ENTJ careers

Typical ENTJ careers are defined by several traits that anyone interacting with an ENTJ can easily notice: drive, determination and leadership. These traits tend to push ENTJs toward a certain set of careers and somewhat limit their choices; however, people with this personality type are unlikely to complain about that. We will discuss some of their potential roles below, and hopefully, this will help some ENTJs with their job search. As usual, please feel free to leave a comment. We will do our best to include your suggestions in our articles.

First, ENTJ personalities love turning their ideas into plans, and this is one of their most important traits as far as typical ENTJ careers are concerned. They focus on the future and possess a level of self-confidence rarely seen among other personality types. These traits make ENTJs excellent executives, entrepreneurs, and corporate strategists. They will have enough drive and determination to push a certain idea forward, even if there are many obstacles in their path. It is no surprise that the aforementioned careers are seen as ideal by many ENTJs.

Second, people with this personality type tend to have excellent leadership skills and an inborn love for knowledge. They loathe incompetence, laziness, and inefficiency. This makes ENTJs very strict and demanding, but also extremely effective and objective managers. There are many careers where such traits are crucial and held in high esteem; for instance, ENTJs tend to be good lawyers, judges, business administrators, or university professors. There are other potential career paths where ENTJs tend to excel, but these examples are quite relevant and telling.

Finally, ENTJs are excellent communicators (especially verbally), enjoy structure and order, but strongly dislike routine tasks. Once again, this means that ENTJs are more suited to be visionaries and leaders rather than day-to-day administrators. Typical ENTJ careers always involve at least some degree of leadership. It is quite unlikely that an ENTJ will remain happy as a low-level employee for long. They truly enjoy being in a managing position, and some of their traits come to light only if they have enough power to utilize them.

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11 Responses to “ENTJ careers”

  1. justin Reply

    this is really accurate!
    i am taking some engineering classes and i think this website personally knows me!
    this really works just take your time to fill it out.

  2. shirl Reply

    I just completed the test and yes I am an ENTJ, although I was not surprised by the outcome.

  3. Dory Reply

    I hate my job. I excel in management. Wish I went to school and have a dumb piece of paper that is valued so much.

  4. Sam Reply

    I am very much a ENTJ, I am a Architect / Interior designer and run a VERY tight shift.

  5. Steven Cross Reply

    ENTJ and wouldn’t be anything other than an architect. I love it.

  6. E. Hardy Reply

    I am a project engineer. I develop, plan, set up and execute major projects. I work closely with project managers to ensure the plan and setup are working as envisioned.

  7. A. Goudreau Reply

    I am an ENTJ and only fourteen. I have wanted to be an engineer my whole life, but like anyone else, I have questioned it and considered other options. I think it is now clear that when I grow up, I would love to be an engineer or architect (something of the sort).

  8. Stephen Reply

    I and ENTJ and as much as i love reading that ENTJ are good CEO’s and business starters, i cannot find that business I want to start!

  9. ARUN Reply

    I checked all the question very closely before pointing. I surprised with the results. Its actually match with my personality and thinking. Great way to know about own self !

  10. Michael Knott Reply

    WOW! I am truly amazed by the accuracy of the ENTJ personality description. Since a very young age, I’ve always imagined starting/owning a business. Its actually comical how my business plans have change and matured over the years…ranging from frozen yogurt cafe (12yo) to home healthcare agency (currently 25yo). Everyone who is of the ENTJ personality does have the ability to maximize his/her income according to “The Washington Post”. http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2013/11/10/this-is-how-much-money-people-with-your-personality-make/
    It’s exciting to finally explore our personality type and see the possibilities! :)