ENTJ strengths and weaknesses

ENTJ strengths

  • Efficient - ENTJs see inefficiency not just as a problem in its own right, but as something that pulls time and energy away from all their future goals, an elaborate sabotage consisting of irrationality and laziness. People with the ENTJ personality type will root out such behavior wherever they go.
  • Energetic - Rather than finding this process taxing ENTJs are energized by it, genuinely enjoying leading their teams forward as they implement their plans and goals.
  • Self-Confident - ENTJs couldn't do this if they were plagued by self-doubt - they trust their abilities, make known their opinions, and believe in their capacities as leaders.
  • Strong-Willed - Nor do they give up when the going gets tough - ENTJ personalities strive to achieve their goals, but really nothing is quite as satisfying to them as rising to the challenge of each obstacle in their run to the finish line.
  • Strategic Thinkers - ENTJs exemplify the difference between moment-to-moment crisis management and navigating the challenges and steps of a bigger plan, and are known for examining every angle of a problem and not just resolving momentary issues, but moving the whole project forward with their solutions.
  • Charismatic and Inspiring - These qualities combine to create individuals who are able to inspire and invigorate others, who people actually want to be their leaders, and this in turn helps ENTJs to accomplish their often ambitious goals that could never be finished alone.

ENTJ weaknesses

  • Stubborn and Dominant - Sometimes all this confidence and willpower can go too far, and ENTJs are all too capable of digging in their heels, trying to win every single debate and pushing their vision, and theirs alone.
  • Intolerant - "It's my way or the highway" - People with the ENTJ personality type are notoriously unsupportive of any idea that distracts from their primary goals, and even more so of ideas based on emotional considerations. ENTJs won't hesitate a second to make that fact clear to those around them.
  • Impatient - Some people need more time to think than others, an intolerable delay to quick-thinking ENTJs. They may misinterpret contemplation as stupidity or disinterest in their haste, a terrible mistake for a leader to make.
  • Arrogant - ENTJ personalities respect quick thoughts and firm convictions, their own qualities, and look down on those who don't match up. This relationship is a challenge for most other personality types who are perhaps not timid in their own right, but will seem so beside overbearing ENTJs.
  • Poor Handling of Emotions - All this bluster, alongside the assumed supremacy of rationalism, makes ENTJs distant from their own emotional expression and sometimes downright scornful of others'. People with this personality type often trample others' feelings, inadvertently hurting their partners and friends, especially in emotionally charged situations.
  • Cold and Ruthless - Their obsession with efficiency and unwavering belief in the merits of rationalism, especially professionally, makes ENTJs incredibly insensitive in pursuing their goals, dismissing personal circumstances, sensitivities, and preferences as irrational and irrelevant.
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Oct 15, 2014 12:08:45
I am an entj but i don't agree that my weakness is poor handling of emotions:(
Oct 01, 2014 14:37:45
I really surprise when read the entj explanation thank you everyone
Meow meow meow
Sep 16, 2014 11:19:59
Don't even bother trying to read people. The types that really can do it see right through you into your evil little hearts. They feign ignorance and will put on a facade just to mess with you and make you look like an idiot. In your arrogance and pride you will never see it coming.
jingky dioso
Sep 13, 2014 12:40:16
I am ENTJ.. only 3% in the world. hmm. But I'm emotional
Deborah Hope
Sep 08, 2014 15:27:56
i am glad to be an ENTJ, but I am not efficient in things i dont want to do. also if i dont see a point in something it is next to impossible to get me to do it and one of my friends said that she feels like i am a surveillance cam (not in a good way).
i love being an ENTJ though!
ps. it is completely true about being excellent buisness managers. I am 12 and run a buisness by myself without physical or financial help :)