I'm curious to get some perspective from other ENTPs on your general approach to life. (I mean as a whole, not specific small 'setbacks'/opportunities to come up with a genius solution! )
One of the things I couldn't really identify with in the ENTP description (though I don't really doubt my type) is the general upbeat-ness, assuming things will be OK, going our own way regardless of the rules. Perhaps I've been like this in the past but lately (last few years) I feel mostly beaten-down, that the "rules" have got the better of me. I don't agree with the "rules" of financial institutions, employers etc etc - at least not just because they are "rules" and have to be followed - but lately I am overwhelmed easily by stuff like "what will the implications be of this" or "but this contract says..." etc.
I don't enjoy rule following or think it is (necessarily) 'logical' and so on, I hate that I am so constrained by rules and being risk-averse, as I'm not naturally, so I feel like I'm fighting my real tendencies all the time. I just give up on things before even starting them - I "assume" I'll see how the situation will pan out and it won't be in my favour.
Does anyone else go through a similar thing? Why would this be and (maybe more importantly) anyone knows how I can get back to the happy go lucky self and move on in life. If it's even possible!
Maybe it is just 'maturity'? (I'm coming up to 30 but don't really see it as a milestone, particularly.)