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  1. #11
    ENTJ - The Executives

    Self-motivated & ambitious towards things I am interested in/strive to excel at.

    Naturally I always have a goal I am aiming towards & look towards the future. However, I put on "in the moment mode" EVERYDAY & execute what needs to be done in order to reach that goal.

    One of my flaws as an ENTJ which I have overcome was knowing that I could do things, but never/procrastinating executing it. There's a difference between knowing you can & executing, that's why I put on "in the moment mode."
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  2. #12
    INFP - The Idealists

    I had an "ENTJ" tell me that back when he was in high school he never really thought much about the future .. and he added that he still doesn't. It's not in his control so why bother. Does that feeling sound familiar to you?

    Sorry to ramble but, also, I feel like this person is so argumentative and always knows what best, always trying to help but doesn't really "dream" with me. Like he has a quirky sense of humour and is pretty random but he doesn't really seem that creative himself..in other words, he never starts of a sentence by saying "imagine if..." or "one day you'll be" etc. He's deep in the sense that he likes a good argument and to find to find faults in them but not really that imaginative. He prides himself on making rational decisions and not being swayed easily by emotion yet he is so physically affectionate...Do you think he may be more on the S side?

  3. #13
    ENTJ - The Executives

    Aside from not thinking about the future, it's pretty much the same for me. I think about the future all the time!

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  4. #14
    INFJ - The Protectors

    Quote Originally Posted by enimsaj View Post
    I tested one guy who came up as an ENTJ. He isnt OVERLY self motivated and ambitious. So I was just wondering if any other ENTJ's find that they are like that..and also if any of you live in the moment(which isn't a typical N thing).
    I would not consider my father ambitious. Not in that sense. Competent, and pragmatic, but not really ambitious. Whenever he was promoted with fewer people above him and more below him he considered that to be less a pain in the ass, but still, in its own way, also a pain in the ass, cause "the world is filled with fucking morons, god fucking damn it, look at what they did now, good grief".

    He is not one to display a positive disposition towards many things :)
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  5. #15
    ENTJ - The Executives

    Quote Originally Posted by enimsaj View Post
    I had an "ENTJ" tell me that back when he was in high school he never really thought much about the future .. and he added that he still doesn't. It's not in his control so why bother. Does that feeling sound familiar to you?

    Sorry to ramble but, also, I feel like this person is so argumentative and always knows what best, always trying to help but doesn't really "dream" with me. Like he has a quirky sense of humour and is pretty random but he doesn't really seem that creative himself..in other words, he never starts of a sentence by saying "imagine if..." or "one day you'll be" etc. He's deep in the sense that he likes a good argument and to find to find faults in them but not really that imaginative. He prides himself on making rational decisions and not being swayed easily by emotion yet he is so physically affectionate...Do you think he may be more on the S side?
    Sounds quite a lot like me.

    But I think you have a Ne bias when you're saying he doesn't seem imaginative. Te-Ni creativity does not daydream or make up stuff out of the blue like Ne does.

    For me at least, my creative side gets going when I am facing a problem that has to be solved in a novel way, or when I sit down in front of the computer to make music or design something. I have to be in a situation that requires creativity in order to be creative. I can't just make believe, or at least it's very hard for me.
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  6. #16
    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by NiDBiLD View Post

    But I think you have a Ne bias when you're saying he doesn't seem imaginative. Te-Ni creativity does not daydream or make up stuff out of the blue like Ne does.

    For me at least, my creative side gets going when I am facing a problem that has to be solved in a novel way, or when I sit down in front of the computer to make music or design something. I have to be in a situation that requires creativity in order to be creative. I can't just make believe, or at least it's very hard for me.
    That is pretty much the same as this person. He's also not very spontaneous. Like when I go out I sorta just wanna do what ever. I like to see where the night will take me. I don't mind walking for a while til I find a nice spot to eat or something new do to. I like new-ness and adventure he doesn't get his kicks out of that, if anything, he finds that annoying because it's disorderly. I suppose what i'm trying to do is figure out whether he really is an 'N' when deep down I know every individual is different. :/

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    ENTJ - The Executives

    When something interests me, I am ambitious beyond reason and pursue it aggressively. On the other hand, when there's no payoff or reward to my intellect...I give 0%.
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  8. #18
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    I am very ambitious, as I'm sure most of us on here are.

    I do have serious trouble living in the moment, though, so that could definitely be a contributing factor.

  9. #19
    ENTJ - The Executives

    I'm creative and imaginative but its grounded in reality rather than dreamy or abstract. Here is an excerpt on ENTJ and their form of imagination (compared to Ne):

    Unlike their ESTJ cousins, ENTJs sense of imagination isn't limited by a mindset strongly geared towards perceptual experiences or anchored down towards already known facts. In fact it is quite the opposite. The way the ENTJ's mindset is geared towards viewing information can be compared to the NTP. To show an NTP an object that you know sparks their imagination and ask them to think about it, they are likely to connect it to things that this object reflects: they see broader contexts in smaller examples. ENTJs think differently: to an ENTJ, the NTP approach seems to lack purpose; the mindset of an ENTJ just doesn't gear him towards finding connections, but it does provide him with an ability to do something else: ENTJs are able to look through things; they can find utility in non-utility, reason in madness, etc.

    To an ENTJ, things are deep, not wide. NTPs ask why and how: The ENTJ's introverted Intuition mind asks: what? What is this trying to tell us, what is this doing here, what is the intended purpose of this, what is the nature of that, etc, because they have a mind that is constantly evaluating things. An ENTJ combines their habit to take things at face value and make a prima facie case about them with their ability to pick out meaning and purpose behind things. This is possibly why the ENTJ has a stereotype of being an analyst; their minds constantly value and judge what is around them in a logical manner but they are also able to look through things and explore inner meanings that other people just don't think to see. They might be described as “out of the box thinkers”, but the ENTJ is more likely to throw out the box and work without it. They are largely abstractual thinkers.
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    ENTJ - The Executives

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