ENTJ / Leo

Commander (ENTJ) - LEO

Who is a Commander (ENTJ)?

Commanders are individuals with the Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking and Judging personality traits. They tend to be charismatic, direct, and analytical people who prefer to focus on the bigger picture. Being natural born leaders, commanders are often perceived as assertive and uninhibited people who won't hesitate expressing their opinion.

These people inject ambition into everything they do. They are brash and confident and trust their instincts. Their actions are natural and effortless. They have an unrelenting appetite for growth that is easily satiated by the praise of others. When they are hurting, it shows. They will use their anger as a protective wall to shield their vulnerabilities. They want to be perceived as unbreakable because they are scared of admitting vulnerability, needing things from other people, being incomplete. They can be perceived as overbearing, but this is due to their hyper-presence and warmth. Commander/Leos have a reputation for being braggarts. To them this isn’t bragging, it’s sharing. Sharing their accomplishments with others makes them feel connected, and they expect the same in return from their friends. They want to be celebrated but they are equally happy to celebrate you.

They are natural born leaders. They live in a world of possibilities where they see all sorts challenges to be surmounted, and they want to be the ones responsible for surmounting them. They have a drive for leadership, which is well-served by their quickness to grasp complexities, their ability to absorb a large amount of impersonal information, and their quick and decisive judgments. They are "take charge" people. There is not much room for error in the world of the Commander/Leo. They dislike to see mistakes repeated, and have no patience with inefficiency. They may become quite harsh when their patience is tried in these respects, because they are not naturally tuned in to people's feelings, and more than likely don't believe that they should tailor their judgments in consideration for people's feelings.

Theyare naturally energetic and passionate and often fall for partners that are equally enthusiastic. They are attracted to the same qualities in others that they see in themselves. They like partners that are confident and proactive. Who will go after what they want without apology. They want someone who isn’t just confident, but sophisticated. They want to be with somebody who can not only formulate an intelligent argument, but can also present it in a smooth and articulate manner. Commander/Leo love to be the center of attention, but are also secretly self-loathing. All their charm is a defense mechanism that is designed to compensate for their innate insecurity. Though it may appear natural, it is often a highly calculated way of being. Because of this, they tend to have an affinity for people who are more spontaneous and carefree than they are. They like a little bit of chaos in their lives to counteract the order that they impose on themselves.

They are very forceful, decisive individuals. They make decisions quickly, and are quick to verbalize their opinions and decisions to the rest of the world. A Commander/Leo who hasn’t developed their Intuition will make decisions too hastily, without understanding all of the issues and possible solutions. On the other hand, if they haven’t developed their Thinking side will have difficulty applying logic to their insights, and will often make poor decisions. In that case, they may have brilliant ideas and insight into situations, but they may have little skill at determining how to act upon their understanding, or their actions may be inconsistent. An Commander/Leo who has developed in a generally less than ideal way may become dictatorial and abrasive - intrusively giving orders and direction without a sound reason for doing so, and without consideration for the people involved.