A couple of weeks ago we shared a blog post about the Myers Briggs Type Indicator – a world renowned personality assessment developed by daughter and mother duo Isabel Myers and Katherine Briggs. It’s based on Carl Jung’s theory of personality types.

Today, we’re discussing one of the 16 personality types – ENTJ (The Commander). The acronym stands for extraverted, intuitive, thinking, and judging. Someone with this type of personality is often described as assertive, confident and outspoken. This type is quite rate, and according to psychologist David Keirsey, ENTJs account for just 2% of the population. So, let’s take a look at some of their key characteristics…

  • Enjoy spending time with others
  • Have strong verbal skills and interact with others energises them
  • Prefer to think about the future rather than the present
  • Find abstract and theoretical information more interesting than concrete details
  • Place emphasis on objective and logical information when making decisions, rather than personal feelings and emotions of others
  • Enjoy planning and having a schedule
  • Very rational, good at spotting problems, and taking charge
  • Natural leaders and problem solvers
  • May hide their own emotions and view them as a weakness

Their strengths include: great leadership skills, self-assured, organised, good decisions makers, assertive, good at communicating. On the other hand, their weaknesses include: impatience, stubbornness, insensitivity, aggression and intolerance.

ENTJs excel in careers that include a lot of structure but opportunity for varied, plus the ability to interact with others. Popular career choice include: HR manager, CEO, Lawyer, Scientist, Software Developer, Business Analyst, Entrepreneur, and University Professor.

Understanding your personality type is a great way to strengthen your Spiritual Wellness, Occupational Wellness, Emotional Wellness, Intellectual Wellness, and Social Wellness which are all core wellness elements of our 8Wise™️ model.

For more information about how you can boost your Spiritual Wellness, and other wellness elements, read our book ‘8Wise Ways To A Healthier Happier Mind’.

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