myers-briggs personality types
↳ ENTP (The Inventor)
ENTPs are typically friendly and often charming. They usually want to be seen as clever and may try to impress others with their quick wit and incisive humor. They are curious about the world around them, and want to know how things work. However, for the ENTP, the rules of the universe are made to be broken. They like to find the loopholes and figure out how they can work the system to their advantage. This is not to say the Visionary is malicious: they simply find rules limiting, and believe there is probably a better, faster, or more interesting way to do things that hasn’t been thought of before.
The ENTP is characteristically entrepreneurial and may be quick to share a new business idea or invention. They are confident and creative, and typically excited to discuss their many ingenious ideas. The ENTP’s enthusiasm for innovation is infectious, and they are often good at getting other people on board with their schemes. However, they are fundamentally “big-picture” people, and may be at a loss when it comes to recalling or describing details. They are typically more excited about exploring a concept than they are about making it reality, and can seem unreliable if they don’t follow through with their many ideas.
- least likely of all types to suffer from heart disease and hypertension
- least likely of all types to report stress associated with family and health
- scored among highest of all types in available resources for coping with stress
- over represented among those with Type A behavior
- among highest of all types on measures of creativity
- among types most dissatisfied with their work, despite being among the types with the highest income
- commonly found in careers in science, management, technology, and the arts
- famous entps: steve jobs, benjamin franklin, conan o’brien, and walt disney