ENTJ Careers

ENTJs often self identify with their careers as this aspect of their life is very important to them. This article will present a short summary of career tips and suggestions for the ENTJ personality type.

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An ENTJ professor

What ENTJs want from a career... 


- lots of variety
- opportunity for creative problem solving
- new and interesting people from different backgrounds
- structured, scheduled and efficient environment
- meaning/purpose
- an environment where contributions are rewarded in a fair way
- if possible, a competitive workplace or industry
- opportunity for personal growth

What ENTJs have to offer...


- great leadership and management skills
- good at resolving conflict
- perfectionism, drive and ambition
- long range planning
- hard working
- seeing the big picture, looking beyond what is already known
- exploring ideas and coming up with solutions to complex problems

So which careers can make the best use of ENTJ's skills and at the same time give them a sense of satisfaction and purpose? Read on:

- business (CEOs, marketing managers, entrepreneurs...)
- human resources (ENTJs are good at spotting talent and ability, and assigning roles based on abilities)
- professor/academic/lecturer (great verbal skills and ability to present things as simple as possible)
- politicians/state leaders (big picture thinking, debating skills and leading)
- scientist/biologist/physicist/chemist (like all rationals, ENTJs are scientific and highly value knowledge)
- lawyer or judge

Other careers ENTJs might enjoy include:


Marketing specialist, government employee, developer, political scientist, bounty hunter, international relations specialist, software designer, systems analyst, entertainment lawyer, foreign service officer, strategist, project manager, advertising executive, cia agent,  geneticist, private investigator, administrator, business analyst, management consultant, producer, financial advisor, genetics researcher, cardiologist, professor, fbi agent, game developer, website owner, journalist...

ENTJ careers to avoid


ENTJs should avoid careers that don't present them with a challenge and don't stimulate their learning and thinking. They should also avoid careers that don't offer lots of variety or opportunity for personal growth.

Here is a short list of ENTJ disfavored career paths: clerical employee, kindergarten teacher, carpenter, health care worker, child psychologist, massage therapist, nurse, opera singer, ambulance driver, nun, priest...

Please note that these suggestions should not be seen as gospel and if a career you like is not listed here it doesn't mean it's not right for you. What's most important is to know your strengths and weaknesses and use them to your advantage.