What capacity for compatibility does a relationship between ENFP and ENTP Myers-Briggs personalities have? They are similar in a lot of ways, but they also have their differences. So, how well would a relationship between them work?
ENFP vs ENTP
ENFPs are energetic, charismatic, free spirits who love to be the life of the party. They have a great capacity for empathy and find comfort in peace. They love sharing their ideas and connecting with their partners on every level.
ENTPs love to learn new things. They have a quick wit and flexible thought processes. Like their ENFP counterparts, they have enormous amounts of energy and enthusiasm. They tend to be charismatic and draw people to them with their confidence.
9 Facts About ENFP and ENTP Relationship Compatibility
#1 First Impressions
ENFPs are the free-spirited, life of the party, and their energy will draw people to them. They like to express their feelings and explore who people really are before committing to a relationship with them.
ENTPs look for partners who are spontaneous and with whom they can grow. They like to challenge their partners and push for constant progress. When meeting someone new, they can be off-putting and come off as argumentative.
Both ENFPs and ENTPs are known to be personalities who prefer skipping shallow pleasantries. They seek to get to know their partners for who they genuinely are. If they have a pleasant first encounter, there is potential for a continued relationship
When looking at what drives ENFPs, look no further than improving the world around them. Their humanitarian nature encourages them to continue working towards their goals.
ENTPs are motivated by perfecting the efficiency of the world around them. They work towards their goals from all angles until the result is a well-oiled machine.
They may be different in terms of what drives their actions, but the balance in determination and perfection results in potential compatibility.
#3 Perspectives on the world
The way that an ENFP views the world is as a community of people who can use help and kind, thoughtful actions to improve.
An ENTP views the world with slightly more disdain and as a project that needs fixing. They tend to forget emotions and instead base their actions on logic alone.
Between the two, there is potential for balance. The ENFP reminds their partner that some problems need a more humane approach. The ENTP helps to keep the perspective of the ENFP grounded in reality, rather than idealism.
ENFPs love to share their ideas. They get very excited when learning and discovering new things and their enthusiasm rubs off on others. This allows them to build social connections while sharing topics that they are passionate about.
ENTPs on the other hand can sometimes be frustrating and argumentative during a conversation. They love to discuss things but like to fully explore all sides of a debate. This can lead them to make some insensitive statements when discussing certain topics.
While they are both excited to enter into a discussion, one is much better at recognizing the feelings and emotional needs of others, while the other will simply discuss all aspects of the topic with no regard for how the other party might react emotionally to their argument. This could be a major obstacle for a compatible relationship
When it comes to intimacy, ENFPs love to express themselves physically and explore new things with their partners. They may be slow to develop a close emotional connection with their partner before they understand who they sincerely are, they are not the type to hold back from physical intimacy.
ENTPs are a good match for ENFPs in this aspect. They look for spontaneous and innovative partnerships where they can grow together. They love to have relationships outside of tradition or convention and ENFPs are a great candidate for that.
These two are fully compatible when it comes to intimacy.
#6 Conflict and resolution
When an ENFP is experiencing conflict, they will want to discuss it fully. They have a strong desire for harmony and are not afraid to discuss their feelings openly and honestly. They also can see things from their partner’s point of view, and resolve any conflict swiftly.
ENTPs can lack the emotional awareness that their ENFP partners rely on so heavily. Unfortunately, because they tend to remove their emotions from a situation, and rely on logic alone, they are more likely to get into an argument to prove themselves right than to work towards a compromise and resolve things for both parties.
For this couple to be compatible when it comes to resolving conflicts, the ENTP will need to learn to listen to their partner’s needs and compromise.
#7 Energy and rest
Both of these personality types are extroverted and recharge their batteries by socializing with people. While an ENFP might feel most relaxed surrounded by people in a crowded restaurant, an ENTP will be most comfortable in more intellectual social settings, like a wine tasting where everyone discusses their political viewpoints.
With some compromise on both sides, this couple will be comfortable spending a night out whichever way their partner finds most enjoyable, as long as the next time they get to reverse the activity of choice.
#8 Working together
According to the Myers-Briggs Foundation, when working together on a project, there is potential for some struggle in this relationship. While the ENFP is a free spirit with visions of solving issues through creative thought and acts of kindness, the ENTP takes a logical and practical stance and will want to micromanage the approach to completing the project efficiently.
This couple will have to have a very good understanding of one another to make it through times where teamwork is required. Neither will work easily with the other.
#9 Value in relationships
As previously stated, ENFPs are free spirits who take a long time to commit to a relationship, and will only do so when they feel they truly know who their partner is.
On the other hand, ENTPs also will move slowly towards a committed relationship, and will often test their partner to find out who they are. They can also have such a strong focus on improvement that they can push their free-spirited partners too far.
A lot of compromises will need to be established between these two to balance out the areas where they differ. Unfortunately, some of the aspects of their personalities clash quite strongly and it would take a lot of understanding on both their parts to overcome them. Can it be done? Yes! Will it be easy? Probably not, but the potential is there.