Sub-type of NT Innovators
. Most frequently corresponds to Enneagram Types Eight w/ Seven Wing and Seven w/ Six Wing
eNTPs are extremely bold, intuitive and unorthodox people who enjoy looking for new and undiscovered ways of doing things, and then sharing their discoveries with other people. They're always trying to figure out the nature of their environment so they can find the best way to accomplish their designs for themselves and others. These people thrive on debate and discussion of any kind if it will help unearth a better way to advance their agenda. Because they are so original, eNTPs are often frustrated in work environments where they're expected to follow well-established methods and procedures.
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The eNTp’s primary interest in life is improving the world that they live in, according to their vision. They are constantly absorbing ideas and images about the situations they are presented in their lives. Using their uncanny intuition to process this information, they are usually extremely quick and accurate in their ability to size up a situation. The eNTP may have the broadest understanding of their environment of all personality types.
This ability to intuitively understand people and situations puts the eNTP at a distinct advantage in their lives. They generally understand things quickly and with great insight. Accordingly, they are quite flexible and adapt well to a wide range of tasks. They are good at most anything that interests them. As they grow and further develop their intuitive abilities and insights, they become very aware of possibilities, and this makes them quite
resourceful when solving problems.
eNTPs are idea people. Their perceptive abilities cause them to see possibilities everywhere. They get excited 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.
eNTPs are less interested in following through on the implementation of an idea, which is usually a chore to the eNTP. For some eNTPs, this can result in the habit of not finishing what they start. The eNTP who has not developed their Judging function will have problems with jumping enthusiastically from idea to idea, without following through on their plans. The eNTP will frequently seek out and rely upon those who are willing to help them follow up on their projects in order to see them through to fruition.
The eNTP's auxiliary process of Introverted Thinking drives their decision making process, and thus they are quite rational and logical in reaching conclusions. eNTPs are extremely visionary, inventive, and enterprising.
eNTPs are fluent conversationalists, mentally quick, and enjoy verbal sparring with others. They love to debate issues, and may even switch sides sometimes just for the love of the debate. When they express their underlying principles, however, they may feel awkward and speak abruptly and intensely.
The eNTP quickly and accurately understands a situation, and objectively and logically acts upon the situation. Their Thinking side makes their actions and decisions based on an objective list of rules or laws, but their overwhelmingly strong argumentative skills can allow them to justify any action with logic. If this type of reasoning goes uncompletely unchecked by the eNTP, it could result in a character that is unethical or even dishonest. The eNTP, who does not naturally consider the more personal or human element in decision making, should take care to notice the subjective, personal side of situations. This is a potential problem are for eNTPs. Although their logical abilities lend strength and purpose to the eNTP, they may also isolate them from their feelings and from other people.
The least developed area for the eNTP is the Sensing-Feeling arena. If the Sensing areas are neglected, the eNTP may tend to neglect the basic obligations in their life. If the Feeling part of themself is neglected, the eNTP may not value other people's input enough, or may become overly harsh and aggressive.
Under stress, the eNTP may lose their ability to generate possibilities, and become obsessed with minor details. These details may seem to be extremely important to the eNTP, but in reality are usually not important to the big picture.
In general, eNTPs are upbeat visionaries. They highly value knowledge, and spend much of their lives seeking a higher understanding. They live in the world of possibilities, and become excited about concepts, challenges and difficulties. When presented with a problem, they're good at improvising and quickly come up with a creative solution. Creative, clever, curious, and theoretical, eNTPs have a broad range of possibilities in their lives.
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