ENTP Careers 
and Work Styles

ENTPs enjoy work that allow them to use their innovation and strategic thinking to problem solve. They are quickly to spot errors and flaws in current systems and will readily point them out. They enjoy autonomy at work that allows them to make decisions and create ideas in their own time. 

At their workplace, ENTPs enjoy having peers who will debate and challenge them intellectually. This mental challenge engages them greatly and helps them to grow, although it may not come naturally to other types who view it as unnecessary conflict. 

ENTPs are spontaneous and want to move according to their inspirations rather than a fixed schedule. Their ideal job allows them to work their strategic minds in creative ways from task to task. Conversely, they do not enjoy routine work which they view as dull and uninteresting. 

Top ENTP Careers

Before you get to the top career suggestions, it must be stressed that all personality types exist in all occupations.

Due to other factors involved such as interests, geography, salary and working hours, most individuals do not end up in occupations that ideally fit their personality.

However, if you are in a job or career that is not suitable for personalities of your type:

  • You may experience difficulty communicating or agreeing with your co-workers.

  • You may find communication issues arising in the course of your work.

  • What you deem to be important in a job may not be in sync with your colleagues; hence, the use of your personalities’ strengths in the course of your work MAY NOT lead to promotion or reward.

  • Because you do not feel your work is valued,you may experience stress, dissatisfaction, burnout and lack of productivity.

ENTPs will be attracted to business and entrepreneurship. They enjoy pioneering work, starting new projects and initiatives and in taking calculated risks for profit and gain. Pioneering work need not just include entrepreneurship but can also include working within an organization. ENTPs can consider the following:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Management consultant
  • Strategic consultant
  • Venture capitalist
  • Corporate communications officer
  • Retail Owner
  • Franchisor

Sports, Arts and Entertainment
ENTPs’ confident and assertive nature makes them comfortable in the field of sports, arts and entertainment. They are also creative individuals who are able to conceptualize the end results of productions and publications before they even start. The jobs they would enjoy include:

  • Talk show host
  • Producer
  • Movie Director
  • Art director
  • Magazine Writer
  • Photographer

Strategic Planning
Because ENTPs have an innate ability to spot flaws and come up with creative solutions, it makes them great business consultants. They are able to engage clients from businesses or organizations to help them solve their problems effectively. Some jobs that may appeal to them in this area are:

  • Business development executive
  • Management trainer
  • Security consultant
  • Education consultant
  • Political consultant
  • Training and development executive

Research and Investigation
ENTPs have great intellectual curiosity and love to do research to unravel mysteries about the world. In the same vein, they are suited for investigative work, which requires them to find answers from fragmented clues. Some of the jobs could include:

  • Detective
  • Educational psychologist
  • Criminalist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Social Scientist

Ideal ENTP Career Environments

Even though you’re in the right job, it is the culture of the organization that will ultimately determine your job satisfaction.

There are work environments that will support your professional development and there are those that stress you out.

When you are applying or considering a new job, consider looking for organizations that are known to have:

Pioneering and entrepreneurial
ENTPs enjoy being part of organizations that are constantly changing, innovating and pioneering, especially one which has a potential to be a leader in their field.

Through some internet research and word-of-mouth, you should be able to determine if the company has a drive and desire to become industry leaders.

Opportunities for career advancement
ENTPs like organizations that give them clear opportunities to be promoted. Consider management associate programs in big organizations. Also attempt to find out how long employees stay in their current position before promotion.

Different from the norm
ENTPs enjoy being different and associated with organizations that pride themselves to be distinct from the pack. It could be the difference in methods, marketing or branding; ENTPs are attracted to that.

Generally, younger organizations like technology companies have greater potential to differ from the norm as they are the frontiers of pioneering work.

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