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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Sep 17, 2015 16:04:23
100% me. that's kinda scary!
The Artful Dodger
Jul 12, 2015 05:26:21
Yeah, sounds like me. Happiness lies in the joy of achievement. Self-confident, sharp witted and goal-focused. The ENTJ. Leadership was something that always came natural. Bluntness that seemed like arrogance in disguise, but somehow, oddly appealing to others. The commander. Throw me to the wolves, and I'll return leading the pack.
jeni s
May 28, 2015 22:55:48
Not ruthless nor cold, just f@
Jane Bender
Apr 22, 2015 13:40:55
My mum is ENTJ... Must say, as a child, she made me cry. I'm an INFJ. That "Cold
Emerald A. Black
Jun 24, 2015 21:43:59
We 2 are opposite!
Emerald A. Black
Jun 25, 2015 22:03:46
I mean: Mom is INFJ and I'm ENTJ. And it's almost war between us every day but we two still loving together!

#why my last comment came like that???

God bless you all
Feb 28, 2015 00:40:01
entj are smart but not always rational and practical...they rely on N
Jun 16, 2015 03:12:12