ENTJ Strengths and Weaknesses

ENTJ Strengths

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

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.
Deborah Hope
4 years ago
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 :)
4 years ago
Narcissists have a tendency to be more successful in life.
4 years ago
ENTJ I tend to be very sensitive to the needs of others. I am very generous to a fault. I have been known to thoroughly express my feelings and very reflective on understanding my actions. I tend to be very sensitive to the feelings of others. I may knock you out, figuratively speaking, but on the other hand I will wipe away your tears. Truth! I find no joy in crushing others, but you can't get in the way of progress. Just step aside! I value others, but you can't waste my time!
4 years ago
This is scarily accurate; however, it should be noted that our impatience (at least mine) only comes about in certain scenarios where I can get irritated at chaos; whereas if I'm tutoring a peer on a subject, I have a lot of patience with them because I can rationally understand their struggles with a subject and I enjoy leading them through the situation.
5 years ago
This is so true! I always thought I was a caring person but when I asked my friends if I was like this all of them said yes! I found out I´m one of those that pretend to care but Really am a cold and cool person! =D
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