If You Have These 12 Characteristics, You Have World's Most Versatile ENTP Personality Type

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The Myers-Briggs personality spectrum is one of the most accurate ways to figure out what kind of person you are. Of 16 different personality types a person can have, few have it as good as the ENTP personality.

What is ENTP personality?

ENTP stands for Extroversion, Intuitive, Thinking, and Perceiving, and when those traits are put together, they make one of the most versatile personality types out there.

ENTP personality types are known for being incredibly inventive (both in and out of bed), as well as being extroverted, open-minded people. They are known for being enthusiastic, spontaneous dates who tend to bring their partners on a whirlwind of adventure.

In the dating world, few people are as magnetic as ENTPs, but that too comes with its pitfalls. 

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According to the Myers and Briggs Foundation, an ENTP personality is "Quick, ingenious, stimulating, alert, and outspoken. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems. Adept at generating conceptual possibilities and then analyzing them strategically. Good at reading other people. Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing the same way, apt to turn to one new interest after another."

ENTP Strengths

1. Adventurous

People always go to ENTPs when they want to have a crazy trip or a story to tell because they're very adventurous. For one reason or another, ETNPs just find their extroverted selves in crazy situations.

Perhaps that’s due to the ENTP's inquisitive nature and open mind. Either way, adventure follows ENTPs wherever they go. Because of this wild streak, routine is not an ENTP's thing.

2. Adaptable

ENTPs always know how to adapt to new situations. Heck, they might even hate the status quo most of the time. ENTPs are known for being very adaptable and capable of finding new ways to survive regardless of what happens.

3. Inventive

ENTPs are often called “the Inventors” because they legitimately some of the most creative and inventive people out there. At times, they also tend to be the one who manages to “MacGuyver” a solution to everyday issues.

Obviously, this tends to make them great for finding quick (but unorthodox) solutions to everyday matters.

4. Intelligent

Yes, ENTPs are considered to be a “brainy” personality type. ENTPs are very smart — so smart that people tell them they're smart on the regular. That’s not a bad thing, though. Intelligence is sexy and incredibly useful.

5. Curious

ENTPs are very curious about the world around them and may even view learning as a favorite pastime.

A great date idea for an ENTP would be a museum, library, or maybe watching Neil DeGrasse Tyson speak.

ENTPs may also enjoy intellectual arguments over dinner, which may rub some folks the wrong way.

6. Open-minded

ENTPs are often the most open-minded of the group and tend to give people the benefit of a doubt. ENTPs are open to seeing things in different ways and may be overly idealistic as a result of this.

In debates, an ENTP may end up being the Devil’s Advocate, which can both infuriate and thrill those around you.

7. Idealistic

Scheduling is just not an ENTP's thing, but you know what is? Ideas. 

ENTPs are more about ideas than concrete plans. They love coming up with concepts, even if they never come to fruition. To a point, they may even be a type to be called “a dreamer” because of that. If ENTPs aren’t careful, they might also end up being the type to have a bunch of unfinished projects as a result of this.

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ENTP Weaknesses

8. Argumentative

ENTPs have a knack for proving anything and everything, even if it’s not necessarily the legit deal. The ENTP's argument and debate skills are on point, and when added to their natural charisma, they’ve got an uncanny talent for convincing anyone of anything.

9. Impulsive

ENTPs love risks, big time. They tend to be impulsive, often to the point of self-destruction.

Why is ENTP dangerous? The problem with ENTPs is sometimes they don’t realize how risky impulsive behavior really is and that could put them in danger.

10. Insensitive

ENTPs unfortunately tend to look down on people, sometimes even without realizing it. They may look at people who are "beneath them" as inferior and as a result, don't always get to learn about other people and their customs beforehand. 

11. Procrastinator

ENTPs are such imaginative dreamers that sometimes they can find it difficult to focus. They tend to start a lot of different tasks at once but never end up finishing any of them.

12. Intolerant

ENTPs are known to compliment themselves and love having other people match their capabilities. They can be quick to judge someone from an encounter or a group of people and aren't always very friendly. 

ENTPs need to learn to be okay with people with different aspirations than their own.

Best careers for ENTPs

ENTPs are most likely to thrive in the law field, business and finance field, arts, entertainment & media field, architecture, engineering, and technology field, and the science and medicine field.

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The best career for ENTPs would be a lawyer, financial analyst, architect, graphic designer, actor, singer, environmental scientist, or psychologist.

ENTP traits in relationships

Well, there’s some good news and bad news for ENTPs.

The good news is that, by personality alone, ENTPs are some of the sexiest people you’ll ever meet. They are adventurous, spontaneous, and passionate. That means that getting a date by virtue of your personality alone is never hard. In fact, you’re downright magnetic.

You’ve also got an open mind that can be very kinky in bed and very accepting of the right partner. Since you often hate schedules and “the mundane,” you may also have a bit of a “sexy starving artist” vibe about you.

That being said, most ENTPs are still somewhat practical in manner, so for the most part, they can still “adult.”

The problem is? Well, your mannerisms often make it hard to establish where “friends” begin and where “lovers” starts. You’re a natural flirt, which may make some folks jealous. And you may also have a harder time than most keeping things realistic.

However, with some self-control, you’ll be alright, and you’ll be a great partner to the right person. 

Who is ENTP compatible with?

ENTP's are compatible with INFJ or INTJ personality types. That's because the ENTP's extroverted intuition is matched best with someone who has introverted intuition. 

An ENTP and an INFJ personality pairing make a great couple because ENTP will bring the best out of an INFJ by using a creative and resourceful approach.

An ENTP and an INTJ match well together because they both enjoy showing love, and both want to receive affection and support from their partner and they like the indication of a sincere commitment.

Famous ENTPs

1. Theodore Roosevelt

2. Leonardo Da Vinci

3. Socrates

4. Neil Patrick Harris

5. Amy Poehler

6. Karl Lagerfeld

7. Dave Matthews

8. Frank Zappa

9. Mark Cuban

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Ossiana Tepfenhart is a Jack-of-all-trades writer based out of Red Bank, New Jersey. When she's not writing, she's drinking red wine and chilling with some cool cats. You can follow her @bluntandwitty on Twitter.