I wanted to write this down, to encapsulate this into one place, how if feels at least for me, to be an ENTJ.
- We HATE being directed, preferring autonomy to come to conclusions and decisions on our own.
- But we're directive, in verbalization, writing and body language even when we don't intend to be.
- If we feel like we're losing control, we tend to assert more control.
- Sometimes we're wide open, other times we hold things close to our chest especially when we feel there's more information to be sourced.
- Decision-making comes easy to us so sometimes this comes across as condescending since we can't figure out why it's so hard to decide between the black or blue pair of pants. Kind of no-brainer stuff.
- We're impatient.
- We love information but most often, it's got to have an end goal attached to it.
- We need finality.
- Routine jobs drive us crazy and yet we love to organize others to routine, which incorporates maximum efficiency and productivity. Then we sit back and lap up the improved numbers after handing it off to someone else to administer.
- We thrive on challenge, aiming for a reasonable moon rather than the impossible dwarf planet of Pluto. And anyways, Pluto is dead so there's no reason to shoot for it.
- Most often we make decisions quickly sometimes too quickly, although anything that's big, we'll take more time to dig for and mull over the information. When it's a big decision, we EXPECT to be given the time to make the best decision and get annoyed if not.
- We love speed but aren't self-destructive, so don't throw all caution to the wind.
- We're strategic and tend to position ourselves by figuring out different consequences or extrapolations, picking one and making it a reality.
- When it comes to emotion, annoyance or anger are the ones that we're comfortable with since they're motivational due to strength, rather than blind us.
- We hate feeling ineffective or weak.
And one more thing that's specific to me. I suck at relationships, lacking tolerance and patience. Can't decide whether to laugh or cry over this.
Do other ENTJs feel this way? Feel free to add or substract from the list.