As we discuss famous celebrities with ENTP personality, the first natural question that crops up is ‘what does ENTP mean?’. ENTP is an acronym – not quite an abbreviation – that stands for Extraversion, Intuition, Thinking, and Perception. The acronym represents one of the 16 personality types into which the American author Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Cook Briggs classified people in their method of psycho-social and cognitive assessment that has come to be known as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
The discussion about ENTP people has been the subject of several book volumes over the years. So we should not hope to exhaust the topic here. However, the ENTPs are generally described as being quick at grasping interrelationships between ideas, thoroughly objective on issues, controversial, uncompromisingly honest, original and inventive. Also, while they are able to easily dissect ideas through a unique combination of thinking, perception, and intuition, they are also easily outgoing (extraverted rather than introverted) and so are able to quickly engage you in an intelligent discussion of the ideas in their minds.
According to MBTI creators, there are only 2-5% of people who belong here which means they are a bit rare. They are also found in all walks of life. With all the glowing qualities of the ENTP people as chronicled above, their downside is that they are not often wonderful in interpersonal relationships, not because they are asocial themselves but because they often offend people without knowing it through their uncompromising attitude towards their convictions, as well as their incessant show of intelligence and verbosity. This way, whereas the ENTP personality could work against a person’s success and attainments, it can equally form a basis for rising on the socio-economic ladder. So, let us go ahead with our list of 7 famous celebrities with ENTP personality.
1. Pope Francis
Jorge Mario Bergoglio (now known as Pope Francis) is the current head of the Catholic Church. Since assuming the position in March 2013, the octogenarian has been noted for his thoroughly revolutionary views and mannerism on issues of doctrine, faith, tradition, and morals which many consider unusual for popes who are known for being careful not to sell out on the dogmatic positions of the church. Consequently, it is reported that Francis has been at variance with much of the top leadership of the church including his predecessor Josef Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI).
2. Karl Lagerfeld
Karl is a Paris-based German fashion designer and photographer who died on February 19, 2019. Until his death, he was the creative director of Chanel, a French fashion house. While he lived, Karl’s worldviews showed he is one of the celebrities with ENTP personality. For instance, he had a strong argument against those who criticize the fashion world’s use of fur on the ground that it was against the ethical treatment of animals. His argument was that the animals would kill humans if they could. Moreover, he wondered why people who eat meat and wear shoes made from leather (animal skin) were obsessing over the use of fur. Yet, he himself did not use fur and hardly ate meat.
3. Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek is a Mexican actress who was named among ’25 most influential Hispanics’ by Time magazine in 2005. With many other big awards in her kitty, Salma’s name often comes up when celebrities with ENTP personality are discussed. Here is a little exposure of Salma’s worldview to help you understand why: the actress is noted for her heated activism for women emancipation including her uncompromising advocacy against women-targeted violence. Yet, she refuses to accept the tag of a feminist and even runs a campaign to encourage women to breastfeed their babies adequately.
4. Steve Wozniak
Many people are quick to supply the name of Steve Jobs when asked who the founder of Apple Inc is. Not many people seem to remember the very important work that Steve Wozniak – one of the famous celebrities with ENTP personality – did during the foundation of the ICT conglomerate. Any astute student of the history of Apple Inc will likely come to the conclusion that Steve Wozniak actually did more than Steve Jobs in bringing on the company through his excellent ability to analyze and synthesize ideas. There have been several other occasions during which Steve Wozniak manifested his unique ENTP attributes but those are beyond the scope of this article.
5. Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks, the veteran actor and filmmaker who has won Academy Awards two times, Golden Globe Award for four times, and Emmy for a whopping seven times is another fellow who deserves a mention among celebrities with ENTP personality. His unique case for same-sex marriage and alternative fuel, for example, establish his ENTP description.
6. Barack Obama
During his term in office from 2009 to 2017, the former US President Barack Obama manifested many attributes that show he is one of the famous celebrities with ENTP personality. The Harvard-trained attorney is noted for his great eloquence. From his first two years in office, his administration was characterized by a plethora of reforms that were always backed by his own personal and well-choreographed argument. From his famous Affordable Care Act to his advocacy for gun control to his defense of same-sex marriage according to the constitution, the former president was virtually at variance with every section of the American society while in office. With this obviously controversial outlook, yet the former president describes himself in his personal memoir Dreams From My Father (2005) as being naturally shy, withdrawn and introverted.
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7. Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban is a businessman and the owner of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks. He is featured as one of the ‘shark’ investors on the ABC reality series Shark Tank. Mark’s revolutionary business ideas have seen him taking and turning around fledgling start-ups over the years. Also, while businesspeople normally mind their business without getting involved in major controversies, Mark courts controversies instead. For instance, in November 2012 when Donald Trump offered the-then President Obama the sum of $5 million for any charity of his choice on the condition that Obama released passport applications and student transcript to the public, Mark responded by offering Trump a sum of $1 million for any charity of his choice on the condition that Trump would have a hair-cut. These are just a few examples to show that Mark Cuban is one of the celebrities with ENTP personality.