Today we look at 27 fictional ENTJ characters. ENTJs are the ultimate bosses. They know exactly what they want from life, and they will do whatever it takes to achieve their goals.
Similar to our list of INTJ characters, this list of ENTJs has a fair few villains on it. This is because ENTJs go after what they want, and they won’t let anyone stand in their way. They have dominating personalities, like Christian Grey and Thomas Shelby.
ENTPs are overrepresented amongst CEOs and people in high-profile jobs. They are ambitious, decisive, and undeniably charismatic. Even the villains on this list, you can’t help but warm to their cheeky charm and a softer side that comes out every now and again.
It’s great to see female ENTJ characters are well represented in fiction. Female ENTJs often feel misunderstood in some ways because, as highly rational women, they don’t fit society’s gender stereotypes. However, most of the females on this list of ENTJ characters aren’t your typical villains, but instead, strong character leads in their respective films and movies.
These women are ambitious, strategic, and inspirational. It isn’t always obvious at first, but they are extremely generous, and they will go above and beyond to help their closest friends and family achieve their goals.
Take Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl, for example, she isn’t perfect by any means. However, she is fiercely loyal to those in her inner circle. Albeit if you cross Blair, you might want to leave the Upper East Side for a while, as her ruthless and stubborn personality traits can shine through.
From Harvey Specter, who always wears a suit and was obsessed with getting his name ‘on the wall’ at the law firm, to Cruella, whose goal was to become a top fashion designer, ENTJs like the finer things in life and are always aiming for the top.
Thomas Shelby (Peaky Blinders)
Tommy Shelby is the ultimate ENTJ. He projects an air of confidence and authority that makes people want to listen and follow. Tommy works as a ruthless and logical patriarch of the Shelby family and is the leader of the Birmingham gangsters. Tommy is goal-oriented, strategic, and undeniably charismatic, using all these skills to manipulate, scheme, and murder his way to the top. ENTJs have an ability to think on their feet and they are typically several steps ahead of their opponents. This makes Tommy a formidable opponent, both in business and in battle. Tommy Shelby is the kind of person who always has a plan. He is constantly thinking ahead and looking for ways to improve the situation, whether it is for himself or for his family business. Tommy is never satisfied with the status quo and is always looking for ways to take things to the next level.
Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)
Blair Waldorf is an ENTJ. She is the ultimate strategist who knows how people work and manipulates them or uses them to get what she wants. That doesn’t mean Blair doesn’t have emotions, she just bases her feelings and decisions on logic. ENTJs are ambitious and always have a plan, just like Blair Waldorf. Was Serena loyal to Blair when she slept with Nate? No, so Blair sought revenge, obviously! If you’re anything like Blair, you know that the ends always justify the means. You’ll do whatever it takes to get what or who you want, and you’re not afraid of a little (or a lot) of drama. You live for the power struggle and love being in control. After all, knowledge is power!
Harvey Specter (Suits)
Harvey Specter is the ultimate ENTJ powerhouse. He thrives in a high-powered environment and his goal in life is to be the best. When Mike doesn’t get involved, Harvey ignores his morals and isn’t interested in his client’s innocence, he just wants to win in court. He is ambitious, charming, and strategic. He loves the finer things in life and has trouble being open with his emotions, especially when it comes to love. He is a great mentor and friend, but can also be a bit of a jerk. If you’re looking for someone who is always on the top of their game and always in control, like an ENTJ is, Harvey Specter is your man.
Cruella is an ENTJ. She is ambitious, logical, and goal-oriented. As a child, Estella, her given name, dreamt of being a fashion designer. She had multi-personality disorder, naming her ‘bad’ side Cruella and, as an adult, takes on the name Cruella for good. Cruella wanted to avenge her mother’s death and she devised a plan and put it into motion. She enjoys working with a team and discussing her ideas with her two trusty sidekicks. ENTJs are known for their leadership qualities and Cruella is no exception. She is a take-charge kind of person who knows what she wants and how to get it. Cruella is also charming and persuasive, making her a dangerous opponent. Her main goal in life is to be successful and she will stop at nothing to achieve her goals.
Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)
Patrick Bateman epitomizes an extreme version of an unhealthy ENTJ character. He is narcissistic and only does things for his own gratification. He appears to be a Vice President at a top Wall Street firm who enjoys dressing in luxury designer suits and being groomed. He is so much more than that though, Patrick is a serial killer who meticulously plans out and executes his crimes. Extreme toxic ENTJs lack empathy and can have sociopathic tendencies, exactly like Patrick Bateman. He is someone who is quick to anger and has little patience for those he perceives as inferior.
