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Was Steve Jobs an ENTJ? Exploring his MBTI personality type

If we were to judge by his career and profession (business magnate, industrial designer, investor, CEO and media proprietor) we could probably say ENTJ right off the bat.  But let's get deeper into it by studying his biography. Steve's adoptive father, Paul Jobs, loved mechanics and building things. He built a workbench in his garage for his son, to pass along that love. By the time he was 10, Steve was deeply involved with electronics and made friends with a couple of engineers who lived close to him. This doesn't tell us much about his type, except that it probably points to a thinker (T). His biography also mentions that he had difficulty making friends with children his age and his classmates saw him as a loner. This could point to an introvert but many ENTJs will tell you that growing up they usually clicked better with people older than them. This is true for ENTPs too, though. His peers just bored him. They weren't challenging enough.  His biography also mentio

Depressed ENTJ - how do we cope with depression?

 Most ENTJ descriptions are written in such a way that you can't imagine a person like that ever having problems with depression. An assertive, logical, quick-minded leader having depression? No way. But clearly, it CAN happen to every human and ENTJs are no exception. Not every ENTJ is born into opportunity and wealth, not every ENTJ is born into health either. Having great aspirations while being born into poverty, bad health or disability for example, can be a huge burden on your psyche.  How does depression manifest in an ENTJ? Since maintaining an image of a strong person is important to them they may hide it well or even be in denial about it to themselves. Men especially are known for hiding such feelings and projecting an image of strength to the outside world. Their apartment may become a mess, they may develop a nasty drinking habit, but when they go outside they will dress nicely and pretend they have their sh*t together. Sometimes ENTJs themselves are not aware tha

The ENTJ female?

ENTJ women are logical, analytical, assertive, non-conformist, independent and sometimes brutally honest and if you think those traits are unusual for a woman, first of all you have prejudice, but also you're in for more surprises, because the ENTJ female is also statistically an unusual occurence. ENTJ women are the second most rare type, representing only 0.9% of all women, right after INTJ women who represent only 0.8% of the female population. ENTJ women, just like ENTJ men, highly value family and friends, so they are likely to be loyal. Their loyalty is not endless and uncoditional though and they have no problem cutting people out of their life if trust is repeatedly broken. How do I spot an ENTJ female? Well, apart from the description above, you might notice an ENTJ woman in male dominated professions like business or politics. A very large percentage of women in those two professions are either ENTJ or ESTJ. ENTJ women tend to dress elegantly but practically. In schoo