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    Default Not me this time : INTJ or INFJ

    what are some of the differences between these two ?
    not just cognitive function - but the palpable difference

    differences that are less overt
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    Attitude to conflict immediately comes to mind.

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    Expression of personal opinions or opinions in general, imho.

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    Drives.

    To put it simply,
    INTJ => task orientated
    INFJ => people orientated

    Both construct mental models in analyzing the situation. However INTJs are typically more concern with efficiency and INFJ with harmony (balance).

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    People vs. task orientation is generally how it goes, but it can be confusing because they often go hand-in-hand, especially in work environments. In group work, an INTJ might have to figure out how to get along with everyone else in order to achieve maximum efficiency.

    Maybe there's the attitude, then: In group work, does developing relationships seem natural, or like it exists only for the purpose of efficiency?

    I would also imagine that INFJs would care more about what other people thought of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uytuun View Post
    Attitude to conflict immediately comes to mind.
    I think that this is probably the most expressed difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightning View Post
    Drives.

    To put it simply,
    INTJ => task orientated
    INFJ => people orientated

    Both construct mental models in analyzing the situation. However INTJs are typically more concern with efficiency and INFJ with harmony (balance).
    Precisely correct.

    This, of course, shouldn't presume that an INxJ couldn't envision their complement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlemissgiggles View Post
    People vs. task orientation is generally how it goes, but it can be confusing because they often go hand-in-hand, especially in work environments. In group work, an INTJ might have to figure out how to get along with everyone else in order to achieve maximum efficiency.

    Maybe there's the attitude, then: In group work, does developing relationships seem natural, or like it exists only for the purpose of efficiency?

    I would also imagine that INFJs would care more about what other people thought of them.
    If it's being done for "efficiency", then the focus is still tasks.

    Technically, the INFJ is also task-oriented, because the Interaction Style (INJ) is role-directive, which corresponds to task focus. The temperament however, is shaped by F, which gives it a bit of people-focus. For the temperaments, the corresponding mirror of people vs task focus is called "Motive vs Structure". So NF focuses on the motives of people so they can work with them, and thus is another kind of people focus. Sructure focus is more about organizations, systems or plans, and thus parallels task focus.
    NTJ is both directive and structure focused, and thus the most task-oriented, while NFJ is sort of inbetween.
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    The most obvious difference:
    INFJ's usually come off as a lot more timid/weaker/self-conscious than INTJ's. INTJ's function more like robots than humans while INFJ's actually seem to be humans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harlow_Jem View Post
    The most obvious difference:
    INFJ's usually come off as a lot more timid/weaker/self-conscious than INTJ's.
    Yes, they are very insecure and weak.

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