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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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Kel (not verified) says...

This is so correct. Gosh I am amazed. I came in very skeptical but went out more convinced.

Guest (not verified) says...

100% accurate. I am 100% an ENTJ woman.

Karisa Munoz (not verified) says...

I am an ENTJ woman as well. I was actually surprised to find out that ENTJ women were rare.

Erika Belopotocanova (not verified) says...

Me too. So hard to find one! So..Hello! :-)

 

Annabeth Chase (not verified) says...

I am also an ENTJ woman!

Felda (not verified) says...

So am I - I see we are part of the 1% of the population! No surprise, really.

TheManOfMenstruation (not verified) says...

Tbh, scored an ENTJ i had this fate thing where, since elementary, till college, till today, i always, chosen, to be in charge or sumthing, schoolday, workday, or hanging out. Eventhough 95% of the time i dont want to.... .

I just want to get everything done and come home... . XD

IlyssaG says...

That is awesome!  I am ENTJ and a woman too! :)

Elle (not verified) says...

Ever since i did the MBTI test, i personally think that i understand myself more. It really can why i do things the way i do. Even for dating.

But damn for being 1% in the entire world for being an ENTJ - it feels great to be special and unique.

Guest (not verified) says...

Me too!!!!!

Guest (not verified) says...

I'm kinda a mix between ENTJ and INTJ. I'm fine with either one tho. E/ITJ Woman!!

Guest (not verified) says...

you think your special 1 percent out of 7 billion, is around 70,000,000 women that are like you congrats.

ClaytonSnider (not verified) says...

No that's 1% of women are ENTJ, whereas it's 1-3% of men. There are apx 3,791,561,932 women worldwide, 49.6% of the 7.6 billion total population. So you may fix your answer if you want, now that you have acurate information fed to you.

Guest (not verified) says...

If you had done your research, you'd know that only 5.5 million people in the US are ENJT, not 70 million.

Guest (not verified) says...

Well I mean 5.5 million is like 2% of 300 million. Pretty rough numbers, and 70,000,000 is right in that it is 1% of the entire population of the world (~7,000,000,000)

CLR (not verified) says...

I always said, work was my hobby.

Guest (not verified) says...

Also an ENTJ woman, aka "stuckup" "controlling" and a "b@*%#".... None of which is true.

Such a small percentage of women in this category, wish people knew more about this personality and its strengths!

Thank you for the insight and resources.

Brandy (not verified) says...

So true!!!!

EnTjLeader (not verified) says...

I got 100% Accurate as a Male.

Guest (not verified) says...

Correct for me. A woman. 100% ENTJ. Too bad my boss didn't understand that about me.

Raylene Evans (not verified) says...

As an ENTJ it's YOUR responsibility to outsmart your boss and learn everything you can from him. When you become the one he eventually reports to you'll know his strengths and weaknesses and can use him to your best advantage.

Guest (not verified) says...

I agree. I am 100% ENTJ

Guest (not verified) says...

And this explains why I have met few women who are like-minded! We occupy only 1% of the population!

hey, guys! (not verified) says...

A compatibility test says Id also like to have an ESTJ partner.  ESTJs are quite less rare.

Rue of ENTJ-A (not verified) says...

Agreed, finding other females that are relatable is trying, and now I know why.

Ming (not verified) says...

I feel you girl!!

Rukayat (not verified) says...

Good to find someone like me!

Jana DeLano (not verified) says...

This explains why I struggle with the emotional side of my job as an HR assistant. I'm a woman who thrives on challenging the status quo and doesn't enjoy babysitting adults.

Guest (not verified) says...

We are one of kind!

Guest (not verified) says...

I loved learning that we were 1% of population. That explained alot! Especially romantically. The http://www.truity.com/test/type-finder-facets helps to see where you are on each dimension of Myer's Briggs.

This helped me understand why I have so many feeler tendencies. After going to grad school to learn about emotions, getting certified in emotional intelligence, and becoming a therapist...(short lived of course)...my heart really became softer and personality more diplomatic and refined. So I still score ENTJ (after 20 years), but resonate much with ENFJ.

Guest (not verified) says...

