Learning Group C:
At initial glance, my team member and I appear to be quite similar. Our personality types are ENTJ and ENTP. We scored with in one point of each other in the trust levels and emotional intelligence evaluations. However, the disparity in our listening skills evaluation is telling.
The personality type evaluation indicated that I am an ENTJ, or an Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging personality. ENTJ personalities tend to think rationally and logically without much of an emotional influence. They prefer structure, schedules, and plans. They tend to be driven and career focused individuals who fit in well in the corporate world. ENTJ’s love challenges and wants to be the person responsible for conquering them. They make decisions quickly and expect others around them to “play hard or go home.”
On the downside, ENTJ’s may not be able to empathize with others. They may have difficulty appreciating other people’s feeling when it comes to making a decision. They may come across as impatient, intimidating or overbearing.
My team member scored an ENTP, or Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving, on the personality type evaluation. At first glance, our personalities seem similar. The only difference is in the last characteristic. Mine is judging where my team member’s is Perceiving. Our personalities seem parallel when they are actually very different.
ENTP personalities also tend to think rationally and logically, however, they tend to prefer open options and flexibility. ENTP’s tend to grasp concepts quickly and because they are flexible, ENTP’s are able to adapt well to different environments. They are problem solvers, and may resort to unconventional methods to solve problems. For ENTP’s, the ends justify the means.
As a result of the “win at any cost” way of thinking, ENTP’s can be perceived as dishonest or unethical. They think big, but can lack the fortitude to follow through...