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The Strategist, The Planner
What is ambition?Ambition is the strongest value for a person that values objective goals and strategies. This includes having a clear idea of what you want and how you want to get there. Ambitious types (XXTJs) include INTJs, ISTJs, ESTJs and ENTJs. When ambitious types don’t achieve as much as they want to, or feel unable to move towards their goal, they experience a loss of control and feel insignificant and powerless. Therefore it is important for these types to ensure that they can achieve what they want to feel a sense of flow. Primary desire: Effectiveness Core fear: To miss out, to waste time Integrated by: The Hacker (TP) Grounded by: The Reporter (FP) Variations: ESTJ, ENTJ, INTJ, ISTJ Jungian variation: Extraverted thinking
“This type of man gives the deciding voice-not merely for himself alone but also on behalf of his entourage-either to the actual objective reality or to its objectively orientated, intellectual formula. By this formula are good and evil measured, and beauty and ugliness determined. All is right that corresponds with this formula; all is wrong that contradicts it; and everything that is neutral to it is purely accidental.” Carl Jung on extraverted thinkingKey motivations: To finish up, to complete, to increase rewards, to get ahead, to win. The Architect Scheduling, planning, organizing, listing, pushing forward, enforcing rules, measuring, monitoring performance, observing hierarchies, adjusting to chain of command, projecting growth, making the first move, seizing the moment, keeping track with goals. Systems intelligence can be described as opportunism, being the first to strike when an opportunity to get ahead emerges. It’s the intelligence which allows you to observe and understand power, who is in charge? What is the present chain of command? Systems intelligence makes you a good judge of character – what is each person’s level of ability? How is everyone performing? By correctly assessing the situation, you can get an idea of what you need to do to boost the efficiency. What are the unnecessary time drains? What appears to give the least rewards? Where can I save time? You respond well to the goal of productivity. You don’t want to waste time, and you prefer to avoid missing important opportunities if possible. Your biggest risk here is being overscheduled, taking on too many roles in your group. Practical intelligence allows you to be more rough around the edges. It doesn’t have to look perfect, and it doesn’t have to work all of the time – as long as it works most of the time. You save time by avoiding to spend too long perfecting, customizing and fine-tuning your approach to every situation.