So…I’ve been researching more lately. You know me, always looking for breaking news and other insights from the Myers-Briggs community. I woke up this morning with the sole intention of writing something in the INFJ line of thought, but I didn’t know exactly what to do. So, instead of sitting up in bed and thinking intently until I developed a major headache and a bleak outlook on life, I decided to grab breakfast and head to the living room. (Food helps with my thought process…don’t question it.)
As I chomped on my grape Pop Tarts I began to consider my options. INFJ…does what…reads minds…tends to be misunderstood…can fly…nope. Nothing was coming. So I did what I usually do when I can’t think of what to write.
I got on the my laptop and starting looking up INFJ things. Then I saw it. A type I never really thought about before…
I began to search both INFJs and ENTPs. I realized they are the sarcastic, wise cracking duo the world never saw coming. And I have to say, as I was reading I was getting goose bumps. Such a coupling would be a beautiful thing to behold… I need a moment…
I noticed that as I began researching ENTPs even more that this type of person is who I would want to be friends with and dare I say…date… I know. *Collective gasp.* This is saying a lot because I prefer guys who enjoy learning and love to think about complex concepts and theories. Why? It makes for good conversation. There’s never a dull moment when you are with someone whose mind is constantly processing the world around them.
So, the ENTP is the Tony Stark of personalities. (I got this reference from this awesome blog called “What’s My Type?”. Here is the link to the ENTP article. This blog is full of great insights and cool posts! I would recommend it to anyone! 🙂 ) They are ruled by analytical thoughts and tend to be very witty and love to argue for the sake of arguing. If I understand correctly, ENTPs are light hearted, stress avoiding, smart people who have ingenious, original ideas that would rock the world as they know it…if only they didn’t procrastinate… Apparently they are also a rare personality type, making up only 3% of the population. (Of course these statistics vary from site to site. The point is that ENTPs are the wisecracking unicorn of types.)
You might be thinking, “Kate, wait a second. INFJs are sensitive, hate conflict and tend to keep their opinions to themselves.” You are correct, but the similarities of both types can create a lighthearted, intellectual relationship filled with sarcasm and dark humor.
The INFJ is to the ENTP as Pepper Potts is to Tony Stark. When Tony goes off being an egotistical genius Pepper is there to add a humanitarian, feeling side that Tony would have never achieved on his own. He likes Pepper because she can keep up with his latest ideas and can match his sarcastic wit.
Some things that these two types have in common are:
• Ability to automatically understand people/situations
• Love intellectual, stimulating conversations
• Love to learn about the world round them
I have also read that the ENTP is one of the natural matches for the INFJ. I can definitely see why now. Even though INFJs have an extreme hate of conflict, I believe the pair could work as long as the INFJ knows that the ENTP means no harm in the “devil’s advocate” arguments they love to initiate. The ENTP is only playfully jeering and figuring out how light the INFJ is on their feet when it comes to intellectual topics.
Personally, I would love to have an ENTP. It would be nice for someone to appreciate my constant stream of sarcasm and to be able to converse about deeper things like science and politics instead of the usual social media/what everyone is doing and who is talking about who melodrama. I would happily volunteer to be someone’s Pepper Potts.
So there you have it. I am now in desperate need of an ENTP. I shall not rest until I find one.
I hope you all have a great day and stay ever so fantastic!
Loads of Love,