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The 1-9 ENTP Enneagram Types and ENTP-A (Assertive) and ENTP-T (Turbulent)

ENTP Enneagram Types, ENTP-A (Assertive), and ENTP-T (Turbulent) are all subtypes of the ENTP “Visionary” personality type. In order to understand the ENTP Enneagram types together with ENTP-A and ENTP-T, first consider that ENTP is one of sixteen personalities belonging to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality typology. The Visionary is the MBTI’s “introverted extrovert” personality because ENTPs tend to be sociable innovators who spend their time on solitary projects. The psychological functions of Extroversion (E), iNtuition (S), Thinking (T), and Perception (P) or ENTP additionally define Visionaries’ fundamental characteristics.

ENTP Subtypes

ENTP-A (Assertive) and ENTP-T (Turbulent) refer to the two main subtypes of the Visionary personality type. Assertive and Turbulent ENTPs retain the same core traits and cognitive functions. The key distinction between the two is how the ENTP traits manifest differently depending on how they view themselves and the world around them. ENTP-As are confident and proactive, while ENTP-Ts are sensitive and amiable.

The ENTP Enneagram types refer to nine subtypes based on the Enneagram of Personality. The Enneagram is separate from the MBTI, so Visionaries identify differently according to the Enneagram’s nine enneatypes. Converging and analyzing the MBTI and Enneagram allows us to infer differences between individual ENTPs.

Below is a list summarizing the nine ENTP Enneagram types.

  • ENTP Enneagram Type 1: ENTPs with Enneatype 1 exhibit greater self-discipline and responsibility than ordinarily spontaneous Visionaries.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 2: ENTPs with Enneatype 2 are warm and generous, demonstrating a strong Extroverted Feeling (Fe) function.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 3: ENTPs with Enneatype 3 are over-achievers at heart, demonstrating distinct self-determination not associated with other Visionary enneatypes. Type 3 ENTPs complete projects and define themselves by success.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 4: ENTPs with Enneatype 4 contemplating their identities, striving to stand out as individuals. Type 4 Visionaries also exhibit a big imagination.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 5: ENTPs with Enneatype 5 represent the introverted side of the “introverted extrovert” personality type. Type 5 ENTPs appear detached and inquisitive because they enjoy solitary intellectual pursuits.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 6: ENTPs with Enneatype 6 are skeptical keen debaters. You’ll find ENTPs with Type 6 traits playing the devil’s advocate because they don’t trust authority.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 7: ENTPs with Enneatype 7 are innovative thinkers, constantly looking for their next project. Most Visionaries identify as Type 7s on the Enneagram because it aligns most closely with extrovert personalities like the ENTP.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 8: ENTPs with Enneatype 8 represent the independent and bold Enneagram-based subtype. Type 8 ENTPs prove to be formidable forces of nature.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 9: ENTPs with Enneatype 9 are laid-back, taking adventures and opportunities as they come. Type 9 ENTPs also prioritize their inner peace.

According to the MBTI, ENTPs in society are innovators and rebels. All ENTPs tend to dream big and juggle multiple projects. Analysis under the Enneagram typology provides further insight into how Visionaries present according to their enneatype’s beliefs and emotional values. ENTP people can understand their ENTP Enneagram Type by reviewing our analysis of the subtypes, then taking the MBTI and Enneagram tests.

1. ENTP Enneagram Type 1

The ENTP Enneagram Type 1 is a subtype combining the Type 1 personality of the Enneagram and the Visionary personality of the MBTI. The perfectionist, Body-centered Enneatype 1 doesn’t ordinarily correspond with ENTP traits, making the subtype a rare combination. We infer that Type 1 Visionaries are ENTP-Ts because they’re responsible and committed, which isn’t typical of ENTPs.

Visionaries with Enneatype 1 have two main strengths. Firstly, Type 1 Visionaries are grounded in reality due to their enneatype’s influences. Type 1 Visions are therefore responsible and less likely to procrastinate than other ENTPs. Secondly, Type 1 ENTPs have a predilection for thoroughness—exploring every idea or possibility to satisfy Enneatype 1’s strong morality. Visionaries with Enneatype 1 additionally exhibit two weaknesses. Firstly, Type 1 ENTPs are very critical of themselves and others. Both Enneatype 1 and ENTP-Ts tend to be critical because they have a low opinion of their capabilities. Secondly, Type 1 ENTPs restrict themselves, which contributes to their hypercritical thought process.

Among their social circle, ENTP Enneatype 1s are responsible and disciplined but judgmental and even self-righteous. Enneatype 1’s influences make for a unique Visionary that others can rely on like Type 2 ENTPs. Unfortunately, Type 1 Visionaries restrict or repress parts of their rebellious personality which can be unhealthy. Type 1 ENTPs thus contrast with bold, rebellious subtypes like ENTP Enneagram Type 3 or Type 8.

To add, ENTPs with Enneatype 1 traits are rare. No notable celebrities have the subtype, though American actress Parker Posey is a Type 2 ENTP with a 1 wing while Chen of EXO exhibits an ENTP 9w1 personality. ENTP Enneatype 1 is not the dominant subtype in either celebrity because Posey and Chen merely display elements of the disciplined Enneatype 1.

2. ENTP Enneagram Type 2

The Enneagram Type 2 is a Visionary personality subtype with the warm, caring qualities of the Enneatype 2. Visionaries with Enneatype 2 traits are rare because Enneatype 2 is a Heart-centered enneatype who is driven by their emotions for others. ENTPs are Thinking types and thus not innately empathetic. As a result, we categorize Type 2 ENTPs as ENTP-Ts (Turbulent) because they demonstrate a strong Extroverted Feeling (Fe) function.

Two core strengths define the ENTP Enneagram Type 2 personality. Firstly, Type 2 Visionaries are highly dependable because they’re great problem solvers. Type 2s like to help and be relied upon, which complements the ENTPs’ interest in new challenges and problems. Secondly, Visionaries with Enneatype 2 are generous because they exhibit a strong tertiary Fe function. Although ENTPs aren’t typically magnanimous, those with Type 2 traits have a warmer, more altruistic character. Meanwhile, two weaknesses counter ENTP Type 2s’ strengths. Firstly, Type 2 Visionaries are insecure. Type 2 ENTPs’ insecurity stems from their Turbulent qualities and Enneatype 2’s fear of being unloved. Secondly, Type 2 ENTPs tend to overextend themselves and try everything, including other people’s problems,

Socially, the ENTP Enneatype 2 is warm and generous. Type 2s are the easiest of the ENTP enneatypes to like due to their dependability and generosity. Celebrities like Kris Collins typify the likable and outgoing ENTP Enneagram Type 2 personalities. That said, Type 2s’ selflessness is countered by insecurities. Visionaries with Enneatype 2 fear being unloved so they take on too many people’s problems, turning them into projects (the ENTP’s favorite pastime). The subtype contrasts with more reserved, independent enneatypes like ENTP Enneatype 5.

