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You're an ENTP

You are an inspired innovator, motivated to find new solutions to intellectually challenging problems. You are curious and clever, and seek to comprehend the people, systems, and principles that surround you. Open-minded and unconventional, you want to analyze, understand, and influence other people.

E

Extraversion

N

Intuition

T

Thinking

P

Perceiving

Your energy style is Extraversion (in contrast with Introversion). This dimension describes how you manage your energy.

Your Energy Style:
  • Lively
  • Energetic
  • Quick-Witted
  • Clever

Your cognitive style is Intuition (in contrast with Sensing). This dimension describes how you process information.

Your Cognitive Style:
  • Inventive
  • Imaginative
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Futuristic

Your values style is Thinking (in contrast with Feeling). This dimension describes your orientation to personal values.

Your Values Style:
  • Analytical
  • Logical
  • Objective
  • Unsentimental

Your life style is Perceiving (in contrast with Judging). This dimension describes how you organize your life.

Your Life Style:
  • Open-Minded
  • Adaptable
  • Spontaneous
  • Changeable

The Elements of Your Personality

Your personality type code is made up of four letters that represent key aspects of how you think, relate to others, and approach the world around you. Let's look now at how each of those four letters can help you to understand who you are and how you navigate your environment.

In the next section, you'll learn about the significance of each of the four letters in your personality type. You'll discover the four dimensions of personality, and see how you scored on each dimension.

You'll also discover the characteristics that make you unique. Each of the four dimensions of your personality is made up of more nuanced facets of personality—23 in total. Your facet scores can help you to understand yourself as an individual, not just a type. As you read and discover your facet scores, you'll begin to better appreciate your unique personality fingerprint.

Introversion vs. Extraversion

This dimension describes how you manage your energy. Your preference for Introversion or Extraversion relates to how readily you express yourself, how easily you warm up to new people, and the extent to which you engage with the world around you. But most fundamentally, this dimension relates to whether you are energized by time alone, or time with other people.

Introverts are energized by being quiet, reflective, and calm. They maintain a distance from the outside world and prefer to conserve their energy.

Introverts enjoy:

  • Contemplating ideas and experiences
  • Being in calm surroundings
  • Exploring a subject in depth
  • Reflecting on thoughts or feelings
  • Maintaining distance and privacy
  • Quiet and solitude

Extraverts are energized by engaging with other people. They approach the world enthusiastically and want to experience the excitement of life.

Extraverts enjoy:

  • Interacting with people
  • Being in busy surroundings
  • Engaging with the outside world
  • Expressing thoughts and feelings
  • Being noticed by others
  • Stimulation and activity

Your energy style is blended, with a slight preference for Extraversion.

Your responses were 54% consistent with a preference for Extraversion, and 46% consistent with a preference for Introversion.

Extraverted 54%

Introverted 46%

Your energy style is a blend of Introversion and Extraversion, and as such, you are neither a true Introvert nor a true Extravert. For the purposes of personality typing, you may call yourself an Extravert, as you do tend slightly to prefer this mode. However, it’s more accurate to say that you are a bit of both Extravert and Introvert: you tend to use both styles somewhat equally, or you may prefer one style over the other depending on the situation.

The 6 Facets of Your Energy Style

Now that you understand your preference for Extraversion, it's time to explore the details of who you really are. How exactly do you relate to yourself, to others, and to the world around you? What makes you different and unique among other Extraverts? Your scores on the 6 facets of Extraversion/Introversion can help you to understand how, where, and why you connect with yourself and the world the way you do.

Because you do not have a strong preference for Extraversion, your scores here will be especially helpful in understanding the unique dynamics of your energy style. You'll be able to see which of your traits are more Extraverted in nature, and which are more typically Introverted.

Placid

Placid 74%

Energetic

As a Placid person, you're not one to be busy just for the sake of being busy, and you prefer to take a mellow approach to life. You may find you have less energy than other people around you, and you like to conserve it for what matters most to you.

This trait is usually associated with Introversion and, to a lesser extent, with Perceiving.

