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Posted on Sunday, January 9th, 2005

Dave!In addition to the Political Compass Test (which I last saw at Neil's World and took here), another meme crawling through the blogosphere is the Myers-Briggs "Jung Personality Test" (which I last last saw at Jay's Party). Ordinarily, I pass on these types of things, but I went ahead and took it while waiting for the washing machine to quit.

I have to say, after trying to answer the questions as honestly as possible, the results seem fairly accurate. I took the Short Test, Word Test, and the Word Choice Test, and got the same result every time: Apparently I am an ENTP (Extoverted - iNtuitive - Thinking - Perceiving), which is classified as an "inventor" who shows "enthusiastic interest in everything and always sensitive to possibilities. Non-conformist and innovative. 3.2% of the total population").

Additional information about ENTP's from Personality Page: "Visionary. Creative, resourceful, and intellectually quick. Good at a broad range of things. Enjoy debating issues, and may be into "one-up-manship". They get very excited about new ideas and projects, but may neglect the more routine aspects of life. Generally outspoken and assertive. They enjoy people and are stimulating company. Excellent ability to understand concepts and apply logic to find solutions."

ENTP Strengths:

  • Enthusiastic, upbeat, and popular (yeah, Mr. Popular, that's me).
  • Can be very charming (not to mention suave and debonair... heh).
  • Excellent communication skills (now this is true).
  • Extremely interested in self-improvement and growth in their relationships (until I get totally screwed for doing so, yes).
  • Laid-back and flexible, usually easy to get along with (probably best describes me, until provoked).
  • Big idea-people, always working on a grand scheme or idea (yes... WORLD DOMINATION!!! Bwah ha haaaah!).
  • Usually good at making money, although not so good at managing it (pretty much true, but how is mismanaging money a strength?).
  • Take their commitments and relationships very seriously (yes, which is why I always end up screwed).
  • Able to move on with their lives after leaving a relationship (and it just becomes easier every time).

ENTP Weaknesses:

  • Always excited by anything new, they may change partners frequently (I guess that's bad).
  • Tendency to not follow through on their plans and ideas (I wish I had a dollar for every unfinished project I've got piled up).
  • Their love of debate may cause them to provoke arguments (I disagree with this, as I'll usually do anything to avoid an argument).
  • Big risk-takers and big spenders, not usually good at managing money (So true it hurts).
  • Although they take their commitments seriously, they tend to abandon their relationships which no longer offer opportunity for growth (well, when somebody shits all over you, I think "potential for growth" in a relationship is pretty much over, so yeah).

Nothing like a little self-analysis on a Sunday afternoon.

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  1. Ben says:

    I got three diffrent answers.

    I get I must be Jung at heart.


  2. INTJ myself. I have known only a couple ENTPs. They were pretty unique and interesting people. I know a lot more INTJs and ENTJs and INTPs than ENTPs. Funny because I’m very into MBTI and I’m in situations where I meet a lot of N’s of all types. But I’d have to actually say of all the N types, ENTPs are the ones I’ve met least.

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