3. ENTP Enneagram Type 3

The ENTP Enneagram Type 3 is a subtype combining the MBTI’s Visionary and the Enneagram’s Type 3 personalities. ENTPs with Enneatype 3 traits are also Heart enneatypes, but they are the least emotional of the triad. Type 3 ENTPs thus align with the main ENTP-A subtype because they’re highly motivated Thinking types with opportunistic tendencies.

Type 3 ENTPs have two notable strengths. Firstly, Visionaries with Enneatype 3 traits are more focused than other ENTP subtypes. Type 3s are over-achievers at heart, so they conquer goals where other ENTPs lose focus or procrastinate. Secondly, Type 3 ENTPs exhibit strong self-determination. Type 3s’ determination stems from their innate desire for innovation, typifying the Visionary’s opportunistic nature. Two weaknesses additionally define the subtype. Firstly, Type 3 Visionaries need to succeed because they define themselves by their achievements. Secondly, Type 3 ENTPs are sometimes vain and obsessed with appearance due to their fixation on success.

The ENTP Enneatype 3 stands out among the other subtypes because their many projects and ideas come to fruition more often than not. We see the Enneatype 3 Visioniary’s drive and ambition in multi-faceted comedians like Kate McKinnon. Socially, McKinnon and other Type 3 ENTPs are charming and outgoing. However, others will find that Type 3 ENTPs’ extroversion manifests as competitiveness or vanity. Visionaries with Type 3 traits often require validation, while other ENTP-As like the ENTP Enneagram Type 8 personality don’t.

4. ENTP Enneagram Type 4

The ENTP Enneagram Type 4 is a subtype that describes highly individualistic Visionaries with Enneatype 4 qualities. Enneatype 4 is a Heart Type that channels emotions inward rather than externally. Visionaries with Enneatype 4 consequently tend to be self-reflective and reserved, which also aligns with the main ENTP-T (Turbulent) subtype.

ENTPs with Enneatype 4 traits have two notable strengths. Firstly, Type 4 ENTPs are imaginative because they exemplify the Visionary’s desire for innovation. Secondly, ENTP Enneatype 4s are deeply contemplative—channeling their auxiliary Introverted Thinking (Ti) function to decode new ideas and experiences. Type 4 ENTPs are preoccupied with individuality, so they also spend a lot of time contemplating their identities. Two main weaknesses further define ENTPs with Enneatype 4 traits. Firstly, Type 4 ENTPs are highly rebellious because their uniqueness calls for a nonconforming attitude. Visionaries are generally rebellious. Secondly, Type 4 ENTPS tend to have unrealistic ideas, their innovative thinking leading to lofty or impossible expectations.

Loved ones and coworkers know Enneatype 4 Visionaries to be staunch individualists. Celebrities with both ENTP and Enneatype 4 traits like Stephen Fry particularly prove to be deeply creative and intuitive. Unfortunately, Type 4 ENTPs often come across as hard-headed rebels or misunderstood debaters because they’re so preoccupied with standing out. Due to their traits, ENTP Enneagram Type 4s are similar to unapologetic rebels like the Enneatype 7 Visionary.

5. ENTP Enneagram Type 5

The ENTP Enneagram Type 5 is a subtype combining the Enneatype 5 and ENTP personalities. Enneatype 5 is a Head-centered enneatype belonging primarily to reserved, investigative thinkers. People with ENTP Enneatype 5 traits consequently exhibit a strong Ti function. We also categorize ENTP Enneatype 5s as part of the main ENTP-T subtype because they’re somewhat reserved.

Two main strengths define the ENTP Enneagram Type 5 personality. Firstly, Type 5 ENTPs are curious, typifying how Visionaries like to pick apart ideas or problems. Secondly, Type 5 ENTPs always want to learn. Knowledge is something all ENTPs value as Thinking types, but Type 5 Visionaries are particularly keen because knowledge enables them to be objective investors. People with subtypes also exhibit two main weaknesses. Firstly, Visionaries with Enneatype 5 tend to be detached due to their Turbulent qualities and fear of outside influence. Secondly, Type 5 Visionaries lack confidence. By consuming so much knowledge, Type 5 ENTPs fail to master any specifics. ENTPs with the subtype are thus left without confidence once it’s time for real-world applications.

ENTP Type 5s are the introverts of the “introverted extrovert” personality. People will find that Visionaries with Enneatype 5; traits are reserved, focusing only on their ideas and projects. Type 5 ENTPs consequently misidentify as INTPs. To add, those with the subtype are drawn to intellectual pursuits. However, Type 5 Visionaries maintain their zest for life and spontaneity. Troubled mathematician and well-known ENTP Ada Lovelace serves as a prime example. Lovelace and other Type 5s contrast with Type 2 Visionaries who are more emotional and grounded.

6. ENTP Enneagram Type 6

The ENTP Enneagram Type 6 is a Head-centered subtype characterizing Visionaries with Enneatype 6 characteristics. ENTP with Enneatype 6 is a rare and unusual combination because Type 6s are fairly cautious, whereas Visionaries value spontaneity. We consequently categorize the subtype as part of the ENTP-T (Turbulent) subtype due to its more risk-averse attitude.

Two prominent strengths characterize Type 6 Visionaries. Firstly, ENTPs with Enneatype 6 are keen debaters. Type 6 ENTPs don’t trust policies or authority due to their innate skepticism, so they’re quick to debate. Secondly, Type 6 Visionaries are insightful because they’re always questioning, studying, and assessing situations. The ENTP Enneagram Type 6 also features two main weaknesses. Firstly, ENTPs with Enneatype 6 traits are sometimes rebels without a cause. While questioning authority is not necessarily a weakness, Type 6 ENTPs are too distrusting and struggle to open up. Secondly, Visionaries Type 6s have commitment issues as they fear being caged or stuck in life.

In their social lives, Type 6 ENTPs make for either loyal friends or hard-headed rebels. Type 6 Visionaries will commit if they trust you or question your motivations if you try to get close. Therefore, we infer that ENTPs with the Enneatype 6 subtype excel at analyzing and debating, but struggle socially if they allow their skepticism to get the best of them. Type 6 ENTPs contrast with more steadfast, committed ENTPs like those with Enneatype 1 traits.