The Other Half: Energetic people have a high energy level and like to keep busy. They tend to leap out of bed in the morning and buzz from one activity to another. They have a lot of things they want to get done and often find that other people can't keep up.

Expressive

Expressive 89%

Reserved

As an Expressive person, when you have a thought, a feeling, an idea or an observation, the people around you know it. You're not one to keep things to yourself, and most people would say you're an open book.

This trait is usually associated with Extraversion and, to a lesser extent, with Thinking.

The Other Half: Reserved people tend to keep their thoughts, feelings, and observations to themselves. Other people may have difficulty reading them, and even people close to them may not know how they really feel about things.

Prominent

Prominent 66%

Private

As a Prominent person, you love being around other people, in the center of the action. You like to feel that you’re an important part of the group and that your friends, family, and acquaintance seek your company. You tend to make an effort to entertain others and enjoy their attention.

This trait is usually associated with Extraversion.

The Other Half: Private people are selective about how they socialize, preferring small groups (or no group at all). They tend to shy away from large parties, and big social events may leave them feeling drained. They like to pick and choose when and how they interact with others.

Joyful

Joyful 57%

Calm

As a Joyful person, you feel the high points in life fully and completely. You’re capable of tremendous joy and enthusiasm and you make the most of opportunities for positive emotional experiences.

This trait is usually associated with Extraversion.

The Other Half: Calm people don’t tend to make a big deal out of positive moments. While others may cry tears of joy or jump up and down with excitement, they respond more quietly. The experience happiness as a pleasant sense of contentment.

Aloof

Aloof 63%

Friendly

As an Aloof person, you prefer to let others come to you. You’re reluctant to approach people and try to strike up a conversation. When you do build new relationships, it’s often because the other person took the lead.

This trait is usually associated with Introversion.

The Other Half: Friendly people love meeting new people, and are rarely shy when approaching someone. They excel at small talk and finding things in common, and like having a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

Engaged/Solitary

Engaged 51%

Solitary

You're very close to the borderline on this facet. Rather than preferring one style strongly, you most likely alternate between styles. You may find that you are more interested in engaging in some environments, while others make you more inclined to withdraw.

When you are in a Solitary mode, you're sensitive to sights, sounds, and other stimuli from the world around you, and find busy environments overwhelming. In this mode, you prefer quiet and solitude. Where others may seek to be in the middle of the action, you’d rather find a tranquil corner where you can reflect.

This trait is usually associated with Introversion.

When you are feeling more Engaged, you enjoy being in the middle of the action, and busy, noisy, and otherwise stimulating environments appeal to you. You are drawn to boisterous environments such as crowded events, loud concerts, and big parties.

This trait is usually associated with Extraversion.

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Sensing vs. Intuition

This dimension describes how you process information. Your preference for Sensing or Intuition indicates whether your style of thinking is straightforward, factual, and concrete, or creative, intepretive, and abstract. Sensors and Intuitives tend to be interested in different kinds of information, with Sensors more interested in facts and details, and Intuitives more interested in ideas.

Sensors process information in a concrete, realistic way. They focus on observing and recalling facts and details.

Sensors focus on:

  • Observing sights, sounds, sensations
  • Noticing details
  • Experiencing the present moment
  • Concrete, provable facts
  • Realism and practicality
  • Knowledge from past experience

Intuitives process information in an abstract, imaginative way. They focus on ideas and concepts that cannot be directly observed.

Intuitives focus on:

  • Observing patterns and connections
  • Interpreting meaning
  • Imagining potential
  • Ideas and concepts
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Possibilities for the future

Your dominant cognitive style is Intuition.

Your responses were 92% consistent with a preference for Intuition, and 8% consistent with a preference for Sensing.

Intuition 92%

Sensing 8%

As an Intuitive, you are primarily interested in ideas and possibilities. You tend to be bored by mundane details, preferring instead to look at the big picture and understand how everything fits together. You are drawn to interesting ideas and theories, and enjoy imagining the future. You naturally see patterns and connections and often have a "sixth sense" about things.

