While domineering personalities like ENTJs and ESTJs are certainly evocative of leadership, there are many Meyers-Briggs personality types that can lead others in their own unique ways. This article highlights how many “intuitive” types can foster and direct others.
INTJ: INTJs lead with foresight and reason. They trust their instincts to pick up on strategies for any situation and have no issue working toward a plan’s completion. INTJs are calm, dedicated individuals that can infect others with confidence and capable of assessing the long-term effects of a plan.
ENTJ: ENTJs are confident, insightful and decisive. They deliver on their promises and will speak candidly. An ENTJ’s surety in execution and vision can do wonders for group efforts.
INTP: INTPs are accurate, knowledgeable and inventive, seeing themselves as leading by committee so that all parties involved feel included.
ENTP: ENTPs are enterprising, cunning and competitive. They “get” entrepreneurship and push themselves to advance their own work and their project. They focus deeply on achieving a goal never stopping but always experimenting for better results. ENTPs will simulate many approaches before agreeing on the best one.
INFJ: INFJs are passionate visionaries with keen insight. They tend to excel in humanitarian leadership roles, seeking to nurture, hear and understand their teammates. They are perfectionists who demand much of themselves while nudging and cajoling others. They consider how a decision will work toward their goal and how it might affect others.
ENFJ: ENFJs are infectiously confident individuals who lead by example. They have a goal, organized and disciplined in order to reach that goal and are always working toward that finish line. Despite this drive, they never lose sight of their subordinates and are not above stepping in to push them as individuals.
INFP: INFPs lead through passion and empathy, favoring humanitarian leadership positions. They innovate and keep an open mind on execution while excelling at two-way communication. An INFP listens to her personal morals and ethics before considering how her decision might affect others.
ENFP: ENFPs are resourceful, innovative types who love to brainstorm and encourage everyone to speak up. They have little issue with joint leadership, seeing it as an opportunity to debate, and will consider all approaches to problem-solving before moving to execution.