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ENTP: Exravert iNtuitive Thinker Perceiver

“The Experimenter” (Temperament: Mastermind)

ENTPs are of the NT or “Mastermind” temperament and as such they’re typically going to be creative and they’re going to be independent thinkers.

ENTPs are known for being original and innovative. They’re quick thinkers and they have a unique ability to notice and create interesting juxtapositions. They have a knack for what’s called trans-contextual thinking. This is where various regions of their brains conspire to connect things in unusual ways. It’s an advanced way of thinking outside the box. A great example of this is the Tom Waits’ song “The Piano Has Been Drinking” that includes the lines:

“The carpet needs a haircut, and the spotlight looks like a prison break and the telephone’s out of cigarettes, and the balcony is on the make and the piano has been drinking, the piano has been drinking…”

Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.

Richard Feynman

ENTP Cognitive Functions


Perceives patterns and possibilities in the external world in real time. (more)

Evaluates information based on logical consistency from a holistic perspective. (more)

Orients the self to emotional energy. (more)

Catalogs sensory information and orients to what’s consistent and reliable. (more)

ENTP Celebrities

  • Margaret Cho
  • Richard Bandler
  • Amy Poehler
  • Bill Hicks
  • Imogen Heap
  • Ricky Gervais
  • Louis CK
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Richard Feynman
  • Les Paul
  • Larry David
  • Randy Quaid
  • Cass Elliot (Mama Cass)
  • Joan Rivers
  • Frank Zappa
  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Morgan Spurlock
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Anthony Jeselnik
  • Duncan Trussell
  • Matthew Inman
  • Andy Kaufman
  • Bob Zmuda
  • Jessi Frey (Velcra)
  • Jim Carrey
  • John Stewart
  • Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Charles Manson
  • Eric Andre
  • Andrea Ghez
  • Ray Weiss
  • Mark Twain
  • Bo Burnham
  • Pancho Barnes
  • Ra Uru Hu (Alan Robert Krakower)
  • Brendon Walsh
  • Andy Richter
  • Timothy Leary
  • Micky Dolenz (The Monkees)
  • Peter Zeihan
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Mr. Beast
  • David Sedaris
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel & Oates)
  • Dave Matthews
  • John B. McLemore
  • Tim Urban (Wait But Why)
  • Bill Hader
  • Bill Walton
  • Jenna Marbles
  • David Letterman
  • Tom Waits
  • Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
  • Tom Scholz (Boston)
  • Penn Jillette
  • Jack Black
  • Bill Nye
  • Harry Connick Jr.
  • Bill Maher
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Michael Ruppert
  • George Carlin
  • Serj Tankian (System of a Down)
  • Les Claypool (Primus)
  • Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big)
  • Roger Stone
  • Mayim Bialik
  • Thundercat
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Eilat Glikman
  • Susan Blackmore
  • Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong
  • Reggie Watts
  • Amishi Jha
  • Jimmy Savile
  • Patch Adams
  • Simone Giertz
  • Conan O’Brien
  • Norm MacDonald
  • Mark Mothersbaugh (DEVO)
  • Ram Dass
  • Paul Stamets
  • Levy Rozman (GothamChess)
  • Jimmy Carr

Fictional ENTPs

  • Doc Brown (Back to the Future)
  • Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
  • Willy Wonka
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