Description of your personality [Feel free to include personality test results] "Clever" is the word that perhaps describes ENTPs best. The professor who juggles half a dozen ideas for research papers and grant proposals in his mind while giving a highly entertaining lecture on an abstruse subject is a classic example of the type. So is the stand-up comedian whose lampoons are both funny and incisively accurate.
ENTPs are usually verbally as well as cerebrally quick, and generally love to argue--both for its own sake, and to show off their debating skills. ENTPs tend to have a perverse sense of humor as well, and enjoy playing devil's advocate. This sometimes confuses, even angers, those who don't understand or accept the concept of argument as a sport.
ENTPs are as innovative and ingenious at problem-solving as they are at verbal gymnastics; on occasion, however, they manage to outsmart themselves. ENTPs can be prone to "sharp practice" – especially cutting corners without regard to the rules if it's expedient – or, their juggling acts may simply be so over-ambitious they collapse.
Both at work and at home, ENTPs are very fond of "toys" -- physical or intellectual, the more sophisticated the better. Once these have been "solved" or become too familiar, however, they’ll be replaced with new ones.
ENTPs are basically optimists, but in spite of this (perhaps because of it?), they can become petulant about small setbacks and inconveniences. (Major setbacks they regard as challenges, and tackle with determination.) ENTPs have little patience with those they consider wrongheaded or unintelligent, and show little restraint in demonstrating this. In general, however, they are genial, even charming, when not being harassed by life.
In terms of their relationships with others, ENTPs are capable of bonding very closely and suddenly with their loved ones. Some appear deceptively offhand with their nearest and dearest; others are so demonstrative that they succeed in shocking co-workers who've only seen their professional side. ENTPs are also quick to spot a kindred spirit, and good at acquiring friends of similar temperament and interests.
ENTPs may sometimes give the impression of being largely oblivious to the rest of humanity except as an audience: good, bad, or potential. In general this is unfair – but it can be difficult to get an ENTP’s attention when they’re not immediately aware of you, especially for an Introvert.
The best approach in communicating with an ENTP is to be straightforward. No games – they’ll win. No "pulling rank" – they’ll just want to put you in your place. No apologies – you’ll undermine yourself. Try "I need/want to talk to you."
Some positive adjectives/traits Not pretentious; I only trust myself if I have done it before and how well I can express that understanding; if I know I can’t do something, I’m not going to pretend like I can; unless I really, really want it, then I’ll play whatever part I have to, even if it requires that I circumvent the obstacles rather than continue to pound away at a brick wall; blowing up the wall is not ideal if I want what’s on the other side, I don’t burn bridges carelessly; I have a close attention to detail, great memory for experiences; capable of a wonderful sense of humor, if not occasionally dark or just completely random or beyond anyone else's comprehension...maybe even my own...there's usually a process there, but I don't explain my jokes...in fact I don't really like explaining anything; Independent; I prefer to find things on my own, prefer to get things on my own and hate the idea that I might owe anybody anything; honest when I want or feel like I have to be; SELF-AWARE; and I can be very loyal…until I have a reason not to be...
And the negative: Obsessive or a better word might be stubborn, tunnel vision...; disorganized thinking, can lead to procrastinating things that are "less important"; anxiety-prone; fear of abandonment; stammering; avoident of conflict to the point of causing them; TRUST ISSUES; will look for reasons to hurt someone before they have a chance to reject me; I can be seen as confrontational, but it’s more of a defense mechanism; I can be very selective and too goal-oriented in my research and neglect little things that sometimes add up; dodging; shifty; I don’t freely give out true information about myself or others to those I do not trust or would be betraying those I am loyal to, or for whatever reason, have proved loyal to me; sometimes I test their loyalty, but most people resist that sort of manipulation so I try not to rely on it...I don't like the way I manipulate people in general...It seems morally wrong, although I try not to see the world as too black and white...some things I'm fairly resolute about...I don't think I'm very decisive...although I wish I was, because...I'm a leader and that's important for leaders to make decisions...I can get caught up exploring the possibilities, which is fine, but sometimes costly and damaging...
Likes [hobbies, fandoms and general]:"california dreamin'", "get it faster", 70s, 80s, 90s, ac/dc, angel:the series, billy talent, bob dylan, buffy the vampire slayer, building pillow forts, buying groceries, david bowie, every movie ever made, feminist lit, frankenstein, fray, glam, good omens, harry potter, house, indie, journey, katie turner, living on my own, marshall mathers, metal, my chemical romance, painting, paying rent, photography, prodigy, prog rock, qotsa, queen, recording music, scrapbooking, sherlock holmes, skate punk, sketching, slipknot, stone sour, supernatural, tool, the used, the yellow wallpaper, watchmen, x-men
discrimination, stereotyping, willful ignorance, holier than thous, when I can't relate to others, how I get nervous when I meet someone new and overcompensate, not being liked by people I care about (baaaww, I know, Enneagram Type 7, it is my secret shame)Strengths/Talents:writing, drawing, editing, engineering
Fears:never accomplishing anything worthwhile, living up to my potential (whatever that is?)
Favourites [and why?]
Colour:All of them
Word:What? (so many infinite possibilities to be seized in that question)
This or That
Mature or Immature:For someone who is apparently really mature (IQ "genius" or something) I feel like and some people say or think I act really immature
Leader or Follower:Leader, when I need to be, otherwise I'm just doing my own thing, following the people I think are right to the best of my ability
Outgoing or Shy:Both, depends on the circumstances/situation
Impulsive or Cautious:Again, circumstances are very important, although my impulsiveness usually has some plan in mind
Emotional or Stoic:I think emotional, I'm not defined by them, but I'm not robotic either, I don't know why this doesn't come across as anything stoic, but I guess I keep them pretty guarded, even from myself...
Laidback or Uptight:I think laid back, fairly flexible, and people are usually surprised because I guess I don't come across that way? WHY IS THERE SO MUCH COGNITIVE DISSONANCE BETWEEN WHO I AM AND HOW PEOPLE PERCEIVE ME? Oh right, because I don't always have a personality of my own, trying too hard to please others...touché
Justice or Compassion:There's a difference? I don't think justice without mercy is real justice.
Fun or SeriousI'm capable of being serious when necessary, but fun is...fun
Organized or Chaotic Organization is done out of mere "necessity" but it's not how my brain is naturally wire, so it's not "consistent"
Is there a character you don't really relate to at all/think is very unlike you? Explain why... John or Mary? IDK I don't have kids or a family (too much dysfunction in my own) but I just feel a bit uneasy being related to two people who may arguably be the Worst Parents Ever
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