Being a person who likes to imagine what living the life of another would be like, I have always wondered what a day in Steve Job’s life would’ve been like. I am an extremely intelligent person and founder of one of the most successful companies in the world; I used to imagine I must be living quite a complex life going through a plethora of emotions throughout the day. I wondered what personality traits he used to his advantage to reach where he did in his personal life and career.
While reading on personality types recently, I came across ENTP and discovered that Steve Jobs was an ENTP personality type, and I immediately dived into all the nitty-gritty details.
ENTP personality types are Extroverts, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceptive, and this explains Steve Jobs comfort in engaging with large crowds, their innovative designs and their brilliant foresight. To understand this personality type better, let’s look at their strengths and weaknesses.
Quick thinkers – Quick thinking and being way ahead of the rest of their team are attributes one can instantly associate with an ENTP.
Charismatic – ENTPs have a way with their words. Blessed with wit and charisma, they are considered absolute charmers.
Fearless – They are determined, and they are fearless! They will not let any failure get in their way of success eventually. They look at obstacles in their path as an opportunity to tackle a challenge rather than a dead-end.
Innovative – ENTPs are known to have excellent foresight, and innovation comes along with it. They do not mind taking a risk over and over again until they are successful in their endeavour of finding a path-breaking solution.
Confident – They are extremely confident of themselves and, as a result, all their theories and ideas as well.
Intolerant – Since ENTPs are extremely rational and are known to have a high intelligence quotient, it often results in intolerance for anything or anyone that doesn’t match with their frequency of thoughts or reasoning.
Insensitive – ENTPs are way too rational to take into account another person’s feelings or emotions.
Argumentative – There is a reason why this personality type is also called “the debaters”. They are always up for a mental exercise and ready to rip their opponent apart!
Impractical – They are chaos in a human form. They don’t care much about day-to-day tasks and chores that may not be as exciting or creative but equally important to check off the TTD list. This makes ENTPs rather disorganized and impractical.
Nonconformity – Breaking norms is part and parcel of being an ENTP personality type. They like to lead their professional and personal lives by pushing boundaries and mapping out their way. While it’s great for creativity, it can rub people off the wrong way and ends up creating trouble for themselves.
Not focused – Owing to their nature of constantly striving to find new ideas to develop, ENTPs find it particularly difficult to focus. They are easily bored and can get flaky jumping from one idea to another without seeing through the completion.
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