One celebrity example of an ENTP Enneagram Type 6 is John Oliver. Oliver displays a healthy level of skepticism through his political commentary.

7. ENTP Enneagram Type 7

The ENTP Enneagram Type 7 is a subtype combining the ENTP and Enneatype 7 personalities. Type 7s are part of the Head triad, but their intellectual pursuits are geared toward the external world. Type 7s crave new experiences, which aligns with ENTP personality. We consequently group ENTP Enneagram Type 7 as an ENTP-A (Assertive) personality because they typify many of the Visionary’s characteristics.

Two core strengths define the ENTp Enneagram Type 7 personality. Firstly, Type 7 Visionaries are innovative thinkers, aligning with the ENTP-A’s nimble mind. Secondly, Type 7 Visionaries are insatiable learners. ENTP Type 7s love to explore and start new projects, so they’re constantly learning new things. ENTPs with Enneatype 7 also exhibit two prominent weaknesses. Firstly, unhealthy Type 7 ENTPs struggle to settle down as they’re constantly seeking new experiences. Secondly, Visionaries with Type 7 characteristics are easily bored, abandoning projects and other commitments prematurely.

Socially, the ENTP Enneagram Type 7 leads an exciting lifestyle but juggles too many projects at a time. A lack of commitment also affects a Type 7 ENTP’s personal life. Unhealthy or immature Type 7 Visionaries will break off relationships if they start to feel bored or stifled. Type 7 Visionaries, therefore, excel at seeking out new experiences but they’re worse at controlling their imposes—especially if compared to more grounded ENTPs, like ENTP Enneagram Type 2.

American actor Robert Downey Jr. is an example of an ENTP celebrity with Enneatype 7 traits. Downey is fun and outgoing like other Type 7 ENTPs but formerly exhibited troubling impulses.

8. ENTP Enneagram Type 8

The ENTP Enneagram Type 8 is a Visionary personality subtype belonging to the Body type triad. People with both ENTP and Type 8 qualities trust their instincts and display formidable personalities. The subtype’s natural confidence aligns most closely with the main ENTP-A subtype.;

Type 8 ENTPs exhibit two notable strengths. Firstly, Visionaries with Enneatype 8 traits are highly independent due to their strong self-determination. Secondly, Type 8 Visionaries are bold. As Assertive-aligned ENTPs, Type 8 Visionaries are formidable forces of nature who want to make their mark on the world. The ENTP subtype also features two prominent weaknesses. Firstly, Type 8 Visionaries are overly direct communicators. People with ENTP Enneatype 8 traits rarely mince words due to their Enneatype 8’s headstrong mindset. Secondly, Type 8 ENTPs need to control their environments. Type 8 Visionaries are big dreamers who fear being controlled or dominated, so they assert their authority by controlling their surroundings.

Visionaries with Enneatype 8 stand out from other ENTP Enneagram types through their commanding presence. Socially, Type 8 ENTPs are either admired or feared. ENTP celebrities like John Cleese display Enneatype 8 traits through his indomitable presence. Among the ENTP Enneagram types, Type 8 ENTPs are better at being confident and pursuing challenges. Control-focused ENTP Type 8s contrast with more relaxed subtypes like Type 7 Visionaries.

9. ENTP Enneagram Type 9

The ENTP Enneagram Type 9 is a personality subtype belonging to Visionaries with a more laid-back, harmonious mindset. Enneagram Type 9 is a Body-centered personality, so Type 9 ENTPs prefer to follow their gut instincts. Type 9s are not a common enneatype for ENTPs, but those that identify with the subtype are likely ENTP-As because they want to explore and focus solely on their inner -peace.;

Type 9 Visionnaires display two main strengths. Firstly, Type 9 ENTPs have easy-going personalities due to Enneatype 9’s influences. Type 9s prioritize peace and tranquility, so ENTPs with the subtype prefer a laid-back lifestyle. Secondly, Type 9 ENTPs are independent because they value exploring new horizons and living freely. The ENTP Enneagram Type 9 additionally exhibits two core weaknesses. Firstly, Type 9 Visionnaires are the least likely of the Assertive-presenting enneatypes to take control because they’re so laid back. Secondly, ENTP Type 9s may suppress their values to appear like low-maintenance rebels. Type 9 ENTP primarily do so to maintain their inner peace and avoid pointless debates.

Type 9 ENTPs are fairly easy-going if a bit distant in their social lives, preferring stress-free relationships. Visionary Type 9s have a leisurely way of living that sometimes leads them to take up fewer responsibilities. To add, Type 9s don’t want to step on anyone’s toes so you’re unlikely to see them strike up a debate unless prompted. In contrast, ENTP Type 8s and Type 4s love nothing more than debating.

Kim Jisoo from the Korean girl group Blackpink is a celebrity Type 8 ENTPs. K-pop fans appreciate Kim for her cheerfulness and generally laid-back disposition.

How are ENTP Enneagram types classified?

The ENTP Enneagram types are classified according to the MBTI and Enneagram of Personality typologies. The MBTI and the Enneagram are separate systems so they have separate methods of classification.

The MBTI utilizes a test to classify personality. The MBTI test evaluates your traits according to four psychological dichotomies of two opposing functions—Extroversion (E) versus Introversion (I), Sensing (S) versus iNtuition (N), Thinking (T) versus Feeling (F), and Judging (J) versus Perceiving (P). Visionaries demonstrate a propensity for Extroversion, iNtuition, Thinking, and Perceiving or ENTP. The MBTI also assigns your Assertive or Turbulent subtype, which is primarily dependent on your self-image and your perception of others.

Like the MBTI, the Enneagram administers a test. Unlike the MBTI, the Enneagram classifies and groups personalities according to shared motivations. The Enneagram assesses fears, desires, and other emotional attributes. The Enneagram will also assign your Enneagram wing. The Enneagram wing refers to one of two neighboring enneatypes you demonstrate a propensity for. Test takers will only have one dominant enneatype, however. For example, ENTPs with 9w1 traits have a dominant Type 9 personality but show traits of the Type 1 personality.

How are ENTP Enneagram types found?

The ENTP Enneagram types were found by converging the MBTI and Enneagram of Personality. Converging the typologies created a new system of personality classification. No one person is accredited with the convergence of the MBTI and Enneagram because many third-party experts have explored complementary uses of the typologies. Furthermore, the MBTI and Enneagram are attributed to separate people. The MBTI was initially devised by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. Both were inspired by Carl Gustav Jung’s theory of Psychological Types. Meanwhile, the modern model of the Enneagram is based on the work of Oscar Ichzao and Claudio Naranjo.