The 6 Facets of Your Cognitive Style

Now that you understand your preference for Intuition, let's look at your cognitive style in more detail. How do you process the information you take in? What makes your thought process unique? Your scores on the 6 facets of Sensing/Intuition can help you to understand exactly how your mind works and how you make sense of ideas, facts, and details.

You'll also find out which of your personality traits are typically Intuitive, and discover any surprising traits you may have in common with Sensors.

Imaginative

Imaginative 100%

Realistic

As an Imaginative person, you have an abstract way of thinking and tend to focus on ideas, concepts, and theories rather than concrete things. Your imagination is a fertile place, and you have no trouble envisioning things you've never seen in real life.

This trait is usually associated with Intuition.

The Other Half: Realistic people have a concrete way of thinking and tend to focus on things you can see and touch rather than abstract ideas, concepts, and theories. They don't tend to spend much time in the world of the imagination, preferring to focus on real life.

Conceptual

Conceptual 92%

Concrete

As a Conceptual person, you’re interested in discovering the larger principles behind what you see, and enjoy learning about scientific, mathematical, and philosophical theories that can give you more insight into the events you observe in your daily life.

This trait is usually associated with Intuition.

The Other Half: Concrete people learn by doing. To really understand something, they want to experience it with their own hands. They tend not to believe in things they can’t see for themselves.

Progressive

Progressive 94%

Traditional

As a Progressive person, you love new ideas and you feel that innovation and futuristic thinking is the key to making the world a better place. You’re attracted to politicians with radical ideas and love to imagine how things could be done better.

This trait is usually associated with Intuition.

The Other Half: Traditional people distrust new ways of doing things, believing that traditions are more valuable than the latest fad. They tend to take comfort in doing things as they have been done before.

Insightful

Insightful 100%

Factual

As an Insightful person, you enjoy exploring cause and effect, and always ask “why.” You’re not content to accept things as they are, instead preferring to search for deeper answers and a sense of the big picture.

This trait is usually associated with Intuition.

The Other Half: Factual people tend to accept things as they are, and don’t tend to spend much time asking “why.” To them, it’s more important to understand the facts of a situation than to speculate about its causes.

Aesthetic

Aesthetic 57%

Practical

As an Aesthetic person, you have a love of the arts and appreciate a wide variety of cultural experiences. You enjoy anything that elevates your sense and reminds you of the beauty in the world.

This trait is usually associated with Intuition and, to a lesser extent, with Feeling.

The Other Half: Practical people appreciate things for their practical value and ability to get a job done. They appreciate useful tools and handy gadgets. They don’t see the point in things that don’t have a practical purpose.

Adventurous

Adventurous 88%

Habitual

As an Adventurous person, you love new experiences—the more exotic, the better. You’re often willing to try things just for the sake of novelty, because even the most unlikely activities seem interesting once or twice. On the other hand, you may get bored with experiences as they become routine. You may find yourself abandoning hobbies and interests that begin to feel too familiar.

This trait is usually associated with Intuition and, to a lesser extent, with Extraversion.

The Other Half: Habitual people are creatures of habit, and they enjoy familiar, comfortable experiences. They don’t tend to like to venture far out of their comfort zone, preferring instead to stick with what they know. They know what they like, and see no reason to waste time with anything else.

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Thinking vs. Feeling

This dimension describes your orientation to personal values. Your preference for Thinking or Feeling can be thought of as your preference for "head versus heart" in your decision making. This dimension relates to how you prioritize conflicting values, and whether you tend to feel more comfortable relying on logic and reason, or emotions and personal judgments.

Thinkers value logic, competence, and objectivity. They believe that every person has a responsibility to take care of him or herself.

Thinkers are concerned with:

  • Using logical reasoning
  • Being unbiased and impartial
  • Considering costs and benefits
  • Seeking consistency and justice
  • Keeping a competitive edge
  • Making objective decisions

Feelers value empathy, cooperation and compassion. They believe that everyone has a responsibility to take care of those around them.

