Differences between IEI (INFp) and LIE (ENTj)

1. ENTjs tend to have stiffer more angular movements. INFps tend to have more relaxed fluid movements.

2. INFps tend to have a more democratic leadership style than ENTjs.

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

4. ENTjs 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 ENTjs be more externally predetermined. Additionally, ENTjs generally progress in relationships through stages, and therefore are more familiar with these stages than INFps. ENTjs tend to be more linear in their relationship progression than INFps, and ENTjs assign importance to the formalities of recognizing the start and end to each of these stages.

5. The "comparison and verification of concepts" is a more common phenomenon among INFps than ENTjs. 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 ENTjs 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.

6. ENTjs tend to put more effort than INFps into finishing any new project they start.

7. ENTjs are relatively more rigid and stubborn than INFps.

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

9. ENTjs attitude towards a specific person (more so than INFps) is based on their personal characteristics (authority, intellect, personal achievements, etc.) ENTjs recognize superiority of certain individuals drawing from their personal qualities

10. INFps often have a smaller, closer network of friends where as ENTjs often have a wider network of friends.

11. ENTjs' psychic energy more often flows outwards, whereas with INFps, their psychic energy more often flows inward.

12. ENTjs are more likely than INFps to perceive and distinguish themselves primarily through personal qualities. ENTjs focus on individualism more than INFps.

13. ENTjs are more likely to make decisions based on logical reasons than INFps, who are more likely to make decisions based on their own feelings.

14. When planning to complete something, ENTjs 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. INFps are comfortable making changes and adjustments to their decisions quite frequently. ENTjs, on the other hand, prefer to not make changes to their decisions.

16. When conversing, ENTjs 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.

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

18. When something is perceived by ENTjs 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. ENTjs are focused on who made the error and helping them to correct the mistake.

19. When meeting someone knew, INFps are not as likely as ENTjs 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 ENTjs, 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.

20. INFps tend to prefer using persuasion as a means of convincing others to do something, where as ENTjs prefer to use argumentation as a means of convincing others.

21. ENTjs tend to judge their available options by how likely the option will help them reach their goal. If a choice no longer helps ENTjs 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.

22. ENTjs are often more interested in studying systems, structures, and functionality than INFps.

23. ENTjs tend to be more active and initiating with others where as INFps tend to be more passive and less initiating.

24. When INFps form opinions of others, these opinions are formed under the influence of their attitude towards the group to which the person belongs. To INFps, it is incomprehensible how it is possible to belong to two opposing groups at the same time:, i.e., "you're either with us, or with them and against us."

25. INFps are more vulnerable to logical manipulation than ENTjs. However ENTjs in contrast, are often more vulnerable to emotional or ethical manipulations than INFps.

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

27. INFps are more often focused on their thoughts and feelings where as ENTjs are more often focused on their surroundings.

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

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

30. ENTjs often prefer to work with others in a team where as INFps often prefer working alone.

31. When something is perceived by INFps as being incorrect, they are more likely (than ENTjs) 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.

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

33. ENTjs tend to internally combine emotional exchanges with other activities rather than separating them out like INFps. E.g., ENTjs 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.

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

35. INFps are relatively more flexible and tolerant than ENTjs.

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

37. INFps, more than ENTjs, frequently perceives and defines themselves and other people through group associations. INFps focus on collectivism over individualism.

38. With regards to energy levels, ENTjs tend to have higher energy levels than INFps.

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

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

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

42. INFps place greater value on their resources than ENTjs. For INFps, resources like their money, time, sleep, etc., fall into their "inner personal space," and the INFps will be more likely to deprioritize an interest if it starts to drain these resources too much.

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

44. ENTjs place greater value on their interests than INFps. For example, ENTjs will maintain high levels of energy and focus on an interest they value, even deprioritizing their other resources to maintain the interest. For example, ENTjs may spend a large amount of energy on an interest they value, often to the detriment of their time, sleep, relationships, money, etc.

45. ENTjs tend to have a more authoritarian, hierarchical leadership style than INFps.

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

47. INFps are often better at solving and minimizing interpersonal problems, where as ENTjs often struggle understanding them.

48. INFps are often able to form quicker opinions of others they have just met than ENTjs. This is based on the ability of INFps to draw conclusions about the person based on the groups the person belongs to; ENTjs are more reluctant to make these inferences.

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