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.

Ian Garth
3 years ago
This is so true, as I often say to myself and others: 'personal isn't important' and 'In the end, I can only conclude that love is just a reaction, no matter how wonderful and beautiful a reaction it is.' I hate how I have come to this conclusion, but it was done in logical steps, and there for to deny it would be illogical. But I think that love is something we can very rarely plumb the depths of, and conclusions should be made, knowing that we are not holding all the cards. In a way, I am looking for someone who does not reflect my rationing totally. First of all it would be disconserting, as I have never met someone so accurately described here; like me. Second of all I would have no one to beat in an argument. And thirdly, even though rational love will 'never die' almost all of us inside want some unexplainned chaos or illogicality when someone accepts us for how we are and all we are
4 years ago
It's so weird seeing that many of the others in the comments have the same personality as me....
4 years ago
Very Interesting.....pretty much nails who I am
4 years ago
How many people who commented that they were attracted to ENTPs were also attracted to their sharp wit?
Jane Bender
4 years ago
Me? I'm an INFJ girl and honestly I'm attracted to guys who are: 1. Confident 2. Witty 3. Intelligent In that order. XD Does that not describe the ENTP?
4 years ago
Those are the best traits!
The love of your life
3 years ago
Thanks Bae I feel where your coming from
Aaron CW
3 years ago
Well hello there then. Here is my card --hands card reading ENTP
4 years ago
So true! So many people see introverts as lifeless, no-fun people, but we just hide it really well! It's so funny how attracted to humor and social confidence I am, considering I'm an introvert. But honestly, I love adventure and I'm hopelessly curious--and always laughing, when I'm COMFORTABLE. (comfortable being the key word there, if you didn't catch that.) Maybe I am great when I'm alone, but that doesn't mean I hate the world!
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