ENTP Primary Function: Understanding the ENTPs Extraverted Intuition (Ne)

Understanding the primary function of each personality type certainly helps give a better idea of how they respond to and take in information. Their dominant function is definitely going to be what stands out the most and is represented to the world around them. While the dominant function works in combination with your other functions, it is still the one which helps people signify your personality and is often what is presented outwardly. It is definitely the lead function in making decisions and in helping to form a strong sense of self. While understanding all of the functions and how they work together is truly important, knowing someone’s primary function is certainly the first step to knowing them a bit better.

ENTPs are logical and imaginative people, and they enjoy being able to explore different experiences. Their openness to explore and witness the possibilities around them, is definitely in large part because of their dominant function. The primary function of the ENTP is their extraverted intuition or Ne, which drives them to see patterns and find connections in the different information they uncover. ENTPs are charismatic and outgoing people who are curious about the world and want to strive to understand as much as they can. They want to know how things work on a deeper level and this is why they care so much about exploring options and digging up more information.

How Ne Works

Extraverted intuition or Ne is very much focused on patterns and making connections from information they gather. It is very focused on collecting and processing information from the outside world. Ne dominant users enjoy being able to explore things in a much more open manner, not wanting to feel closed off to the possibilities around them. It drives them to explore their options and see how things work from so many different angles. Where some people might be focused on things they know and understand, the Ne dom wants to explore different ideas and imagine the possibility. They don’t want to just view things from a narrow scope, they actually thrive when it comes to seeing things from so many different angles. This helps them to problem solve in areas where others might struggle to really find new ways to get things done. Where the same problem is being faced with similar solutions, the Ne dom knows how to approach it from so many different angles. This helps them to see where they can fix things and go above and beyond what is expected. 

Their creativity definitely helps the Ne dom user to problem solve, but they possess other skills from this as well. They are also highly imaginative people, who enjoy being able to come up with unique hobbies and experiences. They don’t just want their lives to be stagnant and ordinary, instead they need to imagine and explore possibilities. Being able to see different patterns and potential around them makes the Ne dom a truly open-minded and curious person. Their creativity is something which is hard to match, as they don’t have a very limited mind or view of things. They are not afraid of imagining things which seem almost impossible to others, and are willing to really explore the path less travelled. 

Ne in ENTPs

For ENTPs their Ne gives them a strong connection with the outside world and drives them to explore different options. They don’t like being stuck in one place for too long and like to be able to see what else is out there. This is because they want to be open to learning and uncovering the truth about things. Being stuck in one way of viewing things can leave the ENTP feeling stagnant and like they are missing out on the potential. Their Ne causes them to search out information so that they can make different connections and witness patterns between things. ENTPs are capable of problem solving in unique ways and this is in large part to the use of their extroverted intuition. Where others will only see proven methods and focus on a path they know, ENTPs look at things from so many different angles. They can come in and solve problems that others struggle with, because they can see the many different angles and possible outcomes. They explore their options instead of just seeing things as one clear path and way of getting things done. ENTPs like to search for ways to improve a situation and make it more efficient than it was to begin with. Their minds are capable of thinking things through in unique ways so that they can fix what others struggle to comprehend. Being great at problem solving definitely helps the ENTP when it comes to the workplace or even when they are trying to help out their loved ones.

ENTP Functions

While the ENTP Ne is their dominant function, they make use of their other functions all of the time. Their auxiliary or secondary function is their introverted thinking (Ti) and this is very important to how the ENTP processes information. Ti helps the ENTP to analyze and filter through the information that their Ne collects for them. They are constantly taking in new facts and ideas and need to find a way to organize those thoughts and feelings. Their introverted thinking is very important for the ENTP, or else they would become scattered and incapable of getting anything done. Their Ne can cause them to bounce around from one place to the next, and thankfully their Ti helps to pull them back in. This is what filters all of these thoughts and helps the ENTP to focus on which choice makes the most logical sense for them. They can explore the many ideas and options, but the combination of functions allows the ENTP to actually make decisions and come to conclusions about all of the information they gather and learn about. This is why their other functions are so important and help to organize the ENTPs thoughts and give them a sense of direction and precision.