Differences between SEE (ESFp) and IEE (ENFp)

1. ESFps are more naturally comfortable with physical confrontations than ENFps.

2. ENFps are often more interested in the idea or theory of something, whereas ESFps are more interested in the actual practice or implementation of it.

3. ENFps tend to be more idealistic with their heads-in-the-cloud. ESFps, on the other hand, are more realistic and down-to-earth.

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

5. When contemplating a task, it takes ENFps longer time to mobilize than ESFps; i.e., ENFps 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.

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

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

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

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

10. ESFps attitude towards a specific person (more so than ENFps) is based on their personal characteristics (authority, intellect, personal achievements, etc.) ESFps recognize superiority of certain individuals drawing from their personal qualities

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

12. ESFps are more likely than ENFps to perceive and distinguish themselves primarily through personal qualities. ESFps focus on individualism more than ENFps.

13. When planning to complete something, ESFps 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, ENFps 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.

14. ENFps are often able to form quicker opinions of others they have just met than ESFps. This is based on the ability of ENFps to draw conclusions about the person based on the groups the person belongs to; ESFps are more reluctant to make these inferences.

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

16. ESFps are more likely than ENFps to tackle a task in its entirety, rather than breaking it up into smaller separate stages.

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

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

19. ENFps are more focused on ideas and concepts than ESFps. On the other hand, ESFps are more focused (than ENFps) on their surroundings.

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

21. When conversing, ENFps 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, ESFps tend to prefer more of a question and answer style format.

22. ESFps are better at noticing details than ENFps. ENFps on the other hand, are better at seeing the big picture than ESFps.

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

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

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

26. When ENFps form opinions of others, these opinions are formed under the influence of their attitude towards the group to which the person belongs. To ENFps, it is incomprehensible how it is possible to belong to two opposing groups at the same time:, i.e., "you're either with us, or with them and against us."

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

28. ENFps, more than ESFps, frequently perceives and defines themselves and other people through group associations. ENFps focus on collectivism over individualism.

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

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

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