30+ Unforgettable ENTJ Fictional Characters You Can Relate To
by Lisa Sparrow
In real life, ENTJs are confident, forceful leaders and go-getters who aren’t afraid to speak their minds, but have you ever wondered how they’re depicted in TV shows, movies, or books?
If so, you’ve come to the right place!
Given how bold and inspiring their personalities are, you can rest assured there’s no shortage of ENTJ fictional characters, and we’re here to tell you all about them.
So, stick around to discover:
- 11 ENTJ TV Show Fictional Characters
- 2 ENTJ Fictional Game of Thrones Characters
- 10 Unhealthy ENTJ Fictional Characters
And many more!
11 ENTJ TV Show Fictional Characters
To start with, here are some of the most popular TV show characters with an ENTJ personality type:
#1. Bernadette Rostenkowski (The Big Bang Theory)
Confident and goal-oriented, Bernadette is a female ENTJ fictional character that you’ll either love or hate. She is a natural-born leader with a no-nonsense attitude and a strong focus on her career.
Although her personality somewhat changes throughout the show, Bernadette consistently shows not only strengths but also weaknesses commonly associated with the ENTJ personality type.
For example, she has little patience and respect toward people she deems incompetent and can be overly controlling. And, like most assertive Commanders, she often comes off as bossy, aggressive, and insensitive.
#2. Fallon Carrington (Dynasty)
Fallon comes from a privileged background, as she was born into wealth. Although her father is a billionaire, as a typical ENTJ, she doesn’t want to live in his shadow. Instead, she strives to work her way up in the business world without her father’s help and opens several companies.
Aside from being business-minded, Fallon is also sociable, charismatic, and very intelligent. While she can be sarcastic and manipulative, she usually avoids harming others in her relentless pursuit of success.
#3. Harvey Specter (Suits)
Law is one of the most suitable career paths for Commanders, and Harvey is a great example of a fictional ENTJ character who excels in this field. While he always strives to win the case, he’s also concerned about winning fairly.
Since introverted feeling (Fi) is his inferior cognitive function, it is only natural that Harvey is very private about his emotions. He believes that caring for people makes you weak, as others can easily use your compassion against you. Nonetheless, once he lets someone into his life, he becomes fiercely loyal and very protective of them.
#4. Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)
Although Blair is sometimes typed as an ESTJ, she primarily acts like a typical female ENTJ. She has a future-oriented mindset and strong gut instincts, which shows her intuitive nature.
While Blair’s single-minded attitude could be applied to both ESTJs and ENTJs, her true nature is revealed under stress when she relies on her tertiary function— extraverted sensing (Se). Unlike ESTJs, she doesn’t look for new possibilities to tackle stress. Instead, Blair focuses on the here and now to cope with it.
#5. Spencer Hastings (Pretty Little Liars)
Like most ENTJs, Spencer is very intelligent and motivated to succeed. She eagerly takes charge of situations and manages to juggle multiple things at once, from school clubs to charity work. Ultimately, she can be best described as an overachiever who displays perfectionistic tendencies and has high expectations for herself and others.
Although Spencer values logic over emotions, she also tends to follow her intuition. Whenever she’s suspicious of someone or something, she doesn’t ignore it and gets down to the bottom of things.
#6. Mary Talbot (Downton Abbey)
Mary Talbot certainly has a bold, even intimidating personality. She isn’t afraid of confrontation and regularly argues with others, especially her sister Edith. Still, her charisma and persuasiveness help her keep people on her side regardless of her relationships with them.
Despite her sarcastic and cold demeanor, Mary can be very caring and loyal to people who deserve it, such as Matthew. She is also brave enough to break gender norms and take on tasks that were seen as “masculine” in the post-Edwardian era, including making business decisions.
#7. Ari Gold (Entourage)
Putting it mildly, Ari has a forceful personality. At his best, he’s a go-getting, assertive, and innovative leader. At his worst—which, let’s face it, happens too often—he comes across as bossy, demanding, and even vulgar.