Fallon Carrington (Dynasty)
Fallon Carrington is an ENTJ. She is self-confident, strong-willed, and decisive. Fallon is independent and doesn’t let anyone tell her what to do. She is the master at making a plan and putting it into motion. Fallon is a typical ENTJ female character; she is dynamic, action-oriented, and sharp. She often feels misunderstood as she doesn’t fit society’s gender stereotypes. When it comes to love, she is a passionate and intense lover. Fallon is the type of person who goes after what she wants and doesn’t take no for an answer, just like a typical ENTJ.
Bane (The Dark Knight Rises)
Bane was the ultimate ENTJ villain. He was an assertive, aggressive, and strategic leader of a growing band of revolutionaries. He is not afraid to hurt or even kill, anyone that gets in his way. ENTJs are known for their influence and their ability to create and maintain organizations – even if they aren’t for positive causes! Bane was no different and he quickly created an army of followers who were willing to do anything he asked of them. He was also an excellent strategist, always thinking ahead to the next move. He lured all of the cops into the sewers so that when he put his plan into motion, they were all stuck. But what made Bane truly dangerous was his almost fanatical dedication to his cause. He was willing to sacrifice anything and everything in order to achieve his goals. This made him a very difficult opponent for Batman to defeat.
Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada)
Miranda Priestly is an ENTJ. She is strong-willed, ruthless, and dominant. She is a workaholic who puts being at the top of her career ahead of everything else. She manipulates and maneuvers people strategically to ensure she stays at the top of Runway magazine. Miranda has high standards of herself and everyone around her. ENTJs are natural-born leaders. They are confident, assertive, and driven. In her job as the Editor-in-Chief, these qualities are key to her success. ENTJs are known for their sharp tongue. Miranda is no exception. She is often harsh and cutting in her comments, but she always gets her point across. All in all, Miranda Priestly is a successful ENTJ who has achieved her goals through hard work and determination.
Christian Grey (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Christian Grey is an ENTJ. He is a powerful and dominating billionaire. Christian is the CEO of Grey Enterprise Holdings. He is ambitious and decisive. Plus, he is the master of getting things done and putting plans into action. Christian is also stubborn, ruthless, and struggles with emotional attachment. He didn’t know how to feel when he met Anastasia and never thought he’d actually find love or have a family. ENTJs are known for being great leaders. Christian is a perfect example of this. He is always in control and always knows what he’s doing. He is also very intelligent and strategic. He is always one step ahead of his opponents. These are all great skills that would’ve contributed to his successful business and becoming a billionaire.
Spencer Hastings (Pretty Little Liars)
Spencer Hastings is a more introverted ENTJ character. Spencer is the strongest, most intelligent, and independent character in Pretty Little Liars. She is one of the most intuitive out of the PLL gang and uses this to connect previous clues to new clues. She then draws conclusions, although they’re not necessarily always right. She is future-oriented and ultimately has her end goal in mind when making decisions. However, because Spencer is an introverted ENTJ, she is not as forceful with her opinions as other ENTJs. She is more likely to internalize her thoughts and come to a conclusion on her own before discussing them with others. This allows her to be less rash in her decision-making, but it also means that she can be more influenced by her emotions. ENTJs are known for their decisiveness, but Spencer’s introversion allows her to be more thoughtful and compassionate than other ENTJs.
Sauron (Lord of The Rings)
Sauron was an unhealthy ENTJ. Unhealthy ENTJs are power hungry, just like Sauron. Sauron was controlling and dominating. He was the evil ruler of Mordor but his ultimate goal was to rule the whole of Middle Earth and rule it with an iron fist (quite literally). He needed the One Ring to do this. His desire for power pushed him to rule over Mordor as the eye of Sauron and breed more orcs into his army to fight his battles. ENTJs are the ultimate leaders. They have a tendency to be domineering and pushy and can be quite ruthless when it comes to getting what they want. Whether they use their skills for good or evil, ENTJs are excellent strategists and make powerful commanders, just like Sauron and his evil, watchful eye.
Erica Sinclair (Stranger Things)
Erica Sinclair is an ENTJ. She is intelligent, logical, and a mathematics genius. She is asked to help the gang but reminds them that America runs on capitalism and would only help in return for free ice cream at the end, driving a hard bargain from a young age and showing her ENTJ flare. Erica is confident and sassy, telling Dustin that “You can’t spell America without Erica
Mike Wazowski (Monsters Inc)
Mike Wazowski is an ENTJ. He is ambitious, responsible, and hard-working. Mike and Sully (the latter being an ISFP) are the direct opposite personality types. Mike is fully focused on achieving the highest number of scares, whereas Sully doesn’t like the idea of frightening kids at all. ENTJs like Mike Wazowski are often successful in their chosen field. Mike Wazowski is an ENTJ. He’s ambitious, responsible, and hard-working. Mike and Sully (the latter being an ISFP) are the direct opposite personality types. Mike is fully focused on achieving the highest number of scares, whereas Sully doesn’t like the idea of frightening kids at all. ENTJs like Mike Wazowski are often successful in their chosen field. Mike is always looking for new and innovative ways to increase his scare score. He’s not afraid of hard work and will do whatever it takes to reach his goals. He can be a bit overbearing at times, but his heart is in the right place. Mike is a great friend, and will always be there to help out when needed.
