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Differences between EII (INFj) and IEE (ENFp)

1. INFjs are more likely than ENFps 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. INFjs 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.

2. INFjs tend to have stiffer more angular movements. ENFps tend to have more relaxed fluid movements.

3. ENFps have a relatively higher stress tolerance than INFjs. INFjs often struggle with continually changing situations more than ENFps do.

4. INFjs tend to plan ahead, making decisions early. On the other hand, ENFps tend to prefer a wait and see, more spontaneous approach.

5. INFjs are relatively more rigid and stubborn than ENFps.

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

7. ENFps tend to be more active and initiating with others where as INFjs tend to be more passive and less initiating.

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

9. ENFps often prefer to work with others in a team where as INFjs often prefer working alone.

10. INFjs tend to put more effort than ENFps into finishing any new project they start.

11. When developing a plan of action or process, INFjs 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, ENFps tend to place themselves "outside of the process"; they dissociate from it. For them the process or situation is something external from themselves.

12. ENFps are comfortable making changes and adjustments to their decisions quite frequently. INFjs, on the other hand, prefer to not make changes to their decisions.

13. INFjs are more often focused on their thoughts and feelings where as ENFps are more often focused on their surroundings.

14. ENFps tend to start more tasks and other projects than INFjs, but the ENFps are less likely to complete all of them.

15. ENFps are more likely (than INFjs) 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.

16. ENFps' psychic energy more often flows outwards, whereas with INFjs, their psychic energy more often flows inward.

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

18. ENFps tend to have a more democratic leadership style than INFjs.

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

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

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

22. ENFps' energy levels tend to decrease when they're alone whereas INFjs' energy levels will decrease when they're interacting with larger groups of people.

23. INFjs' energy levels tend to improve when they're alone whereas ENFps' energy levels increase when they're interacting with larger groups.

24. INFjs often have a smaller, closer network of friends where as ENFps often have a wider network of friends.

25. ENFps are often more cognizant of their outwards appearance and are thus better at presenting themselves than INFjs.

26. INFjs are generally better at concentrating on specific tasks for longer periods of time than ENFps.

27. With regards to energy levels, ENFps tend to have higher energy levels than INFjs.

28. ENFps are relatively more flexible and tolerant than INFjs.

29. When planning to complete something, INFjs 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, ENFps 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.

30. INFjs tend to have a more authoritarian, hierarchical leadership style than ENFps.

31. ENFps pay more particular attention to aspects of a situation or plan that are insufficient or lacking. This can be interpreted by others as ENFps having a negative assessment of various situations and events (.e.g, "the glass is half empty). On the other hand, INFjs 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").

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