This was written as a letter to an ENTP friend, but I thought others would benefit from it as well: INTPs and ENTPs are apparently very different. dating rational types – that is, INTJs, ENTJs, INTPs and ENTPs. The ENFP- INTJ relationship is theorized to be one of the best MBTI. Well I'm an INTP and this answer is coming from my perspective: As far as the difference in I and E it depends, if an INTP is willing to go out of their comfort.
Sexually, the ENTP is enthusiastic and interested in positive, constant growth for both partners. They're likely to be very attentive, involved, and questioning.
They enjoy spontaneity rather than fixed schedules, and fully embrace new ideas and adventures. They're likely to approach intimacy as more of a physical act which conveys affection, rather than as an opportunity to explicitly express affection.INTP & ENTP relationship compatability
In general, ENTP's childlike enthusiasm and genuine interest in the health and direction of the relationship makes them willing and able to promote healthy, growing relationships with their significant others. They need to watch out for their tendency to be unaware of what others are feeling, and to inadvertantly neglect their relationships when faced with exciting possibilities that are external to their personal life. How did we arrive at this?
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.
They approach parenthood with a fun-loving attitude which has a serious underlying goal: The ENTP is likely to be somewhat inconsistent about spending quality time with their children. The sexual chemistry is usually on point.
This can be a highly satisfying relationship for both partners, particularly if they are open to developing their inferior functions. Definitely worth a shot. With two mature partners, this pairing has serious long-term potential. Both types are highly independent, highly analytical and highly unconventional by nature.
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These types naturally bring out the best in each other and have opposing weaknesses or blind spots, which makes for a well-rounded team. Both types enjoy exploring new ideas, debating theoretical issues and speculating future plans. Additionally, both partners place a high emphasis on self-improvement and enjoy exploring ways to optimize both themselves as individuals and their relationship.
Get two well-developed types together and this pairing is pure gold. Both partners will challenge the other to grow past their weak spots and continue to self-actualize.
[INTP] INTP and ENTP: a symbiotic relationship
In this sense, we can think of the dominant and auxiliary functions as being two workers making paper dolls. The perceiving function cuts out squares of paper the raw material while the judging function forms them into dolls the finished product.
So, for example, in NTPs, Ne is producing raw ideas which Ti then forms into finished designs or products. The dominant worker is faster, more experienced, while the auxiliary worker is slower.
Therefore, different things happen when the perceiving function is dominant vs. When the perceiving function is dominant what happens is that the squares of paper start to pile up. The auxiliary, judging function can't form them into dolls fast enough.
When the judging function is dominant, the squares of paper are turned into dolls too quickly, so the judging function ends up waiting for more squares to arrive. Thus, in a Ti dominant INTP, Ne produces ideas but at such a rate that Ti is able to categorize and analyze them more quickly than they are being produced. Thus, INTPs can often feel like they are not creative enough because all their ideas disappear so quickly into their analytical machine.
Si, of course, just stores things that the INTP has already analyzed, so it's like trying to recompress a compressed file.
It does nothing other than keep the INTP occupied. This leaves the INTP with a problem. She needs more ideas than she can, herself, produce. ENTPs can often feel they are not logical enough because they can't analyze all their ideas. They keep piling up and piling up, filling their heads.
Left to himself, an ENTP is likely to look for alternative sources of analysis, turning to the tertiary function Fe. Fe, however, only judges ideas for how they make people feel. Thus, the ENTP can end up espousing ideas that they feel people WANT to be true or workable or sometimes ideas that just scare people such as conspiracy theories but are, in fact, not.
This can make people see the ENTP as being a crackpot and also generate followers who are sure to be disappointed eventuallybut it does nothing to help people and does nothing to turn the ENTPs ideas into workable solutions to problems. Hence, the ENTP also has a problem.
He needs more analysis done than he, himself, can do.