Much of the disappointment in adult life comes from not understanding the inherent limitations of our Myers Briggs score.
An ENFJ woman will never be okay with her work/life balance. And ISFJ man needs to marry a breadwinner. These are not things our parents warn us about. So by the time adult life comes, 98% of the workforce has to realize that only ENTJs run companies and they’re not an ENTJ.
I used to be smug about this. Because I’m an ENTJ. There’s no woman with more power than a 28-year-old ENTJ. She rules the world because she is 28 and hot and looks like she is great marriage material and she is hugely successful at work.
Now that I have kids, I’m secure in my ability to earn money. But I read about how ENTJs are as parents and, honestly, a good summary of the discussion is “dictator.” In business ENTJs love leading huge teams. In parenting ENTJs love ordering room service.
But here’s the good news: I might be unfeeling as an ENTJ, but I’m great at scheduling my children’s lives on a daily basis to meet big-picture goals.
If only they needed that instead of love.