Extroverted Thinking | Te | Mathematical Intelligence
Extroverted Thinking and the Entrepreneur Archetype
Extroverted Thinking dominant types reach a flow state when they can work in a proactive way towards a goal or ambition. They get energy from setting goals and coming up with strategies to reach their targets. Are you wondering if you are an Extroverted Thinking type, or do you know an Extroverted Thinker? This article will show you how you can figure out that you are an Extroverted Thinking type.
First of all, when we talk about the Extroverted Thinking type, we primarily talk about the ENTJ and ESTJ personality types. But everyone has Extroverted Thinking and each personality type has a unique relationship to this function, so keep reading to learn about how all types experiences this function.
How To Spot An Extroverted Thinking Dominant (ESTJ or ENTJ)
Any personality type can be ambitious and many types are career oriented and success-seeking. Being success-oriented is not necessarily an indication of your personality type. You can tell that you are an Extroverted Thinking Entrepreneur if you are not only prepared to work towards success in business or projects, but also, able to come up with your own projects and ventures, and stay self-motivated on these projects, even if other people don't believe in these ventures or even if there is strong competition.
In fact, competition is a motivator to the Extroverted Thinking types. Being Entrepreneurs, you often think of new ideas and how you would execute them, even when tired, it represents a form of play to you. On the negative, you can spot an Entrepreneur because they often prioritise work and projects above their feelings. They're known to work hard and prioritise only things that will put them further in life.
And even if they're not feeling well, they can find it hard to open up about their feelings and to let other people in. It doesn't mean you are completely emotionally blind, though. You can enjoy soft, subtle expressions of care and affection, as long as they are not too over the top. You always want to put the little extra personal touch into your work, just as a finisher, to make your effort into your own unique thing. Your work is not finished until your unique value is seen in the effort you put in. Therefore, Extroverted Thinking always moves towards Introverted Feeling.
How To Spot An Extroverted Thinking Auxiliary (ISTJ or INTJ)
When Extroverted Thinking is in the second slot, you constantly model your worldview and your passion against objective standards and scoreboards. You try to test and challenge your ideas or experience to see how it measures up and can be useful in the system and in society.
This function is your external source of authority, your principles, or your mentor or external guidance. Unlike an ENTJ or ESTJ, you are not going to put in extra effort, and instead, you value working smart, instead of hard. You want to be productive and dependable, but if it doesn't produce direct results, you are quick to return to the drawing board, instead of pushing to see if it's going to eventually budge.
ISTJs and INTJs rely a lot more on Introverted Feeling, and their personal character and individual distinguishing qualities. They have a soft, but noticeable identity, that is different from the rest of society. They prioritise their ethics and their individual integrity. ISTJs and INTJs engage more in peacocking and demonstrate their individuality more than ESTJs and ENTJs, but can compromise their views and hold their tongue if necessary to succeed.
How To Spot An Extroverted Thinking Tertiary (ESFP or ENFP)
The situation for an ENFP or ESFP is the reverse of that of an ISTJ or INTJ. ENFPs and ESFPs will never or only rarely thumb on their personal character or identity in order to succeed. The thought of doing something you don't believe in is highly foreign to you, and feels as hard as breaking your moral compass. On the other hand, ENFPs and ESFPs are more than comfortable putting in extra effort and pushing boundaries.
ENFPs and ESFPs possess an extraordinary will power, when they find something they care about. They can push themselves and work hard and put in a lot of effort in their tasks and projects. This is sometimes to their detriment, as a little more thinking or planning could have helped them find an alternative route, but other times, it's a positive thing, as sometimes, you only have to push a little harder to get what you want.
How To Spot An Extroverted Thinking Inferior (INFP or ISFP)
It's not that INFPs or ISFPs don't have Extroverted Thinking, in fact, they use it all the time. INFPs and ISFPs rely on Extroverted Thinking as a guardian or self-protection mechanism. They will work and put in effort when necessary to protect themselves and their identity.
INFPs and ISFPs are on a quest to demonstrate their identity and unique purpose in the world. And even though it is stressful for them, healthy INFPs and ISFPs pride themselves on standing up for themselves and for the underdog. Beyond that, INFPs and ISFPs can demonstrate a competitive attitude, but normally only in the field that is their passion, and in other areas, they are submissive and tolerant.