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Differences between ILE (ENTp) and LIE (ENTj)

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

2. When describing why they undertook a project, ENTjs 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.

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

4. ENTjs 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.

5. 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, ENTps 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.

6. When meeting someone knew, ENTps are not as likely as ENTjs 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 ENTjs, 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.

7. ENTjs tend to have stiffer more angular movements. ENTps tend to have more relaxed fluid movements.

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

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

10. ENTps tend to have a more democratic leadership style than ENTjs.

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

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

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

14. ENTjs tend to put more effort than ENTps into finishing any new project they start.

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

16. ENTjs are relatively more rigid and stubborn than ENTps.

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

18. ENTps 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.

19. 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, ENTjs tend to place themselves "outside of the process"; they dissociate from it. For them the process or situation is something external from themselves.

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

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

22. When discussing work, ENTjs 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.

23. ENTjs are not as inclined to compare and verify concepts as ENTps. 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 ENTps, 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.

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

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

26. ENTps are more likely than ENTjs 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.

27. 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, ENTps prefer to continue pursuing their current option, opting to adjust their ultimate goal in order to fit the current choice.

28. ENTps are comfortable making changes and adjustments to their decisions quite frequently. ENTjs, on the other hand, prefer to not make changes to their decisions.

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

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

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

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

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

34. ENTps are relatively more flexible and tolerant than ENTjs.

35. ENTjs tend to have a more authoritarian, hierarchical leadership style than ENTps.

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

37. ENTps are rmore relaxed in their natural state than ENTjs. 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.

38. When contemplating a task, it takes ENTps longer time to mobilize than ENTjs; 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.

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