Feelers are concerned with:

  • Acting out ideals
  • Engaging emotions
  • Considering the impact on people
  • Seeking harmony and appreciation
  • Serving others
  • Making authentic decisions

Your dominant values style is Thinking.

Thinking 65%

Feeling 35%

As a Thinker, you are driven by a desire to pursue rational, logical reasoning. You tend to think about things in a detached, unemotional manner, and are most comfortable when you can reason through an issue logically. You are disinterested in personal appeals, preferring your decisions to be objective.You can be competitive with others, and don't mind ruffling a few feathers to achieve your goals.

The 6 Facets of Your Values Style

Now that you understand your preference for Thinking, let's explore how you prioritize and negotiate your values. How do you balance your own needs with the needs of others? How are your decisions and priorities driven by your personal beliefs? Your scores on the 6 facets of Thinking/Feeling can help you to understand exactly how you balance head and heart to make decisions and choose your path in life.

You'll also find out which of your personality traits are typically Thinking, and discover any surprising traits you may have in common with Feelers.

Objective

Objective 68%

Subjective

As an Objective person, you evaluate information in a detached, impersonal way. You tend not to be swayed by emotional pleas, and believe that the best decisions treat everyone equally. You prefer to let impartial analysis guide your actions, and do your best to avoid emotional decisions.

This trait is usually associated with Thinking.

The Other Half: Subjective people naturally take into account the needs of others. When making important decisions, they make sure that the chosen course of action is consistent with their values and beneficial for everyone involved.

Compassionate

Compassionate 58%

Rational

As a Compassionate person, you identify with the feelings of others and are sympathetic when others are suffering. You do not mind being around people experiencing difficult emotions and in fact, feel called to help and support people who are troubled.

This trait is usually associated with Feeling.

The Other Half: Rational people tend to keep their emotions in check and prefer to be around others who do the same. Vulnerability makes them uncomfortable, and they may avoid people who they perceive to be weak or overly sensitive.

Challenging

Challenging 92%

Agreeable

As a Challenging person, you enjoy a good debate—so much so that even when you agree with someone, you’ll often play devil’s advocate just to stimulate the discussion. You don’t shy away from conflict, and you may even find it exciting.

This trait is usually associated with Thinking.

The Other Half: Agreeable people do their best to make others’ lives easy and to adapt to their needs. They rarely argue, as they have a talent for seeing things from another person’s point of view.

Helpful/Individualist

Helpful 50%

Individualist

You're very close to the borderline on this facet. Rather than preferring one style strongly, you most likely blend both styles and may take a different approach depending on your mood or circumstances.

When you're an Individualist, you’re not particularly nurturing, and appreciate being surrounded by people who can take care of themselves. You tend to have an "every man for himself" philosophy, and you dislike having helpless people depend on you.

This trait is usually associated with Thinking.

When you're feeling more Helpful, you are called to care for others who are less fortunate or less capable than yourself. You enjoy providing for others and are often drawn to children, the elderly, and others who can benefit from your help.

This trait is usually associated with Feeling.

Self-Reliant

Self-Reliant 87%

Cooperative

As a Self-Reliant person, you prefer not to depend on other people, and don't mind striking out on your own path. Although you may enjoy the company of like-minded people, you don't need their approval to decide on your own course of action.

This trait is usually associated with Thinking.

The Other Half: Cooperative people like to work in concert with others, participating to achieve a common goal. Working together brings them satisfaction, and they feel that the best achievements are those that they can share with others.

Tough

Tough 72%

Tolerant

As a Tough person, your motto for relationships could be, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” When people disappoint you, you don’t hesitate to cut them out of your life. You might forgive, but you’ll never forget.

This trait is usually associated with Thinking.

The Other Half: Tolerant people believe that everybody makes mistakes, and everybody deserves forgiveness. Most often they give others the benefit of the doubt, even when they do something malicious.

Perceiving vs. Judging

This dimension of personality describes how you manage your life. Your preference for Perceiving vs. Judging has to do with your orientation toward structure, schedules, deadlines, and organization. It also has to do with how you tend to manage your time and approach the work you have to do.

