I am competing against an INTP for the position of captain of the robotics team. I announced my intentions a few days ago, and this was his response:
I interpreted that he was feeling threatened by his new opponent.I would welcome you to run against me as captain. I won't dissuade you away from it because I believe that everyone should have their chance to put their own ideas into action.
Just remember, I have more supporters than you and am better liked by Dave an Wherley. I am also a Senior. You also forget that I have done much more research and planning than you have. I have tons of ideas I haven't yet unveiled.
I'm only disappointed that I revealed many of my ideas, plans, and motivations to you in confidence that you would be on my side. It seems a little disingenuous on your part.
So here are the real stats:
Half the team supports him, half the team supports me, two are undecideds who could go either way. Mentors don't count.
In his favor:
- The support of the seniors (1/2 the team)
- A 4-page long list of ideas that everybody knows about
- He's unfocused, and the team knows this
- A reputation to be hard-headed
In my favor:
- The support of the juniors (another 1/2)
- The team knows that I helped INTP on the idea list (more ideas and editing)
- Great social skills, very outgoing (I have alot more friends compared to him, and in all classes, '11 to '14)
- The team is disorganized (the elections should have happened last year, so I have weeks to plan and make a move)
- I have the same unrelenting reputation as him, but as an ENTJ, it's worse
I will convince my more tech-oriented friends to join the team, to shift the odds in my favor.
When election speeches come, I expect him to argue:
- his dedication
- his one year of experience over me
- the number of ideas he has
I will counterpoint that with this speech:
As an ENTJ, I am a master of the art of execution.Good evening, team 116, my name is Ace Zhang, and I am running for the position of team captain.
In my experiences as a member of Epsilon Delta, I’ve learned that this team is very creative. For every problem, the members of the team will often produce at least 5 different solutions.
As team captain, I wish to provide balance to that creativity. I promise efficient execution of the best of those ideas. Under me, this team will become an effective team.
Vote for me, Ace Zhang.
But, to my fellow rationals and strategists, let's say you're me. It's your move, what would you do?