I'm dating an ENTP (supposedly.) man (supposedly.) currently. I'll be frank, I don't want to waste my time, so I'm trying to figure out how he works. Perhaps personality types can somewhat alleviate my mind.
My intuition and empirical observations tell me many things about this particular ENTP. Firstly, he invests much time to our relationship, but the contrasting light is that he's not very expressive in his pursuit, either. He's quite gregarious, silly, witty, intelligent, and can be downright crude, but that doesn't bother me at all.
On the other hand, he's also very secretive. I'm secretive, and so we're both indirectly sharing secrets. I'm a no nonsense type of woman, so I'm wondering if ENTP's typically manipulate -- intentionally or not. He tells me he likes to be around me, that he finds me "comfortable", and that sharing the same bed with one another has never been easy for him... till now. The ENTP tells me he loves me. But his blatant lack of mental/emotional/physical stimulation bewilders me. Internally, I see this as a 'contradiction'......
He also seems disinterested in my thoughts, which I find personally offensive. Now, I would think there's a definite distinction between disinterest and character. He may be interested, but it's not within his character to delve deeper into the subject. I like to ponder and search for clarity in ideas, etc, but it may not be the same for him. Actually, it seems he's selective in what exactly he wants to commit to, in conversation, otherwise he'd rather watch something funny, do something fun and entertaining.
One peculiar thing about him is that he rarely, if ever, smiles for the sake of smiling. I can't tell if he's happy. For example, he's eating, he tells me he's happy, but his face is monotone, dead. He keeps a lot of things internal, based on my observations. I may have this habit, too. However, it still doesn't detract from my question (are ENTP's manipulative).
PS: The test he took, he got ENTP, but the other possible result was ESTP. Does anyone have thorough knowlege of the basic distinction between ESTP/ENTP? Thank you...