"ENTJ" Themes and Relationships
By Linda V. Berens Ph.D. and Dario Nardi Ph.D.
||ENTJ - Strategist Mobilizer
|Likely Social Style:
- Theme is directing and mobilizing.
lie in developing policy, establishing plans,
coordinating and sequencing events, and
- Excel at directing
others in reaching the goals dictated by their
strong vision of the organization.
- Thrive on
marshaling forces to get plans into action.
- Natural organization builders and almost
always find themselves taking charge in
- They enjoy creating
efficiently structured systems and setting
priorities to achieve goals.
Themes and Relationships
for each Personality Type
by Linda V. Berens, Ph.D.
Dario Nardi, Ph.D.**
For Strategist Mobilizers, life is a process of leading—
being the kind of leaders who maximize results by
utilizing and developing the talents of those they
lead. They enjoy forging partnerships to accomplish
complex projects and strategically coordinate it all.
They mobilize all the resources—people as well as
financial and institutional—to achieve what they
envision. To not have an opportunity to marshal these
resources toward progress is to be cut off from what is
truly energizing. Mentoring and empowering are more
important than merely directing the actions of others
for they are focused on the long term and don’t want to
have to direct everything all the time.
Their thought processes tend to be integrative and
analytical. They easily integrate the insights they have
from their intuitive explorations into a coordinated plan
that sequences events in the most effective way. They
tend to take their predictive creativity for granted as they
effortlessly lay out a plan. What people notice most is
how quickly they analyze and prioritize.
In the interpersonal arena, they balance peace and
conflict—confronting important issues as they arise yet
not letting unimportant ones disrupt the progress toward
the goal. Others sometimes see them as brusque and
critical and can miss the ways they show how much they
care. Caring is shown less through gestures of kindness
and affection than through personal action—doing things
for people they care about and persistently pursuing
goals and advice based on strategic thinking.
It sometimes seems to them they’ll never get total
control of managing all the details of time and resources.
This feeling of inadequacy is one of the few things that
can overwhelm them, even though they have a talent for
coordinating multiple projects and completing tasks by
For Strategist Mobilizers, relationships are about mutual
problem solving and usually have a purpose—family,
social, professional, or even mentoring. They have
a tremendous desire for relationships to be positive
and productive, often viewing them as yet another
project to be coordinated. Competition geared toward
mastery often becomes a part of their relationships,
especially professional ones. They want to learn what
the other person knows. They tend to be very honest
in relationships—refreshingly honest for many people,
harshly honest for others. And their honest opinions
are often quite accurate! They like people who are
going to make them smarter, who will make them
push themselves more or learn more, and seek close
association with people if that value is there. Usually
not very self-disclosing, they will open up quickly
and matter of factly with people they like and judge as
friendly. Even then, they tend to keep their distance and
may be hard to get to know on a personal level. They are
often quick to judge when others seem stupid or do not
take responsibility for their own actions.
In their close relationships, they prefer mutually
autonomous relationships and may just go along with
common social roles much of the time. They have a
tendency to focus on their careers for that is where
they get to exercise their talents the most and get the
most gratification. The downside is that personal
relationships often can be “put on the back burner”
or a partner seen as an adjunct to their careers. When
they realize the importance of the relationship,
however, they put a lot of effort into staying
connected, and they can be quite sentimental at times.
Sharing activities, coaching, and mentoring are often
an important part of the relationship.
This concludes "Themes and Relationships for ENTJ,"
A Personality Type Description.
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