Kathryn Merteuil (Cruel Intentions)
Kathryn Merteuil is an unhealthy ENTJ. She is dominant, powerful, and has a deep desire to control everyone and everything. She takes people’s innocence and uses this to her advantage to manipulate them. Kathryn set out a clear plan to win the wager with Sebastian, which she executed perfectly. Kathryn has no regard for anyone’s feelings and acts completely selfishly. This ultimately led to her downfall, as she was blinded by winning the bet and didn’t consider the possible consequences.
Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
Lord Voldemort was a typical unhealthy ENTJ villain. He was the ultimate leader of the Death Eaters and the dark side. He didn’t necessarily care about the cult who followed him, but he knew exactly how to lead them. Voldemort, as an unhealthy ENTJ, was impatient, ruthless, and stubborn…it’s Voldemort’s way or the highway. People who cross him ultimately end up dead. He also doesn’t care about anyone but himself, which makes him a bad leader. ENTJs are obsessed with goals and will do whatever it takes to achieve them. This made Voldemort a very dangerous and powerful wizard. Voldemort is obsessed with his ideals which include riding the world of muggle-borns and living in a world of purebloods. He was able to amass a huge following and create an army that was nearly impossible to defeat. However, his downfall was his ego and his need for control. He was ultimately defeated by the one person who he could never control: Harry Potter.
Irene Adler (Sherlock)
Irene Adler is an ENTJ. Irene was ambitious and dominating, quite literally as she was a celebrity dominatrix. She uses this job to gain information on the secret activities of individuals and governments, further recording this on her phone and using it to extort people. ENTJs are known for their quick wit and sharp tongues. Irene is no different, as she is always ready with a comeback or quip. Sherlock, an INTP, and Irene would be the perfect personality pairing. Sherlock had an admiration for Irene and she was his only real love interest in the series.
Frank Underwood (House of Cards)
Frank Underwood is an unhealthy ENTJ. He is the extroverted counterpart to his wife, Claire, an INTJ. Frank is a stereotypical fictional ENTJ character. He is ruthless, stubborn, and isn’t afraid to take calculated risks. He is focused on having power and control over people and will stop at nothing to get his way. ENTJs are known for being excellent leaders and are often found in positions of authority. Frank is a perfect example of this. He uses manipulation and charm to get people to do what he wants and to get to the top. Unhealthy ENTJs are often seen as cold, heartless, and unemotional. This is definitely true of Frank. He is capable of great cruelty and doesn’t hesitate to use people to get what he wants.
Violet Beauregarde (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Violet Beauregarde is an ENTJ. She is fearless, self-confident, and strong-willed. She knows what she wants and is not afraid to go after it. Violet is also very competitive. She is always striving to be the best and to win. This can sometimes make her seem bossy or pushy, but she truly believes in her own abilities and knows that she can achieve anything she sets her mind to. Violet frequently boasts about her achievements and says about herself, “I’m the world-record holder of chewing gum, I’m not afraid of anything.”
Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
Tywin Lannister is an ENTJ. He is the strategic and assertive patriarch of the Lannister family. Whilst he isn’t king, he is the richest man in the Seven Kingdoms, and this makes him the most powerful man. When his grandson is king, he is actually the one pulling the strings, making the decisions, and ultimately holding control. His own family fears him, but he always remains level-headed and gets others to do his fighting for him. ENTJs are natural leaders. They are the type of people who always remain level-headed and get others to do their fighting for them and Tywin is the epitome of this type.
Olenna Tyrell, AKA Queen of Thorns (Game of Thrones)
Olenna Tyrell is another Game of Thrones ENTJ character. As matriarch of the Tyrell family, she is strategic, logical, and charismatic. Olenna is a powerful woman who knows what she wants. She’s not afraid to take charge and gets things done. When it comes to her family, she’s fiercely loyal and will do anything to protect them. ENTJs have a natural charisma and they know how to work people to get what they want. Olenna uses her charm, strong will, and efficiency to get the best for her family. She wants Margaery, an ENFJ, to become Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. and she plots to get this for her granddaughter. Olenna and Margaery are the ultimate pair when it comes to charming and manipulating people.
Klaus Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries)
Klaus Mikaelson is an ENTJ. He is the ultimate immortal in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. As the oldest and strongest vampire, as well as being a hybrid, Klaus has unrivaled confidence. This is unsurprising as he knows he can’t die. Whilst being evil and showing no remorse for his actions, Klaus still has undeniable charisma and you can’t help but find him charming…when he wants to be. He is also an excellent leader and strategic thinker, always 10 steps ahead of everyone else. He knows the Salvatore brothers’ next moves and he is good at guessing when his siblings are about to betray him. Klaus Mikaelson is the definition of an ENTJ. He’s confident, strategic, and always ahead of the game.
