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ENTP - The "Originator"

Jungian Personality Types, Take the Personality Test

ENTPs are logical, innovative, curious and downright inventive. They see possibilities for improvement everywhere and possess the ability to understand complex concepts. ENTPs are introspective and carefree nonconformists. They often neglect the more common areas of life while pursuing new solutions. ENTPs can be good conversationalists and exciting company. See MyPersonality PRO™ for a full description of your personality type.

ENTP Representation

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Temperament
NT (Intellectual)

ENTP Population
Total: 4.5%
Male: 6%
Female: 3%

Primary Function
Secondary Function
Tertiary Function
Least Function

About the ENTP
Expert Quotes & Links

"ENTPs are idea people. Their perceptive abilities cause them to see possibilities everywhere. They get excited and enthusiastic about their ideas, and are able to spread their enthusiasm to others. In this way, they get the support that they need to fulfill their visions"
- Portrait of an ENTP (The Personality Page)

"It is so natural for these individuals to practice devising gadgets and mechanisms, that they start doing it even as young children. And they get such a kick out of it that they really never stop exercising their inventive bent"
"ENTPs are usually verbally as well as cerebrally quick, and generally love to argue--both for its own sake, and to show off their often-impressive skills... argument as a sport."
- ENTP Profile (TypeLogic)
"ENTPs contribute an innovative, versatile, and enterprising approach to work. They view limitations as challenges to be overcome and look for new ways to do things. They need to find a niche for themselves in order to be free to maneuver. They prefer the start-up phase of a project rather than the followthrough or maintenance phase. Once the project is designed, they prefer to turn it over to someone else."
- ENTP - The Innovator (Lifexplore)

"...attention seeking, experience junky, insensitive, adaptable, not easily offended, messy, carefree, dangerous, fearless, careless..."
- Jung Type Descriptions (ENTP) (similarminds.com)

Famous ENTPs

Real ENTP People


Fictional ENTPs (Characters)

  • Polly Prince - Along Came Polly
  • Q - James Bond
  • Q - Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Shirley Feeney - Laverne & Shirley
  • Wile E. Coyote - Road Runner (Looney Tunes)

ENTP Career Matches

ENTPs are often happy with the following jobs which tend to match well with the Originator/Intellectual personality.

  • Actor
  • Artist
  • Consultant
  • Computer Programmer
  • Comedian
  • Computer Analyst
  • Designer
  • Engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Inventor
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer/Attorney
  • Musician
  • Marketer
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Politician
  • Photographer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Sales Representative
  • Scientist
  • Writer

ENTP Communities

Learn more about ENTPs from the ENTPs themselves by joining a group, forum or e-mail list.

More ENTP Information

Visit these recommended ENTP profile pages for more information.

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