Extravert iNtuitive Thinker Perceiver

ENTPs are of the NT or Rational temperament and as such they’re typically going to be creative and they’re going to be independent thinkers.

ENTPs are known for being original and innovative. They’re quick thinkers and they have a unique ability to notice and create interesting juxtapositions. They have a knack for what’s called trans-contextual thinking. This is where various regions of their brains conspire to connect things in unusual ways. It’s an advanced way of thinking outside the box. A great example of this is the Tom Waits’ song “The Piano Has Been Drinking” that includes the lines:

“the carpet needs a haircut, and the spotlight looks like a prison break

And the telephone’s out of cigarettes, and the balcony is on the make

And the piano has been drinking, the piano has been drinking”

Though ENTPs are known more for their logical and eccentric sides, some, such as Dave Matthews and Poe, will occasionally show a more sensitive side in their music.

For more on ENTPs, check out the online course, Myers-Briggs for Musicians.

Famous ENTP Musicians

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  • David Brockie (Oderus Urungus – GWAR)
  • Tom Waits
  • Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
  • Tom Scholz (Boston)
  • Frank Zappa
  • Jessi Frey (Velcra)
  • Jack Black
  • Keith Moon
  • Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit)
  • Harry Connick Jr.
  • The Edge (U2)
  • Serj Tankian (System of a Down)
  • Les Claypool (Primus)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel & Oates)
  • Les Paul
  • Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Judy Henske
  • Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big)
  • Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)
  • Imogen Heap
  • Josh Freese
  • Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick)
  • Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage)
  • Richard Cheese
  • Dave Matthews
  • Mike Patton (Faith No More)
  • Poe

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