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Illustrations of Type – ENTJ

Illustrations of Type – ENTJ

By Donna Dunning

In my MBTI® Certification workshops participants respond to the instruction -“Describe your type using words, phrases, or pictures.” I find these visual representations of type preferences help illustrate individual differences.

Here is a photo of a response from an ENTJ group. The use of phrases with corresponding descriptors provides a clever way to look at the organized, competent, action-oriented, approach often used by those who have these preferences.

This is the fifth ENTJ poster in the Illustrations of Type series.

You may also want to look at the first ENTJ illustration, the second ENTJ illustration, the third ENTJ illustration, and the fourth ENTJ illustration.

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4 Responses to “Illustrations of Type – ENTJ”

  1. My preference has been ENTJ for more than 30 years. I find all that is on the poster resonates for me. It is what I do. I work to balance my action side with patience for others to catch up with me…and sometimes surprise me with what I don’t see that they do. That would be the “push back” piece of this.

    Fun! Thanks, Elaine

  2. ValVe says:

    As a direct opposite of ENTJ, I am surprised how unorganized this outline is. I’d expect that there would be more consistency in how each bullet point starts: all verbs, all nouns, all adjectives, not a grammar mish-mash. I assume “can’t stand… efficiency” is a mistake. The words keep changing from singular to plural tenses. It just looks like whoever wrote this did it in a hurry and made a sloppy outline of it. I’d expect an ENTJ to be more organized.

  3. Donna Dunning says:

    Thanks for your observation and comment ValVe. I’m thinking the page was organized conceptually, around common phrases people in the group used or thought. Focusing on the grammatical details may have been less important than getting the point across. Perhaps this is an S/N difference.

  4. Denise says:

    I’m an INFP and going into school for counselling psychology. Sooooo yeah. I used to emotionally overload a lot when people brought me their issues. I think what’s helped me deal with that quite a lot is studying gritty factual cognitive approaches to problems–reading cognitive behavioural books by people like David Burns and Aaron Beck, since cognitive behavioural therapy is basically the opposite of empathy–it’s all about thoughts, and feelings are just this weird thing over there. Some CBT theorists seem to think emotions don’t even exist! It means when I have to deal with a crisis, instead of being lost in a sea of emotion, I can intellectually figure out what’s going on. This helps me sometimes make the necessary call, “This person is going to be upset and I can’t help, so I will send them to bed and check in on them in three or four days”. Reading the articles on empathy, though… I used to think I knew EXACTLY what the other person was feeling, but it’s never that simple. Sure, I can tell what emotion they’re experiencing, even if they’re trying to hide it, but the more I learn about how people work the less I know about any one person.

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