In this brief guide, we will look at a list of typical ENTJ characters, and get an in-depth look at some typical ENTJ fictional characters and others in tv shows, movies, and books.
List of ENTJ Fictional Characters
Below is a list of some of the most prominent ENTJ fictional characters (including ENTJ anime characters):
- Irene Adler (Sherlock)
- Francis Underwood (House of Cards)
- Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)
- Light Yagami (Death Note)
- Harvey Specter (Suits)
- Fish Mooney (Gotham)
- Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek)
- Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
- Cutler Beckett (Pirates of the Caribbean)
- Alonzo Harris (Training Day)
- Lady Mary Crowley (Downton Abbey)
- Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
- Amy Wong (Futurama)
- Madalena (Galavant)
- Petyr Baelish (Game of Thrones )
- Marcus Andrews (The Good Doctor)
- Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)
- Harley Quinn (DC Universe)
- Robin Scherbatsky (How I Met Your Mother)
- Annalise Keating (How to Get Away with Murder)
- Edna Mode (The Incredibles)
- Frank Reynolds (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
- Jeri Hogarth (Jessica Jones)
- King Lo (The Jungle Book)
- Evelyn Poole (Penny Dreadful)
- Governor Ratcliffe (Pocahontas)
- Blossom (Powerpuff Girls)
- Spencer Hastings (Pretty Little Liars)
- King J (Disney’s Robinhood)
7 Commanding ENTJ Fictional Characters: An In-Depth View
ENTJ personality traits
The ENTJ personality is known as “Commander, and with good reason; these are some of the most efficient, intelligent, and technical people, who use their intuition to provide their minds with the gigantic maps of information they need to exercise their power of critical and logical thinking.
Their extroverted thinking ability enables them to be people of action, who get things done, and their decisions are always set in stone, and these people are unlikely to do much dilly-dallying once they have made up their minds.
Commander personality may usually be seen as a driving force in most fiction, and even when they are not the top CEO or political leader, they will still almost always be the person that makes other people run around in circles in one way or another; you can love them or hate them, but they will always get noticed.
With that in mind, let us look at the portraits of some of the most influential ENTJ fictional characters.
Irene Adler from Sherlock
Irene Adler is one of the few antagonistic ENTJ fictional characters, and even though she is a villain in a technical sense, there is a lot to love about her and most people can’t help but admire her for her mind and actions; one may find that this is true for most ENTJs that appear somewhat ruthless and driven.
Irene Adler in the original Arthur Conan Doyle’s works is not the dominatrix she is shown to be in the famous British adaptation Sherlock, but even in the books she is someone who is described as being very admired by Holmes himself, and an excerpt from one of the books is enough evidence of this fact:
“To Sherlock Holmes, she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes, she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind. […] And yet there was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene Adler, of dubious and questionable memory.”
To those who are familiar with Holmes, the gravity of his admiration and love for Irene Adler is enough proof that she is a force to be reckoned with, her extroverted thinking function that drives her to strategize and act as she does are not hidden from the introverted thinking function of Sherlock.
Perhaps the beauty of Doyle’s writing is apparent in the fact that he matched these two characters perfectly according to their functions even before the Myers Briggs theory and Jung’s cognitive function theory were prevalent as they are now, because Sherlock’s manner of thinking is perfectly matched with Irene’s, and this can be seen portrayed beautifully on the show as well.
On the show, Irene is shown to be cunning and witty, and though she is outsmarted by Sherlock, she stays on his mind, which was her greatest desire anyway, and one might argue that she has, in fact, won.
Francis Underwood from House of Cards
Before his rather unceremonious exit from the show House of Cards, Francis Underwood captured the audiences’ attention for the longest time, and for people who watched the show, he was a forever interesting fixture, which isn’t atypical for an ENTJ fictional character.
We meet Francis Underwood in a shocking scene, which immediately sets the tone for what his character is going to be like: ruthless, cold, and willing to do just about anything for what he wants, which are traits that may be seen in the truly dark versions of ENTJ personality.
After he calmly kills his neighbor’s dog, this man takes the audience on a journey through his rise to power, which culminates in him being the President of the United States, and he is accompanied by Claire Underwood, his equally scheming, but slightly more introverted, partner-in-crime.
Francis Underwood’s most ENTJ like quality is his ambition and strategizing; this man is quite possibly the hallmark of Extroverted thinking, which is seen over and over again in how he outsmarts (and when required, kills), those that stand in his way, and he is not one to forget those who have wronged him.
Obviously, not all ENTJs are on a mission to achieve the ultimate power, but in their own ways and in non-dramatic normal settings, most ENTJs will likely be drawn to a position where they may exert some amount of power, and when they do get it they will handle it brilliantly, doing everything they can to keep it.
Francis Underwood also shows rare positive emotion towards his wife, at least until she angers him, at which point his wrath does not spare her either, which proves how the extroverted thinking and introverted intuition functions of the ENTJ will almost always triumph over the inferior introverted feeling function of the ENTJ.
Underwood shows the extremely unhealthy traits of ENTJs well, which may be seen in these quotes:
“For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: hunt or be hunted.”
“A lion does not ask permission before he eats a zebra.”
“From this moment on you are a rock. You absorb nothing, you say nothing, and nothing breaks you.”
These quotes paint an accurate picture of the man; he cares about nothing but his goals, and he has the skill and ability to achieve them, and the last quote also shows his intuition, which is the function ENTJs use to gather infromation, and they do it by collecting chunks of data and analyzing them internally, rather than be detail-oriented or pedantic about it.
Harvey Spector from Suits
Another alpha, leader-like character who makes for a great ENTJ fictional character is Harvey Spector from suits, and to fit the description perfectly, he is also a lawyer, which is a suitable career choice for many ENTJs.
