Signs You Are ENTP, Not A Sociopath
Many ENTPs secretly worry that they're sociopaths. What's worse is, many ENTP stereotypes paint the picture of ENTPs as sociopathic or callous individuals. This is because people don't understand how Extroverted Feeling works in ENTPs. Interpersonal harmony is a genuine need to healthy ENTPs.
In this article, learn about how Extroverted Feeling, the tertiary function of the ENTP, influences the needs and values of the ENTP personality type.
1. Many ENTPs Are Humanists
The truth is that many ENTPs are and can be rightfully regarded as Humanists. Many ENTPs are highly empathetic to their peers and can be described as deeply humanistic types. Several work to drive forward innovation and progress in the world, and many are highly charitable types that share their success and accomplishment with other people. ENTPs will not help just anyone, however, and focus on more pragmatic ways to support their community.
ENTPs are great at creating win-win situations. Sure, because Introverted Thinking comes before Extroverted Feeling, most ENTPs will focus on their own success before helping others, but mature and developed ENTPs are sure to share their wealth and talents with the world. They want to be useful to other people when possible. They're innovators who try to bring improvements to the world.
2. ENTPs Can Be Both Empathetic And Callous
Because Extroverted Feeling is in the third slot, it is in many ways regarded as the primary weapon of the ENTP Personality Type. ENTPs are usually people-people, and regarded as highly charming and friendly. Paradoxically, however, many regard ENTPs as rude, obnoxious, and highly argumentative personality types. How can the reputation of the ENTP be so mixed?
The truth is, ENTPs use Extroverted Feeling when they feel comfortable. They need to feel safe to show their warm and social side. ENTPs need people to relax, but need the right people to relax with. When ENTPs trust another person, they will reveal their more warm side. If an ENTP does not trust you, they will argue you, test you, and challenge you, to see what they can learn about you.
At most times, ENTPs will use Extroverted Feeling to make themselves and other people feel safe. Their goal with this function is to relax. So they use humor to lighten up the mood and to create a positive social atmosphere. Extroverted Feeling represents their childlike need to feel safe. All ENTPs need to feel safe, and it's ENTPs that have a childhood history where they never felt safe, that struggle the most with this function.
3. ENTPs Argue To Have Fun
What's more is that, ENTPs sometimes get bored by people. ENTPs are usually one step ahead of their peers, and able to predict social behaviour. When ENTPs are bored, they may start arguments simply to get stimulation and energy. They're not genuinely annoyed with you. They're just trying to have a playful spat. You'll notice that most ENTPs are sensitive to boundaries, however, and do not want to genuinely offend you.
4. ENTPs Have A Sensitive Side
Furthermore, people think they can say anything to an ENTP, but ENTPs are very careful to show respect to other people and expect the same in return. If they find your jokes disrespectful or distasteful, they can get sensitive or upset. So be careful to make sure that if you get in an argument with an ENTP, remember that for an ENTP, an argument is supposed to be fun and playful. If you willfully misconstrue their arguments or get mean, they'll be upset, too.
5. ENTPs Listen If You Set Boundaries
While ENTPs love to ask why and to ask questions, they do genuinely respect boundaries. If you're not cool with something, or if you have certain rules or expectations, they'll listen. If you don't want to explain something, just tell them that's how it is. Often, they enjoy showing new perspectives and testing boundaries, but they'll be careful not to go too far, and they learn from mistakes. It's rare for an ENTP to make the same mistake twice, so if you can be patient with them, and honest with them, they'll listen.
Are you an ENTP? What do you think about ENTPs? Let me know in the comments!