Key Motivations: Want to be self-reliant, to prove their strength and resist weakness, to be important in their world, to dominate the environment, and to stay in control of their situation. Phil” Mc Graw, “Tony Soprano" because, of all the types, Eights enjoy taking on challenges themselves as well as giving others opportunities that challenge them to exceed themselves in some way.
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), self-confident Eights suddenly become secretive and fearful at Five. Eights are charismatic and have the physical and psychological capacities to persuade others to follow them into all kinds of endeavors—from starting a company, to rebuilding a city, to running a household, to waging war, to making peace.
However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), lustful, controlling Eights become more open-hearted and caring, like healthy Twos. Eights have enormous willpower and vitality, and they feel most alive when they are exercising these capacities in the world.
They use their abundant energy to effect changes in their environment—to “leave their mark" on it—but also to keep the environment, and especially other people, from hurting them and those they care about.
As for their weaknesses, ENTJs don’t fare so well when it comes to the emotional requirements of running a business and engaging with clients.
A types, in drive for power, may mount the podium, leading to mistaken conclusion of the N trait.
"Punky" adornment may lead to mistaken conclusion of the N trait (pseudo-narcissism).
Many people find ENTJs to possess intimidating personalities.
Intimidation (also called cowing) is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" to fear injury or harm.