ENTJ, Chief, Intellectual, Extraverted
- Your Results Snapshot
- Your Personality Type
- ENTJ - The "Chief"
- Your Cognitive Functions
- Famous People of Your Type
- Career Matches for Your Type
- Your Temperament
- NT - The "Intellectual"
- Famous Intellectuals
- Intellectual Career Matches
- Your Preferences
- Extraversion vs. Introversion in You
- Sensing vs. Intuition in You
- Thinking vs. Feeling in You
- Judging vs. Perceiving in You
- Sharing and Saving Your Report
- Further Learning
Your Results Snapshot
You have a unique set of traits that make you who you are. The study of personality identifies and organizes your characteristics and behaviors in such a way as to help you better understand yourself. Your Personality Max report is intended to equip you to lead a more effective and fulfilling life.
Your Personality Type is ENTJ (Chief)
Extraverted (E) + Intuitive (N) + Thinking (T) + Judging (J)
Your Temperament is NT (Intellectual)
Intuitive (N) + Thinking (T)
"Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower." — Charles M. Schwab
Your Personality Type
Your personality type is ENTJ. This is based on your four Preferences: Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Thinking (T) and Judging (J).
Many of today's theories of psychological typology are based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, who wrote Psychological Types in 1921. He was the founder of analytical psychology, which studies the motivations underlying human behavior.
Your personality type is a detailed classification of the innate characteristics that make you who you are. Each of the four temperaments can be divided into four types, making a total of 16 distinct personality types. As with Temperament, your type is determined by the strength of your preferences.
No personality type is better than another. Each person has a unique set of equally valuable characteristics. Understanding your type can be useful in many ways, including relationships and school or career.
ENTJ - The "Chief"
ENTJs are natural and decisive leaders. They are analytical, efficient and hardworking. They live in the world of ideas and have a great ability to debate. Their goal-oriented and self-confident nature enables them to take charge. They thrive on achievement.
"I love argument. I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job." — Margaret Thatcher
ENTJs direct their energy outward. They are gregarious, talkative and very assertive. They are enthusiastic and expressive. Chiefs are Intuitive and future-oriented. They are imaginative, complex and abstract in their thinking.
ENTJs are Thinkers. They are logical and objective. They make decisions with their head rather than their heart. ENTJs are rational, impersonal and critical in thought. They are firm with people and are thick-skinned. ENTJs are decisive, enjoy finishing tasks and seek closure. They like structure and schedules. They are disciplined and responsible.
ENTJs are independent. They seek autonomous and productive relationships. They are competitive and interested in what other people know. They turn most of their relationships into opportunities to teach or mentor. Although very career oriented, when they are committed to a relationship they put a lot of effort into it.
ENTJs are hard workers that strive to accomplish goals and do things right. They thrive in positions of leadership where they can direct, strategize and mobilize people toward shared goals. They are visionaries who believe in their own ability to lead toward success and optimum results. They value competency and progress. They have very little patience for laziness. ENTJs can benefit from developing people skills in the workplace.
Chiefs are often avid learners and voracious readers. They have unlimited curiosity and desire to gain knowledge and mastery. They do well in school as long as they are engaged. They are self-motivated and can learn very well on their own. They can have a hard time relaxing. Chiefs do not like to waste time.
ENTJs are on a constant quest to improve themselves. They often invite those around them to improve themselves as well. They are gifted strategists. Their greatest contribution is their ability to lead confidently and reach goals with excellence.
Characteristic of an ENTJ
- Direct and frank
- Excellent with money
- Takes criticism well
- Honors commitments
- Verbally fluent and eloquent
- Controlling and intimidating
- Can appear angry
- Slow to compliment
- ENTJs make up 4% of all 16 personality types. ENTJs are one of the least common personality types. Of the Extraverted types, ENTJs are the most rare (along with ENFJs).
- 1 in every 18 males is an ENTJ (5.5% of all males). 1 in every 40 females is an ENTJ (2.5% of all females). Female ENTJs are one of the most rare type-gender combinations.
- There are significantly more male ENTJs than there are female ENTJs, with males outnumbering females more than 2 to 1. One reason there are more male ENTJs is that males tend to be Thinkers (T) while females are more often Feelers (F).
Your Cognitive Functions
You engage the world through four cognitive functions. Each function is directed outward toward people and surroundings (Extraverted) or inward toward your thoughts (Introverted). Your primary function is Extraverted Thinking and secondary is Introverted Intuition.
Extraverted Thinking (Primary Function)
You use this function most often. While Thinking (T), you make decisions based on logic. The Extraverted Thinking function enables you to organize and categorize items such as thoughts and arguments. It is the ability to see the logical consequences of actions. It follows sequence and organization.
