What makes an ENFP uncomfortable

Debater personality

Take the dangerous path of the independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Bring your opinion and don't be afraid to be labeled ’weirdo’, because the stain of conformity is far worse. And fearlessly stand up for your convictions on questions of principle, no matter what the cost.

Thomas J. Watson

The debater is the devil's advocate. He enjoys tearing up arguments and beliefs and watching the scraps drift in the wind in front of the public stands. In contrast to the more purposeful personality types, debaters do not do this to achieve a deeper purpose or a strategic goal, but simply out of whim. Debaters love the intellectual argument because it gives them the opportunity to showcase their effortless repartee, extensive knowledge, and ability to link arguments and evidence.

A strange contradiction sometimes arises among debaters: their honesty is uncompromising, but they are able to tirelessly stand up for things they don't believe in. This happens when they slip into someone else's role to argue from a different perspective.

If a debater takes on the role of the other side, this not only helps him to better understand the opponent's way of thinking, but also the content of his arguments.

This approach should not be confused with the mutual understanding that personality types aspire to in the Diplomatic Role Group. Debaters are constantly trying to expand their knowledge, and there is no better way to do this than to attack an idea from every angle and angle and then defend it.

Rules do not apply here. We are trying to achieve something!

Debaters take a certain delight in being underdogs and enjoy the mental exercise found in questioning the prevailing mindset. This makes them irreplaceable in the revision of existing systems, reorganization and innovative realignment. However, they would be deeply depressed to be responsible for the day-to-day details and practical implementation of their suggestions. Debaters love brainstorming and strategic thinking, but they strongly resist getting involved in the legwork. Debaters make up only about three percent of the population, and that proportion lives up to their role. Their contribution allows them to come up with original ideas and then take a step back and leave the details of implementation and execution to the many more detailed contemporaries.

Debaters' lust for argument can sometimes be annoying. She is in great demand when she comes to solutions, but undesirable when someone is stepped on their toes. This can e.g. This can happen, for example, when a debater questions the position of the boss at a meeting or ruthlessly dismisses the opinions of another person of respect. The merciless openness of the debaters also contributes to this. They do not mince words and care little about whether they are viewed as tactful or compassionate. Most people, however, and especially more sensitive personality types, are averse to conflict. They do not like to hear unpleasant truths, prefer emotional comfort, and even accept small lies of purpose.

Debaters find this frustrating and sometimes inadvertently stressing relationships when they cross the threshold of others' tolerance, question beliefs, and hurt feelings. Debaters accept to be treated as they treat others. It irritates them when others want to spare them from the truth. They don't like when other people are talking about the bush, especially when they are asking a favor in the process. Debaters are highly respected for their vision, confidence, knowledge, and keen sense of humor, but find it difficult to bring these talents to use in personal friendships and romantic relationships.

If you get a chance, don't be afraid to make an effort

Compared to most people, debaters have a harder way of using their natural abilities. Your intellectual autonomy and independent vision are enormously valuable when you are responsible for yourself or when people in charge listen to you. Debaters, however, often do not have the stamina to get to such a position.

Once in a position of responsibility, debaters must always be aware that they will need others to carry out the practical details of their plans. If you put more energy into “winning” discussions rather than building consensus, you will often lose the support you need for your plans. When playing the devil's advocate, debaters will discover perhaps the most difficult and rewarding intellectual challenge: developing a more emotional perspective that considers logic and achievement as well as respect and compromise.