ENTP is one of the sixteen personality types as classified by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI. ENTP is an acronym for extraversion, intuition, thinking and perception.
E is for Extraversion
People with ENTP personality are outgoing. They rejoice their associations or camaraderie with others and would often be more interested in interactions with others than keeping to oneself. They like to be among people and they love to socialize.
N is for Intuition
A person with ENTP personality will be intuitive, will look at the macro picture and would be drawn more by the abstract than the tangible.
T is for Thinking
The ‘T’ is thinking and that makes such a personality very objective. People with this personality will always give priority to facts, logic, rational or objective assessment. They would not focus on sentiments, emotions, personal preferences or biases.
P is for Perception
A person with ENTP personality will allow perceptions to prevail and would delay inferential analysis. They would not judge a situation or a person objectively or factually and would rather have their perception dictate the path forward.
This is a unique personality type because of the contradicting traits of thinking and perceiving. Such people will always have a tussle of choosing between what they think and perceive. It is rare that thinking and perceiving are exactly the same.
Some of the most popular people with ENTP personality type are Theodore Roosevelt, Alfred Hitchcock, James A. Garfield, Tom Hanks, Alexander the Great, John Adams and Thomas Edison.
The most noteworthy ENTP characteristics are they are knowledgeable, have the ability to think quickly and they are original in their own way. People with this personality don’t really like tradition and they certainly don’t like emulating others. They crave for knowledge and would always take up on any opportunity that allows them to learn something new. They also love abstract concepts. Their knowledge and their presence of mind allow them to think quickly and they can also articulate what they know or think quite easily. Such people are energetic and considerably charismatic.
Owing to their quest for knowledge and the need to remain original or to debunk tradition, such people tend to become very argumentative. They may become insensitive and intolerant in extreme cases. They may not even accept a contrarian viewpoint. These people have many interests and that prevents them from focusing on a particular thing.