I am an ENTP (I)
Thursday, January 1, 2015
What the hell is ENTP? Well, open a new tab on your browser and google it. Today, I tried a personality test to determine my personality type and I am an ENTP with turbulent variant. Turbulent meant perfectionist, self-concious, success-driven and care about image. Well, that's describe me eventhough I feel that it just happen sometimes. Now, let me brief a little about personality type. It has 4 categories in which is divided into 4.
So my first test is ENTP in Analysts section. What is ENTP?
Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P) = ENTP
ENTPs direct their energy outward. They are assertive, talkative and gregarious. They are expressive and enthusiastic. ENTPs are energized by interaction. ENTPs are Intuitive. They are deeply imaginative and inventive. Their thought process is abstract and theoretical. ENTPs are complex and future-focused.
ENTPs are Thinkers that are objective and logical. They are impersonal, rational and thick-skinned. They make decisions with their head and are driven by logic. ENTPs are flexible and often carefree. They like to keep their options open. They are spontaneous and comfortable with change.
The ENTP personality type is the ultimate devil's advocate, thriving on the process of shredding arguments and beliefs and letting the ribbons drift in the wind for all to see. Unlike their more determined Judging (J) counterparts, ENTPs don't do this because they are trying to achieve some deeper purpose or strategic goal, but for the simple reason that it's fun. No one loves the process of mental sparring more than ENTPs, as it gives them a chance to exercise their effortlessly quick wit, broad accumulated knowledge base, and capacity for connecting disparate ideas to prove their points.
An odd juxtaposition arises with ENTPs, as they are uncompromisingly honest, but will argue tirelessly for something they don't actually believe in, stepping into another's shoes to argue a truth from another perspective.
Describing an ENTP
ENTPs can often be described using these words.
- Non- conforming
ENTP Career Matches
The following careers are possible matches for individuals with the ENTP personality.
- Computer Analyst
- Computer Programmer
- Systems Analyst
- Sales Agent
ENTPs and Learning / School
ENTPs learn by getting involved. They often dislike lectures, routine and details. They go from one interest to another and need the freedom to explore all of them. They are interested in arguments, challenges and projects that can be used and marketed. They learn by arguing and challenging.
(note: I disagree with this part. I'm a keen learner.)
ENTP Strengths and Weaknesses
There are strength and weaknesses that ENTPs are more likely to possess than others.
Typical ENTP Strengths
- Driven to self-improvement
- Excellent communicator
- Great at generating ideas
- Charming, popular and enthusiastic
- Laid back and flexible
- Quick thinker
- Excellent brainstormer
Possible ENTP Weaknesses
- Poor follow-up skills
- Gets bored in relationships
- Risk taker with money
- Can find it difficult to focus
- Dislike practical matters
The following famous people and fictional characters can be classified as ENTPs with reasonable accuracy.
Famous ENTP People
- Alexander the GreatKing, Military Commander
- Sir Walter RaleighWriter, Poet, Explorer
- Walt DisneyFilmmaker, Entrepreneur
- Richard FeynmanPhysicist
- Nikola TeslaInventor, Physicist, Engineer
- John AdamsAmerican President
- James A. GarfieldAmerican President
- Rutherford B. HayesAmerican President
- Theodore RooseveltAmerican President
- Thomas EdisonInventor
- Julia ChildChef, Author
- George CarlinComedian, Actor, Author
- John CandyComedian, Actor
- Weird Al YankovicMusician
- Marilyn Vos SavantAuthor, Lecturer
- Alfred HitchcockFilmmaker (The Birds)
- Tom HanksActor
- David SpadeActor, Comedian
- Celine DionSinger
- Matthew PerryActor (Friends)
- Rodney DangerfieldComedian, Actor
- Lewis CarrollAuthor (Alice in Wonderland)
Fictional ENTP Characters
- MercutioRomeo and Juliet
- Emmett "Doc" BrownBack to the Future
- QJames Bond
- Cosmo KramerSeinfeld
- Bugs BunnyLooney Tunes
- Shirley FeeneyLaverne & Shirley
- Polly PrinceAlong Came Polly
- Gilbert BlytheAnne of Green Gables
- EdCowboy Bebop
- Wile E. CoyoteRoad Runner (Looney Tunes)
- Tom SawyerThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- QStar Trek: The Next Generation
ENTP IN THE WORKPLACE
(note: this section will help you how I work, perhaps. If it is wrong, well, I'm sorry.)
ENTP COLLEAGUESIt is as colleagues that ENTPs prove most polarizing, as their passions for brainstorming, debate and over-analysis drive more practical, task-oriented colleagues crazy, but serve as stimulating inspiration for those who appreciate the innovation ENTPs bring. Nothing bothers people with the ENTP personality type more than getting out of a meeting where everyone agreed with the first plan presented, only to hear everyone complain about how stupid the plan was ten minutes later - but they "didn't want to make waves". ENTPs strive for honest, direct and objective assessments of these ideas, so much so that they often earn reputations for their insensitivity and condescension.
Luckily ENTPs know how to relax too, and their witty wordplay, healthy sense of humor and outgoing nature win new friends quickly and easily. Always willing to draw on their repository of knowledge, conversations with ENTP personalities are informative and entertaining, which makes it easy for them to be the go-to person for tough problems that stump more rote approaches. Peer-to-peer relationships with ENTPs aren't always easy, but it's tough to argue that they don't work.
ENTP MANAGERSWhile not always their goal, management is often where ENTPs are most at home, allowing them the freedom to fiddle with different approaches and come up with innovative ways to tackle new challenges without having to handle the tedious step-by-step implementation of these plans. ENTPs are open-minded and flexible managers, not just granting but also expecting the same freedom of thought that they themselves enjoy. This can lead to disorder, conflicting ideas and approaches being put forward, but ENTPs are also great at accurately and objectively assessing which plan is likely to be most effective.
This doesn't always make friends, but being liked is less ENTPs' goal than being respected and seen as intelligent and capable. And liked or no, people with this personality type hold firm ground in rational debates, making them fearsome advocates for their teams. The challenge for ENTPs is focus, as they may find themselves jumping from project to project in a quest for challenge and excitement before their teams are able to wrap up the details of their existing goals and obligations.
In conclusion, ENTP Originators see life as a puzzle or a chess board where they need to make all the pieces fit together. They are deeply curious, inventive and enthusiastic. Their greatest contribution is their ability to pursue and succeed at any risk-taking venture.
p/s: This is a test. It might varied through multiple test you done in time. As for me, I am an ENTP this time, I might be other next time. I will post other traits when I get another, okay?
Credits: 16personalities (try a test here)