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Questions About Connecting and Interacting With ENTJs

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Hi. I have a few questions for all the types. I'm posting this thread in each type's section. Feel free to answer in as much detail as you can stand! Any additional information/ thoughts on connecting and interacting with your type are equally appreciated.


1. What is the best way to initially connect with you?


2. What is the best way to maintain a connection with you?


3. What kind of people that you interact with most positively impact you? (e.g. those I can bounce my ideas off, those I can confide in, etc.)


4.What kind of interaction do you enjoy the most?


5. What kind of people/material/etc. inspire you?


Thanks :)
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I think the correct answer to all your questions is "Don't be an idiot".
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Just speaking for myself here:

I'm pretty patient if someone genuinely doesn't understand something. I would never hold someone's ignorance on a topic against them. There's plenty of stuff I don't know, either - there is no shame in not knowing something, but I have a low threshold for bullshit and little patience for fucknuttery --> willful ingorance.

The second part of your question - does it lead to attachments? I treat people as individuals, and I've learned how to get along with people I don't have much in common with, but in general, I prefer to be in the company of people who can carry on an interesting conversation that sparks my interest.

For me, there are different levels of friendship. There are some friends that I can meet with for lunch every once in a while and chat amiably about casual subjects (an occasional lunch hour is more than enough), and others whom I find engaging and love to sit around and talk with about topics that are a bit more abstract and that interest me.
Surely there's more to it than "don't be an idiot"? But then again, how do you define idiocy? And is this definition held by ENTJs in general, or is it more specific to your own personal perceptions? Not being an idiot might lead to a detached sense of respect for another person, and even towards the building of casual friendships; but does it lead to attachment as well? Do you grow very fond of every person you meet who happens to not be an idiot? And I'm genuinely interested in understanding here.
:dry: Excellent observation.
Yes, I think I understand a bit better now. Let me ask you this. When it comes to this latter group of people that you like to discuss abstract topics with, are they also divided into separate categories? Perhaps some of them are more closer to you on an emotional level than others? If so, then what specific qualities do these people closest to you possess?

From the various things I've seen Te-doms write on this website, it doesn't appear that you lot are the "wear your heart on your sleeve" type. So are there any other characteristics besides intelligence that would make you decide that it was safe enough to give someone a peek into your hopes, your fears, your insecurities, your aspirations... you know, those things that, when exposed, might make you feel more vulnerable?
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Yes. It would be someone who knew better than to ask me a question like this. Especially after making the comment,

... are there any other characteristics besides intelligence that would make you decide that it was safe enough to give someone a peek into your hopes, your fears, your insecurities, your aspirations... you know, those things that, when exposed, might make you feel more vulnerable?
From the various things I've seen Te-doms write on this website, it doesn't appear that you lot are the "wear your heart on your sleeve" type.

You asked if I was offended.
No, because I don't think by asking the question your intent was to offend.
But, I'm not going to answer it beyond what I posted above.
I hope that doesn't offend you, because that's not my intent.
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