Ari doesn’t care about maintaining good relationships with his subordinates, so he often yells and swears at them. He values efficiency more than anything else and doesn’t have the patience to deal with underperformers. But, although work takes the spotlight in his life, no one can deny that Ari makes every effort to be a good husband and dad!
#8. Erica Sinclair (Stranger Things)
Although she’s just a child, Erica Sinclair is very opinionated, smart, and sassy. As a Te-dominant girl, she values facts and objective data. She doesn’t hesitate to tell people things exactly as they are, even though her bluntness can hurt their feelings.
Erica is skeptical by nature and refuses to take things at face value. She also looks out primarily for herself, which can make her seem selfish. For example, she only agrees to help Dustin and others fight against the Russians after she’s promised to get free ice cream for life.
#9. Five Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)
Five is an ENTJ fictional character who believes that the ends justify the means. Unlike many other characters with this personality type, he doesn’t crave power and control just for the sake of it but instead aspires to save the world.
Five is highly intelligent and tends to belittle people who don’t match his intellect, either overtly or through sarcastic remarks. Still, you simply can’t deny that he’s a genius when it comes to bringing plans into action!
#10. David Palmer (24)
David Palmer from 24 is an excellent example of a mature and healthy ENTJ. Like many Commanders, he pursues a career in politics. Most importantly, he focuses on the well-being of others and preserves his integrity at all times, which helps him become the first African-American president.
Without a doubt, decisiveness is the key trait that makes David Palmer so likable. Not only does he quickly make effective decisions, but he also stands by them no matter what.
#11. Fish Mooney (Gotham)
As is typical of ENTJ women, Fish is strong, tenacious, and ambitious. Although she’s usually self-composed, she gives off a powerful energy that warns others not to mess with her. Well, it isn’t without good reason—anyone who crosses her path or her boundaries is bound to witness her fury!
Simply put, Fish is the kind of person you’d want by your side. While she can be easily provoked, which causes her to become impulsive and vengeful, she’s also very loyal and nurturing.
4 ENTJ Fictional Book Characters
Ever wondered which fictional characters in literature have your personality type? Let’s find out!
#1. Gale Hawthorne (“The Hunger Games”)
Strategic and objective, Gale Hawthorne doesn’t allow his feelings to impact his decision-making. Seeing the big picture comes naturally to him, which is something that Katniss, his best friend, tends to struggle with.
Like many ENTJ fictional characters, he believes that sacrifices are sometimes necessary to ensure you meet your end goal. And, while he’s usually more focused on the future than the present, his strong tertiary Se helps him improvise and quickly adapt to new circumstances.
#2. Edward Rocherster (“Jane Eyre”)
Edward Rochester is outspoken, rational, and determined to reach his goals. However, he differs from the typical ENTJ portrait because of his emotional volatility, which makes him a great example of a turbulent Commander in literature.
Thanks to Ni, he sees Jane right through and knows how to push her buttons. He uses these insights, along with his dominant Te, to come up with a strategic plan to make her jealous, which involves heaps of manipulation. In short, Rochester is the kind of man who will go to great lengths to pursue his love interests and secure their hearts.
#3. Miranda Priestly (“The Devil Wears Prada”)
Miranda Priestly’s character combines intensity with a stoic attitude. She’s bossy, demanding, and forthright but also emotionally detached.
If there’s one thing no one could deny about Miranda, it’s that she’s rather self-centered. She’s highly concerned with her own success and couldn’t care less about others, including her own friends (remember when she betrayed Nigel?). Despite her selfishness, it was this cutthroat attitude and perfectionism that helped Miranda climb to the top of the career ladder.
#4. Christian Grey (“Fifty Shades of Grey”)
Although Christian Grey’s personality and actions are quite controversial, it is difficult to deny that he’s an ENTJ fictional character.
Moreover, Christian is a calculated, strategic man—he has clear goals and plans every step needed to achieve them. Whether you find him charming or disturbing, when all is said and done, he’s a successful businessman who likes to take charge in any situation, be it at work or in romantic relationships.
