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Personal Growth For Each Myers Briggs Personality Type

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“The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.”
- Carl Jung

You have only one life to live and what you get out of it largely depends on your ability to grow and develop as a person. Each of us has a unique story and life path to follow and along the way will come challenges that reveal our strengths and expose our weaknesses. Using the MBTI, we can learn to recognize aspects of our personality that are underdeveloped and then work to improve them. Recognizing your cognitive weak points is the first step in fortifying them but you can also take some solace knowing that other people with your MBTI type share your struggle. Here is a look at some of the areas in which each MBTI personality type can focus on improving to be the best they can be.

ENTJ Personal Growth

Many ENTJs may find it difficult to understand other people’s needs that differ from their own and may take decisions not made in agreement with their rational beliefs as a personal rejection. Conversely, they may be easily taken in or manipulated by others who do agree with their rational attitudes.

ENTJs may have trouble living in the moment

and may rely too much on external sources for moral guidance and in constructing their sense of self. They tend to dismiss individual needs or priorities as selfish and focus too much on obligations in the external world. They often believe only their own view of the world or a situation is correct, and show difficulty understanding that making good choices always involves some form of personal subjectivity or knowledge of the subjective experiences of other people.

ENTJs can overburden themselves

with managerial-like responsibilities but their high pressure to conform to objective standards can lead to eruptions of irresponsible, impulsive, or self-indulgent behaviors. They may become childishly petulant or angered when confronted by situations which require feeling judgments. They can be inflexible and often cannot see that there is more than one way to establish order.

ENTJs are often uncomfortable with ambiguity, unpredictability, or unknowns and can appear negative, controlling, or overly critical to others difficulty reexamining/readjusting standards that in their minds have been “universalized”. They can be insensitive and tend to overgeneralize standards of human relationship, ignoring context and individual needs/differences. They may feel as though others are ever plotting against them and can become obsessed with small obstructions and difficulties in their plans.

Tips for ENTJ Growth

  1. When confronted by a situation which requires an important decision, try to put it off for long enough to be able to sit quietly with it. In doing so allow yourself to feel and see the images which arise in your mind regarding this situation. Try to set aside those which appear immediately as the products of your own beliefs and thinking, and regard the others closely. If these images and ideas were the opinions of people whose judgment you trusted implicitly, try to question them in your mind and find the reasons why they consider things in such a way.

  2. There are some people around you who always seem to know just which way to go or how things work or what the outcome of a certain situation will be without them seeming to have sufficient information to be able to do so. These people are intuitive types and their world is full of possibilities which they can immediately recognize as apt to certain situations. You also have this talent, but you have a habit of not following it, rather you prefer to think it out and find the options which “ought” to be correct. I placed ought in quotes for a very good reason here, for you know yourself how often things have developed in the direction you had an inkling of, but refused to accept without thinking. Try to let these immediate impressions have their moment and recognize them as true possibilities which ought to be examined more closely. Understand that they are not baseless images and ideas but rely upon valid sources of information which you simply screen out of your life by habit.


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