Differences between LII (INTj) and ILE (ENTp)

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

2. With regards to energy levels, ENTps tend to have higher energy levels than INTjs.

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

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

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

6. ENTps are more likely than INTjs 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.

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

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

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

10. ENTps often prefer to work with others in a team where as INTjs often prefer working alone.

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

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

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

14. INTjs often have a smaller, closer network of friends where as ENTps often have a wider network of friends.

15. ENTps tend to have a more democratic leadership style than INTjs.

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

17. When solving a problem, ENTps are more inclined (than INTjs) 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.

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

19. ENTps tend to be more active and initiating with others where as INTjs tend to be more passive and less initiating.

20. ENTps are relatively more flexible and tolerant than INTjs.

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

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

23. INTjs 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.

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

25. When planning to complete something, INTjs 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.

26. INTjs are more often focused on their thoughts and feelings where as ENTps are more often focused on their surroundings.

27. INTjs tend to have stiffer more angular movements. ENTps tend to have more relaxed fluid movements.

28. INTjs tend to put more effort than ENTps into finishing any new project they start.

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

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

31. INTjs tend to have a more authoritarian, hierarchical leadership style than ENTps.

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