Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Famous ENTJ Celebrity Personality Type Bill Gates

Author: Sebastian Derungs

Author: Sebastian Derungs

One Myers-Briggs® Celebrity ENTJ Personality Type is Microsoft former Chief Executive Officer and current chairman, Bill Gates.

By looking at the career and life of Bill Gates, we can see how he exhibits the qualities of the Myers-Briggs Test ENTJ Personality Type.

ENTJ Personality Types generally use their Thinking preference when communicating with and analyzing the outside world. This leads them to be logical, analytical, and objectively critical. This preference can manifest itself in those with the ENTJ Type, like Bill Gates, and cause them to be natural critics. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

During the majority of his tenure with Microsoft, Bill Gates was in charge of his company’s product strategy.  When executives would bring forth proposals that he felt put the company’s long-term interests at risk, he would be extremely critical and would force said executives to defend their position until he was fully convinced.

The ENTJ Type is often energized by stimulating interactions with others, and it is natural for them to challenge the statements and behaviors of others. Bill Gates often used this preference, even to extreme levels, to further his cause. ENTJ Personality Types are also known for using their Intuition preference to take in information through seeing the big picture. Coupled with Bill Gates’ extremely high Intelligence (he scored a 1590 out of 1600 on his SATs), this preference allowed him to create the insight that he would use in his decision-making and long-term planning for Microsoft. This ultimately led to Microsoft being one of the most successful companies of the late 20th and early 21st century, as well as turning Bill Gates into one of the richest men on the planet. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

ENTJ Types also have a strong Judging preference that pushes them to be decisive and assertive. Bill Gates has been known to set his own standards for the company and often forcefully applied them. In his early years with Microsoft, he was known to go over every line of programming code before it shipped, and would make changes at will if he did not agree with it. Bill Gates had a very clear vision of how he wanted things done, and that was how it was going to be. (Myers, CPP. 1998) 

ENTJ Personality Types naturally fit into leadership positions and are known to be strategic visionaries. Bill Gates was no exception to this rule. He built a company aggressively and defended its tactics, even when charges were brought against Microsoft for creating a monopolistic environment. He was an innovative planner that stayed one step ahead of his competition. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

After stepping down from an active role at Microsoft, Bill Gates focused on another part of the ENTJ Type – that of the world-wide thinker. Over the years, Bill Gates has given billions of dollars to philanthropic efforts. He is one of a growing number of billionaires that have pledged to give away large percentages of their personal wealth to better society as a whole. The same ENTJ Type preference that made Bill Gates effective at planning for the future needs of his company helped him effectively plan for the future needs of his foundations, and society as a whole. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Additional Myers-Briggs® Famous ENTJ Celebrity Personality Types

Myers-Briggs® Famous ENTJ Personality Type Al Gore

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Myers-Briggs ENTJ Personality Types are known for being masters of strategy. These individuals tend to be adept at planning for future needs of organizations, as well as for the people that they are responsible for. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Famous Myers-Briggs ENTJ Personality Type and Former Vice President Al Gore took this concept to the highest level, taking responsibility for raising awareness about climate change that could affect everyone and earning a Nobel Peace Prize in the process.

The MBTI Test ENTJ Personality Type is also associated with having natural management skills. Al Gore spent the majority of his life in leadership positions, including being a Congressman in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Senator in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Vice President under Clinton, and finally founder of the Alliance for Climate Protection and co-founder of Generation Investment Management. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Myers-Briggs® Famous ENTJ Personality Type David Letterman

Author: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Author: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Myers-Briggs ENTJ Personality Types are known for setting their own standards and being forceful in applying them to others and themselves, as well as valuing intelligence and competence. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Talk show host and Famous Myers-Briggs ENTJ Personality Type  David Letterman may be a comedian, but he also highly values intelligence and competence. Bob Woodward was pleasantly surprised when he described his dealings with Letterman stating, “I recently did the David Letterman Show about my book. He was very serious and made no jokes and it caught me off guard a little bit. He was much more serious than some of the joke shows that journalists get on.1 “

The MBTI Test ENTJ Types are also energized by thought-provoking interactions with people, in which they can come off as direct and challenging. David Letterman made his name in late night for being edgy and unpredictable, with Letterman famously having verbal sparring matches with big name guests like Madonna and Cher. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Myers-Briggs® Famous ENTJ Personality Type George Clooney

Author: Michael Vlasaty

Author: Michael Vlasaty

Myers-Briggs ENTJ Personality Types are known for their ability to conceptualize and theorize readily, after which they translate possibilities into plans. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Actor and Famous Myers-Briggs ENTJ Personality Type George Clooney naturally transitioned to the role of filmmaker and director, capitalizing on his conceptualizing and theorizing skills. he echoed his preference stating, “Directing is much more satisfying to me than acting.2

MBTI Test ENTJ Types are also known for challenging people’s actions and assertions. George Clooney has channeled this energy to support his political and humanitarian views through his support of gay rights and his aggressive support of a Darfur conflict resolution. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Myers-Briggs® Famous ENTJ Personality Type Julius Caesar

Author: Unknown

Author: Unknown

Myers-Briggs ENTJ Personality Types are known for having uncanny foresight when it comes to strategic actions. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Famous Myers-Briggs ENTJ Personality Type Julius Caesar applied this strategic brilliance to warfare. His military conquests garnered him the distinction as one of the greatest military generals of all time, helping to grow the Roman Republic to the pinnacle of its size and power.

MBTI Test ENTJ Types are also known for being excellent solvers of organizational problems. Throughout his reign, Julius Caesar passed many reforms that would increase the efficiency of the Roman Republic, both from a militaristic and public works standpoint. He instituted tax and debt reform, established a police force, and re-distributed public lands to the lower class. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Myers-Briggs® Famous ENTJ Personality Type Matt Damon

Author: Nicolas Genin

Author: Nicolas Genin

Myers-Briggs ENTJ Personality Types are known for thinking and operating on a global scale. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

On top of his primary acting profession, Famous Myers-Briggs ENTJ Personality Type Matt Damon is also extensively involved in humanitarian work. Matt Damon was the founder of the H2O Africa Foundation and was also involved in the formation of, in addition to his work with the ONE Campaign. Matt Damon is also involved with other humanitarian programs involving being a spokesperson for Feeding America and a founding member of the Not On Our Watch Project.


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