7 ENTP Secrets You will Love (A complete guide)

In this brief guide, we will look at 7 of the best ENTP secrets, as well as other related things like famous ENTP people, ENTP characters, and ENTP in love.

What is an ENTP like?

ENTP is also known as the debater personality, and it is a well-earned name because it is no secret that ENTP is an amazing intellectual and logical personality type.

The ENTP can destroy an argument in a matter of a single conversation because their intuitive ability allows them to form connections that their introverted thinking can then analyze and process to give them the ideas they need to make their case.

The ENTP thought processes are their best-kept secret, and they would not want to let anyone into the mess that is their mind, and they cherish their ideas and beliefs very protectively.

The ENTP has the secret ability to think about all aspects of a situation, which they can then discuss effectively with others due to their extraverted tendencies.

The ENTP secretly loves to break down ideas and assess them, not out of malice but because it is such a good way to exercise their brain, and it allows them to both hone their thinking abilities and also gather more information for the next time they have to discuss that subject.

The more the ENTP talks, the better they know and they better they can communicate, but of course, this can take a toll on others, and this secret ENTP does not seem to understand.

The seemingly secret powers of deduction and inductive reasoning make ENTP the ultimate devil’s advocate, and they may take a great degree of pleasure in destroying and getting into arguments and beliefs, simply for fun.

ENTP Secrets

There are many secrets ENTP would very much like to keep covered, and then there are some they would be very happy their loved ones knew, so let us look at some of them.

ENTP Secret 1: They really do know better.

Yeah, it sounds very infuriating, given how annoying they can be, with their logical arguments and their incessant discussion of things they find interesting, and it can feel maddening when they sit there, calmly making their points and you get angry and frustrated, but the big ENTP secret is, they really do know what they are talking about.

The simple truth is that the ENTP has a better understanding of their own environments (and yours, obviously) than any other type of personality, and this ENTP secret needs to be better known so people understand that they are not just full of words, they actually do know what they are talking about.

Additionally, another big ENTP secret is that this person’s main interest in life is to understand the world they live in, and that is exactly what they use their immense intuitive capacity to do.

The reason ENTP actually knows better is that they understand things thoroughly by using their intuition, and then logic and analysis, to quickly and accurately process information. 

Lastly, it is no secret that the ENTP is able to recognize patterns that other people would not, which is what makes them such amazing debaters and arguers in the first place.

ENTP Secret 2: They are Optimistic

Yes, even though it may sometimes seem like this person who is able to see the bad things so clearly and is able to see all the good and bad in any situation, cannot possibly be an optimist, but the ENTP secret truth is that most ENTPs are optimists.

In a study, it was found that ENTPs (and ENFPs) had high levels of coping resources and some of the lowest stress levels in relation to children, intimate relationships, and health. 

ENTPs also showed lower levels of stress about caring for aging parents as well as balancing home and work. 

The ENTP has a great capacity to brainstorm, innovate, and find creative solutions, through carefully thought out logic, and it does make sense that they would be optimistic.

They are also able to calculate the pros and cons of every decision they make, which may also be a reason that they feel confident in their decisions and are able to feel optimistic about them. 

ENTP Secret 3: They don’t always want to be extroverted

Sure, they like to talk a lot and they want to discuss things, but at the end of the day, the ENTP secret they would really like you to know is that they don’t always want to interact with people, and sometimes they would really rather just sit back and relax, maybe with their partner or just themselves.

The things very few people realize about ENTPs and which is usually a secret is that they love autonomy and independence and may actually be considered as the more introverted type of extroverted types. 

They do however enjoy socializing when it involves discussing possibilities and ideas, but really, once they have made their points and everything, and the discussion is over, the ENTP may likely be secretly thinking of their bed already.

ENTP Secret 4: They are Open-Minded

Really, this should not be an ENTP secret, because it is obvious that someone who is able to make such great points and counterpoints must be able to see both sides of the coin, and just the fact that they love to discuss so much means they are open to talking and changing their mind, but sadly, most people just think they are full of talk and nothing else, and it may seem like they are closed-minded and only believe in what they are saying.

The ENTP is an Intuitive Thinking type and is therefore interested in little else but the truth, and their directness and bluntness can feel like they have already made up their mind, but the secret bit is that they have very much not, and their somewhat challenging tone is an invitation for you to challenge them and teach them something new.

They debate because they want to learn, they are verbal learners more than anything else, and they want to talk and discuss and argue because they knot it can make them form the necessary connections between the subject in question.

ENTP Secret 5: They may be Judging You

Even though they don’t mean anything malicious by their incessant arguing and debiting, the big ENTP secret is that they form a big chunk of their impression about the other person based on that person’s ideas and beliefs, even if they don’t know or believe that themselves.

The ENTP may often base a big part of how they feel about someone on how that person handles their argumentative nature and what ideas they hold.

