That internet troll who can’t help but start something up with you every two seconds is probably an ENTP.
And oh, my golly gumdrops.
They probably dig you.
ENTPs are often witty, smart, and vivacious. They can be goofy and funny, but don’t let that fool you. ENTPs know where someone’s buttons are and they can’t help but press them. Diverse perspectives are willingly accepted, but readily challenged. They love taking logic to its clearest conclusion, sometimes at your expense.
Are you gulping?
You should be.
Much like ENFPs, ENTPs know they’re interesting. To spend time around an ENTP is to learn what cerebral expansion is. They draw people in with their charm and ideas, but once caught, they challenge the minds of those around them out of love. ENTPs will dispel their reasoning onto others and invite others to try and disprove their case. They’re known for being the “debater” type for a reason. ENTPs live at the will of their ideas, nearly trapped by possibility.
Who wouldn’t be smitten by someone in tune with infinite knowledge?
ENTPs are easily bored and need excessive mental stimulation. If one is trailing you, you are worthy of Thor’s hammer.
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The Flirting Style of the ENTP Personality Type
They Challenge Your Mind
Let an ENTP into your life and you’ll have your deepest beliefs challenged and questioned. Although their questioning of your strong-held beliefs might come off a bit rough at first, what they are actually trying to do is help you reinforce your logic. They easily find the loopholes that you can’t and will inform you of it. If an ENTP is interested in you, they will set out to better your arguments so that no on can touch you.
Consider the friend who chooses to tell you that you have spinach in your teeth. They are ultimately looking out for your best interest: that’d you’re not embarrassed by the sheer number of people who see that green leaf of defeat.
You couldn’t even handle a salad.
An ENTP will take care of you in a similar fashion, pointing out weak areas in your mental frameworks in the hopes of keeping you from later logical fallacies. They intend to help you reinforce the good thoughts that are already there. You’ll thank them for it later.
They Tease You Until You’re Soft
ENTPs tease and poke fun at people on the regular.
It’s common knowledge.
Yet when an ENTP is interested in you, they will single you out. Their teasing will often come off more flirtatious, and at times, more frustrating because they’ve been picking up bits of you all along and will know what will cause a reaction in you. You might even get fully exasperated with them before they finally roll their eyes and tell you directly that they like you.
“Oh.” You’ll say.
Then warmth will flood you because you can’t help but be charmed by their helter-skelter way of showing affection.
They Challenge Others for You
An ENTP’s will to debate might appear intimidating until you consider how they use their quick thinking and natural strength in communication to defend those they care for. If an ENTP is interested in you, they will put their competitive demeanor to full use, navigating the intellectual problems others might attack you with, with witty grace.
A friend of mine recently found himself drawn into an unintentional argument on their social media account. He looked clearly distressed. His ENTP girlfriend glanced over the ordeal and quickly wrote up a response that the other party could not combat. The ENTP smiled, hit send, and gave my friend’s phone back. She knew that she had easily surmounted the counterpoints the other had listed.
Adversaries will not get away with their usual scare tactics if an ENTP is around.
I hope your enemies are ready to be crushed.
They’re Vulnerable with You
ENTPs hold a confident air when it comes to intellectual challenges or enticing people with their witty banter. Yet when it comes to diving into their true connectedness with others, or lack thereof, they appear less sure. Their “heart compass” isn’t something they often keep in their toolbox. Diving into the realm of emotion doesn’t always come naturally to them.
What are those?
Although often proud and direct, ENTPs secretly worry that their flaws in this area will be discovered, poked, and prodded. They want to be liked, not laid bare.
If an ENTP is sharing their emotional spectrum with you, they are abundantly interested in you. They seem to reserve this level of vulnerability for those who see past the boundaries of their charm and intellect. When they share this side of themselves, they are laying themselves open for you. They are like a book that only you get to read.
Better have your library card ready.
You’ll be checking them out often.
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