[ENTP] How to deal with difficult bosses and authority figures

How to deal with difficult bosses and authority figures

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This is a discussion on How to deal with difficult bosses and authority figures within the ENTP Forum- The Visionaries forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Anyone have experiences and strategies, please share....

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    How to deal with difficult bosses and authority figures

    Anyone have experiences and strategies, please share.

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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Get rid of them. Quit your job. With authority figures it really depends what kind of authority figure. People generally don't change. ENTPs like to go against the grain, so when people tell us to do something just because it is protocol it really grinds our gears. So either get them out of your life, or have them start respecting you out of fear. This means having something over them. This could either be some dirt from their past or it could be some sort of power you have gained that affects them in the negative. If all else fails go sleep with their wife.

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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Another completely worthless post from the vacuous pubescent mind of YourMom. What universe do you live in where you can just get "rid of" authority figures?? Everyone on this board speaks in such fantastically aggressive and sweeping abstractions the individual ideas are completely alien to real life. They're authority figures. They're everywhere. They control everything. Your parents. Your principal. Your professors. Your boss. The police. You can't get rid of them, and, rather unfortunately, most times you can't just quit your job like it's a Netflix subscription. And give me one single example of an authority figure over whom you have some kind of "dirt." This happens in The Wire, not to the unscripted. Do you have a job? Have you ever worked a day in your life? Did you blackmail your boss with pictures of him banging the secretary when he told you to make coffee?
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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
    Anyone have experiences and strategies, please share.
    Back to the point, dominate your specialization such that you're indispensable. Then you can do whatever you want.
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    Unknown Personality

    Fellows, lets not argue and insult each other.

    We are here to find solutions and strategies against abusive and aggressive bosses.
    Being the most anti authority type, i would know how our type cope with this challenge.

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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    See above.

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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Drama Queen

    I have a boss that's very emotional, anal retentive, and slow to change. As an ENTP, I have been friendly to her, but have mainly ignored her obvious changing emotions towards me. The key is to be steady and remain an asset. Because of my learning personality and desire for leadership, just by doing what I do best, I have become a manager in a short amount of time and have brought change, slowly but steadily to my work environment. However, the said boss is not as appreciative of me as she should be, and I will be moving on soon to a real career. This was only my first job after all. :)

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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Hmm well I think you need to make yourself indispensable because usefull people get away with more. Other than that self employment is best!

    The key to both of those is to get into a position where you know best and everyone knows you know best so even if your not the boss they'll all jump - boss included - when you say "I think we should jump here". The problem ENTPs have with authority is that our ideas and personalities are often so offbeat that bosses don't trust them with things. So we have to show we know best and make sure everyone knows we know best.

    Therefore get in to an extremely knowledged based industry. IT is good! Thats my plan an IT entreprenuer like my dad.

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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    I see them as a challenge. As the ENTP I am supposed to master ANY difficult situation and if I cannot I simply do my best to get eventually there, working on myself (I eventually make bosses like and appreciate me). Then the problem with the difficult boss when sorted out can become a problem with boss (job) which is not a source of progress for me any more. Only then it might be the time to quit . I do not run away from battlefield when there is a chance to win. And there is always some. Only hopeless situation with boss / job is when it does not push you forward any more

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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Lies come handy, till you can manage it well and dont get screwed up. I used it successfully through my education and difficult bosses.

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