Differences between IEI (INFp) and IEE (ENFp)

1. 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, 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").

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

3. INFps often have a smaller, closer network of friends where as ENFps often have a wider network of friends.

4. When getting ready to start a project, ENFps spend more time planning and preparing for the project than INFps. In particular, ENFps spend more time discussing the plan, discussing options and ways to approach the project, etc.)

5. When describing why they undertook a project, INFps are more likely than ENFps to focus on the moment when a decision is made and to speak in detail about the stages of its implementation.

6. When something is perceived by ENFps as being incorrect, they are more likely (than INFps) to tell the person who made the error what they did wrong and how to do it the right way. ENFps are focused on who made the error and helping them to correct the mistake.

7. When conversing, ENFps types are inclined to communicate in the form of monologues, where each party has "its turn." Because of that they subconsciously attempt to transform a dialogue into a series of monologues. Conversely, INFps tend to prefer more of a question and answer style format.

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

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

10. When working on a project, ENFps are more likely than INFps to break up larger tasks into several stages. Then ENFps mobilize to carry out each stage (and demobilize between the stages).

11. INFps are more often focused on their thoughts and feelings where as ENFps are more often focused on their surroundings.

12. When meeting someone knew, INFps are not as likely as ENFps to perceive "getting to know somebody" as a special kind of activity. INFps know very well whey they are getting acquainted (i.e., what the purpose of the relationship is, be it business, personal, travel, etc.). INFps, in contrast with ENFps, do not divide the process of getting acquainted into consecutive stages; rather INFps immediately establish the necessary emotional distance in contact and can regulate it if needed. To bridge the gap between poorly acquainted people in a group INFps amp up the emotional tone; this can be mutually experienced happiness or misfortune. The name and title of the person are of secondary relevance to INFps and their relationship with the other person.

13. ENFps are not as inclined to compare and verify concepts as INFps. ENFps assume that these can have only one unique interpretation (the "correct" interpretation), and ENFps often do not think about the fact that the other person may be interpreting them differently. Much more than INFps, ENFps apply concepts such as "objective reality," "unequivocal facts," and de-emphasize concepts; ENFps consider that they know the "right" way of doing things, how something "truly is," etc.

14. ENFps are more likely (than INFps) to use special rituals or other culturally accepted formalities when forming relationships with others. What that means is that the emotional proximity and relationship status for ENFps be more externally predetermined. Additionally, ENFps generally progress in relationships through stages, and therefore are more familiar with these stages than INFps. ENFps tend to be more linear in their relationship progression than INFps, and ENFps assign importance to the formalities of recognizing the start and end to each of these stages.

15. ENFps' psychic energy more often flows outwards, whereas with INFps, their psychic energy more often flows inward.

16. ENFps are more likely to believe in objective truths than INFps. That is, ENFps are more likely to believe there is a correct or best way of doing something than INFps.

17. When contemplating a task, it takes ENFps longer time to mobilize than INFps; i.e., ENFps prefer to spend some time in a more natural state of relaxedness which will then prepare them to subsequently mobilize and concentrate at the crucial moments, improving their performance.

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

19. INFps are relatively better at assessing the emotional atmosphere occurring in a group or during an activity than ENFps.

20. ENFps tend to be more active and initiating with others where as INFps tend to be more passive and less initiating.

21. ENFps tend to internally combine emotional exchanges with other activities rather than separating them out like INFps. E.g., ENFps see having fun occurring simultaneously with other activities, such as work or even serious affairs. INFps are more likely to internally separate out having fun with other activities, although the two can be interchanged at a high frequency.

22. When solving a problem, ENFps are more inclined (than INFps) 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.

23. The "comparison and verification of concepts" is a more common phenomenon among INFps than ENFps. This comparison not only concerns INFps methods, but also their understanding, terminology, etc. INFps are attuned to the fact that different people might understand and interpret different concepts and terms differently. They perceive terminology as well as actions of other people as part of the subjective concept inseparable from personal opinion, position, intent, etc. In contrast to ENFps who perceive terminology as "objective," INFps understand personal differences behind terminology (this applies even to well established terms) and they attempt to compare and verify them.

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

25. When describing reality, ENFps are more likely to talk about the properties and structure of reality. INFps are more likely to describe reality as movements, interactions, and changes.

26. When doing a task, INFps are inclined to work for the sake of the result (for example, a reward or bonus for completing the task). In contrast to ENFps, INFps can renounce their comforts and conveniences for this; INFps evaluate their place of work by looking at what returns they get for the effort they invested (e.g., monetary, prestige, etc.).

27. When describing their reasoning for their actions, ENFps (more so than INFps) tend describe how and why they came to a certain decision, and focus less on the timing and initiation of the action.

28. INFps are more likely than ENFps to tackle a task in its entirety, rather than breaking it up into smaller separate stages.

29. When describing the stages of an event, INFps are more likely to focus on how stage A leads to stage B, how stage B leads to stage C, etc. ENFps, on the other hand, focus more on the stages themselves without necessarily seeing or emphasizing the transitions or causes and effects of the stages to the extent that INFps do.

30. 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 ENFps would. On the other hand, ENFps would be more cognizant of the potential risks and potential losses that may accompany the decision that INFps may unconsciously minimize.

31. ENFps are rmore relaxed in their natural state than INFps. However ENFps will mobilize and concentrate when needed to accomplish an objective. After the task has been completed, ENFps demobilize again. This state of demobilization is the natural state of ENFps.

32. When it comes to completing a task, INFps are more likely than ENFps to mobilize for longer periods of time. Specifically, INFps tend to mobilize for an action early and stay mobilized for a longer period of time after the task has been completed. For INFps, this state of readiness is their natural state.

33. ENFps tend to perceive events in an episodic manner, i.e., they see events evolve in discrete states rather than continuous changes. On the other hand, INFps tend to perceive events in a continuous sequence; i.e., they see events evolving fluidly rather that one state to the next.

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

35. When something is perceived by INFps as being incorrect, they are more likely (than ENFps) to ask why it was done that way. Instead of necessarily trying to correct the person who made the error, INFps attempt to understand the person's reason for their decision/action.

36. INFps are more inclined to believe there are relative truths than ENFps. That is, this relativity is perceived by INFps as an extenuation of the differing beliefs, opinions, intentions, etc. of each person.

37. With regards to energy levels, ENFps tend to have higher energy levels than INFps.

38. When discussing work, INFps are more likely than ENFps to focus on the fruits of their labor, about what their effort will yield. ENFps on the other hand are more likely to focus on the environment they work in, e.g., their work conditions, conveniences, commute time, etc.

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