Harvey is defined by his amazing track record with cases and his ability to think quickly, and while he shows plenty of emotions when they are required, he is still ruled predominantly by this extroverted thinking function.
Harvey’s thinking style is very action-oriented and decisive, which are key features of the ENTJ personality, and he may even be somewhat impulsive about things sometimes, which may happen in ENTJ individuals who get to be at high-powered positions where they feel the need to take fast decisions.
Harvey is also incredibly arrogant, even with the people he likes, and while those closest to him understand that he can back it up with skill, it also rubs people the wrong way a lot of times, which is often the main factor in the conflicts on the show.
Like a true ENTJ, Harvey also acts defiantly towards pretty much all authority figures, needing a free reign all the time and detesting any interference from others, not because he needs to lead, as perhaps an ESTJ would feel, but because he genuinely thinks he can do it best.
Because Harvey is an ENTJ fictional character he gets away with some of his reckless and defiant behavior, but in real life, many ENTJs might get themselves into problematic situations due to these tendencies, and they may take a few years to mature and try to tone down their “But my way is the best!” thinking, and adopt a slightly more appeasing approach to function better in society.
Leia Organa from Star Wars
Leia Organa is an ENTJ fictional character from the Star Wars movies, and she is a brilliant depiction of this headstrong and smart personality type.
Leia Organa is a senator and a royal, but she is not a diplomat, which is evident in her bluntness and her rejection of rules and regulations when she sees the more efficient way to get things done.
Leia’s ENTJ traits may be seen in instances like when she convinces the New Republic of corruption and leads her rescue, or leading the resistance when all hope seems lost.
She is a fearless leader and she is not afraid to voice her solutions, and she does it in a to-the-point way; she does not have time to explain them, and if others can’t keep up, too bad because to her, it is their problem.
Leia does not tolerate the nonsense of others well, which is another typical ENTJ personality trait, and she takes what she wants, especially if it is a leadership position that no one is crowing her into.
Her logical and analytical thinking is evident in how she gets lost in seeing the next logical step to be that she can sometimes forget the emotions of others, which may happen to a lot of ENTJs, given the inferior nature of their introverted feeling function.
Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock
Jack Donaghy plays an executive in the show 30 Rock, but he shows all the traits of a commander, which makes him a great ENTJ fictional character, rather than an ESTJ fictional character.
Jack is smart, savvy, and creative, and he is frequently lauded for his novel solutions to problems, which also get him many promotions.
Like a true ENTJ, he places a great premium on accomplishments, and goes about things logically and thoughtfully rather than sitting and thinking about things, an example of which may be how he goes about trying to become a fulfilled man with a pie chart full of al possible areas of life in which he will need to excel, including family time and being a good dad.
He is accomplished and drawn to power, and he is sometimes cold and ruthless in his pursuit, but due to his interaction with more feeling and values-oriented people in his life, like Liz Lemon, he eventually mellows out and finds a middle ground, which can be fantastic for most ENTJs.
Jack also has trouble showing emotion, which is an ENTJ trait, and this may be seen when his mentor dies and he reports having gone through all 5 stages of grief in a matter of seconds; showing his belief that it simply would not be efficient to spend any more than that when the position of his late mentor is now up for grabs.
Petyr Baelish from Game of Thrones
Petyr Baelish is another widely hated antagonist that people can’t help feeling admiration for at the same time, and this ENTJ fictional character from Game of Thrones makes the list for his cunning attitude, need for power, and strategic thinking that is steeped in the ability to take action as needed.
Once again, one needs to remember that the villainous ENTJ may not be an accurate portrayal of what most ENTJs re actually like, and not all of these people may plot behind the scenes and lurk around to see the effects of their plots.
Petyr Baelish makes his judgments based on impersonal practical knowledge and cares about little else but the game he plays, and because he cheats often given his will to succeed at any cost he lives longer than traditionalists like Ned Stark.
He does not like the structural integrity around him but because it is needed food survival and to achieve what he wants, he tolerates it, which is something many ENTJs would relate to, as they often have to do the same thing.
He is also not in touch with his introverted feeling function properly, which is evident in the fact that he hands the object of his desire, Sansa, to someone he knows will harm her, just because it is in favor of his eventual gain.
Often, Petyr seems selfish and cold, and he ignores not only the feelings and will of others but his own, which may be something that one might find in an unhealthy ENTJ.
Sokka from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Sokka is an ENTJ fictional character from the show Avatar: The Last Airbender and his traits of being good at planning and execution are what make him a great ENTJ personality type.
Sokka is logical, rational, and works according to proven principles and the order in the outer world makes the most sense to him.
Sokka also tends to be driven by what he knows and what others know, and he has little use for vague and abstract things like Aang’s “gut feeling.”
This ENTJ fictional character’s approach to all things on their journey sensibly and logically, and he usually abhors the lack of logic whenever he comes across it and makes it fairly evident in a typical ENTJ fashion.
Sokka is also focused and handles projects one at a time and hates all of these detours from their one mission to defeat the Fire Nation.
In this brief guide, we looked at a list of typical ENTJ characters and had an in-depth look at some typical ENTJ anime characters and others in tv shows, movies, and books. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments you may have about this subject of the ENTJ personality traits in general.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): ENTJ Fictional Characters
What characters are Entj?
Here is a list of some great ENTJ characters:
Who is ENTJ compatible with?
The ENTJ is usually compatible with the personality type INTP, as they have complementary cognitive functions of introverted and extroverted thinking.
The ENTJ may also be compatible with ISTP, as they also have an introverted thinking function that may work for this couple.
How common is Entj?
ENTJ is not very common, and may be one of the rarest personality types in the population, and is not very common among women.
ENTJs make up: 2% of the general population and 3% of all ENTJs tend to be men.