ENTP Personalities: The Debater

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The debater

Okay, Smarty Pants! It’s time to learn about the ENTP personality: The Debater. ENTPs are Extroverted- (N) Intuitive- Thinking- Perceiving. ENTPs make up 2.5% of the population. Of this number, 33% are females and 67% are males.

ENTP personality traits

ENTPs love a good fight– a good verbal, and mental fight, that is. Unlike “Js” who have an end goal when they argue or debate with you, ENTPs just think it’s great fun! Several qualities make ENTPs the ultimate debaters: they’re tireless, clever, questioning, lively, outspoken and energetic. These resourceful, independent thinkers love complex challenges. It’s a chance for them to exercise their minds. What we may see as rude and aggressive personalities is actually the ENTP mind strategically arguing every angle of a topic or plan just because they have a thirst for knowledge.

Strengths and weaknesses

ENTPs are stimulating: they can see many angles of an idea. And just like their “FP” counterparts, ENTPs just don’t need rules, man!!! Expect them to challenge and question convention and routine. It’s a strength of an ENTP to be direct and honest, though employers and loved ones may not always appreciate this, especially since our ENTPs are not necessarily going to question whether or not it’s a good time to start debating. Let’s face it–to an ENTP, it’s always a good time to debate!

The downside to ENTPs, and certainly to raising one if you want obedient children, is that they are  tirelessly argumentative. They are also insensitive. They consider emotions practically useless, and if you try to inject them into intellectual arguments, they’ll dismiss your opinion tout suite. ENTPs don’t see emotions as valid points to consider. Remember, they’re not Fs, they’re Ts. Like other Ts, they don’t have time to sit with their own emotions, let alone anyone else’s. Because of this, they think nothing of demolishing a person’s belief system.

Another massive downside to the ENTP personality: they dislike physical labor. They can think hard, but they don’t want to work hard. In other words, an ENTP can be counted on to come up with brilliant and original plans. However, they cannot be counted on to materialize these brilliant and original plans. In fact, if ENTPs can’t find people to do the work for them, their plans experience swift deaths.

More about ENTPs

ENTPs are smart, quick-thinking and quick-witted. Their tireless quest for knowledge ensures that 1) they have massive storage of knowledge in their heads and 2) because of this, they can pretty much win any argument they want. They care little for tradition because it’s more important to them to have original ideas. If somthin’ needs fixin’, find an ENTP!!

Alexander the Great

Bury my body and don’t build any monument. Keep my hands out so the people know the one who won the world had nothing in hand when he died.

Famous ENTP personalites

  • Alexander the Great
  • Walt Disney
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Thomas Edison
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Tom Hanks
  • Celine Dion
  • Q, James Bond
  • Bugs Bunny
  • Wile E. Coyote
  • Tom Sawyer

Are YOU an ENTP? Then you might enjoy this quote from Bugs Bunny, “Shhhhhhhh! I’m about to defy you!”

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