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Joe Arrigo interviews ENTP Marina Krivonossova about being controversial, LinkedIn, and human trafficking

ENTP Personality Type Online

Joe Arrigo  

Marina, you know what is hilarious? When I was describing what personality type I thought you were… I said I thought ENTP. Because I mean, you are a controversial kind of… I wouldn’t say argumentative, but your persona online screams ENTP. And then immediately you were like, “Nope, that’s not me. I don’t argue with people at all.” HA! and I was like, “uhhh that’s exactly what they do! They argue; they’re debaters. So I know that you and I have kind of gone back and forth with whether personality type is real or not. But in terms of you liking to challenge the status quo or whatever the norm is online or on LinkedIn, does that do you feel that matches you?

I drew the ENTP female character! : entp

Marina K 

I think the most important thing for me is being true to myself. And I kind of I kind of always want other people to be true to themselves. And a lot of time online and on LinkedIn, people are very clearly trying to preach to the choir, they’re trying to, you know, virtue signal all of that. And when I see that I get a specific result, you know, randomly and you’re like, “Well, no, no, you’re definitely THAT I’m like, but how well do you know me? How many times have we talked on the phone? How many times have I shared my life story?” So it’s those assumptions. So as much as I’m authentic, I’m not posting my life 24/7, and you can draw conclusions based off the posts, you see, I mean, some of it will be true. But a lot of it will be tied in with the assumptions you make.

Writing Content, Copywriting, and Creativity

Joe Arrigo  

Yes, yes, absolutely. I have a great working relationship with many ENTPs and it’s funny because there is another interview I did with Camille Trent, she’s a copywriter, she’s an ENTP. And she has… there seems to be a controversial way that they’re always challenging something. What’s the deal there? There has to be a trend with that personality that gets into marketing/copywriting because part of marketing has to somehow be provocative, don’t you think?

Marina K  

No, absolutely. Writing, you know, it’s fueled passion, whether it be negative or positive, there’s always something behind it. So I can definitely imagine that more argumentative people are more prone to writing because, I don’t know, I feel like expressing your thoughts and emotions goes hand in hand with creativity.

Ernest Hemingway - There is nothing to writing. All you do...

What is a good LinkedIn Strategy?

Joe Arrigo  

What is your LinkedIn strategy?

Marina K  

It started with me literally planning everything I would over the course of a week, I would write things in my email draft, because it felt easier to keep things there. And I would be like, Okay, at this time, I’m going to post every day, every other day, whatever. But I realized that my posts still weren’t performing consistently. Sometimes they’d really take off, other times, you know, five likes, and they pop. So I just kind of realized that I shouldn’t treat it so much like a job. I just started posting what’s on my mind what I’m thinking. And because I like to believe that all my writing is creative, my marketing is creative, that all ties back into what I do. So I think at this point, I just kind of write about what feels right in the moment and people seem to like it. so far. So good,

Joe Arrigo  

As a provocateur, do you ever delete a post that gets too much hate?

Delet This | Know Your Meme

Marina K  

I have not. I’ve honestly deleted posts. If they didn’t perform as well as I thought, I know that’s, that’s ridiculous. You can judge me for that. But I posted things. And an hour later, I have like 100 views and two likes, and I’m like, wow, I really messed up today. And I could just delete it and pretend it never happened. But in terms of reactions, no, I don’t delete it. I never post things that I find to be bad. But if something’s controversial, and people feel a certain way, they can discuss, I might stop responding. If I feel like it’s getting very accusatory, or if they’re just, you know, going through the ad hominem attacks, but I won’t delete a post, you know, if you have something to say, go ahead and say it, your boss is gonna see it, your mom’s gonna see it, your kids are gonna see it. That’s not for me to deal with.

Fighting Human Trafficking

Joe Arrigo  

We had kind of discovered that we align on the philanthropic side of our lives. We both support anti-human trafficking initiatives. And recently, one of the campaigns I implemented was a 5% donation of every poster sold to anti-human trafficking organizations and fighting Big Porn and all that. So how did you get involved without as well?

Marina K  

So when I got into my undergraduate studies, I initially wanted to study economics. That’s what interested me most. But to diversify, I kind of decided, you know, I’ll try an international relations class, you know, nothing to lose. I’m like, 19, you know, all my years of school ahead of me. And we had a lecture, we talked about human trafficking. And I went to school in Southern California, you know, you very much see yourself as living in this developed advanced place where this shouldn’t be an issue. But she really revealed to, you know, me and everyone else, that human trafficking is a huge thing in the developed world. It’s not just something like in the distant lands that you never hear of, it’s very much real, and around us in the US, in California, and all those big cities. And I was like, oh, wow, that’s a serious problem.  So that’s how I ended up doing that. And I went to do my masters in the Netherlands, and writing, I was writing my thesis on anti human trafficking policy in the Netherlands, and the failures and successes thereof. So, that’s kind of where I’m at now. And I’d like to pursue work in that field later on as well.

Joe Arrigo  

God, there’s so many NGOs out there. There’s so many causes, and I’m always skeptical of causes, but this this is probably one that I’m really on board with especially because there’s two things that are tied together: human trafficking and porn. And they’re the same thing, basically. So like, it is definitely going to affect our, my generation, your generation, and then even younger, so we have to do something about it. It’s just doesn’t get as much attention as the environment, even though it’s directly affecting people way more right now.

Marina K  

Yeah, no, that’s, that’s another thing that always bothered me, because, you know, taking this class in college, I was so shocked that like, you know, this is so prevalent in strip clubs in the US, and I started Googling it. And there are articles about trafficking was happening in Los Angeles, in San Francisco, just everywhere in the big cities. And I was like, why do I never see this? Why don’t ever hear about this? This is such a big deal affecting people, you know, of all ages, a lot of minors as well.

Joe Arrigo  

Yep. So yeah, I don’t know what the exact plan is, but there’s a lot to go on that. I like how this conversation has just gone like ENTP, marketing, TRAFFICKING!??

Marina K  

You know, it be like that sometimes you know?

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Joe Arrigo  

It really does. it really does. I think our relationship has just been really funny. I just, I was like, I kept seeing your stuff. And I was like, this person, like, really kind of poking the bear, I kind of ruffling feathers. And I’m like, this is awesome.

Marina K  

Everyone’s writing about the exact same thing. And you know, something happens in the news, there’s an election and people just write these vague, emotionless, non-partisan posts. And you’re the 14th person I’ve seen do this today. What’s the point? I don’t know, I find that boring. I like people who want to stand out. But if you’re really sharing your opinion, you’re sharing your stance. And if you back it up with facts, and you know, you’re being civil and polite, why not? I mean, that’s how we learn if we just all have the same opinion and never want to disagree. What’s the point? We’ll never get anywhere.


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