You are inspired innovator, motivated to find new solutions to intellectually challenging problems. You are curious and clever, and seek to comprehend the people, systems, and principles that surround you. Open-minded and unconventional, Visionaries want to analyze, understand, and influence other people.
You enjoy playing with ideas and especially like to banter with others. You use your quick wit and command of language to keep the upper hand with other people, often cheerfully poking fun at their habits and eccentricities. While you enjoy challenging others, in the end you are usually happy to live and let live. You are rarely judgmental, but you may have little patience for people who can’t keep up.
Your personality type has the following traits
Interested in people
Enjoy generating ideas and theories
Creative and ingenius
Bright and capable
Flexible and Diverse
Excellent communication skills
Enjoy debating issues with other people
Excellent people skills
Natural leaders, but do not like to control people
Resist being controlled by others
Lively and energetic; able to motivate others
Highly value knowledge and competence
Logical, rational thinkers
Able to grasp difficult concepts and theories
Enjoy solving difficult problems
Dislike confining schedules and environments
Dislike routine, detailed tasks
Since you are identified as extroverts, it may come as no surprise that you have very good people skills. You are skilled communicator and enjoy interacting with a wide circle of family, friends and acquaintances. In conversations, other people often find you quick-witted.
You will often engage in debates simply because you enjoy having a good battle of the wits. Sometimes, your love of debates lead ENTPs to take on the role of the devil’s advocate, which can sometimes lead to conflicts with others who feel like you are being intentionally combative and antagonistic.
You are also known for being idea-oriented, which is why your personality type has been described as “the innovator,” “the visionary,” and “the explorer.” However, as perceivers, you are less interested in the here-and-now details than you are in generating ideas and theories. Because of this, you sometimes tend to come up with one idea after another without actually going forward with plans and actions to bring their creative notions into fruition.
Famous people with your personality
A number of famous individuals have been described as having your personality based on analysis of their lives, works, and behaviors. Some of the possible famous people include:
Thomas Edison, inventor
John Adams, U.S. president
Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. president
Alexander the Great, king and military leader
Lewis Carroll, author
Julia Child, cook
Alfred Hitchcock, director
Walt Disney, filmmaker
What do you like to do?
Popular hobbies for the you include continuing education, writing, art appreciation, playing sports, computers and video games, travel, and cultural events.
Interesting facts about your personality type
On personality trait scales, scored as Enterprising, Friendly, Resourceful, Headstrong, Self-Centered, and Independent
Least likely of all types to suffer heart disease and hypertension
Least likely of all types to report stress associated with family and health
Scored among highest of all types in available resources for coping with stress
Overrepresented among those with Type A behavior
Among highest of all types on measures of creativity
One of two types most frequent among violators of college alcohol policy
Among types most dissatisfied with their work, despite being among the types with highest income
Commonly found in careers in science, management, technology, and the arts
How do you like to communicate
You are lively and agile communicators who speak in terms of the “big idea.” You like to explore possibilities and make connections with the information you receive. You love innovative solutions and are enthusiastic about change, but you are also highly analytical and will not hesitate to criticize ideas that don’t hold up to your logical analysis. You can be hard to keep up with in conversation; you like to play with lots of complex ideas and have little patience for explaining details.
Best career choices for you
At work, you concerned with applying innovative solutions to challenging problems to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of systems. You often take an entrepreneurial approach to your work and you prefer to approach tasks in a casual and unstructured way, with few limitations on your ingenuity.
You prize competency and often want to be the expert. You enjoy work that demands continual improvement in your knowledge and skills. You value power, and want a career that allows you contact with powerful people and the opportunity to increase your own influence.
You are idea people, and chafe at routine. You get bored very quickly when required to repeat a task or attend to details. You do best when your work is highly conceptual, and allows you to solve problems creatively without having to think through the details.
The ideal work environment for you is intellectually challenging without being rigid, with creative and intelligent coworkers. The ideal job for you allows you to put your creativity to work developing innovative ideas, while allowing you to delegate responsibility for the tedious details of implementation to others.
By understanding your underlying personality, you’ll be better able to select a career path that appeals to your strengths. Some ideal career choices for you include:
Business and Leadership
Ad Account Executive
Real Estate Agent
Arts and Design
Producer or Director
Science and Engineering
What career should you avoid
It is important to note that any personality type can be successful in any occupation. However, some occupations are well suited to the natural talents and preferred work style of your personality type, while other occupations demand modes of thinking and behavior that do not come as naturally to you. Occupations that require you to operate outside your natural preferences may prove stressful or draining, and often sound unappealing to you
The following occupations have been found to be unpopular among your personality type, based on data gathered from surveys of the general population.