Ideology and beliefs are important to the ENTP, they need to know that you have similar commitments to learning and knowledge as they do, and they are unlikely to take too dearly to someone who just doesn’t seem to care about things the way they do.

The ENTP likely won’t want to hang out with someone who takes things far too lightly, has no opinions, and worse yet, does not want to from any; even though they are open-minded, the ENTPs are still opinionated enough to want that from people they care about or are interested in.

ENTP in Love

ENTP in love can be very loyal and attentive, and they make for very interesting lovers as well, though they may try to figure you out too much, as analysis of everything new, even people, comes very intuitively and easily to them.

ENTPs are also energetic and tough-minded partners, and their need for growth and betterment in their personal life may well stretch to their romantic relationships and love.

ENTPs can also be very charming, despite their debating and argumentative nature, and maybe quite popular people in their social circles.

It may be important to the ENTP in love that they are with someone that can hold a debate, or at least the opinions they express well without getting things getting too serious.

The ENTP in love with someone who does not share their intellectual tendency will find this off-putting and may want to leave or worse, let the ENTP win their arguments than engaging them, which will be unacceptable to the ENTP.

The ENTP is also very motivated to be with the person they love, and they may constantly be thinking, ‘How can I make this relationship better?’ ‘How can I improve things in the household?’ ‘What can I do to relate to my children better?’, this eventually makes for a wonderful partner that wants to actively work towards being more fulfilled, and they will likely take any and all criticism well.

Of course, the ENTP in love needs to find a balance and ensure that they do not impose their desire for growth on their partners otherize the lover may feel suffocated if they constantly have to analyze things like the ENTP tends to. 

ENTPs in love is just as direct with their words as they are otherwise, and they will see no need to mince or sugarcoat their words, so if you are the partner and wonder whether you should ask for their opinion on something, you need to do so keeping in mind that they will tell you exactly what they think, even if it isn’t flattering.

This is not because they don’t care, it’s because they believe you will see the value in truth like they do and change things accordingly, no matter what it is.

The ENTP in love gives you more of their honest opinion because they are sure you are asking because you are looking for betterment and not reassurance. 

Famous ENTP People

Here is a list of some of the most famous ENTP people:

  • Tom Hanks
  • Walt Disney
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Celine Dion
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Alexander the Great
  • Matthew Perry
  • Geroge Carlin
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Julia Child
  • Weird “Al” Yankovich
  • Marilyn Von Savant
  • Rutherford B. Hayes
  • James Garfield
  • Rodney Dangerfield
  • Catherine the Great
  • Edmund Burke
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Lewis Caroll

ENTP Characters

Some of the best ENTP characters in fiction are:

  • Shawn Spencer (Psych)
  • Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Sirius Black (Harry Potter)
  • The Narrator (Fight Club)
  • Professor Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Hans Landa (Inglorious Basterds)
  • Imogen Spurnrose (Carnival Row
  • Jeff Winger (Community)

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we looked at 7 of the best ENTP secrets, as well as other related things like famous ENTP people, ENTP characters, and ENTP in love. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments you may have.

If you’ve enjoyed the ”7 ENTP Secrets You will Love” mentioned above, I would recommend you to take a look at ”ENTP Depression” too.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): ENTP Secrets

What are ENTPs good at?

ENTPs are good at being creative, resourceful, and original.

However, ENTPs are good at being exciting conversationalists and debaters, perhaps more so than anything else.

The ENTPs are also good at solving problems and being tenacious about what they want.

How does an Entp fall in love?

ENTP may fall in love when they are sure they have some sort of similarity with the other person in terms of the thirst for knowledge.

The most important thing for an ENTP is whether the person they in love with or even looking to fall in love with wants to better themselves and can have their own independent views and opinions.

An ENTP in love with someone too sensitive will probably end up hurting them a lot, unintentionally, because ENTP is well-known for being far too blunt and direct. 

Are ENTPs dangerous?

No, ENTP is not any more dangerous than any other personality type, though they may seem so sometimes.

The ENTP is a great devil’s advocate and they like questioning everything, especially rules and traditions, which may make them seem rebellious and dangerous. 

The ENTP may prove dangerous in the unlikely situation when they are underestimated or forced into a corner, and in these cases, they can use their words for action rather than just healthy debate and disorganize an entire organization just like that.

Citations

http://personalityinstitute.tripod.com/mbtiresearchreport.htm

psychologyjunkie.com/2017/08/26/10-surprising-truths-entps/

Divya is currently a Clinical Psychology Trainee in a Master of Philosophy program and holds a Master’s in clinical psychology. She has a special interest in Personality studies and disorders, having researched the subject before, and Neuropsychology; with an additional interest being Mood disorders. She likes to write about Psychiatric issues, having worked in multiple specialty setups during her time as a clinical psychology student, and in her free time she likes to cook and read.