4 ENTJ Animated Fictional Characters
Who said cartoons are just for children? No matter how old you are, here are four animated ENTJ characters you might find interesting:
#1. Eric Cartman (South Park)
Eric Cartman is undoubtedly one of the most popular ENTJ cartoon characters. He embodies the worst traits of the Commander personality type, from selfishness to rudeness and beyond.
Cartman has zero respect for anyone and is known to be a bully, racist, and materialist. Although he’s typically manipulative, controlling, and compassionless, the truth is that he uses sarcasm and hatred to conceal his insecurities. Still, no matter how unlikable his personality might be, there’s no doubt that he’s one of the most entertaining fictional characters of all time!
#2. Princess Carolyn (BoJack Horseman)
Hardworking and ambitious, Princess Carolyn takes pride in her career. Like most ENTJs, she’s great at separating her personal life from her work but struggles to show vulnerability in front of others, including BoJack, an ENTP character with whom she has an on-again, off-again relationship.
Although she isn’t malicious, Princess Carolyn occasionally uses manipulative tactics to get what she wants. She’s also known for being a great problem solver, but she avoids asking others for help, which may suggest that she’s a turbulent ENTJ.
#3. Princess Bubblegum (Adventure Time)
Unlike Cartman, Princess Bubblegum encapsulates mostly positive traits associated with the ENTJ personality type. She’s a kind, generous, and fair ruler of the Candy Kingdom who is focused on efficiency and justice. Because of this, it’s safe to say that she has a well-developed cognitive function stack.
Of course, even Princess Bubblegum isn’t perfect—for example, she can sometimes be manipulative. Still, she provides one of the most true-to-life representations of Commanders, as she’s a capable leader who cares about people as much as her goals.
#4. Mike Wazowski (Monsters, Inc.)
Believe it or not, Mike—yes, the green one-eyed monster—is another ENTJ cartoon character that realistically depicts this personality type and shows how multi-faceted Commanders truly are!
Mike is funny, down-to-earth, and self-confident, yet not arrogant by any means. While he can be sarcastic, he avoids hurting others with his words. On top of that, he makes a kind and loyal boyfriend to Celia, and he always strives to make her happy. At the end of the day, Mike is a future-oriented individual with a strong focus on strategic thinking, much like any typical ENTJ.
2 ENTJ Fictional Game of Thrones Characters
Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? If so, here are two ENTJ fictional characters you’re certainly familiar with:
#1. Tywin Lannister
Unlike his father, Tytos, Tywin isn’t a kind leader whatsoever. He’s demanding, pragmatic, and controlling. Since his father was often laughed at, he desires to be respected at all costs—even if it means others will fear him. His children, much like everyone else, are scared of him.
Tywin is focused on preserving his family’s reputation and ensuring that it stays in power. Because he equates kindness with weakness, he regards ruthlessness as the most efficient method to get ahead and meet his goals.
#2. Olenna Tyrell
Lady Olenna is outspoken to the point where her bluntness earns her the nickname “Queen of Thorns.” She’s a wise, assertive, and shrewd leader whose words cut deeper than knives.
Interestingly enough, Tywin and Olenna share a mutual respect for one another. This by itself proves that both of them are ENTJs, as Commanders are highly compatible with other people who share their personality type and tend to treat them as equals!
10 Unhealthy ENTJ Fictional Characters
If you want to explore the dark side of the ENTJ personality, check out these fictional characters:
#1. Nate Jacobs (Euphoria)
Nate is an unhealthy ENTJ fictional character who struggles with his inner demons. Due to his childhood experiences, he’s overly focused on his public image, doing everything he can to appear masculine in others’ eyes.
Unfortunately, his understanding of masculinity is as unhealthy as his personality. Abusive, impulsive, and insensitive to others, he’s very much the epitome of toxic masculinity. However, behind his dominant exterior, Nate hides a ton of insecurities and fears.
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#2. Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)
Despite being unhealthy, Patrick Bateman from American Psycho is among the most popular male ENTJ fictional characters.
At first glance, Patrick may seem like your typical ENTJ: he’s successful, wealthy, driven, and career-oriented. Like many, he cares about his appearance, has an extensive morning routine, and enjoys dressing up in designer suits.