We define the ENTP Enneagram type as an amalgamation of the ideas of Katharine Cook Briggs, Isabel Briggs, Oscar Ichzao, and Claudio Naranjo.

Do ENTP Enneagram types change according to gender?

No evidence suggests that the ENTP Enneagram types change according to gender because there hasn’t been significant academic interest. Solely following MBTI-related research shows that there isn’t a noteworthy disparity between male and female ENTPs. According to one study, 2.8% of women are ENTPs while a similar 2.5% of men identify as ENTPs. The Visionary personality is rare but relatively equal among the sexes, so we infer similarly for the ENTP Enneagram types

Can someone change their character from an ENTP Enneagram type to another?

It may be possible for someone to change their character from an ENTP Enneagram type to another, but there hasn’t been significant research on the subject. Both the MBTI and Enneagram stress that personality types can’t change. However, at least one study suggests voluntary changes in personality are possible.

Chris Fraley and Nathson Hudson from the University of Illinois reported self-improvement in participants’ traits after sixteen weeks of voluntary efforts. Fraley and Hudson utilized the Big Five personality system to define personality targets. The Big Five system differs from the MBTI and Enneagram, but the study’s results suggest personality change is possible. That said, Fraley and Hudson stressed that a longer study is necessary to gauge if permanent changes are possible.

Can someone be from multiple ENTP Enneagram types?

No, someone can’t be from multiple ENTP Enneagram types because you only have one dominant enneatype. Both the MBTI and Enneagram typologies allow for subtypes, but these are not multiple personalities. The Enneagram typology also accounts for wing enneatypes. Your wing enneatype refers to the neighboring personalities next to your dominant type on the Enneagram model. According to the Enneagram, you will have traits of your wing but your core values and characteristics remain rooted in your dominant enneatype. The MBTI similarly asserts that you can only have one personality type because it categorizes personality according to stricter psychological dichotomies.

What are the main Enneagram types of ENTP?

The main Enneagram type of ENTP is Enneatype 7 according to a study from the Typology Center. The study shows that 47% of ENTP users identify with the enthusiastic Enneatype 7, making it the majority enneatype for Visionaries. Enneatype 8 and Enneatype 3 are also common as 15% and 12% of ENTPs identify as such, respectively. A small percentage of ENTPs identify with the remaining enneatypes.

ENTPs are likely drawn to Enneatypes 7, 8, and 3 because they’re among the most extroverted and adventurous Enneagram types. Those that don’t retain their fundamental characteristics and cognitive functions. The most significant difference between the common and uncommon ENTP Enneagram types is their motivations. According to the Enneagram of Personality typology, each of the nine types displays unique motivations that define their personalities. An ENTP Enneagram type test is needed to fully gauge these motivations. As one is unavailable, ENTPs can take the MBTI and Enneagram tests separately to gauge their ENTP Enneagram type.

Below is a list of differences we’ve inferred from the main ENTP enneatypes.

  • ENTP Type 7s are spontaneous, innovative thinkers who demonstrate an insatiable desire to learn. Type 9 ENTPs differ from the other main ENTP enneatype due to their inability to settle down or complete projects.
  • ENTP Type 8s are independent, bold, direct, and headstrong. Type 8 Visionaries differ from other common ENTP Enneagram types through their formidable personalities and indomitable presence.
  • ENTP Type 3s are focused and don’t slack off. Type 3 ENTPs differ from Type 8s and Type 9s through their self-determination; they complete projects and define themselves by their achievements.

What is the ENTP-A (Assertive)?

The ENTP-A (Assertive) is one of the main subtypes of the Visionary personality. ENTP-As’ counterpart is ENTP-T (Turbulent). Assertive ENTPs have the same core traits and cognitive functions as their counterparts but exhibit differing self-images. Assertive Visionaries have a confident self-image so they’re more proactive. Assertive Visionaries consequently take risks, undertake challenges, and engage in passionate debates that ENTP-Ts will not. Conversely, Assertive Visionaries are slower to reflect on their emotions and the emotions of others.

We infer that ENTP Enneagram types 3, 7, 8, and 9 align the most with the Assertive subtype because they display ENTP-A qualities. All Visionaries value their dreams, but ENTP-As pursue their goals earnestly. Visionaries with Enneatype 3, 7, 8, or 9 personalities display similar qualities through their shared confidence, boldness, and independence. To add, the Assertive ENTP enneatypes love to learn and explore. Some like ENTP Type 7 or Type 8 will take risks, which is characteristic of ENTP-As. Others like ENTP Type 9 demonstrate a natural ease and calmness that aligns with Assertive types’ independent spirit.

ENTP-As additionally demonstrate different behaviors and attitudes from ENTP-Ts. For example, Assertive ENTPs in the workplace are better suited for leadership due to their confidence and proactiveness. That said, Assertive ENTPs are flighty and love debating, so they’ll reject people’s expectations if a job or project doesn’t interest them.

ENTP-As’ assertiveness and flightiness even affect their interpersonal relationships. Romantically, ENTP-As are exciting and highly spontaneous partners. Assertive ENTP-As are the extroverts of the “introverted extrovert” personality, so they crave constant excitement. Assertive Visionaries consequently struggle with long-term commitment and will end relationships if they grow bored.

Financially, Assertive ENTPs tend to manage their affairs well because they’re bold and hard-working. However, ENTP-As will take financial risks they shouldn’t if it satisfies a new project or whim.

What are the key characteristics of ENTP-A?

Below are the key characteristics of ENTP-A.

  • Vigor: All ENTPs are outgoing, but Assertive ENTPs are particularly so. Assertive ENTPs demonstrate vigor and confidence if presented with a challenge or task that interests them.
  • Self-assurance: Assertive ENTPs have a strong self-image, which enables them to not only be self-assured but less susceptible to stress and outside influences. As a result, Assertive ENTPs confidently shrug off consequences, negative opinions, and events.
  • Ruthlessness: Assertive Visionaries are out of touch with their feelings due to their strong Introverted Thinking (Ti) auxiliary function. Consequently, ENTP-As are sometimes ruthless, particularly during a debate.
  • Opportunism: Although flighty, ENTP-As will earnestly pursue new opportunities because they love to learn and try new things.
  • Adaptability: A decreased susceptibility to stress and innate spontaneity enables ENTP-As to bounce back from failure easily. Therefore, ENTP-As adapt to situations better than their counterparts.

