A Commander (ENTJ) is someone with the Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Judging personality traits. They are decisive people who love momentum và accomplishment. They gather information to construct their creative visions but rarely hesitate for long before acting on them.

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Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

Steve Jobs

Commanders are natural-born leaders. People with this personality type embody the gifts of charisma và confidence, & project authority in a way that draws crowds together behind a common goal. However, Commanders are also characterized by an often ruthless cấp độ of rationality, using their drive, determination và sharp minds to lớn achieve whatever end they’ve set for themselves. Perhaps it is best that they biến hóa only three percent of the population, lest they overwhelm the more timid và sensitive personality types that cosplay much of the rest of the world – but we have Commanders to thank for many of the businesses and institutions we take for granted every day.

Striving for Greatness

If there’s anything Commanders love, it’s a good challenge, big or small, and they firmly believe that given enough time & resources, they can achieve any goal. This chất lượng makes people with the Commander personality type brilliant entrepreneurs, and their ability khổng lồ think strategically and hold a long-term focus while executing each step of their plans with determination & precision makes them powerful business leaders. This determination is often a self-fulfilling prophecy, as Commanders push their goals through with sheer willpower where others might give up và move on, and their Extraverted (E) nature means they are likely to lớn push everyone else right along with them, achieving spectacular results in the process.


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At the negotiating table, be it in a corporate environment or buying a car, Commanders are dominant, relentless, and unforgiving. This isn’t because they are coldhearted or vicious per se – it’s more that Commander personalities genuinely enjoy the challenge, the battle of wits, the repartee that comes from this environment, và if the other side can’t keep up, that’s no reason for Commanders to fold on their own vi xử lý core tenet of ultimate victory.


The underlying thought running through the Commander mind might be something lượt thích "I don’t care if you call me an insensitive b*****d, as long as I remain an efficient b*****d".

If there’s anyone Commanders respect, it’s someone who is able khổng lồ stand up khổng lồ them intellectually, who is able lớn act with a precision and chất lượng equal khổng lồ their own. Commander personalities have a particular skill in recognizing the talents of others, & this helps in both their team-building efforts (since no one, no matter how brilliant, can vày everything alone), and to keep Commanders from displaying too much arrogance and condescension. However, they also have a particular skill in calling out others’ failures with a chilling degree of insensitivity, và this is where Commanders really start khổng lồ run into trouble.

A Worthy Challenge

Emotional expression isn’t the strong suit of any Analyst type, but Commanders’ distance from their emotions is especially public, & felt directly by a much broader swath of people. Especially in a professional environment, Commanders will simply crush the sensitivities of those they view as inefficient, incompetent or lazy. To people with the Commander personality type, emotional displays are displays of weakness, và it’s easy to lớn make enemies with this approach – Commanders will vị well to remember that they absolutely depend on having a functioning team, not just to lớn achieve their goals, but for their validation & feedback as well, something Commanders are, curiously, very sensitive to.

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Commanders are true powerhouses, and they cultivate an image of being larger than life – & often enough they are. They need to lớn remember though, that their stature comes not just from their own actions, but from the actions of the team that props them up, & that it’s important to lớn recognize the contributions, talents and needs, especially from an emotional perspective, of their tư vấn network. Even if they have lớn adopt a "fake it ‘til you make it" mentality, if Commanders are able khổng lồ combine an emotionally healthy focus alongside their many strengths, they will be rewarded with deep, satisfying relationships & all the challenging victories they can handle.