Relationships and the ENTP
In romantic relationships as in the rest of life, you are focused on improvement and growth. You enthusiastically embrace new ideas and projects for yourself and your mate. Your sparkling enthusiasiam and good intentions, ENTP, are usually quite positive and healthful in a relationship.
The ENTP as a Mate
A considerate and sociable partner who will invest great effort and energy into fulfilling their role in the relationship.
LOVE IS: The quest for someone on their wavelength who shares their vision of personal fulfilment and growth.
FALLS IN LOVE: Enjoyably. Typically ENTPs are up-beat, optimistic people who are fun to be around.
FALLS OUT OF LOVE: ENTPs are generally able to move on with their lives after leaving a stagnant, stifling or unhealthy relationship.
INTIMACY: A physical act that conveys affection. By nature ENTPs enjoy spontaneity and free expression, and fully embrace new ideas and experiences.
COMMITMENT: Capable of taking their commitments seriously. But an ENTP may walk away when a relationship no longer offers the opportunity for growth.
MOST SATISFIED WITH: A partner who appreciates their ingenuity and competence, and who supports them in their life journey of continuous discovery, growth and fulfillment.
The ENTP in Relationships
Strengths and Challenges
- In maturity takes commitments and relationships very seriously.
- Extremely interested in self-improvement and growth.
- Laid-back and flexible.
- Usually easy to get along with and fun to be around.
- Can be very charming with excellent communication skills.
- May use humour and clowning around to reveal yet disguise inner feelings.
- May not prioritise relationship.
- May be domestically disorganised and financially reckless.
- 24×7 hyper-competitive verbal sparring and blunt speaking may become tiresome and insensitive.
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For the ENTP, falling in love occurs when they feel that there is a good fit with the other person. Often within the first meeting, ENTPs will know whether the relationship has any real potential. ENTPs may find it difficult to commit to anyone until the right person comes along. During this period, ENTPs explore the closeness until they can be certain that they have looked at all of the possibilities. Because of this, they are not likely to settle down early.
In a relationship, they generally want to maintain as much independence and freedom as their loved one can tolerate. Their mates may need to have high self-esteem and to be independent themselves to accept the ENTP need for freedom and novelty.
For ENTPs, falling out of love, which may not always occur, results when their vision of the relationship does not square with reality. Sometimes they will select someone who offers stability and comfort and ENTPs later will become bored with the stability.
When scorned, ENTPs use their powerful and broadreaching analysis to explain the reasons why the relationship was not good in the first place; additionally, they may become competitive with their former partner and work hard to win. ENTPs do not like to lose at anything they undertake.
The MBTI® and your
Your Cohabitation Agreement sets out your shared vision of your life together in a legal document.
Taking the MBTI® demonstrates that you have each taken the time to understand your personalities and value your differences.
Completing the MBTI® also shows that you are entering into your Cohabitation Agreement with your hearts and your eyes wide open.
Ensure your Cohabitation Agreement is based on a solid foundation of open and honest sharing of all relevant information by:
4.1 Personality and Values
|4.1.1||[Romeo] and [Juliet] recognise that an understanding of self, as it is formed by nature and shaped by circumstances, is the foundation to the understanding of others.|
|4.1.2||[Romeo] and [Juliet], aided by insights from the Myers-Briggs type Inventory (MBTI), have each sought to discover their personality preferences and understand how their personality preferences affect their interactions as a couple. This they have done to understand and value each other’s gifts, learn how to give and receive appreciation and love, and discover, as they advance through successive life stages, how each can best contribute to the personal growth and development of the other.|
|4.1.3||[Romeo] and [Juliet] have each completed the online MBTI® Complete process and obtained their results in a personalised Interpretive Report – Form M (B), copies of which are attached to this Agreement as part of Exhibit Set C.|
|4.1.4||[Romeo] and [Juliet] in consultation with a certified MBTI practitioner, have each additionally obtained a personalised Interpretive Report – Form Q (B), copies of which are attached to this Agreement as part of Exhibit Set C.|