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Hey guys, I'm new to the community and I need help. I've known the MBTI for about 3 months now, and in that span of 3 months, I've taken a bunch of internet tests. If I remember correctly, I've taken 8 tests in total. And the results I usually get are ENTP and ESTP. Now which am I really?

Here are my personality traits:
- I am innovative
- My friends rely on me if logic is needed
- I like making jokes that range from ordinary to morbid
- When there is a social problem, I'm the first to take action.
- I am observant
- I don't usually start conversations but when people talk to me, I would keep the conversation going
- I can read people well (what they're thinking, what they feel etc.)
- I love adrenaline-inducing moments
- I am outgoing
- I like new ideas
- I sometimes get distracted
- I am flexible

So am I an ENTP or ESTP? If you guys could help that would be great. Thanks! 😃
 

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Check out the functions of each type, ESTP's are Se-dom while ENTP's are Ne-dom.

Extraverted Sensing (Se)
Extraverted Sensing deals primarily with experiencing and perceiving the outside world in the present moment. Extraverted Sensors see, feel, touch, smell, and listen to everything that is going on in the external world. They are constantly taking in new experiences and sizing up the situations of the world around them

The primary users of Extraverted Sensing are the ESTP and ESFP. The ISFP and ISTP also have this as their secondary function.

Extraverted Sensors live in the present. They thrive on new and exciting experiences. They are typically athletic and like to display their talents to the world. They also have a keen eye for aesthetics and have an enjoyment for “the finer things in life.”

They enjoy exotic trips, fine dining, and adrenaline packed experiences. They Se user may find themselves bored with routines and feel the need to do something that makes them feel more free and alive. Extraverted Sensors also tend to be the life of the party. They enjoy fun get togethers and try to make sure everyone is having a good time.

Extraverted Sensing is also good at sizing up a situation. They seem to almost intuitively know what they can get away with in a certain situation and just how far they can push it. This comes from experience of taking risks, being burned, and eventually understanding where the line is that they can’t cross.

Extraverted Sensing users may also agree with the phrase, “It is harder to get permission than it is to ask for forgiveness.” The Se user may just jump into something new at first and want to figure it all out.

However, a couple problems can arise when this Extraverted Sensing goes unchecked. The user may become reckless and unknowingly hurt those around them. Constantly playing into their whims may cause the Se user to make poor financial decisions. They may tend to value the present moment too much, at the expense of jeopardizing their future.

The Extraverted Sensor would be wise to develop their other functions to help balance themselves out. The ESTP and ISTP should use Introverted Thinking to learn from their experiences and exhibit some restraint, instead of just repeating similar mistakes over and over. The ESFP and ISFP should develop their Introverted Feeling to understand what they truly value and to establish boundaries that keep them from going too far and hurting people close to them.

Extraverted Sensing is also found in the tertiary function of the ENTJ and ENFJ. These two types can use Se to better understand the dynamics of the present moment, as well as read other peoples body language and tone. This can help them get a better feel of the current situation and allow them to make more accurate conclusions quickly. Extraverted Sensing will also help the ENTJ and ENFJ to enjoy life more, instead of always thinking about future possibilities and organizing.

Extraverted Intuition (Ne)
Extraverted Intuition (Ne) deals with experiencing the outer world, noticing possibilities, and what could be. Ne deals with seeing how all things in life are interrelated, and allows the user to see the world in multiple different perspectives.

The two primary users of Extraverted Intuition (Ne) are the ENFP and ENTP. They have extraverted intuition as their first main function. The INTP and INFP have Extraverted Intuition as their secondary function.

Extraverted Intuition is always seeing possibilities. They always want to know “what could be”. They are adept at understanding the external environment, but they always want to take it one step further. They wonder, “if I change this, what will happen?”

The Ne user is always striving for growth or improvement. Extraverted Intuition can give them a sense of idealism and the desire to want to impact the world.

Extraverted Intuition also has the ability to make obscure connections. The Ne user can take two seemingly unrelated topics and bring them together. This can also cause the user to have an off-beat sense of humor.

Extraverted Intuition is a right brained function. The Ne user tends to have a very creative mind. The world and workplaces tend to favor left brained activities, so it would be wise for the Ne user to develop a creative outlet for this function, whether it’s through writing, music, art, or any other activity that allows self expression.

Extraverted Intuitives also have a very entrepreneurial mindset. Ne users see possibilities of what could be all around them. They have a desire to make things happen and “put a dent in the world.” Extraverted Intuitives can get very excited about these possibilities, making them naturally charismatic. Ne users can be inspiring leaders that are catalysts for change.

People with Extraverted Intuition should seek to find a position or niche in the world where they can lead a team to promote change. This would be very fulfilling for them and help them to grow as a person.

Extraverted Intuition can also cause some problems. People with heavy use of Ne always have a desire for things to change. This can cause problems in relationships. They can have a tendency to become bored and want to move on once they have figured everything out.

The desire for change can also cause health and other problems. The Ne user’s desire for novel experiences may cause them to neglect daily needs. They may ignore resting when they are sick, or eating a proper diet. They also can be bad with money management, performing daily routines, and paying bills. If these issues are neglected for too long, they can become a point of stress.

One area that an Extraverted Intuition user should be careful to pay attention to is seeking too much external output. If the user is only focusing on new experiences without taking the time for personal reflection, they may just be spinning their wheels are not learning anything.

The ENFP and INFP should focus on developing their Introverted Feeling Function to compliment their Ne. They should take in experiences and compare them to their own personal value system. This will help them learn more about themselves and what they believe.

The ENTP and INTP should use Introverted Thinking to analyze the experiences they have. They can use this new information to form new theories and new understandings of how the world works.
Which one best describes you ?

And, just curious, do you know your enneagram type ?
 
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I understand the cognitive functions of each type but I'm not familiar with the enneagram types though, I need to work on that. I'm still reading your reply and it seems that my primary cognitive function is Extraverted Intuition. So I AM an ENTP. Thank you for your help! ��
 
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