While the cynical side of me suspects this may have been done primarily for marketing rather than theoretical reasons, I will nonetheless offer a critical analysis of this proposal.
Building on Jung’s work, Myers and Briggs then developed the MBTI® and expanded Jung’s 8 types into 16 types. Just recently, a website called 16 Personalities introduced yet another personality variable into the equation, which rather ironically (given their site’s name) suggests that there are now 32 types!
However they are not really emotional and so will move on easily when they get bored.
ENTPs have a low boredom threshold and they need the different, the exciting the new, some sort of ‘fix’ to hold their interest, moving from one exciting situation to another drive their incredible energy. Understanding the differences between two types is a really great starting point for getting along.
Rational argument, logic and intellectual theory are the routes to the ‘heart’ of the INTP who will have no problem taking the hard decision, as long as it is the 'right' decision, one based on logic and evidence.
The ENTP is happy with conflict as it allows them to sharpen their debating skills and engage in verbal sparring.
In moments of single-minded concentration, the INTP will appear aloof and detached.
However when someone is different from us we might not understand them so well so in this section we allow you to compare the differences at work, how these might manifest themselves and how best to manage them.
This can make them intellectually promiscuous, enjoying one new experience after another, and failing to follow through on their great ideas as they look for bigger and more novel experiences.
There is no perfect type and in the same way there are no perfect matches.
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