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    For some reason, I thought this thread already existed. I didn't find anything similar using the website search function nor google.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tayshaun View Post
    None are quintessential Prometheans, but ENTP is closest. The desire to understand the skill and master it is mostly selfish, but it sometimes entails Progress in the Humanistic sense, even if unintended.
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    Bloody hell, talk about being much maligned!

    I liked the way Jennifer put it better
    Let's give the much maligned ENTPs some solace.

    1. Generally Fun to hang out with
    2. Most intellectually under-rated NT type
    3. Most likely to help you understand something you didn't understand before
    4. One of the few truly open minded types
    5. skilled in many different areas
    6. Does and says all the things I wish I had the guts to do or say

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    Indefatigable.

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    Irrepressible. And one of the few types that can always handle ENTJ's when they're on the war-path and get them to chill out while everyone else is hiding in the filing cabinet!

    And yes, the thought's crossed my mind to start something like this, but being biased as I am, I didn't think anyone'd go for it. So thanks!

    Oh, and along with ENFP's, we're the ones that hold together those dreadful committees where you have a lot of very rigid people, none of whom want to give an inch, and somehow find ways to persuade everyone to agree, whilst simultaneously moving forward.

    ...though I have a feeling there may be quite a bit of tumbleweed gathering around this thread, considering that if ENTJ is the evil dictator, then we're Rasputin...
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    They're also a deeply drilled gold mine of superfluous trivia (superfluous, that is, to anyone but me and people like me who like to waste 90% of their brains).
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    “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

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    Most intellectually under-rated NT type
    This is true. I have a PhD motherfuckers. From Cambridge dammit. And yet I get condescended to and treated like some kind of bimbo with no attention span, by people whose greatest achievement is reaching 'that level' on WoW!

    (or whatever, I never played it... better things to do )

    And I have to listen to people going on about the 'shallow' range of ENTP knowledge and how we don't really know anything in depth, and how we're not deep thinkers and blah blah blah....zzzzz
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    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    I have a PhD motherfuckers. From Cambridge dammit.
    Excellent! In what may I ask?

    I find ENTP's:

    - Funny
    - Friendly
    - Treating knowledge as fun/interesting, which spreads enthusiasm to others, and not being full of their "expertise". Other NT's tend to be real snobs when they know something, whereas ENTP's make it accessible to anyone who is interested
    - Lots of great ideas
    - Very good at quickly understanding a situation
    - Optimistic and expects the best in others
    - Most creative
    - Own spirit and not conditionned by social norms... Like INTP's except they're enthusiastic and happy about it instead of cynical

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    Most intellectually under-rated NT type
    yes, i saw that too when i first started reading up on type. but we act like SPs in some ways, and people have archetypical expectations of how intelligent/intellectual people behave. so what can you expect? even fellow ENTPs fall prey to this conception that intellectuals act a certain way.

    all i can say is, foucault was most likely an entp and he'll stay in the academic curriculum of several disciplines for at least 25 years to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    Excellent! In what may I ask?
    Doctor of Letters (honorary) from King's College. Got it for a li'l something I wrote about medieval art and culture a few years back...

    - Treating knowledge as fun/interesting, which spreads enthusiasm to others, and not being full of their "expertise". Other NT's tend to be real snobs when they know something, whereas ENTP's make it accessible to anyone who is interested
    Which is related to:

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackwater View Post
    yes, i saw that too when i first started reading up on type. but we act like SPs in some ways, and people have archetypical expectations of how intelligent/intellectual people behave.
    It's simple: we understand this shit easily, so it doesn't occur to us to think of it as impressive that we do, or to think ourselves better than others because we do. Moreover, we believe that anyone else can too, so we transfer that belief onto them, and thus, since self belief was the only thing stopping them from trying, and trying was the only thing stopping them from understanding, with a bit of imputed enthusiasm, they do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    It's simple: we understand this shit easily, so it doesn't occur to us to think of it as impressive that we do, or to think ourselves better than others because we do.
    My younger sister once bemoaned the fact that I was "so much smarter than her." I told her the following story:

    I had a dream once, in which I was walking around outside in a very thick fog. Everything was gray; you almost couldn't see anything at all. There were other people walking around in the fog, too. I happened to encounter a guy standing by a stepladder.

    "Hey," he says, "It's not that deep."

    "What?" I asked him.

    "The fog...it's only seven feet deep. Climb the ladder, you'll see."

    So I get on the stepladder and go up a few steps, and sure enough...my head popped out of the fog and I could see, all around me, a sea of fog stretching all the way to the horizon in every direction.

    Being on that ladder was like being smarter than the people wandering in the fog.

    "Do you know what being smart enabled me to see?" I asked my sister.

    "What?" she said.

    "More fog than anyone else," I told her.

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    ENTP's are freaking awesome.

    They can insult people in such a way that the people actually like them more,lol. I have seen this in action.

    They think outside the box and are excellent communicators.

    I have seen that ENTP's are chameleons and can "fit in" in any group.

    They can effectively talk to an average Joe- a highly intellectual person- an emotional person- etc. They have a gift of being able to communicate to any audience and in such a way that it is enjoyable and understandable and extremely insightful.

    They have great insight in figuring out how other people think. I am good at picking up on how other people are feeling- so when paired up with an ENTP it is like together we can more fully figure more whole another person and each other.

    When playing video games- ENTP's like to look cool while they play the game- they will waste a lot of time getting to a certain area just because they want to jump- do flips- and crazy acrobatic things on the way,lol.

    I have seen that they love challenging tasks but perhaps not challenging people.

    They are bold and direct but witty while they do it.

    Adventure seekers who change the rules. They seem to love to change how things are done and are extremely innovative.

    I really could go on forever but I am going to stop now,lol.
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