ENTP Personality Types In-Depth
Each letter in the personality type code - E, N, T, and P - describes a preference for a way of thinking or behaving. There are eight styles and you use all of them, but ENTPs prefer:
- Extraversion (interacting with people) more than Introversion (thinking things through)
- iNtuition (perceiving new possibilities) more than Sensing (perceiving tangible facts)
- Thinking (making decisions using objective logic) more than Feeling (making decisions using subjective values)
- Perception (a flexible lifestyle) more than Judgement (an organised lifestyle)
If your closest personality type is ENTP then you are someone who challenges the status quo, seeking to uncover the hidden potential or new possibilities in different situations. You start projects and introduce change on an experimental basis, not knowing fully what is going to happen, but in the expectation that it will lead to an improvement. You enjoy the challenge of doing something that has not been done before and seems impossible.
Stereotypes and Individuality
The original author of personality type theory - Carl Gustav Jung - said that everyone is individual and unique. The personality types are not strict classifications, but stereotypes that are akin to landmarks on a map. Just as a few landmarks can help you find many unique locations, so too the personality stereotypes can help you understand your unique personality.
Next: ENTP's Mental Functions
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