MBTI® Test ENTJ Personality Type and Project Management
An individual’s Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI Test) assessment type can say a lot about how they go about working on and overseeing the completion of a project. Therefore, by understanding how your MBTI personality type best approaches project management, you can proactively tailor your project experience to take advantage of your personality type’s strength. This week’s MBTI personality type’s focus, Extroverted Thinking with Introverted Intuition (ENTJ), for example, sees a project as a way of creating something from the ground up based on an innovative, revolutionary idea and bringing that idea to fruition.
For clarity, a project is defined as “a temporary endeavor, undertaken to create a unique product or service,” with “a definite beginning and a definite end.” (Tucker, 2008, CPP) ENTJ’s prefer to work through the more productive stage of project management, taking someone’s idea and finding a way to make it into something substantial. Their creative nature allows them to perceive how the end product should end up, and what its development means in the grander scheme of things. They are hands-on in their approach to the project and prefer to keep everyone involved in its progress, believing that these active discussions can result in more idea generation. They are organized and structured, knowing generally what direction they wish to go in without taking the time to focus on the intricate details of the project’s resources and timeline. Because of this, although ENTJ’s often deliver the product when they say they will, it may not be as high standard or complete as it could have been. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)
As mentioned, Myers Briggs ENTJ’s like to have all hands on deck when it comes to their projects. They thrive in group environments, and enjoy the energy and liveliness that comes with working with other people. ENTJ’s surround themselves with people who have the same dedication and commitment to the project’s end goal. However, the group environment can occasionally cause issues with ENTJ’s, as they may be so excited and caught up in the project’s current progress that they fail to listen to the insight and ideas of the group members. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)
Some other issues may arise with ENTJ’s and project settings. For example, although they are generally logically individuals, they can often be too big picture and fail to see the details and intricacies that are extremely important to their project’s success. This also applies to their team members, as they may choose to see the team more as a whole instead of going into each person’s individual needs. However, by simply tweaking their approach to the project – for example, taking the time to understand others’ opinions and ideas – and by focusing more on the details at times than the bigger picture success, then MBTI ENTJ’s can become even better project managers. Similarly, bringing a more personal level to the project itself and to the team can help others feel that they can be open with their ideas, and therefore foster more success in the project setting. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)
Introduction to Type and Project Management. (Tucker. CPP, 2008.)
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