there are these "huh?" moments. The feeling I get during these moments is that I'm using that person like a tool, and I much prefer to surround myself with genius NTs with whom I can have a genuine working connection.

I enjoy NT banter and I enjoy irreverence at times, when it's fun and opening up the creative flow of things.

Guest (not verified) says...

Yep! NT and NF types, I connect the best to. Being a female ENTJ is pretty awesome; however, since sexism both internalized and explcit and coming from both sexes, ENTJ women are perceived more negatively than male ENTJs. For example, an ENTJ man may be called "fearless, opinionated leader", whereas the same traits in a woman would get her a "bossy, know-it-all bitch". Sexist? Yes! Fair? Hell no. But that is a current reality, which I think is changing as society evolves to recognize sexism and how it harms everyone.

NT banter is the best :) But then because I engage in it, I'm know as loud and inapprrpoate . . . for a women. Lacking in decorum,for a women, but perfectly acceptable if you're a man. WTF?!

Guest (not verified) says...

Have to watch out too. I am a woman ENTJ sub-ordinate, and my boss knows that he had to rid off me before I can move on my own.

Ryo (not verified) says...

this is great, My goal is simple, life to the max! Doesn't need anyone to tell you why.

guest (not verified) says...

Spot ON!
My goal is Simple! live a maximum life!

Guest (not verified) says...

Well, 99.9% acruate! I'm a typical ENTJ gril. I'm extremely excited about the results. I'll definitely make the best of it.

Guest (not verified) says...

While I was reading it it didn't sound like me. But now I can see me in the writing.

KAT (not verified) says...

definitely me, without a doubt

Liza (not verified) says...

On point!

Guest (not verified) says...

I have taken this test and many others and have been labeled as an ENTJ every time. I completely agree with that classification.

Maja (not verified) says...

Yes this test is accurate. As a woman I feel sad that there are so few of us around only 1.8% of the population. And even less women than men. But that also makes me feel a bit special...in a very good way :-)

Ron (not verified) says...

This makes me appreciate the idiomatic expression "A leopard can't change its spots." Through the years, been answering questionnaires and I am constantly assessed as ENTJ. The description depicts my general traits. However, my own awareness of my traits allow me to behave suitably and more effectively under various situations.

Guest (not verified) says...

Sorry to be that person, but how can an airline pilot be one of the most popular jobs and one of the most unpopular jobs for a ENTJ at the same time?

Guest (not verified) says...

Hahaha... SO true. I realized that right away also. True ENTJ's, you and I, I would say. Obviously the persons who wrote this up and proof read it are not. ;-)

Guest (not verified) says...

Very unique traits tend to outline a unique life. Seeing it written reminds me why we are all so different. Can you imagine a world with 70% ENTJ's.

Guest (not verified) says...

Way more accurate than I would have expected, It got me dead on.

Guest (not verified) says...

Females represent! 1% of the population is kind of sad but it just proves that we are unique and awesome and we don't follow, we lead.

larryalan63 says...

Good to know. . . lead the way.

Guest (not verified) says...

Female ENTJs, the 1%.
Do you ladies find it easy to find compatable female friends?

Guest (not verified) says...

Not at all. It helped me understand why I was always called a b***h. I am not, I just get more done than you.

Guest (not verified) says...

The only female friend I can have are ENTPs (not so many) and 1 ENFJ ( I love talking to her, because she is very smart and helps me to broaden my perspective and judgment).
But in general, it is impossible for me to have female friends, and even friends in general. Everybody is disappointing me, or boring me. I hate small talk, and people always say that "I am thinking too much".!
A type I really like to be around is ESTP, I find them very down to earth and funny in a smart way.
My partner is an ISTP, what I LOVE about him is that he is a great achiever and very ingenious, it helps me a lot in developing my theories by a very rational/earthy approach. However it is very difficult for us to have a smooth relationship as he hates commitment, and I need to have a plan in my life....
So very funny, but difficult!

Guest (not verified) says...

I'm a female ENFJ and my girlfriend is an ENTJ. I am kind of a no-nonesense ENFJ, I am highly objective and intellectually disciplined but still VERY in tune with others' feelings. This means I have fewer close women friends than men because I prefer honest, objective conversation and dislike excessive emoting at the expense of reason. My ENTJ girlfriend and I get along swimmingly for this reason but we argue sometimes over what I feel is her being overly critical. I can see differences and accept people, she sees them and labels people, like they're all just stupid or incompetent... it's hard to get her to broaden her perspective though, she's kinda stubborn lol... still a better relationship than with most women I'm friends with :) I do think her life is kind of lonely outside of me though... I'm trying to encourage her to make some more friends.

