ENTJ at work

ENTJs have a strong desire to command and direct, which means they often gravitate to positions of management in companies. Highly ambitious and goal-oriented, ENTJs love an intellectual challenge at work and will push themselves toward excellence.

They are strategic and innovative, viewing things from a macro perspective. They are quick to devise creative solutions to existing problems, but will often leave the details of execution to their staff.

In their work, they are structured, planned and organised. They want their interactions with their colleagues and clients to be business-like and official. They do not like to bring in their personal life into work and neither will they allow their personal emotions interfere with a business decision.

ENTJ Careers Suggestions

Before you get to the top career suggestions, it must be stressed that all personality types exist in all occupations.

Due to other factors involved such as interests, geography, salary and working hours, most individuals do not end up in occupations that ideally fit their personality.

However, if you are in a job or career that is not suitable for personalities of your type:

  • You may have trouble communicating or agreeing with your co-workers.
  • You may find communication issues arising in your work.
  • What you deem to be important in a job may not be in sync with your colleagues; hence, the use of your personalities’ strengths during your work MAY NOT lead to promotion or reward.
  • Because you do not feel your work is valued, you may experience stress, dissatisfaction, burnout and lack of productivity.

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

ENTJs like to take charge and be in positions of authority. They enjoy the ability to design and create long-term plans to deal with challenges for the firm and organising resources and people to achieve tangible, measurable results. Any job that involves managing people and resources, organising, planning across all industries would be fulfilling for an ENTJ. This includes occupations such as:

  • Senior Manager
  • General Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • College and University Administrator
  • Theatre Producer
  • Program Director
  • Real Estate Manager

     

ENGINEERING/TECHNOLOGY

ENTJs enjoy design and creation and like to see their global and innovative ideas come to fruition. The complex fields of engineering and technology would appeal to them as they create new products that benefit the world. This could include engineering fields such as:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Database Administrator
  • Network and Computer Specialist

CONSULTANT/ TRAINER

Because ENTJs have an innate ability to spot flaws and come up with creative solutions, it makes them great business consultants. They can engage clients from businesses or organisations to help them problem-solve effectively. Some jobs that may appeal to them in this area are:

  • Business/Management Consultant
  • Management Trainer
  • Security Consultant
  • Education Consultant
  • Political Consultant
  • Training and Development Executive

FINANCE

ENTJs love competitive industries such as finance, and they enjoy making money. In the field of finance, they can apply their long-term vision and a keen eye for economic trends to design financial or trading models to profit for themselves and their clients.

However, they should be kept away from work that requires them to delve into details constantly, which may be a source of frustration for them. The following careers will appeal to ENTJs:

  • Stock Broker
  • Personal Financial Adviser
  • Preferred Wealth Management Specialist
  • Private Banker
  • Investment Banker