An ENTP with the name "ComeTestMe" is asking which NT type is the most manipulative?
"Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft
I know an ENTJ who is extremely kind and intelligent, but somewhat bossy and controlling. He uses his smarts to find people's weaknesses, trap them from there, and politeness. That could very well be a generalization though. I've heard INTJs are extremely manipulative at their worst.
Maybe that's because I'm NT myself that most NT don't seem dangerous to me.
As soon as it becomes illogical my minds automatically disconnects from my surrounding.
I used to know some very manipulative NF and SF. They try to use feelings to make you go where they want to.
But as I made them believe I had no feelings, it was too much for them. Those get impatient with me very very fast !
Manipulation is clearly a sign of unhealthy state much more than smartness to me.
I can sometimes imagine manipulation to protect myself from something which is not clear enough. Anticipation.
ALL THAT WE SEE OR SEEM TO BE IS BUT A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM