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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Yes, me too. I suspect that is maybe the difference between Fe and Ne? Fe is by definition about human interactions and establishing roles and that sort of thing.


    Well my understanding (which is still somewhat shaky) is that as either an ENFP or as an INFP you'd use Ne and Fi a lot. I think everybody uses all the functions, but it's more about which you prefer to use/give you energy versus which require a lot of effort for you.

    Maybe this is a totally weird (or even incorrect) analogy for Fi and Ne, but I sort of think of it like there is this safe place, deep inside of me, like a nest or a den, and then there is this world of ideas all around... am I constantly scanning through this world of ideas, collecting interesting or shiny or profound ones and then when I am overloaded, bringing them back to the nest to be nurtured (Ne dominant, Fi auxiliary)? Or am I in the nest to begin with, nurturing and cultivating the ideas that I have and then going out from time to time to gather more (Fi dominant, Ne auxiliary)?

    Probably depending on where I am in life I have been both. But I'd say my personal balance leans more toward the gathering and less toward the nurturing, maybe like 60%/40% or something?
    love it! definitely out flyin around more than i am in my nest haha!
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    it's the difference between introversion and extraversion basically. extraverts are out there more and introverts are loners.
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    ENFP's are said to be a little more social, a little more "competent" as in they prefer to use Ne and Te more than INFP's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunalove View Post
    I hear ya! Do you feel drained after being in a situation when you are considered outgoing? If so, what is it that drains you? Thanks!
    Hmm that first question got me thinking a little bit because I think that in those specific situations where I was outgoing I actually felt not so drained (and maybe even energized and like I never wanted it to end). These types of situations are only once in a while though.

    USUALLY I'm quite relieved when leaving a social situation/event. (and I rarely look forward to them).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunalove View Post
    To all the INFP's and ENFP's out there, what do you think the difference is between these two types and what makes you think you're an INFP/ENFP? Can an INFP come across as being extroverted, can an ENFP seem to be introverted? What are the differences regarding introversion and extroversion in these types? Please be as specific as you can...and examples are definitely welcome!!

    Thanks! luna~
    Im not infp or enfp, but yes sometimes enps can look introverted and infps extroverted. For example my infp friend has started to be more extraverted lately, but its not like he would get energy from extraverting like enfp would, its like he has this energy that he needs to waste by extraverting. My enfp mom doesent mind much if she doesent meet people outside work everyday, but she has to have something do do at home. But at work she talks to people as much as she can(but cant do that all the time). Shes almost 50, so maybe thats why she is able to control how much she extroverts, but she never was like really extroverted.

    Difference between these two types is how they extrovert(they both are near 50% i/e nowadays i think), for example enfp mom can go talk to strangers without problem and likes to do that, but my infp friend would never do that, but he likes to extrovert in kind of safe environment like with friends. Also when talking to them infp friend has this kind of distance all the time, its like hes inside his own head and enfp is outside her head and try to get near yours as possible.

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    I wonder some times if I'm actually an ENFP, but then I'm not nearly as charming as most of the ENFP's I have come across in my sphere, and people quite simply exhaust me. However I have an inate restlessness and I like change (often for the sake of change.) I did find it curious, one of the description for ENFP's included prone to neck and shoulder problems, due to muscle tension. Why should I find this curious? I have a great deal of problems with my neck and shoulders due to that same problem. Whilist not diagnostic, it did give me food for thought. I identify much closer with the INFP profile, plus I require a very considerable amount of down time. Also I think people find me dead awkard to talk to, if they don't know me well, and I struggle with conversation even at the best of times.
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    I'm usually uncomfortable being put on the spot, or when put under any kind of scrutiny. ENFPs seem to enjoy those situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRandom88 View Post
    Hmm that first question got me thinking a little bit because I think that in those specific situations where I was outgoing I actually felt not so drained (and maybe even energized and like I never wanted it to end). These types of situations are only once in a while though.

    I can relate! It's rare that I feel energized at social gathering...and my mom used to literally drag me kicking and screaming to parties as a kid! Sometimes I had fun and didn't want to go home, but that was a rarity!

    USUALLY I'm quite relieved when leaving a social situation/event. (and I rarely look forward to them).
    Exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    Im not infp or enfp, but yes sometimes enps can look introverted and infps extroverted. For example my infp friend has started to be more extraverted lately, but its not like he would get energy from extraverting like enfp would, its like he has this energy that he needs to waste by extraverting. My enfp mom doesent mind much if she doesent meet people outside work everyday, but she has to have something do do at home. But at work she talks to people as much as she can(but cant do that all the time). Shes almost 50, so maybe thats why she is able to control how much she extroverts, but she never was like really extroverted.

    Difference between these two types is how they extrovert(they both are near 50% i/e nowadays i think), for example enfp mom can go talk to strangers without problem and likes to do that, but my infp friend would never do that, but he likes to extrovert in kind of safe environment like with friends. Also when talking to them infp friend has this kind of distance all the time, its like hes inside his own head and enfp is outside her head and try to get near yours as possible.
    I don't mind talking to strangers in some cases. I definitely try to connect with my husband or a close friend's thoughts/feelings...I need a lot of approval. So socially I seem introverted, but if I'm close with someone, extroverted? Quite confusing....thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireyPheonix View Post
    I wonder some times if I'm actually an ENFP, but then I'm not nearly as charming as most of the ENFP's I have come across in my sphere, and people quite simply exhaust me. However I have an inate restlessness and I like change (often for the sake of change.) I did find it curious, one of the description for ENFP's included prone to neck and shoulder problems, due to muscle tension. Why should I find this curious? I have a great deal of problems with my neck and shoulders due to that same problem. Whilist not diagnostic, it did give me food for thought. I identify much closer with the INFP profile, plus I require a very considerable amount of down time. Also I think people find me dead awkard to talk to, if they don't know me well, and I struggle with conversation even at the best of times.
    People exhaust me too! But I feel responsible to spend time with others (my upbringing), though it is often draining for me. My husband has neck probs too and he's a complete introvert...not so sure about that? When you say down time, do you mean time to recharge, time alone, or that you need time to get things done? I need all three! I can be very awkward in conversation and I prefer one-on-one interaction. Lot's to consider! Thanks

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