Perceivers like freedom and spontaneity. They have a carefree attitude towards life and would rather be flexible than structured.

Perceivers prefer to:

  • Follow the whims of the moment
  • Make the rules up as they go
  • Have the freedom to be flexible
  • Brainstorm options
  • Do things when inspiration strikes
  • Go with the flow and enjoy surprises

Judgers like structure and order. They keep organized and plan ahead, resist distractions, and stay focused on their goals.

Judgers prefer to:

  • Create a plan and stick to it
  • See a task through to completion
  • Adhere to a schedule
  • Set goals and maintain focus
  • Follow rules and regulations
  • Set clear expectations

Your dominant life management style is Perceiving.

Perceiving 71%

Judging 29%

As a Perceiver, you like to keep things casual and open-ended. You dislike being tied down, preferring instead to be free to go with the flow and the impulses of the moment. Your tend to avoid rigid structures and organizational systems, and shy away from scheduling your time in advance. Your like to be free to make last-minute changes as new ideas arise.

The 5 Facets of Your Life Style

Now that you understand your preference for Perceiving, let's look at how you manage the daily flow of your life. How do you balance responsibilities with your need for fun and relaxation? How do you approach issues of structure and organization? Your scores on the 6 facets of Perceiving/Judging can help you to understand exactly how you balance work and play in your everyday life.

You'll also find out which of your personality traits are typically Perceiving, and discover any surprising traits you may have in common with Judgers.

Relaxed

Relaxed 77%

Orderly

As a Relaxed person, you appreciate a little chaos in your life. You dislike very orderly, structured environments, feeling that life is more interesting when things are a little messy.

This trait is usually associated with Perceiving.

The Other Half: Orderly people have an appreciation for structure and order, and like to stay organized. They believe in “a place for everything, and everything in its place.”

Spontaneous

Spontaneous 87%

Scheduled

As a Spontaneous person, you dislike having your time scheduled, preferring instead to go with the flow and do what you feel like doing at any given time. For you, even fun events feel a bit constricting when they must be planned in advance.

This trait is usually associated with Perceiving.

The Other Half: Scheduled people keep to a daily schedule and like to organize their time well in advance. They dislike last-minute changes to their plans and especially abhor lateness.

Casual

Casual 74%

Conscientious

As a Casual person, you’re fun-loving and feel that life is to be enjoyed. You try your best to avoid taking on too many responsibilities which may get in the way of your enjoyment of life. You don’t always get your chores done, but you usually have a good time avoiding them.

This trait is usually associated with Perceiving.

The Other Half: Conscientious people are hardworking and like to take care of their responsibilities before having any fun. They believe strongly in the importance of fulfilling their duties.

Impulsive

Impulsive 71%

Disciplined

As an Impulsive person, you are easily influenced by your environment and are often distracted by what it has to offer. Although you may have your own personal plans and goals, they tend to fall by the wayside when you see something attractive you want to pursue instead.

This trait is usually associated with Perceiving.

The Other Half: Disciplined people resist temptations and distractions, focusing instead on their personal goals. They are not easily lured away from their plans, even when the alternatives are attractive.

Ambitious

Ambitious 74%

Easygoing

As an Ambitious person, you have many goals that you have set for yourself, both short and long-term. You are driven to achievement and like to have a sense that your current actions are moving you forward toward a better future.

This trait is usually associated with Judging and, to a lesser extent, with Extraversion and Intuition.

The Other Half: For Easygoing people, the main goal in life is to enjoy the ride. For them, the best way to live life is to appreciate the moment.

Your Scores and the Four Temperaments

Now that we've looked at the individual elements of your personality, let's see how it all fits together.

To begin, we'll look at how your personality profile fits within the four temperament types. The temperaments were created by psychologist David Keirsey, who used them to describe essential themes in the way people think and behave. Temperament is a broader way of categorizing people than personality type, and is thus helpful as a quick way of understanding what drives people. Each temperament type describes a particular way of approaching the world.

The Idealists

Idealist personality types are creative, imaginative, compassionate, and focused on the possibilities for people and society. They want to heal other people, connect on a deep level, and use their unique style of expression to change the world.

