User Tag List

123 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 81

  1. #1
    Striving for balance Little Linguist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    xNFP
    Posts
    6,885

    Default What exactly differentiates ESFP from ENFP?

    In the Katy Perry thread, there was a lot of talk about Se v. Ne, and how that manifests in EXFP (sort of). So I was wondering: how exactly do they differ?
    If you are interested in language, words, linguistics, or foreign languages, check out my blog and read, post, and/or share.

  2. #2
    Senior Member King sns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    MBTI
    enfp
    Enneagram
    6w7 sp/sx
    Socionics
    IEE
    Posts
    6,747

    Default

    There's a thread about it somewhere, I'll dig it up if I get the chance later.
    06/13 10:51:03 five sounds: you!!!
    06/13 10:51:08 shortnsweet: no you!!
    06/13 10:51:12 shortnsweet: go do your things and my things too!
    06/13 10:51:23 five sounds: oh hell naw
    06/13 10:51:55 shortnsweet: !!!!
    06/13 10:51:57 shortnsweet: (cries)
    06/13 10:52:19 RiftsWRX: You two are like furbies stuck in a shoe box

    My Nohari
    My Johari
    by sns.

  3. #3
    Senior Member INTP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    MBTI
    intp
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx
    Posts
    7,823

    Default

    ESFP sees what is in the external world alot, and sees where did things come from and where are they going(forming abstract big picture and possibilities that are inside) in internal world(how much depends how much Ni is developed).

    ENFP sees where did things in external world come from and where are they going(forming more concrete big picture view about external things and seeing more possibilities) alot, and sees what is in the inside(depends how much Si is developed).

    also ENFP has Fi supporting Ne(possibilities, big picture view of external world, seeing patterns etc) and ESFP has Fi supporting Se(factual things that can be perceived through senses and detailed view of external world)
    "Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
    — C.G. Jung

    Read

  4. #4
    royal member Rasofy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/sx
    Posts
    5,931

    Default

    ENFPs interrupt me and finish my explanations themselves, while ESFPs just nod and pretend they understood. Just offering a perspective.
    -----------------

    A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
    A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
    A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '


    -----------------

  5. #5
    A window to the soul
    Guest

    Default

    ENFP

    -Focuses on the future possibilities.
    -Big picture oriented.
    -Seeks to experiment.
    -Puts an interpretation on the facts (or reads between the lines).



    ESFP

    -Focuses on the here and now.
    -Detail oriented.
    -Seeks to experience the world 'as is'.
    -Prefers facts without putting an interpretation on them.

  6. #6
    null Jonny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    MBTI
    FREE
    Posts
    2,486

    Default

    I have found that many ENFPs using lying and hyperbole to look important, smarter, better, etc (men and women). The ESFPs I know use lying and hyperbole to tell stories and make people laugh, but don't give a shit if others think them stupid (men).
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  7. #7
    A window to the soul
    Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    I have found that many ENFPs using lying and hyperbole to look important, smarter, better, etc (men and women). The ESFPs I know use lying and hyperbole to tell stories and make people laugh, but don't give a shit if others think them stupid (men).
    Lovely. Do you have a positive example you would like to share with us on this fine Sunday?

  8. #8
    ⒺⓉⒷ Eric B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    548 sp/sx
    Socionics
    INTj
    Posts
    3,441

    Default

    Looking at it from a temperament angle, they both have ths same Interaction Style, and hence, appear very similar on a surface social level. (Hence, why a question of what the difference was would arise in the first place. I even wondered this, the first time I began looking at type profiles, and was not yet familiar with the S/N concept, but could only see they were both very "Sanguine").

    The difference in temperament will be cooperative/pragmatic. The ESFP is pragmatic, and quicker to do what works, while the ENFP will be more about what's "right".
    The ESFP is more of a pure Sanguine, while the ENFP is a SanPhleg or SanSup (which will be a bit less "action"-oriented).
    APS Profile: Inclusion: e/w=1/6 (Supine) |Control: e/w=7/3 (Choleric) |Affection: e/w=1/9 (Supine)
    Ti 54.3 | Ne 47.3 | Si 37.8 | Fe 17.7 | Te 22.5 | Ni 13.4 | Se 18.9 | Fi 27.9

    Temperament (APS) from scratch -- MBTI Type from scratch
    Type Ideas

  9. #9
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    May 2009
    MBTI
    ISFP
    Enneagram
    6w7 sx
    Socionics
    SEE Fi
    Posts
    25,301

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    I have found that many ENFPs using lying and hyperbole to look important, smarter, better, etc (men and women). The ESFPs I know use lying and hyperbole to tell stories and make people laugh, but don't give a shit if others think them stupid (men).
    My ESFP mother uses lying and hyperbole to tell stories, and so do I.

    My mother also gets very angry and hurt if people treat her like she is stupid, and she is even more assuredly ESFP than I might be, as she is strongly inclined toward tangibles and dismisses a lot of theory unless it pertains to her life experience.

    I don't think your method is effective.

  10. #10
    null Jonny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    MBTI
    FREE
    Posts
    2,486

    Default

    It isn't a method, simply an observation; I most assuredly wouldn't use it to determine whether someone was ENFP or ESFP.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Similar Threads

  1. [ENFP] ESFP and ENFP Relationships
    By PeaceRobin in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-15-2015, 10:24 PM
  2. [ENFP] What's wrong with the ENFP?
    By Waffle in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 65
    Last Post: 02-17-2014, 12:43 AM
  3. What is truth (split from post poll)
    By SolitaryWalker in forum Philosophy and Spirituality
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 01-27-2013, 09:47 AM
  4. [ENFP] Help please from enfp's!
    By Wonkavision in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-30-2009, 01:59 PM
  5. [ESFP] What are an ESFPs views on sex?
    By KarenParker in forum The SP Arthouse (ESFP, ISFP, ESTP, ISTP)
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-05-2009, 10:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO