Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Important (or at least famous) People with the MBTI Profile ENTP

A listing of (11 * 4 = 44) famous people and historical figures with the ENTP personality type follows below.

I happen to be a card-carrying ENTP. The mere fact that I am compelled to share that information with anyone who happens by my blog is evidence of the accuracy of Jungian psychology.

ENTPs are the least likely of all other personality types to suffer from heart disease or hypertension, or to report stress that is associated with family and health. Their traits score the highest in their ability to cope with stress and harness it for creative and inventive purposes. Although they typically acquire higher income jobs, ENTPs are among the types that are most dissatisfied with their work.

The list includes interesting pairs: Stewart and Colbert; Carlin and Crystal; Hume and Mill; Feynman and Heisenberg; and Edison and Tesla.

  • John Adams
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Alexander the Great
  • Rowan Atkinson
  • Edmund Burke
  • George Carlin
  • Catherine the Great
  • Julia Child
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Billy Crystal
  • Celine Dion
  • Walt Disney
  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Thomas Edison
  • Federico Fellini
  • Richard Feynman
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Hugh Grant
  • Salma Hayek
  • Tom Hanks
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • Bill Hicks
  • Werner Heisenberg
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • David Hume
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Bill Maher
  • Rose McGowan
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • John Stuart Mill
  • John von Neumann
  • Barack Obama
  • Blaise Pascal
  • David Hyde Pierce
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Adam Savage
  • Socrates
  • David Spade
  • Jon Stewart
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Voltaire
  • Mao Zedong

In addition to the "cool" pairs I mentioned above, there is at least one unsettling pair: Ahmadinejad and Zedong.  I'm not sure what I have in common with either Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Mao Zedong, or whether historians would describe either of them as inventors before despots, but I suppose one must take the good with the bad. Would flattery be as sweet without a little derision mixed in? Are any of us all good or all bad all of the time?