Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving are the core traits that distinguish an ENTP personality type. Also commonly known as the “debater” personality, ENTPs are confident, outspoken and charismatic.
An ENTP’s extroverted nature makes them very approachable for brainstorming and discussing ideas aloud! They are considered people’s people and highly energetic, which reflects in their conversations with other team members. They love coming up with solutions and engaging in a debate; hence a little bit of back and forth with them is a common scenario.
Structure and stringent rules do not flow well with them. They enjoy flexibility in their schedule to aid their creative and out of the box thinking and style of working.
As Bosses: As bosses, ENTPs are well-liked and popular mainly due to their encouraging behavior and creative freedom amongst their team members. They are extremely enthusiastic about creating path-breaking solutions themselves and on the top of their game in inspiring others.
However, one major drawback ENTPs have lack of focus and having a boss lose focus or jump from one idea to another without seeing through the completion of the prior can become a very taxing affair!
As Peers: Leading their own way, ENTPs don’t get peer pressured at all! They make their own choices independently without getting mixed up with their teammates’ ideas or thought processes. They like taking a risk and learning by taking chances and figuring out what works for them and what does not. They wouldn’t take someone else’s word for it and rather decide by experiencing it on their own.
Even as peers, ENTPs are their own masters.
As Subordinates: Debater subordinates are usually a charm to work with. They take creative criticism well with rationality and logic and will be more than happy to work on themselves. As their core nature, they do not settle for anything lesser than the best, and hence you can expect them to be working around the clock till they find the best possible solution.
Along with a vivid imagination and a high level of intellect, debaters are also known for being ruthless and intolerant. Their inability to consider an opponent’s emotion in a debate can be a major drawback at work or personal life. They love nothing more than an honest opinion and a clear assessment of ideas, in the absence of which they can be extremely condescending.
A big plus point of ENTPs at the workplace is their level of energy, their wit and the fact that they are able to take some downtime and find relaxation after a hectic situation. This attribute helps everyone else calm their nerves and take it easy in stressful scenarios. They are also great conversationalists and always very well informed. Hence a conversation with a debater is never dull, and you will always come back with a ton of new information!
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