Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ENTJ "The Trailblazer"
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That being said . . . Are you quick? More specifically, are you able to figure things out quickly? Or, better yet, do friends, family members, co-workers, romantic partners, and/or mere acquaintances find you stimulating and outspoken? If so, there is probably a good chance that you have an ENTJ personality. In other words, pat yourself on the back because you, my dear, are a bonafide “trailblazer.” So, what kinds of characteristics do ENTJ personalities typically display? Well my friend, if you have an ENTJ personality, you are most likely clever and alert. “You never pay attention or get anything right” – said no one ever, when it comes to you. You love solving new and complex problems. I bet your loved ones run to you every time they have an “issue” that they just can’t seem to resolve.
What is your strongest skill? Well, it is developing a variety of possible solutions, and then strategically analyzing them. You are also a natural-born leader, a trait that most people do not have. You are extremely charming and confident. In other words, you project authority, which causes you to be one of the most popular people in your vicinity. You ooze charisma, which helps you draw in big crowds. People want to be around you – they want to listen to you – they want to follow you. Way to go! That being said, I still recommend that you test this 'MP3' designed to 'train' your brainwaves to optimal states. This is free through our site when you click here.
Let’s be honest – you excellent at “reading people.” Heck, you could be a fortune-teller, if you wanted. Yes, you are that good at figuring people out. And, you absolutely hate routines. Why? Well, because they bore you. You need some excitement, creativity, and stimulation. Routine tasks just don’t do it for you. If you are forced to do a routine task, you are most likely going to find a more creative way to perform it. Unfortunately, you also get bored in relationships, if your partner does not hold your interest. So what are your strengths? Well, you are an innovator. In other words, you always have a unique spin to solving problems. In addition, you are always looking for a new twist on an old solution. Also, you are good at spotting patterns and “connecting the dots” when observing various situations. Moreover, you get a thrill out of developing strategies that help people. And, you are definitely one to take full advantage of opportunities that present themselves to you. Bravo!
Furthermore, you are probably highly successful at work. Your drive, rationality, determination, and sharp wit, can propel you to the top of your field. In fact, I bet you are highly respected in your field, due to your analytical skills and ability to solve problems quickly. Truthfully, you are powerhouse, who loves a challenge. So, if people want to have an important place in your life, they better bring their “A-game.” It is also not uncommon for some people to feel that you are unapproachable because of your high intelligence level, but in reality you are a social butterfly, who loves to talk to people.
What are some weaker areas that someone with your personality type should address? Well, you should probably work on being realistic when it comes to the feasibility of your solutions and suggestions. What do I mean? Well, you have a habit of generating some incredible ideas, however, some of your ideas just aren’t doable – not because they aren’t fantastic, because they are, but because of time and resource restraints. You also need to watch the way you talk to people, especially if they do not agree with your ideas or solutions, because you can come across as hostile, if people don’t share your vision.
What does the abbreviation ENTJ mean?
E - Extroversion N - Intuition T - Thinking J - Judgement
How common is this personality type?
Well, ENTJ personality types account for 3% of the general population. And, although they are not the most emotional and sensitive of all the Myers-Briggs personality types, they are the reason that there are so many jobs in the world. In other words, the reason we have so many businesses, agencies, organizations and institutions is because of ENTJ personality types. They tend to create new businesses, leading to jobs for those who need and want them.
Do people with ENTJ personalities do well in school and at work?
YES! People with this personality tend to be at the top of their class, and later at the top of their field. With their supreme intellect, drive, passion, strong work ethic, ability to effectively problem-solve, they are bound to succeed. ENTJ personalities are also known for the self-confidence and bold attitudes – they are definitely not shrinking violets. In fact, ENTJs are quick to speak their minds, if they feel that others are not living up to their potentials. They do not like excuses, and if they feel that you are not working hard enough, they will tell you. You would think that peers and co-workers would shy away from these individuals, but amazingly the opposite occurs – people are drawn to them, because they respect them. As mentioned above, these individuals are trailblazers. They have a vision that transcends what others immediately see. They are strategists, who know how to communicate effectively at school and at work.
Do people with ENTJ personalities have good romantic relationships?
Yes, but they must wisely choose their mates. In other words, ENTJ personalities approach relationships the same way they approach their lives and their careers – step-by-step, in order to achieve a goal, which in this case is a successful, long-term relationship. These individuals strive to accomplish their romantic goals, and have a hard time accepting failure. Once ENTJ individuals fall in love, they give their heart and soul 100%. They pursue and nurture the relationship with enthusiasm, effort, and passion. To be honest, people with this personality type are “in it to win it.” In addition, they love taking the lead in the relationship. More specifically, they like to assume responsibility for the vitality of the relationship – whether it is working or not, and whether or not both parties are happy and satisfied.
ENTJ personality types take romantic relationships very serious, so only those who are serious about spending a lifetime together are considered as potential partners. These individuals are in it for the long haul – they are not quitters. Potential mates are drawn to the extroverted natures of ENTJ personalities. The also like their “take charge” attitudes and their never-ending energy and enthusiasm. One thing that this personality type has to be cautious of is being too controlling and demanding. He or she also needs to be careful about demeaning those, who do not get their “logic.”
In addition, someone with this type of personality has to make an extra effort to get “in tune” with his or her partner, because this emotionality does not common natural to ENTJs. ENTJs have to learn how to assess how their partners are feeling and then allow them to take the lead in the relationship, if need be. The best scenario is an ENTJ, who meets his or her partner half-way. In other words, this person needs to find a balance between constructive criticism, praise, and support when communicating with his or partner.
And, although ENTJ personalities tend to be highly critical of others, at times, they tend to be more sensitive and loving towards their own children. They also typically raise their children to be kind, smart, out-going people, who work hard and accomplish goals. These parents also encourage their children to think intellectually and to be both rational and independent. Moreover, they welcome differences of opinions, as long as they are factually sound. ENTJ parents believe in practicing a more structured parenting style, and do not allow their children to shirk responsibilities.
As far as friendships are concerned, those with this personality type typically prefer to be “friends” with people, who share their common interests. In other words, they do best with individuals, who are constantly seeking personal development and inspiration. They want friends that they can have long, thought-provoking discussions with. They also want friends, who they can challenge, without them becoming hypersensitive or frustrated.
These individuals need to be cautious about criticizing or challenging their friends to the point, where they want out of the friendship. ENTJ personalities approach friendships like they do everything else – step-by-step, in an effort to accomplish a goal, which in this case is a long, meaningful friendship. When ENTJ personalities are invested in the friendship, they make awesome friends, who are supportive, loyal, and loving.
What types of jobs are best suited for those with ENTJ personalities?
ENTJ personality types are destined to become esteemed leaders in any organization and business. They are natural-born entrepreneurs. This means that many ENTJs eventually become owners, presidents, or vice presidents of companies. They also do well as managers and supervisors. Their drives, determination, persistence, intelligence, and ability to solve almost any problem, makes them a force to be reckoned with. ENTJ personality types also do well as judges, lawyers, corporate strategists, politicians, college professors, and business administrators. Watch out world!
Do any famous people have an ENTJ personality?
Yes! Listed below are respected ENTJ personalities:
Richard M. Nixon
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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