Douglas Adams: ENTP

Guest post by Emily, INFP

Douglas Adams ENTP | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #MBTI #ENTP

Ne: Douglas Adams had a lot of different interests and was very enthusiastic about them. His storylines are kind of random and sometimes hard to follow. He liked traveling and liked America because of the openness of the culture. Sometimes he was clumsy. He thought life and everything was amazing because of the improbability of it.  Continue reading

R2-D2: ENTP

Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ

Star Wars

R2-D2 ENTP | Star Wars #MBTI #ENTP

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): R2-D2 acts on impulse, and usually makes things up as he goes along.  His willingness to try things that go against expectations leads to frequent disagreements with C-3PO, who prefers tried and true ways of doing things.  R2-D2 often lets his attention wander so much that he gets distracted in the middle of doing something, searching for Leia while everyone else is trying to escape the Death Star, and leaving his repair job of C-3PO incomplete to fix the hyperdrive on the Millennium Falcon.  R2-D2’s impulsiveness can make him unpredictable, which helps him escape from hostile forces on several occasions.  R2-D2 can ignore his environment while he is working on something, even if he is in the crossfire of a big battle. Continue reading

Orochimaru: ENTP

Guest post by Shubham (YOLOBLOMLMTAASOSBTDPWKEOIODBCHEOBOITOD), ENTP

(was that really necessary?)

Naruto

Orochimaru ENTP | Naruto #MBTI #ENTP

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Orochimaru, as you may know ,is a mad scientist who was expelled out of his village for killing and experimenting on villagers(dead or alive). His goal, as he once said was to “attain the knowledge of all Jutsus (techniques) that existed and could ever exist,” the only way to do it was to attain immortality (of course, duh!). Orochimaru is a person who sees possibilities and likes to focus on them as he chooses Sasuke to be his new body (and once even Kakashi). He likes to invent new techniques and use them in a fight rather than using the old classical ones that everyone uses. In the series (that lasted 15 years), he hardly (once) uses the conventional Jutsus that literally everyone else uses. All the Jutsus he uses are invented by himself (well with the weird snake power he has.) Hence he seems like a person who likes looking at new possibilities and finding creative ways to implement them. Continue reading

Leonardo da Vinci: ENTP

Leonardo da Vinci ENTP | The Book Addict's Guide to MBTI #ENTP

Dominant Extraverted Intuition (Ne): Leonardo da Vinci was a man of many ideas and of equally many talents. He was constantly devising new machines, and experimented so much with chemicals in his paintings that many of them have deteriorated more rapidly than much older paintings. Da Vinci’s imagination so outstripped current technology that he was unable to build many of the machines he designed (though people today can look at his diagrams and construct accurately, the things that he designed without having ever set foot in our era). Leonardo connected all of his major paintings to theoretical concepts, including the mathematical theories of Vetruvius and the revival of Platonic ideals that was occurring during his time period.

Auxiliary Introverted Thinking (Ti): Da Vinci was was well known for getting so distracted by his ideas that he failed to finish the projects he was working (including those projects he had been commissioned to complete). Da Vinci enjoyed erasing the lines that separated the arts and the sciences. His work is innovative, but also mathematical, scientific. In effort to achieve anatomical realism, he sought out cadavers, which he frequently dissected in order to understand them. Da Vinci was constantly challenging himself, both in the arts, and in the sciences.

Tertiary Extraverted Feeling (Fe): One thing that still fixates art historians on da Vinci’s work was his attention to psychological realism within his portraiture. He gives many of his characters and sitters expressions of ambiguity, but also of realistic emotional states. Leonardo da Vinci maintained an outlook of optimism throughout his life, but did not ponder much on the state of his feelings in his writings.

Inferior Introverted Sensing (Si): Da Vinci built upon the ideas of painters who lived before him. He practiced sketching the great masters and then improved upon their work with his own discoveries. Da Vinci was the type of painter who would get attached to paintings and not want to relinquish them (he did not give the Mona Lisa to the patron who commissioned it, but instead, kept it with him for the remainder of his life).

xNTP Professors vs xNTJ Students

Gineasll asked: You once said that you hate your xNTP professors because they have all the opposite functions of an INTJ? Could you go into more detail on how that plays out? Are there any other types you hate as professors?

I love you! ….distantly, and without emotional investment…Hold on, let me revise that: I love you theoretically!

I have nothing against xNTPs as people. In fact, I love my xNTP friends, but yes, I hate them as teachers. I hate xSFJ teachers equally well (same functions as the xNTP).

Here’s why. Continue reading

Meowth: ENTP

Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ

Pokemon Anime Franchise

Meowth ENTP | Pokemon #MBTI #ENTP

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Meowth is always bursting with ideas: practical, impractical, and everywhere in between.  He always has some new scheme to catch Pikachu or another valuable Pokemon.  Some of these are more outrageous than others, and all of them tend to fail.  Meowth seldom or never revisits old ideas for catching Pikachu, preferring to devise new ones instead.  Especially in the Advanced Generation Continue reading

How to Get Along with your INTJ Sibling

Ada asked: So here’s the thing: i am an ENTP and i have a sister who is, (as far as i can tell), a textbook INTJ. To say that we don’t get along is a big understatement- do you have any tips for getting along with an INTJ sibling?

First, I’ll suggest taking a look at the Understanding Your INTJ Friend page. I’ve probably updated it since you initially asked this question.

As an ENTP, you have all opposite functions to an INTJ, which will naturally make it difficult for you to understand them. However, I have an INTP family member with whom I actually have a fantastic relationship, so it is possible for opposite types to get along.

The best advice I can give you comes from a principle Continue reading