Differences between LSI (ISTj) and SLE (ESTp)

1. When planning to complete something, ESTps 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, ISTjs 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.

2. ESTps pay more particular attention to aspects of a situation or plan that are insufficient or lacking. This can be interpreted by others as ESTps having a negative assessment of various situations and events (.e.g, "the glass is half empty). On the other hand, ISTjs 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").

3. ISTjs often have a smaller, closer network of friends where as ESTps often have a wider network of friends.

4. ISTjs are relatively more rigid and stubborn than ESTps.

5. ISTjs tend to have stiffer more angular movements. ESTps tend to have more relaxed fluid movements.

6. ESTps tend to be more active and initiating with others where as ISTjs tend to be more passive and less initiating.

7. ESTps are relatively more flexible and tolerant than ISTjs.

8. ISTjs' energy levels tend to improve when they're alone whereas ESTps' energy levels increase when they're interacting with larger groups.

9. ESTps are comfortable making changes and adjustments to their decisions quite frequently. ISTjs, on the other hand, prefer to not make changes to their decisions.

10. ESTps' psychic energy more often flows outwards, whereas with ISTjs, their psychic energy more often flows inward.

11. ESTps are more likely than ISTjs 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. ESTps 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.

12. When developing a plan of action or process, ISTjs 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, ESTps tend to place themselves "outside of the process"; they dissociate from it. For them the process or situation is something external from themselves.

13. ISTjs tend to put more effort than ESTps into finishing any new project they start.

14. ISTjs are more likely (than ESTps) 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.

15. ISTjs are generally better at concentrating on specific tasks for longer periods of time than ESTps.

16. With regards to energy levels, ESTps tend to have higher energy levels than ISTjs.

17. ESTps often prefer to work with others in a team where as ISTjs often prefer working alone.

18. ESTps tend to have a more democratic leadership style than ISTjs.

19. ESTps tend to judge their available options by how likely the option will help them reach their goal. If a choice no longer helps ESTps reach their goals, it will be dismissed and discontinued. On the other hand, ISTjs prefer to continue pursuing their current option, opting to adjust their ultimate goal in order to fit the current choice.

20. ESTps tend to start more tasks and other projects than ISTjs, but the ESTps are less likely to complete all of them.

21. ISTjs are more often focused on their thoughts and feelings where as ESTps are more often focused on their surroundings.

22. When assessing an option or available choice, ISTjs tend to focus more on how the choice could benefit them (what it would potentially yield) than ESTps would. On the other hand, ESTps would be more cognizant of the potential risks and potential losses that may accompany the decision that ISTjs may unconsciously minimize.

23. ISTjs tend to plan ahead, making decisions early. On the other hand, ESTps tend to prefer a wait and see, more spontaneous approach.

24. ISTjs tend to have a more authoritarian, hierarchical leadership style than ESTps.

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

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

27. ESTps have a relatively higher stress tolerance than ISTjs. ISTjs often struggle with continually changing situations more than ESTps do.

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

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

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

31. ESTps are often more cognizant of their outwards appearance and are thus better at presenting themselves than ISTjs.

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