Disregard this post. I didn't know enough about MBTI back in May when I posted this. This boss was actually an ENTP not ENTJ.I had a boss who was ENTJ. He was one of the best bosses I have had up to date. I always knew what needs to be done and where we're heading with the project and I liked this enthusiasm, his dependability and openess. We'd have meetings 2 times a week then I could go and work on project on my own pace and time, which is really my preferred mode of working. I also liked brainstorming different further possibilities with him.
One problem was that he always thought his ideas are so grand and was really good salesman of them. As a result he ended up 'selling' me some not so good ones, ideas that I felt were not going to work but encouraged by his enthusiasm I gave them a shot and ended up wasting time - should have followed my instincts instead. He was most interested in "wins" rather than "losses" so I often felt like negative feedback, saying that something isn't going to work, wasn't really welcome by him. Some of my objections were countered by the "lets just do it and see *smile*" response. When I said something doesn't quite work because of this or that he would stare at me with this look on his face that conveyed "but it was my awesome idea, it has to work".
I also like meaning in my work. It is not just about completing tasks and getting a salary, it is about the bigger picture - how does it all fit in? Who or what does it benefit? It is important to convey this sense of meaning to INFJ, then we will work harder. Bonus points if you can also relate it somehow to welfare of a group INFJ cares about or people in general.
Imho is fine to resurrect old threads that are asking for some general advice on relations between types, in fact better than starting new threads. It collects information in one place so people can easily find it with the search function.May? Oh man, I've seriously got to learn to pay attention. 4 months later....