Differences between ILE (ENTp) and IEE (ENFp)

1. ENFps are often better at solving and minimizing interpersonal problems, where as ENTps often struggle understanding them.

2. ENFps are more likely (than ENTps) 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.

3. When meeting someone knew, ENTps are not as likely as ENFps to perceive "getting to know somebody" as a special kind of activity. ENTps know very well whey they are getting acquainted (i.e., what the purpose of the relationship is, be it business, personal, travel, etc.). ENTps, in contrast with ENFps, do not divide the process of getting acquainted into consecutive stages; rather ENTps 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 ENTps 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 ENTps and their relationship with the other person.

4. When ENFps form opinions of others, these opinions are formed under the influence of their attitude towards the group to which the person belongs. To ENFps, 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."

5. When something is perceived by ENFps as being incorrect, they are more likely (than ENTps) 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.

6. 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, ENTps tend to prefer more of a question and answer style format.

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

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

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

10. When assessing an option or available choice, ENTps 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 ENTps may unconsciously minimize.

11. ENTps are more likely to make decisions based on logical reasons than ENFps, who are more likely to make decisions based on their own feelings.

12. ENFps, more than ENTps, frequently perceives and defines themselves and other people through group associations. ENFps focus on collectivism over individualism.

13. When developing a plan of action or process, ENTps 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.

14. When working on a project, ENFps experience more discomfort (than ENTps) 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 ENTps because they are outside of the process.

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

16. ENFps tend to prefer using persuasion as a means of convincing others to do something, where as ENTps prefer to use argumentation as a means of convincing others.

17. ENFps are not as inclined to compare and verify concepts as ENTps. 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 ENTps, 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.

18. The "comparison and verification of concepts" is a more common phenomenon among ENTps than ENFps. This comparison not only concerns ENTps methods, but also their understanding, terminology, etc. ENTps 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," ENTps understand personal differences behind terminology (this applies even to well established terms) and they attempt to compare and verify them.

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

20. ENFps are more likely (than ENTps) 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 ENTps. ENFps tend to be more linear in their relationship progression than ENTps, and ENFps assign importance to the formalities of recognizing the start and end to each of these stages.

21. ENTps are often more interested in studying systems, structures, and functionality than ENFps.

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

23. When something is perceived by ENTps 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, ENTps attempt to understand the person's reason for their decision/action.

24. ENTps are more likely than ENFps to perceive and distinguish themselves primarily through personal qualities. ENTps focus on individualism more than ENFps.

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

26. ENFps are more vulnerable to logical manipulation than ENTps. However ENTps in contrast, are often more vulnerable to emotional or ethical manipulations than ENFps.

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

28. 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, ENTps 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").

29. ENTps 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. ENTps 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.

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