So I am not at all surprised to learn that Virginia Postrel is a fellow ENTJ. In fact, I think that the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most robust model I’ve ever encountered in my life. I have found it useful for understanding relationships, family interactions, my teaching style, my career choices, and I’ve also found it informative as a tool for improving all of the above.
Interestingly, a lot (most, actually) of the women who are my friends are ENTJs. Some versions of the MBTI refer to ENTJs as “The Field Marshal”, which I think is a bit overstated, but still captures the essence of it. The link above does a nice job of summarizing, and a scary job of hitting the nail on the head regarding how I behave under stress! And most of my guy friends, including the Knowledge Spouse, are INTJs.