The two most prominent ENTP-A characteristics from the list above are vigor and ruthlessness. Assertive Visionaries are confident in their self-image, which enables them to both vigorously pursue their goals and ruthlessly execute debates. That said, the Assertive ENTP subtype is not inherently callous. Vigor and ruthlessness simply stand out from the MBTI’s main classification of Visionaries because the two traits typify the impact of self-image on confident and unconfident ENTPs. The two traits also exemplify the nuanced differences of individual ENTPs not fully captured by the MBTI.

What is the ENTP-T (Turbulent)?

The ENTP-T (Turbulent) is one of the main subtypes of the Visionary personality and the counterpart to the ENTP-A (Assertive) subtype. Turbulent ENTPs retain their fundamental traits and functions but exhibit a weaker self-image than their counterparts. For example, Turbulent Visionaries are more agreeable and will avoid intense debates because they care about others’ opinions of them. On the other hand, ENTP-Ts’ greater sensitivity allows them to connect with others better than their counterparts.

ENTP-Ts also do not align with the same enneatypes as Assertive ENTPs. Only Visionaries with Enneatype 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 correspond most closely to the Turbulent subtype. Type 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 ENTPs display common Turbulent features such as being more agreeable and sensitive. The Turbulent ENTP enneatypes are not necessarily push-overs but most crave approval or acknowledgment. Those that don’t, like ENTP Type 4 and Type 5, are more reserved and self-reflective than ENTP-As.

The Turbulent Visionaries reside on the introverted side of the “introverted extrovert” personality type. ENTP-Ts thus prefer exploring their adventurous side through solitary projects. Socially or in the workplace, ENTP-Ts will happily engage with others but remain sensitive. Consequently, ENTP-Ts are less likely to upset others. ENTP-Ts can be effective team players, but they’re more flighty with projects, jobs, and relationships due to their lack of confidence. Therefore, others see some Turbulent Visionaries as fickle or aimless because they don’t see commitments through.

Romantically, ENTP-Ts make for more attentive partners than their counterparts because they’re in touch with their Extroverted Feeling (Fe) tertiary function. However, like ENTP-As, Turbulent ENTPs will leave relationships if they feel stifled or stagnant.

Financially, ENTP-Ts take fewer major risks than Assertive ENTPs. Unfortunately, the Visionary’s flightiness causes Turbulent ENTPs to sometimes mismanage their finances, particularly if they’re job- or relationship-hopping.

What are the key characteristics of ENTP-T?

Below are the key characteristics of ENTP-T.

  • Amiability: Visionaries are keen debaters, but ENTP-Ts exhibit a more amiable nature due to their low self-confidence. ENTP-Ts will thus be quick to agree or outright avoid certain debates because they want to preserve their reputation.
  • Flightiness: All ENTPs guilty of flightiness due to their Perceiving (P) function and general disregard for structure. ENTP-Ts are particularly flighty because they often lack the confidence or tenacity to see commitments through.
  • Dissatisfaction: Turbulent Visionaries are prone to dissatisfaction because of their flightiness and insatiable thirst for new experiences.
  • Solitude: Turbulent ENTPs are extroverts at their core, but they’re also comfortable with staying away from the crowd. To add, Turbulence ENTPs cherish solitudes because they can focus on themselves rather than on others.
  • Emotional awareness: ENTP-Ts are not inherently empathetic, but they do display greater emotional awareness due to their sensitivity. ENTP-Ts are therefore better at communicating and reflecting on their mistakes than Assertive Visionaries.

Two books highlight the prominent ENTP-T traits of flightiness and dissatisfaction. Firstly, Lifetypes by Sandra Krebs Hirsh and Jean M. Kummerow emphasizes ENTPs’ dislike of routine, hierarchical, and bureaucratic systems because they value freedom. Turbulent ENTPs exemplify Hirsh and Kummerow’s assessment through their innate flightiness. However, Hirsh and Kummerow also state that ENTPs “push against all odds to further their projects”. This statement applies more appropriately to determined Assertive types than fickle Turbulent types.

Secondly, Type Talk at Work by Otto Kroeger, Janet M. Thuesen, and Hile Rutledge highlights how the Visionary displays a general lack of commitment if a newer, more exciting challenge or project comes along. While the book’s observation is also true of ENTP-As, Turbulent ENTPTs exemplify the authors’ statement by being prone to dissatisfaction. Furthermore, ENTP-Ts do not live life on the edge as the Type Talk at Work authors assert. ENTP-Ts want to live an exciting life yet lack the confidence or ambition to do so. As a result, others find the Turbulent Visionary subtype to be fairly aimless.

How are ENTP Enneagram types analyzed with ENTP Enneagrams?

The ENTP Enneagram types are analyzed with ENTP Enneagram through typologies of the Enneagram of Personality and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The Enneagram and the MBTI are separate systems. Therefore, we must analyze the ENTP Enneagram types through their respective systems.

The Enneagram evaluates shared motivations, fears, and other emotional values. The Enneagram sorts the emotional values into nine personalities (called enneatypes or types). The nine enneatypes further categorize into one of three triads. The Body triad is ruled by their instincts, the Head triad is ruled by intellectual pursuits, and the Heart triad is ruled by emotional thinking.

We’ve analyzed the Enneagram types and traits against the fundamental Visionary personality characteristics. We found that Visionaries typically align with the Head-centered Enneatype 7 personality because they’re spontaneous, outgoing Thinking (T) types. A minority of ENTPs also identify with other enneatypes or triads depending on their personal values.

We further inferred which of the ENTP Enneagram types correspond to the Assertive and Turbulent subtypes according to the MBTI’s system. We found that ENTP Enneagram types 3, 7, 8, and 9 exhibit Assertive Visionary traits. Meanwhile, ENTP Enneagram types 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 display Turbulent Visionary traits.

How does MBTI interpret ENTP Enneagram types with the help of Enneagram?

The MBTI does not technically interpret ENTP Enneagram types with the help of the Enneagram because it has diverging theories from the Enneagram. Our interpretation is based on an independent analysis of the MBTI and Enneagram, and how both can converge to classify the MBTI personalities under the Enneagram.

The MBTI evaluates personality according to four strict, double-measured dichotomies. The MBTI’s dichotomies correspond to sixteen personalities as opposed to the nine Enneagram types. ENTP is one such personality. However, the MBTI does not capture the beliefs, fears, or values of individual ENTPs. As a result, we’ve utilized the Enneagram to analyze and define the nuanced differences individual ENTPs may present according to the nine enneatypes.

