ENTP

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Extroverted

Introverted

STRENGTHS

Known as The Debater or Intellectual, ENTPs are:

  • Imaginative - they like to take on difficult or "impossible" challenges.

  • Prospecting - they have an entrepreneurial spirit, always prospecting new ideas.

  • Prototyping - they like to build prototypes to make products and systems more efficient.

  • Curious - they continuously probe for new ideas and possibilities.

  • Pragmatic - they are always seeking new and better ways to do things.

  • Open-Minded -  they are collaborative and open to discussing new approaches to solve problems. 

WEAKNESSES

Some ENTPs can also be:

  • Argumentative

  • Insensitive

  • Intolerant

  • Unemotional

  • Ill-focused

  • Prone to boredom

Under stress, may take on too many projects, drive themselves to exhaustion.

IN THE WORKPLACE

How ENTPs typically operate in the workplace:

  • As Subordinates -they are comfortable challenging their managers’ ideas and have a strong (and well-expressed) dislike for restrictive rules and guidelines.

  • As Colleagues - they are passionate about brainstorming, debating and analyzing more practical approaches with their colleagues.

  • As Managers - they enjoy coming up with innovative ways to tackle new challenges without having to handle the tedious step-by-step implementation of these plans.

OTHERS

Other well-known ENTPs include:

  • Sally Ride

  • Thomas Edison

  • Arianna Huffington

  • Walt Disney

  • Sarah Silverman

  • Mark Twain

  • Celine Dion

  • Nicola Tesla