Forming around 3% of the population, ENTJ personalities are very charismatic, rational, and quick-minded. They are meant to lead and inspire other people, and there is no other type that can do this with such ease. According to ENTJs, nothing is impossible if you try hard enough. Naturally, they rarely have difficulties convincing other people that the ENTJ’s goal should also become one of their personal goals.
These leadership traits form the core of the ENTJ personality type. ENTJs can be unbelievably confident and charismatic. These qualities draw most other types like a magnet, making it quite easy for an ENTJ to achieve what they want to achieve. People belonging to this type love challenges, big and small, and firmly believe that they can accomplish everything given enough time and resources. More often than not, this confidence results in a self-fulfilling prophecy—where other types give up and move on to the next project, the ENTJ plows ahead and usually achieves spectacular results simply because of that sheer willpower.
That being said, no one can accuse ENTJs of narrow-mindedness or short-term thinking. ENTJ personalities are excellent strategists and have no difficulties crafting elaborate long-term plans, which are then executed with determination and precision.
These personality traits make ENTJs brilliant entrepreneurs and business strategists—their charisma and confidence truly shine in the business world. People belonging to this type also tend to be very dominant and persuasive when it comes to arguing with others or negotiating a deal. While this can certainly turn against the ENTJ, usually their opponent gives up in the face of the ENTJ’s willpower and unyielding belief in his or her arguments.
Furthermore, ENTJs are very energetic and tend to have excellent communication skills. They genuinely enjoy interacting with other people and respect those who stand up to them, especially in an intellectual debate. ENTJs have no trouble recognizing someone else’s talents, and such encounters are actually very healthy for them as the ENTJ’s self-confidence can easily turn into arrogance and condescension if it is not kept in check.
ENTJ personalities cannot tolerate inefficiency and cannot stand those whom they perceive as lazy or incompetent. An ENTJ can be chillingly cold and ruthless when it comes to such situations. They have a very rational mind and could not care less about being sensitive when that mind tells them that someone has failed. People with this personality type put rationality above everything else. This is one of the main reasons why they are so efficient in the business world, even if such behavior gives them the reputation of coldhearted tycoons. In all likelihood, an ENTJ would simply shrug their shoulders and say, “I don’t care if you call me an insensitive b*****d, as long as I remain an efficient b*****d.”
Ironically, ENTJs must have the support of other people in order to be truly efficient. They are great leaders, but even the most brilliant mind cannot do everything by itself. This is especially true for ENTJs, whose confidence partially depends on the feedback they receive from their “audience.” Consequently, ENTJs should try to pay more attention to other people’s feelings—or at least pretend that they do. Most mature and successful ENTJs do that to some extent, even though their sensitivity may hide a cold and calculating mind.
All these personality traits relate to ENTJ’s behavior in the professional environment. People with this personality type often believe that any expression of emotions is a display of weakness, but that does not mean that they cannot be loving and sensitive in a different environment. Feelings and emotions are definitely most ENTJs’ Achilles’ heel and they are likely to find it very difficult to reveal the emotional side of their mind. Even the most confident ENTJ is likely to feel quite powerless in such situations.
People belonging to this type should make conscious efforts to develop that aspect of their personality. This does not have to affect their behavior in the workplace, but any ENTJ would benefit tremendously from combining a good grip on their emotions with that rare gift of extraordinary charisma and confidence.
To summarize, ENTJ personalities are very efficient and confident individuals who rarely have difficulties achieving what they set out to achieve. However, ENTJs are likely to have difficulties when it comes to recognizing and expressing emotions. While such a trait can actually be beneficial in the business world, it may cause many problems in personal relationships if the ENTJ does not make conscious efforts to address this weakness.
HIMYM Spoilers - - playing with my emotions.
- Lily: [But] we're not going to Italy.
- Marshall: -- Of course we are. Lily, we have to do this, you're going to live in Rome and you're going to get your dream because ... because you're giving me mine, again.
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- Robin's Mom: Marriage is terrifying ... but if you find someone you feel safe with then it's like flying. If you've got something that's really there for you, someone you can depend on, you're going to be fine. Do you have someone like that?
- Robin: I do.
"And that, kids. Is the kind of stupid thing you say before you’ve met the person who hits the reset button on the world, who makes everything new again, who makes it seem ridiculous that you ever considered settling"
Ted Mosby (S09E08)
Awards Submission Application
Name of nominee: Leslie Knope
Government Position: City Council
Dear Award Committee Members: Where I live, there are a lot of apathetic people. People who don’t care at all about what they do, or how they do it. They let the world wash over them, and barely notice anyone else is even there.
Leslie Knope is not one of these people. She cares about everything, and everyone, in our town. I don’t know how she does it. People come to her with the pettiest, stupidest problems and she cares, like really actually cares, what happens to them.
And if you’re lucky enough to be her friend, your life gets better every day. She spends every waking moment thinking of new ways to make her friends happy.
There is something wonderful about seeing someone who has found her true purpose on Earth.
For some people I guess that’s being an astronaut, or a hot dog eating champion.
For Leslie, her true purpose on Earth, her true meaning, is making people’s lives better.
That’s what I love about her, and that’s why she deserves your award.
Director, Animal Control, City of Pawnee, Indiana
Pawnee City Hall 100 State Street
Pawnee, IN 47998
You know how sometimes you feel like something’s missing?
And you can’t quite go on as well as you normally do till you figure out what it is, but it’s just this invisible monolith.
I feel like this is a common thing. But it’s annoying that I have no idea what it actually is.
Anyone remember when I posted something like this about a year and three months ago? It must something to do with the 19 1/2 year old age.
EDIT: found it here. My archive is easy to navigate.
Some of my favourite judgments Part 1
GLEESON CJ: Mr Walker and Mr Griffin, I hold some shares in Woolworths Limited, which I assume is the holding company of the respondent.
McHUGH J: And so do I.
HAYNE J: As do I.
KIRBY J: I do not, but I do go to shop at Woolworths from time to time, quite happily.
MR WALKER: As long as your Honour does not strike hard bargains.
-Thompson v Woolworths (Qld) Pty Ltd
MR MYERS: That really has been what I have been putting to your Honour for the last hour, and I do not think that I can put the submissions any differently.
KIRBY J: Nor could you have put them better.
MR MYERS: Your Honour is flattering.
KIRBY J: That was not necessarily flattering.
-Campbells Cash and Carry Pty Ltd v Fostif Pty Ltd
COWDROY J: “To use the rather colourful imagery that internet piracy conjures up in a highly imperfect analogy, the file being shared in the swarm is the treasure, the BitTorrent client is the ship, the .torrent file is the treasure map, The Pirate Bay provides treasure maps free of charge and the tracker is the wise old man that needs to be consulted to understand the treasure map.”
-Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Limited (No. 3)
Good to see a Cathedral boy in job .. now to get him to an Old Boys dinner.
This, and when they did it to QVB; always found it amusing.
"Oh don’t mind us, we’re just busy pretending to be the real thing."
- me at every social situation: I don't know what to do
Imagine reading a book of every conversation where people have spoken about you.