Although the Enneagram and MBTI are separate typologies, other experts have found complementary uses for the systems. For example, a study by Lenuta Alboaie, Mircea-Florin Vaida, and Diana Pojar utilizes the Enneagram and MBTI for educational grouping purposes. Meanwhile, psychotherapist Pat Wyman discusses the use of the MBTI, Enneagram, and Inner Child Healing for psychotherapy applications in her book, Three Keys to Self-Understanding.

How do the Enneagram types impact the ENTP personality?

The Enneagram types impact the ENTP personality by defining the characteristics ENTPs may present according to their enneatype. Each of the nine Enneagram enneatypes corresponds to specific traits and values. ENTPs demonstrate diverging characteristics that the MBTI does not account for due to the enneatypes’ traits and values. For example, Visionaries who identify with the Enneatype 5 personality typify the introverted aspect of the “introverted extrovert” ENTP personality. Type 5 ENTPs are detached, investigative thinkers who value solitary projects. However, not every ENTP identifies as an “introverted extrovert”. Other ENTPs may be assertive and bold, so they identify with the values and motivations of the Enneatype 8 personality.

Comparison of ENTP-T and ENTP-A

Below is a table comparison of the ENTP-T and ENTP-A subtypes.

ENTP Enneagram type ENTP-A ENTP-T
Stress Management ENTP-As adapt well to stress because they typically shrug it off. ENTP-As will also focus on a hands-on project to manage stress if needed. ENTP-Ts do not adapt well to stress because they’re more susceptible. ENTP-Ts will manage their stress by talking it out with someone.
Business Life Assertive Visionaries are confident in their business life. Assertive ENTPs make for good leaders due to their confidence but will drop commitments if they’re no longer interested. Turbulent Visionaries tend to lack self-assurance in their business life. Turbulent ENTPs make for effective team players but appear aimless or directionless due to their flightiness and lack of confidence;
Social Life Assertive ENTPs lead exciting social lives. ENTP-As also tend to be quick to debate and will drop social commitments for their own adventures. Turbulent ENTPs are better at connecting and communicating in their social lives. ENTP-Ts are also slower to debate and quicker to agree on issues because they’re susceptible to peer pressure.
Relationships ENTP-As in relationships are spontaneous partners with commitment issues. ENTP-As will consequently drop relationships and refuse to settle down, especially if they’re bored. ENTP-Ts in relationships are attentive partners, but they also exhibit commitment issues. Like their counterparts, ENTP-Ts will end relationships if they begin to feel trapped or bored.
Behaviors Assertive ENTPs behave proactively. ENTP-As confidently undertake challenges but tend to be ruthless or overly direct mannerisms. Turbulent ENTPs behave hesitantly because they lack confidence. ENTP-Ts are consequently slower to act but dream big.
Strengths ENTP-A strengths include vigor, adaptability, self-assurance, and being passionate debaters. ENTP-T strengths include greater emotional awareness, a self-composed exterior, and being amiable debaters.
Weaknesses ENTP-T weaknesses include ruthlessness and flightiness. ENTP-T weaknesses include sensitivity and flightiness.

One of the most prominent differences between ENTP-A and ENTP-T personalities is their stress management skills. The table above highlights the two different ways Assertive and Turbulent ENTPs cope with stress. First, ENTP-As manage stress by focusing on an activity or project. ENTPs with Assertive qualities also tend to shrug off stress because they have a confident self-image. Second, ENPT-Ts manage stress by talking about it with a trusted friend or family member. Turbulent Visionaries are more susceptible to stress, so they have a hard time adapting or fixing the issue compared to their counterparts.

Which ENTP Enneagram type is better for relationships?

None of the ENTP Enneagrams are better for relationships because they all exhibit commitment issues and flightiness. ENTP enneatypes belonging to the main Turbulent subtype are sometimes attentive friends and partners due to their emotional awareness. However, Turbulent ENTPs tend to give up on relationships if they feel bored or stuck. A successful relationship with an ENTP depends on the level of excitement and adventure they’ll continuously experience. That said, every ENTP is different and a successful relationship of any variety (platonic, romantic, or fraternal) depends on the individual person.

Which ENTP Enneagram type is better for family life?

ENTP Enneagram Type 1 is better for family life because they demonstrate more self-discipline than other Visionary enneatypes. Type 1 ENTPs value hard work and showing up for obligations. The Type 1 ENTP’s sense of dedication will therefore extend to their family if they desire to have one. Meanwhile, Type 7 ENTPs are the least suited for family life because they prefer to focus on their own needs. A happy family life is dependent on the individual, but Type 7 Visionaries typically struggle to settle down because they crave adventure and new experiences.

Which ENTP Enneagram type is better for sensitive people?

ENTP Enneagram Type 9 is better for sensitive people for two reasons. Firstly, Type 9 ENTPs have a laid-back disposition so they’re unlikely to overstep or upset sensitive personalities. Secondly, Enneatype 9’s peacemaking tendencies and a general desire for harmony mean the Type 9 ENTP will handle sensitive topics well.

The ENTP Enneagram type that will not handle sensitive people well is the Type 6 ENTP. Visionaries with Enneatype 6 qualities are quick to debate and will likely upset sensitive personalities in order to prove they’re right.

Which ENTP Enneagram type is more confident?

ENTP Enneagram Type 8 is the most confident because they’re highly independent and formidable. Type 8 ENTPs will readily take on new challenges or problems because they have faith in their abilities. To add, Type 8 ENTPs align with the Assertive subtype. Type 3, Type 9, and Type 7 Visionaries also demonstrate Assertive ENTP traits, but those with Enneatype 8 traits prove to be the most confident because they have an indomitable presence.

The least confident ENTP enneatype is likely ENTP Enneagram 6. Type 6 Visionaries are slow to trust due to their innate skepticism. Type 6’s distrusting nature is sometimes rooted in insecurity and a lack of self-faith, which in turn manifests as low confidence.

Which ENTP Enneagram type is better for a career?

The ENTP Enneagram Type that’s better for a career varies between two subtypes. First, Type 8 Visionaries are good at their careers because they want to mark their world. The Type 8 Visionary’s ambition carries over into their career if they’re in a field they’re genuinely interested in. Second, Type 3 ENTPs are well-suited for a career because they’re highly focused and tend to complete projects whereas ENTPs lose interest. That said, any of the Visionary enneatype can lead a successful career as long as they remain diligent and overcome their innate flightiness.;

Which ENTP Enneagram type is better for teamwork?

