ENTJ Careers

It is in the world of careers that ENTJs’ boldness and drive are truly at their best. No other personality type is better suited than ENTJs to be the respected leader of an organization or team, and no other personality type enjoys it quite so much. Combining their vision, intelligence and determination to push ideas through to completion no matter the obstacles, ENTJs are a force to be reckoned with.

ENTJ careers

We All Go Up, or We All Go Down

In the world of business, the sometimes overbearing level of self-confidence that ENTJs (especially Assertive ones) too often mishandle in their personal relationships is transformed into an admirable authority, keeping people on track and getting things done. Naturally the best careers for people with the ENTJ personality type make the fullest use of these qualities, and many would describe executive positions and entrepreneurialism to be ideal lines of work – any position high enough that they can clearly see the horizon.

For ENTJs, failure is not an option – they conceive a vision of the future, formulate a strategy to achieve that vision, and execute each step with ruthless precision.

Structure and order are key, and if someone gets sloppy, or holds things back with incompetence, laziness or inefficiency, ENTJs will not hesitate to come down, hard. ENTJ personalities pursue their goals with singular vision, and have strict standards for themselves and others that are designed above all else to be effective. This makes ENTJs excellent corporate strategists, and their objectivity and clarity of thought make them respected lawyers and judges.

None of this could work if no one could understand what ENTJs were thinking, and they have the good fortune of being clear and concise communicators, especially in person, making business administration a comfortable fit – so long as their tasks don’t stray too far into routine maintenance and upkeep. ENTJs also have a thirst for knowledge, and they aren’t afraid to use a principle once they’ve grasped its underlying mechanisms. Combining this with their leadership makes ENTJs trying, but effective, university professors.

We Are Still in the Making

The only problem is, it takes time for ENTJs’ skills to be recognized, and stagnating as low-level employees will have them bouncing off the walls and deeply unhappy. People with the ENTJ personality type crave leadership and responsibility, growth and opportunity, and genuinely enjoy managing others to get a job done. ENTJs are visionaries and leaders, not grunts or day-to-day administrators. Getting that to be recognized is not always easy, but ENTJs are probably up to the task.

Jack Hogarth
4 years ago
Describes me perfectly especially the ruthless part
4 years ago
I think that ENTJs are often seen as a model for other people in society, for them or others, it seems like they are just a regular average person.
4 years ago
Unfortunately ENTJ's are over represented in corporate America. They are not risk takers and don't work well with personality types that like to brainstorm and develop new creative non-traditional ideas to solve a problem. I find they love being in charge and get inpatient quickly with people who don't mirror them.
4 years ago
I disagree. The personalities that prefer tradition/routine instead of change are the Observant types eg majority of office administrators and accountants. Imo these types probably make up the majority of corporate America. CEOs, entrepreanurs and upper management (the stereotypical ENTJ) are not the majority and therefore do not over-represent the corporate world...plus I assume that entreprenurial types (which are also included in ENTJ and ENTP) usually drop out of corporate America because of the routine and bureaucracy and would rather deal with strategy and risk taking so based on your description it is highly likely that you were dealing with ESTJ not ENTJ.
4 years ago
Entj who have developed their eq and soft skills will are patient and embrace what you have pointed out as a weakness. Your observation is accurate but their growth will lead to a leader and a person who inspires others to make a difference. Why because they learn or dicover compassion this changes their whole world for the better. This ENTJ will hope others see and feel the same for themselves. ENTJ will do well to develop their empathy and spiratuality. Meditation in some form will be life saving and visualization will create so much for the better. ;-)
4 years ago
Spot on.
A. Goudreau
4 years ago
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).
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