Introverted Intuition (Secondary Function)
Your use of this function is somewhat high. With Intuition (N), you process data through impressions, possibilities and meanings. Introverted Intuition enables you to have a sense about the future. It is the ability to grasp a pattern or plan. Information that is commonly hard to understand and dissect is more easily processed through Introverted Intuition.
Extraverted Sensing (Tertiary Function)
You use this function but to a lesser degree. Through Sensing (S), you process data with your five senses. The Extraverted Sensing function allows you to process life through your experiences. It is being aware of what is seen, smelled, touched, heard and tasted. It is being energized by experience and living "in the moment."
Introverted Feeling (Least Function)
You use this function least of the four. When Feeling (F), you make decisions based on feelings, so the Introverted Feeling function allows you to know what you value. It is the ability to see through others and know what they are really like as if you had internal radar. When you identify a person with similar values, there is a desire to connect.
Famous People of Your Type
Here is a sampling of famous people and fictional characters that are likely to be ENTJs like you.
- Franklin D. RooseveltAmerican President
- Richard NixonAmerican President
- Harrison FordActor
- Steve MartinActor, Comedian
- Whoopi GoldbergActress, Comedian
- Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister
- David LettermanTV Show Host, Comedian
- Newt GingrichSpeaker of the House
- Jim CarreyActor, Comedian
- Bill GatesMicrosoft Founder
- Steve JobsApple Co-founder, CEO
- Sean ConneryActor
- Benny GoodmanJazz Musician
- Sigourney WeaverActress
- Al GoreAmerican Vice President
- Vladimir PutinRussian President, P.M.
- Napoleon BonaparteFrench Leader
- Candace BergenActress (Murphy Brown)
- Patrick StewartActor
- Edward TellerTheoretical Physicist
- Winston WolfePulp Fiction
- Beatrix KiddoKill Bill Vol. I
- The PenguinBatman Villain
- Lex LuthorSuperman Villain
- Perry CoxScrubs
- Wilhelmina SlaterUgly Betty
- PalpatineStar Wars
- Jordi LaForgeStar Trek: The Next Generation
- The BrainPinky and the Brain
Career Matches for Your Type
ENTJs may find satisfaction with the following careers which tend to match well with their Chief personality. This list is not exhaustive and these are not guaranteed to be perfect matches for you but this may be a helpful starting point if you are planning to pursue a new career.
- Business Administrator
- Computer Consultant
- Systems Analyst
Your temperament is NT since you lean toward the Intuition (N) and Thinking (T) preferences. We identify your temperament by the strength of your Preferences. Many psychologists, philosophers and other thinkers have for centuries proposed that there are four temperaments that can describe a person.
Temperament is a more broad classification than Personality Type. Each of the four temperaments is like an umbrella over four related personality types (for a total of 16 personality types).
NT - The "Intellectual"
Intellectuals (NTs) are intelligent, independent and determined.
They are high-achievers, driven not only to acquire but also to master large amounts of information. They are self-sufficient, logical and value reason. While Intellectuals have a desire to know everything, they also tend to question anything. Their keen interest in investigation and questioning make them great researchers and inventors.
They are good at seeing the "big picture." They work well alone and are able to concentrate and study for long periods of time. Intellectuals enjoy abstract and theoretical discussions. They respect brilliance and self-reliance in others. Intellectuals dislike illogical instructions and emotional conversations.
"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." — C.S. Lewis
- Thomas EdisonInventor
- Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister
- Franklin RooseveltAmerican President
- Harrison FordActor
- Thomas JeffersonAmerican President
- Julia ChildChef, Author
- Walter RaleighWriter, Poet, Explorer
- Nikola TeslaInventor, Physicist
- Bill GatesMicrosoft Founder
- Sir Isaac NewtonAstronomer
- Jane AustenAuthor
- C. S. LewisApologist, Author
- SchwarzeneggerActor, Calif. Governor
- Walt DisneyEntrepreneur
- Lance ArmstrongCyclist
- Meryl StreepActress
- Carl JungPsychiatrist
- Albert EinsteinPhysicist
- Abraham LincolnAmerican President
- SocratesGreek Philosopher
- Susan B. AnthonyCivil Rights Leader
- GandalfLord of the Rings
- 'Doc' BrownBack to the Future
- Cosmo KramerSeinfeld
- Bugs BunnyLooney Tunes
- Mr. DarcyPride and Prejudice
- Michael CorleoneThe Godfather
- DataStar Trek
Intellectual Career Matches
NT's are commonly skilled at and often find satisfaction with the following careers.
- Systems Analyst
- NTs make up only about 12% of the general population.
- Female NTs are the most rare of all temperament-gender combinations, at just 3% of all people.
- Many notable thinkers, inventors and scientists have been NTs.
