So it was two years ago when a friend of mine mentioned 16personalities.com as a website where we could ‘understand ourselves’ better. I was wondering the site as a cheesy personality quiz with doubtful result, but for the sake of friendship, I said that I would try it. I didn’t even try to open the site in the end.
On January, another friend reintroduced me to the same stuff after he saw me sharing bunch of posts about The Joker from Batman series in a social messenger.I asked him what was that 16 personalities actually about and I got the same answer: “You will understand yourself better once you try it.” He is a psychologist. Therefore, compared to my college-mate, he was more convincing. That day, I was thinking about giving a shot on it.
Actually I forgot it again and finally tried it on the next month, February. The results surprised me me at the beginning. So according to the result, which is actually based on what I have answered, I am a Debater. I was surprised since I , honestly, enjoy to argue and debate for sure. Further, I saw a set of capitalized letters, ENTP. Extroversion, iNtuition, Thinking , Prospecting, that’s what ENTP stands for. Seeing the E which stood for Extroversion, my first reaction was “See? I am extrovert! I am not an antisocial!”
Feeling gratefully sociable, I started reading the result further. I saw my extroversion was 55% , with 71% intuition, 60% thinking, 70% for prospecting and 56% turbulent. Wait, I did not realize it was ENTP-T until I reread the percentage the second time. Whatever, the result said I AM extrovert, though.
After a few minutes reading the first page, I was intrigued by the results. When I saw The Joker as one of ENTPs, it explained why I adore him so much.
Moving on, I doubted the strengths and weaknesses part. Especially in the point that said ENTPs are charismatic. However, the weaknesses part described me really accurate. Argumentative, insensitive, intolerant, etc. This result recorded my sins perfectly. Well played 16 personalities.
On the relationship part of the result, I found the reasons of my unhappy relationship with my ex. She wanted normal, safe, comfortable relationship while I demanded more. I don’t enjoy cheesy conversations and get excited with intriguing ideas and chances to start an argument. According to her, I was difficult to understand and sometimes evil. According to me, she was a bit boring. After all, freedom is priceless. I am single and I have never been happier.
Page after page and it explained lots of things about me. Since then, I was getting more curious about the concept of those personalities which has been known widely as Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
After I shared the result to friends who and haven’t tried, some questions and reactions came up:
- No way! You must be an introvert!
- I thought you were an introvert.
- But he is surely argumentative, though.
- And he is surely insensitive.
- That’s why he is single now.
- Man, you idolize the Joker, don’t tell me you are a Deadpool fan as well. (Well, I am)
- Does our favorite hero or villain will seriously influence the result?
- Is that reliable?
- You took the wrong major.
Actually there are more than those written above but the list will never end. You can see that there are so many friends with their reactions doubting me as an extrovert. It triggered my curiosity about ENTP and according to what I found recently, my MBTI is the most introverted extrovert. However, in my inner circle, I am the only ENTP. Therefore, I am really happy to meet other fellas to share because the next post will be about ENTP and my confessions. Finally, it is time for me to address some questions to the dearest readers everywhere.
- Is there any ENTP out there who feels like people often misunderstand you as an introvert at the first time?
- Do you hate cheesy romantic conversations like I do, ENTPs?
- Do our idols REALLY influence our personalities?
- Do you think 16personalities.com is reliable?
- Is there any ENTP out there working as a language teacher? Because I am.
Please kindly answer, fellas.