ENTP Personality Type, Strengths & Weaknesses

Looking into the Extroverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiver, ENTP personality type, part of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Including how to spot them, suitable career paths, detailing their strengths and weaknesses. Also, listing famous celebrities and fictional ENTP characters.

ENTP Personality Type

The ENTP personality is a rare type, outgoing and talkative, and they’re highly in tune with their intuition. This can make them seem somewhat eccentric; they may say and do things which don’t make sense to many people. Some people may get frustrated when talking with an ENTP, due to their often non-linear, non-practical ways and thinking. With this said, they do have a good ability to think logically with a good degree of objectivity.

With appearances, they won’t be afraid of dressing in clothes that may gain attention, so perhaps bright and lighter colours. They’re likely to wear things that are unique or unconventional. They will also often use unique words in their language, and generally utilize a large vocabulary.

ENTP Personality Type Careers

They would suit careers or jobs that involve a good amount of social interaction, so sales roles are a possibility, especially if what they are selling is something unique or unconventional. Their extroverted intuitive side may draw them to roles related to gambling, or some role that allows them to use their intuition. They would also be attracted to jobs that included variety, and that allowed them to explore their creativity. Example careers: graphic or motion designer, engineer, fashion or interior designer, software developer, musician, actor, photographer, translator, psychologist, and astronomer.

ENTP Personality Functions

  • Dominant – Intuition (Ne)
  • Auxiliary – Thinking (Ti)
  • Tertiary – Feeling (Fe)
  • Inferior – Sensing (Si)
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ENTP Personality Type Strengths

Big Picture Thinkers

With dominant intuition, the ENTP naturally sees the big picture, making connections, seeing patterns naturally that others would not see. This can give them a great ability to make predictions with some degree of accuracy.   

Flexible Minds

ENTPs dislike traditions, which they find restricting. Their minds are good at adjusting to changing environments, they often seek out change which they find stimulating.

Unique & Creative

They like to be different. This encourages creativity, so they can discover ways in which they can be different. This desire for uniqueness is always encouraging their creative minds.


They are naturally out-going and talkative. They will often be the one to engage in small talk, and able to build a rapport with others naturally and quickly.

ENTP Personality Type Weaknesses

None Practical

The ENTP personality is definitely not the most practical type in the world, they will likely struggle with certain practical or physical tasks.


They don’t naturally pay attention to their surroundings. They will miss simple details that others will notice and remember.


The ENTP personality is likely to strongly and vocally disagree with others when they believe they’re in the right. When they do disagree with someone, or with an idea, they’ll probably be direct and blunt about it, possibly causing frictions within a group. 

Emotionally Volatile

They can struggle with emotions when they’re stressed or under pressure. They are prone to suffering with self-consciousness, anxiety, and they may take things personally.

ENTP Famous & Fictional Characters

  • Socrates
  • Mark Twain
  • Adam Savage
  • Robert Downey Jr
  • Thomas Edison
  • Celine Dion
  • Bruce Lee
  • Dr. Emmett Brown (Back to the Future)
  • Tony Stark (Iron Man)
  • Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • The Joker
  • Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • Jimmy McGill (Breaking Bad)
  • Chandler Bing (Friends)
  • Wade Wilson (Deadpool)