Guest (not verified) says...

I can up a tie between ENFJ and ENTJ. I see myself in both of them, but it is strange. It seems as though up till now I have been an ENTJ all the way. But recently I have been shifting a little bit more towards the feeling side. While reading the description of the ENTJ I winced a couple times, as now that I think about it, in the past this has been me to the letter. I don't want to offend anyone, but to be honest, I don't want the life of an ENTJ. The life of an ENFJ seems like the life I want. Now, I am 14, so it might just be that right now my personality is changing from ENTJ to ENFJ, but I really feel as though whenever I think of myself in the future, I see myself as an ENFJ, and whenever I think of my past, I see myself as an ENTJ. No offence, but right now, the future of ENTJ sounds scary, way too lonely. As the life of the lonely bigshots that give all the calls, a life in the which one slip up can lead to a disastrous fall.

PS. I am 100% Christian. I believe in God with all my heart.

Guest (not verified) says...

I relate to all of this. I am a 24-year-old female who loves The Lord. I used to test as an ENFJ but am now a solid ENTJ. But take heart! I am married to an ISTJ and am very thankful for how my personality type has played out in our relationship. Friendships have been hard for me but as I learn how to respond and adjust to the "Feelers" and "Sensers" of the world it gets easier to build relationships. Don't worry about a life of loneliness - keep growing in your relationship with Jesus and He will soften your heart toward your own emotions and others'!

Guest (not verified) says...

No offense taken. I tried the line between ENTP & ENTJ so how I come across is different based on the situation(like home v work). But I wouldn't give it up for 'feeling' anyways. I may appear intolerant or emotionally slow sometimes but if I need to go it alone I know I won't be taken advantage of or if I rely on a team, they counter for my weakness with their strengths or work with me.

ENTJ Christian SAHM (not verified) says...

I am an ENTJ Christian, stay at home of four kids, homeschooler, and in a sweet ad loving marriage with an 'Inspector'. We're a great match. He is so faithful and dutyful and I am ambitious and energetic. We are in leadership at church, strive to be an encouragement to others and teach our kids about being faithful and diligent in their lives to the glory of God. After reading that ENTJ's were unlikly to believe in a higher power I just had to resolve that God is faithful and he can draw anyone to himself. Nothing is impossible for Him. I have always been strong willed and that hasn't changed but now my will to follow God and raise our kids in the nurture and admonition of The Lord is where I put my time and energy. Best job ever!

Karen P (not verified) says...

I am an ENTJ woman married to an Inspector too! We homeschooled when our kids were older. I was in Law Enforcement for 6 years in my younger days. And I totally love Jesus! Nothing is impossible for God and I just wanted to affirm what you posted! Good for you for making the raising of your children and their education a top priority! I now work coordinating Continuing Education at a technology center and I can put my ENTJ skills to work and be an influence for Christ in the workplace. God bless you and your family!

Chrissy Root (not verified) says...

Reading this has been super encouraging for me! Thank you!

God Bless!

gordanford says...

I am the same combination and it is rewarding. I think what this means is that we have the natural leadership attributes of a ENTJ but our faith in God tempers the harder edges of it. I think it is a great combination as I am a pastor and director of a charter school. Use your ENTJ gifts and talents for God and let Him guide the feeling side of yourself. A ENTJ is a unique person, but we ENT(F)J's are the rarest an most special of all. God needs us to lead in this dying world!!

Cheryl Tigner (not verified) says...

I too am 100 per cent Christian and love the Lord with all my heart. Unlike the majority I have a lot of people who enjoy being my friend. I believe that is a choice, it's like saying you don't have control over being rude to people. I am totally ENTJ however I like things done am a born leader, have always been able to find help at whatever goal I set. However I can appear to be unfeeling at times or to blunt I don't do it to be mean I just don't like to waste time because God is coming back and there is not time for people to be insecure. However I am loved and respected in that I am normally correct on what I do or discuss because I don't waste my time speaking or discussing things I don't know about.

