Poignant Remarks from Authoritative Overviews of the ENTP (Extroverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving) Personality:
"...generally love to argue--both for its own sake, and to show off their debating skills. ENTPs tend to have a perverse sense of humor as well, and enjoy playing devil's advocate. This sometimes confuses, even angers, those who don't understand or accept the concept of argument as a sport."
"'Question authority! (then do exactly what it tells you)' sums up the dilemma in which ENTPs may find themselves"
"...are the most reluctant of all the types to do things in a particular manner just because that's the way they have been done."
"...are very fond of toys--physical or intellectual, the more sophisticated the better. Once these have been solved or become too familiar, however, they’ll be replaced with new ones."
"...amount to a cosmic non sequitur"
"...are in the business of change, improvement, experimentation."
"...on occasions, outsmart themselves. Their juggling acts may simply be so over-ambitious they collapse."
"...are always on the lookout for a better way, always eyeing new projects, new enterprises, new processes."
"...are basically optimists, but in spite of this (perhaps because of it?), they can become petulant about small setbacks and inconveniences. (Major setbacks they regard as challenges, and tackle with determination.)"
"...are skilled at engineering human relationships and human systems"
"...always want to understand the people within the system rather than tell them what to do."
"...loyalty often runs high and can be hooked by those the ENTP counts as friends."
"...harness Feeling's good will in areas such as sales, service, drama, humor and art."
"...are genial, even charming, when not being harassed by life."
"...may sometimes give the impression of being largely oblivious to the rest of humanity except as an audience: good, bad, or potential. In general this is unfair – but it can be difficult to get an ENTP’s attention when they’re not immediately aware of you."
"The best approach in communicating with an ENTP is to be straightforward. No games–-they’ll win. No 'pulling rank'-–they’ll want to put you in your place. Try 'I need/want to talk to you.'"