The Rationals

Rational personality types are analytical, critical, questioning, and focused on innovative ideas. They want to use their powers of logic and reason to overhaul systems, improve efficiency, and manifest their vision of what could be.

The Guardians

Guardian personality types are sensible, organized, stable, and focused on upholding traditions and institutions. They want to ensure that things are done correctly, that rules are followed, and that people take their proper place in society.

The Artisans

Artisan personality types are adaptable, down-to-earth, practical, and focused on living in the moment. They want to develop useful skills, master the physical world, and enjoy all the sensory pleasures that life has to offer.

Your scores here demonstrate how well your personality profile fits within each of the 4 temperament types. Your highest scoring area is usually the temperament type that fits you best. If you have roughly equal scores for more than one temperament type, then you probably shift from one style to another depending on the situation.

Your Scores and the 16 Personality Types

Now let's look at how your scores match up with individual personality types.

You're probably most interested in finding the personality type that fits you best, and of course, this is important information! But when we assign types to people, we often overlook the fact that no personality type description will be a perfect fit for a given individual. Many people find a bit of themselves in more than one type description.

A more complete way to understand your own individual personality profile is to look at how well you match with all 16 personality types. Looking at your scores for each type allows you to get a deeper understanding of who you are. Although you will still probably want to choose one type to identify with, you may find that you can gain more insight into yourself by reading about other types that also match your personality.

The following chart shows how well your personality profile matches with each of the 16 personality types. The percentage scores are a representation of how well your responses fit with the typical profile for each type. For practical purposes, the percentage figures can be thought of as representing the degree to which a given type profile will accurately describe you as an individual.

You can also use this chart to estimate how much you will have in common with people of different types. The higher your score for a type, the more likely that a person of that type will seem to have a similar personality to your own. Conversely, a low match score for a particular type indicates that people of that type will seem to be very different from you.

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ENFJ

The Teacher

44% Match
ENFJs are idealist organizers, driven to implement their vision of what is best for humanity.
INFJ

The Counselor

38% Match
INFJs are creative nurturers with a strong sense of personal integrity and a drive to help others realize their potential.
INTJ

The Mastermind

57% Match
INTJs are analytical problem-solvers, eager to improve systems and processes with their innovative ideas.
ENTJ

The Commander

63% Match
ENTJs are strategic leaders, motivated to organize others and drive innovation.
ENFP

The Champion

66% Match
ENFPs are people-centered creators with a focus on possibilities and a contagious enthusiasm for anything novel.
INFP

The Healer

60% Match
INFPs are imaginative idealists, guided by their individual core values and beliefs.
INTP

The Architect

79% Match
INTPs are philosophical innovators, fascinated by rational analysis, logical systems, and inventive design.
ENTP

The Inventor

85% Match
ENTPs are inspired innovators, motivated to find new solutions to intellectually challenging problems.
ESFP

The Performer

42% Match
ESFPs are vivacious entertainers who charm and engage those around them.
ISFP

The Composer

36% Match
ISFPs are gentle caretakers who live in the present moment and enjoy their surroundings with easygoing enthusiasm.
ISTP

The Craftsman

55% Match
ISTPs are observant artisans with an understanding of mechanics and an interest in troubleshooting.
ESTP

The Dynamo

61% Match
ESTPs are energetic thrillseekers who are at their best when putting out fires, whether literal or metaphorical.
ESFJ

The Provider

20% Match
ESFJs are conscientious helpers, sensitive to the needs of others and energetically dedicated to their responsibilities.
ISFJ

The Protector

14% Match
ISFJs are industrious caretakers, responsible in their duties and loyal to people, traditions, and organizations.
ISTJ

The Inspector

33% Match
ISTJs are responsible organizers, driven to create and enforce order within systems and institutions.
ESTJ

The Supervisor

39% Match
ESTJs are hardworking traditionalists, eager to take charge in organizing projects and people.

Discovering Your Type

Now we'll go in depth into the personality type that fits you best.

