ENTPs are amazing and creative people. They are known as the debaters of the MBTI typology because of how persuasive they can be. ENTPs are also quite rare. They make up about 3 percent of the world’s population. Today, our focus will be on the ENTP male.
So what can you expect when dealing with an ENTP male?
Quick Facts about the ENTP Male
ENTP males are very charismatic. The combination of extroverted intuition and introverted thinking seems to be the reason for their charisma.
Thus, ENTP males often seem very confident in themselves and their ideas. They also don’t really mind defending those ideas.
Thus, people are often impressed by the ENTP male’s charisma and ability to see things from a different perspective.
ENTP males are very opinionated people. However, half of what you hear an ENTP male says is not his own opinion.
He simply chooses a side of each story when talking and defends it aggressively. ENTP males have their red lines and values that they do not want to cross.
Those red lines are the ENTP’s real opinions on things. However, not everyone gets to see those parts.
3. Direct and Honest
ENTP males love honest and being straight with people. Thus, they are often blunt and direct with their own perspective and expect the same from people.
The issue comes when people don’t necessarily do the same thing. They can get really impatient with people who dodge questions or beat around the bush.
While this is a good thing, the ENTP male must realize that people have different ways of processing information. Thus, giving people time to know exactly how they feel will allow them to be much more honest.
ENTP males are very logical people. Thus, expect a lot of decisions to be made based on objective reasoning.
However, this does not mean that the ENTP male does not have feelings. They just find such emotions overwhelming.
Because of this, they feel more comfortable dealing with reasoning and logic.
5. Enneagram Types
While this is true, people are really different. So, some ENTPs might also identify as other types. I wrote an interesting article on ENTP 8w7. You can click that link if you’re interested.
6. They Love their Independence
Thus, ENTP males will often resist any attempt to control their lives or influence their decisions. They have to call the shots
7. Spontaneous and Scattered
ENTP males are very spontaneous people. Expect them to make a lot of decisions on the spot. While this might make them seem decisive, it also means that they can be reckless.
ENTP males are often very disorganized and scattered. This is mostly a result of low or no passion for activities that they consider to be chores.
8. Introverted or Extroverted?
ENTP males are introverted extroverts. This means that while they naturally get a lot of energy from being outside. They also love their alone time.
Thus, people who really don’t know the ENTP can easily mistake them for introverts or INTPs. However, that belief will be long gone once the ENTP opens their mouth.
ENTP Male and Career Options
ENTP males thrive in careers that allow them to have freedom. They are extremely creative and open to possibilities. So, they can also do really well in careers that demand innovation.
Their persuasiveness and good public speaking qualities will also see them excel in careers that demand a lot of persuasiveness.
To get the best out of an ENTP male, they should be given roles that bring out their creative side.
Best Careers for the ENTP Male
According to business insider, ENTPs are considered to be among the most entrepreneurial type in the MBTI typology. I certainly agree with that statement.
ENTP males are bursting with so many ideas and can easily persuade people to follow their course. With a little bit of discipline, they make excellent entrepreneurs.
ENTPs are debaters by their very nature. This often translates to excellent lawyers. They are quite relentless in their pursuit of a debate and love being the underdog.
This makes them the perfect criminal defense lawyer.
However, the issue is often getting through law school. ENTPs are not the most disciplined folks out there. But with enough passion, the ENTP can power through anything.
Here are some of the best career options for ENTP males
- Financial Analyst
- Political Scientist
- Graphic Designer
Careers to Avoid for ENTP Males
- Social worker
ENTP Male and Dating
Are you married or dating an ENTP man? If you are, here are some things you can expect.
· Constant Growth
ENTP males want a lot of growth. They also want their relationship to be ever-evolving. Thus, they expect their partner to also grow.
If you are someone who prefers to be comfortable and content in your development, a relationship with an ENTP can be overwhelming.
The ENTP male will always have something up their sleeves.
· They need Space
ENTP males need a lot of space. They always have a new project up that they are working on. Not giving them space they need to work on their new ideas will leave them irritated and annoyed.
They also need space to be alone sometimes. If you are dating an ENTP male, being too clingy is just not going to end well.
· Direct Communication
ENTP men want to communicate effectively in their relationship. To them, this means being direct with their issues and solving them immediately.
This can be a problem to some types who often fear direct confrontation of issues. If you are dating an ENTP male, you have to realize that talking to them directly is what they crave.
Beating around the bush will often worsen the situation.
· Quality Time and Physical Touch
These are the two top love languages for most ENTP males. ENTP males who are type 3 might also need a lot of affirmation.
Thus, make out time to be with your ENTP. Try to have deep meaningful communication. Also, don’t be afraid to throw in a bit of intimacy there.
They’ll love you even more.
Overall, ENTP males are fun to be around and are quite innovative.