ENTJs tend to be expressive and certainly not shy about articulating how they are feeling although to be fair they expect this in return as they thrive on ‘robust debate and argument,’ (which other people might call ‘confrontation’). ENTJs are essentially caring individuals but this is more about sorting things out and making sure everyone is clear, rather than being ‘huggy’ or emotionally expressive.
ENTJs draw their energies from high impact interactions, challenging the status quo and getting things done. An ENTJ will have strong opinions, and has the confidence to express them openly. They do, however, expect others to do the same and may at times steam-roll other people as they may assume that everyone enjoys stimulating debate and is happy to engage in sparring, or indeed assume that silence is agreement. No-one will be in any doubt where they stand with an ENTJ but may find their directness and honesty almost bone-jarring in it’s rawness and more gentle types may struggle with that level of intensity. The ENTJ is also built to get over disappointments and so, whilst the other person may be still reeling or considering the issues, the ENTJ will have moved on, not harbouring grudges but already in the middle of the next big issue.
The ENTJ will be assertive, energetic and will love a robust debate, as both their method of conversation and way of thinking things through and gaining input. The ENTJ doesn’t really understand emotions, preferring to deal with issues as problems that need to be solved or concepts that need to be tranlsated into a plan and certainly trying to appeal to their emotional side will not be the best way to resolve issues. The ENTJ shares their thoughts easily but is not really an emotional person. They are open and assertive and everyone will be clear where they stand but this will probably remain at a cerebral level. As an ENTJ is primarily concerned with making things happen and in that sense they do not want to upset others, they just may not realise that other people may take a little longer to understand or may not be as forthcoming. The ENTJ does not like anything preventing progress and they will make their views known on that directly and clearly. Their whole purpose is to make change happen and they do not like a slow pace.