ENTP stands for Extroversion, Intuition, Thinking, and Perceiving. Those who fall within this personality category are part of the Analysts group and have extraverted intuition with introverted thinking. This means that your primary area of focus is generally external, while you primarily absorb information via intuition.
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ENTP Strengths and Weaknesses
Those who are classified as ENTPs are usually great at intuitively understanding people and situations and are able to quickly absorb and process information about different situations they are in. Sizing up their environment is easy for ENTPs, and they can take the information they absorb and use their strong perceptive abilities to see the big picture. However, while ENTPs can quickly see possibilities and inspire others, developing a concrete plan of action and taking steps to actually implement goals can prove to be more difficult for ENTPs.
ENTPs who combine their strongly intuitive nature with their extroverted thinking often make good decisions that lead to positive outcomes, but not all ENTPs are able to successfully incorporate an understanding of the human personal element in their decision-making process. Some ENTPs may become isolated from others and from their own internal feelings, and ENTPs may also struggle with taking care of small details.
Ideal Career Choices for ENTPs
The ENTP personality type is sometimes called the “lawyer” personality type. Work as an attorney is an ideal job for people who have this personality characterization. Work in human resources, as a corporate trainer, in property manager, as an executive or a PR specialist, or in the field of psychology can also be rewarding for ENTPs. ENTPs generally tend to do worse in highly-detail oriented positions that don’t involve a lot of room for intuition, including work as factory supervisor or in the medical field, such as a dentist or nurse aid.
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