four aspects of strategic analysis and definition it is marshaling
or situational organizing role that reaches the highest development
in eNTjs. As this kind of role is practiced some contingency organizing
is necessary, so that the second suit of the eNTj's intellect is devising
contingency plans. Structural and functional engineering, though practiced
in some degree in the course of organizational operations, tend to
be not nearly as well developed and are soon outstripped by the rapidly
growing skills in organizing. But it must be said that any kind of
strategic exercise tends to bring added strength to engineering as
well as organizing skills.
organizing capabilities the eNTjs increase so does their desire to
let others know about whatever has come of their organizational efforts.
So they tend to take up a directive role in their social exchanges.
On the other hand they have less and less desire, if they ever had
any, to inform others.
more than two percent of the total population, the eNTjs are bound
to lead others, and from an early age they can be observed taking
command of groups. In some cases, eNTjs simply find themselves in
charge of groups, and are mystified as to how this happened. But the
reason is that eNTjs have a strong natural urge to give structure
and direction wherever they are-to harness people in the field and
to direct them to achieve distant goals. They resemble SJts in their
tendency to establish plans for a task, enterprise, or organization,
but eNTjs search more for policy and goals than for regulations and
cannot not build organizations, and cannot not push to implement their
goals. When in charge of an organization, whether in the military,
business, education, or government, eNTjs more than any other type
desire (and generally have the ability) to visualize where the organization
is going, and they seem able to communicate that vision to others.
Their organizational and coordinating skills tends to be highly developed,
which means that they are likely to be good at systematizing, ordering
priorities, generalizing, summarizing, at marshaling evidence, and
at demonstrating their ideas. Their ability to organize, however,
may be more highly developed than their ability to analyze, and the
eNTj leader may need to turn to an eNTp or
iNTp to provide this kind of input.
will usually rise to positions of responsibility and enjoy being executives.
They are tireless in their devotion to their jobs and can easily block
out other areas of life for the sake of their work. Superb administrators
in any field-medicine, law, business, education, government, the military-eNTjs
organize their units into smooth-functioning systems, planning in
advance, keeping both short-term and long-range objectives well in
eNTj, there must always be a goal-directed reason for doing anything,
and people's feelings usually are not sufficient reason. They prefer
decisions to be based on impersonal data, want to work from well thought-out
plans, like to use engineered operations-and they expect others to
follow suit. They are ever intent on reducing bureaucratic red tape,
task redundancy, and aimless confusion in the workplace, and they
are willing to dismiss employees who cannot get with the program and
increase their efficiency. Although eNTjs are tolerant of established
procedures, they can and will abandon any procedure when it can be
shown to be ineffective in accomplishing its goal. eNTjs root out
and reject ineffectiveness and inefficiency, and are impatient with
repetition of error.