Hi. ENTP here too. You sound mature..wutcha think?
Originally Posted by cattywample
Actually, I'd argue that it isn't.
Hello, everyone. My name is Casey and yes, I'm an ENTP. A Intuitive Logical Extrovert I may be, but my type is not my primary form of self identification. I'm also a writer, a student, a composer of music, an investigator, a philosopher, a psychologist, a friend, a sister, a daughter, amongst many other things. The one thing that I dislike about personality typing is that it leads people to immediately classify and make assumptions about others based upon the categor(ies)y attached to their name. I personally refuse to treat others with disrespect or to make judgments before I feel I have enough information– and even then, I remain cautious and willing to edit my judgments when new information arises. My point? I ask that, because I'm giving you my respect and will always give you my respect, that you only return it.
On a lighter note (!), I've been watching various subsets of this forum for quite some time and it would appear that there are a lot of ENTPs here. I find this very interesting and am happy to be joining the ranks of such a thoughtful (albeit wild) group.
My own journey through Typology led me through several years of believing that I was either an INTP or ISTP. I was first introduced to the 16 types by an INFJ (who at the time believed herself an INTJ) who immediately labeled me an ISTP. I didn't know anything about personality typing at the time and thus accepted the stamp with indifference and ease. But acceptance was also easy because the classification made sense. In social situations I'd always been a little awkward and shy, mostly due to crippling self esteem issues in the past. Despite how I tend to prefer to "think"– enthusiastically bouncing ideas off of anyone willing to listen (the unwitting victims)– I'd always shunned the idea that I could be an Extrovert because it was my perception that extroverts always like being around people.
Yet after recently reading an ENTP description, I feel like I've finally come home. Many of the descriptions that I've found even identify the ENTP as being the most introverted extrovert, to which I strong agree. I love people and enjoy learning about them, but there definitely are times when I'd much rather be left alone to pursue my interests.
To wrap things up, it's great to finally be part of a place where I can discuss personality types and relate to others through a medium that's easy for me to handle. I look forward to meeting everyone I can and talking about whatever we may.
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