The ENTP MBTI® Personality Type and Learning Styles
The ability to learn quickly on-the-job can make the difference between success and failure, especially the constantly evolving modern workplace. Regardless of your field, from nursing to education, to retail, best practices and industry standards change all the time. Knowing your Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI®) can help you leverage the learning strategies that will work best for you, so you can master the information you need faster than ever. Let’s explore the strategies that work best for Extraverted- Intuitive-Thinking- Perceiving (ENTP) personalities.
ENTPs naturally hone in on patterns. They process large amounts of information quickly and intuitively, and are able to make connections that others often miss. They are inspired and motivated by learning about as many different subjects or topics as possible, but rarely have an interest in the details. They tend to be “big picture” thinkers interested in broad overviews and theoretical frameworks. Once they have a strong foundation in the subject, they like to explore the implications of the information they do know, for example extrapolating, elaborating, or drawing conclusions.
ENTPs may benefit from learning that allows them to build models, anticipate the future, or synthesize content from multiple sources. They learn more from activities and open-ended discussions rather than traditional, lecture-style instruction because the latter affords little to no opportunity for exploring the content or its possible applications. In order to retain minor details, ENTPs need to understand their significance and how they fit into the overall picture.
ENTPs are often drawn to instructors who are flexible rather than those who adhere to a strict agenda. From their perspective, classes should adapt to meet the needs and interests of their students. This can be difficult to plan for. As an instructor, you may want to ask your students what they are hoping to learn at the beginning of your class or seminar so you can incorporate as many topics of interest as possible. If you are an ENTP, you may want to make a list of questions to ask your instructor that can help you connect seemingly minor details into the overall curriculum. You can also try making analogies or finding other applications for the same information, and may even want to make time to reflect independently on the implications of what you are learning. A learning journal or blog can be helpful for organizing your thoughts.
If you are teaching ENTPs, consider adding an open-ended project, where students can explore a specific topic of their choosing in more detail. You can also use regular group discussions to provide a space for ENTPs to process complex information, brainstorm with their peers, and build on others’ ideas and insights. In general, other learners see ENTPs as innovative and enthusiastic. While their open-ended discussion style can be uncomfortable for learners who prefer more concrete objectives, their input is typically valuable and appreciated. If you do not have space or time in your classroom for collaboration, consider using an online solution.
Adapting learning strategies to your MBTI® can save you time and help you stay one step ahead of the competition.
MBTI® Career Report
Find your best occupational match with this easy-to-read Myers-Briggs® test graphic report
Choosing a career path can be difficult. The revised MBTI® Career Report helps point the way by showing you how your type affects your career exploration and discusses the benefits of choosing a job that is a good fit for your type. By taking the Myers-Briggs test you also explore preferred work tasks and work environments as well as most popular and least popular occupations for all types and receive strategies for improving job satisfaction. This completely updated report includes expanded coverage of popular fields such as business, health care, computer technology, and high-level executive and management occupations. It is based on four-letter type results and can be generated using your reported type or verified type.
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MBTI® Step II™ Profile
Further investigate the intricacies of your personality with this detailed report of your MBTI® type and its features.
The MBTI® Step II™ Profile further dissects your MBTI® type, providing you with more in-depth information on your personality and preferences. Four pages of detailed graphs show why you received the Myers-Briggs® test four-letter type that you did (given at the beginning of the profile), and what it is about yourself that makes you that type (five detailed subcategories, or facets, for each letter). The information gained from the MBTI Step II Profile can be beneficial to your work life, your relationships, your home life, and your schooling.
Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report
Delve deeper into what your interests, hobbies, favorite topics, and locations can mean for your career and personal life with the help of this extensive and personalized Strong profile.
Your Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report starts with the same foundational information found in the Strong Interest Inventory Profile, but goes even further into analyzing your likes and dislikes by offering you a detailed look at how following your interests and preferences can help you lead a more fulfilling, satisfied life. The report presents you with the closest matched occupations for people with your interests, an in-depth breakdown of certain areas matched to your Strong Interest Inventory test results, and insight into your likes and dislikes.
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Strong Interest Inventory® & Skills Confidence Profile + Strong Interpretive Report
Discover your interests and preferences as well as your confidence in your abilities to use these interests to your advantage.
Your strengths, interests, and preferences, when understood and well known, can lead you toward a successful and satisfying career. With this custom package, you’ll learn which occupations, strengths, and skills work best with your likes and dislikes and how confident you are in your ability to fulfill the needs of certain occupations, allowing you to formulate a career path that you’ll enjoy for years to come with the help of the Strong Interest Inventory test.
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Introduction To Type and Learning. (Dunning, D, 2008. CPP)