Differences between LII (INTj) and ILI (INTp)

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

2. INTps are relatively more flexible and tolerant than INTjs.

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

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

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

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

7. 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 INTjs, 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.).

8. INTps 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. INTps 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.

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

10. When it comes to completing a task, INTps are more likely than INTjs 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.

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

12. INTjs tend to have stiffer more angular movements. INTps tend to have more relaxed fluid movements.

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

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

16. INTps are not as inclined to compare and verify concepts as INTjs. 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 INTjs, 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 describing their reasoning for their actions, INTjs (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.

18. INTps tend to have a more democratic leadership style than INTjs.

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

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

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

22. When developing a plan of action or process, INTps 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.

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

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

25. INTjs are more likely (than INTps) 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.

26. INTjs 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.

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

28. INTjs tend to have a more authoritarian, hierarchical leadership style than INTps.

29. INTps 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.

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

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

32. 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. INTjs, 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.

33. 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, INTjs tend to prefer more of a question and answer style format.

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

35. INTjs are relatively more rigid and stubborn than INTps.

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

37. INTjs tend to put more effort than INTps into finishing any new project they start.

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

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

40. When working on a project, INTjs experience more discomfort (than INTps) 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 INTps because they are outside of the process.

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

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