Posted by Gigi on April 02, 2000 at 22:29:04:
In Reply to: Inventive personality type: 3w4 posted by Dave Kelly on March 31, 2000 at 12:32:11:
I am a 3w4 and an Extravert with Sensing and Thinking functions. I have yet to decide which is the dominant one, but I feel like it might be the thinking.
I am a bit puzzled by your post. Do you mean to say that 3w4s who are also ENTPs are the Inventive Personality Types?
I take it that you mean "inventive" in finding solutions to problems of any kind. "Innovative" in the sense that the 3 handles the situation in the best possible way.
The first thing I want to point out is that your list of 10 points must sound like an "astrological reading." Look, Cory finds himself in them and he is no 3!
As a 3 I agree with many of the points except the following. The "self-conciousness" part: A 3w4 does not usually seek for approval. Not enough that you can list it as a trait.
The "innovation" section is not all true either. A 3w4 will accomodate tradition and routine if it serves the end goal.
Secondly, your "innovation" and "self-conciousness" points do not go together. How can a person who is independent and reluctant to do things as they were always done also seek approval?
Thirdly, the follwing traits of an ENTP do not fit a 3w4 at all, so IMO a 3w4 cannot be an ENTP.
-ENTPs are not strong in completing projects. 3s complete projects. They are adamant, persistent; they are survivors. If a 3w4 does not complete a project then s/he is ill or non-functional, etc.
-ENTPs are impulsive. 3s are *not* impulsive. On the contrary, they think, calculate, contemplate, use their will-power, and act. They may be quick, but they are not impulsive.
-ENTPs hate routine. 3s will accomodate routine if necessary, if it serves the purpose of dealing with the situation.
-ENTPs hate planning. 3s plan. Oh, a lot of fore-thinking and planning is involved, I assure you.
-ENTPs value inspiration above everything else. 3s value the immediate situation above everything else.
-ENTPs are after possibilities. 3w4s are after actualities.
As a last thing, I don't really want to be categorical in what I said above. After all, this weekend I met an 8 who is an INFJ and a 3 who is a INXP. At least they said so.
So, what do you think?
: This is my new construct for the Inventive personality type, which corresponds to the 3w4 and the ENTP.
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