Quentin Beck, AKA Mysterio (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Quentin Beck, AKA Mysterio, is an ENTJ villain. ENTJs are known for their logical minds and their ability to see the big picture. They are natural leaders, and they often find themselves in positions of authority. Quentin is no exception – he is a brilliant strategist, and he always has a plan up his sleeve. He is also a master manipulator, and he is not above using people to get what he wants. ENTJs are typically ambitious and competitive. Quentin is always striving to be the best, and he is always looking for ways to one-up his opponents. He is also very confident in his abilities, and he is not afraid to take risks. This often leads him into trouble, but it also makes him a very dangerous opponent. Quentin is always looking for new challenges, and he is never satisfied with mediocrity. He is a true force to be reckoned with, and he is not someone to be underestimated.
Marla Grayson (I Care A Lot)
Marla Grayson from I Care A Lot is an unhealthy ENTJ. ENTJs are natural-born leaders. They are confident and decisive and are always up for a challenge. She is a ruthless scam artist who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. She is also incredibly intelligent and strategic, able to think ten steps ahead of her opponents. However, Marla Grayson is also manipulative, selfish, and completely lacking in empathy. She is extremely power hungry. Marla is the kind of person who will take advantage of anyone she can, and she does not care about the consequences of her actions. This is why she screws over rich old people out of their wealth and gains power of attorney over them. In short, Marla Grayson is the epitome of an unhealthy ENTJ.
Sharpay Evans (High School Musical)
Sharpay Evans is an ENTJ. She’s ambitious, confident, and always looking for ways to improve her social status. If you’re friends with Sharpay, be prepared for her to constantly try to one-up you. She loves a good competition and is always striving to be the best. Even though she can be a bit bossy, she’s also fiercely loyal and will always be there for her friends when they need her. ENTJs are great leaders and are often the ones in charge. Sharpay is no exception – she’s always looking for ways to take charge and make things happen. If you need someone to get a project done, Sharpay is your girl. She has a clear vision and knows how to get things done. Just don’t cross her – she can be a bit of a diva if she doesn’t get her way.
Nate Jacobs (Euphoria)
Nate Jacobs from Euphoria is an unhealthy ENTJ. He’s calculated, he’s a control freak, and he’s always looking for the next thrill. Unhealthy ENTJs can be so focused on a goal that they disregard emotions entirely. We see this with Nate and how he treats women. From Maddie to Jules to Cassie, Nate Jacobs is a player who doesn’t seem to understand the value of human connection and he ruthlessly plays with people’s feelings to satisfy their own insecurities. ENTJs have high standards in all areas of their lives and can be judgmental. Nate Jacobs applies this to all areas of his life. He has high standards for himself, but he also has high standards for the people around him. When Rue was narrating Nate’s taste in women, it was all about their physical appearance. This need to be the best can lead ENTJs to unhealthy behaviors like drug use, risky sexual behavior, and other self-destructive tendencies. Nate Jacobs is a prime example of an unhealthy ENTJ. Nate Jacobs is the kind of guy who is always looking for a challenge. When he’s not getting what he wants, he gets angry and lash out.
Hope Haddon (Sex Education)
If you’re a fan of the Netflix show Sex Education, then you’re probably familiar with Hope Haddon. She’s the no-nonsense headmistress at Moordale Secondary School who isn’t afraid to speak her mind. ENTJs are natural leaders who are often drawn to positions of authority. This makes her job as headmistress very appropriate. ENTJs have a strong vision for what they want and they’re not afraid to go after it. When used in an unhealthy way, as Hope did, this can result in manipulation and a complete lack of empathy. The moment she got the job at Moordale, she wanted to change things. She acted in what she tried to promote as progressive and future-centric but in reality, it was backward and she was disrespectful towards the LGBTQIA+ alliance in general.
Number Five, AKA Number Five (The Umbrella Academy)
Number Five from The Umbrella Academy is the ENTJ sibling. He’s the one who is always thinking ahead, which would make sense since he live over a million futures for 40 years. He has the mind of a 60-year-old and the body of a 13-year-old. Number Five has a genius intellect, often dismissing others, including his family, as stupid or inferior, and he expresses disinterest in their personal affairs. He is also shown to be sarcastic, pragmatic, and incredibly prideful. Number Five is a ruthless and efficient killer as he is set on the goal of ensuring the apocalypse does not happen. He will even kill innocent people to ensure this. Whilst this is a very extreme example, Number Five is good at seeing the bigger picture and he is not afraid to make the tough decisions, like a typical ENTJ.
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