Hello there stranger!
I’m here with a new post dealing with one of the most controversial Myers-Briggs personality types: ENTPs.
What is this “Myers-Briggs personality”, you ask?
“The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.”
ENTP (By functions; Extroverted Intuition, Introverted Thinking, Extroverted Feeling and Introverted Sensing)
Here is the link to the typology test.
Check out the type of personality you are and the kind of careers that will benefit you.
Do keep in mind though, that this is pseudo-science.
“When Carl Jung wrote about the cognitive functions, he did not have the technological resources we have today to study parts of the brain, so he relied largely on anecdotal evidence from interactions with people. Now, neuroscience has evolved to the point where we can pinpoint certain aspects of the brain that are responsible for personality and behavior. This has allowed people like Jonathan Niednagel and Lenore Thomson to expand upon Jung’s original theories and give an added dimension to personality typing. However, science hasn’t proven everything, and a lot of the theories surrounding MBTI are still not evidence-based as of yet.”
I’ve come across several articles relating to ENTPs but none of them fully justify their real nature perfectly. Actually, i’m always a bit annoyed that INTPs and INTJs steal the lime light and dominate most social networking and recreational sites. But this is simply my biased opinion.
To understand this type more, I’ve tried writing some points relating to ENTPs.
Here are the first ten points you should know about an ENTP=
Never( and i strongly mean it!) tell an ENTP that he is all words and no action. You’ll be surprised how badly he will prove you wrong. ENTPs love challenge and proving people wrong. They like controversies and conflicts. They crave for the competition! When you tell him he is no good, you are actually igniting his inner fire to get up and do it.
ENTPs are rebels by nature. They don’t work under people, people work under them. Their sense of individuality and ego is so powerful that they rarely approach people for help. They believe they can do things themselves but sometimes they don’t realize that it is necessary to take the help of people. Not everybody is perfect and flaws are easily detected and rectified by people who know more than you is something they do not understand.
I wouldn’t say ENTPs are arrogant. Rather, they are in a constant state of self doubt. It is this self doubt that wants encouragement that they can improve and be better. Being stubborn, their improvement is hard to grow.
Never tell an ENTP that he is immature when he is acting silly; and never tell him that he is too mature when he is acting all saint-like. Remember, ENTPs show several faces but none of them are absolute. They change, they alter, they improve, they degrade. If you love him or know him, you will never pin him down to a particular fact. Love him for the way he is, however mature or immature.
If you can’t reason, don’t talk. ENTPs live for reason. They don’t believe in fairy tales, ghost stories or your lies. He can see right through you and act the fool all along. So, never judge him. He is smarter than you think.
ENTPs are illogical optimists, half suicidal pessimists, rational realists, loyal idealists and hopeless opportunists! They are made of everything; sugar, spice and everything nice! It’s both fun and painful to get to know them.
Yes, they have got that “mad scientist” light to their eyes and that’s because they are awfully eccentric. Somethings, however, that becomes an issue when interacting with people. They behave weirdly which scares away most.They don’t know how to calm their senses when they have an idea zooming through their brain or act fake when the occasion calls for it. They are real and that, i guess, is the problem with this pretentious world.
ENTPs are overwhelmed with options (in a good, highly interested way) and feel stifled without any. If you want a happy ENTP, give him options but not too many. Options will make him multi-task and finish nothing but just the right amount will keep him interested and consistent. He is a scatterbrain but is capable of a lot if only you know how to make him work.
Do not command an ENTP. You can never expect him to work if you do. In fact, you will quickly become his enemy if you keep loading work on him and command him around. If you want him to do something, offer it as a suggestion and then sleep on it. Let him make his own mind and decide himself. Let him think he has power over the work you have offered. You will discover, he will do it.
ENTPs love to lead people and organize. They enjoy the progress and the completion of a task. But if a work remains stagnant for an appreciatively long interval of time,they become dispassionate. They can identify the areas of capability of a person and make them work effectively.