Open-minded and can see the big picture, with great people skills? You are probably an ENTP.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about your personality type, the Myers-Briggs type indicator (MBTI) is a personality assessment that has been around for years and can help you understand more about yourself.
If you’ve ever heard someone state “I’m an INTJ” or “I’m an ENTP,” the MBTI is what they are referring to. It assesses four different domains, each represented by a different letter, to help you figure out your typology.
If you are extroverted and intuitive, you may be an ENTP.
The ENTP personality is one of those types.
How rare is ENTP a personality?
ENTP personality types are relatively rare. The ENTP personality type is present in 2% to 5% of the population. This is low compared with other personality types.
According to Myers-Briggs resources, an ENTP personality type would be:
- E: extroverted
- N: intuitive
- T: thinking
- P: perceiving
ENTP personality types welcome social interaction with others. They are interested in finding patterns and seeing the bigger picture when interpreting information.
If you have an ENTP personality, you may tend to use more logic when making decisions. You might also tend to be more open to new information and flexible in adapting to life’s ups and downs.
Strengths of the ENTP personality may include:
- enjoyment in debating issues
Weaknesses and opportunities
Weaknesses of the ENTP personality type may include:
- neglect of routine aspects of life
- difficulty focusing
- easily bored
- having a distaste for order
ENTPs are often described as innovators and visionaries.
Characteristics of ENTP types may include:
- relishing a good debate and using logic and reason to back their ideas
- thriving in high energy atmospheres where they can be independent
- coming up with creative solutions to problems
- being more independent in relationships
- being insensitive to other’s feelings
- having trouble making decisions and often waiting for something to happen
- having difficulty with staying in the here and now; being more future-oriented
If you are an ENTP, you might think differently than other people. In relationships, your conversational style and independence may be challenging to others.
With thoughts and actions
If you are an ENTP, you likely have an extroverted, intuitive way of thinking.
In your thoughts and actions, you may be able to:
- recognize the bigger picture
- draw patterns and connect ideas
- absorb information quickly
- develop new ideas quickly
- emphasize logic over emotion
Because of this thinking style, ENTPs tend to be in creative or entrepreneurial professions.
With loved ones
In relationships, ENTPs can have a quick wit and excellent people skills.
In relationships, the ENTP type may:
- enjoy socialization
- communicate well
- may be competitive or argumentative
- work on improving the relationship
- have exciting ideas about new things to try
- show interest in how other people’s minds work
If you are an ENTP, one of your strengths is bringing excitement to a relationship, whether this is new ideas or activities to do together.
ENTPs can be very independent, so they might benefit the most from being with a personality type that understands their independence and brings a different perspective to the relationship.
They are attracted to intelligent people who they can have engaging conversations with.
ENTPs are most compatible with:
- INFJ — introverted, intuitive, feeling, judging
- INTJ — introverted, intuitive, thinking, perceiving
INFJ’s (aka the insightful visionaries) are a good match because both types may enjoy intellectual conversation and balance out the logical-emotional sides of each other.
INTJs (aka the conceptual planners) are another good match for ENTP personality types due to their excellent communication skills as well as their willingness to solve problems and be honest about any issues in the relationship.
The ENTP personality type is a creative one.
They enjoy intellectual stimulation and tend to always have new ideas. They generally don’t like being confined by order or routines. They often want to debate and hear other perspectives outside of their own.