In this brief guide, ENTP will be discussed in detail, along with MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) personality test, ENTP characteristics, strengths/weaknesses, career options for ENTP and famous personalities with ENTP.

 ENTP is part of 16 personality types given by Myer Briggs, these personality types can be assessed over here. The test of personality given by Myers Briggs is MBTI, which has four main domains of personality. These four domains have opposing trait on the end of each continuum, which constitutes 16 personality types.

 ENTP is the personality type, in which the person feels more energized when in social gatherings and gets more unique ideas, as well as they are flexible and easygoing while keeping themselves logical in their thinking and decision making.

 To get to know ENTP personality type in details, it is necessary to know the origin of ENTP, how it is assessed and what are the other types of personality.

What to expect in  MBTI personality test?

In MBTI personality test which is based on the psychological assessment, helps the person to decide which career option is best for them. The personality test is based on the four core idea and the psychological dimensions introduced by Briggs. You can also get to know which professions are best for you on the basis of scores you got from here (Myers Briggs types).

This consists of 16 personality types and four core domains of personality which lie on the continuum at one side of the continuum is the dimension opposite to the other side of the continuum. Such as, if Extroversion, which means a person likes to be outgoing and enjoy social gatherings have Introversion at the other side of the continuum. Either the person lies on one side or the other, which means that anyone domain will be dominant than the other. According to these scores, the personality types will be extracted, which helps in understanding one’s own personality and preferences in personal and professional lives.

In the age of advancement, people are unable to decide which profession to choose, because there are a number of options available out there and deciding any one profession requires clear thinking. People get confused when they try to subjectively assess themselves and gets biased results. MBTI personality test will solve the problem for you and it will be a matter of a few minutes that you will get the accurate results.

 

History of MBTI

Katherine Briggs was fascinated and impressed by the work of Carl Jung and his theory regarding personality types. She came up with the idea to simplify the complexity of the theory and to make use of the significant contribution of Jung to make it understandable for the layman. This motivation helped her, and she simplified his theory and adapted it into MBTI. She was enthusiastic about the idea that the regular person must be able to assess his own self.

After the death of Katherine, her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers continued to work on her mother’s passion and became interested in the work. In the times of WWII, she finally used the theory and developed the MBTI assessment to categorize people into 16 different personality domains.

Core of MBTI (Myers Briggs Personality Theory)

The theory describes four core domains which lies on a continuum where one domain is opposing to the other side of the domain. This is also known as dichotomous domains. The initial domains are based on the writings of Jung, while the last domain was added by Katherine Briggs.

  1. Extraversion vs Introversion
  2. Sensing vs Intuition
  3. Thinking vs Feeling
  4. Judging vs Perceiving

Let’s cover these four core domains in detail:

1.   Extraversion vs Introversion

This says that the person high on extraversion likes to join people and participate in gatherings. As well as he feels recharged in the presence of others around. While the introvert tries to keep to himself and spend alone time, as well as they are quite reflective throughout the day.

2.   Sensing vs Intuition

Some people collect the information from the environment directly by their enhanced use of sensation. They use their five senses to make sense of the world. While the intuitive is more imaginative, dreamy, and innovative about the surroundings and what they mean.

3.   Thinking vs Feeling

If you consider yourself a thinker, then you must be considering the logic behind everything and go for the right solution. While feelers use their hearts more than their heads. The person high on feelings understands the situations on the basis of emotions, and consider others.

4.   Judging vs Perceiving

If you have seen someone organized, structured, following schedules then you already have came across the person dominant on judging. Whereas the person high on perceiving, they consider things as open, flexible and easy-going.

MBTI says that you are either on one side of the continuum or the other. Ones you will be tested on MBTI, your scores will give you your four preferences using four initial letters, such as “INFJ”, which shows Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, and Judging as dominant types.

16 Myers and Briggs Personality Types

As discussed before, the MBTI gives 16 personality domains, based on four domains of personality. These four domains combine in 16 different ways and describe the type of personality according to their preference. Someone more on judging is more organized, and plan ahead and maybe not comfortable with being spontaneous. There is a good piece of writing which extends the learning.

 MBTI talks about the interaction of four core domains between then, which gives an extended version of one’s personality. This understanding regarding oneself is fruitful in a way of deciding the career, and right profession. The person gets to know the flavours of his personality.

 Whereas there are a lot of other tools available for the personality assessment, such as enneagram, and Big Five, but they just give a brief idea about personality.