Your personality type code is an invaluable key to understanding how you function in life, work, and love. Knowing your personality type can help you to understand the answers to questions like:

  • Why have I always been drawn to a particular career, even though I have no experience in that field?
  • Why do I keep having the same issue in all of my relationships?
  • Why do other people consistently use the same words to describe me and my personality?

The next section is based on extensive research, both practical and theoretical, into the profiles of the sixteen personality types. You'll discover how people of your type typically approach work and relationships. You'll also see how you can use your strengths and minimize your weaknesses to reach your personal potential.

Understanding how different aspects of your life connect with your personality type can give you meaningful validation for the path your life has taken so far. You may also find that this information can provide guidance to help you plan your direction for the future.

The information in the following section is based on the personality type that seemed to be the best fit for you, based on your test responses. You may find that some of the information in this section does not seem 100% accurate for you. This is normal; no personality type description will fit you completely. If you feel, however, that the type described below is not correct for you, and would like to get the information in the following section for a different type, please simply contact us and let us know.

Don't forget, this is just a sample report! To see your own results, take the TypeFinder assessment—or, if you've already taken it, return to the page with your results to purchase your full report.

Your ENTP Personality Type

An an ENTP, you are energized by challenge and are often inspired by a problem that others perceive as impossible to solve. You rely on your ingenuity to deal with the world around you, and rarely find preparation necessary. You will often jump into a new situation and trust that you will adapt as you go.

Your Core Values:
  • Challenge
  • Innovation
  • Analysis
  • Independence
Your Key Motivators:
  • Confronting challenges
  • Imagining new possibilities
  • Analyzing issues and ideas
  • Finding innovative solutions

You enjoy playing with ideas and especially like to banter with others. You use your quick wit and command of language to keep the upper hand with other people, often cheerfully poking fun at their habits and eccentricities. While you enjoy challenging others, in the end you are usually happy to live and let live. You are rarely judgmental, but you may have little patience for people who can't keep up.

You are a master of re-inventing the wheel and often refuse to do a task the same way twice. You question norms and often ignore them altogether. Established procedures are uninspiring to the you, as you would much rather try a new method (or two) than go along with the standard. You are confident in your ability to think creatively, and may assume that others are too tied to tradition to see a new way.

How Others See You

You are friendly and charming. You usually want to be seen as clever and may try to impress others with your quick wit and incisive humor. You are curious about the world around you, and want to know how things work. For you, however, the rules of the universe are made to be broken. You like to find the loopholes and figure out how you can work the system to your advantage. This is not to say that you are malicious; you simply find rules limiting, and believe there is probably a better, faster, or more interesting way to do things that hasn’t been thought of before.

You are likely to be entrepreneurial and may be quick to share a new business idea or invention. You are confident and creative, often excited to discuss your many ingenious ideas. Your enthusiasm for innovation is infectious, and you are often good at getting other people on board with your schemes. However, you are fundamentally a “big-picture” person, and may be at a loss when it comes to recalling or describing details. You are typically more excited about exploring a concept than you are about making it reality, and can seem unreliable if you don’t follow through with you many ideas.

Your Communication Style

You are a lively and agile communicator who speaks in terms of the “big idea.” You like to explore possibilities and make connections with the information you receive. You love innovative solutions and are enthusiastic about change, but you are also highly analytical and will not hesitate to criticize ideas that don’t hold up to your logical analysis.

You Communicate By:
  • Advocating for change
  • Sharing logical critiques
  • Exploring theories and ideas
  • Challenging convention

Your Relationship Style

You are exciting and creative, and connect with people who share your drive to explore and understand the world. You have a knack for understanding people, and are an agile communicator, so you tend to make friends quickly and easily. At times, you can be challenging and outspoken, however, so you do best with emotionally resilent people who understand that you mean no offense with your logical analysis.

You Connect By:
  • Discussing ideas and theories
  • Solving problems creatively
  • Sharing new experiences
  • Appreciating unconventional perspectives

Your Personality at Work

At work, you are concerned with applying innovative solutions to challenging problems to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of systems. You often take an entrepreneurial approach to your work and prefer to approach tasks in a casual and unstructured way, with few limitations on your ingenuity.

