ENTP strengths and weaknesses
- Quick thinkers. ENTP personalities find it easy to come up with arguments and counterarguments in any discussion, jumping from one idea to another without much effort. They also enjoy being devil’s advocates.
- Very knowledgeable. ENTPs enjoy learning new things and accumulating knowledge. They tend to be very successful in the academic environment, especially where there is a need for original and bold solutions.
- Excellent brainstormers. People with this personality type can easily see both sides of the coin and do not get emotionally attached to a specific viewpoint or idea. They simply enjoy the process of looking for possible solutions.
- Original. ENTPs are not afraid to experiment and suggest ideas that are unconventional or even drastic. They are especially well suited for coming up with novel solutions for historical, systemic problems.
- Charismatic. Quick-witted and confident, ENTPs tend to also be charming and popular, intriguing and attracting people around them.
- Energetic. ENTP personalities can be very enthusiastic and energetic if something excites them. They can spend ages looking for a solution to an interesting problem.
- Very argumentative. ENTPs enjoy debates and see them as mental exercises; this attitude can easily upset more sensitive or stability-oriented types.
- Insensitive. ENTP personalities are very rational, which is likely to make it difficult for them to recognize other people’s feelings or express their own.
- May find it difficult to focus. An ENTP’s mind is used to jumping from one interesting idea to another; they may have difficulties staying focused on one specific topic.
- Dislike practical matters. ENTPs are more interested in ideas and solutions than practical, daily matters. They may have no difficulties coming up with the perfect plan, but they are likely to be far less interested in actually putting it in place, checking all the details etc.
- May be intolerant. ENTP personalities may sometimes be intolerant and dismissive, especially when they have to deal with people who try to avoid debates or cannot defend their ideas.
- Get bored quickly. ENTPs need to feel excited—routine tasks bore and frustrate them. They may even come up with imaginative problems or start suggesting unnecessary improvements, just to keep their mind occupied.