ENTJs are natural-born leaders with strong desires to create order within organizations. They enjoy the challenge of solving difficult problems, and enjoy understanding complex systems so that they can determine where improvement is possible.

ENTJs are drawn to leadership positions that allow them to develop strategies to achieve greater efficiency and productivity. They prefer to be in management or supervisory roles, and want the ability to initiate and lead organizational change. ENTJs want structure in their work. They prefer that their work and that of their colleagues be evaluated based on a set of clear guidelines. They appreciate an environment that is businesslike and fair, where performance is evaluated objectively and rewarded generously. ENTJs are typically motivated and hardworking, and want to be recognized for their efforts with money, power, and prestige.



  • Most Value: Command

  • Appear to others: Analytical, blunt, planned    

  • Strengths: Strong willed, efficient, strategic thinking, charismatic leaders

  • Areas of Growth: Blunt and dominant, intolerant, arrogant, poor handling of emotions


Other Characteristics:

  • Energizing

  • Communicative

  • Open

  • Strategic

  • Future-Oriented

  • Objective

  • Rational

  • Logical

  • Decisive

  • Sticks to Plans

  • Rigid

Common Careers:

Business and Financial

  • Accountant or Auditor

  • Budget Analyst

  • Claims Adjuster, Appraiser, Examiner, or Investigator

  • Cost Estimator

  • Financial Analyst

  • Financial Examiner

  • Insurance Underwriter

  • Labor Relations Specialist

  • Loan Officer

  • Management Consultant or Analyst

  • Market Research Analyst

  • Meeting or Convention Planner

  • Personal Financial Advisor

  • Purchasing Manager, Buyer, or Agent

  • Real Estate Assessor

  • Tax Examiner or Collector or Revenue Agent

  • Actuary

  • Operations Research Analyst


  • Advertising and Promotions Manager

  • Architectural or Engineering Manager

  • Compensation or Benefits Manager

  • Emergency Management Director

  • Lodging Manager

  • Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager


  • Advertising Sales Agent

  • Insurance Sales Agent

  • Real Estate Broker or Sales Agent

  • Sales Engineer/Manager

  • Sales Representative, Wholesale and Manufacturing

  • Securities, Commodities, or Financial Services Sales Agent

Architecture and Engineering

  • Aerospace Engineer

  • Agricultural Engineer

  • Architect

  • Biomedical Engineer

  • Chemical Engineer

  • Civil Engineer

  • Computer Hardware Engineer

  • Drafter

  • Electrical or Electronics Engineer

  • Environmental Engineer

  • Health and Safety Engineer

  • Industrial Engineer

  • Marine Engineer or Naval Architect

  • Materials Engineer

  • Mechanical Engineer

  • Mining or Geological Engineer

  • Nuclear Engineer

  • Petroleum Engineer

  • Surveyor

Arts and Media

  • Art Director

  • Industrial Designer

  • Photographer

  • Public Relations Manager

  • Public Relations Specialist

  • Reporter, Correspondent, or Broadcast News Analyst

  • Writer or Author

Education and Training

  • Career or Technical Education Teacher

  • Postsecondary Education Administrator

  • Professor or College Instructor

  • Teacher, Adult Literacy or Remedial Education

Entertainment and Sports

  • Coach or Scout

  • Music Director or Composer

  • Producer or Director




Life, Physical and Social Science

  • Agricultural or Food Scientist

  • Anthropologist or Archaeologist

  • Atmospheric Scientist, Including Meteorologist

  • Biochemist or Biophysicist

  • Chemist or Materials Scientist

  • Conservation Scientist or Forester

  • Economist

  • Environmental Scientist or Specialist

  • Epidemiologist

  • Geographer

  • Geoscientist

  • Historian

  • Hydrologist

  • Medical Scientist

  • Microbiologist

  • Natural Sciences Manager

  • Physicist or Astronomer

  • Political Scientist

  • Psychologist

  • Sociologist

  • Survey Researcher

  • Urban or Regional Planner

  • Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist

Building and Operation

  • Construction Manager

  • Construction or Building Inspector

  • Electrician

  • Airline or Commercial Pilot

Law and Order

  • Correctional Officer

  • Fire Inspector or Investigator

  • Police Officer or Detective

  • Private Detective or Investigator

  • Judge or Hearing Officer

  • Lawyer


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