I’ve worked (as external staff but for almost a year) for a big american consultancy firm whose culture is notoriously ENTJ, at their US+NorthEU offices.
There is one character trait I didn’t expect from ALL ENTJ type I’ve met.
I expected ENTJs to be always dressed impeccably, somehow “posh”, “ivy league”, somehow “elitist”.
I expected the to be the OPPOSITE of being humble.
What I found out is that these guys are completely CASUAL, couldnt care LESS about their “style”.
Especially OUT OF THE JOB, where they didnt have to wear their black suits.
That shocked me. Seeing them in sneakers and shorts was not what I expected.
I expected more an “IVY LEAGUE” style, you know what I mean.
And their “family time” habits really struck me a lot.
They couldnt care less to go to a posh reastaurant or an expensive luxury shop.
Nothing wrong with that, but I expected the opposite from an ENTJ.
Instead, their habits are all around children and sports, nothing fancy.
It’s kinda “I don’t give damn about my “social” reputation - so I don’t care about my clothes a lot”
Just to make another example, one of the top guys in this organization, ENTJ at his DNA, is always showing, under his black suit, a POLAR WATCH, because that tool is the watch he uses when he goes running every morning. He could afford the best Omega or TAG, but he just wears what is “functional”
And when they are called to describe their job, they are NOT the type who list you all their achievement, they are even HUMBLE in describing their job.
A real (recent) example: one of these guys at this consultancy firm few months ago left and landed a top job at a big manufacturer company. We were buddies on the weekends for sports reason and I happened to call him a few weeks ago. In describing his new position, that I knew to be a “C-level” one, he didn’t use any title, didn’t even described his (high) role, he just told me “we make refrigerators” - which is true, but it’s a really humble description of his present position at the company
This is another trait having to do with “I dont’ care about others approval” typical ENTJ or what?
Are these traits that you recognize in all ENTJs ?
I expected them to be much more elitist also in appearance and personal habits.