Bill Gates, co-founder, pretty much the face of Microsoft. Software developer, billionaire and in his later years, philanthropist which I think are all key in typing Bill Gates. At the time of this post, Bill and Melinda Gates have decided to break up and throw in the the towel, who knows why really. We’ve got more important matters at hand, like figuring out whether Bill Gates is an ENTJ, INTP and I even considered the possibility of the ESTJ (I know that’s a stretch, but worth a chance in our analysis). Let’s take a dive, shall we.
This post has been in draft mode for months now because of the reasons stated above, I as well as the MBTI community are torn with Bill’s function stack. Very strong cases for INTP and ENTJ especially, as these two types are each other’s nemesis – mirrors of each other when we dive into the unconscious.
I’m finally ready to publish this post now that I’ve narrowed Bill Gates’ personality type as the ENTJ. Not the INTP nor the ESTJ. The only reason why I threw ESTJ in there was mainly in part of the ESTJ’s (and ENTJ’s) bossy nature, and sometimes that’s a good thing especially when things need to get done, and todo lists are quite common with ENTJ’s and ESTJ’s – mainly because they share the same Te (Extraverted Thinking) hero. The commander type trait can be enterprising though, it’s just that Bill is future facing with his communication style, Ni (Introverted Intuition Parent). Not so much in reference points (Si in ESTJ). Take a look at this old clip(s).
Yeah, there’s even a clip of Bill Gates playfully jumping over an office chair. Child Se (Extraverted Sensing) much?
Angry Bill Gates…
From examining these clips and many more – I see Te (Extraverted Thinking) hero and Ni (Introverted Intuition) parent taking the limelight. Se (Extraverted Sensing) child mentioned earlier comes out every now and then, like jumping over an office chair.
Where’s the Fi though (introverted feeling), you know, the moral compass? On Bill’s stack, it sits last and so it doesn’t really manifest itself till later in life. And generally for ENTJ’s (and for all other function stacks), the last function (Fi for ENTJ’s) is usually underdeveloped or suppressed in favor of the dominant function (Te for ENTJ’s). For Bill though, Fi does finally show its face by way of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Fi comes in the form of philanthropy for Bill Gates, the ENTJ.
I think some of you may still think Bill Gates to be an INTP, maybe its his interest in computers or the large nerdy glasses – the common INTP stereotype. Make no mistake, if the ENTJ is driven strongly by their own intuitions about the future and their taking part in constructing it – they possess the willpower to see it through. If the ENTJ can keep Ni (Introverted Intuition) and Fi (Introverted Intuition) in check, it can give Te (Extraverted Thinking) and Se (Extraverted Sensing) its optimal role in the stack. I think Bill has managed that fairly well.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
Often you just have to rely on your intuition.Bill Gates