Despite being extroverted which would seemingly make them easy to get to know, in reality ENTP’s are difficult to get to know for their personality structure is characteristically complex and, at times, even hidden from view. This may be a hiding skill that was developed when young. Being of abstract thought (only 15% of the population) they were surrounded by other children who thought differently (had more concrete thought - 85% of the population) than the ENTP did, the ENTP feels isolated from their young companions. However, they also have a need to be extroverted, to be around other people. This places the ENTP youth in a difficult paradoxical position, on one hand, the need to find others with rare abstract thought versus the need to socialize with the available people. Thus they have the skill where they appear to be easy to get to know, but in reality, they hide their more complex, abstract, characteristics and reveal them only to their most trusted relationships.http://www.davidmarkley.com/personality/entp.htm (via sassily-lackadaisical)
Using a very long time explaining someone a concept in the most simple way you can, and finding out afterwards that they didn’t understand anything of what you just told them.
Like when I tried to explain the cloud to my dad and he thought I was talking about a physical cloud.
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these are just some common stuff i’ve noticed. if some of these apply to you, then you probably are an ENTP.
(the tests ARE bullshit mostly because they refer to the stereotypes, aka the underdeveloped types)
If you’re still unsure, I suggest looking at this page here and deciding which functions you use most!
Also it’s ok if you question yourself! Just because you share the same MBTI type with someone, doesn’t mean you two share the exact same characteristics. Everyone is different. All of those above do not have to apply to every ENTP ever, though ENTPs probably relate to most.
For example, I do not like debating too much. I think the reason why ENTPs are said to LOVE debate, is because they actually love “rocking the boat” more than the actual debate itself (just a guess). We get a kick out of chaos, dysfunction, or any disturbance. Anything interesting that takes away from normal, boring, everyday life. But as my Fe started to develop, I realized that the world already fucks itself over enough. Why try to stir the pot when the water is already a whirlpool?
However, I’m aware that debate is still common love among ENTPs. Does this make me any less of an ENTP? Nope! Still an ENTP, just don’t expect me to try to argue with you every 5 seconds.
These are all just my two cents though. If you still aren’t sure, you could contact me off anon and I’ll try to guide you through it more in private.
This is an excellent explanation about being an ENTP! I neither like to discuss too much, I actually find people who comment every single little point and make a discussion out of it very irritating. I feel this is the ENTP stereo type, which is pretty sad since in the real world it’s actually the description of an asshole. But this does not mean I can’t love discussions! When being introduced to a new theme by someone, I would rather find facts and different opinions than jump straight to a conclusion. I might take a side, but it’s just an “act of the devil’s advocate” to drag out new perspectives and insights to all of the conversationists (it’s a legal word in my mind). I totally get the thing about getting a kick out of chaos. I have it the same way. My theory on this is that we see chaos and dysfunction as a challenge. A challenge against the world as we know it, and a problem for us to solve. I think we also sense an underlying pattern in all existing chaos; every cause has it’s consequence. Either we use out Ne and Ti to find the root of the chaos, or to direct us to see how we can exploit it the best way. Or we just simply jump into the chaos and let it bomb our Ne with new information we gladly accept with open arms.
Being in a constant love/hate relationship with feelings
We’re not psychopaths - we’re high functioning ENTPs. Do your research!
No friends are likely to be as quick-witted and argumentative as the ones belonging to the ENTP personality type. ENTPs absolutely love discussions and can spend an entire evening defending an idea that they might not even believe in. If the ENTP’s friends can hold their ground and come up with valid, rational arguments, then the ENTP will consider this the epitome of a friendship.
Going to a bar/club to dance and end up having a philosophical conversation with one person in a corner.