5 Famous ENTJ Personality Types

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator analyzes an individual’s focus as well as how they take in information, make decisions and see the world. In results, scales categorize tendencies toward extroversion versus introversion, sensing versus intuition, thinking versus feeling, and judging versus perceiving. ENTJs – extroverted intuitive thinking judgers – often prove our best leaders in many forms.

1. Franklin D. Roosevelt – “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

ENTJs are planners, often making those plans larger than life. FDR is a perfect example in that although he was born to wealth, privilege and his family’s Hyde Park estate, he was fulfilled by investing tremendous energy working with others to raise Americans from the excruciating poverty of the Great Depression. His term as the 32nd President of the United States was one of the most difficult, but from it came his New Deal and U.S. leadership of the Allied Powers during World War II. The memorial in our nation’s capital demonstrates how deeply we are in his debt.

2. Winston Churchill – “To each there comes . . . the chance to do a very special thing.”

ENTJs are decisive, able to do what needs to be done regardless of consequence. Perhaps that’s why an ENTJ became Britain’s most famous Prime Minister, leaving us speeches that stand the test of time: “You have enemies? Good. That means you stood up for something, sometime in your life.” Throughout his political career, Churchill was often noted as being so “progressive that he was called a traitor to his class.” While others debated or questioned, he chose action, taking Britain from the brink of defeat to victory in unity with the Allied Powers of World War II.

3. Whoopi Goldberg – “I am where I am, because I believe in all possibilities.”

ENTJs often possess a clarity of conviction that cuts to the heart of debate with striking spontaneity. Whoopi Goldberg glides seamlessly among roles, from comedienne, actress and talk show host, conveying her humorous yet well-observed truths. After seeing the original Star Trek’s Uhura, Whoopi realized that she, too, had valuable roles to play: Celie in The Color Purple, Oda Mae Brown in Ghost, Deloris in Sister Act and – for Trekkies – Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation. She’s become a formidable advocate for human rights, children, education, substance abuse and other challenging social issues.

4. Bill Gates – “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”

ENTJs are noted for not only having dreams but also enlisting people to fulfill them. Bill Gates is that master salesman. He built the high-tech monolith Microsoft worth billions then decided to convince a materialistic world that “all lives have equal value.” Trading Microsoft for his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, his philanthropy in healthcare, microloans, immunizations and education spans the globe. His trademark approach motivates employees, colleagues and contributors alike to keep his creative ideas viable, to prove that they believe.

5. Adele – “I’m a big personality. I walk into a room big and tall and loud.”

ENTJs enjoy sharing their creative talents and distinctive personalities, making Adele the perfect model. Despite trendy music idols, she took Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald for inspiration. She was bright, but music, not academics, was her passion. While ideal body types mandate a thigh gap, curvaceous Adele remarks, “I’ve never had a problem with how I look. I’d rather have lunch with my friends than go to a gym.” Even in performances, while contemporaries out-gyrate their dancers amid fiery explosions, Adele captivates in one stunning floor-length gown.

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The ENTJ Experience

They draw their energy from others. They read between the lines, yet in making decisions, they evaluate objectively and mine their world to solidify their decisions and plans. You’ll find them in every walk of life, from engineering to art, and sometimes, they change how all of us experience our world.