My PROFOUNDEST apologies for the very protracted delay in responding!! I was off getting involved in and dropping assorted new interests...y'know, NP stuff ;D
PIZZAAAAAAA!!! I'm not too late am I? I want a slice of that personality-pie XD
When I read descriptions of ENFPs the personality qualms certainly sound remarkably on-target for me: the enthusiasm that wears people out, the habit of giving out unsolicited advice on peoples' personal matters, publicizing their deepest personal feelings rather than keeping them in, etc...
HOWEVER, on another forum (I always crosspost questions in multiple places to get as many assorted opinions as possible - that, and I love the multitasking XD), the allegory was made that Ti/Fe types (like ENTPs) have a characteristic habit of going from person to person in social settings to take in as much information as possible, then moving on almost like taking water from wells until they run dry. That's actually a startlingly apt description of my methodology in interaction. Fi/Te's like ENFPs, meanwhile, supposedly do the opposite, going from person to person as a source of EMOTIONAL support and self-affirmation to nurture their Fi.
On reading into the matter, it seems that many attest to a dichotomy existing between two subtypes for each of the MBTI personalities, depending on whether the extraverted or intraverted functions tend to dominate. For example, ENTPs are alleged to comprise 'logical' and 'intuitive' subtypes - the former displaying a predominance of the intraverted thinking and sensing, which makes them seek to act and be seen as serious individuals, place more attention on facts with less interest in feelings involved, etc.; while the latter are supposedly the more 'dreamy, sentimental' Ne- and Fe-dominated ENTPs - outgoing nerd-poets, if you will XD And these are supposedly the ones who relish intellectual discussions - but to whom conflicts are anathema; who are known for being less grounded and practical, sillier and more whimsical in their ideas...and smiling at people even when they haven't a reason to. That sounds like me to the letter - even the alleged clumsy gait and shy-seeming presence!
If the subtypes bit rings true, could it be that Ne-subtype ENTPs ACT for all external purposes rather more like ENFPs, and are only known to be ENTP based on the Fe/Ti trade-off?
...Well I feel so bad talking on and on about me, me, me here! Does identification with only a select subtype of your personality seem to ring true for anyone else watching this thread??