Following are 16 MBTI domains, for details please follow the links below:

  1. ENTJ (Extrovert, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging)
  2. INTJ (Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging)
  3. ENTP (Extrovert, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving)
  4. INTP (Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving)
  5. ENFJ (Extrovert, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging)
  6. INFJ (Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging)
  7. ENFP (Extrovert, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving)
  8. INFP (Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving)
  9. ESTJ (Extrovert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)
  10. ISTJ (Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)
  11. ESFJ (Extrovert, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)
  12. ISFJ (Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)
  13. ESTP (Extrovert, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)
  14. ISTP (Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)
  15. ESFP (Extrovert, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)
  16. ISFP (Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)
  1. ENTJ: This type shows the capabilities of being a passionate, energetic, logical commander
  2. INTJ: This type shows the innovation, and logical thinking to keep things in structure while keeping the focus to oneself.
  3. ENTP: They are innovators and comes up with unique solutions to the hurdles.
  4. INTP: This type of personality can be more logical and innovative and creative in their solutions.
  5. ENFJ: More inclined towards humanity and keeps up the value system, while keeping themselves organized.
  6. INFJ: They are more organized in their thinking patterns as well as creative and achieve well when being alone.
  7. ENFP: They feel more energized when surrounded by others, stay in in touch with the feelings of others around, and are flexible in their planning.
  8. INFP: These personalities are driven by values and beliefs.
  9. ESTJ: They are passionate and hard-working, they make sure to get the results.
  10. ISTJ: They are organized, responsible and are fixer of catastrophes.
  11. ESFJ: They consider the feelings of others and try to fulfil their responsibilities.
  12. ISFJ: These are the ones, consider taking care of others around and follow the tradition and prove loyalties.
  13. ESTP:  They are energetic and make sure to get the results they desire.
  14. ISTP: They are good at solving the problems and practical in their approach.
  15. ESFP: They are good to have in the surroundings to keep people energetic and entertained, they love life.
  16. ISFP: They are the ones who enjoy being in the moment with them and are passionate.

Characteristics of ENTP Personality:

They are philosophical, logical and most rational beings around, they strive for uniqueness and are good in creativity and innovation. They are more focused on the new findings and keep analyzing the phenomenon to simplify the complexity of the natural world as well.

They prefer to be with others and enjoy discussing their innovative ideas, they observe deeply and tries to make connections and seek understanding.

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Strength and Weaknesses:

As we discussed before, no personality type is perfect each personality type has some strengths and weaknesses.

 Strengths:

ENTP is knowledgable, they are good debaters and utilize their breadth of knowledge about facts in their discussions. They are dedicated to their studies, and their discussions are fascinating to others.

ENTP is quick thinker they are flexible in their thinking patterns and can easily take a shift in their conversations and debates. They can shift and through new innovative ideas without much effort.

ENTP are original, in their approach, and use their creativity along with intensive knowledge in solving systematic problems.

ENTP is good in brainstorming, and they can easily combine knowledge with originality and are irreplaceable for innovative ideas. 

ENTP is more energetic, being around them gives others energy as well as they regain the energy by passionately putting their efforts in solving problems.

ENTP is charismatic, they can easily influence others around them.

Weaknesses:

ENTP is argumentative, having vast knowledge makes them stick to the beliefs they have, and sometimes it causes discomfort in others. It makes others feel as they are not heard.

ENTP is insensitive they are rational and sometimes they easily ignore the feelings of others.

ENTP is intolerant, to the slightest criticism and things going against their ways. 

Career for ENTP Personality

ENTP is good in persuing the following careers:

Engineers

Operational Managers

Relationship Managers

Public Relations Specialist

Training Manager

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Famous Personalities with ENTP

The few most famous personalities identified as ENTP are:

Tesla

Walt Disney

Celine Dion

Tom Hanks

ENTP is the one type of 16 personalities given by MBTI. The test was introduced by Briggs and assess the dominant part of person’s personality. ENTP is more focused on their ideas and knowledge about the facts. They are less flexible and gets stick to their ideas and ideals. The person with ENTP personality can do well in the professions of teaching, law, psychiatry, engineering and a few others. 

Frequently Asked Questions for ENTP

What is Entp personality?

ENTP personality is extroversion, intuitive, thinking, and perceiving. ENTP is part of 16 personalities given in MBTI.

Are Entp rare?

ENTP is quite rare and only 2-5% of the population have ENTP personality. 

Who are Entp compatible with?

ENTP is compatible with the well-developed personalities of introvert personality type. ENTP are best compatible with INFJ or INTJ.

Is Entp a good personality type?

ENTP is good personality type as no one personality type is perfect and the weakness of one personality type are filled by another personality type. ENTP is not interested in following routines, staying considerate of others feelings as well as are free-spirited. 

Please feel free to ask questions and give your comments and suggestions in the comments section below.

References

16 Personalities

 Truity

Free Personality Test

 Katherine and Isabel: Mother’s Light, Daughter’s Journey

Recommended Books

Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type – The original book behind the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test

ENTP: Understand And Break Free From Your Own Limitations

ENTP: 33 Secrets From The Life of an ENTP

The True ENTP (The True Guides to the Personality Types)

What’s Your Type?: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

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