Nonetheless, underneath this façade, Patrick is empty, calculated, and extremely violent. He comes up with intricate plans to murder people and shows no remorse for his crimes.
#3. Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
In the Harry Potter fandom, one of the biggest debates is whether Lord Voldemort is an ENTJ or an INTJ. Both of these options are correct: in books, Lord Voldemort is primarily portrayed as an INTJ, but in movies, he comes across as an ENTJ.
The Lord Voldemort we see on the big screen isn’t that obsessed with his ancestry and immortality. More than anything, he craves to rule the world and be regarded as the most powerful wizard, which makes it clear as day that he’s an ENTJ.
#4. Irene Adler (Sherlock Holmes)
As an unhealthy ENTJ, Irene Adler sees the world in terms of black and white. According to her, if you don’t take advantage of others, others will take advantage of you—there’s no in-between.
It goes without saying that she’s the type of person who uses others to her advantage. Most of the time, she achieves this through manipulation, either by using her wits or her body to get what she wants.
#5. Sauron (The Lord of the Rings)
Sauron, like many other fictional characters with an ENTJ personality type, wishes to take over the world. Ruling Mordor isn’t enough for him, as he desires to have control over the entire Middle-earth.
Sauron is depicted as a ruthless, power-hungry tyrant. He doesn’t hesitate to kill anyone who stands in his way, including women and children. Thanks to Ni, he quickly identifies people’s weaknesses, such as greed, and exploits them.
#6. Sharpay Evans (High School Musical)
Although Sharpay isn’t as unhealthy as some other characters on this list, she is still very aggressive, spoiled, and selfish. She’s used to getting what she wants, and you bet she won’t take “No” for an answer!
Given that she’s rather intimidating, it isn’t surprising that other students call her the “Ice Queen.” Still, like with most unhealthy ENTJ characters, her tough exterior is just a shield for her vulnerabilities.
#7. Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians)
As her name suggests, Cruella de Vil is a cruel woman. While many ENTJs have a great fashion sense and care about their appearance, Cruella places more importance on fashionable fur coats than on the lives of innocent puppies.
She’s a strategic businesswoman but, unfortunately, only uses her natural gifts to benefit herself. Simply put, when it comes to fulfilling her own goals and desires, her morality goes out the window.
#8. Francis J. Underwood (House of Cards)
Ambitious and cunning, Francis is a master of manipulation. Although he can appear charming, caring, and even kind, it’s only an image that he uses to make others trust him. In reality, he never discloses his true intentions, which catches people off guard.
In pursuit of his goals, nothing is off-limits to Frank—he even harms those who are closest to him. He deliberately ruins people’s careers and destroys their personal lives. If necessary, he can cold-heartedly kill people who get in his way.
#9. Niklaus Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries)
There’s no doubt that Klaus, the anti-hero of The Vampire Diaries, is an ENTJ. He pursues power, control, and the finer things in life. Once he sets his mind on something, he’ll do whatever it takes to achieve it—including putting others in danger.
Klaus also has the gift of perception, courtesy of his auxiliary introverted intuition (Ni). He effortlessly reads people, recognizes their true intentions, and identifies their potential, all of which enables him to use others for his personal gain.
#10. Hope Haddon (Sex Education)
As an unhealthy ENTJ, Hope Haddon doesn’t care what methods help her achieve her goals as long as they are effective.
Because of this, she presents herself as a progressive headmistress, even though later she promotes traditional values to help her achieve her long-term goal of “making the school a better place.” Eventually, her hypocrisy comes to light as she reveals her true, negative views on the LGBTQ+ community.
As you probably noticed, fictional ENTJ characters are complex—even healthy ones have their flaws. Interestingly, if you want to see a realistic depiction of this personality type, your best bet might be to watch cartoons featuring fictional ENTJs, such as BoJack Horseman or Adventure Time.
Truth be told, although healthy and mature fictional Commanders are the kind of people all of us should look up to, the unhealthy ones usually get more screen time, possibly because they’re just so fascinating! Besides, who can make a more convincing villain than a cold and calculated ENTJ?