Don't feel bad about it just manage it and ask God to help you manage it. It can work out great for His Glory remember He made You!!! He does not make mistakes. Hope that helped.

Jane Josefson (not verified) says...

It's tough being 14 today -- a lot harder than it was 20-30 years ago.

But don't label yourself with four little letters. You will 'change'(despite the generally assumed 'It takes a traumatic experience' to change types. Consider all the 'roles' you will play in life!

I tested out twice as an INTJ because courses in science, math, and later accounting/business encouraged me in that direction -- as did the proactive, individual efforts required early in my career. Later, I my company provided a lot of instruction in how to build and maintain relationships with my co-workers -- beyond task talk, learning the lesson that success depends as much if not more what other people know -- because you can't know it all, you need to work in teams rather than the LONE WOLF MODE, and you're always learning -- and I tested out as an ENTJ.

And now -- I'm changing again.

Also - you will be different in different situations -- family, friends, jobs, and organizations you belong to require different approaches -- so don't get stuck in a self-imposed rut, just because it gives you 'the warm fuzzies'! Biblical references Mordecai to Ester: 4:14(part 2)'And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?'

You never know what God has in store for you -- in this life or the next!

In Christ --

marriagecoach1 (not verified) says...

I have known this about myself for a long time and have been working on the negative aspects of this personality type so as not to be offensive

Guest (not verified) says...

Definitely 100% me - ENTJ woman.

Guest (not verified) says...

This is so accurate
Thankyou

Lolo (not verified) says...

I'm so convinced of the worthiness of this test, I'm changing many things in my life and am already happier knowing my weaknesses and capitalizing on strengths.

Guest (not verified) says...

Totally cool

Guest (not verified) says...

Can anyone help me?
A couple of tests say that I am an ENTJ, but in one test I've been recognized as an ENFJ!
the difference is only "F" which stands for Feeling, but I'm passionate and cooperative and thoughtful at the same time, I even have philosophical ideas for better life which I have studied and experienced for it!
ENTJ & ENFJ are really similar! How can I exactly find out which Type I am?

Guest (not verified) says...

if u result orented entj and if u are emmotional person enfj.
i.e. entj person dont hesitates to tell the in effency of his colleague and try to overcome that

Guest (not verified) says...

Hey I've always been an ENFJ and have recently become more of an ENTJ. Your type can change depending on what life throws at you. Since starting college and beginning my career in Finance and Economics I have almost been required to "think" more and hence my type has shifted. I am close to both types and I consider both to be very true to who I am. This could be the same for you. Maybe you are a little of both.

Guest (not verified) says...

I feel exactly the same way - naturally a ENFJ, through work have had to become more ENTJ!

Guest (not verified) says...

I feel exactly the same way - naturally a ENFJ, through work have had to become more ENTJ!

111 (not verified) says...

Yes, i am both ENTJ and ENFJ but I am not totally agree am 100% ENTJ nor ENFJ as people need to be flexible depends on the environment

Guest (not verified) says...

Completely Accurate! So cool!

Patricia (not verified) says...

This is me. I retired last year and was desperately looking for how and where to use my leadership skills and experience. I found something and having a lot of fun. It's a new challenge to me which makes it fulfilling and exciting.

Guest (not verified) says...

This really fits my personality

Guest (not verified) says...

Learning that I am a ENTJ feels helpful and challenging. The challenging part is the one percent of women part and being classed with Stalin part. The helpful part is all-encompassing because having a box to put one's personality in clearly explains perceptions that have always seemed confusing. Now I understand why I needed to move away from my wonderful hometown, New Orleans. Early on, at about nine, I saw that there I would never be valued there for what I accomplished so much as for how beautifully I entertained. If there are any other exiled Southern ENTJs, I would love to meet them. Sally

Guest (not verified) says...

HEY, fellow Southerner and Louisianian! I am from Shreveport but have family all over the state and spent much of college in New Orleans. Your second to last sentence caught my attention and that is exactly why I moved to DC after completing undergrad. Until I moved to DC I had no idea how limited I was living in Louisiana. I love home but I cannot live there anymore lol

daniel/ from Ethiopia/ (not verified) says...

I am 100% ENTJ.one of 3% population. is there a group in the same type ENTJ ?

Guest (not verified) says...

cool i'm part of the 1 %

GF (not verified) says...

ENTJ

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