ENTP / Capricorn


Who is a Debater (ENTP)?

Debaters are individuals with the Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking and Perceiving personality traits. They tend to be analytical, adaptable and enthusiastic people with excellent people skills. Being visionaries, debaters greatly value knowledge, and spend much of their time seeking a higher understanding of life.

No one loves the process of mental sparring more than the Debater/Capricorn, as it gives them a chance to exercise their effortlessly quick wit, broad accumulated knowledge base, and capacity for connecting disparate ideas to prove their points. These are the ultimate devil’s advocate, thriving on the process of shredding arguments and beliefs and letting the ribbons drift in the wind for all to see. They don’t always do this because they are trying to achieve some deeper purpose or strategic goal, though. Sometimes it’s for the simple reason that it’s fun. Debater/Capricorns aren’t consumed by the need for attention, but are not immune to it. They simply don’t indulge in attention-seeking behavior. They don’t want attention for their looks or style or ingenuity. They don’t want to be admired, but they do want to be respected. They don’t want to be the center of attention. Instead it’s like they need to prove their own abilities to themselves.

Their primary interest in life is understanding the world that they live in. They are constantly absorbing ideas and images about the situations they are presented in their lives. Using their intuition to process this information, they are usually extremely quick and accurate in their ability to size up a situation. They have a deeper understanding of their environment than any of the other types. They are idea people. Their perceptive abilities cause them to see possibilities everywhere. They get excited and enthusiastic about their ideas, and are able to spread their enthusiasm to others. In this way, they get the support that they need to fulfill their visions.

Debater/Capricorns don’t fall in love easily. It often takes some effort. Love is about making a proper emotional investment. They don’t like feeling emotionally dependent on anyone else so they often keep their distance. They can be awkward around romance. They can be awkward around expressing their feelings. It takes them a while to understand what their feelings are. Sharing time together means sharing ideas, adventures and plans. Once invested in a relationship, they can also be highly communicative partners, who affirm their devotion through physical and verbal declarations.To love a Debater/Capricorn set aside time to learn about their interests and to engage in each new, wacky scheme they come up with alongside them. To them, displaying that you take them seriously and enjoy spending time with them is huge. They also enjoy being reminded of how much you love them through physical displays of affection and verbal praise. Confident as they may already seem, they like to have their ego stroked just as much as the next type!

Debater/ Capricorns are constantly competing with themselves. They do want praise, though. Not adulation, just praise. Praise is a simple acknowledgment of a job well done. Praise is a pat on the back. They use this as validation to compensate for general feelings of incompetence and inferiority. They plow through adversity with blinders on until they reach success. They rarely pass up a good opportunity to learn something new, especially abstract concepts. This information isn’t usually absorbed for any planned purpose as with dedicated studying, people with this personality combo just find it fascinating. They have tremendously flexible minds, and are able to shift from idea to idea without effort, drawing on their accumulated knowledge to prove their points, or their opponents’, as they see fit.