ENTJ relationships can be full of such wonderful potential for a partner who fits the bill. This Myers-Briggs persona is characterized as being extraverted, intuitive, thinking, and judging. These characters are a little scarcer in the world than some other personalities as they make up an estimated three percent of the population. ENTJ individuals are lovers of knowledge and will always be happiest in a relationship that offers challenges, new experiences, and the opportunity to learn.
For ENTJ, relationships are something to be taken seriously. Although not necessarily against short-term flings, most “executives” are planning for the future and would look for a mate they can share the foreseeable future with (which is a long way, for this personality). “Executives” take relationships very seriously and are committed, loyal partners. This smooth extravert with an underlying intuitive nature will have no problem sharing ideas, goals, and certain personal aspects in the very early stage of dating. They don’t want to waste their time with an individual who clearly would be unsuitable for them. The direct nature of ENTJ can be very refreshing in a relationship, especially for an introverted personality.
ENTJs crave growth and forward movement which is why these two aspects must be present in a long term romantic relationship. The “executive” will always look for ways to redefine the relationship in order to achieve the next stage of relationship evolution. This kind of growth is usually done in a very positive manner. As mentioned earlier, this sort of personality loves to absorb facts and information and will definitely look for ways to include the “learning” aspect into their relationships. ENTJs are enthusiastic and imaginative, which means that they are usually game for anything. They will likely take the lead with their partner and find all sorts of creative and exciting new experiences to share as a couple.
ENTJ isn’t a needy persona and will most likely assume that if his or her partner isn’t feeling satisfied, they will speak up (because that’s what the “executive” would do). When partnered with a well-developed “feeling” personality, this character may struggle to support their companion’s emotional needs, such as giving positive feedback, offering praise, and sitting down for regular emotional conversations. “Executives” who are aware of these needs can make a conscious effort to satisfy their partners. Their leadership instincts can be both good and bad for a relationship. For a laid-back partner that doesn’t mind relinquishing the control to ENTJ, this kind of partnership can work out very nicely. In other situations, the take charge attitude might cause imbalance between the couple, especially the partner who may begin to feel inept and undervalued.
INTP (introverted, intuitive, thinking, perceiving) and INFP (introverted, intuitive, feeling, perceiving) personalities suit the ENTJ very well. Introverts tend to serve as a counter-balance for extraverts. Where the “executive” is concerned, an intellectual introvert with lots of “layers” to their personality can serve as an intriguing puzzle and, in some respects, even a challenge to be tackled. Feeling individuals should be thoroughly developed in order to handle the periods of emotional draught that can occur with this particular persona. Where the executive-like personality has a judging trait – one that craves structure and responsibility – perceiving individuals prefer openness and flexibility. This flexible nature means that the exec’s need to be in the driver’s seat is most often satisfied, as the perceiving individual isn’t overly fussed about being in control.