I don't know about you, but I love taking personality tests and the Myers Briggs test is no exception! I take it about once a year to see if I am consistent or even growing. Yesterday, my blog feed was filled with posts about personality types for Blogtember and figured I would join in, even if a day late!
ENTJ's are often described as "The Executive" with natural leadership abilities. A few excerpts about this personality type:
"ENTJs have a natural tendency to marshall and direct. This may be expressed with the charm and finesse of a world leader or with the insensitivity of a cult leader. The ENTJ requires little encouragement to make a plan." (here)
I thought this opening statement for the description was funny, and also a tad true. Depending on the project and environment at hand, I know I can be a charming leader or slightly insensitive (not necessarily to the extent they describe it as though). It really depends on the situation at hand and the people I am working with.
"ENTJs are natural born leaders. They live in a world of possibilities where they see all sorts challenges to be surmounted, and they want to be the ones responsible for surmounting them. They have a drive for leadership...They are "take charge" people. ENTJs are very career-focused, and fit into the corporate world quite naturally. They are constantly scanning their environment for potential problems which they can turn into solutions." (here)
As I read this to Christian, he said, "It's so true, it's creepy!" I would definitely say I am one to take charge and many of my peers know that if you need something done, you talk to me.
Speaking of the boy, I made him take the test as well! He is an ENFJ and it describes him pretty darn well, too!
A good personality test helps us discover little pieces of ourselves that we might not have been able to recognize before, whether it's strengths or weaknesses. I love having it down in words who I am and it's comforting to know there are people with similar traits.
What is your personality type?