ENTP Teachers: How ENTPs Respond to Being Teachers

Being a teacher can be a truly challenging but also rewarding career choice, especially for those who are passionate about it. While it can also be a thankless job at times, there are plenty of ways to feel rewarded by helping to change the lives of your students. Teachers are definitely an important part of our lives growing up and even into adulthood, and so they can truly affect how people see the world and how much they believe in themselves. The right teacher has the ability to change the lives of their students and to inspire them to go after their dreams in ways that other people cannot. Some personality types might seem more fitted to this type of job, and are likely to gain something different from the experience.

ENTPs might not immediately seek out a career as a teacher, but there are plenty of qualities which can make them well-suited to this path. ENTPs are enthusiastic people who really love to learn, and are often great at teaching others new information. They truly love knowledge and this is something which is important for a teacher, especially the way the ENTP can adapt and help their students connect with the subject. They are not afraid of being animated and finding new ways to bring their class into the discussion. They are also rather outgoing people who are often comfortable being in front of a class without feeling uneasy about the focus being on what they are saying.

They Are Enthusiastic

ENTPs are enthusiastic people, especially when they are teaching a subject which excites them. They are not afraid of being passionate and expressing their joy over the information, which is something that can really inspire their students. A teacher who doesn’t seem truly interested in what they are teaching, is really not going to inspire their students to get involved. ENTPs are not afraid of being animated and this really helps their students feel engaged with the subject matter. When the ENTP starts to see their students get involved it really entices them even more, and makes them want to continue making sure the information is being delivered the right way. They know how to get people involved without forcing them, since they have rather charming and outgoing personalities.When it comes to connecting with their students the ENTP knows how to use their own excitement and love of knowledge in order to inspire others to become just as thrilled. 

This doesn’t mean they will close them off to other subjects, quite the opposite actually. ENTPs are often excited by knowledge in all its forms, and so they want to also inspire their students to explore different ideas and information. They are not afraid of allowing their students to debate, even against them as teachers. So long as they go about this the right way, the ENTP will enjoy hearing their thoughts and will not patronize them or try to keep things in a strict manner. They give their students room to grow and learn on their own terms, and this can really help them continue on this path of knowledge. They want to be able to nurture a curiosity in their students, and help them to feel open to debating the information and uncovering more about themselves and what they are interested in. If their students have different subjects which interested them then the ENTP isn’t afraid of discussing this with them as well. They don’t want to shut them down or prevent them from becoming excited about learning, and so they will often allow things to get derailed from time to time.

They Are Adaptable

ENTPs are capable of adapting to different students or situations, which is a great skill to have as a teacher. They can adjust how they teach something so that their students don’t get lost and feel disconnected from the information. ENTPs realize that people learn in different ways and they know how to adjust the way they teach to help them feel more engaged. ENTPs can make even the most boring of subjects interested and will do their best to keep people excited about what they are learning. Being able to simplify complex matters is a natural skill for most ENTPs, and is often necessary when it comes to being a teacher. Instead of locking people into one firm way of learning the information, they are open to so many different processes. Their ability to adapt and ensure that their students can understand them is something which can be rather rare in the teaching world. They won’t just follow some strict rulebook on how to teach, instead they want to have freedom so that they can really make sure they are getting through to people.

The Struggles of the ENTP Teacher

While ENTPs can make for amazing teachers, every career has its specific struggles. ENTPs will struggle as teachers depending on their environment, as organizing and following rules are not their natural strengths. They will not do well if they are working in a place where they need to follow strict guidelines and do things a certain way, since they really need room to change and adapt. ENTPs can struggle when it comes to doing things like grading papers and having to organize their lesson plans. They often prefer when things can be done at the last minute or when they don’t really need to follow those guidelines. This can make certain things a bit more challenging for them as teachers, as there are aspects which can become a bit boring or draining for them. ENTPs can also become easily distracted even when they are teaching, and might get derailed onto a totally different and seemingly unrelated subject. This is something which can be enjoyable for their students though, as they get to remain engaged and don’t feel like they are forced to follow strict rules themselves. ENTPs want to make the experience fun and exciting, and actually enjoy connecting with their students.