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ENTP Personality Type, Strengths & Weaknesses

Looking into the Extroverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiver (ENTP) Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), personality type, including how to spot them, and detailing their strengths and weaknesses.

ENTP Personality Type

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

They would suit jobs that involved 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 allowed them to use their intuition. They would also be attracted to jobs that included variety, and that allowed them to explore their creativity. 

With appearances they won’t be afraid of dressing in cloths 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.

Functions

  • Dominate – Intuition
  • Auxiliary – Thinking
  • Tertiary – Feeling
  • Inferior – Sensing

ENTP Strengths

Big Picture Thinkers

With dominate intuition they naturally see 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

They 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.

Out-Going

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

ENTP Weaknesses

None Practical

They are definitely not the most practical people in the world, they will likely struggle with certain practical/physical tasks.

Unobservant

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

Disagreeable

They’re likely to 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 may take things personally.