ENTJ Personality

Your Type and Your Career



Understanding your preferences as an ENTJ personality will make it easier to identify what is likely to feel 'right' for you at work and help you when you are planning a career change.

The best employment options for you will allow you to use your natural strengths and limit your exposure to tasks and situations that will drain you.

Here are some suggestions about what is likely to suit you in terms of personal strengths at work, preferred environment and your leadership style. There is also an indication of possible areas of weakness you should watch out for when you are assessing career change ideas.

Your strengths at work

  • Straight talking and decisive
  • Good at developing and implementing systems
  • Creative organisational problem solver
  • Capable of sound reasoning
  • Usually good public speaker
  • Enjoy being well informed
  • Build carefully constructed and planned solutions to problems

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  • Great at developing structures and systems
  • Ready and willing to take charge
  • Good at creating order out of confusion
  • Strategic thinker
  • Good organisation builder
  • Enjoy tackling complex problems
  • Ambitious

Your preferred work environment

  • High energy, fast paced and results orientated
  • Contains people who can operate independently towards organisational goals
  • Is efficient as a result of clear systems and structures
  • Offers ongoing challenges
  • Rewards decisiveness and results through status and salary
  • Is tough minded
  • Allows opportunities for you to take the lead

Your leadership style

  • Natural visionary leader
  • Ready and willing to take charge
  • Energetic and action orientated
  • Lead by developing a broad vision of the way forward
  • Can be tough decision maker when needed
  • Actively seek out the lead
  • Direct and no-nonsense style

Weaknesses you should watch out for

  • May be too task and strategy orientated and overlook the needs of people
  • Your 'big picture' may be lacking in practical detail
  • Can come across as impatient, intolerant and domineering
  • Want to get on and may fail to win hearts and minds before acting
  • As natural leader, you are likely to be frustrated in a subordinate position
  • Impatient with detail
  • Do not tolerate inefficiency well
  • May prioritise work over other aspects of life
  • May forget to praise and encourage others

These points should help you identify if a job or an area of work is worth considering. But remember that there are successful people of ALL types in ALL jobs. Particular types may find certain areas of work especially satisfying and others more challenging.

Use your understanding of your own ENTJ personality preferences to help you explore and develop your career ideas, not to limit them.

Not sure if this is you?

Then take a look at the other similar types, where only one of the preferences is different. You may find that they are a more comfortable 'fit'.


Interested in personality?

If you are interested in how your personality affects your career change click here to read how your approaches to job search can be influenced by the type of person you are.

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