People of the
"Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
are sometimes called "The Visionary ". ENTP's are good at understanding the world that they live in and their environment since they are extraverted. They absorb ideas and images about the situations they are presented in their lives, and are usually extremely quick and accurate in sizing up a situation.
The ENTP needs to take care to think through their ideas fully in order to take advantage of them. They generally understand people and situations quickly and with great depth, so, they are quite flexible and can adapt well to a wide range of tasks. They have a lot of ideas and see possibilities everywhere, and are not interested in making plans or decisions. They cannot always finish what they start because they have difficulty following up with their ideas. The ENTP who has not developed their Thinking process will have problems with jumping enthusiastically from idea to idea, without following through on their plans.
They are quite logical in making decisions though they are more interested in absorbing information. When they apply Thinking to their Intuitive perceptions, the outcome can be very powerful indeed. A well-developed ENTP is extremely visionary, inventive, and enterprising.
They love to debate issues, and may even switch sides sometimes just for the love of the debate. ENTPs are fluent conversationalists, mentally quick, and enjoy verbal sparring with others. When they express their underlying principles, however, they may feel awkward and speak abruptly and intensely.
Although their logical abilities lend strength and purpose to the ENTP, they may also isolate them from their feelings and from other people. Their Thinking side makes their actions and decisions based on an objective list of rules or laws. The ENTP personality type is sometimes referred to the "Lawyer" type. The ENTP "lawyer" quickly and accurately understands a situation, and objectively and logically acts upon the situation. If the ENTP was defending someone who had actually committed a crime, they are likely to take advantage of quirks in the law that will get their client off the hook. If they were to actually win the case, they would see their actions as completely fair and proper to the situation, because their actions were lawful. The ENTP, who does not naturally consider the more personal or human element in decision making, should take care to notice the subjective, personal side of situations. This is a potential problem are for ENTPs.
If the Feeling part of themself is neglected, the ENTP may not value other people's input enough, or may become overly harsh and aggressive. The least developed area for the ENTP is the Sensing-Feeling arena. If the Sensing areas are neglected, the ENTP may tend to not take care of details in their life.
They highly value knowledge, and spend much of their lives seeking a higher understanding. Under stress, the ENTP may lose their ability to generate possibilities, and become obsessed with minor details. In general, ENTPs are upbeat visionaries. They live in the world of possibilities, and become excited about concepts, challenges and difficulties.
Creative, clever, curious, and theoretical, ENTPs have a broad range of possibilities in their lives.
Produced for Thinkquest Internet Challenge 2000.
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