35 Points about ENTP – Portrait and Description

35 Points Concerning the ENTP Personality Type
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  1. All ETP types emphasize the value of personal freedom, and ENTPs are inclined to draw from their tertiary function, Extraverted Feeling, to disarm people before they’re able to exert control.
  2. Introverted Thinking gives ENTPs a sense of the ties that bind in the complex weave of life relationships.
  3. The full maturation of an ENTP usually depends on the type’s willingness to use Introverted Thinking for perspective on—as well as support for—the aims of dominant Intuition.
  4. ENTPs are aggressive, expansive, and opportunistic in the best sense of the word.
  5. For this reason, others can experience the ENTP as alternately seductive, impatient, and indifferent, and such types are not above intimidating; people with the mercurial nature of their mind.
  6. A self-disciplined ENTP is extremely attractive to others, because people sense the kind of power that has been harnessed to the task.
  7. ENTPs need to turn deliberately to their secondary function (Ti) in order to realize their full potential.
  8. ENTPs don’t always recognize their responsibility to the situations they’ve created and to the people who care about them.
  9. The thrill of being tested beyond their own resources is so pleasurable to ENTPs that they may take unnecessary chances simply for the opportunity to improvise and beat the odds.
  10. ENTPs may extend i beyond their own lifetime to change the way we understand reality.
  11. Introverted Sensation (Si) is the ENTP’s inferior function, and the type’s behaviors generally bear this out.
  12. When combined with Extraverted Intuition, Introverted Thinking can be highly cerebral, and it usually involves a complex imaginary pattern of relationships.
  13. ENTPs may be somewhat deficient in the Feeling and Sensate aspects of life.
  14. ENTPs are easily bored, and their attention span can be ruthlessly short.
  15. An ENTP salesperson might pull together a host of small details and recognize in one mental image how a customer is likely to respond to a product.
  16. ENTPs are not necessarily aware of others’ needs or weaknesses.
  17. ENTPs want the freedom to change their direction at any given moment.
  18. This may not be apparent right away, because ENTPs can relate with great charm in the pursuit of a goal that interests them.
  19. Extreme types can seem downright hypomanic or anti-social (research courtesy of CelebrityTypes.com) —unable to contain their own energy, intolerant, impulsive, full of passionate conviction, certain that ordinary rules don’t apply to their own behaviors.
  20. Once engaged, ENTPs are completely invested in their work— eating, sleeping, and dreaming their particular vision.
  21. ENTPs assume that everyone is as strong and self-assertive as they are and as capable of defending their own interests.
  22. ENTPs take chances by being mavericks.
  23. The ENTP’s disinterest in n hierarchy and ad displays of status can result in a disarmingly direct and unpretentious style of relating.
  24. A shipping clerk who had been talking to a famous ENTP scientist in the hall of a major research center was amazed to find out who his conversational partner had been. He didn’t speak like he was important at all!
  25. ENTPs can easily forget about their physical needs.
  26. In their self-motivation and hunger for experience, ENTPs are not unlike the ESTPs.
  27. ENTP politicians generally outline “wholistic” plans that paradoxically promise more localized control.
  28. They have real vitality, enjoy life, like to laugh, and relish socialization hat involves a freewheeling exchange of views and ideas.
  29. Like all Intuitives, they can be playful, but their sense of play is generally confrontational, and they may have a tendency to “test” people with a barrage of puns or bantering remarks.
  30. Unless they are discovering something new, pursuing a hunch, or acquiring another angle on a persistent question, they are likely to be restless and agitated.
  31. It tempers the type’s need to resist control by disarming others with charm and one-upmanship.
  32. It’s a rare ENTP who hasn’t thrown out the baby with the bath-water somewhere along the line.
  33. An ENTP’s curiosity, drive, and force of will are highly charismatic.
  34. They may feel manipulated and exploited by people who need too much from them.
  35. They recognize themselves as part of an ongoing process, and they keep adjusting their behaviors in terms of the whole picture.