*sigh* How you say something is to some, as important or more important than what you're actually saying. Telling someone, "Your idea sucks!" is both an asshole thing to say and it's completely non-constructive feedback and is pointless to say to someone. If you approached the same person and said, "Well, your idea will have some difficult problems here and we don't have the resources for that so we can't follow up on this idea. We have this idea which will be less problematic, we have the resources and will go on to meet our stated goals more closely. Because of that, we're with *person*''s idea instead." that is way more constructive and less assholish than saying someone's idea sucks without explaining why. Oh and the TJ stereotyping you're doing sounds nothing like me and is definitely not typical ENTJ behavior. Such a place sounds dysfunctional once clear roles were established and it sounds to me that people need to be reshuffled around.This is a different kind of asshole than what furry is describing bellow; I wouldn't even consider telling someone that their idea sucks or that it needs reformatting, being an asshole. But TJs have to make it perfect, and the only person who can do this is themselves, so they're being assholes, indermining and treating others as incompetent, because it's a control thing? Not sure. As soon as the task is over, they go back to their usual, jovial self, until the next "challenge". Thoughts?
At any rate, I would blame such dysfunction on poor management in general.