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MBTI® Test ENTJ Architect

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Artistic, Investigative (AI)

Hammer (1996) writes that The Extraverted-Intuitive-Thinking-Judging (ENTJ) Myers-Briggs test Personality Types do best in positions where they are constantly challenged, but still have control over their own team or project. This gives them the opportunity to work with large groups of people with diverse skill sets and talents while still affecting change in a concrete way. For this reason, among others, MBTI test ENTJ’s are often well suited for careers as architects.

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Architects plan and design structures for public and private property, and often work independently or for small teams within larger architectural firms. When approached by a client, architects first fully understand the project, including client preferences like color, use of the space, functional requirements, and so on. They then begin to design the structure by integrating engineering elements with artistic characteristics. After producing two and three-dimensional models, often both digitally and physically, architects give presentations pitching their designs to their clients or government agencies. Finally, they develop marketing materials or promotional brochures designed to advertise their work or publicize their products.

Architects use a variety of hand working tools, including drafting kits or sets that are generally large tables with overhead lighting. They also use power and hand saws, utility and precision knives, and other hardware needed to build models. For digital modeling, they may use Google SketchUp, Roof Builder, or other computer aided design (CAD) software. They may also use document management software like Adobe Acrobat, or graphics or photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop or MicroStation Powerdraft.

Most architects develop their detailed knowledge of design, building and construction, and engineering in their bachelor’s coursework. However, some architects have master’s degrees as well. In addition to knowledge of art and engineering, architects also need strong communication and interpersonal skills, and a baseline understanding of sales and marketing, as well as administration and management, particularly if they are lead architects of project point people.

In order to excel, architects need to have strong critical thinking and judgment skills. Their decisions affect and in some cases determine the outcome of their projects. Furthermore, they need to be able to coordinate large groups of people and adjust their actions with respect to others’. For this reason, they also need strong monitoring skills and the ability to not only visualize the outcomes of their projects, but also communicate their thoughts and insights fluently to other members of their team.

ENTJs’ passion for people and constant challenges is what makes them ideal architects. While most positions require a 4-year bachelor’s degree, there are some that do not.

Below are some employment trends for Architects:

  • Median wage: $38.82 hourly, $80,750 annually
  • Employment: 133,900 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Faster than average (7% to 10%)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 11,800

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ENTJ Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ENTJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Aerospace EngineersArchitectArchitectural and Engineering ManagerChefComputer and Information Systems Managers Electrical EngineerEmergency Management DirectorEpidemiologistMarket Research Analyst, and Pharmacists.

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References:

  1. Introduction to Type (Isabel Briggs Myers, 1998, CPP Inc.)
  2. Introduction to Type and Careers (Allen L. Hammer, 2007, CPP Inc.)
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections
  4. MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)