ENTJ – The Field-Marshall / General

London Life Coach & Relationship Expert Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about personality type and characteristics of an ENTJ. Follow Sloan Life Coach on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s Life Coaching website www.sloansw.com

I have been asked to elaborate on each personality type with a few characteristics and examples for each. It should come as no surprise that I have decided to start with ENTJ, my very own type!

ENTJs have a natural tendency to lead. They like to direct circumstances for a greater good. They are often seen delegating to those they feel competent enough to complete the task. Their leadership ability, if you are lucky, can be expressed with the grace and finesse of a world leader but beware they sometimes have a tendancy to be more like a bull in a china shop with the linguistic clumsiness and directness indicative of only an NTJ.

ENTJ’s are very vocal about upcoming projects, this trait can take hold by making them extraordinary salesmen, compelling story-tellers, enthusiastic scientists, directors of global enterprises or influential high ranking politians. ENTJ’s are decisive creatures, often found making plans. They are however happy to include others in their bid for world domination!

Alternatively, cross an ENTJ and you would be a braver person than I. You may be lucky and only receive one of their death stares that serves notice harsher than a bankruptcy order, more likely though you will be reaching for that white flag and waving it more furiously than a free faller without a parachute. Suffice to say, the ENTJ is not one to take on in battle, as it is not a question of if you will lose but when.

Having said that experience teaches the ENTJ both patience and restraint are the better part of valor. This allows them to put their mental energies into more productive pasttimes. An impressive trait of the ENTJ once the art of acceptance has been learnt, is that of living on a level that allows them to appreciate all types/people even above the very high standards and principles an ENTJ expects of himself and others.

All in all to have an ENTJ by your side will be a help not a hinderence, if you can get over their constant wish to learn, grow, improve and teach.

In my observation, famous ENTJ’s include many world leaders, some of which I have mentioned below, successful entrepreneurs and a man everyone loves to hate but has revolutionised reality talent shows. In no particular order ten ENTJ’s are…

1. Bill Gates
2. Margaret Thatcher
3. Winston Churchill
4. Donald Trump
5. Vladimir Putin
6. Franklin D. Roosevelt
7. Napoleon Bonaparte
8. Julius Caesar
9. Charles de Gaulle

And last but not least

10. Simon Cowell

For those of you who wish to know if some of your favourite characters exhibit these qualities, in my opinion fictional ENTJs include…

Jean Luc Picard (STNG) and Patrick Stewart the actor who plays him
Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)
Stewie Griffin (Family Guy)
Ari Gold (Entourage)
Bart Bass (Gossip Girl)
Perry Cox (Scrubs)

If you are an ENTJ or know one, I would love to hear your opinion on this description.

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