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Differences between EIE (ENFj) and IEI (INFp)

1. INFps' energy levels tend to improve when they're alone whereas ENFjs' energy levels increase when they're interacting with larger groups.

2. INFps are more often focused on their thoughts and feelings where as ENFjs are more often focused on their surroundings.

3. ENFjs often prefer to work with others in a team where as INFps often prefer working alone.

4. When developing a plan of action or process, ENFjs tend to see themselves as "within the process"; they are immersed in it. Often because of this, they have more difficulty managing several plans at once. On the other hand, INFps tend to place themselves "outside of the process"; they dissociate from it. For them the process or situation is something external from themselves.

5. INFps are more likely (than ENFjs) to seek new and novel experiences rather than returning to something already lived through. They will generally only re-read a book, re-watch a movie, or revisit the same place if they have forgotten it or are hoping to learn something new from it.

6. ENFjs are often more cognizant of their outwards appearance and are thus better at presenting themselves than INFps.

7. INFps tend to have a more democratic leadership style than ENFjs.

8. INFps are able to change and make adjustments to their goals more easily than ENFjs (depending on how progress is being made, etc.). ENFjs on the other hand, prefer to stick with their original goals.

9. ENFjs tend to have a more authoritarian, hierarchical leadership style than INFps.

10. ENFjs are more likely than INFps to use "emotional anchors" that resonate with their internal emotional condition. These emotional anchors could be a book, a movie, a place, a song, etc. ENFjs use these anchors to strengthen their inner emotional state and thus will repeat the experience: e.g., re-reading a book, re-watching a movie, continually going back to a place to experience the emotions associated with it.

11. ENFjs are relatively more rigid and stubborn than INFps.

12. INFps are relatively more flexible and tolerant than ENFjs.

13. ENFjs' energy levels tend to decrease when they're alone whereas INFps' energy levels will decrease when they're interacting with larger groups of people.

14. When planning to complete something, ENFjs are more likely to focus their attention on the goal itself, overlooking and deprioritizing the individual actions needed to reach that goal. On the other hand, INFps tend to focus their attention on the each action; i.e., they're focused on how each decision and choice is being made (towards reaching the goal), in a step by step process.

15. ENFjs pay more particular attention to aspects of a situation or plan that are insufficient or lacking. This can be interpreted by others as ENFjs having a negative assessment of various situations and events (.e.g, "the glass is half empty). On the other hand, INFps pay more attention to what is actually present in a situation, and this can be interpreted as an affirmative or positive manifestation of the surrounding world, situations, possibilities, and prospects (e.g. "the glass is half full").

16. When solving a problem, INFps rely more heavily on their generalized past experiences than ENFjs. INFps are inclined to use already prepared, preformulated methods and processes to solve a problem.

17. When assessing an option or available choice, INFps tend to focus more on how the choice could benefit them (what it would potentially yield) than ENFjs would. On the other hand, ENFjs would be more cognizant of the potential risks and potential losses that may accompany the decision that INFps may unconsciously minimize.

18. ENFjs tend to put more effort than INFps into finishing any new project they start.

19. With regards to energy levels, ENFjs tend to have higher energy levels than INFps.

20. ENFjs' psychic energy more often flows outwards, whereas with INFps, their psychic energy more often flows inward.

21. ENFjs tend to be more active and initiating with others where as INFps tend to be more passive and less initiating.

22. INFps tend to start more tasks and other projects than ENFjs, but the INFps are less likely to complete all of them.

23. ENFjs tend to judge their available options by how likely the option will help them reach their goal. If a choice no longer helps ENFjs reach their goals, it will be dismissed and discontinued. On the other hand, INFps prefer to continue pursuing their current option, opting to adjust their ultimate goal in order to fit the current choice.

24. INFps are generally better at concentrating on specific tasks for longer periods of time than ENFjs.

25. When working on a project, INFps experience more discomfort (than ENFjs) if the project does not have a clearly delineated end-goal or result. This happens because INFps have more difficulty monitoring and understanding how the project is developing than ENFjs because they are outside of the process.

26. When solving a problem, ENFjs are more inclined (than INFps) to solve it by relying predominantly on only the presently available information. Essentially, ENFjs will develop a process or method uniquely fitted towards the present problem, and this method is designed using the present conditions and information.

27. INFps often have a smaller, closer network of friends where as ENFjs often have a wider network of friends.

28. ENFjs tend to plan ahead, making decisions early. On the other hand, INFps tend to prefer a wait and see, more spontaneous approach.

29. ENFjs tend to have stiffer more angular movements. INFps tend to have more relaxed fluid movements.

30. INFps are comfortable making changes and adjustments to their decisions quite frequently. ENFjs, on the other hand, prefer to not make changes to their decisions.

31. INFps have a relatively higher stress tolerance than ENFjs. ENFjs often struggle with continually changing situations more than INFps do.

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