There are four pairs of opposite preferences. Everyone has a greater tendency toward one preference than the other in each pair. For example, in the Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F) dichotomy, you personally have a stronger tendency toward Thinking (T). Each preference has a single letter (such as "F") that identifies it.
Extraversion vs. Introversion in You
Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I) are opposite preferences. Your natural tendency toward one is stronger than the other. Extraversion and Introversion describe how a person directs their energy either outwardly toward people and activities or inwardly toward thoughts and ideas. Of the two, your dominant preference is Extraversion. Although everybody exhibits characteristics of each preference to some degree, you can be referred to as an Extravert.
- You are 17% more Extraverted than the average
- You are part of the majority of people who are primarily Extraverted
- Females on average are slightly more Extraverted than males
Your Extraversion (E)
Extraversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the world outside the self. Extraverts are energized by social gatherings, parties and group activities. Extraverts are usually enthusiastic, gregarious and animated. Their communication style is verbal and assertive. Extraverts often need to talk. They enjoy the limelight.
- Energized by interaction
- Volunteers personal info
- Many friends
- Easy to approach
- Enjoys groups
Your Introversion (I)
Introversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the inside world. Introverts are energized by spending time alone or with a small group. They find large group gatherings draining because they seek depth instead of breadth of relationships. Introverts process information internally. They are often great listeners.
- Energized by time alone
- Keeps to self
- Internally aware
- Fewer friends
- Prefers smaller groups
- Thinks before speaking
- Enjoys solitude
Sensing vs. Intuition in You
You use Sensing (S) and Intuition (N) to receive and process new information either by using your five senses or in more abstract ways. Both preferences in this pair are used by everybody to some degree. With that said, you can be classified as Intuitive since your dominant preference is Intuition.
- You are 13% more Intuitive than the average
- You are part of the minority of people who are primarily Intuitive
- Males on average are slightly more Intuitive than females
Your Sensing (S)
Sensors focus on the present. They are "here and now" people. They are factual and process information through the five senses. They see things as they are because they are concrete and literal thinkers. They trust what is certain. Sensors value realism and common sense. They like ideas with practical applications.
- Lives in the present
- Aware of surroundings
- Notices details
- Goes by senses
- Trusts certainty
- Values common sense
Your Intuition (N)
Intuitive people live in the future. They are immersed in the world of possibilities. They process information through patterns and impressions. Intuitive people value inspiration and imagination. They gather knowledge by reading between the lines. Their abstract nature attracts them toward deep ideas, concepts and metaphors. They can see the "big picture" and are analytical.
- Sees possibilities
Thinking vs. Feeling in You
The Thinking (T) and Feeling (F) preference pair refers to how you make decisions, either by objective logic or subjective feeling. Your dominant preference is Thinking so you can be classified as a Thinker. Each of the two preferences are employed by everybody at different times and to different degrees.
- You are 42% more Thinking than the average
- Thinkers like you make up about half of the population
- The majority of males are Thinkers while the majority of females are Feelers
Your Thinking (T)
Thinking people are objective. They make decisions based on facts. They are ruled by their head instead of their heart (but are not without emotion). Thinking people judge situations and others based on logic. They value truth over tact and can easily identify flaws. They are critical thinkers and oriented toward problem solving.
- Decides with head
- Seeks truth
- Critical thinking
- Firm with people
- Driven by thought
Your Feeling (F)
Feeling people are subjective. They make decisions based on principles and values. They are ruled by their heart instead of their head. Feeling people judge situations and others based on feelings and extenuating circumstances. They seek to please others and want to be appreciated. They value harmony and empathy.
- Decides with heart
- Dislikes conflict
- Driven by emotion
- Easily hurt
Judging vs. Perceiving in You
Judging (J) and Perceiving (P) are how you interact with the world outside yourself, either in a structured or flexible manner. All people use both of these preferences to different degrees but one is more dominant. Since your dominant preference is Judging, you can be referred to as a Judger.
- You are 6% more Judging than the average
- You are part of the slight majority of people who are primarily Judging
- Females on average are slightly more Judging than males
Your Judging (J)
Judging people think sequentially. They value order and organization. Their lives are scheduled and structured. Judging people seek closure and enjoy completing tasks. They take deadlines seriously. They work then they play. The Judging preference does not mean judgmental. Judging refers to how a person deals with day-to-day activities.
- Completes projects
- Quick at tasks
- Seeks closure
- Makes plans
Your Perceiving (P)
Perceivers are adaptable and flexible. They are random thinkers who prefer to keep their options open. Perceivers thrive with the unexpected and are open to change. They are spontaneous and often juggle several projects at once. They enjoy starting a task better than finishing it. Perceivers play as they work.
- Changes tracks midway
- Keeps options open
- Dislikes routine
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