ENTP Enneagram Type 1 is better for teamwork because they tend to be responsible and follow through on their commitments. Type 1 ENTPs are the type of people you can rely on for ideas or thoroughness. Type 1 ENTPs in the workplace will fulfill their tasks and explore every possibility. Meanwhile, the ENTP Enneagram Type least suited for teamwork is likely ENTP Type 8. Visionaries with Type 8 traits have intense personalities and want to control their surroundings. Therefore, it’s unlikely for Type 8 ENTPs to create an environment that’s conducive to effective teamwork. Type 8 ENTPs also rather be in charge due to their independent and ambitious nature.

Which ENTP Enneagram type is better for artists?

All the ENTP Enneagram types are well-suited for artists because Visionaries value creative pursuits. Visionary types are big dreamers who undertake many projects, many of which are creative in nature. Type 4 ENTPs particularly exhibit a creative personality because they’re deeply imaginative and like to contemplate the world. Type 5 ENTPs also deeply appreciate the arts because they enjoy solitary pursuits. However, neither the ENTP Enneagram Type 4 nor Type 5 is better for the artists because all ENTPs tend to be creative.

Which ENTP Enneagram type has a rare personality?

The ENTP Enneagram Type 1 has a rare personality according to a study by the Typology Center. Only 2% of ENTP users identified with the Enneatype 1 personality. There is limited research into the correlation between the MBTI and Enneagram, but Typology Center’s data corresponds to our analysis of the Enneatype 1 and ENTP personalities. The Enneagram describes Type 1s as strict, ethical people with strong perfectionistic tendencies. ENTPs generally disregard Type 1’s characteristics because they’re spontaneous people who don’t care about meeting perfect standards. However, all ENTPs are different so some will identify with the Enneatype 1’s values.

Which ENTP Enneagram type has a bossy personality?

ENTP Enneagram Type 8 has a bossy personality because they want to control their environment. Type 8 Visionaries fear falling under someone else’s domination. Type 8 Visionaries cope with their fear by asserting their control, which may manifest as bossiness. To add, Type 8 ENTPs gravitate towards leadership positions because of their Assertive qualities. Outgoing leaders like the Type 8 ENTP will appear bossy as they’re highly independent and want workplaces to function according to their rules.

Who are the famous people from ENTP Enneagram types?

Below is a list of famous people and their ENTP Enneagram types.

  • ENTP Enneagram Type 1: The Enneatype 1 and ENTP combination is rare, so no notable celebrities exhibit the personality subtype. However, famous ENTPs like actress Parker Posey and Chen of EXO display Enneatype 1 traits through their respective Enneagram wings. Both are outgoing individuals who are dedicated to their careers, which is indicative of Enneatype 1 influences.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 2: The ENTP with Enneatype 2 is also uncommon. American TikTok star Kris Collins serves as a rare celebrity example. Collins displays a warm, caring but fun, outgoing personality that is typical of Type 2 Visionaries.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 3: Chris Rock and Kate McKinnon are two ENTP celebrities with Enneagram Type 3 traits. Both are highly motivated Type 3s whose self-determination led to successful comedic careers. Both Rock and McKinnon are also occasionally guilty of vanity, which is typical of Type 3 ENTPs.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 4: David Tennant and Stephen Fry are two famous people with ENTP Enneatype 4 traits. Fry is a creative ENTP who stands out as a contemplative and outgoing host of the British TV show QI. Tennant is similarly creative, undertaking unique and diverse roles that highlight his Type 4 ENTP individuality.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 5: Ada Lovelace and Benjamin Franklin were two famous ENTPs who also aligned with the Enneagram Type 5 personality. Both were drawn to intellectual pursuits while maintaining exciting albeit tumultuous private lives.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 6: Television host John Oliver and director Martin Scorsese are two famous people with an ENTP Enneagram Type 6 personality. Oliver displays a degree of skepticism as an ENTP person and political commentator—aligning him with the Type 6 personality. Meanwhile, Scorsese is similarly known for his skeptical opinions on pop culture and naturally distrusting characters.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 7: Two well-known figures with ENTP Enneagram Type 7 traits include actor Robert Downey Jr. and comic book creator Stan Lee. Downey is a; charismatic ENTP who is well-known for his impulsive nature and enthusiastic public persona. Stan Lee was similarly enthusiastic, displaying a great love for comic books and creativity.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 8: Actors John Cleese and Salma Hayek are celebrities who exhibit ENTP and Enneatype 8 characteristics. Both exhibit a formidable persona that commands control and draws public attention.
  • ENTP Enneagram Type 9: Kim Jisoo from Blackpink is an ENTP celebrity with Enneatype 8 qualities. Like other Type 9 ENTPs, Jisoo is cheerful and laidback whether she’s on stage or attending meet-and-greets with fans.

How to understand which ENTP Enneagram type you are?

There are four steps you can take to understand the ENTP Enneagram type you are.

  1. Take the MBTI test: The MBTI test will confirm your ENTP personality. An MBTI test will also assign your Assertive or Turbulent subtype.
  2. Take the Enneagram test: The Enneagram test will narrow down your enneatype. An Enneagram test examines your characteristics and whether your overall personality aligns with a Head, Heart, or Body-centered enneatype.
  3. Compare your MBTI and Enneagram results: Remember to compare your results from both tests after completing them. Most ENTPs identify with the Enneatype 7 personality, but you may be assigned a different enneatype depending on your core fears, desires, motivations, and other emotional values.
  4. Conduct research: Do some research to learn more about the ENTP Enneagram type. Review our analysis of each of the nine ENTP enneatypes, as well as the MBTI and Enneagram’s official assessments, to determine whether your results fit your personality. Retake either the ENTP or Enneagram test if they do not.

ENTP Enneagram type quiz example

There is no official ENTP Enneagram type quiz available. However, Visionaries may narrow down their enneatype by seeing which of the following statements resonates with them.

