ENTP Relationships

If there's one thing ENTPs are good at, it's coming up with a never-ending stream of innovations and ideas to keep things moving forward, and this is evident in their romantic relationships as well. For people with the ENTP personality type growth is key, and even before they've found a dating partner, they imagine all the ways that they can experience new things together, to grow in tandem. This can be an overwhelming process if their partner doesn't match up, but when ENTPs find someone who shares their love of intellectual exploration, watch out.

Show Me a Satisfied Man, and I'll Show You a Failure

ENTP relationshipsFrom the earliest dates, ENTPs test their partners' limits for this kind of potential, pushing boundaries and traditions, looking for open-mindedness and spontaneity. Dating ENTP personalities is hardly a boring experience, and they make use of their enthusiasm and creativity by delighting and surprising their partners with new ideas and experiences.

ENTPs' idea of fun is often rooted in self-improvement, and people with this personality type bring their partners along the way, as much in a spirit of sharing as in a spirit of expectation. ENTPs see either growth or stagnation and don't buy into the idea of a happy status quo, making them demanding as much as they are exciting.

Some may tire in the face of this constant improvement – while ENTPs' vigor can be attractive, it can also wear down even the most patient partners. A little time to breathe and a chance to rest on one's laurels for a moment is necessary for many people, but not something ENTPs are likely to appreciate. However, if their unwavering enthusiasm is met in kind, it can lead to a magnificent relationship characterized by its strength, depth, and spark.

Genius Is One Percent Inspiration and Ninety-Nine Percent Perspiration

This is perhaps most evident as ENTPs' relationships progress into more intimate situations. All that exploratory curiosity and enthusiasm has a chance to be expressed in new ways when ENTPs and their partners come together, and they readily encourage their partners to try new things, to enjoy their intimacy without preconceived limitations.

For people with the ENTP personality type, this phase of their relationships is a chance to improve and develop in areas that are outside the realm of academia, though they approach it in much the same way – as a physical and intellectual process of striving towards excellence, rather than a spiritual or emotional expression of affection.

ENTPs' desire to improve in this department makes them fantastic partners when the relationship reaches that point, but their attitude towards this process is also evidence of their most glaring shortcoming – their emotional obliviousness. While ENTPs are more open-minded than other Analysts (NT) about others' perspectives, they are also more likely to express their disdain for such things as emotional sensitivity in cuttingly well-phrased and clear terms, easily hurting their partners' feelings without realizing it. ENTP personalities may even ignore their partners' feelings altogether, instead immersing themselves entirely in some distant idea or opportunity, inaccessible.

Where ENTPs' unwavering desire for self-improvement comes in most handy is in their emotional development, as they may actually be willing to work on areas such as sensitivity and emotional communication with their partners.

As with other Intuitive (N) types, ENTPs' best compatibility rests with other Intuitives, with one or two opposing traits which help to create both balance and opportunities for growth. If they are with a more sensitive partner, this can be an excellent way for them to find another quality that they can work on together, making this weakness yet another opportunity to be creative, challenge themselves, and to deepen the attractiveness that this sense of progression brings to their relationships.


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Apr 15, 2015 09:19:51
Pushing boundaries and looking for open mindedness- so true. First time I came across this I didn't know what to make of it. I'd say I wasn't quite ready even as an infj. After getting hurt over and over by the criticism of an entp I've leaned that he is really only trying to help and try to take it that way, though its still hard. I look forward to finding the right entp though because despite all the madness I still see more value in relationships I have had with entp's in the past!
Apr 09, 2015 09:59:08
my friend is an entp and most of the time we are usually just shouting at each other bc we think the other is doing it wrong .-.
Kit R
Mar 01, 2015 10:45:10
I feel like taking a personality test automatically makes you personality type D-U-M-B!
Mar 16, 2015 22:23:36
I think its dumb to categorize an entire group of people as dumb just because they want to know more about themselves!
Apr 15, 2015 19:40:04
Taking a personality test has no correlation with low intelligence. I'm ENTP. You really want start this?
Apr 15, 2015 19:48:01
Learning about your personality type means you're the OPPOSITE of dumb. You're gaining knowledge in a particular area, and this particular kind of knowledge allows for a greater understanding of yourself and others. Now prove that low intelligence has a correlation to taking personality tests, or hold your tongue. I'm an ENTP. I live for debates. Go ahead. Make my day.
Apr 16, 2015 17:57:26
Ok- this is awesome... sorry but i'm going to agree with you here..... you are without doubt ENTP.
Feb 23, 2015 10:48:18
Entp so true
A random citizen
Feb 13, 2015 17:22:41
Entp apparently

No wonder no one likes me

And no wonder they call me a heartless jerk whose only romance comes from stalking

Yes i said it aloud

Meh who cares

Time to force myself to study
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