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In this episode, Joel and Antonia dive deep into the needs and desires of the ENTP personality type.

In this podcast on the ENTP personality type you’ll find:

  • ENTP – Exploration/Accuracy in Genius System
  • Car Model
  • The driver process for ENTPs is Extraverted Intuition, which we have nicknamed “Exploration.”
  • Learning process. Perceiving process.
  • Finding connections between disparate things in the outside world. Pushing buttons and looking for patterns in the outside world.
  • This is the ENTPs flow state. Novelty becomes very important to them.
  • It is about exploring. Imagine there is six foot tall grass and you are there to blaze a trail with your machete. That is Exploration.
  • The mundane can get very boring quickly.
  • They are good at reinventing the wheel. Trying new things and creating new patterns to optimize things for the better.
  • Very optimistic process.
  • ENTPs complain of getting bored easily.
  • To get a return on investment ENTPs need to follow something through to the end. Many ENTPs stop when a project is 80% finished. This makes it possible for other people to finish their work and get the kudos.
  • They need to create systems that acknowledge this weakness.
  • ENTPs are excited about new situations and will often outperform those around them because they are so engrossed in what they are doing. Then they master it and get bored. Going from rising star to D player within six months.
  • How do ENTPs stick with something after they have stopped making love to it?
  • 2 styles of boredom:
  • Sitting around doing nothing boredom where you can make up a game in your mind; or
  • Repetitive, manual tasks that require enough mental real estate that prevents you from daydreaming. (This is the worst!)
  • Focus on autonomy, mastery and purpose.
  • Daniel Pink Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us: People aren’t motivated by carrots and sticks like in the past. Now they are motivated by autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
  • The co-pilot is an introverted decision making process called Introverted Thinking, which we have nicknamed “Accuracy” (Ti).
  • Accuracy asks, What makes sense?
  • Any situation where an ENTP feels disempowered to leave their mark or optimize something is going to be very frustrating.
  • Most ENTPs are entrepreneurs.
  • If an ENTP thinks they have run out of options they are probably depressed. They need to keep looking for opportunities.
  • Ti is high leverage for ENTPs.
  • Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth by Brad Blanton
  • Show up to the world being radically honest with the people in your life.
  • It is so easy to get in the habit of looking for approval from other people.
  • The 10-year-old process is Extraverted Feeling, which we have nicknamed “Harmony.”
  • Harmony is all about making connections with other people.
  • ENTP Survey mentioned that ENTPs struggle with connection.
  • ENTPs can become people pleasers if they don’t have enough connectivity in their lives.
  • They try to find the most acceptable way of going about things in order to maintain whatever connections they do have.
  • Radical honesty forces them out of thinking in terms of social acceptance and instead focus on what makes analytical sense to them.
  • When an ENTP starts working on radical honesty “it begins at home.” Their inner wisdom will blast them out of relationships or paradigms that aren’t resonating with them authentically.
  • They will have quality relationships rather than quantity because their authentic connections will be deeper.
  • Focus on quality connections over quantity!
  • ENTPs really do care about other people’s feelings. If they receive negative feedback from others when they have only been implementing true radical honesty they can make peace with the fact that others won’t always honor the profound truths the ENTP brings.
  • The difference between skill and talent. Discipline copilot. Work on making it a beneficial part of your life.
  • Formal logic is a great tool for Ti users. It develops the ability to focus. The better they get at focus, the better they get at understanding concepts on a surgical level.
  • ENTPs can see clean slice the difference between 2 disparate concepts another may have conflated. They understand how those two things are actually separated. They bring a surgical component to thoughts, ideas and concepts.
  • These can also be limiting beliefs that prevent us from getting to where we want to go.
  • This helps them get clearer on their purpose and goals and to stop gumming up thoughts with superfluous info.
  • So much undiscovered territory is in the copilot. Who you are and what we want to bring to the world can be found in disciplining that copilot.
  • We are serially monogamous with our passions. We don’t have to focus on the same things till death. We can move on when we are ready to move on.
  • In the survey, ENTPs complain of lack of focus. If you have a 100 choices and you can’t choose one you will choose zero. Choosing one thing is better than choosing nothing at all.
  • ENTPs fear getting trapped on a single rail. The real trap is not allowing yourself any focus and choosing nothing.
  • ENTPs don’t fear discomfort nearly as much as some of the other types. They do fear looking incompetent.
  • Modesty is understanding your limitations. Or recognizing when you don’t have a limitation. If you learn to accept compliments for things you do well, you will feel less compunction in trying new things and looking less capable. When we are falsely modest and don’t accept compliments we feel a greater need to ensure we never appear incompetent. But if we acknowledge our abilities when we do well, we can more easily acknowledge when we don’t do so well.
  • With ENTPs if they are really struggling with putting themselves in a student role it is probably because they haven’t allowed themselves to acknowledge their competence level in other things.
  • Female ENTPs see societal expectations and imprint on themselves things that are usually inaccurate. Ti questions self and asks what evidence they have that something is accurate.
  • Ti can be an ENTPs salvation
  • The 3-year-old process is Introverted Sensing, which we have nicknamed “Memory.”.
  • It can inspire you as an aspiration to want to change the infrastructural world. It is rare for an ENTP to not want to play a bigger game by disrupting the status quo.
  • Figure out what you want to be doing and bring your best self forward so you can be the most disruptive as possible.

