ENTJ Executive- How to Use MBTI Personality Profiles in Writing.
ENTJ The Executive
There are sixteen MBTI<---follow link to find out more) personality types. My last blog talked about my own INTJ personality and how it can be used in character development. Now let’s look at my extroverted counterpart, the ENTJ. I have a family member who is an ENTJ, so I do have some firsthand knowledge in dealing with one.
How do you use this information in your writing? You could pick and choose which types you want to use and build your characters around that. For me, the story comes first. Scenes play out in my head, and I write them down. The characters start to come to life for me. At some point early on, I start to look at each character and ask myself what type best suits them. Then I use those personality descriptions to ‘flesh out’ the character. Studying each character’s type also tells me what they would and would not do with each situation that pops up.
If your Character is an ENTJ, he . . .
Is very social.
Will seek out positions of authority.
Will want to be in charge of every situation.
Is strong-willed, some may say stubborn.
Will be a logical thinker.
Will be uncomfortable with feelings/emotions.
Hates appearing vulnerable.
Craves a challenge.
Is more likely to be rich.
Will have the ability to get others to do his will and be happy while they do it.
Is popular and looked up to.
Is not afraid to use manipulation to get what he wants.
Can be hard to forgive.
Keep in mind that each individual has different life experiences which will affect the degree of each trait. Only you can decide what traits you want your characters to have and why. Using the bullet points above, you might rate each one on a scale of 1-3 according to the degree of each trait your character will possess. It will mark each character as an individual while keeping within their personality type.
Fictional ENTJ Characters
Stewie Griffin (Family Guy)
Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)
Gale (The Hunger Games)
Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre)
ENTJ Mates Who are they most compatible with?
INTP and INFP
Franklin D. Roosevelt
ENTJ Summery– The Executive (extraversion, intuition, thinking, judgment) 2-5% in population, self-driven, motivating, energetic, assertive, charismatic, love a good challenge, confident, competitive, take a big-picture view and build a long-term strategy, they know what they want and mobilize others to help them in attaining it, have the ability to recognize the skills of others, natural born leaders, innate ability to direct groups of people, influential, organized, judgmental, persuasive, manipulative, outspoken, intelligent, impatient with inefficiency, can be dominant, relentless, and unforgiving.
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