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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 a group with ENTJ personality type preferences.

Notice the bullet points and clear/short descriptors. People who prefer ENTJ typically use their dominant function, Extraverted Thinking (Te) to quickly and efficiently complete tasks and goals. To accomplish this, they like to be organized, structured, logical, and decisive.

They complement their expedience by using their auxiliary function, introverted iNtuition (Ni), internally to mentally explore possible causes and imagine innovative solutions to problems.

This list demonstrates these modes of functioning. Both the drive to decide/act as well as the strategic “out-of-the box” thinking are described.

Often ENTJs mention the steamroller or bulldozer analogy as a way to describe how others may see them. Usually this is linked to their desire to get things done as quickly and efficiently as possible.

You may also enjoy looking at how other ENTJ groups have completed this illustration of type exercise.

If you are interested in seeing how people with different type preferences complete this exercise, check out the Illustrations of Type series.

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3 Responses to “Illustrations of Type – ENTJ”

  1. JH says:

    Just FYI, you have been spelling extrovert and extroverted wrong for many years.

  2. admin says:

    Hi JH, There are two spellings for extrovert/extravert. Usually extrovert refers to personality trait models and extravert is used in personality type writings. It is confusing! Carl Jung used the “extravert” spelling in his work.

  3. Kateri says:

    Could you recommend a book that delves into type-appropriate careers. I am an eNTJ. (two MBTI proctored tests 11 years apart). I lower case the “extrovert” because I am close to the middle. Otherwise I am a hard NTJ. I also happen to be left handed and first born.

    In 2008 my 17 year career ended, I have been floundering ever since. Yesterday, someone suggested I approach re-entry into the workforce eNTJ appropriate careers.

    There is a lot of conflicting information on the internet. Thank you in advance for the help.


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