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  • Claire
    • Claire
    • November 7, 2017 at 3:17 am

    Your writing style shouts ENTP. And the fact that you would try on so many personality hats also weigh more towards ENTP. I’m also ENTP :)

  • Claire
    • Claire
    • November 7, 2017 at 3:09 am

    For the longest time, I thought I was an INTJ. After two years of reflection and observing my responses to spontaneous events, I have concluded that I was an ENTP (I highly recommend the Extraverted Intuition vs. Introverted intuition podcast). I personally think ENTPs and INTJs have so much in common, not in terms of their cognitivie function stacks, but in terms of traits. Perhaps it’s because they are shadow types (Same function order with opposite attitudes) of each other? I’m not entirely sure.

  • James
    • James
    • November 2, 2017 at 1:18 am

    PS—-sorry for the typos, above. I’ve always been a poor typist. Am more lucid & clear in real life.

  • James
    • James
    • November 2, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Glad I found, really enjoying it. I’ve been reading about Myers-Briggs Types off & on for years and find it fascinating. The big challenge for me has always been deciding which type I am. I just took your free test Thank you! and I came out an ISTP, which has a good chance of being right. Here"s more detail. I have thought I was likely _either- a ISTP OR ENTP Or possibly INTP it INTJ. Like an INTP, I like precise definitions in language and to understand concepts thoroughly. But the Peanuts cartoon character, Linus, is thought to be an INTP and he can’t stop philosophizing. I DO very much enjoy reading or discussing philosophy and psychology but also have more if a need to go outside and be out in nature or do something physical. Not strenuous, more eye-hand coordination. Also, it is said intp’ s gave trouble expressing themselves but I can vividle and easily eplain most anything that interests me. And I’M m more outgoing. Am I an ENTP? Every time I hear an ENTP on YouTube, I immediately feel I would enjoy conversation with those people and that am like them. I love playing devil’s advocate, exploring different arguments, views and possibilities. On a feeling lvel, I feel I can be engaging in a 1 on 1 talk with others, like I feel most ENTP’s are. But— I don’t know that I get that easy. And I think I have better follow-through. Although, there are times when once I feel I understand something, it becomes less interesting. But not always. Often I “keep” it and master it or at least add to it. More like an ISTP? I do like be competent & knowledgeable but ISTP’s are often described as so aloof and like " a man of few words". Clint Eastwood is thought to be an ISTP but I’m more playful & outgoing. An Estp? Naaah, I’m not a thrillseeker or Daredevil or sports-nut. So…more conversational, LOVE to explore, intellectually and outdoor-physically (ENTP?) but also love Competence and Independence, question rules, and feel “appropriateness” is often overdone. So either ISTP or ENTP is likely “it”. ISTP probably has the most things that fit.

  • Vladisav
    • Vladisav
    • September 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I have to say that I recognize that I need to work on my accuracy skills because as an ENTP, which I discovered yesterday that I am, and currently I am having an obsession of learning everything about it (I already prepared my Logic book for reading as soon as I finish writing this message), so eventually, I would like to tell that I almost cried since whole my life I was being shut down, told to shut up, I was misunderstood, I was called an ultimate philosopher with lack of emotions, and finally I feel like this is something where I can develop my internal logic skills and release myself over the compromises that I make daily in sabotaging my thoughts that make sense to me, not in a bad way. My life experience made me very anxious, where I ended up going to psychoanalysis, who helped me listen to my internal logic and not to be so insecure about myself. I have been a university student for a pretty long time and I got to the point where I am exhausting my self mentally just to give those few last exams, even though I was bored with the subject that I study years ago but I feel like I am at the dead end and I need to finish it, even trough daily I have 76 ideas of what I would like to do. I can relate to approximately 99,6% of things that ENTP chick said, and I am very happy to know that somebody went through difficult process of self recognition and made it, because that gives me an assignment and hope. So this is like a thank you letter, which comes from the place of harmony.

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