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    Default ENTP - Alone and Quiet Extravert?

    We're used to definitions of extraversion that describe social, bubbly people. In fact it makes it very easy when we come across gregarious and loud people to type them as Es. But the functions of Ne and Ti aren't particularly inviting to other people.

    The INTP has been described as very introverted compared to other introverts as Dominant Ti has no interest in other people in a subjective sense and Auxiliary Ne may be a cause of bone idleness. But do the same functions reversed make the most "introverted" extravert?

    I don't think so. I think it has to do with the definition of the term extravert. Bubbly and loud people are easy flags by which to recognise extraverts but they are by no means the only extraverted qualities.

    Though sometimes given to INTPs, the quintessential image of an ENTP is the mad, obsessive professor. This makes them sound like loners, and in fiction at least it seems to be played out. Dr Emmet L. Brown from the Back to the Future trilogy lives a seemingly solitary existence. Captain Jack Sparrow, as expressive as he is, has no true friends and shares a large portion of his adventures by himself.

    But the fictional ENTP character that inspired me to write this, leads a completely unshared existence. Of course I am talking about:



    Wile E. Coyote is mute and has nobody. Yet he is undoubtedly an extravert. As logical as he is, it is his trying out of ideas that is his most valuable asset. He skimps on planning and jumps right onto the flying torpedo every time.

    But it just leaves me to question, what is that actually makes an extravert? And are many ENTPs wrongly typed as INTPs?
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    na, u guys just wish you were entps.


    there, u have ur answer

    ps: i love the coyote -hugs-

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    And yet you're on the internet, at least I have an excuse.
    Why do we always come here?

    I guess we'll never know.

    It's like a kind of torture,
    To have to watch this show.

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    Mort, most ENTPs I know IRL are very chill and weirdly "introverted". I'm not sure which function causes this action, but I suspect that Ne primary has something to do with it because my ENFP twin can be this way frequently.
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    I worked with an ENTP for some time, and for a while I did think he was an introvert as I found I initiated most conversations. But when he started keeping an "Arts and Crafts" box under his desk I knew I was wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    Mort, most ENTPs I know IRL are very chill and weirdly "introverted". I'm not sure which function causes this action...
    I get that way sometimes. Its a combination of paranoia and disenchantment when I realize that while other people may dislike me, their puny monkey brains are no match for mine.

    Er. I mean, that sounds pompous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desiree View Post
    I get that way sometimes. Its a combination of paranoia and disenchantment when I realize that while other people may dislike me, their puny monkey brains are no match for mine.

    Er. I mean, that sounds pompous.

    If there were monkeys on this board, they would be deeply profoundly impressed with such grade A pomposity.
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    Well it's true it's an interesting topic (I had to post something reckless first, my nature)
    I , depend on myself ALOT, therefore I like to do things on my own, but I noticed that whenever something needs some kind of an effort I will do it socially, including walking the dog more than 5 mins or to con people into doing my work for me.

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    I always thought that people were just complex machines with a bit of fuzziness thrown in. Hence, I have no use for these things. Whatever my logic can't do my Ne will resolve.

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    ENTPs hardly socialize or have as many people they regularly associate with (friends) as most other extroverts. And it's common for ENTPs to type as INTP and not realize it until they learn the difference via comparison of those of both types.

    The E of the ENTP is more related to reciprocity than socialization. To compare, and consider the degree, not the absoluteness: The ENTP has a drive to affect people and the outside world in some way, even if indirectly, whereas the INTP has a drive to excel on his own terms, however nonsensical to anyone else the terms are.

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