  • I’m pretty laid-back: ENTPs with Type 9 qualities are among the most easygoing and relaxed subtypes due to their enneatype’s peacemaking tendencies. Therefore, being laid-back and focusing on your inner peace suggests you have an ENTP Enneagram Type 6 personality.
  • I have an insatiable desire to learn: The ENTP Enneagram Type 7 exemplifies the Visionary’s enthusiastic and insatiable desire for knowledge. A positive response here is therefore indicative of ENTP Enneatype 7 characteristics.
  • I’m a jack of all trades: Type 5 ENTPs are curious so they dabble in many different projects, skills, and interests. You may have an ENTP Enneatype 5 personality if you’re the type of Visionary who dabbles in many interests but has no specializations.
  • I tend to play the devil’s advocate: ENTPs love to debate, and the skeptical ENTP Type 6 subtype is an especially keen debater. Playing the devil’s advocate during debaters is therefore indicative of ENTP Enneagram Type 6 traits.
  • I’m grounded in reality: Enneagram Type 1 is the responsible, self-disciplined enneatype of the ordinarily flighty ENTP personality. Describing yourself as grounded in reality, despite your spontaneous ENTP tendencies, suggests you may have an ENTP Enneatype 1 personality.
  • I need to control my surroundings: Most of the ENTP Enneagram types have a disdain for structure, but Type 8 Visionaries need to control their environments because they fear being dominated. A formidable, controlling ENTP personality, therefore, aligns with the Enneagram Type 8 subtype.
  • I’m highly focused: The ENTP Enneagram Type 3 does not exhibit the typical procrastinating or unfocused habits of other ENTPs. Type 3 ENTPs tend to complete their projects because they’re highly focused over-achievers. An affirmative reply to the statement is therefore suggestive of an Enneatype 3 ENTP personality.
  • I hate settling down: Not every ENTP hates the idea of settling down, but most Enneatype 7 Visionaries do. You may have an Enneagram Type 7 ENTP personality if you feel similarly.
  • I have a big imagination: Type 4 ENTPs love to think outside the box and develop innovative (if unrealistic) ideas. You may also have an ENTP Enneagram Type 4 personality if you also have a big imagination.
  • I tend to put others’ needs first: The ENTP enneatypes are not typically empathetic, but those with Enneatype 2 qualities are. Answering here suggests that you align most closely with the ENTP Enneagram Type 2 subtype.

How can ENTP Enneagram types develop themselves?

The ENTP Enneagram types can develop themselves by focusing on their core weaknesses or their enneatype-specific weaknesses. The ENTP Enneagram types all share the same fundamental characteristics that define the Visionary personality type. ENTPs may therefore target their innate flaws or target traits associated with their enneatype. For example, ENTPs are very spontaneous and don’t typically repress themselves. However, ENTPs with Enneatype 1 traits tend to restrain their impulses because they want to appear responsible and dependable.

Below is a list of six methods the ENTP Enneagram types can use to develop themselves.

  • Manage commitments: All ENTPs tend to have commitment issues due to their spontaneous Perceiving (P) function. ENTPs with Enneatype 7 traits especially struggle to commit because they juggle too many projects. ENTP enneatypes can develop themselves by minimizing and managing their commitments based on their importance. In doing so, ENTPs will have an easier time fulfilling obligations before they take on more.
  • Focus on one project: The ENTP Enneagram types struggle to complete projects because they’re easily bored. ENTP Type 7s especially struggle to finish projects, whereas Type 3 ENTPs tend to be more focused. ENTPs can develop themselves by focusing on one passion project and setting aside their other ideas for another time.
  • Stop playing the devil’s advocate: All Visionary types love to debate. However, those with the ENTP Enneagram Type 6 personality tend to unnecessarily play the devil’s advocate because they’re very distrusting. Type 6 ENTPs can develop themselves and stop playing the devil’s advocate by working on their skepticism and approaching debates in good faith.
  • Work on self-criticism: Turbulent ENTPs like ENTP Enneatype 2 tend to be self-critical because they lack confidence. ENTP-Ts and Type 6 Visionaries can develop themselves by working on their self-image. For example, ENTPs may reach out to a life coach or therapist to conquer their self-critical talk.
  • Set more realistic goals: ENTPs carry the Visionary moniker because they tend to have unrealistic goals and big dreams. Type 4 ENTPs are especially unrealistic because they want to be unique, innovative thinkers. Type 4 Visionaries can develop themselves by focusing on more realistic goals and ideas.
  • Be spontaneous: ENTP Enneagram Type 1 represses their innate spontaneity due to their self-disciplined enneatype. Type 1 Visionaries can develop themselves by setting aside time for fun and allowing themselves to be spontaneous.

Who are the famous experts for ENTP Enneagram types?

There are no famous experts for ENTP Enneagram types because no in-depth academic research has been conducted into the ENTP enneatypes specifically. The only significant research concerns the larger typologies of the MBTI and Enneagram. Third-party experts especially focus on the combined uses of the typologies concerning other applications. For example, psychotherapist Pat Wyman is certified in the Myers-Briggs System. Wyman utilizes both the MBTI and Enneagram for psychotherapy. Meanwhile, Eugene Kaluzniacky from the University of Winnipeg addresses the uses of the MBTI and Enneagram in the IT work field. Kaluzniacky published his analysis in his book, Managing Psychological Factors in Information Systems Work. Both Wyman and Kaluzniacky do not analyze the ENTP Enneagram types specifically and instead address the MBTI and Enneagram collectively.

What other personality Enneagram types are close to ENTP Enneagram types?

INTP, ENTJ, and ENFP enneatypes are the other personality Enneagram types that are likely close to ENTP Enneagram types. Visionaries are highly compatible with INTP, ENTJ, and ENFP types due to their similar traits and values. As there isn’t research into the cross-compatibility of the MBTI Enneagram types, we infer the ENTP enneatypes are also compatible with the INTP, ENTJ, and ENFP enneatype for the following reasons.

  • INTP enneatypes: INTPs are close to Visionaries with Enneatype 4 and Enneatype 5 for two reasons. First, INTPs and Type 4 ENTPs both tend to contemplate the world around them due to their strong Thinking functions. Second, INTPs are similar to Type 5 ENTPs because they both exhibit introverted tendencies. Type 5 ENTPs tend to misidentify as INTPs due to their shared reservation.
  • ENTJ enneatypes: ENTJs are close to Visionaries with Enneatype 3, Enneatype 6, and Enneatype 8 traits for the following three reasons. First, both Type 3 ENTPs and ENTJ people display a similar sense of self-determination propelling them to pursue their goals. Second, ENTJs and Type 3 ENTPs are similarly fierce debaters. And finally, ENTJs share the ENTP Type 8’s formidable nature, particularly in the workplace.
  • ENFP enneatypes: ENFPs are close to Visionaries with Enneatype 2, Enneatype 1, and Enneatype 7 for two reasons. First, ENFPs are deeply passionate about caring for people and meeting their obligations. Both Type 1 and Type 2 Visionaries feel similar to ENFPs due to their innate sense of responsibility. And second, both ENFPs and Type 7 Visionaries exhibit a healthy enthusiasm for discussion and debate due to their shared extroversion.