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

From 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.

ENTP romantic relationships

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 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.

11 months ago
This was so fun to read! Gracias for such details
1 year ago
I'm an INTJ and I've read that ENFPs and INTJs make a good pair but I absolutely disagree with that. I would much rather prefer an ENTP. There's something highly attractive about a man who can drive you crazy with his wit.
3 years ago
As a <1% INFJ I find it humorous that many of you say you HAVE to be right all the time -- then you all misspell "hear, hear." You might have gifts but I absolutely avoid your type. Confrontation for its own sake is just plain annoying.
Anonymous INFJ
3 years ago
I was just thinking the same thing. How utterly exhausting to throw oneself on a sword, not for a cause, but for the sheer joy of the act. I'll pass on this trip to the Holy Land.
Anonymous Writer
3 years ago
INTP here who has 3 ENTP characters in my stories: Any of you guys mind giving me advice? So far this type has been the most common among my chatacters and I'd like to portray them as accurate as possible.
2 years ago
Very interesting. I myself find that us ENTPs make... interesting characters. Portray them as highly intellectual, argumentative, constantly shifting from one topic to another. They'll take any criticism given, and improve as fast as they can. If they intellectually disagree, note that while they never get tired of debating, it drives their fellow characters bonkers. On that topic, have on or two of them advanced to the point that they look down on the other non-ENTP characters, and see the other Analysts as their only intellectual equals. If they fail in a task, have them analyse absolutely everything that went wrong, and have them constantly question whatever form of "leader" there is, unless they are he. That's what I have off the top of my head.
1 year ago
Express your feelings for them. Suprise them, try to be energetic
3 years ago
So guys... which category do you think best matches the ENTP as a partner?! :)
3 years ago
I've heard that INFJs go pretty well with an ENTP :)
3 years ago
I've heard that INFJ's and INTJ's go well with ENTP's.
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