Your Ideal Work Environment:
  • Challenging and dynamic
  • Values critical thinking
  • Focused on logical problem-solving
  • Respects autonomy
Your Ideal Work Roles:
  • Visionary Innovator
  • Dynamic Leader
  • Imaginative Inventor
  • Daring Entrepreneur

You thrive on cooperation and work best in a harmonious environment where you can support other people and encourage their growth. You may take on a mentor role, as you gain great satisfaction from helping other people become better at what they do.

You likely find yourself attracted to leadership roles due to your natural inclination to organize and inspire other people. You have a strong vision in your work, and enjoy being able to use your creativity to develop innovative initiatives with a humanitarian focus. You appreciate teamwork, and want to have the organizational resources to turn your ideas into action.

Your Leadership Style

In leadership positions, you are imaginative and enterprising. You tend to be intellectually competitive, and want a team that can keep up. You are likely to encourage independence and creative thinking among your reports, but will subject any new ideas, including your own, to a thorough and critical analysis.

Your Leadership Strengths:
  • Sharing creative visions
  • Encouraging independence
  • Communicating efficiently
  • Assessing systems and processes rationally

Your Teamwork Style

You are an ingenious, entrepreneurial team member who wants to explore new and creative ideas. You are often excited by an opportunity to brainstorm, and love discussing innovative solutions with other people. While you enjoy working with others, you sometimes feel they slow you down. Your quick thinking often puts you two steps ahead.

Your Teamwork Strengths:
  • Developing innovative ideas
  • Motivating others to take action
  • Anticipating long-term effects
  • Facing challenges head-on

Top Careers for Your ENTP Type

ENTPs typically choose a career that allows them to use their ingenuity to create novel solutions to complex problems. ENTPs often like to lead, especially in cutting-edge industries like technology or the sciences. Business holds a strong appeal for the entrepreneurial ENTP, who enjoys starting new initiatives.

Keep in mind, there are many careers that may be appropriate for you which are not listed here. However, the careers listed here give a representative sample of the top trends for ENTPs in their careers, and thus can give you an idea of where you might find satisfaction.

Becoming Your Best

At your best, you are curious, clever, and ready to be challenged. You enjoy learning and understanding the world around you, and tend to easily recognize patterns and connections. You are skeptical, never one to accept anything without scrutinizing it logically. You are excited by possibilities, and use your creativity to find ways to make them a reality.

To perform at your best, look for opportunities that are challenging and dynamic. You are a quick learner and flexible, and tend to adjust to changing environments easily. You love solving complicated problems, and will be most satisfied when you feel that your creativity and intellect are being put to good use.

Your Personal Strengths

Curiosity

You love learning about the world and how things work, always looking to increase your knowledge.

Innovation

You are never content with the status quo; you believe there is always something new to try.

Charm

You have a winning personality, and others cannot help but be infected by your enthusiasm.

Autonomy

You do not need to be micromanaged; you work best when you are free to find your own way.

Opportunities for Excellence

  • Indulge in your love of exploration. Learn new systems and processes, so you can blaze a trail for everyone else.
  • Take advantage of your ingenuity. Keep an eye out for ways to streamline and enhance procedures.
  • Talk about what inspires you. Your natural enthusiasm will draw people to you and your vision.
  • Be proactive and anticipate needs. You will build trust in your abilities by demonstrating that you can work independently.

Potential Pitfalls

  • Watch out for your competitive nature. It's good to push yourself, but take care not to run over others' opinions and perspectives.
  • Find ways to improve your focus and commitment. You are energized by new ideas, and may lose interest before you've followed the idea through to its completion.
  • Avoid roles that require you to focus on managing details, rather than problem-solving. You need the stimulation and challenge of tackling important issues, and do not have the focus to truly enjoy detail-oriented work.
  • Work on increasing your attention to practical considerations. Your excitement for new ideas and possibilities will be best served if you are also fully aware of present realities.
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