What do you think?

Ok guys, I have once again taken the Meyers-Briggs Personality Profile. Once again it has been determined that I am an ENTP. Every time I’ve taken it, it’s scored the same so maybe it’s accurate. That’s where you come in, however. I’m curious to hear if you think it’s on the money. So, if you know me, here’s your chance to dissect me. Have fun, but don’t be mean. 🙂

Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving

“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 not only funny, but 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 often-impressive skills. They tend to have a perverse sense of humor as well, and enjoy playing devil’s advocate. They sometimes confuse, even inadvertently hurt, 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. This can take the form of getting found out at “sharp practice”–ENTPs have been known to cut corners without regard to the rules if it’s expedient — or simply in the collapse of an over-ambitious juggling act. Both at work and at home, ENTPs are very fond of “toys”–physical or intellectual, the more sophisticated the better. They tend to tire of these quickly, however, and move on to new ones.

ENTPs are basically optimists, but in spite of this (perhaps because of it?), they tend to become extremely petulant about small setbacks and inconveniences. (Major setbacks they tend to regard as challenges, and tackle with determin- ation.) ENTPs have little patience with those they consider wrongheaded or unintelligent, and show little restraint in demonstrating this. However, they do tend to be extremely genial, if not charming, when not being harassed by life in general.

In terms of their relationships with others, ENTPs are capable of bonding very closely and, initially, suddenly, with their loved ones. Some appear to be 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 good at acquiring friends who are as clever and entertaining as they are. Aside from those two areas, ENTPs tend to be oblivious of the rest of humanity, except as an audience — good, bad, or potential.

Some Famous ENTPs:

Alexander the Great
Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart
Sir Walter Raleigh


Mercutio, from Romeo and Juliet
Horace Rumpole, from John Mortimer’s Rumpole of the Bailey series
Dorothy L. Sayers’s detective Lord Peter Wimsey

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

6 thoughts on “What do you think?

  1. As a fellow NTP (although my E is an I), I would say that it is pretty accurate…you tend to be way more optimistic than I am. Your optimistic outlook is based on a confidence in your knowledge and perceptions (something I envy)…while I may have the same exact opinion (we very often do!) I am always trying to destroy my own understanding in a futile test of its accuracy by endlessly researching the crap out of minute details that I know have been overlooked and that really do not matter . I took it 7 years ago, and I am curious to see if my results have changed.

  2. Well, babe, make a note of this – my first comment on your blog! Having been married to you for over 7 years and having know you for an additional 3, I’ll say this description of you is pretty accurate! The most entertaining sentence which well-describes you is:

    “ENTPs are very fond of “toys”–physical or intellectual, the more sophisticated the better. They tend to tire of these quickly, however, and move on to new ones.”

    How many times have we had conversations regarding this before?!?! 🙂 Yes, I believe Meyers-Briggs has described you to a “T” (or an ENTP!) and I’m anxious to see if we’re still polar opposites…..although that’s what makes us complete! I love every ENTP about you!! 🙂

  3. “We are not argumentative…just enjoy discussions”

    -That would be accurate for all the INTP’s as well…although we don’t always need someone else to facilitate a counterpoint…we take care of that ourselves!

  4. Verbally and cerebrally quick… love to argue… juggling half a dozen different ideas… fond of toys…

    Yeah, you’re definitely an ENTP.

    What I like best about the profile, though? The “good at acquiring friends who are as clever and entertaining as [you] are” part. Clever and entertaining… me? HA!

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