edit change: I took the test again...one more time as a double blind control. It came up ENTP instead of ENFP. I think this is a better fit all things considered.
INFP in a Nutshell (The Healer )
INFPs are imaginative idealists, guided by their own core values and beliefs. To a Healer, possibilities are paramount; the realism of the moment is only of passing concern. They see potential for a better future, and pursue truth and meaning with their own individual flair.
INFPs are sensitive, caring, and compassionate, and are deeply concerned with the personal growth of themselves and others. Individualistic and nonjudgmental, INFPs believe that each person must find their own path. They enjoy spending time exploring their own ideas and values, and are gently encouraging to others to do the same. INFPs are creative and often artistic; they enjoy finding new outlets for self-expression.
What Makes the INFP Tick
INFPs value authenticity and want to be original and individual in what they do. They are often concerned with a search for meaning and truth within themselves. Following tradition holds little appeal for the INFP; they prefer to do their own exploration of values and ideas, and decide for themselves what seems right. INFPs are often offbeat and unconventional, but they feel no desire to conform. The INFP would rather be true to themselves than try to fit in with the crowd.
INFPs are accepting and nonjudgmental in their treatment of others, believing that each person must follow their own path. They are flexible and accommodating, and can often see many points of view. It is important to the INFP to support other people; however, the INFP may react strongly if they feel their own values are being violated. They especially hate being steamrolled by people who insist there is one right way to do things. INFPs want an open, supportive exchange of ideas. ***
side note: *** I can't tell you how much I hate this...with a passion!! There is always more than one way to skin a Cat. Why anyone would want to skin a Cat...is beyond me? lol There is NO such thing....as only ONE right way to do anything. Period!!! That is an illusion that only exists in the mind of the person who thinks this way. Where there's a will, there's always a way...always.
Recognizing the INFP
INFPs may initially seem cool, as they reserve their most authentic thoughts and feelings for people they know well. They are reflective and often spiritual, and often interested in having meaningful conversations about values, ethics, people, and personal growth. Typically curious and open-minded, the Healer continually seeks a deeper understanding of themselves and of the people around them. They are passionate about their ideals, but private as well; few people understand the depth of the INFP’s commitment to their beliefs.
INFPs are sensitive and empathetic, and engage themselves in a lifelong quest for meaning and authenticity. The mundane aspects of life are of less interest to this type, and they are more excited by interesting ideas than by practical facts. They typically accept others without question, and may take special interest in offbeat points of view or alternative lifestyles. They often have a special affection for the arts, especially the avant garde, as they love experiencing new concepts in self-expression.
Famous INFPs include Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn, Fred Rogers, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Tori Amos, Morrissey, Chloe Sevigny, William Shakespeare, Bill Watterson, A.A. Milne, Helen Keller, Carl Rogers, and Isabel Briggs Myers (creator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
INFP is the ninth most common type in the population. They make up:
4% of the general population
5% of women
4% of men
ENTP in a Nutshell (Visionary)
ENTPs are inspired innovators, motivated to find new solutions to intellectually challenging problems. They are curious and clever, and seek to comprehend the people, systems, and principles that surround them. Open-minded and unconventional, Visionaries want to analyze, understand, and influence other people.
ENTPs enjoy playing with ideas and especially like to banter with others. They use their quick wit and command of language to keep the upper hand with other people, often cheerfully poking fun at their habits and eccentricities. While the ENTP enjoys challenging others, in the end they are usually happy to live and let live. They are rarely judgmental, but they may have little patience for people who can't keep up.
What Makes the ENTP Tick
ENTPs are energized by challenge and are often inspired by a problem that others perceive as impossible to solve. They are confident in their ability to think creatively, and may assume that others are too tied to tradition to see a new way. The Visionary relies on their ingenuity to deal with the world around them, and rarely finds preparation necessary. They will often jump into a new situation and trust themselves to adapt as they go.
ENTPs are masters of re-inventing the wheel and often refuse to do a task the same way twice. They question norms and often ignore them altogether. Established procedures are uninspiring to the Visionary, who would much rather try a new method (or two) than go along with the standard.
Recognizing the ENTP
ENTPs are typically friendly and often charming. They usually want to be seen as clever and may try to impress others with their quick wit and incisive humor. They are curious about the world around them, and want to know how things work. However, for the ENTP, the rules of the universe are made to be broken. They like to find the loopholes and figure out how they can work the system to their advantage. This is not to say the Visionary is malicious: they simply find rules limiting, and believe there is probably a better, faster, or more interesting way to do things that hasn’t been thought of before.
The ENTP is characteristically entrepreneurial and may be quick to share a new business idea or invention. They are confident and creative, and typically excited to discuss their many ingenious ideas. The ENTP’s enthusiasm for innovation is infectious, and they are often good at getting other people on board with their schemes. However, they are fundamentally “big-picture” people, and may be at a loss when it comes to recalling or describing details. They are typically more excited about exploring a concept than they are about making it reality, and can seem unreliable if they don’t follow through with their many ideas.
Famous ENTPs include Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Feynman, Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli, John Stuart Mill, Jon Stewart, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and Conan O’Brien
ENTP is one of the rarer types in the population. ENTPs make up:
3% of the general population
4% of men
2% of women
Popular Hobbies for the ENTP
Popular hobbies for the ENTP include continuing education, writing, art appreciation, playing sports, computers and video games, travel, and cultural events.
Quotes About ENTP
"ENTPs tend to be independent, analytical, and impersonal in their relations with people, and they are more apt to consider how others may affect their projects than how their projects may affect others."
- Isabel Briggs Myers, Gifts Differing
"ENTPs are the most reluctant of all the types to do things in a particular manner just because that is the way things have always been done."
"Don't tell an ENTP that we can't fly a rocket to Mars, build a 200-story skyscraper, or communicate over two-way wrist radios. That will be an invitation for the ENTP to prove you wrong."
- Otto Kroeger, Type Talk at Work
Interesting facts about the ENTP:
On personality trait scales, scored as Enterprising, Friendly, Resourceful, Headstrong, Self-Centered, and Independent
Least likely of all types to suffer heart disease and hypertension
Least likely of all types to report stress associated with family and health
Scored among highest of all types in available resources for coping with stress
Overrepresented among those with Type A behavior
Among highest of all types on measures of creativity
One of two types most frequent among violators of college alcohol policy
Among types most dissatisfied with their work, despite being among the types with highest income
Commonly found in careers in science, management, technology, and the arts
I didn't use to think that his was of much value to me especially because I was always coming up with two different types. This seemed vague and ambiguous and I discounted it for that reason. Now....I feel I', both, which is why the scores would vacillate between the two. In other words....I'm somewhere on the fence and can be both....the extroverted version...and the introverted version depending on? Depending on what is the only question that still remains? I've taken these tests in an effort for job placement etc... But as I now have come to understand in a very real way, this has more to do with me and my personality....than anything other criteria you could use. Saying....I have ADHD....and I'm an INFP / ENTP both. Which came first....the chicken or the egg?
As far as I'm concerned. It really doesn't matter. What matters most is this is my personality and who I am and this is very accurate way of describing me on paper. Almost if not, exactly.
If what they say about people with ADHD is true...."show me ONE person with ADHD.... I'll show you ONE person with ADHD."
As I'm seeing it.....this might account for why that is?
The question then becomes. Who are you with and which which ONE fits their personality? Once you know that...it might help you understand them better? One size....does not fit all even with having ADHD.
I put this under the communication section since.....knowing your audience is the first requirement to being heard and being understood yourself. Do you know your audience amd the person you are with? For that matter.....do you know yourself ? Think about it.