ENTJ at Work

At work the ENTJ will be the leader: the organiser, of materials, of people, of deadlines making sure tasks are planned and coordinated and that everyone is clear what is expected and what should happen next. The ENTJ will shape the way in which team effort is applied and direct attention to the setting of objectives. The ENTJ is challenging, pushy, task-focused, outgoing and dynamic. They will have high drive and a readiness to challenge inertia, ineffectiveness, complacency or self deception but can be prone to irritation, provocation and impatience as their primary aim is change and getting things driven through.

ENTJs are highly motivated people with a lot of energy and a great need for achievement. They are assertive with strong drive and like to challenge others as their concern is for the team to win. They like to lead and to push others into action. If obstacles arise, they will find a way round. Headstrong and assertive, they tend to show strong emotional response to any form of disappointment or frustration. The ENTJ value to the team is to generate action and they love the pressure and the action. They are excellent at sparking life into a team and are very useful in groups where political complications are apt to slow things down as they help the team rise above problems of this kind and forge ahead regardless. They are well suited to making necessary changes and do not mind taking unpopular decisions. An ENTJ will love a challenge, th emore difficult the challenge the greater the energy levels.

The ENTJ also likes conflict as a means to discuss and inform and get things done. They enjoy a good argument as a measn to imoart their views, think things through and gaining input, and they will be robust and strident in their views and will forget conflict as quickly as they enter into it. 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. The ENTJ is extremely direct, and so and they may therefore not pick up on sensitivities, especially around the fact that other people may not enjoy conflict and some may even fear it. The ENTJ will often think they have had a gentle discussion whilst the other person feels they have been in battle. Arguments are the way of getting clarity to the ENTJ and once it’s over, it is completely forgotten. The ENTJ is impatient, driven and with a strong desire to agree the strategy then drive relentlessly for closure. They will be superb at preventing complacency and giving pace to the team. If the ENTJ is not the elected leader they will still assume leadership, as their nature is to change things and make it happen now. At the centre of what’s happening and will relentlessly ensure a focus on goals. 

Managing an ENTJ is about providing the right conditions to let them lead, whether people or a project or a task, to allow them the authority to do and occasionally pull them back to ensure people are with them. The ENTJ loves a goal, something to run at and they will excel at making sure other people are just as enthused and understand the need to get on and drive for closure. They will focus the team clearly and often. The ENTJ loves the complex and the big picture. They strategise and consider but once they are clear it is all about getting to the end as quickly as possible and when the plan is agreed - no more thinking.