What's the big difference between INTPs and ENTPs?
WOW okay so this is SO fun I’m so glad you asked–for the longest time I thought I was INTP. Because ENTPs and INTPs are so similar, it’s very easy to get them mixed up, especially when typing yourself. But there are a few things to keep in mind when differentiating:
•First of all, and most importantly, INTPs are VERY introverted. If you doubt that you’re an introvert, you very well may be an ENTP. Because, here’s the thing—Ti, the INTP’s dominant function, is arguably the most introverted of the functions.
•ENTPs dress more nicely and care about their appearances more (most times). My ENTP friends and I work out. We do sports. We pay a little attention to trends. We’re still a bit awkward when it comes to this (my ENTP guy friend has a hairstyle that’s supposed to be trendy but it’s always noticeably “off”), but it’s a big difference from INTPs.
•The majority of INTPs I know, especially the male ones, don’t give a rat’s ass about what they wear. Be on the look out for horribly put-together outfits. For females…they’re better at this, but they will often wear the same shirts a few times a week, have low-maintenance hairstyles, usually short, and may not be very color-coordinated. Of course, there are exceptions(there’s an INTP I know who wears the BEST clothes and has AWESOME hair)
•INTPs are wayyyy more put-together when it comes to knowledge. It’s the dominant Ti. ENTPs will loudly start ranting about why they think something is stupid, but the INTP will sit you down, bring to the table several examples of whatever topic, and then go to the next idea and the next until their argument is linearly laid out and plain for you to see. It may be best put in writing or in a chart that they sketch since they’re not the best at verbally explaining things, but they’re much more concerned with accuracy of facts and exactly how they connect together than ENTPs.
•Here’s one other thing to keep in mind:
And ENTP friend of mine sat down and played Undertale all weekend while FaceTiming his girlfriend, and as he went through it, he made up voices for all of the characters and basically read the game to her like a story. Many AWFUL jokes came out of that experience.
An INTP friend of mine sat down one weekend with some sodas and chips and played a video game for an entire weekend and got 0 sleep throughout the whole thing. No social interaction besides yelling at the people playing against her on the headset.
So the question is, which of the two above is your friend (or yourself)?