ENFP and ENTP
section Distinguishing ENFP and ENTP is to help you verify your type if you're still unsure after doing the test and reading the type descriptions.
Although ENFPs and ENTPs have only one preference difference, they are very different personalities. According to David Keirsey’s Temperament Theory, the ENFP belongs to the Idealist (NFs) type personality while the ENTP belongs to the Rational (NTs) type personality.
As such there are several distinguishing characteristics of both personalities that will easily help you clarify your type.
are more passionate in their language compared to the ENTPs
Both ENFPs and ENTPs appear very comfortable in
social settings. However, ENFPs tend to appear more passionate, especially when
they’re describing something they believe in deeply. They tend to be
emotionally charged, enthusiastic and full of passion when they talk about it.
ENTPs can appear enthusiastic a good idea or a
new project, but they will still be emotionally detached from the idea.
Although they still discuss it with a certain level of enthusiasm, they seem to
be more measured with showing their emotions about it.
are often found fighting for causes while ENTPs often enjoy objective debate
ENFPs are often found fighting for human or
animal rights of some kind. Because they strongly believe in certain values,
they do not hesitate to make a stand for it and fight for it if the situation
so requires. The ENFPs are often leaders of causes as a result of their natural
ENTPs have little or no such interest. They can
look at the same issue that the ENFP is passionate about and have an objective
debate about it. Even if they do take a side, they often will discuss the pros
and cons of each side as objectively as possible.
are more interested in developing people than ENTPs who are more interested in
Both ENFPs and ENTPs are attracted to big
ideas, but ENFPs are interested in ideas that develop and empower people or
make the world a better place according to their values. These ideas could
involve initiatives that get people involved in saving the environment or an
ENTPs are interested in improving systems. They
can look at a societal or organizational circumstances, spotting flaws and
suggesting possible improvements to the current systems. Often, they are vocal
about these observations too, telling those around them about these flaws and
what could be done.
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These differences should be sufficient for distinguishing ENFP and ENTP. While there are other more subtle differences, the above-mentioned points are the most observable differences in behavior.
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