Differences between ILE (ENTp) and ILI (INTp)

1. When contemplating a task, it takes ENTps longer time to mobilize than INTps; i.e., ENTps 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.

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

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

4. When describing the stages of an event, INTps are more likely to focus on how stage A leads to stage B, how stage B leads to stage C, etc. ENTps, 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 INTps do.

5. INTps pay more particular attention to aspects of a situation or plan that are insufficient or lacking. This can be interpreted by others as INTps 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").

6. INTps' energy levels tend to improve when they're alone whereas ENTps' energy levels increase when they're interacting with larger groups.

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

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

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

10. INTps are more likely than ENTps to tackle a task in its entirety, rather than breaking it up into smaller separate stages.

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

12. ENTps' psychic energy more often flows outwards, whereas with INTps, their psychic energy more often flows inward.

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

14. INTps are generally better at concentrating on specific tasks for longer periods of time than ENTps.

15. When conversing, INTps 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.

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

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

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

19. With regards to energy levels, ENTps tend to have higher energy levels than INTps.

20. The "comparison and verification of concepts" is a more common phenomenon among ENTps than INTps. 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 INTps 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.

21. INTps often have a smaller, closer network of friends where as ENTps often have a wider network of friends.

22. When meeting someone knew, ENTps are not as likely as INTps 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 INTps, 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.

23. INTps tend to internally combine emotional exchanges with other activities rather than separating them out like ENTps. E.g., INTps 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.

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

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

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

27. ENTps often prefer to work with others in a team where as INTps often prefer working alone.

28. ENTps' energy levels tend to decrease when they're alone whereas INTps' energy levels will decrease when they're interacting with larger groups of people.

29. When describing reality, ENTps are more likely to talk about the properties and structure of reality. INTps are more likely to describe reality as movements, interactions, and changes.

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

31. ENTps tend to be more active and initiating with others where as INTps tend to be more passive and less initiating.

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

33. INTps are more often focused on their thoughts and feelings where as ENTps are more often focused on their surroundings.

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

35. ENTps are often more cognizant of their outwards appearance and are thus better at presenting themselves than INTps.

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

37. 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 INTps would. On the other hand, INTps would be more cognizant of the potential risks and potential losses that may accompany the decision that ENTps may unconsciously minimize.

38. ENTps 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, INTps tend to perceive events in a continuous sequence; i.e., they see events evolving fluidly rather that one state to the next.

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