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ENTP Communication Highlights

ENTP Communication Highlights

By Donna Dunning

Donna DunningIn my personality type based communication workshops I sometimes have participants complete this thought -“To communicate most effectively with me, please…”. This exercise helps participants think about and express their personal communication style and preferences.

I can’t take credit for this exercise. It is modified from one created by Jean Kummerow.

Here is a photo of a response from an individual with ENTP preferences.

Most of the statements relate to the dominant function of Extraverted Intuition (Ne), as this individual describes how they use brainstorming and prefer to get input.

Most of the other points link to the ENTPs’ auxiliary function, Introverted Thinking (Ti). I have often seen similar comments from other people who prefer Thinking. They want others to recognize that their questioning and critiquing is not personal and not an attack. Rather it is a way for them to process and understand.

This is a good point for those of you who prefer Feeling to keep in mind. If you have a preference for Feeling and are looking for tips to help you not take things personally, take a look at my Don’t Take it Personally post.

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2 Responses to “ENTP Communication Highlights”

  1. I love it how there is a dash with nothing written beside it. Def an ENTP trait….ha.

  2. […] found this blog post by Psychologist & MBTI professional, Donna Dunning, rather interesting and thought that it […]

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