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ENTPs and Decision Making

ENTPs and Decision Making

By Donna Dunning

Donna Dunning

We all have different ways of solving problems and making decisions. People with ENTP preferences have their own distinct, strengths and challenges.



• Can see many far reaching possibilities and options

• Think “out of the box” and may come up with innovative solutions or actions that others might not have considered

• Enjoy mental flexibility and often like to argue or defend either opposing side of a decision-making debate

• Look at long term logical implications and consequences of various solutions, options, or choices

• Are comfortable shaking things up and often strive to convince and persuade others to broaden their perspectives or try something new



• While usually comfortable with ambiguity and flexibility, may keep their options open and hesitate to make decisions

• When deciding or problem solving, may propose new solutions that others, from experience, know are not realistic. ENTPs may see these cautions as resistance and may not hear and integrate this practical information

• Although ENTPs prefer to move forward and explore new ideas, they may not follow through with what has been started


• Others may become frustrated when ENTPs keep their options open, especially if the other person would rather decide and act

• Since they generally think out loud, others may believe ENTPs are making a conclusion about something when they are simply coming up with a new idea or exploring an option

• More swayed by a logical analysis of a situation, ENTPs may be less interested in exploring or considering the personal circumstances and needs of the people involved


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