ENFP vs ESFP: the difference?

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    INTJ - The Scientists

    ENFP vs ESFP: the difference?

    I'm having some trouble telling the difference between ENFPs and ESFPs. Does anyone have some helpful comparisons?



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    INFJ - The Protectors

    This has to do with getting to know S vs N, which can be hard. I find that Sensor types have a slightly higher pitch in their voice compared to Intuitive, which seem more mellow or introverted (and thus seemingly more reserved about using their senses). Other than that, you can try finding a comparison between an INTJ vs ISTJ, or ENTP vs ESTP, or another N vs S pair. Hope that helps.
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    From the differences I notice between my ESFP friend and I (ENFP), when ESFPs tell a story, it's more factual and will tell it like it is, ENFPs tend to have more imagination and kind of exaggerate.

    Or is that just us? xD
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    Unknown Personality

    Higher pitch in voice....well, that's interesting.

    Anyways, the difference are Se-Fi-Te-Ni for ESFP and Ne-Fi-Te-Si for ENFP. Aside from the big difference in the dominant Ne and Se, I would think for an Ni dominant like yourself (INTJ), it would bde easy to distinguish ESFP as their inferior function is Ni (as in, harder to communicate via Ni)?

    Stereotypically speaking, ENFP's Ne dominance makes us much more likely to be abstract/head in the clouds, making random connections everywhere while ESFPs are more dependent on senses and taking things in as it is.
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    we can be quite similar. i find it really easy and familiar to mirror an ESFP, but ESFPs are more stable and straight forward, and ENFPs have more scope for questioning everything as we go along.

    also when we do something, we'll do it for the meaning behind it, whereas ESFPs will do things because they have the urge to. an ENFP would question that urge and see it as a small part of the big picture.

    kinda a basic view.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by Arioche View Post
    Anyways, the difference are Se-Fi-Te-Ni for ESFP and Ne-Fi-Te-Si for ENFP. Aside from the big difference in the dominant Ne and Se, I would think for an Ni dominant like yourself (INTJ), it would bde easy to distinguish ESFP as their inferior function is Ni (as in, harder to communicate via Ni)?

    Stereotypically speaking, ENFP's Ne dominance makes us much more likely to be abstract/head in the clouds, making random connections everywhere while ESFPs are more dependent on senses and taking things in as it is.
    Well, seeing as I've never known much about the cognitive functions, I just now looked them up and learned a lot. (I read the description of Si, which is all about past experiences, and thought about how I hate dwelling on the past. Whenever I do get in the habit of thinking about times gone long ago, I get disconcerted and a bit annoyed. Then I saw that Si is an INTJ's least developed function. Also, I can totally relate to Te.)

    Thanks for all of your posts, they ought to help me distinguish between the two types better. Do any of you think that one of the types is generally happier and more hyper than the other?

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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    why do you ask? are you trying to type someone?
    i think ENFPs are more up and down than ESFPs. we have totally different personalities sometimes depending on our mood and who we're around. a lot of ENFPs are diagnosed with ADD, so i guess we're more hyper and happy- we laugh at EVERYTHING!!!
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    if you listen closely to the way enfps talk we are constantly describing things with metaphors...we also interpret things people say...i believe we do try to actually hear what they say...but it's difficult because you hear the meaning behind it at the same time....so if someone reacts or responds to something you didn't say...or describes how she feels using metaphors then she's likely enfp. :)
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    Unknown Personality

    I don't know, but I'm an ENFP, and I just met an ESFP, and OMG they are so much fun!!!!! Haha we've hung out three times, and I've already gotten him to take the personality test ;o) They are adventurous, fun, and talkative. His stories always leave me geeking out in laughter... and then that feeling ENFPs get when they want to bounce around like their feet have wings? Yea, that comes along too. We have a lot in common so I'll post back when I see some Sness

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Once you recognize what Ne looks like it becomes easier. People with strong Ne will seem to be full of alot of ideas and often seem like random ideas. I don't think an ESFP would act like this.
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