Thomas Edison, Socrates, Tom Hanks and Karl Lagerfeld are from different spheres of work and cultural backgrounds; however, one thing common amongst them is their personality type. Based on the 16 personalities drawn out by Myers Briggs Personality type, all famous and accomplished personalities are ENTPs.
To better understand the characteristics of an ENTP, let’s analyze Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones. He is of the most intelligent people in Westeros, extremely resilient, not the prettiest looking person but has the charm and charisma to woo the world! Because of the atrocities he faced due to the misfortune of being a dwarf and his mother dying during his birth; he developed a thick skin over a period hidden behind a razor-sharp tongue. He is a kind and nobleman who does not look at the world through rose coloured glasses!
The core traits that an ENTP’s personality is based on are, Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Perceiving. They love smashing ideas and egos and questioning authority. Brainstorming and problem-solving is their forte. An ENTP thrives on constantly creating ideas and thinking outside the box. A lull or a slow pace work environment is not something that a debater will settle for.
Keeping in mind the core tendencies of an ENTP, let’s have a look at the best career options for this personality type:
Lawyer – What better option than practising law for a debater! Arguing and a thorough debater with their research is exceptionally sharp. All these traits are considered highly desirable for a lawyer.
Trader (Stock market) – A stock trader’s role requires quick thinking and intelligence, negotiation power, and patience to debate. For ENTP, this profession is a great option!
Engineer – An engineer is essentially a technical problem solver, something that an ENTP personality type has a knack for.
Public Relations specialist – With the kind of ability to persuade and have their way with their word, nothing is more appropriate for an ENTP personality type than a professional career as a public relations expert!
Film Producer – This is a highly creative role, which requires the producer to take executive decisions and finance the movie. A debater will enjoy it, especially if they fancy the film/TV industry and have a creative flair.
Financial Analyst – The role of a financial analyst requires one to be strategic and have a sharp mind. The financial future of companies and corporations depends on their analysis; hence they are required to be able to spot errors before it leads to a major disaster. It is something someone with an ENTP personality would excel at!
Relationship Manager – Relationship managers are extroverts with persuasive skills like no other! They are in charge of client management and expansion via business development skills.
Physician – An ENTP loves a work environment where their intellect is challenged, and a physician’s role would be apt for this personality type!
These are a few options for you, but it is always better to know your strengths and weaknesses as an ENTP personality type before opting for any career/profession from the above list.