Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ’crack-pot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost. – Thomas J. Watson
If you haven’t taken the Myers-Briggs personality test ever, then I must tell you that the test offers rating scale questions, with the scale ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree.
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When you answer all the questions, you are given your result, which can be any one of these 16 categories:
Category 1: Analysts
– INTJ (The Architect)
– INTP (The Logician)
– ENTJ (The Commander
-ENTP (The Debater)
Category 2: Diplomats
-INFJ (The Advocate)
-INFP (The Mediator)
-ENFJ (The Protagonist)
-ENFP (The Campaigner)
Category 3: Sentinels
–ISTJ (The Logician)
-ISFJ (The Defender)
-ESTJ (The Executive)
-ESFJ (The Consul)
Category 4: Explorers
-ISTP (The Virtuoso)
-ISFP (The Adventurer)
-ESTP (The Entrepreneur)
-ESFP (The Entertainer)
After taking the test, if you realized that ENTP is your personality type, then you have found your way to the right article to know more about your personality traits.
ENTP stands for
- Extroverted (E): People with this personality type enjoy spending time with other people. They have strong verbal skills and interacting with others helps them feel energized.
- Intuitive (N): ENTP prefer to think about the future rather than focus on the here-and-now. They usually find abstract and theoretical information more interesting that concrete details.
- Thinking (T):How you make decisions. ENTPs make decisions based on logic and objective data rather than personal feelings.
- Perceiving (P): ENTPs tend to reserve judgment. Instead of making a decision or committing to a course of action, they would prefer to wait and see what happens.
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Common ENTP traits include,
- Very creative; full of ideas
- Excellent conversationalist
- Enjoys debating topics with other people
- Places a great deal of emphasis on knowledge
- Dislike schedules and routines
- Good at leading others
- Does not like to be controlled
- Very logical
According to an ENTP, nothing is impossible.
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” –Muhammad Ali
Based on analysis of their lives and works, some researchers including Keirsey have suggested that the following famous individuals exhibit ENTP personality traits:
- Thomas Edison, inventor
- John Adams, U.S. president
- Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. president
- Alexander the Great, king and military leader
- Lewis Carroll, author
- Julia Child, cook
- Alfred Hitchcock, director
- Walt Disney, filmmaker
- Tom Hands, actor
Some famous fictional characters that exhibit ENTP characteristics include:
- Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean
- Jim Halpert, The Office
- Irene Adler, Sherlock Holmes Series
- The Joker, The Batman Series
- Bugs Bunny, cartoon character
- Garfield, comic strip character
- Shirley Feeney, television character, Laverne and Shirley
- Mercutio, Shakespearean character, Romeo and Juliet
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How ENTPs behave in a relationship
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“To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive – to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfillment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before.” – Rollo May
ENTPs are innovators. They are always bustling with ideas, and this applies to their romantic relationships too, in case you were wondering. For people who exhibit ENTP personality traits what is important is to constantly grow; their motto, by the way, is if you are not learning, you are not living.
While this trait of ENTPs is what attracts potential partners, it is very overwhelming to keep up with. ENTPs can only be compatible with people who share a deep passion for intellectual exploration.
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Another thing you can expect of an ENTP is their spontaneity. These folks are open-minded and know how to have fun. Their enthusiasm for life and craving for creativity is infectious. They, therefore, look for partners who are also up for a new idea or a new way of doing even the most boring of things to spice up life.
“Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course. Piracy, for example, is a tradition that has been carried on for hundreds of years, but that doesn’t mean we should all attack ships and steal their gold.” –Lemony Snicket
This very trait could also translate into an ENTP being over-demanding of their partner. You can expect to not have a single minute to breathe or relax. So, an ENTPs vigor while initially attractive, can become a relationship issue later.
Again, if you reflect the same relentless enthusiasm and love for everything in life, then you could forge with your ENTP a relationship that stands the test of time.
An ENTP’s goal in any relationship, personal or professional or romantic, is growth and improvement. You will find them constantly motivating their partner to be a better version of themselves, while working on their own personalities too. According to an ENTP, the entire purpose behind two people coming together and being in a relationship is to improve themselves.
Sexually, an ENTP will never be boring. They love trying out things they have not tried before. They are open to new ideas or the fantasies of their partners. They are more spontaneous than romantic and expect the same from their partners.
How compatible are ENTPs with other personality types?
The personality types with which people with ENTP personality traits are likely to share their interests, and have a similar approach toward life are,
- INTP, The Architect
- ENTJ, The Commander
- ENFP, The Champion
If you belong to any of the aforementioned personality traits, then you are likely to form a very good bond with an ENTP because you both are very similar to each other.
The following personality traits have striking similarities with ENTPs; however, they have some key differences that make them seem intriguing and interesting:
- INTJ, The Mastermind
- INFP, The Healer
- ESTP, The Dynamo
- ENFJ, The Teacher
ENTPs are likely to get attracted to the aforementioned personality types. The relationship between ENTPs and the above will have a good balance of shared aims; the differences will challenge them to be more understanding and accommodating.
ENTPs may not feel attracted immediately to the following personality types; however, if they give the friendship time, it could evolve into a relationship, and that too a strong one:
- ISTP, The Craftsman
- INFJ, The Counselor
- ESTJ, The Supervisor
- ESFP, The Performer
When the ENTPs and the aforementioned spend more time with each other, they realize that they have more things in common, that too, important things. They will teach each other, inspire each other, and help each other grow.
The personality types that have the greatest potential to have a clash with ENTPs are,
- ISTJ, The Inspector
- ISFP, The Composer
- ISFJ, The Protector
- ESFJ, The Provider
The aforementioned personality types have frequent conflicts with ENTPs, but this is not necessarily a bad thing; it can also mean a great opportunity for growth. ESTPs and the above have very different core values; they are motivated by different things. An ENTP’s strength is the above mentioned personality types’ weakness, and vice-versa. Therefore, this is a chance for both the parties to learn from each other.
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That is a wrap on what makes the people who exhibit ENTP personality characteristics the best in the dating world.
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