In relationships, ENTPs are in the end “die-hard pragmatists,” in line with Nardi. “They love sharing ideas and talking about new ideas and want a partner they can share a life of the mind with,” he says. But whereas they might be fast to say whats up or go on a date, they typically hesitate to transcend that, he provides.
According to each him and Blaylock-Solar, the ENTP’s tendency towards being argumentative can also be one thing to be careful for within the relationship context. (*5*) Blaylock-Solar says. “But because they’re willing to push the boundaries on traditions and be open-minded and spontaneous, that can be a really good asset within relationships.”
Given that each private progress and mental stimulation are vital to this sort, Blaylock-Solar additionally says these items might be a precedence inside relationships, too. “These are folks who are looking for novelty and adventure, so if you’re partnered with one, you want to think about how you can keep that novelty present in the long term,” she says.
That stated, Nardi notes that some ENTPs may very well really feel a must “one-up” their companions intellectually. “They can be a disorganized, exciting, untrustworthy mess,” he says, including, “They tend to have issues around emotional safety, and if they don’t take responsibility for their emotions, then they will see their partner and other people as causing their emotions.”
And so far as compatibility with different MBTI varieties, Nardi says ENTPs are most appropriate with INFJs at first, in addition to ENFJs, and the opposite NT and NP varieties, like INTJs, INTPs, and ENFPs. “However, relationships with other NTs can get competitive and don’t leave so much room for growth. ESFJ and ESTJ are worthwhile stretches, if even to date for the experience of it,” he notes, including the least appropriate sort is “probably ISFP.”