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ENTP CAREERS
In the world of careers, ENTPs have the benefit of being naturally engaged and interested
in being productive and helpful. But rather than the sort of people-oriented helpfulness
that Diplomats (NF) bring to the table, ENTP personalities are focused on developing
solutions to interesting and diverse technical and intellectual problems. ENTPs are a
versatile personality type, and while it may take time for them to get to a point where
they can fully utilize their skillset and qualities, they are likely to find that those qualities
translate well into pretty much any career that so much as piques their interest.

If there's anything ENTPs love, it's flexing their mental muscles, and any
environment that lets them devise new approaches, new ideas and new
projects, that allows them to push the limits of their creativity, will benefit
strongly from what ENTPs bring to the table.

Not every career allows this level of unbridled brainpower, but there are those that
demand nothing but: entrepreneurship, engineering, even acting and photography. So
long as ENTPs are honest with themselves about their strengths and weaknesses, they
can thrive in most any career that is in need of a new line of thinking.

The Value of an Idea Lies in the Using of It


All this intellectual power can be intimidating, but unlike their Introverted (I) cousins,
people with the ENTP personality type have the added benefit of being excellent
communicators, in the written word but especially in face-to-face conversation. Though
they dislike the constraints of managing others (and of being managed), this social
adaptability allows ENTPs to be natural leaders, showing the way forward and inspiring
others with sound logic and intellectual prowess. While others may object to these plans

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with emotional considerations or general resistance to change, things ENTPs place little
value in, these competing comments are usually outmaneuvered by ENTP personalities'
deft arguments and subtly shifting goals.
The best careers reward intellectual competency and curiosity, allowing ENTPs to utilize
their never-ending flow of ideas productively by affording a degree of spontaneity in how
they engage their intellectual pursuits. People with the ENTP personality type value
knowledge, rational thought and insight very highly, and they make brilliant lawyers,
psychologists, systems analysts and scientists. It's even possible for ENTPs to thrive as
sales representatives, as they rationalize purchase decisions that may otherwise seem
discretionary so long as their managers know to give them the space they need to work
their magic.

PARENTHOOD

WORKPLACE HABITS

(/entp-parents)

Being Busy Doesn't(/entps-at-work)


Always Mean Real Work
Really it all comes down to a sense of personal freedom, for ENTPs to know that they are
allowed to apply themselves fully to understanding and solving the problems that
interest them, without getting bogged down by social politics and trying to figure out
what makes other people "tick". Routine, structure and formal rules all feel like
unnecessary hindrances to ENTPs, and they may find that their best careers yet allow
them to engage their intellectual pursuits on their own terms, as freelance consultants or
software engineers.
The key for ENTPs is to have the patience to get to a position that allows for these
freedoms, to be in an environment long enough that not just their colleagues, but their
managers and, in time, their subordinates, recognize what it is that they bring to the
table. ENTPs have exceptional qualities it's quantifying their achievements and skills
that presents the biggest challenge. But once they've got their foot in the door, once
they've got a willing ear higher in the hierarchy, the sky's the limit.
7. WORKPLACE HABITS (/ENTPS-AT-WORK)
5. PARENTHOOD (/ENTP-PARENTS)

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mostpeopledon'tunderstandmythoughtsorthelogicinwhichievolvedthem,idislikethefactthatihave
to"lowerthequalityofmythoughts"inordertobeunderstood
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Hahacomputerprogrammingthenanurse...Nursingisdefinitelymoredifficultsincethereisn'tmuchroom
forcreativityininnovationugh!
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RealpleasureaboutENTPisthepleasuretodebate.Unfortunatly,mostpeoplefeeloffendedor
disrespectedwhentryingtoarguewiththem.Itisreallydifficulttobeourselvesandtrulyadapttoour
surroundings.Ifonlytheycouldunderstandignoringsomeoneisthetruemarkofdisrespect.
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Toppedinsalesforyears,nowbecominganattorney.Thisissoaccurate!
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