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What is an ISTJ Personality Type
(The Investigator)?
People with an ISTJ personality type tend to be reserved, orderly, and practical in their behavior. They are self-sufficient and work hard to meet their obligations. They prefer to be alone or in small groups of close friends and may be quiet and reserved in large group settings.


What is an ENTJ Personality Type
(The Visionary)?
People with an ENTJ personality type tend to be charismatic, direct, and logical in their behavior. They tend to avoid displays of emotion and may be perceived as cold in certain situations. They enjoy taking charge, working to achieve goals, and encouraging growth from those around them.


Myers-Briggs ISTJ & ENTJ Communication

How can ISTJ and ENTJ types communicate effectively with each other?

ISTJs and ENTJs are both Thinking, Judging personalities, meaning they tend to base decisions on logical thinking and follow daily routines or schedules. However, ISTJs are introverted and detail-oriented, while ENTJs enjoy being around others and focusing on the bigger picture. ISTJs should avoid addressing small details around ENTJs, while ENTJs should give ISTJs space and privacy by communicating minor issues through email or text.

Resolving Conflict

Myers-Briggs ISTJ & ENTJ Conflict

How can ISTJ and ENTJ types resolve conflict?

Because ISTJs and ENTJs are both Thinking personalities, they should focus on using logic to resolve tense situations. They should be each work to communicate their own perspective clearly and honestly. ISTJs should be conscious of ENTJs’ need to settle issues in person, while ENTJs should listen attentively to ISTJs and allow them to take space to process, if needed.

Building Trust

Myers-Briggs ISTJ & ENTJ Trust

How can ISTJ and ENTJ types build trust?

ISTJs are likely to trust ENTJs who can recognize when to stop pushing and issue and give ISTJs space; ENTJs should work to be courteous and attentive to ISTJs.

ENTJs tend to trust ISTJs who take the time to engage in discussion and share new ideas with them; ENTJs will feel more appreciated when ISTJs take the time to get to know them.

Working Together

Myers-Briggs ISTJ & ENTJ Working Together

How can ISTJ and ENTJ types work together?

Both personalities contribute to their workplace with deep, logical thinking and goal-oriented planning. However, ISTJs are generally reserved and attentive, while ENTJs are creative and charismatic. ISTJs can help ENTJs consider important details, while ENTJs can help ISTJs understand the bigger picture.

Dealing with Change

Myers-Briggs ISTJ & ENTJ Change

How can ISTJ and ENTJ types deal with change?

ISTJs and ENTJs tend to have a difficult time facing new situations, as they are both very focused on their personal goals and tend to have many plans set in place. ISTJs and ENTJs should focus on the benefits of change and work to create a new plan to pursue their goals. Once they can reframe the situation, they will adjust more easily.

Managing Stress

ISTJ and ENTJ types need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.

Myers-Briggs ISTJ & ENTJ Managing Stress

ISTJ types are easily stressed by...

  • Lack of structure in a work environment
  • Large groups of other people
  • Expressing personal feelings to others
  • Maneuvering interpersonal conflict
Myers-Briggs ISTJ & ENTJ Managing Stress

ENTJ types are easily stressed by...

  • Needing to communicate emotionally
  • Spending too much time alone
  • Feeling forced into a strict routine
  • Lack of action or decision from others

ISTJs should pursue action and activity around ENTJs to help contribute to a productive environment.

ENTJs should be considerate of ISTJs’ time and energy by encouraging them to spend needed time alone.

Encouraging and Motivating

ISTJ and ENTJ types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.

Myers-Briggs ISTJ & ENTJ Motivations

ISTJ types are motivated by...

  • Accomplishing goals and tasks
  • Abiding by a designated routine
  • Time by themselves to recharge
  • Discovering a practical solution to a problem
Myers-Briggs ISTJ & ENTJ Motivations

ENTJ types are motivated by...

  • Taking responsibility and ownership for their results
  • Creating new ways to solve problems
  • Being productive and accomplishing goals
  • Structured schedules and organized environments

ISTJs can motivate ENTJs by taking the time to get to know them through one-on-one conversation and activity.

ENTJs can encourage ISTJs by allowing them to work independently on projects.

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