The initial test I took in my Psych class came back ENFJ but the two I took after say ENTJ. Every aspect of ENTJ is 100% accurate for me and now I wonder if I might be making the wrong career choice. I'm a psych major and want to be a Military or Forensic Psychologist...

Nix (not verified) says...

Hello fellow ENTJ! I am a woman, psych major but work in clinical research, decent pay, good position, good future but comfort zones makes me uncomfortable so I'm moving on to new challenges. Currently obtaining MA in Psych but not sure where I would like to restart my career. I thought about Forensic Psych or PsyD and have a fetish for military, big WWII nerd. My dream would be to do research for military but I'm rounding 40 and don't know if I can stomach 6 years of school, not to mention I'll be relying on my husband to support me financially until I'm done w/school.

What draws you to the military? For me it's intelligence, strategy, leadership, innovation, self-preservation

Why Forensic Psych? For me I thought hearing about abused children would not make for a sustainable career. Although everything else about it sounds awesome.

 

Rue of ENTJ-A (not verified) says...

Female ENTJ here as well, into true crime, and currently on the road to becoming a Forensic Accountant.  Researching history is one of my hobbies, and WWII is one of the subjects I enjoy discussing.  Was surprised to see how rare it is for females to be classified as ENTJ.  It must be why I don't get along with that many females.

redstrategy (not verified) says...

You come off as ENFJ to me. Many people can take the test and come up with a different result. It's about what you are and what you WANT to be. Take the test again and be honest with yourself this time.

Guest (not verified) says...

...ENTJs don't base much at all on emotion. Everything BUT actually. Take the test again.

im not emma (not verified) says...

well sorry but what about if youre pregnant and you had to choose to give it up or not, then you would rely purely on emotion NOT logic.

Vstil (not verified) says...

So true - I'm such a ENTJ! And female to boot! Yes I don't know many women with the personality.

John Wilder (not verified) says...

So do you think two ENTJs can find love since they are so similar?

Yali (not verified) says...

Same here. An Asian ENTJ wonman. Though sometimes I feel (rare word for me) that I think more like a guy. And life was harsh on me before I found my real strenghth, becasue I always got misunderstood and even islolated due to my outspoken and assertive nature. Feeling others' emotion is not a strong suit for me neither...:(

Guest (not verified) says...

I was at a job interview and the interviewer shared what one of my references told her. She said that if I were a man and said the things I said and did the things I did, no one would blink twice. I took that as such a compliment! Needless to say, I didn't get the job--LOL! Now it all makes sense that I am part of the 1%. Love it!

Guest (not verified) says...

Thanks!, likewise; I never met a man who understands me and not feel threatened by me!

SU (not verified) says...

You likely find have very few women friends because you have so little in common, and that's what most women are interested in, you could care less. I know this well and it feels quite isolating at times as many women actually shut me out.

Guest (not verified) says...

I know, no women, and I always envy friends of mine who seem to have a TON of friends, whereas I am lucky to have one or two friends! Wish I had more!

BLT (not verified) says...

I know what you mean. Im female INTJ and I have two female friends, only because our moms were friends when we were tiny. All my friends are guys, and all getting or are married, and some wives dont like their man around a woman even if shes a friend. Llloooonnneelllyy.....I so Llloonneelyy.... and I grew up with lots of brothers. Dont even know what to say to other women :/ not that i find them interesting anyway haha.
SO yea, I feel you. Lesbians like me ok tho.

Guest (not verified) says...

Maybe it's not so much that they don't trust you, but more so that they don't trust their husbands around you.
Just a thought.

Guest (not verified) says...

This is so true! Even as a younger girl this fits me. As a job career, I want to be either a chemical or environmental engineer, and both are said to fit!!! This description fits even me, and it fits only 1% of women!

Guest (not verified) says...

SOME ONE WHO UNDERSTANDS!!!!

RayleneEvans says...

Someone is one word, not two. Typing in full caps is like shouting. Please don't shout.

Guest (not verified) says...

Typical entj trait, shouting for emphasis. Hear me roar basically.

Guest (not verified) says...

I am a ENTJ women

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